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"Easter is never deserved." - Jan Karon

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

"Easter means that Christmas worked." - Timothy Keller

"The Jews spend at Easter." - George Herbert

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

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

"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

"The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!" - Colin S. Smith

"I like Easter. But let's remember that Christ's resurrection is not truer at Easter than at any other time of the year." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"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

"Easter is always the answer to "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!"" - Madeleine L'Engle

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

"So this chocolate princess. Her knight in shining armor is the Easter Bunny." - Rachel Cohn

"The Easter Bunny is a major reason for heroin addiction in America." - John Waters

"I use a lot of double meanings. I hide 'em like Easter eggs." - Jay-Z

"Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday." - Fulton J Sheen

"Easter is about Jesus: the Jesus who announced God's saving, sovereign kingdom..." - N T Wright

"I said, 'The nice thing about Alzheimer's is you get to hide your own Easter eggs.'" - John Mccain

"He's the only man I know of who can hide his own easter eggs." - Bobby Heenan

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

"The Jewes spend at Easter, the Moors at marriages, the Christians in sutes." - George Herbert

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

"Easter is about Jesus: the Jesus who announced God's saving, sovereign kingdom..." - N T Wright

"Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there." - Clarence W. Hall

"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

"Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter." - Benjamin Franklin

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

"The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful window of divine surprise." - Carl Knudsen

"You know what I'm doing for Easter? I'm gonna be hanging with my Peeps." - Jay Leno

"To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ." - Bernhard Langer

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

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

"Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter." - Benjamin Franklin

"We were taking collections for people with AIDS in New York around Easter." - Chita Rivera

"My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper." - Amy Sedaris

"Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter." - Josh Mcdowell

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

"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

"Kids in Washington every year have the big Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. The kids found 300 Easter eggs. They also found about 10,000 missing Hillary emails." - David Letterman

"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

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

"Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter." - Fran Lebowitz

"A toast once heard: "To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I'd found my first."" - Robert Breault

"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

"The atheists traditionally hold their conventions from Good Friday to Easter Sunday during the hours Christ spent in the grave." - Bill Murray

"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

"I got the sneaking suspicion that the vampire was a couple of Peeps short of an Easter basket." - Jim Butcher

"What do you mean, you don't believe in homosexuality? It's not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn't necessary." - Lea Delaria

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

"Easter is an earthquake, an explosion. If you see it as less than that, you're not getting it." - Robert Barron

"But oh, she dances in such a way! No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine a sight." - John Suckling

"The Cross of Christ may have overcome evil, but it did not overcome unfairness. For that, Easter is required." - Philip Yancey

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

"A toast once heard: To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I'd found my first." - Robert Brault

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

"Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals." - Charles M. Crowe

"Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter." - Fran Lebowitz

"Two Santa Clauses on the corner. How can you tell the Polish one? The one with the Easter basket." - Henny Youngman

"Let Him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"What do you mean you don't believe in homosexuality? It's not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn't necessary." - Lea Delaria

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices..." - Charles Kingsley

"Unfortunately there is nothing more inane than an Easter carol. It is a religious perversion of the activity of Spring in our blood." - Wallace Stevens

"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

"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

"O Risen Christ! O Easter Flower! How dear Thy Grace has grown! From east to west, with loving power, Make all the world Thine own." - Phillips Brooks

"A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President's "Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn." I want to deny that!" - John F Kennedy

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

"We are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"We celebrate [Easter] because now, thanks to the risen Lord, it is definitively established that reason is stronger than unreason, truth stronger than lies, love stronger than death." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I'll protect myself by making up all this crazy stuff. It'll be like a little shell. Like an Easter egg shell that's all decorated." - Edie Brickell

"O Risen Christ! O Easter Flower! How dear Thy Grace has grown! From east to west, with loving power, Make all the world Thine own." - Phillips Brooks

