Garrison Keillor Quote

“You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion.”

~ Garrison Keillor

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I can imagine some humorous applications but for the most part, it kind of reminds me of the nicer, kinder, gentler IRS.

J Carlton, Calgary

Mike, does that mean you get a hug and some counselling when they foreclose on your house? ;-)

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk J Carlton, Calgary 10/31/23

(-; Carlton, and maybe a court ordered virtual kiss on the cheek ;-) a political gesture for what is really happening.

E Archer, NYC

It rings true for me. So few are willing to hear inconvenient truths because of political correctness. How do we address the covert take-over of our lives 'nicely'? Is outrage 'inappropriate'? Living lives of quiet desperation is what the oppressors count on.

Felipe, São Paulo
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Felipe, São Paulo E Archer, NYC 9/27/19

Indeed, Archer. Today when we see someone feeling the "bad" emotions, like anger or sadness, we treat them as sick people, and only rarely get to ask what in the world actually happened to them.

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Anon    11/30/09

This quote does make one think doesn't it. Speaks lots about the false faces put on by politicos on both sides of the one world coin in that they can do anything and everything criminal and then say oops, I made a grave error based on bad judgement but hey guys, forgive me, I'm only human and of course you know I wouldn't do anything to deliberately hurt you or our nation. Right? Need I say this post in written in extreme sarcasm?

Roxy, Olympia

Pretty good. I stopped listening to him several years ago when he showed his true colors of liberalism mixed in with "down home wisdom".

Waffler, Smith

You can go further, have more friends, be more influential and correct the things that outrage you by being nice. So be nice.

J Carlton, Calgary

Sorry, but I'm tired of being nice. I've been too nice for too long and they've taken advantage of me and everyone like me. Time for "them" to show some damned respect!

warren, olathe

The reason he has no sense of right or wrong is because he is a liberal/progressive. Nice has nothing to do with it. It is not nice to let someone live in ignorance. Whether the victim of that ignorance thinks it nice or not. It is not nice to "help" the less fortunate by entrapping them into a permanent dependence in order to get the ignorant vote. Ignorance is necessary to perpetuate the leftist machine so we are educated in the public schools to "help" us remain properly ignorant and incapable of reason based on knowledge. 2 stars for the humor found in the truth of the quote.

O. Delusional Liberal


Ronw13, Oregon

Sheep No more, the gig is up. WWG1WGA to MAGA to KAG

jim, tampa

Nice and Keillor. Recent history disproves that connection.

Felipe, São Paulo

Today when we see someone feeling the "bad" emotions, like anger or sadness, we treat them as sick people, and only rarely get to ask what in the world actually happened to them.

By the way, I feel most here did not understood the quote at all.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Well I apologize, I'm actually trying to teach you to be good. Full of outrage, full of passion, a sense of what is wrong as well as what is right, and after that is completed you have enough for a good sincere sense of humor.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown
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Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 10/31/23

PS: I can only lead by example, you see this outrage, passion, an understanding of wrong and right, and humor every damn day from me.


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