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Bill Griffith Quotes and Sayings

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I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

Related topics: Computers

I hate Calvin and Hobbes.
I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips.
- Bill Griffith

I had a very diametrically opposite set of parents.
- Bill Griffith

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop
culture is that they kind of like it light.
- Bill Griffith

 

If something is going on in my life,
it winds up getting into my strip.
- Bill Griffith

Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way.
Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.
- Bill Griffith

Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
- Bill Griffith

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When I was an art student in the early 60's before
the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
- Bill Griffith

Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had
some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.
- Bill Griffith

Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor
for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
- Bill Griffith

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster.
- Bill Griffith

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

I always thought of Levittown as a joke.
- Bill Griffith

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.
- Bill Griffith

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of
an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
- Bill Griffith

Yes, but personally I was never a big acid head.
- Bill Griffith

I think Zippy is part of me, but I'm not Zippy.
- Bill Griffith

Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid,
to me there's nothing real about it;
it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.
- Bill Griffith

Zippy accepts chaos as what it is, which is the real order of everything.
- Bill Griffith

My first character was Mr. Toad.
- Bill Griffith

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist,
but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty
developed comic strip character.
- Bill Griffith

What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature
obviously it takes a whole team of people,
and Zippy is my work.
I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
- Bill Griffith

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist
there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
- Bill Griffith

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years
never took himself seriously as an artist.
- Bill Griffith

All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.
- Bill Griffith

Comics is a language.
It's a language most people understand intuitively.
- Bill Griffith

Well, I've done a lot of strips since I've been here
about Zippy and me being in Connecticut.
- Bill Griffith

Zippy is living in the moment.
- Bill Griffith

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
- Bill Griffith

Are we having fun yet?
- Bill Griffith

When drugs came around I sampled them just like anybody
else but I never became dependent creatively on drugs;
like various cartoonists in the underground never did
anything if they weren't stoned,
That was the prerequisite for sitting down and drawing.
- Bill Griffith

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch
of character drawings and scan them into a computer,
and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life,
where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
- Bill Griffith

I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art,
if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York,
until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.
- Bill Griffith

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa


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