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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.

Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.

I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.

High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.

I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day.

I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories. They didn't much like it.

Publicity gets more than a little tiring. You want it, you need it, you crave it, and you're scared as hell when it stops.

After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines.

Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies.

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

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