I am super excited for the making season this year and I have so many things to be thankful for! Here are some Thanksgiving quotes I have gathered up to use in my art journal pages this year!
Why I NEED Thanksgiving Quotes
Okay, no one NEEDS Thanksgiving quotes, but I love having a little stash of quotes that I can use in my art journals!
Mostly I do magazine collage and this how I use words in my pages…
Because I like them to be a graphic element, I tend to favor short quotes rather than longer ones, but if you like to have lots of small writing around your page, a longer Thanksgiving quote might just do the trick!
I have split these up by categories that I think of them as… please don't make that limiting for you… use them however you want!
Thanksgiving Quotes By Women
I am pretty feministic and love raising up women's voices… here are some powerful Thanksgiving quotes from contemporary women!
Even in the trials of life, if we have eyes to see them, we can find good things everywhere we look. – Joanna Gaines
Be present in all things and thankful for all. – Maya Angelo
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. – Alice Walker
Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. – Charlotte Brontë
Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone. – Gertrude Stein
General Thanksgiving Quotes
A mix of Thanksgiving quotes by all different kinds of people!
What if today, we were just grateful for everything? – Charlie Brown
We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. – John F. Kennedy
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault
All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives. – George W. Bush
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – William Faulkner
If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. – Tony Snow
Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit. – President Bill Clinton
Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving. – Amy Grant
Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside. – Willard Scott
I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me. – Marcus Samuelsson
Historical Thanksgiving Quotes
I love looking back on how people throughout the ages were feeling thankful and blessed!
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. – William Shakespeare
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. – Estonian Proverb
For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. – Elie Wiesel
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus
Be grateful in your own hearts. That suffices. Thanksgiving has wings, and flies to its right destination. – Victor Hugo
When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree. – Vietnamese Proverb
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
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. – Native American Saying
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. – Henry David Thoreau
Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
Who doesn't love a funny Thanksgiving quote?
Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence. – Erma Bombeck
Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey — until Thanksgiving. – Mike Connolly
My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.— Phyllis Diller
Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. – Kevin James
Thursday 10th of November 2022
Thank you Tara for allowing me to join the freebie library. And thank you for all the wonderful printables❤️❤️