'Good Times' is a story about the loss of innocence, how adults are responsible for their actions but children aren't.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck.
Kids don't plan to play. They don't go: 'Barbie, Ken, you ready to play? It's gonna be a three-act.'
I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist. It's like eating from the tree of knowledge.
The happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it's there. The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn't dead.
Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that and find ourselves mixing up playing with happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves.
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.
I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up.
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.
I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.
I am about as detailed as a shadow.
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