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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
- Horace

I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury.
She was fantastic...
she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time,
prepared.
- Jane Badler

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

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

The movie feels to me like a real work of lovely art.
- Jeff Goldblum

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

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

I have grown up but that should be a positive thing.
When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember
being so young but it's also good to know you grew up!
- Jenny Agutter

Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent,
O God.
Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting,
and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
- Karl Rahner

There are so many lovely cities around the U.S.,
around the world, that it's almost impossible to pick one.
- Isaac Hanson

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

Mel Gibson was lovely.
He was on the edge of both scenes that I had with Danny Glover.
- Tom Atkins

I sometimes think that never blows so red The Rose
as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears Dropt in her Lap
from some once lovely Head.
- Edward Fitzgerald

What is lovely never dies, put passes into other loveliness.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
- Ogden Nash

George Pal had total control, and he was there on the set every day.
You never met a more charming man in your entire lifetime -
what a lovely gentleman.
- Ann Robinson

It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
- Cole Porter

I liked The Slipper and the Rose, as I have already mentioned,
because it was such a lovely film to do.
- Julie Harris

Honest labor bears a lovely face.
- Thomas Dekker

Simple stories...
emerge as lovely films or television pieces.
- Cyril Cusack

I love the smell of shampoo on a girl's hair.
You can walk past someone and be like,
'Wow, you took a shower this morning,
didn't you? Because you smell lovely!'
- Jensen Ackles

They say Yogi Berra is funny.
Well, he has a lovely wife and family,
a beautiful home, money in the bank,
and he plays golf with millionaires.
What's funny about that?
- Casey Stengel

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days,
and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them,
above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

All lovely things will have an ending,
All lovely things will fade and die;
And youth,
that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.
- Conrad Aiken

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

My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole.
I've tried to emulate his phrasing.
It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice.
- Johnny Mathis

She not only kept her lovely figure,
she's added so much to it.
- Bob Fosse

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

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

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

A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if,
when its owner stars to talk, she distorts every feature.
- Loretta Young

Television has some lovely aspects to it -
and some ghastly aspects -
but the theater itself was a wonderful invention.
- Patrick Macnee

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

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

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
- Ellen Burstyn


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