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Quote of the day: OVERSOLD

June 2, 2014


On Wednesday the high school kids gathered out on the parking lot and watched Venus cross over the sun. They wore paper eye protectors, and as usual when grown-ups are involved, the thrill of the moment was oversold. Kids were expecting some sort of galactic explosion and instead there was a tiny speck of shadow that some of them saw and others thought they saw and others weren’t sure. It made you wonder what else has been oversold. The joy of seeing Paris, France. The joy of seeing someone’s underpants. Maybe marriage is like this. You stand around with paper over your eyes and then it’s over and she says, Did you see it? And you say, I think so, I don’t know.

— Garrison Keillor

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Quote of the day: CONVERSATION

June 21, 2010


A good relationship comes down to conversation and sex and good manners, I suppose. And if you can continue your conversation and your bawdiness and your good manners for more than ten years, then you’re doing awfully well. Conversation is the truest barometer in a relationship, and when you’re not moved to open your heart to your lover, something’s wrong that needs fixing. We all know that. And yet it’s a fabulous gift, true conversation. The world is full of cant and rote and reflexive chatter; good talk is pure gold, and it’s what lovers need from each other.

— Garrison Keillor

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