As Thanksgiving drags on, and dinner guests finish catching others up about the events of their lives over the past year and trying to pretend that the turkey isn’t overcooked, conversation has a tendency to dry up. Thankfully, plenty of people more eloquent than us have said some rather intelligent things about the holiday and done all of the thinking for us. Here are some of them.
“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey
“If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.” — Frank A. Clark
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” — Irv Kupcinet
“Growing up, Christmas was always about me, and eventually you, when I finally started to enjoy the giving part. But Thanksgiving is always about us.” — Rosecrans Baldwin