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Born: 1942-08-07
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.

Tags: Cannot, Improve, Time

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

Tags: English, Everyone, Line

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.

Tags: Forgiveness, Life, Love

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.

Tags: Men, Strong, Women

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

Tags: Lovely, Together

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.

Tags: Bad, Funny, God

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.

Tags: May, Smart, Thought

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

Tags: Children, Eyes, Parenting

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.

Tags: Life, Love, Thankful

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

Tags: Cats, Nature, Pet

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.

Tags: Far, Greed, Time

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.

Tags: Father, Her, Off

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

Tags: Few, Give, Life

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.

Tags: Air, Coming, Hear

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.

Tags: Makes, Nice, Sad

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.

Tags: Girl, Hard, Thinking

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

Tags: Coming, Memorable, Vodka

A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Tags: Again, Book, Gift

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

Tags: Eye, Looking, Reality

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye, and deny it.

Tags: Eye, Reality, Sometimes

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

Tags: Food, Hard, Laugh

I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy.

Tags: Age, Children, Woman

I've wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers' work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.

Tags: Ignorance, Real, Work

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.

Tags: Able, Home, Time

I want to resume the life of a shy person.

Tags: Life, Resume, Shy

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.

Tags: Enough, Good, Joy