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Giving Presents Sayings By Judith Martin: Presents are symbolic. When you give them in your personal life, they should show that Presents are symbolic. When you give them in your personal life, they should show that you are paying attention to the person to whom you're giving them. — Judith Martin
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Giving Presents Sayings By Evanna Lynch: It's true that the mind is where all ideas are born, but the body is It's true that the mind is where all ideas are born, but the body is the tool that translates and expresses those ideas to the wider world. It is nothing but a vehicle for our greater creative purpose but if we don't give it fuel and keep it in good working order it instead becomes another obstacle to transcend, a physical one, as well as the many million fictitious mental ones that society presents. — Evanna Lynch
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Giving Presents Sayings By George Seaton: Guys who dress up like Santa Claus, see, and give presents away do it because Guys who dress up like Santa Claus, see, and give presents away do it because when they was young they must have did something bad and they feel guilty about it. So now they do something they think is good to make up for it, see? — George Seaton
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Giving Presents Sayings By Samuel L. Jackson: The Romans had, like other Pagan nations, a nature festival, called by them Saturnalia, and The Romans had, like other Pagan nations, a nature festival, called by them Saturnalia, and the Northern peoples had Yule; both celebrated the turn of the year from the death of winter to the life of spring - the winter solstice. As this was an auspicious change the festival was a very joyous one ... The giving of presents and the burning of candles characterized it. Among the Northern people the lighting of a huge log in the houses of the great and with appropriate ceremonies was a feature. — Samuel L. Jackson
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Giving Presents Sayings By Henry Dreyfuss: The cost of a model is more than compensated for by future savings. It not The cost of a model is more than compensated for by future savings. It not only presents an accurate picture of the product for the executives, but it also gives the tool-makers and production men an opportunity to criticize and to present manufacturing problems. — Henry Dreyfuss
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Giving Presents Sayings By Thomas Merton: Now there is a spiritual selfishness which even poisons the good act of giving to Now there is a spiritual selfishness which even poisons the good act of giving to another. Spiritual goods are greater than the material, and it is possible for me to love selfishly in the very act of depriving myself of material things for the benefit of another. If my gift is intended to bind him to me, to put him under an obligation, to exercise a kind of hidden moral tyranny over his soul, then in loving him I am really loving myself. And this is a greater and more insidious selfishness, since it traffics not in flesh and blood but in other persons' souls. Natural asceticism presents — Thomas Merton
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Giving Presents Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: A book is sacred gift. A book is sacred gift. — Lailah Gifty Akita
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Giving Presents Sayings By James E. Faust: We all enjoy giving and receiving presents. But there is a difference between presents and We all enjoy giving and receiving presents. But there is a difference between presents and gifts. The true gifts may be part of ourselves-givin g of the riches of the heart and mind-and therefore more enduring and of far greater worth than presents bought at the store. — James E. Faust
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Giving Presents Sayings By Publilius Syrus: Fortune makes many loans, but gives no presents. Fortune makes many loans, but gives no presents. — Publilius Syrus
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Giving Presents Sayings By Jerome K. Jerome: Really, seeing the amount we give in charity, the wonder is there are any poor Really, seeing the amount we give in charity, the wonder is there are any poor left. It is a comfort that there are. What should we do without them? Our fur-clad little girls! our jolly, red-faced squires! we should never know how good they were, but for the poor? Without the poor how could we be virtuous? We should have to go about giving to each other. And friends expect such expensive presents, while a shilling here and there among the poor brings to us all the sensations of a good Samaritan. Providence has been very thoughtful in providing us with poor. — Jerome K. Jerome
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Giving Presents Sayings By Lionel Shriver: Giving anyone anything takes courage, since so many presents backfire. A gift conspicuously at odds Giving anyone anything takes courage, since so many presents backfire. A gift conspicuously at odds with your tastes serves only to betray that the benefactor has no earthly clue who you are. — Lionel Shriver
