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"Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life." - Janine Di Giovanni

"Without Easter, Good Friday would have no meaning. Without Easter, there would be no hope that suffering and abandonment might be tolerable. But with Easter, a way out becomes visible for human sorrows, an absolute future: more than a hope, a divine expectation." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"Easter time reminds us that we have every right to believe that this hope is based on time-tested truths and a solid foundation." - Sarah Palin

"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake." - Basil Hume

"So with Easter. It was fun, as a child, to bound down the stairs to find seasonal sweet-treats under each plate, but again, with the passing of time, and the shadow of death over our broken family circle, I've seen Easter as highest necessity. If hope is to flourish, it had better be true." - Gerhard E Frost

"Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I think of the garden after the rain; And hope to my heart comes singing, At morn the cherry-blooms will be white, And the Easter bells be ringing!" - Edna Dean Proctor

"Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer; Death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right; Faith and Hope triumphant say Christ will rise on Easter Day." - Phillips Brooks

"Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present." - N T Wright

"When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there's no hope. But then, Easter comes." - Coretta Scott King

"Sherrill On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer." - Douglas Horton

"'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Owe money at Easter and Lent will seem short to thee." - James Howell

"Easter was when they nailed Him to the cross. And He never said a mumbling word." - Thomas Jefferson

"If it's easter than east and wester than west, it must be north." - Jessica Day George

"Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless." - Charles M. Crowe

"On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer." - Douglas Horton

"Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." - Pope John Paul Ii

"I use to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tom Cruise too." - Barbara Bretton

"Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service; take it into your work, and do all in the name of the Lord Jesus; take it to your heart, and let that heart rise anew on Easter wings to a higher, a gladder, a fuller life; take it to the dear grave-side and say there the two words Jesus lives! and find in them the secret of calm expectation, the hope of eternal reunion." - John Ellerton

"Easter is never deserved." - Jan Karon

"For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born." - Alice Freeman Palmer

"What happened on that day (of Easter) became, was and remained the centre around which everything else moves. For everything lasts its time, but the love of God - which was at work and was expressed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead - lasts forever. Because this event took place, there is no reason to despair, and even when we read the newspaper with all its confusing and frightening news, there is every reason to hope." - Karl Barth

"Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown." - Anonymous

"My favorite Catholic holiday is Easter. For those of you that don't know, Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus rising from the grave and coming back to Earth as a rabbit that hides colored eggs." - Adam Ferrara

"Here's the problem with Easter. The Catholic Church needs to pick a date because it keeps moving. And I think the reason they always have Easter moving to different dates is to catch us." - Denis Leary

"Easter is so disappointing. You suffer all the way through lent, and what do you get for it? A ham." - Garrison Keillor

"They have Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia, and if the kids don't find the eggs, they get booed." - Bob Uecker

"Philadelphia fans would boo funerals, an Easter egg hunt, a parade of armless war vets and the Liberty Bell." - Bo Belinsky

"Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter. That maketh the leaf and the flower come out." - Bertran de Born

"Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter That maketh the leaf and the flower come out." - Bertran de Born

"I read the Scriptures at the American Cathedral on Christmas and Easter; that's it. It's a task I love." - Olivia De Havilland

"New Rule: Someone must x-ray my stomach to see if the Peeps I ate on Easter are still in there, intact and completely undigested. And I'm not talking about this past Easter. I'm talking about the last time I celebrated Easter, in 1962." - Bill Maher

"Dear God, don't let us confine Easter to Easter." - Matt Fitzgerald

"The primary metaphor for the Easter season is the church as the resurrected people living a resurrected spirituality. Because of Easter we are in union with Christ and are called to live in our baptismal identity in his resurrection. This essential theme of Easter cannot be communicated in a day. It takes a season." - Robert E. Webber

"Easter means that Christmas worked." - Timothy Keller

"The Jews spend at Easter." - George Herbert

"The death, and the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus happened over three days. Friday was the day of suffering and pain and agony. Saturday was the day of doubt and confusion and misery. But Easter, that Sunday, was the day of hope and joy and victory. You will face these three days over and over and over in your lifetime. And when you do, you'll find yourself asking, as I did, three fundamental questions: Number one, what do I do in my days of pain? Two, how do I get through my days of doubt and confusion? Three, how do I get to the days of joy and victory? The answer is Easter." - Rick Warren

"Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas." - Jack Handey

"Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics." - Marvin Olasky

"People tend to stay at home and eat a home-cooked meal. There are three days that are really slow for restaurants - Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter." - Alan K Simpson

"Happy Easter everyone! Jesus dies, comes back from the dead - and we get chocolate eggs. It's like turn-down service from God." - Denis Leary

"You'll wake up on Easter morning, And you'll know that he was there, When you find those choc'late bunnies, That he's hiding ev'rywhere." - Gene Autry

"Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service..." - John Ellerton

"I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don't even try to tell me different." - Dolly Parton

"I know of no place where the wind can be as icy and the damp so penetrating as in Oxford round about Easter time." - Vera Brittain

"This is the Easter message, that awakening is possible, to the goodness of God, the sacredness of human life, the sisterhood and brotherhood of all." - Anne Lamott

"Easter is all about remembering the importance of change, responsibility, and doing the right thing for the good of our children." - David Cameron

"The message of Easter is that God's new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you're now invited to belong to it." - N T Wright

"'Rapa Nui' is about the conflict in the 1600s on Easter Island. It's about the clash of the royal clan and the working class." - Jason Scott Lee

"Easter celebrations are evidence of the increased benign influence of the Russian Orthodox Church and other traditional churches in our country on society." - Vladimir Putin

"Most people outside of America won't get it. It's the Easter bunny. It's another lie and I don't understand why we had to invent this character." - Todd Rundgren

"Personally, my interests are ancient history and ancient civilizations. In my own life, I'd like to go to places like Easter Island." - Nicolas Cage

"I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy." - Kevin James

"Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear" - John Milton

"Christ will rise on Easter day!" - Phillips Brooks

"For many people, the big feast of the year is Christmas, but for Christians, the truly great feast is Easter. Without Easter, without the Resurrection, we would not have the gift of salvation. Jesus had to rise from the dead or else he would have just been another failed Messiah and his birth would be a forgotten footnote of history." - Robert Barron

"God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress." - Robert South

"Bill and Hillary will spend Easter with her brothers Hugh and Tony and Roger Clinton. They have a family ritual at all holiday dinners. After they sit down, they hold hands, close their eyes, and get their stories straight." - Argus Hamilton

"Easter is not limited to the passion and death of Christ; it also includes the dismal tragedy of life unlived by the many, and all the loss of passion and truth that goes with it." - Michael Leunig

"Jesus Christ's claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made. Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That's what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about." - Luis Palau

"Up and down our lives obedient Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant, Till those garden lives shall be Fair with duties done for Thee; And our thankful spirits say, "Christ arose on Easter Day."" - Phillips Brooks

"Easter says to us that despite everything to the contrary, his will for us will prevail, love will prevail over hate, justice over injustice and oppression, peace over exploitation and bitterness." - Desmond Tutu

"There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Ring, joyous bells of Easter, Death hath not conquered Life; Victorious is our risen Lord, And finished all His strife, From Calvary's mount of darkness, Lo! starry lilies bloom; For by the cross we conquer And fearless face the tomb." - Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

"Human societies as temporally and spatially far-flung as the Mesopotamians, Mayans, and Easter Islanders likely came to ruin by expanding beyond the capacity of their environments to sustain them." - William E. Rees

"I cannot say my yes to legends that have been clearly and fancifully created. If I could not move my search beyond angelic messengers, empty tombs, and ghostlike apparitions, I could not say yes to Easter." - John Shelby Spong

"It seemed clear to me early on that one of the things a photograph could do was make a reality, and I wanted to do that. I always think of looking inside an Easter egg and seeing a perfect world." - Justine Kurland

"I just feel kind of out of place on Easter. I feel kind of useless because everybody else has kids and I don't and I'm just standing there with nothing to do." - Holly Madison

"Up and down our lives obedient Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant, Till those garden lives shall be Fair with duties done for Thee; And our thankful spirits say, Christ arose on Easter Day." - Phillips Brooks

"Up and down our lives obedient Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant, Till those garden lives shall be Fair with duties done for Thee; And our thankful spirits say, "Christ arose on Easter Day."" - Phillips Brooks

