Holiday Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old holiday quotes, holiday sayings, and holiday proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The success of a holiday depends on what you find for yourself on the spot, not what you bring with you.     

Ellis Peters

Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you're giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.     

Caroline Kennedy

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

If you have a work instead of a job, every day is holiday.     

Paulo Coelho

A holiday cocktail party is where some stranger will learn more about you in an hour than your spouse has learned in a lifetime.     

Robert Breault

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up…     

Abraham Polonsky

Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make money. You can't always make memories.     


Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.     

Hamilton Wright Mabie

A vacation should be just long enough that your boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.     

Jacob Braude

Holidays - any holiday - are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.     

Lidia Bastianich

To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.     

Phillip Adams

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.     

J. B. Priestley

A holiday isn't a holiday, without plenty of freedom and fun.     

Louisa May Alcott

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

Sam Ewing

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

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.     

George Bernard Shaw

Holidays bring out the best in family dysfunction.     


There's something about a holiday that isn't all about how much money you spend.     

Hilarie Burton

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.     

Bridger Winegar

Enjoy your time off from telling everyone on earth how much you need time off.     


The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.     

Terri Marshall

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

Jan Phillips

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

Earl Wilson

The best part about holiday parties is the alcohol. You have a couple of drinks and you tell your coworkers and your superiors what you really think about them. And then the fun begins.     

David Letterman

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

Elbert Hubbard

Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm.     

Pamela Ribon

It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time.     

David Brenne

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

Robert Orben

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.     

Morris Fishbein