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Giving Presents Sayings By Frank Zappa: The whole music business in the United States is based on numbers, based on unit The whole music business in the United States is based on numbers, based on unit sales and not on quality. It's not based on beauty, it's based on hype and it's based on cocaine. It's based on giving presents of large packages of dollars to play records on the air. — Frank Zappa
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Giving Presents Sayings By P.H. Ditchfield: The custom of giving presents on New Year's Day is as old as the time The custom of giving presents on New Year's Day is as old as the time of the Romans, who attached superstitious importance to it, and thought the gifts brought them a lucky year. — P.H. Ditchfield
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Giving Presents Sayings By Jonathan Franzen: You can all supply your own favorite, most nauseating examples of the commodification of love. You can all supply your own favorite, most nauseating examples of the commodification of love. Mine include the wedding industry, TV ads that feature cute young children or the giving of automobiles as Christmas presents, and the particularly grotesque equation of diamond jewelry with everlasting devotion. The message, in each case, is that if you love somebody you should buy stuff. A related phenomenon is the ongoing transformation, courtesy of Facebook, of the verb 'to like' from a state of mind to an action that you perform with your computer mouse: from a feeling to an assertion of consumer choice. And liking, in general, is commercial culture's substitution for loving. — Jonathan Franzen
Giving Presents Sayings By Jane Austen: You are very kind in planning presents for me to make, and my mother has You are very kind in planning presents for me to make, and my mother has shown me exactly the same attention; but as I do not choose to have generosity dictated to me, I shall not resolve on giving my cabinet to Anna till the first thought of it has been my own. — Jane Austen
Giving Presents Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Anyway, it's like with bikes,' said the first speaker authoritatively. 'I thought I was going Anyway, it's like with bikes,' said the first speaker authoritatively. 'I thought I was going to get this bike with seven gears and one of them razorblade saddles and purple paint and everything, and they gave me this light blue one. With a basket. A girl's bike.'
'Well. You're a girl,' said one of the others.
'That's sexism, that is. Going around giving people girly presents just because they're a girl. — Terry Pratchett
Giving Presents Sayings By Ruth Reichl: Giving people presents is such an intimate act; you're basically telling them who you think Giving people presents is such an intimate act; you're basically telling them who you think they are, — Ruth Reichl
Giving Presents Sayings By Paul Ryan: I give out Atlas Shrugged as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read I give out Atlas Shrugged as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it. — Paul Ryan
Giving Presents Sayings By Rachel Cohn: I lost myself immediately in one of the books, only emerging when the phone rang."Dashiell?" I lost myself immediately in one of the books, only emerging when the phone rang.
"Dashiell?" my father intoned. As if someone else with my voice might be answering the phone at my mother's apartment.
"Yes, Father?"
"Leeza and I would like to wish you a merry Christmas."
"Thank you, Father. And to you, as well."
[awkward pause]
[even more awkward pause]
"I hope your mother isn't giving you any trouble."
Oh, Father, I love it when you play this game.
"She told me if I clean all the ashes out of the grate, then I'll be able to help my sisters get ready for the ball."
"It's Christmas, Dashiell. Can't you give that attitude a rest?"
"Merry Christmas, Dad. And thanks for the presents."
"What presents?"
"I'm sorry - those were all from Mom, weren't they?"
"Dashiell ... "
"I gotta go. The gingerbread men are on — Rachel Cohn
Giving Presents Sayings By Fred Rogers: And those handmade presents that children often bring home from school: They have so much And those handmade presents that children often bring home from school: They have so much value! The value is that the child put whatever he or she could into making them. The way we parents respond to the giving of such gifts is very important. To the child the gift is really self, and they want so much for their selves to be acceptable, to be loved. — Fred Rogers
Giving Presents Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: Whatever is preached to us, and whatever we learn, we should still remember that it Whatever is preached to us, and whatever we learn, we should still remember that it is man that gives, and man that receives; it is a mortal hand that presents it to us, it is a mortal hand that accepts it. — Michel De Montaigne
Giving Presents Sayings By Jonathan LaPoma: ...this world presents us with so many false prophets that it's difficult for those of ...this world presents us with so many false prophets that it's difficult for those of us with the most faith and love to refrain from just giving it all away to the first or flashiest bidder — Jonathan LaPoma
Giving Presents Sayings By Joseph De Maistre: Every time that a man who is not an absolute fool presents you with aquestion Every time that a man who is not an absolute fool presents you with a
question he considers very problematic after giving it careful thought,
