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I try and write the way things happen.
by Harvey Pekar

I try and write the way things happen.
I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.
- Harvey Pekar

I've probably had my day in the sun.
I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers.
- Harvey Pekar

I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize.
- Harvey Pekar

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

 

Everybody's like everybody else, and everybody's different from everybody else.
- Harvey Pekar

I came up with American Splendor.
Some people think it's American Squalor.
- Harvey Pekar

It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you.
- Harvey Pekar

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I think you can do anything with comics that you could
do in just about any art form.
- Harvey Pekar

It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change
what I've written about them.
Generally I portray them in a good light,
if they're friends.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys -
Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys.
- Harvey Pekar

I think the people who would be the least interested
in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

I'd been familiar with comics, and I'd collected 'em when I was a kid,
but after I got into junior high school,
there wasn't much I was interested in.
- Harvey Pekar

Letterman...
he got his problems.
We don't get along too well.
- Harvey Pekar

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal.
It's an ongoing autobiography.
I started it when I was in my early 30s,
and I just keep going.
- Harvey Pekar

Things improved a little bit in the '80s;
there was kind of a revival of alternative comics,
but then they went downhill in the '90s.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm a guy that likes to sit in one place.
- Harvey Pekar

People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly
interested in comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

Plays have been made of my comics.
- Harvey Pekar

I thought I had a great opportunity when I started
doing my comic book in 1972.
I thought there was so much territory to work in.
- Harvey Pekar

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics.
So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists,
stand-up comedians, that sort of thing.
- Harvey Pekar

I continue to be disappointed that people don't try
and diversify the kind of work they are doing in comics.
- Harvey Pekar

People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people,
and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
- Harvey Pekar

There hasn't been enough change in comics to suit me.
I don't know why exactly.
- Harvey Pekar

I decided I was going to tell these stories.
I went around and met Crumb.
He was the cartoonist.
I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

My work looks like a comic book in form,
but it's not a typical comic book in content.
I write autobiographical stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

I really don't have a lot in common with the people
who attend the Comic Con.
It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
- Harvey Pekar

I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures,
and thought balloons and word balloons and captions.
Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should
look like and turn it over to the artist.
- Harvey Pekar

I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while.
I took a look at his stuff.
Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing.
It was a step beyond Mad.
- Harvey Pekar

The film's success so far involves winning a couple
of prizes at Cannes and Sundance,
and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines.
That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet.
- Harvey Pekar

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.
- Maya Angelou

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu


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