— Victor Borge Danish and US-American comedian and musician 1909 - 2000
— Francis Pharcellus Church American publisher and editor 1839 - 1906
Context: Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah,, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
„It is all well and good for children and acid freaks to still believe in Santa Claus — but it is still a profoundly morbid day for us working professionals.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Context: It is all well and good for children and acid freaks to still believe in Santa Claus — but it is still a profoundly morbid day for us working professionals. It is unsettling to know that one out of every twenty people you meet on Xmas will be dead this time next year... Some people can accept this, and some can't. That is why God made whiskey, and also why Wild Turkey comes in $300 shaped canisters during most of the Christmas season. "Fear and Loathing in Elko" Rolling Stone (23 January 1992)
„Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.“
— Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day
„OK, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus.“
— Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969
Attributed to Torvalds in LinuxWorld interview. Responding to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's claim that Linus Torvalds is not the real father of Linux.
— Till Lindemann German industrial metal musician 1963
— Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
Context: While you lie in the dark, afraid to breathe and you beg and you promise And you bargain and you plead Sometimes you confuse me with Santa Claus It's the big white beard I suppose. Im going up to the pole, where you folks die of cold I might be gone for a while if you need me. God's Comic YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0N6TfU54o8
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
From Everybody Hates Chris second season episode, "Everybody Hates Chris"
„"In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child," says good old Santa Claus; and if he had his way the children would all be beautiful, for all would be happy.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
„Now I admit that the notion of a warless world is a pleasant and attractive thought. But people who believe that there can be such a thing should ask it of Santa Claus, in whom they doubtless also believe.“
— Revilo P. Oliver American philologist 1908 - 1994
"What We Owe Our Parasites", speech (June 1968); Free Speech magazine (October and November 1995)