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Quotes of the day: Jim Davis

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 12:50 PM EDT
Jul 27 2015

James Robert "Jim" Davis (b. July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres (aka Orson's Farm), the former of which has been published since 1978 and has since become the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. Davis's other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat and a strip about Mr. Potato Head. Davis has written (or in some cases co-written) all of the Emmy Award- winning or nominated Garfield TV specials and was one of the producers behind the Garfield & Friends TV show which aired on CBS from 1988 to 1994. Davis is the writer and executive producer of a trilogy of CGI-direct-to-video feature films about Garfield, as well as one of the executive producers and the creator for the new CGI- animated TV series The Garfield Show. He continues to work on the strip. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice... or terrify, all depending upon how we conduct ourselves today.

Clasping your hands together means you are serious. Clasping them around someone else's throat means you are very serious.

Cute rots the intellect.

Don't eat fruits or nuts. You are what you eat.

Good times are ahead! Or behind. Because they sure aren’t here.

He who fills His pockets with the Rocks of Misdeeds shall surely sink in the River of Good Fortune.

I have a fear of letting my mind wander. I'm afraid it might not come back.

I'll rise, but I won’t shine.

If you are patient... and wait long enough... Nothing will happen.

In order to be 'in charge,' you need someone to be in charge of.

It's amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do.

Life is a food chain, and it's better to be the diner than the dinner.

Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you're in it, but the longer you stay, the more wrinkled you get.

People who have simple pleasures should be admired... and then executed.

The meek shall inherit squat.

There is never a need to outrun anything you can outwit.

Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.


(July 28 is also the birthday of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.)

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