, 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
, and Radio New Zealand National in New Zealand
Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota
, the son of Grace Ruth (née
Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker.
God writes a lot of comedy, Donna; the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
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.
Lake Wobegon, where smart doesn't count for so much. 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.
Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then.
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 benevolent and extremely nearsighted gaze.
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.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
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.
The funniest line in English is “Get it?” When you say that, everyone chortles.