If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately.
Remember how you used to be able to feel your bed breathing and the walls spinning when you were a kid?
Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
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.
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?
I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up.
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
In life there are always these things happening if you can just get the joke.
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.
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.
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.
The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck.
Love will make a way out of no way.
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.
I wasn't afraid to be laughed at or be loud.
When an attractive but ALOOF (cool) man comes along, there are some of us who offer to shine his shoes with our underpants. There are thousands of scientific concepts as to why this is so, and yes, yes, it's very sick but none of this helps.
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.
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.
I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.
People think that whatever I put into strips has happened to me in my life.
I go to work the minute I open my eyes.
Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke.
You know that great car-stomach feeling when you fly over a hump That was my whole body.
Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid.
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.
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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