"What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I was raised - and still consider myself to be - Catholic, though I'm non-practicing and haven't fulfilled my Easter duty since sometime during the Nixon years. I'm assailed by all kinds of stimulating doubts, but I do believe in God." - Thomas Mallon

"It is at Easter that Jesus is most human, and like all humans, he fails and is failed. His is not an all-powerful God, it is an all-vulnerable God." - Michael Leunig

"Hope and faith. You have to have hope and faith," - Gabrielle Giffords

"A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn." - Hugh Mackay

"There are times when I feel that he has withdrawn from me, and I have often given him cause, but Easter is always the answer to My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!" - Madeleine L'Engle

"The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death - that is not the great thing - but that...we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever." - Phillips Brooks

"Whenever we encounter a human being in such a way that we feel absolutely certain of the infinity of that person's worth and the eternity of his or her life, that is Easter." - Eugen Drewermann

"On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love, and I have to say that sometimes, when I've listened to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned." - Barack Obama

"On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites." - Barack Obama

"Drinking goes with everything, there's always an excuse to drink. We sell beer and liquor 24/7/365 everywhere, you can buy a 5th of vodka at 3am on Easter Sunday if you want." - Kirk Windstein

"Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg." - John Updike

"We are going to set up a branch of the St Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre here [on the Far Easter]. We are also planning to open local branches of the Hermitage Museum and the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet." - Vladimir Putin

"Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light; But oh, she dances such a way! No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine a sight." - John Suckling

"Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible, it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith." - W H Auden

"Each and all of us must summon to mind the words of Him whom we honor this Easter time: 'When a strong man, armed, keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace'." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Hundreds of barefoot Filipinos marched on the roads through the Philippines carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bled to prepare for Easter. Call me old-fashioned but I just like coloring the eggs." - Jay Leno

"A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?" - Hugh Mackay

"Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith." - W H Auden

"On Easter, the Pope asked for peace in the Middle East. There are two groups the Pope has to contend with - Jewish people and Muslims. They couldn't wait to hear his suggestions." - Conan O'Brien

"I am very proud of this work because it is more about the meaning of the Easter Rising and its relationship to what this whole century has been about, people liberating themselves, freeing themselves." - Leon Uris

"I've got great people who handle my schedule, and everything does revolve around the children. If there's a parents' night or an Easter bonnet parade or a Nativity play, whatever it might be, then I plan everything around that." - Victoria Beckham

"And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present." - John Guare

"Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there." - Michael Leunig

"Easter tells us of something children can't understand, because it addresses things they don't yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness." - Frederica Mathewesgreen

"Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas. Yet it contains the one thing needful for every human life: the good news of Resurrection." - Frederica Mathewesgreen

"Hope and fear are inseparable." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Love and hope are twins." - Maria Gowen Brooks

"Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry" - Pio of Pietrelcina

"Every day of our lives and in every season of the year (not just at Easter time), Jesus asks each of us, as he did following his triumphant entry into Jerusalem those many years ago, 'What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?' (Matt. 22:42.) We declare that he is the Son of God, and the reality of that fact should stir our souls more frequently. I pray that it will, this Easter season and always." - Howard W. Hunter

"Every day of our lives and in every season of the year (not just at Easter time), Jesus asks each of us, as he did following his triumphant entry into Jerusalem those many years ago, "What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?" (Matt. 22:42.) We declare that he is the Son of God, and the reality of that fact should stir our souls more frequently. I pray that it will, this Easter season and always." - Howard W. Hunter

"Hope in gates, hope in spoons, hope in doors, hope in tables, no hope in daintiness and determination. Hope in dates." - Gertrude Stein

"Hope provides comfort, and hope does not always require probability." - John Perry

"Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive." - James Montgomery

"I was over in Australia during Easter, which was really interesting. You know, they celebrate Easter the exact same way we do, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children that a giant bunny rabbit ... left chocolate eggs in the night. Now ... I wonder why we're f-ked up as a race. I've read the Bible. I can't find the word "bunny" or "chocolate" anywhere in the f-king book." - Bill Hicks

"Easter, so longed for, is gone in a day." - James Howell

"We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world." - Barbara Johnson

