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Abraham Polonsky Quotes and Sayings

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A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up,
that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing
left to celebrate but the dead.
- Abraham Polonsky

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.
- Abraham Polonsky

A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember
what he shouldn't have said.
- Abraham Polonsky

Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?
- Abraham Polonsky

 

Money has no moral opinions.
- Abraham Polonsky

You must never throw away things that are worth good money.
- Abraham Polonsky

Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so
our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession.
But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal.
D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
- Abraham Polonsky

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I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly,
my final answer.
My final answer is finally no.
The answer is no!
Absolutely and finally no!
Finally and positively no!
No!
No!
No!
N - O!
- Abraham Polonsky

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season,
a deeply religious time that each of us observes,
in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
- Dave Barry

I have had a holiday, and I'd like to take it up professionally.
- Kylie Minogue

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they
go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
- Brian Clough

When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song,
but I always hear her and her truth.
- Tom Wopat

I've just finished my next collection,
Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection
of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs

I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns.
- Walter F. Mondale

I do not read SF as much as I used to.
It's too much like a busman's holiday.
- Jack L. Chalker

I have been keeping myself fit.
I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean
so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.
- David Ginola

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged
holiday or as a rejection,
a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving.
Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- John Clayton

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk.
This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve,
when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.
I'll tell you what, never again.
- Tim Vine

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday.
I hate islands.
I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining,
and there's nothing fancy about it.
- Julie Delpy

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not
so much to be resting yourself,
as to see all the other fellows busy working.
- Kenneth Grahame

My favorite holiday spot has to be New York,
on the St.
Lawrence River.
Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me.
Very, very spacious.
It's nice.
- Tom Felton

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was
the voice to be heard at that time.
- Ruth Brown

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday.
It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

I know the history of the record business so well because
I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios.
It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett

I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode
for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we
just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
- Charisma Carpenter

My father was in the civil service.
I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain,
and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of
the holiday if we had behaved.
- Honor Blackman

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like
nothing better than to take any references to religion
out of the holiday season.
- Ernest Istook

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

We're going to do something that's really unprecedented
in the industry by launching the console in all three
major markets for the same holiday.
It's never been done before.
- J Allard

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing
one or two shows a week at most.
It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester

Every man who possibly can should force himself to
a holiday of a full month in a year,
whether he feels like taking it or not.
- William James

I love to sing old Motown songs to myself,
or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday.
That gets me in the mood for singing.
- Siobhan Fahey

Billie Holiday I never met, but I love her music.
- Nichelle Nichols

I have been determined for the past couple of years
to move away from all those Holiday programmes.
- Jill Dando

I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just
got offered the part of R2 by chance.
- Kenny Baker

This is such a special summer holiday for me.
I haven't known myself so relaxed in years.
- Kylie Minogue

The second trial was a fair trial.
I do not call it a second trial.
I call it a fair trial, as opposed to the first trial,
which was an unfair trial, a Roman holiday.
- Sam Sheppard

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday,
think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories
are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
- Chris Brown

When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired,
and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.
- Diane Cilento

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky,
Fifties music.
The slow stuff.
And Billie Holiday.
- Nastassja Kinski

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely,
the frayed, and the rejected.
- Jimmy Cannon

I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own.
- Billie Holiday

One of the wonderful things about this glorious holiday
trip I'm on is that I'm in public with people.
It hasn't been inclined...
I don't know - something to do with the death of my wife.
It's inclined to make me isolated.
- Jeremy Brett

No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be
that way in music or it isn't music.
- Billie Holiday

But to make a holiday record that involves favorite
American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth,
it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine
a couple of things that I love.
- Amy Grant

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
- Billie Holiday

I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember,
years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working -
when I first moved to Nashville -
in a bar in a Holiday Inn.
- Jimmy Buffett

If I'm going to sing like someone else,
then I don't need to sing at all.
- Billie Holiday

The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful.
I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative,
helpful spirit.
She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion.
That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

I knew there was something I had to do yesterday.
I couldn't remember what it is.
I can't figure it out.
I know it's a holiday.
I know I don't have a meeting.
It's very confusing.
- Jennifer Beals

Wal-Mart doesn't really care about your faith.
Wal-Mart cares if you have money to spend,
and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting
the holiday season for every buck it can make.
- Richard Roeper

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

With all of the holiday cheer in the air,
it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods.
Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat -
all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure,
diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer.
- Lee Haney

I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing.
She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers.
But my intent is to become my own voice,
to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.
- Madeleine Peyroux

I hate straight singing.
I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it.
That's all I know.
- Billie Holiday


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