Garrison Keillor Quotes & Sayings (Page 4)

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Garrison Keillor quotes and sayings page 4 (79 year old writer). These are the last 8 out of 38 quotes we have for him.

Garrison Keillor Quotes
“I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that.'”
Garrison Keillor Quotes
“The funniest line in English is 'Get it?' When you say that, everyone chortles.”
Garrison Keillor Quotes
“Humor has to surprise us; otherwise, it isn't funny. It's a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it's not a surprise anymore.”
Garrison Keillor Quotes
“I talk in subjects and verbs, and sort of wind around in concentric circles until I get far enough away from the beginning so that I can call it the end, and it ends.”
Garrison Keillor Quotes
“I was an English major at the University of Minnesota, and I was very shy, which many people misinterpreted as intelligence. On the basis of that wrong impression, I became the editor of the campus literary magazine.”
“The reason to retire is to try to avoid embarrassment; you ought to do it before people are dropping big hints. You want to be the first to come up with the idea. You don't want to wait until you trip and fall off the stage.”
“I love New York, and I'm drawn to a certain intensity of life, but I've just never felt like I want to escape from the Midwest. A writer lives a great deal in his own head, and so one intuitively finds places where your head is more clear. New York for me is one of those places.”
“I think that if writers are tempted to do other things, they ought to go do other things. They should not write if they don't feel like it. I say this as a competitor. I am not interested in encouraging people who are in competition with me.”

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