„Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year“

Última actualización 2 de Noviembre de 2021. Historia
Víctor Borge Foto
Víctor Borge1
1909 - 2000

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„No Santa Claus! Thank , nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.“

—  Francis Pharcellus Church, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (1897)
Contexto: Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah,, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Revilo P. Oliver Foto

„Now I admit that the notion of a warless world is a pleasant and attractive thought. But people who believe that there can be such a thing should ask it of Santa Claus, in whom they doubtless also believe.“

—  Revilo P. Oliver American philologist 1908 - 1994

"What We Owe Our Parasites", speech (June 1968); Free Speech magazine (October and November 1995)
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„I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.“

—  Shirley Temple American actress and diplomat 1928 - 2014

Quoted in The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations by Robert Andrews

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„God can be funny
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious…“

—  Regina Spektor American singer-songwriter and pianist 1980

"Laughing With"
Far (2009)
Contexto: No one laughs at God when the cops knock on their door
And they say "We've got some bad news, sir."

No one's laughing at God when there's a famine, fire or flood But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they're 'bout to choke God can be funny
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
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„I Photo Elfed all day for a variety of Santas and it struck me that many of the parents don't allow their children to speak at all. A child sits upon Santa's lap and the parents say, 'All right now, Amber, tell Santa what you want. Tell him you want a Baby Alive and My Pretty Ballerina and that winter coat you saw in the catalog.'
The parents name the gifts they have already bought. They don't want to hear the word 'pony' or 'television set,' so they talk through the entire visit, placing words in the child's mouth. When the child hops off the lap, the parents address their children, each and every time, with, 'What do you say to Santa?'
The child says, 'Thank you, Santa.'“

—  David Sedaris, libro Barrel Fever

It is sad because you would like to believe that everyone is unique and then they disappoint you every time by being exactly the same, asking for the same things, reciting the exact same lines as though they have been handed a script.
All of us take pride and pleasure in the fact that we are unique, but I'm afraid that when all is said and done the police are right: it all comes down to the fingerprints.
Essay, "Santaland diaries" - p.233-234, 235
Barrel Fever (1994)

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„[I did] Some [reading to prep for Expelled]. I read one book cover to cover, From Darwin to Hitler, and that was a very interesting book--one of these rare books I wish had been even longer. It's about how Darwin's theory--supposedly concocted by this mild-mannered saintly man, with a flowing white beard like Santa Claus--led to the murder of millions of innocent people.“

—  Ben Stein actor, writer, commentator, lawyer, teacher, humorist 1944

Interviews: Ben Stein is Expelled! Christianity Today Movies, Christianity Today Movies: Interview with Ben Stein, 15 April 2008, 2008-04-18 http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/interviews/benstein.html,

Tim Burton Foto

„Unwisely, Santa offered a teddy bear to James, unaware
he had been mauled by a grizzly earlier this year.“

—  Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958

Fuente: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

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„He has no idea how beautiful the ordinary becomes once it disappears.“

—  David Levithan American author and editor 1972

Fuente: Two Boys Kissing

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„The one who visits the grave of Imām Husayn (a) knowing his right (of Imāmat), then it is as if he has done the Ziyārat of God on the ‘Arsh“

—  Ja'far al-Sadiq Muslim religious person 702 - 765

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Ja‘far ibn Muhammad ibn Qulawayh, Kāmil al-Ziyarat, ch.71, p. 192
Religous Wisdom

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„Ah, the outdoors,' Shallan said. 'I visited that mythical place once.“

—  Brandon Sanderson, libro El camino de los reyes

Fuente: The Way of Kings

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„Calvin: It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
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—  Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958

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Fuente: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Wilfred Thesiger Foto

„Regretfully, however, I realize that the maps I made helped others, with more material aims, to visit and corrupt a people whose spirit once lit the desert like a flame.“

—  Wilfred Thesiger, libro Arabian Sands

Fuente: Arabian Sands (1959), p. 68.
Contexto: Yet I wondered fancifully if he had seen more clearly than they did, had sensed the threat which my presence implied – the approaching disintegration of his society and the destruction of his beliefs. Here especially it seemed that the evil that comes with sudden change would far outweigh the good.  While I was with the Arabs I wished only to live as they lived and, now that I have left them, I would gladly think that nothing in their lives was altered by my coming.  Regretfully, however, I realize that the maps I made helped others, with more material aims, to visit and corrupt a people whose spirit once lit the desert like a flame.

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