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Born: 1912-09-21
Profession: Director
Nation: American
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Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.

Tags: Brings, Cannot, Painting

The Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy.

Tags: Anatomy, Coyote, Limited

The only thing an adult can give a child is time.

Tags: Child, Give, Time

The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.

Tags: Love, Work, Yourself

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is the willingness to think.

Tags: Absolutely

We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change.

Tags: Art, Change, Useless

Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you.

Tags: Animation, Key, Mind

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.

Tags: Against, Once, Value

A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.

Tags: Once, Together, Work

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.

Tags: Anyone, Criticize, Effort

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke.

Tags: Human, Sunshine, Try

The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.

Tags: Good, Thinking, Work

If you want a midget to look like a baby, don't put a cigar in his mouth.

Tags: Baby, Mouth, Put

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans.

Tags: Humans, Less, Older

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.

Tags: Anxiety, Creativity

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.

Tags: Hard, Justice, Tell

Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.

Tags: Comedy, Real, Situations

The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he's asleep.

Tags: Husband, Time, Wife

There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book.

Tags: Book, Children, Great

Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.

Tags: Business, Comedy

Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer.

Tags: Good, Great, Idea

Each character represented a trait that resides in me.

Tags: Character, Resides, Trait

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities.

Tags: Convinced, Early, Quite
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Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color.

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I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.

Tags: Bugs, Longer, Situation

I have to think as Bugs Bunny, not of Bugs Bunny.

Tags: Bugs, Bunny

I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.

Tags: Reading, Started, Three

I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.

Tags: Job, Somebody, Wanted

If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings.

Tags: Character, End, Good

In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.

Tags: Great, Old, War

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.

Tags: Art, Laughter, Said

Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.

Tags: Age, Anybody, Book

Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.

Tags: Joy, Laughter, Strange