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.
Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.
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.
That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.
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.
My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.
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.
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving.
I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me.
What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.
While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience.
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