"William Boyd" ""Bill"" "Watterson II" is an American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had achieved all he could in the medium. Watterson is known for his views on licensing and comic syndication and his move back into private life after drawing Calvin and Hobbes came to a close.

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Failures are very public, and successes are short lived. It's the pleasure of drawing funny pictures that makes up for it.

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

I think most of us would be horrified to meet ourselves and discover what everyone else already knows about us.

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

I think of football as a sport the way ducks think of hunting as a sport.

There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.

As a kid, I knew I wanted to be either a cartoonist or an astronaut. The latter was never much of a possibility, as I don't even like riding in elevators.

Today my spirit is going to school while my body stays in bed.

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.

Virtue isn't 'better' than vice. It's just different.

Reality continues to ruin my life.

Careful. We don't want to learn from this.

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?

It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.

The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.

From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way.

If we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.

Unfortunately, we're all 'someone else' to someone else.

Leave it to a girl to take the fun out of sex discrimination.

I have plentyof common sense! I just choose to ignore it.

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.