At some point free expression absolutism becomes childish and unserious.
Isn’t it possible that self-esteem isn’t causal at all, but simply the happy side effect of a sturdy character, itself the product of unambiguous moral education?
Once a week, I am a very desperate man.
Well, it’s a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader… But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better.
Anyone dumb enough to get his political information from a comic strip deserves what he gets at the polls.
I’ve been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn’t require my presence.
The strips about the military do seem to provoke moving and thoughtful responses. It’s nice when the strip resonates, but more importantly, I need to know when I’m getting something wrong. The last thing I want to do is contribute to the suffering that wounded warriors already endure.
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
Comic strips are like a public utility. They’re supposed to be there 365 days a year, and you’re supposed to be able to hit the mark day after day.
Where there’s smoke, there’s bound to be mirrors.
At college my three main interests were – in descending order of importance – a steady supply of recreational drugs, a 2-S draft deferment, and overthrowing the Nixon administration.
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.