November 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #22


Thirteen Thanksgiving Quotes

01. "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." ~~Erma Bombeck

02. "We're having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we're having a swan. You get more stuffing." ~~George Carlin

03. "Coexistence... what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving." ~~Mike Connolly

04. "My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow." ~~Rita Rudner

05. "I love Thanksgiving turkey... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts." ~~Arnold Schwarzenegger

06. "An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day." ~~Irv Kupcinet

07. "Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. ~~Johnny Carson

08. "What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?" ~~Erma Bombeck

09. "O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!" ~~William Shakespeare

10. "If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is 'thank you', that would suffice." ~~Meister Eckhart

11. "Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude." ~~E.P. Powell

12. "Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. ~~Konrad von Gesner

13. May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!


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  1. this is a great list. i especially like the erma bombeck quote........she was my hero!

    happy tt!

  2. hahahaha!!!!!!!! what a great list. i have disagree with arnold, even turkey breasts are pumped with hormones!
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  3. Here's my Thanksgiving quote and you may use it anytime you want:

    "Thanksgiving is all about the plum pudding!" - Janet


  4. Jaydee...she is one of my favorites! very true.

    Janet...ohhhh a new one to add to my list!

  5. We think Thanksgiving is a great holiday - no gifts to buy, football all day long, and a guilt free day to eat all the yummiest foods in the world while being thankful that someone else is preparing it! One of these days someone is going to make us host Thanksgiving and we'll be moving the holiday to the bottom of our list I am sure! Don't worry - until then we do lots of dishes for our hosts while digesting pumpkin pie. Our T13 provides some beverage ideas...

  6. Beverage ideas always come in handy!!!

  7. Interesting list. We don't celebrate thanksgiving over here in Sweden, but it's always great to get to know other countries traditions :-)

  8. The Johnny Carson quote is a bit cynical -- but true! It also applies to Christmas.


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