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"At school, new ideas are thrust at you every day. Out in the world, you'll have to find the inner motivation to search for new ideas on your own." Bill Watterson
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"Why isn't my life like a situation comedy? Why don't I have a bunch of friends with nothing better to do but drop by and instigate wacky adventures? Why aren't my conversations peppered with spontaneous witticisms? Why don't my friends demonstrate heartfelt concern for my well being when I have problems? ...I gotta get my life some writers." Bill Watterson
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"Mothers are the necessity of invention." Bill Watterson
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"I'm sick of everybody telling me what to do." Bill Watterson
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"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?" Bill Watterson
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"The whole pleasure for me is having the opportunity to do a comic strip for a living, and now that I've finally got that I'm not going to give it away. . . . Any time somebody else has their hand in the ink it's changing the product, and I enjoy the responsibility for this product. I'm willing to take the blame if the strip goes down the drain, and I want the credit if it succeeds. So long as it has my name on it, I want it to be mine." Bill Watterson
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"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
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"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." Bill Watterson
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American Cartoonist    Present   

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"[A little more than a year after the comic entered syndication, it was collected in a book that became a bestseller -- which helped the newspaper client list grow faster.] I was not prepared for the resulting attention, ... Besides disliking the diminishment of privacy and the inhibiting quality of feeling watched, I valued my anonymous, boring life. In fact, I didn't see how I could write honestly without it. A year later, I moved out west, got an unlisted phone number, stopped giving interviews, and tried to fly as low under the radar as possible. Of course, some reporters took this as a personal challenge to intrude, but in general, my quiet life let me concentrate on my work." Bill Watterson
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"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." Bill Watterson
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"So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it." Bill Watterson
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American Cartoonist    Food   

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"If you have the personalities down, you understand them and identify with them; you can stick them in any situation and have a pretty good idea of how they're going to respond. Then it's just a matter of sanding and polishing up the jokes. But if you've got more ambiguous characters or stock stereotypes, the plastic comes through and they don't work as well. These two characters clicked for me almost immediately and I feel very comfortable working with them." Bill Watterson
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"Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery -- it recharges by running." Bill Watterson
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"That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder." Bill Watterson
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American Cartoonist    Science   

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"Let it to a girl to take the fun out of sex discrimination." Bill Watterson
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"Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around." Bill Watterson
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"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak." Bill Watterson
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"Childhood is short and maturity is forever." Bill Watterson
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"Hobbes: Do you think there's a God? Calvin: Well, SOMEBODY'S out to get me." Bill Watterson
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"Experience is food for the brain." Bill Watterson
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"The real fun of living wisely is that you get to be smug about it." Bill Watterson
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