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Craig McCracken Quotes and Sayings

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I'm a geeky toy collector, and to have toys of your
own characters is unbelievably cool.
- Craig McCracken

For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist
but when I started doing them in my teens they were
getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information.
- Craig McCracken

Anything you see on the screen was at one point approved by me.
- Craig McCracken

But to me what seems to be missing in a lot of portfolios is Cartooning.
- Craig McCracken

 

Basicly what I had to do was do a 7 minute board and
pitch it to a room of big wigs from the network and
based on that they determined if I would get a short or not.
- Craig McCracken

One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what
stories we decide to tell,
but probably the biggest part of my job I'd say is
working on the storyboards.
- Craig McCracken

I'm always thinking about what I might want to do next,
but there's still things I want to do with Powerpuff -
so I can keep going with this one for awhile.
- Craig McCracken

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Basicly I'm in charge of all creative aspects of the show.
- Craig McCracken

It really just gives you a sense of when you need to
have dialogue and when you don't,
and if your pictures are telling the story,
you don't need to have all this talking.
- Craig McCracken

The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show,
write all the dialog, and decide the mood,
action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.
- Craig McCracken

There's a lot you can do without words.
- Craig McCracken

We chose the actors thru a series of auditions when we started the show.
- Craig McCracken

I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists.
- Craig McCracken

I started working at Hanna-Barbera in '92 on 2 Stupid Dogs.
- Craig McCracken

First, there was 2 Stupid Dogs.
Then, Dexter's Laboratory.
And now, Powerpuff Girls.
There were a lot of little things in between,
but those were the main ones.
- Craig McCracken

Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon
Network are cartoon fans.
I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons,
and the only difference between them and me is they don't know how to draw.
- Craig McCracken

Yes, it's a prequel.
It tells the story about how the girls were born with superpowers,
but they weren't necessarily heroes at the beginning of this movie,
so the movie is about the events that happen in their
life to make them decide to be heroes.
- Craig McCracken

The reason they look the way they do is that the first
drawing I did of them was really small so I didn't draw fingers,
nose, ears, etc and this drawing had a certain appeal that I really liked.
- Craig McCracken

I'm hoping that word-of-mouth on the film -
people seeing it and liking it -
that that will drive more people to the theaters,
because I haven't seen the billboards or the posters or anything.
- Craig McCracken

So what I do is supervise the boarding process trying
to get the shows the way I'd like them to be.
And in some cases I've completely redone a board myself
even though I'm not credited for it.
- Craig McCracken

The shows are either 11 or 22 minutes and they move pretty quickly,
and that's part of the charm of them -
so it was just trying to keep that in mind and keep
the energy of the story moving,
even though we were dealing with a longer format.
- Craig McCracken

I'm not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments,
and then I've got some aspects of cool in me,
I guess.
- Nick Cannon

Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it's
hard to be at the cutting edge of what's cool and not
do something that's totally geeky.
- Darren Aronofsky

I'm just a geeky, goofy person.
- Austin Peck

I loved school, I loved putting on my uniform and doing homework every day.
I was one of those good students that the teachers liked.
I guess that's got to be a pretty nerdy,
geeky part of me.
- Yvonne Strahovski

I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid,
so I got into music boy, didn't matter what you looked like either,
you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music,
whoa, you'd get the girls.
- Tommy Chong

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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran


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