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Joseph Barbera Quotes

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies.
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Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.

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That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.

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

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High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.

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Publicity gets more than a little tiring. You want it, you need it, you crave it, and you're scared as hell when it stops.

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What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.

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I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.

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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.

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I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day.

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Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.

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Except for me, no one in my family could draw.

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

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

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I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall.

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Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot.

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You keep pitching. Most of the pitches run wild. A few are caught.

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Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.

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There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.

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So the stock market could have a negative wealth effect and weigh on capital spending, but a sharp decline in long-term interest rates would be an important counterweight.

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