Jim Woodring quotes, quotations, poems, phrases, words
famous authors, famous people, famous celebrities
PROFILE | PICTURES | NET WORTH | NEWS | VIDEOS | BIO | | QUOTES
Home > > > Quotes

Quotes / Quotations


Sponsored link:
Jim Woodring QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
A tree is an incomprehensible mystery.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Art speirgelman said that when he was teaching a cartoon course at the SVA in New York, none of his students knew who R. Crumb was. It's like an opera student not knowing Verde.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Back in the old days it was easy. You just xeroxed it up and sent it to cat. And she'd do all the promo.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Every time I write something down I check it to see if it has that telltale glow, the glow that tells me there's something there. If it glows, it stays. Everything is either on or off.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Everyone is a mess inside.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Frank is my idea of a pure cartoon. A cartoon character who isn't an anthropomorphic man or an animal. That's why there's no language in Frank.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Gary Groth saw my work and offered to publish it. It was a real break, I can tell you. This was in '84... Neat Stuff had just come out.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I can't make a living on comics, but I do make a living cartooning, doing freelance work of all sorts. That's great. And recently I've been doing stuff for Microsoft.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I get up early and write that stuff down and enjoy doing it and enjoy reading it afterwards. It's a damn sight easier than drawing comics, and to me, much more valuable. It's so very pure.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I have a library of motifs and things in my head and I just draw on it.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I like to bust the shrubs. I know I have illusions about myself, but those are just the ones that I haven't been able to crack.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I much prefer a landscape with something man-made in it. It adds the dimension of art or artifice, and I like that.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I saw the saddest thing today. So sad. I just got to thinking about how all the houses around mine are filled with drunks and people hurting their kids, and everyone has a gun... and the movies these days, God.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I use these radially symmetrical shapes and bilateral symmetrical shapes and those have both got a different import to me. I have this symbolic language worked out.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I wanted to be beyond any kind of place or time or culture. I do put in occasional cultural artifacts like hammers or party horns and things like that just for a little shock now and then.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I'm always amazed at how young cartoonists don't seem to give a hoot about so many of the great old practitioners. Nowadays we got these kids who think the profession began with Frank Miller. They don't know who Jack Davis is or Wally Wood or Herriman or any of 'em.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I'm always amazed when people have a hard time feeling sympathetic towards a loathsome character in a story, as if they were a different species. It's ridiculous.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I'm sure every civilization has had something to pound with and something to make noise with at celebration times.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I'm trying to get more of an idea of who I am and what I am. It's an activity you can take right to the deathbed.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
I've heard that Alfred Hitchcock said that by the time he was ready to shoot a film, he didn't even want to do it any more because he'd already had all of the fun of working it out. It's the same thing with these Frank comics.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
If some of these shapes could be hung in a wall somewhere and they would simultaneously retain and release their talismanic emanations over time, they'd be significant.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
If you find answers that go against self-interest you can't really turn your back on them and retain your intellectual honesty. It can be horribly uncomfortable to face unpleasant truths about yourself... it runs counter to the whole issue of survival.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
It can be a pleasure to suffer from unwelcome truths.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
It's hard for me to draw stories about anybody else, because I don't know what anybody else's experiences are like. If I draw Joe Blow doing this and that, it just doesn't mean anything to me.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
It's hard to hire cartoonists now. The good ones are all hired. I don't have trouble with work for hire. I know some people can't abide it.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Microsoft has been easy to deal with. I enjoy it. They have brains and money.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
My studio is in my house, on the third floor. I can see the cemetery from my window. So sad.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
People aren't interested in seeing themselves as they really are.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
R. Crumb can draw a comic about Charlie Patton or whoever he wants and he can get it just right and make it real. I can't. I don't have enough common ground with humanity.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Some stories have taken longer to get, and I've had to work at them much harder than I wanted to, and I don't think those are the strongest ones.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
The basic question is, what short-term avatars do people want to inhabit? Animals? Famous people? There's something weird about the way an avatar is inhabited.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
The process of drawing Frank is very, very boring because by the time I'm ready to draw, it's all worked out. I've worked out the page breaks and I've sketched it all out, and all that remains is the process of drawing it in my deadpan style.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
The way I figure it is, life is sad. You may as well try to pull some kind of fast one.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
There are a lot of elements in the stories that mean something to me that shouldn't mean anything to anybody else, though of course I hope they do.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
There has been plenty of good subjective, propagandistic art. But I think that if you have an interest in being aware, if your philosophy points you towards the universal and you spend a lot of time investigating that, then you are your own laboratory.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
There's a challenge of trying to take my peculiar and not very attractive personal peccadilloes and turning them into something universal. I always liked work that does that.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
There's a kind of writing that I do that I've always liked. I write really fast and let the words come out the way they want to and it satisfies me.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Think of how vigorously some people resist change in art. They're protecting the stronghold. Art can be a real destructive force. It can rob people of their cherished delusions.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
This old man was throwing up in front of my house I went out to help him and I had to call an ambulance, and the paramedics literally slapped him and called him Deady and said they hated to waste their time on him.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Those Frank stories are not a lot of fun to draw because I plot them so carefully.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
Those Jim stories are fun to draw, 'cause they're loose, but I got sick of drawing myself. I don't ever want to draw myself again.
Quotation of Jim Woodring
When they let me alone I feel lost. It's too confusing... too many variables.
Quotation of Jim Woodring