"Do what makes you happy, think later."
"Be yourself, let you come through."
"Sometimes you just have to let people escape with there good intentions intact."
"Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people embrace that idea, the better."
"So to keep us from falling apart
We'll write songs in the dark
And to keep us from fading away
We'll write for a better day"
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
"Art consists of reshaping life, but it does not create life nor cause life."
"I've always been a geek and slightly awkward... slightly umm.... I was never the cool kid in school."
"No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist."
"Live one day at a time, unless you can figure out how to live two."
"If something is good enough, it can be out there and people will see it."
--Weird Al Yankovic
"Romance is dead -- it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece."
"Knowing that I'm not a model and I'm never going to be has relieved me of the pressure of looking good. If you don't establish yourself as McDreamy then you don't have to live up to it."
"Men with lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active."
--Leonardo Da Vinci
"I've had a career that is kind of under the radar, but is sure is varied, and I've been so blessed to be able to get paid to do something I love to do."
"Good things come to those with no expectations."
--David X. Cohen
"I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job."
"Everyone in my highschool was a bit nerdy. We didn't even have a football team."
"They do not love that do not show their love."
"I assume everrything I do in life is going to be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then i'm psyched."
"It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver."
"I just love listening to the laughter."
"I always knew I had the answer, but never understood the question."
--Motion City Soundtrack
"When it comes to idiots, America's got more than it's fair share. If idiots were energy, it would be a source we would never run out of."
"Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It's about being proud of who you are, being proud of your situation and just being stoked that things are always going to get better or always going to get worse and that such a great thing. Every day is a new surprise."
I don't like giving speeches. They make me nervous."
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing the world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something."
"Even at your best, the creative moments are still kind of fleeting."
"It's cool to be different and just be who you are and shock people in a good way."
"Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull."
"I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We gradually convince ourselves that we have to act more like adults."
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
"What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does."
--J. K. Rowling
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."
"I try and write satire that's well-intentioned. But those intentions have to be hidden. It can't be completely clear, and that's what makes it comedy."
"Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman."
"I believe in research you cannot do enough research; believability comes out of what's real."
"All I'm doing is rearranging the curtains in the insane asylum."
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
"I feel like my mission is to be honest with myself. My mission is to share my truth - share, not give. I think that's what artist is supposed to do: I think they share."
"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fail. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing of something else."
"I don't like drawing characters faceing right. If I try to do that at a book signing, I'd have to pencil it first."
"I am also a writer. That is a fact not known by the public in general."
"Everything I know, I write about. My only research is what I did."
"After ever single take, I laugh. It's my own awkwardness and discomfort about being an actor."
"When you see opportunities in your life, you've got to analyze, 'Why was that choice givin to me'."
"We never worry about the big things, just the small things."
"Make yourself look really stupid so you don't feel bad doing something a little stupid."
"Ever read a book that changed your life? Me neither."
"It just seems like the whole, overall animation world is trying to go where maybe animation doesn't belong."
"When your an artist, all your trying to do is self-express."
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
"Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained."
"When I speak to students and they ask how much money you can make in art, as if that is a reason to pursue it, I tell them to do something else."
"It's cool that people like what I do, but I don't
work for the audience."
"I spend a shockingly little time thinking about
"People used to want to be filmmakers and animators; now they want to make apps."
"Anyone can negatively criticize - its the cheapest
of all comments because it requires not a modicum of effort that suggestion requires."
"Maybe the most annoying question is: 'Where do
you see yourself in so many years?' It's a
terrifying answer no matter how you think of it."
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
"Well, most grown-ups forget what it was like
being a kid. I vowed that I would never forget."
"Humans have both the urge to create and
"They say it figures MTV would do such a vulgar,
awful, horrible show and they completely miss that
it's satirizing the people who watch MTV."
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as
"Good morning is a contradiction of terms."
"Learn the rules so you know how to break them
"I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine."
--Billie Joe Armstrong
"Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world."
"Talking with you is sort of the conversational
equivalent of an out of body experience. We don't
devote enough scientific research to finding a cure
for jerks. Reality continues to ruin my life."
"Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not."