bill watterson Quotes

A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.
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— Bill Watterson
Calvin: The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing. Being a man of action, I cannot afford to take that risk. Hobbes: You're ignorant, but at least you act on it.
tags: men action seeing risk
— Bill Watterson
I liked things better when I didn't understand them.
— Bill Watterson
Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
tags: thoughts wonder
— Bill Watterson
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
tags: people live star night
— Bill Watterson
Obviously the role of comics is changing very fast. On the one hand, comics are widely accepted and taken seriously. On the other hand, the mass media is disintegrating, and audiences are atomizing. I suspect comics will have less widespread cultural impact and make a lot less money.
tags: media money
— Bill Watterson
I'm not a vegetarian! I'm a dessertarian!
— Bill Watterson
I wonder if you can refuse to inherit the world.
tags: world wonder
— Bill Watterson
If you've ever compared a film to a novel it's based on, you know the novel gets bludgeoned. It's inevitable, because different media have different strengths and needs, and when you make a movie, the movie's needs get served.
tags: movie media film novel strength
— Bill Watterson
I think of football as a sport the way ducks think of hunting as a sport.
tags: football
— Bill Watterson
Art has to keep moving and discovering to stay alive.
— Bill Watterson
I think comics overall would be better. I think there's a tremendous potential to be tapped.
tags: potential
— Bill Watterson
I was reading about how countless species are being pushed toward extinction by man's destruction of forests. . . . Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
tags: destruction reading universe
— Bill Watterson
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
tags: universe
— Bill Watterson
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
tags: people religious
— Bill Watterson
I suppose if we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.
— Bill Watterson
Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!
tags: running water
— Bill Watterson
I wasn't having any luck getting accepted anyway and it forced me to re-examine what it was that I really wanted to do. In my experience in political cartooning, I was never one of those people who read the headlines and foams at the mouth with rabid opinion that I've just got to get down on paper.
tags: people experience luck opinion political read
— Bill Watterson
Sometimes what holds you together and what tears you apart are the same things.My lungs are made of armor so that I can breathe when you are not here.6.8 million people live alone in England. Do you feel lonely?I don't have the courage to face reality so I get lost in my dreams.You know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything's different.
tags: people reality live alone lost tears courage england
— Bill Watterson
The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.
tags: truth
— Bill Watterson
Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
— Bill Watterson
They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around.
tags: time secret right success
— Bill Watterson
What's the point of wearing your favorite rocket ship underpants if nobody ever asks to see 'em?
— Bill Watterson
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
tags: reality denial
— Bill Watterson
The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
tags: clarity writing ideas
— Bill Watterson
You can draw a penguin on a toilet reading The New York Times and it's adorable, but try doing it with an adult male character, and it's disgusting.
tags: character time adult reading toilet
— Bill Watterson
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.
tags: book
— Bill Watterson
The whole idea of hobknobbing and schmoozing and the concept of an "elite" class of celebrities better than the common people has always made my stomach turn.
tags: people celebrity ideas
— Bill Watterson
If comics need to be deconstructed and explained, something is really wrong with them.
tags: wrong
— Bill Watterson
In a comic strip, you can suggest motion and time, but it's very crude compared to what an animator can do. I have a real awe for good animation.
tags: time real
— Bill Watterson
You know, maybe we don't need enemies." "Yeah, best friends aree about all I can take.
tags: friends
— Bill Watterson
The real fun of living wisely is that you get to be smug about it.
tags: living fun real
— Bill Watterson
I'm learning skills I will use for the rest of my life by doing homework...procrastinating and negotiation.
tags: learning
— Bill Watterson
Books are almost always better than the movies made from them, because there are things books do well and things movies do well, but usually those things don't overlap: the same with comics and animation.
tags: movie book
— Bill Watterson
There are no restrictions of taste, approach, or subject matter. The gatekeepers are gone, so the prospect for new and different voices is exciting. Or at least it will be if anyone reads them. And it will be even more exciting if anyone pays for them. It's hard to charge admission without a gate.
tags: gone read
— Bill Watterson
Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension.
tags: reading
— Bill Watterson
Animation, by necessity, is a team sport, and the fewer people with input into my work, the better I like it.
tags: people work
— Bill Watterson
Childhood is for spoiling adulthood.
tags: childhood
— Bill Watterson
Mom and dad say I should make my life an example of the principles I believe in. But every time I do, they tell me to stop it.
tags: time believe example
— Bill Watterson
Virtual reality has nothing on Calvin.
tags: reality
— Bill Watterson
bill watterson
Birth    : July 5, 1958
Occupation  : Author