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28 Bill Watterson Quotes From The Comic Strip Cartoonist

Famous Bill Watterson quotes that will inspire you

William Boyd Watterson II, known worldwide as Bill Watterson is an American cartoonist famed for creating some of the most popular comic strips ever.

He wanted to be a cartoonist for as long as he could remember, and for that, he started developing his art skills since early childhood. He is known to have painted Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' on the ceiling of his dorm room at Kenyon College where he studied for his Bachelor's degree.

He is also known to have contributed cartoons for his college's newspaper back at Kenyon. He started penning the comic strip 'Calvin and Hobbes' series in 1985, which turned out to be his best work to date. Bill seemingly wanted to elevate newspaper comics as a proper art form to motivate budding artists to put their skills out in the world. His witty writing, which enabled him to share some of the most philosophical statements about life through the perspective of a six-year-old and his imaginary friend, continues to gain him fans even to this day. That is why to honor this amazing cartoonist and his masterful creations, we have compiled a list of Bill Watterson quotes for you to enjoy. If you are searching for Bill Watterson 'Calvin and Hobbes' quotes, Bill Watterson quotes creating a life, the cartoonist Bill Watterson quotes or Bill Watterson quotes from the comic books, we have them all for you right here.

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Famous Bill Watterson Quotes

Wittiest Bill Watterson quotes to awaken your inner child.

Here are some of the wittiest things said by the cartoonist Bill Watterson that are sure to put you in a good mood.

1.  "We define ourselves by our actions. With each decision, we tell ourselves and the world who we are. Think about what you want out of this life, and recognize that there are many kinds of success."

- Bill Watterson.

2.  "I liked things better when I didn't understand them."

- Bill Watterson.

3.  "To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble."

- Bill Watterson.

4.  "Amazingly, much of the best cartoon work was done early on in the medium's history."

- Bill Watterson.

5.  "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."

- Bill Watterson.

6.  "People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.”

- Bill Watterson.

7.  "The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive."

- Bill Watterson.

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

- Bill Watterson.

Great Bill Watterson Quotes

Bill Watterson quotes to make you smile through the day.

Here are some of our favorite Bill Watterson quotes that will put a smile on the faces of every fan out there.

9.  "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."

- Bill Watterson.

10.  "The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!"

- Bill Watterson.

11.  "Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles."

- Bill Watterson.

12.  "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."

- Bill Watterson.

13.  "That’s one of the remarkable things about life. It’s never so bad that it can’t get worse."

- Bill Watterson.

14.  "I let my mind wander and it didn't come back."

- Bill Watterson.

Inspirational Bill Watterson Quotes

A self-proclaimed genius and his imaginary friend who just happens to be a tiger have become a huge part of our lives. To appreciate their friendship and the fact that they make us look at life in a different light, here are some of the best quotes by the cartoonist Bill Watterson from the famous comic strip 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

15.  "When you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day."

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

16.  "Resolutions? Me?? Just what are you implying? That I need to change?? Well, buddy, as far as I’m concerned, I’m perfect the way I am."

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

17.  "The best presents don’t come in boxes."

- Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

17.  "If you need something to worship, then worship life – all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together!"

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

18.  "Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine, and valleys of frustration and failure."

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

19.  "I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot life."

- Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

20.  "If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently."

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

21.  "I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone’s expectations."

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

Important Bill Watterson Quotes

Here are a few more of our favorite quotes by Bill Watterson that will make you appreciate life a little more.

22.  "If good things lasted forever, would we appreciate how precious they are?"

- Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

23.  "Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them."

- Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

24.  "So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?"

- Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

25.  "I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood."

- Calvin, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

26.  "Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously, the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines.

Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce."

- Calvin and Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

28.  "If people could put rainbows in zoos, they’d do it."

- Hobbes, 'Calvin And Hobbes'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Bill Watterson quotes, then why not take a look at cartoon quotes, or A.A. Milne quotes.

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