Garrison Keillor


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Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion (also known as Garrison Keillor's Radio Show on United Kingdom's BBC Radio 4 Extra, as well as on RTÉ in Ireland, Australia's ABC, and Radio New Zealand National in New Zealand). more »

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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 (b. 1942), U.S. author. "Easter," Leaving Home (1987).
  • Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing. You don't put kids under surveillance: it might frighten you. Parents should sit tall in the saddle and look upon their troops with a noble and ben...
    Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "Easter," Leaving Home (1987).
  • ''A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.''
    Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "Exiles," Leaving Home (1987).
  • ''A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.''
    Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "That Old 'Picayune-Moon'," Harper's (New York, Sept. 1990).
  • Adolescence hits boys harder than it does girls. Girls bleed a little and their breasts pop out, big deal, but adolescence lands on a guy with both feet. . . . Your body is engulfed by chemicals of ra...
    Garrison Keillor (20th century), U.S. humorist and author. The Book of Guys, introduction (1993).
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