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Bill Griffith Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bill Griffith.

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

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My first character was Mr. Toad.
- Bill Griffith

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.
- Bill Griffith

Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
- Bill Griffith

 

Zippy is living in the moment.
- Bill Griffith

Frivolity is a stern taskmaster.
- Bill Griffith

I had a very diametrically opposite set of parents.
- Bill Griffith

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Yes, but personally I was never a big acid head.
- Bill Griffith

Zippy accepts chaos as what it is, which is the real order of everything.
- Bill Griffith

Are we having fun yet?
- Bill Griffith

If something is going on in my life,
it winds up getting into my strip.
- Bill Griffith

Comics is a language.
It's a language most people understand intuitively.
- Bill Griffith

I always thought of Levittown as a joke.
- Bill Griffith

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
- Bill Griffith

All life is a blur of Republicans and meat.
- Bill Griffith

I hate Calvin and Hobbes.
I think its a big re-hash of formula kid strips.
- Bill Griffith

I think Zippy is part of me, but I'm not Zippy.
- Bill Griffith

Everyone says how Calvin and Hobbes is about a real kid,
to me there's nothing real about it;
it's an adult using a kid's body as a mouthpiece.
- Bill Griffith

Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor
for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
- Bill Griffith

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop
culture is that they kind of like it light.
- Bill Griffith

But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch
of character drawings and scan them into a computer,
and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life,
where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
- Bill Griffith

When drugs came around I sampled them just like anybody
else but I never became dependent creatively on drugs;
like various cartoonists in the underground never did
anything if they weren't stoned,
That was the prerequisite for sitting down and drawing.
- Bill Griffith

Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist,
but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty
developed comic strip character.
- Bill Griffith

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way.
Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.
- Bill Griffith

What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature
obviously it takes a whole team of people,
and Zippy is my work.
I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
- Bill Griffith

I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art,
if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York,
until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.
- Bill Griffith

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of
an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
- Bill Griffith

When I was an art student in the early 60's before
the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
- Bill Griffith

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years
never took himself seriously as an artist.
- Bill Griffith

Well, I've done a lot of strips since I've been here
about Zippy and me being in Connecticut.
- Bill Griffith

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist
there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
- Bill Griffith

Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had
some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.
- Bill Griffith

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear


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