Most of the food served on the first Thanksgiving has now become the staple for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey took center-stage as the chosen fowl, and pumpkin pie earned its share of limelight. In this way, Thanksgiving feast became a symbol of American culture.
- Richard Belzer
What am I grateful for? Aside from my own great life, you mean? I'm just grateful that my wife, and daughter, and dogs are all healthy.
- W. J. Cameron
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
- Robin Williams
[when asked about what he was most thankful about]: Being alive. After heart surgery, you dig that part. Breath, family and friends are just amazing. Just to have a second shot is pretty great!
- John Taylor
And though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks.
- Konrad von Gesner
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.
- Amanda Bradley
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
- Wilbur D. Nesbit
Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
- Gerald Good
If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
- A. W. Tozer
Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.
- Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving
So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
- Edward Sandford Martin
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
- Ray Stannard Baker
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
- Sir John Templeton
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness; they draw people.
- Chinese Proverb
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
- W. T. Purkiser
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
- Irving Berlin
Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
- Robert Casper Lintner
Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
- Todd English
Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics. It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way.
- G. K. Chesterton
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.