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Born: 1958-07-05
Profession: Cartoonist
Nation: American
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A real job is a job you hate.

Tags: Hate, Job, Real

Genius is never understood in its own time.

Tags: Brainy, Genius, Time

Reality continues to ruin my life.

Tags: Life, Reality, Ruin

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?

Tags: Ignorance, Learning, Time

Mothers are the necessity of invention.

Tags: Mom, Mothers, Necessity

I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.

Tags: Listening, Quiet, Start

If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.

Tags: Control, Expect, Life

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, Why, Words

When birds burp, it must taste like bugs.

Tags: Birds, Bugs, Taste

It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.

Tags: Done, Hard, Work

Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery - it recharges by running.

Tags: Car, Mind, Thought

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

Tags: Body, Experience, Talking

We all have different desires and needs, but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.

Tags: Needs, Ourselves, Stand

Heck, what's a little extortion among friends?

Tags: Among, Friends, Heck

It's always better to leave the party early.

Tags: Early, Leave, Party

Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

Tags: Best, Mind, Problems

So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it.

Tags: Beyond, Food, Real

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: Ideas, Purpose, Writing

If I had rolled along with the strip's popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now 'grieving' for 'Calvin and Hobbes' would be wishing me dead.

Tags: Along, Another, Dead

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life... I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer.

Tags: Life, Reality, Special

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

Tags: Intelligence, Life, Universe

There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.

Tags: Enough, Time

Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.

Tags: Bad, Helps, Mood

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

Tags: Getting, Snow, Winning

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.

Tags: Enough, Research, Scientific

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

Tags: Die, God, Put
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I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?

Tags: Fair, Unfair, Why

It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.

Tags: Accept, Denial, Reality

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.

Tags: Dreams, Night, Together

I liked things better when I didn't understand them.

Tags: Liked, Understand

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.

Tags: Best, Friend, Friendship

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything's different.

Tags: Change, Pretty, Weird

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

Tags: Spend, Unless, Weekends

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.

Tags: Night, Outside, Stars

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.

Tags: Everyone, Keep, Life

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.

Tags: End, Life, Seriously

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: Life, Sometimes, Universe

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.

Tags: Future, Present, Problem

From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way.

Tags: Connect, Dots

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.

Tags: Mistakes, Often, Present

It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.

Tags: Cool, Idea, Once

I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple.

Tags: Eat, Turn, Won

That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.

Tags: Problem, Science, Trying

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.

Tags: Command, Dumb, Useless

I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track.

Tags: Laugh, Life, Thought

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Tags: Leadership, Ship, Storm

My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.

Tags: Advancing, Commitment

I have never believed in the impossible.

Tags: Believed, Impossible

I was raised in a very sheltered, narrow environment.

Tags: Narrow, Raised, Sheltered

The influence of one's parents is powerful and permanent.

Tags: Influence, Parents, Powerful

My mother taught me a lot of things, but they had big presuppositions built in - like her expectation that I'd be a missionary nurse in a religious order.

Tags: Big, Her, Mother

One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.

Tags: Sad, Society, Women

'What can your kids teach you?' Well, I believe something different about kids. We don't own them, they have their own knowledge. From the start you have to make the choice to listen.

Tags: Kids, Knowledge, Start
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