distrust those quick answers that come to the mind of someone who has
considered it only briefly or not at all. These answers are usually
simplistic views lacking in consistency, which explain nothing, or which do
not bear examination. — Joseph De Maistre
Giving Presents Sayings By Solange Nicole: Nowadays films and television are what I like to call "Microwave Media". I like mine Nowadays films and television are what I like to call "Microwave Media". I like mine in the oven, giving the production time to simmer; get the juices flowing, and cooked to perfection. And that takes time. Slow, precious, tempered time. A script is a film's recipe. It's just a piece of paper to the novice cook, but even a recipe needs time to be perfected before it's given to the masses. — Solange Nicole
Giving Presents Sayings By John Selden: All things are God's already; we can give him no right, by consecrating any, that All things are God's already; we can give him no right, by consecrating any, that he had not before, only we set it apart to his service - just as a gardener brings his master a basket of apricots, and presents them; his lord thanks him, and perhaps gives him something for his pains, and yet the apricots were as much his lord's before as now. — John Selden
Giving Presents Sayings By Eckhart Tolle: Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. — Eckhart Tolle
Giving Presents Sayings By Lyn Nofziger: The concerted effort to minimize Christmas has resulted in it being our national Happy Holiday The concerted effort to minimize Christmas has resulted in it being our national Happy Holiday holiday. The Christmas season is now the holiday season. Christmas parties are now holiday parties. Christmas is a time for giving and receiving presents and in many homes, nothing more. Who is this fellow, Jesus Christ, anyway? — Lyn Nofziger
Giving Presents Sayings By Matthew Quick: Why are you giving this to me?""well, for a lot of reasons. most of which Why are you giving this to me?""well, for a lot of reasons. most of which i can't really explain properly. that's why people give presents, right? because they don't know how to express themselves in words, so you give gifts to symbolically explain your feelings. — Matthew Quick
Giving Presents Sayings By John Bradshaw: I try to get people thinking, to consider their pasts and presents, ultimately encouraging them I try to get people thinking, to consider their pasts and presents, ultimately encouraging them and giving them the tools to embrace the work of reshaping their lives. — John Bradshaw
Giving Presents Sayings By Ayn Rand: The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: "Merry Christmas" - not "Weep and Repent." And the good will is expressed in a material, earthly form - by giving presents to one's friends, or by sending them cards in token of remembrance. — Ayn Rand
Giving Presents Sayings By J.K. Rowling: Professor Dumbledore. Can I ask you something?""Obviously, you've just done so," Dumbledore smiled. "You may Professor Dumbledore. Can I ask you something?"
"Obviously, you've just done so," Dumbledore smiled. "You may ask me one more thing, however."
"What do you see when you look in the mirror?"
"I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks." Harry stared.
"One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books."
It was only when he was back in bed that it struck Harry that Dumbledore might not have been quite truthful. But then, he thought, as he shoved Scabbers off his pillow, it had been quite a personal question. — J.K. Rowling
Giving Presents Sayings By Philip Sidney: Many delight more in giving of presents than in paying their debts. Many delight more in giving of presents than in paying their debts. — Philip Sidney
Giving Presents Sayings By Gordon B. Hinckley: As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving. — Gordon B. Hinckley
Giving Presents Sayings By William Bolitho: You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action. — William Bolitho
Giving Presents Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: I propitiated the knife-wielding deities with presents of books. The gifts to them and the I propitiated the knife-wielding deities with presents of books. The gifts to them and the head of nursing were also meant to acknowledge that although people get paid to do their jobs, you cannot pay someone to do their job passionately and wholeheartedly. Those qualities are not for sale; they are themselves gifts that can only be given freely, and are in many, many fields. — Rebecca Solnit
Giving Presents Sayings By Ronald Hutton: It is also absolutely correct that some British folk customs have descended directly from pagan It is also absolutely correct that some British folk customs have descended directly from pagan rituals, such ... the giving of presents and decoration of homes with greenery at midwinter. — Ronald Hutton
Giving Presents Sayings By Penelope Lively: Giving presents is one of the most possessive things we do, did you realize that? Giving presents is one of the most possessive things we do, did you realize that? It's the way we keep a hold on other people. Plant ourselves in their lives. — Penelope Lively
Giving Presents Sayings By Mignon McLaughlin: No matter how many Christmas presents you give your child, there's always that terrible moment No matter how many Christmas presents you give your child, there's always that terrible moment when he's opened the very last one. That's when he expects you to say, 'Oh yes, I almost forgot,' and take him out and show him the pony. — Mignon McLaughlin
