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Top 10 Bill Watterson Quotes (BEST)

  1. The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
  2. Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
  3. Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
  4. What fun is it being cool if you can't wear a sombrero?
  5. We all have different desires and needs, but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.
  6. The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.
  7. When birds burp, it must taste like bugs.
  8. There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.
  9. I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?
  10. Selling out is usually more a matter of buying in. Sell out, and you’re really buying into someone else’s system of values, rules and rewards.

Bill Watterson Image Quotes

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What fun is it being cool if you can't wear a sombrero? — Bill Watterson

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The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. — Bill Watterson

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There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. — Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson Short Quotes

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  • I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.
  • Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?
  • I'm not a vegetarian! I'm a dessertarian!
  • Heck, what's a little extortion among friends?
  • I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.
  • Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
  • Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.
  • It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.
  • It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.
  • Tomorrow we'll not only seize the day, we'll throttle it.

Bill Watterson Quotes On Life

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Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything's different. — Bill Watterson

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently. — Bill Watterson

It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept. — Bill Watterson

Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one. — Bill Watterson

A box of new crayons! Now they’re all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect. Soon they’ll be a bunch of ground down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, missing their wrappers and smudged with other colors. Sometimes life seems unbearably tragic. — Bill Watterson

I'm learning real skills that I can apply throughout the rest of my life...procrastinating and rationalizing. — Bill Watterson

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present. — Bill Watterson

I've been interested in cartooning all my life. I read the comics as a kid, and I did cartoons for high school publications - the newspaper and yearbook and soon. In college, I got interested in political cartooning and did political cartoons. — Bill Watterson

When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back. — Bill Watterson

Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words. — Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson Quotes On Humor

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Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid! — Bill Watterson

Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said 'I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these when I squeeze ’em? — Bill Watterson

Surprise is the essence of humor, and nothing is more surprising than truth. — Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson Quotes On Calvin

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It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning. — Bill Watterson

Calvin: Know what I pray for? Hobbes: What? Calvin: The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference. — Bill Watterson

You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help. — Bill Watterson

What's the point of wearing your favorite rocket ship underpants if nobody ever asks to see 'em? — Bill Watterson

If good things lasted forever, would we appreciate how precious they are? — Bill Watterson

Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria! — Bill Watterson

A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day. — Bill Watterson

Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce. Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers. — Bill Watterson

It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw. — Bill Watterson

Calvin: Do you believe in the Devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure man needs the help. — Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson Quotes On Hobbes

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County library? Reference desk, please. Hello? Yes, I need a word definition. Well, that's the problem. I don't know how to spell it and I'm not allowed to say it. Could you just rattle off all the swear words you know and I'll stop you when...Hello? — Bill Watterson

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery. — Bill Watterson

You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well guess what, I get F's!!! — Bill Watterson

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. — Bill Watterson

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life... I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer. — Bill Watterson

It's only work if somebody makes you do it. — Bill Watterson

I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness. — Bill Watterson

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous? — Bill Watterson

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. — Bill Watterson

I like maxims that don't encourage behavior modification. — Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson Quotes On World

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Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems? — Bill Watterson

So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it. — Bill Watterson

You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place.' 'That's why animals are so soft and huggy. — Bill Watterson

At school, new ideas are thrust at you every day. Out in the world, you'll have to find your inner motivation to seek for new ideas on your own. — Bill Watterson

It's going to be a grim day when the world is run by a generation that doesn't know anything but what it's seen on TV. — Bill Watterson

I learned about what I love. Imagination, deep friendship, animals, family, the natural world, ideas and ideals ... and silliness. — Bill Watterson

The strips I admire go farther than a gag a day, and take us into a special world. — Bill Watterson

It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring! — Bill Watterson

That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria! — Bill Watterson

I wonder if you can refuse to inherit the world. — Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson Famous Quotes And Sayings

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What fun is it being cool if you can't wear a sombrero? — Bill Watterson

quote by Bill Watterson

The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. — Bill Watterson

quote by Bill Watterson

There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. — Bill Watterson

You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic. — Bill Watterson

They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around. — Bill Watterson

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. — Bill Watterson

I wish people were more like animals. Animals don't try to change you or make you fit in. They just enjoy the pleasure of your company. Animals aren't conditional about friendships. Animals like you just the way you are. They listen to your problems, they comfort you when you're sad, and all they ask in return is a little kindness. — Bill Watterson

