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Billy Wilder :
Don: Why are they closed? They're all closed, every one of them. Pawnbroker: Sure they are. It's Yom Kippur. Don: It's what? Pawnbroker: It's Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday. Don: It is? So what about Kelly's and Gallagher's? Pawnbroker: They're closed, too. We've got an agreement. They keep closed on Yom Kippur and we don't open on St. Patrick's.
[Billy Wilder (b. 1906), Austrian-born-U.S., and Charles Brackett (1892-1969), U.S. screenwriter. Don (Ray Milland), Pawnbroker (Milton Wallace), The Lost Weekend, talking about pawnshops as Don is trying to hock his typewriter for money for liquor (1945).]
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William Butler Yeats :
Come let us mock at the good That fancied goodness might be gay, And sick of solitude Might proclaim a holiday: Wind shrieked and where are they?
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen."]
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Maxine Kumin :
With a broad shoehorn I am unstuffing a big bird in this dream Msomebody else's holiday feast— and repacking the crop of my own, knowing it will burst with such onion, oyster, savory bread crust.
[Maxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet. "In the Uneasy Sleep of the Translator," lines 1-6 (1975).]
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John Milton :
When the merry bells ring round, And the jocund rebecks sound To many a youth and many a maid, Dancing in the chequered shade; And young and old come forth to play On a sunshine holiday,
[John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. L'Allegro (l. 93-98). . . The Complete Poetry of John Milton. John T. Shawcross, ed. (1963, rev. ed. 1971) Doubleday.]
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Oscar Wilde :
To drift with every passion till my soul Is a stringed lute on which all winds can play, Is it for this that I have given away Mine ancient wisdom, and austere control? Methinks my life is a twice-written scroll Scrawled over on some boyish holiday
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish author. Hélas! (L. 1-6). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Abrams, general ed. (5th ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Why should I keep holiday When other men have none? Why but because, when these are gay, I sit and mourn alone.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Poems (1847).]
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Anne Sexton :
you will jump out of the pitch of this house. It will be a holiday, a parade, a fiesta! Then you'll fly.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "A Little Uncomplicated Hymn."]
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Christopher Smart :
Now's the time for mirth and play, Saturday's an holiday; Praise to heaven unceasing yield, I've found a lark's nest in the field.
[Christopher Smart (1722-1771), British poet. Hymns for the Amusement of Children. . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.]
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William Shakespeare :
Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humor, and like enough to consent.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind, in As You Like It, act 4, sc. 1, l. 68-9. Pretending to be able to cure Orlando of his love-sickness.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
Shall, then, the maple yield sugar, and not man? Shall the farmer be thus active, and surely have so much sugar to show for it, before this very March is gone,—while I read the newspaper? While he works in his sugar-camp let me work in mine,—for sweetness is in me, and to sugar it shall come,—it shall not all go to leaves and wood. Am I not a sugar maple man, then? Boil down the sweet sap which the spring causes to flow within you. Stop not at syrup,—go on to sugar, though you present the world with but a single crystal,—a crystal not made from trees in your yard, but from the new life that stirs in your pores. Cheerfully skim your kettle, and watch it set and crystallize, making it a holiday of it if you will. Heaven will be propitious to you as to him.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 13, 1856, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 278, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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