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I've always liked getting away with just a little bit
by William Joyce

I've always liked getting away with just a little bit
of what you're not supposed to.
Like my first book, Billy's Booger, got me in trouble
with the principal's office.
- William Joyce

I raised frogs every spring in our house from tadpoles
and by end of summer our house was overrun with frogs.
- William Joyce

But if you really love to write and you really love
to tell stories and you really love to draw,
you just have to keep doing it no matter what anybody says.
- William Joyce

The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law.
- William Joyce

 

You know, I hate to give advice because my life has
been so odd that almost nothing that's happened to me can apply.
- William Joyce

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really,
really looked out for me and really encouraged all that.
And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
- William Joyce

Their toys are alive and can sometimes come to their aid,
or get lost and Olie has to find them.
They go to other planets.
They go to the ice cream planet.
- William Joyce

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I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's
office for a consultation with my parents.
But that was the beginning of my literary career.
- William Joyce

Almost everything in 'A Day With Wilbur Robinson' has some basis in truth.
And yes, my sister did pay me to feed her grapes while
she talked to her boyfriend on the phone.
- William Joyce

The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and
it was called 'Billy's Booger.'
It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.
- William Joyce

I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms
as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go
anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults.
- William Joyce

If you really want to tell stories, do it and don't be dissuaded.
- William Joyce

And they're also very good at math, these super boogers,
and so they teach Billy the ways of mathematics.
- William Joyce

I like stirring things up.
I'm on the side of the kids more than I am on the adults.
And occasionally I find some adults that have that same mischievous streak,
so I don't get in too much trouble.
- William Joyce

I just took the idea that King Kong was too big for
everything and reversed it and put George in a land of giants,
which is basically what every kid goes through anyway -
that,
you know, the world is made for grownups,
for tall people, for the giants.
- William Joyce

So if you're a robot and you're living on this planet,
you can do things that you can't do in real life -
things that you wished you could do:
like fly;
like have a car that flies; like have furniture that is alive.
- William Joyce

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

Bogart could have been color blind.
He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I had temping jobs also.
I liked the flexibility.
There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.
- Todd Barry

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting,
something connected to the fine arts.
- Catherine Deneuve

I was a typical farm boy.
I liked the farm.
I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm,
go down to the drainage ditch and fish,
and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.
- Sam Donaldson

I remember going to church about four times a week.
I liked it a lot.
- Victoria Jackson

I liked the drama of getting stoned.
- Brion James

Back then, I could be as obnoxious as I liked and people
would still come back for more,
they had to, I was Benjamin Cohen, the Dot Com sensation.
- Benjamin Cohen

I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy.
- Travis Barker

I had mice that I kept as pets when I was very young,
and I've always liked the way they look.
Even rats.
I'm not scared of them.
- Catherine Deneuve

We do this for the art, not the adulation.
I'd rather our music get liked and we get ignored.
I don't want to be adored for anything other than the music.
- Andy Partridge

I've always liked Atlanta.
And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.
- Jon Stewart

I've never liked the press part of it (no offense),
but it comes with the job.
- Devon Sawa

If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.
- Cynthia Nelms

It didn't take long to establish myself,
as far as people thinking my work was good.
They liked it from the start.
- Harvey Pekar

I always liked the smell of a smoke-filled room.
I think it's a good smell.
- Dennis Franz

I disliked singing in English and neither liked the
story nor the character of Cressida.
- Walter Legge

I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made,
and the dancers chose what they liked.
- Issey Miyake

I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off.
- Roger Moore

I was successful with mediocre material because of
a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
- Nancy Sinatra

I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and
invent things and build gadgets.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla
movies and Scorsese movies.
- Owen Wilson

I never felt that getting angry would do you any good
other than hurt your own digestion,
keep you from eating, which I liked to do.
- Septima Clark

My goal is, of course, for this show to do well,
and I would love it if people liked it.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Whether it s the country or city, I never liked the bad guy.
- Robert Stack

But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting,
a little more daring and although I appreciate good
acting and I liked being versatile my whole career,
it kept me working.
- Robert Klein

I liked the name of the amendment.
I couldn't help feeling uneasy that the church was
opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment.
- Sonia Johnson

When I decided to take writing seriously,
I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked,
and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
- George Stephen

You might like it as a joke or because you liked it then,
but there isn't a whole new generation discovering Wham!.
- Rob Zombie

Girls had never been important.
I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love,
because my first love was tennis.
- Boris Becker

I always liked the intensity of the recording.
- Chris Bailey

I really liked the Mariachi singing in Westerns.
- Harry Dean Stanton

I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass,
because of Gene Simmons of Kiss.
Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss -
I liked Gene the best.
- Jason Newsted

I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him,
I never understood why he was so popular.
To me his voice was just a gimmick.
- Hedy Lamarr

Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot.
We talked all night.
We had the same views on nuclear disarmament.
- Jerry Hall

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

Walt had a marvelous intuition.
And because he understood people very well,
liked them and had great respect for people,
there was nothing cynical about Walt.
- John Hench

As it happened, I had a friend who was a good person
who liked to present himself as a dreadful one.
Using him as a role model, I created the first Buck Godot strip.
- Phil Foglio

I never liked group work in school.
- Brendan Fehr

Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet,
head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano.
- George Duke

I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all
those guitars in different tunings.
I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway.
- Ritchie Blackmore

Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
- Peter De Vries

I realized what interested me as a student of film
was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
- Sam Raimi

I basically put myself into directors' hands and let them tell me what to do,
and the more they told me what to do,
the more I liked it.
- Julie Christie

I also have always liked the monster within idea.
I like the zombies being us.
Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.
- George A. Romero

If someone who knows what's going on comes up and says they liked the music,
I appreciate that.
- John Lurie

The last two records I liked playing a lot.
- Kim Gordon

My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.
- Aaron Neville

I don't think Auden liked my poetry very much,
he's very Anglican.
- Stevie Smith

I never liked mellow sounding guitar.
- Tom Verlaine

I started out as a football player.
I liked to inflict pain.
In basketball, it was the same thing.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I have tried sex with both men and women.
I found I liked it.
- Dusty Springfield

I always liked serve-and-volley players and big athletes.
- Richard Krajicek

I liked working in a series, going to work every day
and not having to leave town for long locations.
I was producing them and building an audience.
- Robert Wagner


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