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Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and
by Jhonen Vasquez

Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and
never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like.
Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I love the show and a lot of what came out of it,
like some of the people I met and got to work with,
but those were truly some of the unhappiest days of my life.
- Jhonen Vasquez

After doing Johnny I wanted to just do something,
I wouldn't say innocent, but to not have any care in the world.
Lots of setups and horrible happenings but its funny.
- Jhonen Vasquez

But now I have a lot of little kids who watched Invader
Zim whenever they could find it on television.
- Jhonen Vasquez

 

All the power to them but I'm not interested in making
yet another show that looks like some other show.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I don't want little kids reading my comics.
- Jhonen Vasquez

At this very moment I'm behind on a compilation that
Slave Labor is doing for Free Comic Book Day.
- Jhonen Vasquez

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It's sort of what the Johnny and Devi stories are about,
the idea of always being a slave to something.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Ever since I'm done with Zim everyone thinks that I'm
going to go back to comics.
I've been flooded with emails asking me if I'm working
on the new Johnny over and over again.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I take little bits and pieces of ideas that I may or
may not believe in but I give them to this character and he runs with them.
I have fun with however he handles the situation.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I think there is something a little too self conscious
about enjoying being an outsider.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I'm just doing little bits and pieces for other magazines right now.
- Jhonen Vasquez

In certain ways it is incredibly damaging considering
the stuff I did before certainly wasn't for kids.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I could go through a lot of my old emails from when
I first started doing comics.
Back then the lowest age of fans was like 15 or 16
up to people in their 20's and 30's.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I'm definitely incredibly attracted to the aesthetic
of what is typically deemed goth stuff,
but.
A lot of my experience growing up was in being around that kind of thing,
and it's just what sinks into a person's brain.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Because of the audience I get and the fact that these
people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think
the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is
a very respectable thing.
I'm very used to it.
I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Retro looking stuff but a lot of these guys doing these
shows are my age or younger.
I was just disgusted.
I hated being around that kind of thing.
Not that it affected what I did because when it comes
down to it I was doing my own show.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I got to draw monsters, robots and write funny stories.
I loved doing that stuff and working with the actors.
But it got to be less and less that stuff and more
about trying to be everywhere and not being able to
do one thing very enjoyably.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Goth culture, as mired in the past as it is,
even it goes through changes, so Goth when I was growing
up is not what it is now.
When I think of Goth culture as it is at the moment I think of mall culture.
- Jhonen Vasquez

But I couldn't draw as fast as she requested.
Thus, I tried to create the worst abomination of a comic that I could,
so as to make her not want comics anymore.
That abomination, my friends, was Happy Noodle Boy.
- Jhonen Vasquez

When I'm writing the book I'm laughing at just how
overblown the characters seemed.
How full of himself he seems.
But I didn't get far enough in the series to really
drive the joke of it home.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I don't particularly dislike any kind of person that
might be reading my stuff.
They like it and that's cool, but I don't do the work
for any kind of group in particular,
except for hobos, who just plain kick ass and light up my life.
- Jhonen Vasquez

As I got farther and farther along in the series I
did less and less preparation.
I didn't use outlines or sketches.
I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and
then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

I am a miracle, and that's why I'm ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
- Judy Garland

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I know why families were created with all their imperfections.
They humanize you.
They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally,
so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
- Anais Nin

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous


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