A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.
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.
I liked things better when I didn't understand them.
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.
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
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.
I'm not a vegetarian! I'm a dessertarian!
I wonder if you can refuse to inherit the world.
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.
I think of football as a sport the way ducks think of hunting as a sport.
Art has to keep moving and discovering to stay alive.
I think comics overall would be better. I think there's a tremendous potential to be tapped.
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.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
I suppose if we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.
Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!
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.
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.
The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.
Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
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.
What's the point of wearing your favorite rocket ship underpants if nobody ever asks to see 'em?
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
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!
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.
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good 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.
If comics need to be deconstructed and explained, something is really wrong with them.
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.
You know, maybe we don't need enemies." "Yeah, best friends aree about all I can take.
The real fun of living wisely is that you get to be smug about it.
I'm learning skills I will use for the rest of my life by doing homework...procrastinating and negotiation.
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.
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.
Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension.
Animation, by necessity, is a team sport, and the fewer people with input into my work, the better I like it.
Childhood is for spoiling adulthood.
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.
Virtual reality has nothing on Calvin.