Bill Watterson Quotes

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Bill Watterson Quotes

Why does man create? Is it mans purpose on earth to express himself, to bring form to thought, and to discover meaning in experience? Or is it just something to do when hes bored?
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Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.

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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.

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There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

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In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.

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I'm a misunderstood genius."
"What's misunderstood?"
"Nobody thinks I'm a genius.

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Mothers are the necessity of invention.

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Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

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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.

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I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.

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Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

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

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It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.

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

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Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.

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Bill Watterson Quotes: If you cant win by reason go for volume
If you can't win by reason, go for volume.

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Years from now, when I'm successful and happy, ... and he's in prison ... I hope I'm not too mature to gloat.

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[Calvin and Hobbes are playing Scrabble.]
Calvin: Ha! I've got a great word and it's on a "Double word score" box!
Hobbes: "ZQFMGB" isn't a word! It doesn't even have a vowel!
Calvin: It is so a word! It's a worm found in New Guinea! Everyone knows that!
Hobbes: I'm looking it up.
Calvin: You do, and I'll look up that 12-letter word you played with all the Xs and Js!
Hobbes: What's your score for ZQFMGB?
Calvin: 957.

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I'm not a vegetarian! I'm a dessertarian!

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For no reason I can think of, I've wandered far astray. And that is how I got to where I find myself today.

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Miss Wormwood: Calvin, your test was an absolute disgrace! It's obvious you haven't read any of the material. Our first president was not Chef Boy-Ar-Dee and you ought to be ashamed to have turned in such preposterous answers!
Calvin: I just don't test well.

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Bill Watterson Quotes: At school new ideas are thrust at you
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.

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

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The way Calvin's brain is wired you can almost hear the fuses blowing.

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I don't think I'd have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I'd known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.

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

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Bill Watterson Quotes: Paul gauguin asked whence do we come
Paul Gauguin asked, "whence do we come? What are we? Where are we going?" Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I came from my room, I'm a kid with big plans, and I'm going outside! See ya later! Say, who the heck is Paul Gauguin anyway?

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Even when you look for it, you're never prepared for it.

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Calvin: ME TARZAN! KING OF JUNGLE!
Suzy: Nice underpants. Does your mom know you're over here like this?
Calvin: ... I don't think Jane EVER said that to Tarzan.

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Of course, REAL zombies never get the giggles when they look at each other ...

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Bill Watterson Quotes: This tiger is sprawledso still and so
This tiger is sprawled
So still and so flat,
A question arises
When glancing thereat.
Is he asleep? to be
Perfectly frank,
He looks more as if
He was creamed by a tank!

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There are few things less comforting than a tiger who's been up too late.

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S ... For Stupendous!
T ... For Tiger, ferocity of!
U ... For Underwear, Red!
P ... For Power, Incredible!
E ... For excellent physique!
N ... For ... Um ... Something..Hm, well, I'll come back to that ...
D ... For Determination!
U ... For ... Wait, How do you spell this? Is it "I"??

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Calvin the zombie searches for food. Horribly, the undead feed upon the living! ... Although, in a pinch, a PBJ will do, if you eat it messily enough.

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Bill Watterson Quotes: Susie hi calvin arent you excited about
Susie: Hi Calvin! Aren't you excited about going to school? Look at all these great school supplies I got! I love having new notebooks and stuff!
Calvin:All I've got to say is they're not making me learn any foreign languages. If English is good enough for me, then by golly, it's good enough for the rest of the world! Everyone should just speak English or shut up, that's what I say!
Susie: You should maybe check the chemical content of your breakfast cereal.

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You can take the tiger out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the tiger.
The question is, how can you get the tiger back in the jungle?

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Today for show & tell, I've brought in some flash cards I made. Each card has a letter followed by several dashes. When I show the card, you yell out the vulgar, obscene or blasphemous word they stand for! ... Ready? ... She's such a hypocrite about building vocabulary.

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I have enough friends who are gamers. I actually enjoy watching them play because of the visuals and the storytelling of the games. I just love being able to go on an adventure and games are just so sophisticated now that you can just get lost in a world for 20 hours and just be someone else in a very visceral, emotional way. And that's just fascinating.

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When I get to the drawing, I really enjoy taking a big chunk of time and working on the drawing and nothing else. That allows me to make sure that I'm really challenging the art, making each picture as interesting as I can.

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Obviously the great thing about this job is the complete freedom of the schedule. So long as I meet the deadline, they don't care when I work or how I work.

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Bill Watterson Quotes: I enjoy the drawing more than the
I enjoy the drawing more than the writing, so I try to think of ideas that will allow me to develop the visual side of the strip as fully as possible.

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If you're a painter, it's simply taken for granted that you'll spend a lot of time in museums studying great paintings, but if you're a cartoonist, it used to be very hard to see an original cartoon drawing.

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Bill Watterson Quotes: Books are almost always better than the
Books are almost always better than the movies made from them, because there are things books do well and things movies do well, but usually those things don't overlap: the same with comics and animation.

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My whole problem is that my lips move when I think.

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Bill Watterson Quotes: Id like to see cartoonists measuring
I'd like to see cartoonists measuring their work by higher standards than how many papers their strips are in and how much money they make.

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Problems often look overwhelming at first. The secret is to break problems into small, manageable chunks. If you deal with those, you're done before you know it.

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I guess I just don't have the killer instinct that I think makes a great political cartoonist.

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If you give a little credit to the concept of the artist, I think you ought to indulge excesses a bit, because that reflects the personality of the writer. Now if a joke is in bad taste or it's not funny, okay, that's awhole different thing, but how you craft a joke is really what the writer's job is, and I don't think that technique should be subject to any editorial constraints.

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

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Why does man create? Is it man's purpose on earth to express himself, to bring form to thought, and to discover meaning in experience? Or is it just something to do when he's bored?

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Few things are less comforting than a tiger who's up too late.

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