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog! — Bill Watterson

Hobbes: What are you doing? Calvin: Being "cool." Hobbes: You look more like you're being bored. Calvin: The world bores you when you're cool. Hobbes: Look, I brought a sombrero! Now we can both be "cool." Calvin: A sombrero?! Are you crazy?! Cool people don't wear sombreros! Hobbes: What fun is it being cool if you can't wear a sombrero? — Bill Watterson

You will do well to cultivate the resources in yourself that bring you happiness outside of success or failure. — Bill Watterson

Calvin: The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing. Being a man of action, I cannot afford to take that risk. Hobbes: You're ignorant, but at least you act on it. — Bill Watterson

If people looked at the stars each night, they'd live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day. — Bill Watterson

We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are. — Bill Watterson

They can't chain my spirit! My spirit runs free! Walls can't contain it! Laws can't restrain it! Authority has no power over it! — Bill Watterson

Hold it. You know what I'd like to see? I'd like to see the three bears eat the three little pigs, and then the bears join up with the big bad wolf and eat Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood! Tell me a story like that, OK? — Bill Watterson

In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. — Bill Watterson

Sleepwalking?" "Nightmare?" "Homicidal psycho jungle cat! — Bill Watterson

Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery - it recharges by running. — Bill Watterson

Ah, the life of a newspaper cartoonist - how I miss the groupies, drugs and trashed hotel rooms! — Bill Watterson

That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse. — Bill Watterson

I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. — Bill Watterson

I think nighttime is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. — Bill Watterson

Verbing weirds language. — Bill Watterson

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made. — Bill Watterson

I'll bet my autopsy reveals my mouth is too big. — Bill Watterson

I asked mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me. — Bill Watterson

If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life. — Bill Watterson

From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way. — Bill Watterson

I suppose if we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life. — Bill Watterson

I hope some historian will confirm that I was the first cartoonist to use the word 'booger' in a newspaper comic strip. — Bill Watterson

Like delicate lace, so the threads intertwine, oh, gossamer web of wond'rous design! Such beauty and grace wild nature produces... Ughh, look at that spider suck out that bug's juices! — Bill Watterson

You can draw a penguin on a toilet reading The New York Times and it's adorable, but try doing it with an adult male character, and it's disgusting. — Bill Watterson

As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway. — Bill Watterson

There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse! — Bill Watterson

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. — Bill Watterson

A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun. If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you'll find it functions as a sort of shock absorber for the bumpy road ahead. — Bill Watterson

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information. — Bill Watterson

Leave it to a girl to take the fun out of sex discrimination. — Bill Watterson

When the cartoonist is trying to talk honestly and seriously about life, then I believe he has a responsibility to think beyond satisfying the market's every whim and desire. — Bill Watterson

I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know. — Bill Watterson

I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal. — Bill Watterson

Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? — Bill Watterson

Happiness is being famous for your financial ability to indulge in every kind of excess. — Bill Watterson

Reading those turgid philosophers here in these remote stone buildings may not get you a job, but if those books have forced you to ask yourself questions about what makes life truthful, purposeful, meaningful, and redeeming, you have the Swiss Army Knife of mental tools, and it's going to come in handy all the time. — Bill Watterson

Calvin: Dad where do babies come from? Dad: Well Calvin, you simply go to Sears, buy the kit and follow the assembly instructions. Calvin: I came from Sears? Dad: No you were a blue-light special at K-Mart - almost as good and a lot cheaper! — Bill Watterson

Good friends are hard to come by... I need more money. — Bill Watterson

Everybody I know fails the acid test of friendship. — Bill Watterson

If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again. — Bill Watterson

Reality continues to ruin my life. — Bill Watterson

A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do. — Bill Watterson

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die. — Bill Watterson

I was reading about how countless species are being pushed toward extinction by man's destruction of forests. . . . Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. — Bill Watterson

So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met? — Bill Watterson

Calvin: Trick or treat! Adult: Where's your costume? What are you supposed to be? Calvin: I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak... Am I scary, or what? — Bill Watterson

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations. — Bill Watterson

I let my mind wander and it didn't come back. — Bill Watterson

Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles. — Bill Watterson

I think of football as a sport the way ducks think of hunting as a sport. — Bill Watterson

Careful. We don't want to learn from this. — Bill Watterson

Life Lessons by Bill Watterson

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  1. Bill Watterson's work emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, and self-expression. He also encourages readers to think independently and to challenge conventional wisdom.
  2. Through his comic strips, Watterson teaches us to appreciate the small moments in life, to be open to change and to embrace our own unique perspectives.
  3. His work also encourages us to take risks and to never give up on our dreams, no matter how difficult they may seem.

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