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Garrison Keillor
(1942-____) born on
Aug 7
US author, producer. He created the radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" about Minnesota life at Lake Wobegon, 1947-87; wrote "Lake Wobegon Days," 1985.
         
   
F
A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.

R
Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing. Parents should sit tall in the saddle and look upon their troops with a noble and benevolent and extremely nearsighted gaze.
A
Experiments with laboratory rats have shown that, if one psychologist in the room laughs at something a rat does, all of the other psychologists in the room will laugh equally. Nobody wants to be left holding the joke.
N
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.
K
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "That Old 'Picayune-Moon,'" in "Harper's," Sep 1990.
R: "Leaving Home," "Easter," 1987.
A: "We Are Still Married," Introduction, 1989.
N: "Lake Wobegone Days," 1978.
K: "We Are Still Married," "The Meaning of Life," 1989.
   


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