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Lynda Barry Quotes


An American cartoonist and author.
(1956 - )

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Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word.
 

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.
 

Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
 

I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.
 

I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth.
 

I go to work the minute I open my eyes.
 

I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking.
 

I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up.
 

I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer.
 

I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.
 

I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
 

I wasn't afraid to be laughed at or be loud.
 

I've gotten a lot of livid letters about the awfulness of my work. I've never known what to make of it. Why do people bother to write if they hate what I do?
 

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.
 

If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately.
 

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
[Action]
 

In life there are always these things happening if you can just get the joke.
 

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
[Love]
 

Love will make a way out of no way.
 

People think that whatever I put into strips has happened to me in my life.
 


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