Gary Larson Quotes

Theme-park approach to nature. We judge plants and animals by whether they're entertaining to us. We gravitate toward animals and plants that are big dramatic beautiful and at eye-level.

We judge plants and animals by whether they're entertaining to us. We...

I actually find a lot of parallels in jazz and cartooning.

I think one thing that's important to maintain is a sense of fear always doubting yourself... a good dose of insecurity helps your work in some ways.

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.

The great thing about this jungle of ours is that anyone of you could grow up to be Lord of the apes.

The picture's pretty bleak gentlemen... The world's climates are changing the mammals are taking over and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut.

Of course living in an all-glass house has its disadvantages...but you should see the birds smack it.

Hot oil! We need hot oil!... Forget the water balloons!

I keep thinking someone's gonna show up and say 'There's been a big mistake. The guy next door is supposed to be drawing the cartoon. Here's your shovel.'

Thunderstick?... You actually said 'Thunderstick?'... That my friend is a Winchester 30.06.

I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen.

The idea for any cartoon (my experience anyway) is rarely spontaneous. Good ideas usually evolve out of pretty lame ones and vice versa.

Every week when my batch of weekly cartoons would go to FedEx it felt like a small miracle. Then in a few days it's 'Here we go again.'

He has been known by many names: Lucifer Beelzabub Belial the Prince of Lies Satan and at a party once an obnoxious drunk kept calling him "Dude.

By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8 the other dwarves began to suspect 'Hungry'...

On Career Day in high school you don't walk around looking for the cartoon guy.

Cartooning was a good fit for me. And yet now years later I almost never think about it.

Things can be low on the food chain but that doesn't mean they're lowly...

What is that mountain goat doing way up here in the clouds?

I don't know where my ideas come from. I will admit however that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen.

I never liked my own species. On why so many of his comics are about animals in an interview.

I don't believe in the concept of hell but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.

This was more than just a cow - this was an entire career I was looking at.

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it and it hits a mime does anyone care?

Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money.

I just get silly inside my head and I start to think about something and in my head I start twisting it around contorting it and envisioning it in different ways.

Wait a minute! This is grass! We've been eating grass!

The message is not so much that the worms will inherit the Earth but that all things play a role in nature even the lowly worm.

You always hear a headline like this 'Man Killed By Shark' you never hear it from the other perspective 'Man Swims in Shark Infested Waters Forgets He's Shark Food'.

The fuel light's on Frank! We're all going to die! Wait wait... Oh my mistake - that's the intercom light.

Man Swims in Shark Infested Waters Forgets He's Shark Food.

I never liked my own species.

I think I'm maintaining the quality but internally I'm paying for it.

You should always leave the party 10 minutes before you actually do.

It is a known fact that the sheep that give us steel wool have no natural enemies.