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12 Author Quotes on Gratitude to Celebrate Thanksgiving!

We celebrate yet another Thanksgiving this week. Admittedly, it can be a little difficult to feel genuine gratitude in today’s day and age. Therefore, who better to remind us about the value of gratitude than some of our most celebrated authors—who may or may not have found fortune in their literary fame.

 

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert

 

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

— A.A. Milne

 

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”

— Oscar Wilde

 

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

— Epicurus

 

“Gratitude — is not the mention

Of a Tenderness,

But its still appreciation

Out of Plumb of Speech…”

— Emily Dickinson

 

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity; it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

— William Faulkner

 

“I thank you God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of the trees and a blue dream of sky.”

― E.E. Cummings

 

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.”

― Victor Hugo

 

“I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.”

― Anne Frank

 

“Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.”

— Samuel Johnson

 

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”

— Maya Angelou

 

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9 Dogs Dressed as Book Characters to Make Your Day

Have you had a long day? You want to lose yourself in your favorite book, but your brain is fried and your eyes are tired. Well, fear not. Cheer yourself up with these nine book-loving doggos and their lovely literary costumes. 

 

1. Snow White.

 

I lived the third year of my life as Snow White. I had the costume, a house-shaped play tent erected in the living room, all of of my teddies arranged inside it in place of the forest animals. I made my father play the roles of all seven dwarves and the wicked queen. What I’m trying to say is I was very cute, but still not as cute as this girl.

 

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Image Via Costumes for Dogs

 

2. Elsa 

 

I know everyone remains sick to the back teeth of Frozen and all it entails, but even the fact that ‘Let It Go’ has been stuck in my head for four years nonstop can’t stop me from loving this lil lady in her Elsa costume. 

 

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Image Via Pinterest

 

3. Captain America

 

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Image Via FanBoy.com

 

I don’t know much about comic books, but I’ll tell ya this much, I like this super boy a lot. 

 

4. Harry Potter

 

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One million points to Gryffindor for cuteness and nobility. 

 

5. The Wizard of Oz

 

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Image Via D for Dogs

Tag yourself, I’m Dogothy’s ruby paw slippers. 

 

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

 

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Image Via Pinterest

 

The experiments have gone very wrong in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. 

 

7. Peter Pan

 

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Image Via Oh My Disney

 

This Peter Pan pup is so handsome and also looks like he could definitely defeat many pirates. 

 

Three-Headed Dog 

 

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Image Via Daily Record

 

Slightly grainy photo but I couldn’t leave out this fabulous three-headed doggo, no doubt wonderful at guarding third floor corridors but also at cuddles. 

 

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Bookworms Beware, This Etsy Christmas Wishlist Will Bankrupt You

The holidays are heeeeeeah and it’s time to start assembling a lengthy and detailed list of desired bookish gifts to present to the people who claim to love you, in order to test their devotion. Let’s go. 

 

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1. Harry Potter Christmas Ornament  – $4.00
 

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These absolutely adorable Harry Potter themed tree ornaments from BookishStuff make the perfect inexpensive gift, and come in a variety of different styles, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid or several owls! 

 

2. The Great Gatsby iPhone Case  $18.00

 

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Dress up your phone with this vibrant case from VeronicasShowcase and make sure to practice your rich voice for  any calls you make to spurned lovers. It’s almost as beautiful as silk shirts, but no need to cry over it. 

 

3. Game of Thrones Make Up Brushes $22.48

 

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These Game of Thrones brushes from FungCreative are perfect for painting your face with the blood of your enemies! Happy holidays! 

 

4. Harry Potter Sorting Hat Candle $12.00

 

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Okay, so there is a seemingly infinite number of Harry Potter themed candles available online, but I think this one from GeekandWonder is particularly cool. “With a scent reminiscent of eating pumpkin pasties during a feast in the Great Hall, this magical candle will turn either red, green, yellow, or blue as it burns down, letting you know whether you’ve been chosen as a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, a Hufflepuff, or a Ravenclaw!”

 

5. Mr. Collins Tumbler  $9.00

 

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If this hilarious tumbler from EverLastingTeaparty can’t get you in the mood for exercising or even just hydrating over the holidays, nothing will. Also, it feels really weird to type ‘tumbler’ not like ‘tumblr.’ (#millennial) 

 

6. Atticus Finch Themed Shoes  $95.00

 

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Atticus Finch famously said: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Okay so, these aren’t quite someone’s skin ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )  but you sure can walk around in them. Gift yourself a new point of view this holiday season with these amazing shoes from Brinkadoodle.

 

7. Olenna Tyrell T-Shirt $22.00

 

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Another one for the ‘blood of your enemies’ pile, this shirt from DrunkGirlDesigns will ensure nobody messes with you this holiday season. 

 

8. Jane Austen Pillow  $62.87

 

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Okay, I accept that $62.87 is almost always going to be too much for a pillow, but this is a really, really nice pillow from PalaceHomeCushions, perfect for positioning oneself comfortably for reading/observing/overseeing your kingdom.

 

9. The Great Gatsby Necklace  $10.26

 

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I’m very into this quote and would happily wear it on my person in any capacity. Even better is that this gorgeous pendant from LiteraryLaneBoutique also features our beloved F. Scott’s Fitz-signature. 

 

10. To Kill A Mockingbird Scarf  $46.00 

 

TKAM Scarf

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Envelop yourself in the immortal words of Harper Lee this holiday with this beautiful scarf from EmeraldDreamBotique. Dreamy. 

 

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