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The highlight of my childhood was making my brother
by Garrison Keillor

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother
laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
- Garrison Keillor

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor PHOTO

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor

 

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong,
all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
- Garrison Keillor

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Vodka is tasteless going down, but it is memorable coming up.
- Garrison Keillor

They say such nice things about people at their funerals
that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
- Garrison Keillor

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory,
like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
- Garrison Keillor

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a
lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
- Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again.
- Garrison Keillor

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that,
everyone chortles.
- Garrison Keillor

A minister has to be able to read a clock.
At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast
and get the peas out of the freezer.
- Garrison Keillor

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye,
and deny it.
- Garrison Keillor

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire.
With air conditioning their windows were shut,
they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.
- Garrison Keillor

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
- Garrison Keillor

I want to resume the life of a shy person.
- Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and
the decades cannot improve.
- Garrison Keillor

It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.
- Garrison Keillor

I think the most un-American thing you can say is,
'You can't say that.'
- Garrison Keillor

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed,
one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
- Garrison Keillor

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
They seem not to notice us, hovering,
averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,
but what we do for them is never wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table -
There's nothing wrong with them,
but it's hard to stop thinking about it.
- Garrison Keillor

I'm not busy...
a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't
think my schedule looked so busy.
- Garrison Keillor

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you
wanted but getting what you have,
which once you have got it you may be smart enough
to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
- Garrison Keillor

We have nearly complete misunderstanding between
people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon,
and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well.
It's when you are trying to convince another person to think
the same way that you do that there is
friction and trouble between people.
But when you feel that the other person is
dumber than dirt, too dumb for words -
why waste your breath - you get along pretty well.
There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as
when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one.
- Garrison Keillor

There hasn't been one highlight that stands out...
but touring and performing has been great.
- Christina Milian

You have your structure, but within it,
it gets fuller and you can highlight other parts of the performance.
- Marisa Tomei

It was the highlight of my life being in the Mae West show,
because I saw and did things I never had before.
- Joe Gold

The 150th anniversary of Penn State will highlight
what is important and good about this distinguished
institution and the fine people and research that it produces.
- Don Sherwood

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white...
to highlight that contrast.
- Leonard Nimoy

The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform.
- Robert Scheer

I would have to say News Radio is the highlight of my career.
I love the character so much.
- Stephen Root

I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career
is pretty much impossible.
As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan,
there were just too many highlights.
- Jackie DeShannon

The Silent Service is all together too silent.
It's important to begin to highlight the critical importance
of the Silent Service to our national security.
- Rob Simmons

There's nothing like New Orleans.
When it comes back, it will be a tremendous highlight for America.
- Peter Max

The highlight of my career? The Olympics,
of course.
- Tara Lipinski

I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury
and the highlight of show business.
I was born into a Christian home.
- Cat Stevens

I couldn't have left my career as an actor on a better
note than to have done a cameo in the Lost In Space movie.
Doing this part is the highlight of my career.
What a way to leave the profession!
- Mark Goddard

I think I owe thanks to the people who have listened to me over the years,
who tuned in on the radio.
They have given me a warmth and loyalty that I've never been able to repay.
The way they have reached out to me has certainly been
the highlight of my life.
- Ernie Harwell

The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S.
is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import
from unstable parts of the world.
To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.
- Dan Lipinski

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
- Louise J. Kaplan

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended,
continuing and perfecting childhood drawing -
without the traditional interruption of academic training.
- Saul Steinberg

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life,
what had been my childhood dream.
- Andrew Wiles

Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.
- Sandra Cisneros

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs,
had sex a million times.
I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
- Jeff Ament

Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages.
Mine were broadcast for eight years.
- Tina Yothers

It was a small provincial place with great people and
I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens.
- Fran Drescher

I still love making hamburgers on the grill.
I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.
- Bobby Flay

We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played
together and had a good time.
You know how kids can be completely horrible -
abusive but fun.
But anyway, it was a nice childhood.
- Peter Jurasik

Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries;
but who can tell or who can explain them!
- Max Muller

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived
so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
- Marcel Proust

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician.
I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
- John Philip Sousa

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

Childhood is the sleep of reason.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of.
- William Golding

I've been following what's happening in Colombia because
it's the country of my childhood.
- Barbet Schroeder

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
- Brian Aldiss


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