quote by Dr. Seuss

You have to be odd to be number one.

— Dr. Seuss

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I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

The man who offers an insult writes it in sand, but for the man who receives it, it's chiseled in bronze.

What I do know is that Charlie Hebdo cartoonists have been converted into the closest thing the West has to religious-like martyrs in the war against radical Islam, which means that anything short of pure reverence for them generates tribal rage and vilification.


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

People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.

I don't think there's any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don't like or respect in at least some way or another. We're all marginal laborers - we're practically medical oddities - so I don't see why we can't all be nice to each other.

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.

Humor is basically a cognitive process.

And it's a creative process not only on the part of the cartoonist but on the part of the viewer.


Cartoonist Walt Disney has made the twentieth century's only important contribution to music. Disney has made use of music as language.

If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough.

I'm a cartoonist, it's what I am at heart, so cartoons take reality and deform it and make it grotesque, you make it funny, but you alter it. If it works, it's based on reality. That's what I try to do.

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

The cartoonists treated Islam the same way they treat Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions. And by treating Muslims in Denmark as equals they made a point: we are integrating you into the Danish tradition of satire because you are part of our society, not strangers. The cartoons are including, rather than excluding, Muslims.


I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.

Searching for new ideas is an endless process.

Before World War II, I was living a very cloistered existence, as most cartoonists do. The work I was pouring out did not come from any real, personal life experience; this was all the residue of the accumulation of Rafael Sabatini, O. Henry, all the short-story writers that I'd been reading.

I don't think of myself as an illustrator.

I think of myself as a cartoonist. I write the story with pictures - I don't illustrate the story with the pictures.

'Cartoonists' dirty secret is that we tend to come up with stories that involve things that are really fun to draw.


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.

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

Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it.

I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated female cartoonists in the future.

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

I never saw myself so much as an actor.

I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family.


I separate cartooning, which is fun and wacky and soulful, from illustration, which is very well-drawn and extremely uptight to look at. There's a difference. I'm a cartoonist.

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year.

When they find a style, they stick with it. They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.

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

There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Mir? and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.

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.


I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.

I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.

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.

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure.

I still go through stages of wanting to try other trades.

When I was young I thought I'd be a magician. And then a cartoonist. Or a professional roller-skater. But there wasn't much support for those on career day.

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