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Abraham Polonsky Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Abraham Polonsky Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up,
that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing
left to celebrate but the dead.
- Abraham Polonsky

You must never throw away things that are worth good money.
- Abraham Polonsky

Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?
- Abraham Polonsky

A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember
what he shouldn't have said.
- Abraham Polonsky

 

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.
- Abraham Polonsky

Money has no moral opinions.
- Abraham Polonsky

I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly,
my final answer.
My final answer is finally no.
The answer is no!
Absolutely and finally no!
Finally and positively no!
No!
No!
No!
N - O!
- Abraham Polonsky


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Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so
our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession.
But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal.
D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
- Abraham Polonsky

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For me, one of the greatest things about living in the United States
is that we have a national holiday - Thanksgiving Day -
dedicated to honoring gratitude.
Having gratitude is one of the keys to a happy life.
Let every day be a day of profound thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories
are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
- Chris Brown

I've just finished my next collection,
Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection
of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged
holiday or as a rejection,
a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I do not read SF as much as I used to.
It's too much like a busman's holiday.
- Jack L. Chalker

I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.
I'll tell you what, never again.
- Tim Vine

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday.
It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode
for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we
just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
- Charisma Carpenter

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving.
Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- John Clayton

The second trial was a fair trial.
I do not call it a second trial.
I call it a fair trial, as opposed to the first trial,
which was an unfair trial, a Roman holiday.
- Sam Sheppard

I have been keeping myself fit.
I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean
so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.
- David Ginola

When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired,
and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.
- Diane Cilento

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk.
This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve,
when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
- P. J. O'Rourke

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing
one or two shows a week at most.
It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester

I have been determined for the past couple of years
to move away from all those Holiday programmes.
- Jill Dando

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like
nothing better than to take any references to religion
out of the holiday season.
- Ernest Istook

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

Billie Holiday I never met, but I love her music.
- Nichelle Nichols

I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky,
Fifties music.
The slow stuff.
And Billie Holiday.
- Nastassja Kinski

We're going to do something that's really unprecedented
in the industry by launching the console in all three
major markets for the same holiday.
It's never been done before.
- J Allard

I know the history of the record business so well because
I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios.
It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett

My father was in the civil service.
I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain,
and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of
the holiday if we had behaved.
- Honor Blackman

I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday.
I hate islands.
I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining,
and there's nothing fancy about it.
- Julie Delpy

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was
the voice to be heard at that time.
- Ruth Brown

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is such a special summer holiday for me.
I haven't known myself so relaxed in years.
- Kylie Minogue

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

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they
go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
- Brian Clough

My favorite holiday spot has to be New York,
on the St.
Lawrence River.
Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me.
Very, very spacious.
It's nice.
- Tom Felton

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season,
a deeply religious time that each of us observes,
in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
- Dave Barry

I love to sing old Motown songs to myself,
or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday.
That gets me in the mood for singing.
- Siobhan Fahey

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just
got offered the part of R2 by chance.
- Kenny Baker

I have had a holiday, and I'd like to take it up professionally.
- Kylie Minogue

I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns.
- Walter F. Mondale

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday,
think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely,
the frayed, and the rejected.
- Jimmy Cannon

When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song,
but I always hear her and her truth.
- Tom Wopat

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been.
- Billie Holiday

They think they can make fuel from horse manure -
now,
I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon,
but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.
- Billie Holiday

Of course, the idea of a six months' holiday is enough
to make anyone laugh at anything,
but I find that besides that I was a good deal harassed and run down,
and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh.
I feel miserably selfish about it all the time.
- Richard H. Davis

The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful.
I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative,
helpful spirit.
She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion.
That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu

I was born in London in 1919.
I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday.
Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold
up my home and went back on immigration in 1947.
- George Shearing

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
- Billie Holiday

I hate straight singing.
I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it.
That's all I know.
- Billie Holiday

Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music
better or do anything better.
All dope can do for you is kill you -
and kill you the long,
slow, hard way.
- Billie Holiday

Somebody once said we never know what is enough until
we know what's more than enough.
- Billie Holiday

In our open society, we are inclined to give to the
less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving.
We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday
to spread some warmth into the life of another.
- Jeff Miller

I just feel - specifically about that holiday -
why is it just one day that you have to tell the person
that you love how much you love them? I think that is a little silly.
I am much more the girl that likes the spontaneous.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

People don't understand the kind of fight it takes
to record what you want to record the way you want to record it.
- Billie Holiday

With all of the holiday cheer in the air,
it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods.
Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat -
all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure,
diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer.
- Lee Haney

But to make a holiday record that involves favorite
American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth,
it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine
a couple of things that I love.
- Amy Grant


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