If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

— Lynda Barry

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Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.

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If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

If you say "No! I don't want it right now," that's when you'll get it for sure. Love will make a way out of no way. Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke.

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No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected.

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When you start to think of the arts as not this thing that is going to get you somewhere in terms of becoming an artist or becoming famous or whatever it is that people do, but rather a way of making being in the world not just bearable, but fascinating, then it starts to get interesting again.

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When an attractive but ALOOF ("cool") man comes along, there are some of us who offer to shine his shoes with our underpants. There are thousands of scientific concepts as to why this is so, and yes, yes, it's very sick but none of this helps.

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As I enter the small intestine I get squeezed by muscles.

Its dark and the walls look like slimey crushed velvet theres pancreas juice on me help me I am disintigrating.

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The thing I call ‘my mind’ seems to be kind of like a landlord that doesn’t really know its tenants.

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Then how can you ever know about the beautiful goodness of Mud? How bad it wants to be things. How bad it wants to get on your legs and arms and take your footprints and handprints and how bad it wants you to make it alive! Mud is always ready to play with you. Seriously you should try it!

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I've gotten a lot of livid letters about the awfulness of my work.

I've never known what to make of it. Why do people bother to write if they hate what I do?

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I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth.

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You keep seeing your picture on posters that you are missing but you're not.

That'd be weird, right? Or say you look down at the sidewalk and earthworms are spelling your name. Or you open a peanut bag and the 'hello' is written in your writing on the inside of the shell. Would that weird ya?

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Always watch the hands. The hands will tell you everything you need to know.

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About Lynda Barry

Quotes 53 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Cartoonist
Birthday October 16

Love will make a way out of no way

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something can only become an illusion after disillusionment.

before that, it is something real. what caused the disillusionment? no one told me the print on the wall was just ink and paper and had no life of its own. at some point the cat stopped blinking, and i stopped thinking it could.

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The point of the daily diary exercise is not to record what you already know about what happened to you in the last 24 hours. Instead, it’s an invitation to the back of your mind to come forward and reveal to you the perishable images about the day you didn’t notice you noticed at all.

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In health we're doing the digestive system.

We each got assigned a topic for an oral report. I got the small intestine. I swear to god I hate my life.

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Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid

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The groove is so mysterious. We're born with it and we lose it and the world seems to split apart before our eyes into stupid and cool. When we get it back, the world unifies around us, and both stupid and cool fall away. I am grateful to those who are keepers of the groove. The babies and the grandmas who hang on to it and help us remember when we forget that any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.

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what is an imaginary friend? are there also imaginary enemies?

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People think that whatever I put into strips has happened to me in my life.

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If I could only turn the etch-a-sketch of my life upside down.

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You may be a lady but you are still the man!

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Sometimes, I think the only art left for us is slowly peeling the label off a beer bottle while somebody tells you about a dream they had.

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When you think about it, giving up your real personality is a small price to pay for the richness of living happily ever after with an actual man!

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Flies die in so many lonely places. -Roberta Rohbeson

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are memories pictures or the secret doorway?

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By the 6th grade I stopped doing ordinary things in front of people.

It had been ordinary to sing, kids are singing all the time when they are little, but then something happens. It's not that we stop singing. I still sang. I just made sure I was alone when I did it. And I made sure I never did it accidentally. That thing we call 'bursting into song.' I believe this happens to most of us. We are still singing, but secretly and all alone.

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You'll never call him Fifi again.

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When I work on a book, I usually start with a question.

And I don't sit around and go "I need to write a book. What's a good question?" It will be a question that's just clanging around in my head.

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gospel singing ... is the rawest, sweetest, uninhibited and exquisite sounds a person can make or hear. It isn't music, it's an entire experience you feel and live. A sound to rise you up again.

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He's picked clean! Eaten by cats!

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The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist.

It's like eating from the tree of knowledge.

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You have to be willing to spend time making things for no known reason.

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This ability to exist in pieces is what some adults call resilience.

And I suppose in some way it is a kind of resilience, a horrible resilience that makes adults believe children forget trauma.

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When we finish a book, why do we hold it in both hands and gaze at it as if it were somehow alive?

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At the center of everything we call 'the arts,' and children call 'play,' is something which seems somehow alive.

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The histories of vampires and people are not so different, really.

How many of us can honestly see our own reflection?

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If you can stand to wait 24 hours before you decide the fate of what you have written - either good or bad - you're more likely to see that invisible thing that is invisible for the first few days in any new writing. We just can't know what all is in a sentence until there are several sentences to follow it. Pages of writing need more pages in order to be known, chapters need more chapters.

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We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. I believe we have always done this, used images to stand and understand what otherwise would be intolerable.

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I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking.

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A man who has been dead for a week in a hot trailer looks more like a man than you would first expect.

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The only reason we find structure in stories is because it's there naturally in human interaction, and in the way that people tell stories.

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It is true that I am a person with black pockets of evil and hatred in my heart.

There are underground places inside of me

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You can't know what a book is about until the very end.

This is true of a book we're reading or writing.

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but paper and ink have conjuring abilities of their own.

arrangements of lines and shapes, of letters and words on a series of pages make a world we can dwell and travel in.

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But when the thing that is scaring you is already Jesus, who are you supposed to pray to?

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What year is it in your imagination?

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What is an idea made of? Of future, past and also meanwhile.

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Dear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs.

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