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I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have
by Joseph Barbera

I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have
a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.
- Joseph Barbera

That's what keeps me going: dreaming,
inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
- Joseph Barbera

Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed.
He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat,
in the process of winning the race.
- Joseph Barbera

My last days at MGM were like the fall of the Roman Empire in fast motion.
- Joseph Barbera

 

Except for me, no one in my family could draw.
- Joseph Barbera

Creating fantasy is a very personal thing,
but you can't take the process too personally.
- Joseph Barbera

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic.
You listened to fights on the radio,
and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
- Joseph Barbera

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I have spent a lot of years on the outside looking in.
- Joseph Barbera

I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have
the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving.
- Joseph Barbera

My marriage had been impulsive.
That marriage should have been short-lived instead
of the 23 years it spanned.
- Joseph Barbera

I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories.
They didn't much like it.
- Joseph Barbera

I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid,
but being by myself never bothered me.
- Joseph Barbera

My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into.
Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons.
- Joseph Barbera

Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important,
and say, We were raised on your characters,
and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children.
- Joseph Barbera

You keep pitching.
Most of the pitches run wild.
A few are caught.
- Joseph Barbera

After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with,
I started submitting them to the magazines.
- Joseph Barbera

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release
and relief provided by laughter.
- Joseph Barbera

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules,
I came back year after year.
- Joseph Barbera

One of the most attractive things about writing your
autobiography is that you're not dead.
- Joseph Barbera

Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast
outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.
- Joseph Barbera

While I have never been a regular churchgoer,
I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty
of the religious experience.
- Joseph Barbera

Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.
- Joseph Barbera

High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me,
but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.
- Joseph Barbera

Publicity gets more than a little tiring.
You want it, you need it, you crave it,
and you're scared as hell when it stops.
- Joseph Barbera

I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would
want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.
- Joseph Barbera

I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough
of a big shot to do a piece on me.
- Joseph Barbera

I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything
I create will see the light of day.
- Joseph Barbera

I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat,
and that was Tony Randall.
- Joseph Barbera

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
- Joseph Barbera

Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist,
we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.
- Joseph Barbera

Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way,
but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
- Joseph Barbera

I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital.
To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a
Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.
- Joseph Barbera

There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred
million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the
job has to be a decent human being,
but Mike Eisner is that and more.
- Joseph Barbera

Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot.
- Joseph Barbera

What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star.
But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.
- Joseph Barbera

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television,
but we both got our start and built the first phase
of our partnership in the movies.
- Joseph Barbera

Los Angeles was an impression of failure,
of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives.
This is California? I thought.
- Joseph Barbera

When animators weren't sleeping, they were drinking.
- Joseph Barbera

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford


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