Garrison Keillor
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"Himself", "Guy Noir", "Lefty", "Bob Burger", and "Lake Wobegon narrator" in A Prairie Home Companion

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"Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor" is an American author, storytelling/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 Australian Broadcasting Corporation/ABC, and Radio New Zealand National in New Zealand).

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

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

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.

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.

To choose Norm Coleman over Walter Mondale is like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.

It's better to be burnished with use than rusty with principle.

Writers are vaccuum cleaners who suck up other people's lives and weave them into stories like a sparrow builds a nest from scraps.

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.

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.

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