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Joseph Barbera Quotes


Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an influential American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist.
(1911 - 2006)

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After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines.
 

Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.
 

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.
 

Creating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally.
 

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.
 

Except for me, no one in my family could draw.
 

Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.
 

Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.
 

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.
 

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
 

I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.
 

I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me.
 

I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories. They didn't much like it.
 

I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.
 

I have spent a lot of years on the outside looking in.
 

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 learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day.
 

I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.
 

I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me.
 

I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall.
 


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