"The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate." - David Sedaris

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." - S. D Gordon

"I think Easter is most profoundly about meaning, not mechanism." - Katharine Jefferts Schori

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." - S.D. Gordon

"I'm Jewish, so I don't know much about Easter eggs." - Simon Kinberg

"Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance." - Reba Mcentire

"There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter." - Gordon B Hinckley

"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade." - Irving Berlin

"What did the last Easter Islander say as he chopped down the last tree? The Easter Islanders didnt have anthropologists." - Jared Diamond

"Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Twixt hope and fear, anxiety and anger." - Horace

"...Hope endures and overcomes misfortune and evil." - Martin Luther

"Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path...This Easter week and always, may we stand by Jesus Christ 'at all times and in all things, and in all places that (we) may be in, even until death,' for surely that is how He stood by us when it was unto death and when He had to stand entirely and utterly alone." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path...This Easter week and always, may we stand by Jesus Christ "at all times and in all things, and in all places that (we) may be in, even until death," for surely that is how He stood by us when it was unto death and when He had to stand entirely and utterly alone." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"Easter occurs on different dates each year because, like the Jewish Passover, it is based upon the vernal equinox, that dramatic moment when the hours of the day-light and the hours of darkness at last draw parallel and then the light finally and triumphantly wins out. Thus Easter is always fixed as the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. It's a cosmic, solar, and lunar event as deeply rooted in religious traditions originating from sun-god worship as one could conceivably imagine." - Tom Harpur

"Hope, and hopelessness, persist despite the facts." - Mason Cooley

"Hope and despair ignore one another's cries." - Mason Cooley

"Hope and fear cannot alter the seasons" - Chogyam Trungpa

"Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions." - Jodi Picoult

"Life and hope must cease together." - Anne Bronte

"Anticipation and Hope are born twins." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Hope is slowly extinguished and quickly revived." - Sophia Lee

"Hope and change are hard-fought things." - Michelle Obama

"Attitude produces character, and character produces hope." - Mark Burnett

"your faith and hope are in god." - Billy Graham

"Love and hope can conquer hate" - Barack Obama

"Hope withering fled, and Mercy sighed farewell!" - Lord Byron

"We live by admiration, hope and love." - William Wordsworth

"Hope elevates, and joy Brightens his crest." - John Milton

"Dreams are hopes, and echoes of hope." - Neil Gaiman

"Fear and hope are alike underneath." - Richard Ford

"My hope and treasure lies above" - Anne Bradstreet

"Our choice is between cynicism and hope." - Jim Wallis

"Hope and fear cannot alter the season." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Hope and faith are two intimate brothers; they always go together. Hope nourishes faith and faith treasures hope." - Sri Chinmoy

"Hedwig didn't return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy's letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry's and Ron's were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione's, however, was smaller than a chicken's egg. Her face fell when she saw it. "Your mum doesn't read Witch's Weekly, by any chance, does she, Ron?" she asked quietly. "Yeah," said Ron, whose mouth was full of toffee. "Gets it for the recipes." Hermione looked sadly at her tiny egg." - J K Rowling

"Christmas and Easter are attitudinal bookends for an enlightened world view. With an enlightened view of Christmas, we understand that it is within our power through God to give birth to a divine self. With an enlightened view of Easter, we understand that this self is the power of the universe before which death itself has no real power. Resurrection is the symbol of joy, it is the great 'ah-ha!' The acceptance of the resurrection is the realization of the fact that we need wait no longer to see ourselves as healed and whole." - Marianne Williamson

"The years came and went, the children came and left. The worst of getting old is not tiredness and aches and pains, but that time rushes on so quickly, that in the end it doesn't seem to exist. It's Christmas and then it's Easter. It's a clear winter's day and then a hot summer's day. In between it's a vacuum." - Marianne Fredriksson

"Let patriotism have its high days and freedom its monuments, and let the triumphs of navigators and generals be annually observed; but surely, beyond all these, a season that stands for as much to the race as Easter does may well be remembered each year with songs and flowers and with every mark of gratitude and of loftiest jubilation." - George Horace Lorimer

"There is no love without hope, no hope without love, and neither love nor hope without faith." - Saint Augustine

"Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise." - Sri Chinmoy



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