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Alison Bechdel Quotes and Sayings

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Yeah, I read Judy Blume.
My mother didn't like that, but I read it anyhow.
- Alison Bechdel

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.
- Alison Bechdel

One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms.
I'm working on that.
I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes,
trying to sort of make them age gracefully.
- Alison Bechdel

Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl.
- Alison Bechdel

 

My mother is, my father certainly was.
They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.
- Alison Bechdel

I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it.
Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters.
It's really not all lesbians any more.
- Alison Bechdel

Watching everyone root through their psyche,
it just delights me.
Especially R. Crumb's stuff.
- Alison Bechdel

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And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family
was need something from someone.
So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
- Alison Bechdel

I love Jules Feiffer.
I didn't discover him until I was a little older.
- Alison Bechdel

I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history.
- Alison Bechdel

It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't
really suddenly give someone gray hair.
- Alison Bechdel

But I read comic books.
I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.
- Alison Bechdel

Autobiographical comics, I love them.
I love them.
- Alison Bechdel

Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to,
you know, keep cranking that out.
- Alison Bechdel

Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.
- Alison Bechdel

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.
- Alison Bechdel

I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times.
- Alison Bechdel

I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic.
Confession has always held a great appeal for me.
- Alison Bechdel

I never really read superhero stuff as a kid.
- Alison Bechdel

I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and
I work really hard at promoting myself.
- Alison Bechdel

I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing
men and I've taken it out of the slideshow.
- Alison Bechdel

For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.
- Alison Bechdel

The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.
- Alison Bechdel

When I grew up, I studied karate for years.
I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge
that I really didn't like fighting at all,
so I quit.
- Alison Bechdel

I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times
for exactly that same reason.
She couldn't bear that it wasn't real.
She wanted to live in it.
- Alison Bechdel

When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting
to be more books geared towards young adults.
- Alison Bechdel

People really want to think that these things really happened.
I don't know why that important, but I know that when
I finish reading a novel or something,
I want to know how much of that really happened to this author.
- Alison Bechdel

It's definitely part of it, that the men were having
fun and doing the interesting things but also,
I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and
how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.
- Alison Bechdel

Writing this book feels like a completely different
activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life.
I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now.
- Alison Bechdel

That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid,
something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet.
And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect
and investigate in this memoir project.
- Alison Bechdel

Mostly it was Mad magazine.
And I did read a lot of - I had a subscription when I was little,
but I also had access to some old collections,
the little paperbacks of the really good stuff.
- Alison Bechdel

I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart,
you know, Sparrow's boyfriend.
I love that.
Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the
strip even though there weren't any men in it,
so they'd be forced to identify with the women.
- Alison Bechdel

Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits.
I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get
home from school and get out of it.
The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks.
- Alison Bechdel

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon,
and the stars, and the sun.
- John Lennon

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Yeah, but now suddenly - you know, universities are
notoriously market oriented,
too.
- Jim Harrison

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling.
That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I'm not existing.
- Bai Ling

Yeah, I have been because, generally speaking,
to we Biblical literalists, the media is very hostile.
- Tim LaHaye

Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the
characters to be nice so they chose me so there was
a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
- Matthew McGrory

It's a juggernaut, yeah...
but I'm not phased by making movies.
- Matthew Vaughn

I just don't write musically, but lyrically,
yeah I write.
- Tom Araya

Did I get jiggy with Will? I would have to say no!
Did I have fun with Will? I would have to say yeah!
But you know, I did not jig with the man,
if you know what I'm saying!
- Bruce Greenwood

Yeah, well, it did earlier - but as Bobby and I have played together,
our thing as a unit has become so strong that they
kind of had to get in where they fit in.
And most people do.
- Charlie Hunter

Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie,
based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
- Brian De Palma

Yeah.
I mean, it just seemed to me that it was -
I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers.
That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.
- James Stockdale

I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love.
Yeah right, how do you get that?
- Siobhan Fahey

Yeah, I went to ACT for a while.
It was great.
- Gedde Watanabe

Yeah, touring can get rough some times and draining,
but I always have to pinch myself and realize that I'm doing what I love.
- Jonny Lang

Yeah, I love being famous.
It's almost like being white, y'know?
- Chris Rock

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very,
very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
- Edward James Olmos

Yeah, I had a tremendous time shooting in Nebraska.
I like that state a lot, all over it.
- Sean Penn

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science,
yeah, I was a genius.
I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
- Steve Wozniak

Yeah, I read history.
But it doesn't make you nice.
Hitler read history, too.
- Joan Rivers

Yeah, I had gay friends.
The first thing I realized was that everybody's different,
and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.
- Bruce Springsteen

But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny.
- Jonathan Franzen

Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah,
it lets people know they should come to New York.
- John Guare

Oh yeah, that was the thing to do at that time.
This was before the new wave of bebop started.
- Martin Denny

Yeah, I don't like, um, I'm not interested in rock 'n' roll piano.
I find it a little grating.
- Warren Zevon

Yeah, I kinda still get nervous sometimes now.
- Kenny Hickey

Yeah, I might remaster it, in fact I'm sure I would.
But all the songs will be the same.
- John Wozniak

I am human, and, yeah, I have very bad days.
- Charlize Theron

So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show,
but I like rock and roll.
- Gavin DeGraw

Yeah, a lot of people think I'll be a tortured nutcase when they meet me.
- Emily Watson

Yeah, my parents help me keep my feet on the ground.
- Rupert Grint

Mary Gauthier's great.
Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together.
She's really wonderful.
- Guy Clark

I've never looked at myself and thought,
'Oh yeah, I'm sexy'.
I've felt sexy and confident, but I don't look at myself that way.
- Ashlee Simpson

Yeah I grew up on the Westside of Detroit.
- Obie Trice

Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first.
I was just chosen to command that flight.
Circumstance put me in that particular role.
That wasn't planned by anyone.
- Neil Armstrong

Yeah.
I have been with David Furnish for eight years,
now.
- Elton John


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