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Gifts Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about gifts
  1. #1
    “One can never have enough socks.”
  2. #2
    “Isn’t it a dandy, Jim? I hunted all over town to find it. You’ll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now. Give me your watch. I want to see how it looks on it.” . . .
    “Dell,” said he, “let’s put our Christmas presents away and keep ’em a while. They’re too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.”
  3. #3
    Out of his trance Jim seemed quickly to wake. He enfolded his Della. . . . Eight dollars a week or a million a year—what is the difference? A mathematician or a wit would give you the wrong answer.
  4. #4
    “Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
    Around the whole room, and he took every present!”
  5. #5
    “Packed it up with their presents, their ribbons, their wrappings,
    Their snoof and their fuzzles, their tringlers and trappings!
    Ten thousand feet up, up the side of Mount Crumpet,
    He rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it!”
  6. #6
    She found it at last. It surely had been made for Jim and no one else. There was no other like it in any of the stores, and she had turned all of them inside out.
  7. #7
    “Now let me see,” he thought, as he took his last lick of the inside of the jar, “where was I going, Ah, yes, Eeyore.” He got up slowly. And then, suddenly, he remembered. He had eaten Eeyore’s present!
  8. #8
    What I wanted more than anything was one silver bell from Santa’s sleigh.
  9. #9
    “Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”
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The Gift of the Magi
  1. #10
    Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication.
  2. #11
    Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result. Twenty dollars a week doesn’t go far. Expenses had been greater than she had calculated. They always are. Only $1.87 to buy a present for Jim. Her Jim. Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him. Something fine and rare and sterling—something just a little bit near to being worthy of the honor of being owned by Jim.
  3. #12
    “Isn’t it a dandy, Jim? I hunted all over town to find it. You’ll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now.”
  4. #13
    “Dell,” said he, “let’s put our Christmas presents away and keep ’em a while. They’re too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.”
  5. #14
    “Her gifts were mixed with good and evil both.”
  6. #15
    “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!”
  7. #16
    “Found this on the seat of my sleigh. Fix that hole in your pocket.” Signed, “Mr. C.”
  8. #17
    “Oil! What kind of a cheap king hands out oil for a present? You get better presents from the firemen!”
  9. #18
    Sarah found one last small box behind the tree. It had my name on it. Inside was the silver bell!
  1. #19
    “Jim, darling,” she cried, “don’t look at me that way. I had my hair cut off and sold because I couldn’t have lived through Christmas without giving you a present. . . . Say ‘Merry Christmas!’ Jim, and let’s be happy. You don’t know what a nice—what a beautiful, nice gift I’ve got for you.”
  2. #20
    “They are gathering at the center of the city . . . That is where Santa will give the first gift of Christmas.”
  3. #21
    “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise.”
  4. #22
    And now the folding doors were thrown open, and a troop of children rushed in as if they intended to upset the tree; they were followed more silently by their elders. For a moment the little ones stood silent with astonishment, and then they shouted for joy, till the room rang, and they danced merrily round the tree, while one present after another was taken from it.
  5. #23
    He stood, holding the bell high above him, and called out, “The first gift of Christmas!”
  6. #24
    She hugged them to her bosom, and at length she was able to look up with dim eyes and a smile and say: “My hair grows so fast, Jim!”
  7. #25
    The magi, as you know, were wise men—wonderfully wise men—who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.
  8. #26
    “I beg of you,” said Bilbo stammering and standing on one foot, “to accept this gift!” and he brought out a necklace of silver and pearls that Dain had given him at their parting.
    “In what way have I earned such a gift, O hobbit?” said the king.
    “Well, er, I thought, don’t you know,” said Bilbo rather confused, “that, er, some little return should be made for your, er, hospitality. I mean even a burglar has his feelings. I have drunk much of your wine and eaten much of your bread.”
    “I will take your gift, O Bilbo the Magnificent,” said the king gravely.
  9. #27
    And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. . . . Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.
  10. #28
    ″‘Your soul is a beautiful thing, child.’ replied the grave man’s voice, ‘and I thank you. No emperor received so fair a gift. The angels wept to-night.”
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