Bill Watterson · 254 pages
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“I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.”
“I'd hate to have a kid like me.”
“If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.”
“Girls are like slugs—they probably serve some purpose, but it's hard to imagine what.”
“I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple.”
“Calvin: The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action.
Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray.
You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.
Being a man of action, I cannot afford to take that risk.
Hobbes: You're ignorant, but at least you act on it.”
“Happiness is being famous for your financial ability to indulge in every kind of excess.”
“But Calvin is no kind and loving god! He's one of the old gods! He demands sacrifice!”
“Barney's Dad was really bad so Barney hatched a plan
when his dad said "Eat your peas."
Barney shouted no and ran
Barney tricked his mean old dad and locked him in the cellar
Barney's Mom never found out where he'd gone,
Cause Barney didn't tell her.
There his dad spent his life eating mice and gruel
With every bite for fifty years
he was sorry he'd been cruel”
“He slipped away slowly, withdrawing from this world by small, imperceptible degrees, and in the end it was as if
he were a drop of water evaporating in the sun, shrinking and shrinking until at last he wasn’t there anymore.”
“May I consent to and delight in thy law after the inner man, never complain over the strictness of thy demands, but mourn over my want of conformity to them; never question thy commandments, but esteem them to be right. By thy spirit within me, may my practice spring from principle, and my dispositions be conformable with duty.”
“Is there an option C? Take a vacation somewhere sunny, and drink a lot of rum until the world unfucks itself?’’ Zay”
“El camino más fácil no es siempre el mejor.”
“If it’s a choice between being shat on and pissed on and used and being a bastard, I’ll choose being a bastard any time.”
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