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12+ quotes from It's a Magical World by Bill Watterson

Quotes from It's a Magical World

Bill Watterson ·  176 pages

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“I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“Wow, it really snowed last night! Isn't it wonderful? Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand new!
A new year ... a fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy ... let's go exploring!”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“In the short term, it would make me happy to go play outside. In the long term, it would make me happier to do well at school and become successful. But in the VERY long term, I know which will make better memories.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“The secret to enjoying your job is to have a hobby that's even worse”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“If good things lasted forever, would we appreciate how precious they are?”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring!”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“Calvin: Trick or Treat!
Adult: Where's your costume? What are you supposed to be?
Calvin: I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!
...Boy, am I scary or what?”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“Even when you look for it, you're never prepared for it.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“Calvin: Dear Santa, before I submit life to your scrutiny, I demand to know who made YOU the matter of my fate?! Who are YOU to question my behavior, HUH??? What gives you the right?!
Hobbes: Santa makes the toys, so he gets to decide who to give them to.
Calvin: Oh.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“Things I will never like: 1. Drying off with a cold, damp towel. 2. The feeling of seaweed wrapping around my legs. 3. Anything that was popular in the 70's. 4. Licorice, yam, or raisins. 5. That high-pitched screech that babies make. 6. Writhing maggots.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“When a person pauses in mid-sentence to choose a word, that's the best time to jump in and change the subject! It's like an interception in football! You grab the others guy's idea and run the opposite way with it! The more sentences you complete, the higher your score! The idea is to block the other guy's thoughts and express your own! That's how you win!

Conversations aren't contests!

Ok, a point for you, but I'm still ahead.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

“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 wonder which one YOU are.

I pragmatically turn my whims into principles!”
― Bill Watterson, quote from It's a Magical World

About the author

Bill Watterson
Born place: in Washington, D.C., The United States
Born date July 5, 1958
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