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Harvey Pekar Quotes and Sayings

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I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

I really don't have a lot in common with the people
who attend the Comic Con.
It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
- Harvey Pekar

I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize.
- Harvey Pekar

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics.
So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists,
stand-up comedians, that sort of thing.
- Harvey Pekar

 

My work looks like a comic book in form,
but it's not a typical comic book in content.
I write autobiographical stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I think you can do anything with comics that you could
do in just about any art form.
- Harvey Pekar

I try and write the way things happen.
I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.
- Harvey Pekar

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It didn't take long to establish myself,
as far as people thinking my work was good.
They liked it from the start.
- Harvey Pekar

People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people,
and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm a guy that likes to sit in one place.
- Harvey Pekar

I came up with American Splendor.
Some people think it's American Squalor.
- Harvey Pekar

Things improved a little bit in the '80s;
there was kind of a revival of alternative comics,
but then they went downhill in the '90s.
- Harvey Pekar

Plays have been made of my comics.
- Harvey Pekar

I think the people who would be the least interested
in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

I've probably had my day in the sun.
I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers.
- Harvey Pekar

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal.
It's an ongoing autobiography.
I started it when I was in my early 30s,
and I just keep going.
- Harvey Pekar

There hasn't been enough change in comics to suit me.
I don't know why exactly.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys -
Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys.
- Harvey Pekar

Everybody's like everybody else, and everybody's different from everybody else.
- Harvey Pekar

People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly
interested in comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

I continue to be disappointed that people don't try
and diversify the kind of work they are doing in comics.
- Harvey Pekar

Letterman...
he got his problems.
We don't get along too well.
- Harvey Pekar

I'd been familiar with comics, and I'd collected 'em when I was a kid,
but after I got into junior high school,
there wasn't much I was interested in.
- Harvey Pekar

It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you.
- Harvey Pekar

I thought I had a great opportunity when I started
doing my comic book in 1972.
I thought there was so much territory to work in.
- Harvey Pekar

It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change
what I've written about them.
Generally I portray them in a good light,
if they're friends.
- Harvey Pekar

I decided I was going to tell these stories.
I went around and met Crumb.
He was the cartoonist.
I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while.
I took a look at his stuff.
Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing.
It was a step beyond Mad.
- Harvey Pekar

The film's success so far involves winning a couple
of prizes at Cannes and Sundance,
and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines.
That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet.
- Harvey Pekar

I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures,
and thought balloons and word balloons and captions.
Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should
look like and turn it over to the artist.
- Harvey Pekar

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

I'm a sensitive guy.
If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional
duress and you write a song about it,
I'll buy you album.
- Matthew Perry

I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them...
I have.
- Joss Stone

I think one of the great moments of my life was when
I could write musician on my passport.
- Jon Anderson

I'm not too fond of the hard work and the constant
battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write,
but I figure that's part of the territory.
- Robert Sheckley

They asked me to write it and zoomed me over there to do it.
But they ended up sacking me.
- Eddie Campbell

I write a lot of songs people don't hear.
I really just enjoy the process.
I finish 'em all.
I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between
the bad ones and the good ones.
- Bob Seger

My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate
in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations.
- Glenn Tipton

When it comes time to write the book itself I'll shut the lights out,
picture the scene I'm about to write then close my eyes and go at it.
Yes, I can touch type.
- Jeffery Deaver

There's no end to the inventiveness of critics,
I tell you.
Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse
into their analysis of work.
- Dennis Potter

Talent is a matter of quantity.
Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.
- Jules Renard

I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.
- Smokey Robinson

From the beginning, when I first got an idea for a
story and wondered if I could write it,
it has always been the story that has driven me.
- Jean M. Auel

And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write.
And they care.
- Russell Banks

I hear entire symphonies, oratorios,
in my head,
but I can't write a note.
- Alan Dean Foster

I didn't write this song.
Someone was talking in a room.
I just wrote down everything they said.
- Jeff Ament

There comes a time when every scientist,
even God, has to write off an experiment.
- P. D. James


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