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A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.
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Animation is going very well right now. And to a great extent because these young people at Disney that are doing the films.
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Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
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Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.
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As you become acquainted with a character you are creating, you add parts of yourself that are pertinent to that character.
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But the voice lives on. As long as Daffy Duck is alive, Leon Schlesinger is there, in his corner of heaven.
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Censorship, I believe, is the most dangerous enemy to all human communication, and piety of intention is probably the most dangerous, the most virulent and the most self-satisfying.
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Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.
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Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.
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Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer.
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Each character represented a trait that resides in me.
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Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities.
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Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color.
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Fog is about the color of the insides of an old split wet summer cottage mattress; smog is the color and consistency of a wet potato chip soaked in a motorman's glove.
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Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke.
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I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.
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I have to think as Bugs Bunny, not of Bugs Bunny.
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I let the part of me that is Bugs come to the surface, knowing, with regret, that I can never match his marvelous confidence.
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I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.
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I would say my mother had more to do with my education as an artist, if you want to call me that, than anything else.
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I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.
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If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings.
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If you want a midget to look like a baby, don't put a cigar in his mouth.
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In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.
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In 1933 I went to work for Leon Schlesinger and that's where I stayed for 38 years.
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Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
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Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.
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Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.
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Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.
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The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
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The close-up, according to D.W. Griffith, allows subtle changes of facial expression - the raising of an eyebrow or the flicker of a smile - to become part of the action.
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The Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy.
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The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans.
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The only thing an adult can give a child is time.
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The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he's asleep.
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The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.
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The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
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There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is the willingness to think.
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There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book.
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To give the Coyote a look of anticipatory delight, I draw everything up - the eyes are up, the ears are up, and even the nose is up. When he is defeated, on the other hand, everything turns down.
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We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change.
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Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you.
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When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.
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You cannot take anything for granted.
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