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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and
the decades cannot improve.
- 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 good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a
lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
- Garrison Keillor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

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

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you,
unless of course I can't find you, or if I forget.
- the movie Shrek 2

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.
- Eric Heiden

God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
- Logan P. Smith

My best efforts were some modern things that looked
like very lousy Matisses.
Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy,
and leave Paris.
- Norman Rockwell

You know, you have to put bread on the table.
So you thank God you got the job.
- Gavin MacLeod

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

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really
thankful and has nobody to thank.
- Dante G. Rossetti

The folks in Mississippi are saying,
'Thank God for Texas.'
- Kinky Friedman

It's nice to go to small places where we had a lot of fans.
They followed our career and it's kind of a way to
say thank you to them and do it for a good cause.
- Guy Lafleur

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
- W. C. Fields

I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.
- John Waters

Thank God for beautiful songs about feeling despair
when you yourself are in despair.
They really get us through.
- Susannah McCorkle

Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries.
They clarify the issue.
- Robin G. Collingwood

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 just want to thank all my fans for their loyalty
and support-for coming out to the shows and buying the CDs.
- Edgar Winter

Carrot Top...
I gave him advice once and he ran with it.
He should thank me.
- Rip Taylor

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

Thank God for the theater.
- Raul Julia

I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts
at conserving energy last summer.
- Jane D. Hull

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

There are people who are uncanny, who are finished products at a young age.
I wasn't, thank God.
- Itzhak Perlman

Then hast our the Red Stone perfect with less labour,
expense of time and costs, for the which ever thank God.
- George Ripley

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

If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the
White House for four years,
I would say the penitentiary, thank you.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach,
my teacher, everybody in my life.
- Jet Li

The room where I am lodging is stupendous.
Thank God I am as fit as a fiddle.
- Pietro Mascagni

I'm the best and I'll thank you to remember that.
- Harry Vardon

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

Thank the Gods!
My misery exceeds all my hopes!
- Jean Racine


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