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Lynda Barry quotes

I found myself compelled - like this weird, shameful compulsion - to draw cute animals.

My goal on my bucket list is to write a romantic comedy movie.

I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.

I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up.

In life there are always these things happening if you can just get the joke.

I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking.

Sometimes I think I'm the craziest person on the planet.

There was a beautiful time in the beginning when I just did it and didn't analyze the consequences, but I think that time ends in everyone's work.

I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth.

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.

Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.

If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately.

I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer.

I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.

The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.

Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word.

For horror movies, color is reassuring because, at least in older films, it adds to the fakey-ness.

Going on Letterman is like going off the high dive. It's exhilarating, but after a while it wasn't the kind of thrill I enjoyed.