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Harvey Pekar Quotes and Sayings
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I think you can do anything with comics that you could
do in just about any art form.
- Harvey Pekar

I try and write the way things happen.
I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.
- Harvey Pekar

I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize.
- Harvey Pekar

I think the people who would be the least interested
in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

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Plays have been made of my comics.
- Harvey Pekar

I continue to be disappointed that people don't try
and diversify the kind of work they are doing in comics.
- Harvey Pekar

I thought I had a great opportunity when I started
doing my comic book in 1972.
I thought there was so much territory to work in.
- Harvey Pekar


 

I really don't have a lot in common with the people
who attend the Comic Con.
It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm a guy that likes to sit in one place.
- Harvey Pekar

There hasn't been enough change in comics to suit me.
I don't know why exactly.
- Harvey Pekar

Everybody's like everybody else, and everybody's different from everybody else.
- Harvey Pekar

People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly
interested in comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics.
So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists,
stand-up comedians, that sort of thing.
- Harvey Pekar

I came up with American Splendor.
Some people think it's American Squalor.
- Harvey Pekar

It didn't take long to establish myself,
as far as people thinking my work was good.
They liked it from the start.
- Harvey Pekar

My work looks like a comic book in form,
but it's not a typical comic book in content.
I write autobiographical stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

I'd been familiar with comics, and I'd collected 'em when I was a kid,
but after I got into junior high school,
there wasn't much I was interested in.
- Harvey Pekar

It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you.
- Harvey Pekar

People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people,
and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
- Harvey Pekar

Things improved a little bit in the '80s;
there was kind of a revival of alternative comics,
but then they went downhill in the '90s.
- Harvey Pekar

Letterman...
he got his problems.
We don't get along too well.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys -
Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys.
- Harvey Pekar

I decided I was going to tell these stories.
I went around and met Crumb.
He was the cartoonist.
I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change
what I've written about them.
Generally I portray them in a good light,
if they're friends.
- Harvey Pekar

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal.
It's an ongoing autobiography.
I started it when I was in my early 30s,
and I just keep going.
- Harvey Pekar

I've probably had my day in the sun.
I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers.
- Harvey Pekar

I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures,
and thought balloons and word balloons and captions.
Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should
look like and turn it over to the artist.
- Harvey Pekar

I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while.
I took a look at his stuff.
Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing.
It was a step beyond Mad.
- Harvey Pekar

The film's success so far involves winning a couple
of prizes at Cannes and Sundance,
and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines.
That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet.
- Harvey Pekar

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

God is not what you imagine
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie


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