Giving Presents Sayings By Simon Le Bon: These days I think people give up too easily. Everyone says it's about compromise, which These days I think people give up too easily. Everyone says it's about compromise, which it is. Love, compromise, promises, presents help. But ultimately it's about not giving up. People are led to believe that if it's not perfect then just ditch it and change it, these days. That's a mistake. — Simon Le Bon
Giving Presents Sayings By Helen Fielding: Ugh. Would that Christmas could just be, without presents. It is just so stupid, everyone Ugh. Would that Christmas could just be, without presents. It is just so stupid, everyone exhausting themselves, miserably haemorrhaging money on pointless items nobody wants: no longer tokens of love but angst-ridden solutions to problems. [...] What is the point of entire nation rushing round for six weeks in a bad mood preparing for utterly pointless Taste-of-Others exam which entire nation then fails and gets stuck with hideous unwanted merchandise as fallout? If gifts and cards were completely eradicated, then Christmas as pagan-style twinkly festival to distract from lengthy winter gloom would be lovely. But if government, religious bodies, parents, tradition, etc. insist on Christmas Gift Tax to ruin everything why not make it that everyone must go out and spend £500 on themselves then distribute the items among their relatives and friends to wrap up and give to them instead of this psychic-failure torment? — Helen Fielding
Giving Presents Sayings By Sherrilyn Kenyon: Oh no, that's for you. Presents make people happy. The Simi wants you to be Oh no, that's for you. Presents make people happy. The Simi wants you to be happy. (Simi) Thank you, Simi. (Gallagher) No need to thank me. See, that's what families do. They take care of each other. (Simi) I no longer have a family. I had to give them up. (Gallagher) Of course you have a family. Everyone has family. I'm your family. Akri your family. Even that smelly old goddess is your family. She's that creepy old aunt who comes around but nobody likes her so they make fun of her when she's gone. (Simi) — Sherrilyn Kenyon
Giving Presents Sayings By Christina Channelle: Because obviously the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist. If only life were that greatinstead of burnt Because obviously the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist. If only life were that great
instead of burnt flesh and turning into ash we had money-giving fairies, bunnies laying pink eggs, and fat men coming down my chimney bearing presents ... — Christina Channelle
Giving Presents Sayings By Carey Mulligan: When I went to the Oscars - the only time I've ever been to the When I went to the Oscars - the only time I've ever been to the Oscars - a few years ago, I wore this Prada dress covered in cooking utensils. I got drunk at the end of the night and started ripping them off and giving them as presents to people, so that was fun. I'm pretty sure that was the point of it, that's how Miuccia meant for it to go I'm sure. — Carey Mulligan
Giving Presents Sayings By Avicenna: The theory of medicine, therefore, presents what is useful in thought, but does not indicate The theory of medicine, therefore, presents what is useful in thought, but does not indicate how it is to be applied in practice-the mode of operation of these principles. The theory, when mastered, gives us a certain kind of knowledge. Thus we say, for example, there are three forms of fevers and nine constitutions. The practice of medicine is not the work which the physician carries out, but is that branch of medical knowledge which, when acquired, enables one to form an opinion upon which to base the proper plan of treatment. — Avicenna
Giving Presents Sayings By Philip Sidney: Some are unwisely liberal, and more delight to give presents than to pay debts. Some are unwisely liberal, and more delight to give presents than to pay debts. — Philip Sidney
Giving Presents Sayings By Chris Hughes: I really want to move away from the old model in which you have to I really want to move away from the old model in which you have to rely on people giving $10 after a humanitarian crisis to a newer model where people give money but also their time and their skills, whatever they have, to the causes that are personally meaningful to them well before the crisis moment presents itself. — Chris Hughes
Giving Presents Sayings By Jack Kerouac: Smith, you don't realize it's a privilege to practice giving presents to others.' The way Smith, you don't realize it's a privilege to practice giving presents to others.' The way he did it was charming; there was nothing glittery and Christmasy about it, but almost sad, and sometimes his gifts were old beat-up things but they had the charm of usefulness and sadness of his giving. — Jack Kerouac
Giving Presents Sayings By Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. — Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Giving Presents Sayings By O. Henry: The magi, as you know, were wise menwonderfully wise menwho brought gifts to the Babe The magi, as you know, were wise men
wonderfully wise men
who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi. — O. Henry