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    A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: drama  battle 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: men  action  seeing  risk 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: thoughts  wonder 
     
    If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: people  live  star  night 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: media  money 
     
    I'm not a vegetarian! I'm a dessertarian!
    — Bill Watterson
    I wonder if you can refuse to inherit the world.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: world  wonder 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: movie  media  film  novel  strength 
     
    I think of football as a sport the way ducks think of hunting as a sport.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: football 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: potential 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: universe 
     
    It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: people  religious 
     
    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!
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: running  water 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Bill Watterson
    The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: truth 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: time  secret  right  success 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: reality  denial 
     
    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!
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: clarity  writing  ideas 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: book 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: people  celebrity  ideas 
     
    If comics need to be deconstructed and explained, something is really wrong with them.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: wrong 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: time  real 
     
    You know, maybe we don't need enemies." "Yeah, best friends aree about all I can take.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: friends 
     
    The real fun of living wisely is that you get to be smug about it.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: living  fun  real 
     
    I'm learning skills I will use for the rest of my life by doing homework...procrastinating and negotiation.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: learning 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: movie  book 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: gone  read 
     
    Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: reading 
     
    Animation, by necessity, is a team sport, and the fewer people with input into my work, the better I like it.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: people  work 
     
    Childhood is for spoiling adulthood.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: childhood 
     
    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.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: time  believe  example 
     
    Virtual reality has nothing on Calvin.
    — Bill Watterson
    tags: reality 
     
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    bill watterson
    Birth    : July 5, 1958
    Occupation  : Author