If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. You can nail it to a cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise!
— Clarence W. Hall (Salvation Army commissioner, author, teacher and preacher)
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
— Henry Knox Sherrill (Episcopal clergyman, featured on the cover of Time magazine on March 26, 1951)
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.
— Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune
Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.
— William Weld (68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997)
My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper.
— Amy Sedaris (American actress, author and comedian)
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 (American conservative and editor of WORLD, a biweekly Christian news magazine)
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 (American playwright, author of Six Degrees of Separation)
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 (Australian social researcher and writer)
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!
— Lucy Van Pelt (In Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)
Easter so longed for is gone in a day.
— James Howell (17th-century British historian, evidently the first writer to earn his living solely from writing in the English language)