The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.
Author: Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
Profession: French Philosopher, Priest
A woman spent all Christmas Day in a telephone box without ringing anyone. If someone comes to phone, she leaves the box, then resumes her place afterwards. No one calls her either, but from a window in the street, someone watched her all day, no doubt since they had nothing better to do. The Christmas syndrome.
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer
Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.
Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)
Profession: British Author
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
Author: Garrison Keillor (1942)
Profession: American Humorous Writer, Radio Performer
Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
Author: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Profession: British Author of Prose, Verse
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
Author: Robert Lynd (1892-1970)
Profession: American Sociology Author
Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!
Author: Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978)
Profession: American Poet, Author
This is the month, and this the happy morn, wherein the Son of heaven's eternal King, of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born, our great redemption from above did bring.
Author: John Milton (1608-1674)
Profession: British Poet
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)
Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author
God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms.
Author: Paul Scherer
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.
Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Profession: British Novelist, Poet
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Author: Roy L. Smith
Profession: American Clergyman
Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.
Author: George W. Truett
So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall.
Author: Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)
Profession: Welsh Poet
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
Author: Katharine Whitehorn (1926)
Profession: British Journalist