"Somehow we just dont make the same boisterous fun of Holy Week that we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly, jolly Easter." - Frederica Mathewes-Green

"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

"There is an Easter sense in which all things are made new in the risen Christ. A tiny gleam of this is reflected in all true art." - Evelyn Waugh

"Ex-convicts prepared the eggs for the White House's Easter Egg Roll. It's nice to see the White House reaching out to former members of Congress." - Jay Leno

"He that won't be counseled can't be helped. He that would have a short Lent, let him borrow Money to be repaid at Easter." - Benjamin Franklin

"Hollywood is the only place on earth that has more vampires, more undead, more resurrections than a month of Easter Sundays." - Roseanne Barr

"I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event." - Pinchas Lapide

"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

"In Australia...they celebrate Easter the same...by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit...left chocolate eggs in the night" - Bill Hicks

"Ex-convicts prepared the eggs for the White House's Easter Egg Roll. It's nice to see the White House reaching out to former members of Congress." - Jay Leno

"O Risen Christ! O Easter Flower! How dear Thy Grace has grown! From east to west, with loving power, Make all the world Thine own." - Phillips Brooks

"I've got a cat named Easter; he says, 'Will you ever learn? You're just an empty cage, girl, if you kill the bird." - Tori Amos

"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 come together with their families to celebrate Easter. What better way to celebrate than to spend a few hours going on the journey of Christ's life." - Roma Downey

"'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

"Somehow we just don't make the same boisterous fun of Holy Week that we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly, jolly Easter." - Frederica Mathewesgreen

"The trick is, the Easter eggs have to enhance the experience for those who know what they are, but not detract from the experience for those who don't." - Kevin Feige

"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

"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

"I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event. If the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on that Easter Sunday were a public event which had been made known...not only to the 530 Jewish witnesses but to the entire population, all Jews would have become followers of Jesus." - Pinchas Lapide

"Anyone can be sentimental about the nativity; any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you don't believe in the resurrection, you're not a believer." "If you don't believe in Easter," Owen Meany said. "Don't kid yourself-Don't call yourself a Christian." - John Irving

"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

"To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Anyone can be sentimental about the nativity; any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you do' believe in the resurrection, you're not a believer." "If you do' believe in Easter," Owen Meany said. "Do' kid yourself-Do' call yourself a Christian." - John Irving

"I have an Easter challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born." - Dan Barker

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Celestial spirit that doth roll; The heart's sepulchral stone away, Be this our resurrection day, The singing Easter of the soul - O gentle Master of the Wise, Teach us to say: "I will arise."" - Richard Le Gallienne

"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

"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

"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

"I bet any Sunday could be made as popular at church as Easter is if you made 'em fashion shows too. The audience is so busy looking at each other that the preacher just as well recite Gunga Din." - Will Rogers

"In the past, Ive visited remote places - North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island - partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldnt ordinarily explore." - Pico Iyer

"To many Americans, everything from the Easter morning to the Ascension had to be made up by the groveling enthusiasts as part of their plan to get themselves martyred." - Antonin Scalia

"Think of everything you've ever experienced that was painful; that's the meaning of Good Friday. Think of all the ways that love ultimately healed your heart; that's the meaning of Easter." - Marianne Williamson

"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

"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

"More people died as a result of the tiny abortive Easter Uprising against British rule in Ireland (1916) than died as a result of political violence in Germany during the entire National Socialist revolution." - Adolf Hitler

"There are Easter eggs in every book I've ever written. I think in the first one I called [Scientology] "Diabology," but I was scared, so I didn't tell many people what it really meant." - Kate Bornstein

"Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it. They should, because they put it all in beforehand. It's like an Easter Egg hunt." - Saul Bellow

"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

"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

"Blessed are thoseto whom Easter is not a hunt... but a find; not a greeting... but a proclamation; not an outward fashion... but inward grace; not a day... but an eternity." - Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira

"I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it." - Jane Elliott

"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 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

"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

"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



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