9+ quotes from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury by Bill Watterson

Quotes from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Bill Watterson ·  254 pages

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“I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“I'd hate to have a kid like me.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“Girls are like slugs—they probably serve some purpose, but it's hard to imagine what.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“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.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“Happiness is being famous for your financial ability to indulge in every kind of excess.”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“But Calvin is no kind and loving god! He's one of the old gods! He demands sacrifice!”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


“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”
― Bill Watterson, quote from The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


About the author

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