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

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

I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me.

My last days at MGM were like the fall of the Roman Empire in fast motion.

One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.

When animators weren't sleeping, they were drinking.

While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience.

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.

Creating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally.

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

Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.

I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me.

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

Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.

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.

My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.

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.

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.

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.