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Speaking - Holidays Quotes

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Holidays - Quotes


Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they? Find out more using the web.
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner. Is there some typical logic behind some quotes; are some quotes similar?
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quote about holidays that was not included here? Tell it to your classmates.
  • Are there some popular quotes about holidays?
  • Are some quotes contradictory? Could you divide these quotes into two opposing groups? What would these groups be like?


A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

~George Bernard Shaw


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


The proper behaviour 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


Marry an orphan: you'll never have to spend boring holidays with the in-laws.

~George Carlin


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

~Kylie Minogue


“The living are just the dead on holiday.”

~author unknown


I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.

~Henny Youngman


No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.

~Elbert Hubbard


Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays.

~John Clayton


Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands - and the rest of the year on the financial rocks.

~Sam Ewing


A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.

~Earl Wilson


“He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.”

~Sinclair Lewis


“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”

~G. K. Chesterton


A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.

~Author Unknown


A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.

~Robert Orben


Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so.  After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.

~Margaret Laurence


I do not really like vacations.  I much prefer an occasional day off when I do not feel like working.  When I am confronted with a whole week in which I have nothing to do but enjoy myself I do not know where to begin.  To me, enjoyment comes fleetingly and unheralded; I cannot determinedly enjoy myself for a whole week at a time.

~Robertson Davies


By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


College is the longest vacation you will ever take.

~ Dan Indante and Karl Marks


Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated.

~Mason Cooley


Laughter is an instant vacation.

~Milton Berle


Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today's world it has become a necessity.

~Author Unknown


A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.

~Marcelene Cox


Babies don't need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach... it pisses me off! I'll go over to a little baby and say 'What are you doing here? You haven't worked a day in your life!'

~Steven Wright


With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.

~David Lloyd George