“ There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday. ”

- John Clayton

“ 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

“ Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. ”

- James Patterson

“ Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants. ”

- P. J. O'Rourke

“ I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm! ”

- Rodney Atkins

“ An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ”

- Irv Kupcinet

“ Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ”

- Jim Davis

“ Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ”

- William Arthur Ward

“ I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant. ”

- Queen Latifah

“ I love Halloween, trick or treating and decorating the house. And I love Thanksgiving, because of the football and the fall weather. And of course, I love Christmas - that's my favorite of all! ”

- Joe Nichols

“ The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. ”

- Bob Schieffer

“ Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. ”

- Richard Roeper

“ Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season. ”

- Evan Davis

“ I was 23 when I learned how to cook I grew up around the same time. It was precisely then that Thanksgiving started to mean something more. Growing up, Christmas was always about me, and eventually you, when I finally started to enjoy the giving part. But Thanksgiving is always about us. ”

- Rosecrans Baldwin

“ My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch. ”

- Katharine McPhee

“ Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don't ever really get stressed out about the food. ”

- Sandra Lee

“ It's funny, I was talking to somebody who writes for a cop show, and he was saying how they aren't allowed to acknowledge Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, just because it has to be able to play forever. ”

- Hannah Simone

“ Christmas is a huge thing in my family. We usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. We spend Christmas Eve with one set of grandparents, and Christmas Day with the other grandparents and our family. ”

- Samantha Isler

“ Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday. ”

- John Clayton

“ I have a good house for hosting, so we had the barbecues, and some of the guys over for Thanksgiving, even Christmas. ”

- Logan Mankins