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Thank you, God, for this good life
by Garrison Keillor

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

Related topics: Gratitude

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

 

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

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

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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

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye,
and deny it.
- 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 lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory,
like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I am a self-centered spoiled-rotten brat,
Thank you for nurturing me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -
'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends,
when they can go do what they really want to do.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

Thank you for joining me on this journey we call Life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I see his finger nails, I thank God I don't
have to look at his feet.
- Athene Seyler

I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees.
And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.
- Yogi Berra

Thank goodness I was never sent to school;
it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
- Beatrix Potter

I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.
- Jim Valvano

We all want to thank Emmitt for allowing us to enjoy every yard.
- Michael Irvin

Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I'd be now.
- Patricia Velasquez

Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you,
my father thanks you, my sister thanks you,
and I thank you!
- George M. Cohan

Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that
treats pain but doesn't get the user high,
prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare,
"Thank you?"
- Jimmy Fallon

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able
to support myself and my family.
- Steven Adler

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit,
the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.
- Joan Rivers

Thank God for little miracles, right?
- Michael Bergin

The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank
the Lord that it ain't gout.
- Josh Billings

I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept.
No thank you.
The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid
verbalization whenever you can.
- Virgil Thomson

In the name of the United States and President Bush,
I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and
his government for their friendship.
- Tony Garza

I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars,
that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.
- David McCullough

I wouldn't have dared ask God for all that He's given me.
I couldn't have done it on my own.
I thank God every day for what I have.
- Loretta Lynn

It's very easy for me to thank everyone for the incredible
contribution they've made to my life.
- David Geffen

Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience.
- Lexa Doig

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have
something to do that day,
which must be done, whether you like it or not.
- James Russell Lowell

I want to thank everybody and anybody who ever had
anything to do with the making of this picture.
- Morgan Freeman

Film is a lark to me - thank God I don't have to make a living from it.
- Huey Lewis

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value,
to engage you to substantial gratitude.
We thank them for nothing.
- Charles Lamb

We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love
for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders
for the beloved United States,
which was founded by noble and inspired men.
- Lorenzo Snow

And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown
it that the ancients did not know everything.
- Pierre de Fermat

Thank god my wife is neither a Serb nor a Jew.
- Franjo Tudjman

I'm actually an evil bastard in real life.
Fark allows me to vent weirdness.
Thank god for that, too.
- Drew Curtis

I just thank God I can make a living doing something
I enjoy as much as I do playing music.
- Charlie Daniels

My family was loving...
they were very supportive and very affectionate,
and basically I could do what I wanted,
and basically it wasn't anything dangerous,
thank God.
- Bob Balaban

First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that
he did as well as a second chance for a better life.
- Oksana Baiul

I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and,
thank God, that's where they are.
- John Prescott

I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You,
and I just wanted to put my take on them.
- Barry White

This is the kind of problem you want to have!
Country radio has been great to me my whole career.
I can't thank those folks enough.
- George Strait


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