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Quotes of the day: Walt Kelly

Published Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Aug 24 2015

Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. (August 25, 1913 – October 18, 1973) or Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo. He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo. Kelly resigned in 1941 at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo, which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical commentary. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A parade is the worst form of transportation known to man.

Don't believe something just because you didn't read it in the papers. Wait until you haven't seen it on television.

Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent.

Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.

If you can't win, don't join them; learn how to lose.

In like a dimwit, out like a light.

It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.

Learn to laugh at your troubles and you'll never run out of things to laugh at.

Look alive. Here comes a buzzard.

Looking back on things, the view always improves.

Now is the time for all good men to come to.

Resolve, then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blasts on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us.
(From the comic strip Pogo)

Romeo wasn't bilked in a day.

The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty.
(From the comic strip Pogo)

The trouble with a melting pot is that the scum comes to the top, and what's on the bottom gets burned.
(From the comic strip Pogo)

There's no easy quick way out, we're gonna have to live through our whole lives, win, lose, or draw.

Twenty Percent of Zero is Better than Nothing.

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
(From the comic strip Pogo)

We have met the enemy and he is us.

Women aren't as mere as they used to be.

You know you're an adult when you can look back and no longer count all of your mistakes.


(August 25 is also the birthday of Leonard Bernstein and Martin Amis.)

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