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Quotes of the day: Berkeley Breathed
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Published Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 10:28 PM EDT
Jun 20 2015

Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed (b. June 21, 1957) is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip that dealt with sociopolitical issues as understood by fanciful characters (e.g., Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin) and through humorous analogies. Bloom County earned Breathed the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1987. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.

And irony, oh the goddamed irony, that courses through the popular culture like a cancer. If nothing is serious anymore, then there's nothing to satirize.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.

I happen to think nearly everybody- especially those one might find in the odd issue of 'People' magazine, including me- is frightfully boring, Especially me. And Tom Cruise. Tom and I are alike in only this way.

I ignore Hallmark Holidays. And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards.

I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist.

I'd be a Libertarian, if they weren't all a bunch of tax-dodging professional whiners.

I'll confess right here that I secretly wish I'd have drawn a strip about a little boy with a fake tiger, going for adventures throughout the universe in spaceships of his imagination.

If I could have drawn a cat yelling for lasagna every day for 15 years and have them pay me $30 million to do so, I would have.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books.

Some of us find our lives abridged even before the paperback comes out.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

Whatever we are waiting for- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

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(June 21 is also the birthday of Jean Paul Sartre and Mary McCarthy.)


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