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“Reality continues to ruin my life.”
Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
“It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.”
Bill Watterson
“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
“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.”
Bill Watterson
“I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.”
Bill Watterson
“People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.”
Bill Watterson, The Calvin And Hobbes: Tenth Anniversary Book
“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
“I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks. If you can just get most people to leave you alone, you're doing good. If you can find even one person you really like, you're lucky. And if that person can also stand you, you're really lucky.”
Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.”
Bill Watterson
“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
Bill Watterson
“You know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different.”
Bill Watterson
“As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway.”
Bill Watterson, The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?”
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue
“In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”
Bill Watterson
“You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well guess what, I get F's!!!”
Bill Watterson
“I'm a misunderstood genius."
"What's misunderstood?"
"Nobody thinks I'm a genius.”
Bill Watterson
“We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.”
Bill Watterson
“Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said 'I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these when I squeeze ’em?”
Bill Watterson
“That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!”
Bill Watterson, Weirdos From Another Planet: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Six: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently. ”
Bill Watterson
“CALVIN:
Isn't it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humor?

When you think about it, it's weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it's funny.

Don't you think it's odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?

HOBBES:
I suppose if we couldn't laugh at the things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.”
Bill Watterson
“Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”
Bill Watterson
“When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.”
Bill Watterson
“I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.”
Bill Watterson, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury
“CALVIN:
This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn't make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery?
If the guy exists why doesn't he ever show himself and prove it?
And if he doesn't exist what's the meaning of all this?
HOBBES:
I dunno. Isn't this a religious holiday?
CALVIN:
Yeah, but actually, I've got the same questions about God.”
Bill Watterson
“I'm learning skills I will use for the rest of my life by doing homework...procrastinating and negotiation.”
Bill Watterson
“I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.”
Bill Watterson
“Calvin: I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog! Want to see my book report?
Hobbes: (Reading Calvin's paper) "The Dynamics of Interbeing and Monological Imperatives in Dick and Jane: A Study in Psychic Transrelational Gender modes."
Calvin: Academia, here I come!”
Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
“I think hiccup cures were really invented for the amusement of the patient's friends.”
Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
“God put me on earth to accomplish certain things. Right now, I’m so far behind, I’ll never die.”
Bill Watterson

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