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Matthew Ashford Quotes and Sayings

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Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me...
a relaxation...
I get my ideas from everyday events.
- Matthew Ashford

I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years,
so I tried.
- Matthew Ashford

What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it.
- Matthew Ashford

When I draw a character, very often as I'm doing a face,
my face mirrors the expression.
- Matthew Ashford


For me, the joy of doing it is doodling when I want to.
But if I had to do it, I'd lose the joy.
- Matthew Ashford

I played a lot of character parts in school.
- Matthew Ashford

I was prepared for the theatre, but not for the nuts and bolts.
- Matthew Ashford

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Melissa and I have the best working relationship,
and we feel that Jack and Jennifer have so much more to do.
- Matthew Ashford

It's a rare thing to find somebody you can work with,
work off of, and have fun with.
- Matthew Ashford

I draw whatever hits me.
- Matthew Ashford

You have to be awake at 6 a.m., when everyone else is asleep.
- Matthew Ashford

Actors worry about bad breath, weight,
receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.
- Matthew Ashford

It's very easy for me to laugh at myself and laugh at life.
- Matthew Ashford

All the writers and producers around us that gave us
the environment where we could play.
They were able to provide us with a place where we
could take chances to play with things,
go against the grain and do things that people don't always do.
- Matthew Ashford

It confirms for me that we did something on Days that meant something.
We had our ups and downs, but Missy and I and some of the other actors,
created something that was really memorable.
- Matthew Ashford

I think having eight kids evens things out a bit.
You learn about the world; you learn about the world;
you learn you've got to get along.
We're all - if anything - very adjustable.
- Matthew Ashford

After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows,
this character, and working within Days of Our Lives,
has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career.
- Matthew Ashford

I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not.
He is one of a small group of real storytellers.
He has enormous imagination and ability to write.
I'm glad he's coming back.
It's going to be good for the show.
- Matthew Ashford

Obviously, you check tht she's safe,
she's clean,
got all the fingers and toes, like that's going to help them through life.
It'll help them walk, but you can't pull them out and
check their IQ or anything.
- Matthew Ashford

It ended up being a very good thing,
because they finally started writing for the character,
and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose.
I learned from the experience and then moved on.
- Matthew Ashford

The fact is, it was a big show.
We were a part of that show.
Everybody watches for different reasons.
There were some people who were tuning in that day
to see what was going on with other characters.
- Matthew Ashford

I don t think cartoons are only for kids,
but I think kids will love anything as long as it's visually interesting.
- John Kricfalusi

Joe Barbera's s always complaining that he can't get
humor into cartoons anymore.
Just do it.
You've got your money.
Why do they let the networks run their lives?
- John Kricfalusi

98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first -
and the other 2% are lying.
- David Remnick

I've never really thought about competing with cartoons.
If it ever gets to that point, then just shoot me.
- Lucy Liu

I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories.
They didn't much like it.
- Joseph Barbera

I started doing cartoons when I was about 21.
I never thought I would be a cartoonist.
It happened behind my back.
I was always a painter and drawer.
- Lynda Barry

I see myself as an artist who happens to do cartoons.
- Pat Oliphant

I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have
a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.
- Joseph Barbera

Most cartoons are those colors.
They have been for 35 years.
- John Kricfalusi

Cartooning at its best is a fine art.
I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation,
which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
- Ralph Bakshi

My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into.
Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons.
- Joseph Barbera

I have no idea what readership is of written editorials,
but it doesn't come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons.
- Paul Conrad

I'm a great admirer of cartoons, because I can't do cartoons.
- Bruce McCall

After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with,
I started submitting them to the magazines.
- Joseph Barbera

He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly.
As people have said, they are cartoons,
They're grotesques really.
- Simon Callow

I'm not up on today's television for children,
because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me.
- William Jackson

I've never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because
of bad cartoons or editorials.
If that were the case, I wouldn't have any newspapers or magazines to read.
- Richard M. Nixon

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and
never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like.
Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way,
but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
- Joseph Barbera

Newspapers across the country and the world have published
cartoons that have gone beyond reasonable differences
of opinion and expanded into the realm of antisemitism.
- Gordon Smith

Some of those cartoons look nothing like me.
- Sarah Sutton

There is too much illustrating of the news these days.
I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know
what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue.
- Paul Conrad

I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me
and asked me to draw their cartoons for them.
- Jonathan Shapiro

The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage,
but they have got people talking about these issues
out in the open and in essence that's what its all about.
- Jonathan Shapiro

And, uh, I've got about six thousand cartoons up there,
also books and papers.
- Rube Goldberg

I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons.
Then a friend showed them around.
Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
- Lynda Barry

I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons
that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it.
- Pat Oliphant

As soon as I found out how compartmentalized the industry was,
I realized, Well, no wonder the cartoons are so bad.
- John Kricfalusi

I realized that people make cartoons for a living.
It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career.
- John Lasseter

I went to a catholic public school St Helens and learned
English by watching bugs bunny cartoons.
- Nick Mancuso

My intended audience was everybody.
I just want to make cartoons for human beings.
- John Kricfalusi

When I did sports cartoons, I used to uh,
go to fights.
- Rube Goldberg

I would like to thank the people who encouraged me
to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's
conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants
and jeeps which jump over mountains.
- Bill Mauldin

I quickly realized that this medium had a lot to offer someone like me.
To do Disney-quality hand-drawn cartoons,
you have to be a master of two art forms.
Seriously, you have to be able to draw like a Leonardo
da Vinci or a Michelangelo.
But also you have to know movement and timing and control
that through 24 frames a second.
- John Lasseter

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

At one time Tribune Syndicate emptied out their storeroom.
They put tables full of original cartoons down in the
lobby and said take one if you want one.
The comics were simply a burden to them.
- Mort Walker

I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to
the point where I felt I was going to have to start
making and throwing bombs.
I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.
- Terry Gilliam

But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to
afford things like videos on the tours,
cartoons that we'd open up the shows with.
We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do.
We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up.
- Bootsy Collins

In live action movies, you just hope that everything works.
Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good,
or accidents happen continuously.
Many things contradict what you are trying to say.
But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
- John Hench

The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV.
Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons,
and there's a lot of work that's gone into it,
so it can't all be just a lie.
- Damon Albarn

They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again.
They awarded sympathy, gave compassion.
Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters.
You said it George.
- Audrey Meadows

You don't make a fortune doing cartoons.
It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy,
and it's better than a kick in the pants,
But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich.
It just doesn't.
- Patrick Warburton

Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I
thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I
was getting away from Picasso,
and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to
rid myself of his influence.
- Roy Lichtenstein

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

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