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A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory,
by Garrison Keillor

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill,
Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
- Rupert Brooke

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays,
including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
- Ellen Glasgow

Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise,
and equally beyond all thanks!
- Marie Corelli

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet;
a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
- Ann Landers

My awards are lovely.
I love to show them of.
- Doris Roberts

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because
the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
and in that freedom bold.
- William Wordsworth

'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.
- Thomas More

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I'd never even been to Wrigley Field.
I never even enjoyed baseball that much,
but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely,
and they all sang with me!
- Bea Arthur

I have the most lovely, healthy bouncing baby,
she was all very compact and the right size.
- Anna Friel

I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender,
sensitive, beautiful human being.
A lovely person.
Very gentle.
She would never stand up for her rights.
- Kim Novak

I'm very close with Bob and his lovely,
fabulous wife Catherine, too.
- Sally Kellerman

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can
appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.
- Colleen McCullough

So I find the fascination, the love,
the incredible skill and everything to do with acting,
writing plays, and doing them, just darling.
Lovely.
I love actors.
- Patrick Macnee

I'm still working, I've got two arms,
two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife.
Fifteen years ago, I was homeless.
So when you think about it, I'm lucky.
- Ian Hart

Oh, go in anywhere Colonel, go in anywhere.
You'll find lovely fighting all along the line.
- Philip Kearny

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.
- Anna Held

It was lovely to do The Knock because I haven't done
anything really significant since Doctor Who.
- Colin Baker

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age,
she looks like a female impersonator.
Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators,
in our time.
- Angela Carter

Harpo, she's a lovely person.
She deserves a good husband.
Marry her before she finds one.
- Harpo Marx

Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour -
let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till
to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing.
- Austin Dobson

In this watering-place I acted an heroic character,
badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage,
I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.
- Sa'Di

I'm the leading scorer in the cup, and that's lovely,
but don't forget this is also a great moment for the whole squad,
when the two things coincide you can't ask for more.
- Alessandro Del Piero

How lovely are the portals of the night,
when stars come out to watch the daylight die.
- Thomas Cole

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its
lovely promise won't come true.
- Ray Evans

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less
than a single lovely action.
- James Russell Lowell

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight;
it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
- Jean Paul

Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.
- Francis Beaumont

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead.
How liberating to work in the margins,
outside a central perception.
You are the ghoul of literature.
Lovely.
- Don DeLillo

I would be a liar if I said it wouldn't be lovely and soothing -
that's the word -
to have a hit single or a hit album.
- Mel Torme

I'm not really a science-fiction fan,
I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it,
for two episodes.
It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
- Sarah Sutton

I get very caught up with things.
I used to be dominated by domestic things.
I had a lovely house in LA-and it became this growing,
mad obsession.
- Kyle MacLachlan

That's the really neat thing about Dan Quayle,
as you must have realized from the first moment you
looked into those lovely blue eyes:
impeachment insurance.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage
on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car.
- Mary Wesley

I like outgoing girls with a lovely smile and beautiful eyes.
- Corbin Bleu

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship,
communion or company than a good marriage.
- Martin Luther


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