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Quotes about Wasted
by Garrison Keillor

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

Related topics: Values Family Relationship

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

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

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

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The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that,
everyone chortles.
- 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 book is a gift you can open again and again.
- Garrison Keillor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
- John Lennon

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Life is wasted on the living.
- Douglas Adams

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them,
and they bless you, the giver.
- Barbara de Angelis

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
- Michelangelo

This is where I have wasted the best years of my life.
- Greta Garbo

Getting wasted is only OK when you're young enough to not know better.
- Sophia Bush

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness,
however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
- Billie Holiday

Nothing is wasted.
- Edward V. Lucas

In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth,
or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the
same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
- David Ricardo

I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life.
- Gary Gilmore

Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking.
- Gustav Mahler

I would I could stand on a busy corner,
hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
- Bernard Berenson

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted;
the trouble is,
I don't know which half.
- John Wanamaker

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting
dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.
- Charles Bukowski

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.
- Brendan Francis

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
- Charlie Chaplin

The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted,
are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has
not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.
- William Ellery Channing

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional
where depth and originality are wasted.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted,
but I can never find out which half.
- John Wanamaker

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy.
Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying
rigorous thinking to the use of money.
- Michael Porter

All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction.
- Bill Owens

When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked
my first cigarette on the same day.
Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.
- Arturo Toscanini

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did
at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Live, so you do not have to look back and say:
'God,
how I have wasted my life.'
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.
Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
- Richard Wagner

I feel like fame is wasted on me.
- Ben Affleck

Two years work wasted, I have been breeding those flies
for all that time and I've got nothing out of it.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
- Charles Dickens

I have wasted my hours.
- Leonardo da Vinci

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal.
It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
- Jose Rizal

His eyes so dim, so wasted each limb,
that, heedless of grammar, they all cried,
that's him!
- Richard Harris Barham

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine,
women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.
- Ronnie Hawkins


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