“I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced. The tiny globe would continue to turn, serenely ignoring its subdivisions, presenting a unified façade that would cry out for unified understanding, for homogeneous treatment. The earth must become as it appears: blue and white, not capitalist or Communist; blue and white, not rich or poor; blue and white, not envious or envied.”
– Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Astronaut
I’m not a religious person myself, but I still appreciate the opportunity that Christmas presents (badumpcha!). I appreciate the fundamental messages of kindness and of love for one another that crop up again and again in the ads, on the tv and in the films.
So to celebrate the season of giving, here are my top 3 favourite Christmas quotes to get you feeling warm and gooey inside!
“You know I- I’m a symbol. I’m a symbol of the human ability to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the major part of our lives.”
~ Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
“It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night when we all act a little nicer. We smile a little easier. We share a little more. For a couple of hours we are the people we always hoped we would be. It’s really a miracle because it happens every Christmas Eve. And if you waste that miracle, you’re gonna burn for it. I know. You have to do something. You have to take a chance and get involved…
You won’t say, “Christmas is once a year and it’s a fraud.” It’s not! It can happen every day! You’ve just got to want that feeling! You’ll want it every day! It can happen to you! I believe in it now. I believe it’s gunna happen to me, now. I’m ready for it! And it’s great. It’s a good feeling. It’s better than I’ve felt in a long time. I’m ready.
Have a Merry Christmas, everybody.”
~Frank Cross, Scrooged (1988)
And of course, a good, simple…
Merry Christmas, folks! 😀
“It’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.”
“Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.
The race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself.”
*However, I must add although it is good to push yourself, don’t do anything that scares you too much! I ended up in a semi-hysterical fit of tears, having just got back to flat land from a mountain peak (I’m scared of heights) with VERY sharp drops down the side! :S