” You can make a new friend but you can’t make an old one. “


” In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. “


” I’m happy to report you still get nothing you don’t need at Motel 6, and, therefore, you don’t have to pay for it. I don’t need valet parking. If I can drive the old crate 300 miles to the hotel all by myself, I can certainly handle the last nine feet to the parking space. “


” People feel vulnerable when they travel. Nobody wants to be taken advantage of or talked into something they don’t want. Staying at Motel 6 makes you feel smarter. In fact, I think it actually means you are smarter, but I have no hard data to support that. “


” For some people, you know, Garrison Keillor, Rush Limbaugh, really the stars, they’ve got a passion. They eat, drink and breathe radio, and I’m not like that. I used to think I wanted to be. But I need to be away from it, too, and that’s the difference, I think. “


” What you hear is southern Michigan, not a drawl, but a halting kind of speech where you leave spaces when there shouldn’t be any. We take a breath anywhere. “


” Somebody says, ‘Do a Tom Bodett, a folksy kind of thing,’ and it sounds like something out of ‘Hee Haw,’ very insulting. They turn wry humor into disparaging sarcasm, and you get what amounts to insulting advertising. “


” Did you ever notice that nobody you see on television looks like anyone you know? “


” My work is still very much light-hearted, positive outlook, laugh at yourself. But it isn’t going to be the laugh-a-minute kind of thing that my early work was. “


” John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that. “



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People feel vulnerable when they travel. Nobody wants to be taken advantage of or talked into something they don
For some people, you know, Garrison Keillor, Rush Limbaugh, really the stars, they
What you hear is southern Michigan, not a drawl, but a halting kind of speech where you leave spaces when there shouldn
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Did you ever notice that nobody you see on television looks like anyone you know?
My work is still very much light-hearted, positive outlook, laugh at yourself. But it isn
John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you
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