Bill Watterson

1958 -

A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on information and justice

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

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on existence, intelligence, life, and universe

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

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on body and experience

Calvin to Hobbes: Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin & Hobbes

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on belief, corruption, dedication, destruction, devil, evil, needs, and temptation

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure man needs the help.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on good, happiness, rest, and world

Calvin: That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin & Hobbes

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on exploring, magic, and world

Calvin: It's a magical world, Hobbes, Ol' Buddy . . . let's go exploring!

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin's last words,12/31/95 (Calvin & Hobbes)

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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on day and life

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Calvin: I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on guilt and problems

Calvin: There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse!

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: of Calvin & Hobbes

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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on guilt and problems

Calvin: There's no problem that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on curiosity, friendship, imagination, interest, justice, leadership, life, logic, nature, personality, personality, philosophy, reality, trouble, wisdom, and world

Calvin is named after John Calvin (1509-1564), a leader of the Reformation. John Calvin was well-known for expressing his opinions in a most lucid, logical and convincing manner. Six-year old Calvin is similarly eloquent in the expression of his opinions and attitudes, though his opinions differ greatly. Although Calvin is a six-year old, his contemplations and observations of the world around him are often extremely insightful. Calvin's curiosity and imagination often get him into trouble. He's not really a brat, just an interesting mixture of immaturity and innate wisdom. Hobbes is named after Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), a philosopher who had a low opinion of human nature. Hobbes, Calvin's tiger friend, is a bit more upbeat but seems to possess an opinion of humans similar to his namesake. It seems that one of the only things Hobbes does which bother Calvin (beside frequent pouncings) is the enjoyment he derives from gloating about being a tiger. Bill Watterson on Hobbes' "split personality": "The so-called gimmick of my strip - the two versions of Hobbes - is sometimes misunderstood. I don't think of Hobbes as a doll that miraculously comes to life when Calvin's around. Neither do I think of Hobbes as the product of Calvin's imagination. The nature of Hobbes's reality doesn't interest me, and each story goes out of its way to avoid resolving the issue. Calvin sees Hobbes one way, and everyone else sees Hobbes another way. I show two versions of reality and each make complete sense to the participant who sees it. I think that's how life works."

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

Contributed by: Zaady

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