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Daniel Clowes Quotes and Sayings

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I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look;
this sort of photographic realism,
but with a certain abstraction that comics can give.
It's kind of a fine line.
- Daniel Clowes

I must have been 3 years old or less,
and I remember paging through these comics,
trying to figure out the stories.
I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories.
- Daniel Clowes

I love the medium and I love individual comics,
but the business is nothing I would be proud of.
- Daniel Clowes

You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic
that a photograph doesn't really have.
A photograph, even if it's connecting with you,
it seems very dead on the page sometimes.
- Daniel Clowes

 

It's embarrassing to be involved in the same business
as the mainstream comic thing.
It's still very embarrassing to tell other adults that I draw comic books -
their instant,
preconceived notions of what that means.
- Daniel Clowes

When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality,
it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be,
and they're constantly disappointed by that.
I think that would be the camp that I would fall into -
constantly horrified by the things people do.
- Daniel Clowes

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always
see the worst in everything.
The glass was half-empty.
I would see people kissing, and I would think one was
trying to bite the other.
- Daniel Clowes

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CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Find your way with the certain and gentle light of forgiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

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

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
- Gwen Stefani

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should
certain persons die before they sing.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Everyone needs a certain amount of money.
Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it.
We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

Movies are something people see all over the world
because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
- Henry B. Adams

Business is never so healthy as when,
like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
- Henry Ford

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

There is only one thing about which I am certain,
and that is that there is very little
about which one can be certain.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing,
peace is the measure.
- Phyllis McGinley

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed,
was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect
of a certain inner experience.
- Felix Adler

It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian
elements have found in my writings something to hang
their peculiar beatnik theories on.
- Jack Kerouac

It's time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution.
We've reached a certain point, but we're not moving any more.
- Ken Kesey

But I've always believed that Christine Cagney shouldn't
be played past a certain age.
- Sharon Gless

The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people
forget that certain other sets of people are human.
- Aldous Huxley

I'm in the studio 24 hours a day.
It's true that once you get a certain level of success,
you become a target.
Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves.
- Puff Daddy

We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely
as we do because the language habits of our community
predispose certain choices of interpretation.
- Edward Sapir

Ever since I started to get recognition I've picked
out certain fans and reverse-stalked them.
- Jim Carrey

Any institution becomes a community -
whether it's a high school or a boarding school or
a publishing company or a small town where everybody
knows certain things about people.
- Alice Hoffman

We are the creative force of our life,
and through our own decisions rather than our conditions,
if we carefully learn to do certain things,
we can accomplish those goals.
- Stephen Covey

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound,
they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron

For a time that you couldn't get a gig if you didn't look a certain way.
- Chris Bailey

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition;
so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is
certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
- John Calvin

So, when you see a kid with ratty jeans on,
wearing sneakers that aren't clean, you know they're
in a certain place economically.
I was interested in that experience.
- Jim McKay


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