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Quotes of the day: Matt Groening

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 12:22 AM EST
Feb 15 2014

Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (b. February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as the television series, The Simpsons and Futurama. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A lot of people believe that if everybody just did what they were told- obeyed- everything would be fine. But that's not what life is all about. That's not real. It's never going to happen.

It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than parents have.

Most TV shows don't reward you for paying attention.

When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

I can't believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off!

I plead alignment to the flakes of the untitled snakes of a merry cow and to the republicrats for which they scam: one nacho, underpants with licorice and jugs of wine for owls.

You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head.

What if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.

Romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.

I'll keep it short and sweet- Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.

Ah, sweet pity. Where would my love life be without it?

Cartooning is for people who can't quite draw and can't quite write. You combine the two half-talents and come up with a career.

I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I will do it again.

I judge my life by how miserable it used to be. If I could pay my rent, I was deliriously happy. Now I'm deliriously happy all the time.

Everybody doesn't have to get every joke. People really appreciate not being condescended to.

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.

Are we alone in an uncaring universe, or is God some kind of wiseguy?

God often gives nuts to toothless people.

If Casper is a Friendly Ghost, where did they bury the body of Casper the Friendly Dead Kid?

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra. Suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.

When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.

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