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As a kid I had a very hard time socializing, and although there were racial conflicts on my street, they were nothing compared to the emotional ones.
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Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word.
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For people who have a great sense of humor, a lot of times it's just so integral to their system.
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Going on Letterman is like going off the high dive. It's exhilarating, but after a while it wasn't the kind of thrill I enjoyed.
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How you relate to your boyfriend takes place in everything you do. It's a whole attitude. It's all of you.
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Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
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I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.
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I became something of a pest. In general, other people's parents didn't like me.
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I can't separate the strips from my painting that easily in the working sense.
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I do a lot of making friends with my work, just trying to be kind and friendly.
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I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth.
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I do feel a moral obligation to do something. I would not be good at studying politics. I would fall asleep.
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I don't want to go to any meetings. People in that world can be so cruel.
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I feel like I should serve the community or the society.
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I felt I just couldn't compete on the regular level of being a girl. Everything was wrong.
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I go to work the minute I open my eyes.
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I had a boyfriend whose mother was horrified by me and would correct my manners all the time. She was so happy when it was finally over.
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I had great art school training. I had a teacher who was an artist, not just an art teacher. I worked with her exclusively for two and a half years.
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I had no idea what was going on off my street until I was 12 or 13, and it really disturbed me. I tried to be like the richer kids as much as I could.
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I just don't go out. I stay at home with a pillow over my head.
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I like to think about women. I like to draw women. I like to write about them.
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I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking.
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I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up.
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I really believe that artists of all kinds have an obligation to figure out what is missing. That is the only way I feel right about myself.
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I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer.
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I think a lot about what are things women need to hear, how do women feel about life, what do they think about it?
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I try to work with all the stuff people seem to have amnesia about and that they don't want to admit happens to them. I get a lot of flak for doing those kinds of strips.
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I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.
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I want to point out that we don't listen.
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I want to say, Yes, I am a feminist, but I think The Feminists would say I was out of my mind, that my work is always about men and women and that none of my women are strong, good role models.
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I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
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I wasn't afraid to be laughed at or be loud.
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I went through a very manic period, a long manic period. Dyed hair and loud clothes and all.
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I've gotten a lot of livid letters about the awfulness of my work. I've never known what to make of it. Why do people bother to write if they hate what I do?
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If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.
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If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately.
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If it is your time love will track you down like a cruise missile. If you say 'No! I don't want it right now,' that's when you'll get it for sure. Love will make a way out of no way. Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke.
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If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
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If you identify weakness, confusion, pain and not knowing who you are with one man once and you are fool enough to think that it is a one-time occurrence, you're crazy.
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In junior high, the divisions were much harder. I have always wondered if part of that wasn't a result of being divided into six classes a day instead of one class, like in elementary school, where something of a family was established.
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In life there are always these things happening if you can just get the joke.
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It is really weird trying to sneak into having an identity. It's like people are going to come at you with a Geiger counter and say, Oh yeah. Well, let's see if you really are.
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It wasn't that I was so advanced and made this choice to be a really creative soul or to be funny and odd. I had no choice.
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It's not hard for me to be funny in front of people, but most of that is just horrified nerves taking the form of what makes people laugh, and afterwards I'd always feel dreadfully depressed.
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Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
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Love will make a way out of no way.
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Man, there are just not a whole lot of jokes left in the world.
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My going into the background was something that has happened quite naturally. It took longer and longer to recover from the public persona I put on to get through an interview or a lecture.
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My peer group is white and sort of bohemian, educated and supposedly aware.
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My strips are not always funny. I know I lose readers because of it, but I can't do anything about it.
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My vision isn't that strong. I am a pretty straight, normal, domestic, average person and that can't give me the armor that is sometimes necessary.
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My work has always had a dark side to it. My more recent stuff has dealt with suicide and alcoholism and incest and the whole dark woods.
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On the street where I lived, there were so many kinds of people in so many situations that it wasn't logical to group into a category as general as race.
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One time I was working on a painting and I had this electric feeling. I looked over and my bottle of turpentine was moving. I thought I was moving the bottle. I was so into it. I laughed so hard at myself.
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People have that nagging feeling of, why don't things work? Why don't my relationships work? If I could shed some light on what the chemistry really is, that would be so wonderful.
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People think that whatever I put into strips has happened to me in my life.
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Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid.
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Remember how you used to be able to feel your bed breathing and the walls spinning when you were a kid?
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So much in American society and business and government is to make you so scared that you won't do anything. The big terror starts, and you start fitting in.
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Social situations are what people think about most of all anyway. Especially relationships. They haunt people.
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Some of my friends think this is stupid. I knew they would.
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Sometimes I feel miserable, like knowing I am invited to a party to tell some jokes and make people happy but all I can think to say is something dark.
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The beautiful thing about the working process is that just when you think you can't do it another minute, something gives.
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The boss says get there at eight. They stay for eight hours and go home and wonder why they can't get time for anything else. You set up that schedule for yourself.
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The comic strips have a kind of continuity to them. There is an otherness to them.
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The same kind of stuff that was going on 30 years ago is going on in many lives, really disgusting, horrible, sexist, violent things.
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The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck.
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The work was a lot more important and stronger than I am ever going to be. All I had to do was be with it and execute it. That is the highest. That is what life is for.
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There is stuff I take real seriously, like hard situations people get themselves into.
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There was a beautiful time in the beginning when I just did it and didn't analyze the consequences, but I think that time ends in everyone's work.
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When all of my books went out of print and certain relationships I had had soured, I was able to get really, really depressed, and something good came out of that.
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When I get criticized for something dumb or minor, I really get mad because it is dumb and evading the something that is larger and more important.
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When I know I am going to work on a project I have this whole preparation ritual which is to get myself in a good mood and to feel energized. Lots of it has to do with acting stupid alone in my apartment.
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Women don't even give a thought to how they feel or what they want. So much energy is spent attaching to a man, how to fix the hair, what to wear, how to act.
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You are sticking your ass out, and once it's out, it's out.
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