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OK, I love Calvin and Hobbes as much as anyone (note my username), but it seems that we don't need to transcribe entire strips. Probably just me. ~ The Noodle Incident 06:47, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

"I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal"?Edit

I do not think that is appropriate for a caption. It is a picture of a biography of John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes, but it has nothing to do with his famous quote, "I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal." I shall make this edit now.

Terrifying sanitization: where the hell did all the contractions go???Edit

If we're going to transcribe all these comics directly, we should do it accurately, FFS. I guarantee you no dialog ever went, "Yes, at long last. Too bad you cannot put on dry clothes. You will feel a lot better... No...wait...do not do that here!!" This is worse than useless, but I don't have access to the source material to fix it. Can someone who has the books transcribe these as they're, you know, actually goddamn written? This is, after all, Wikiquote, not Wikicopyedit. Even me doing these from memory would yield a better result - but that's the very last resort. ☯.ZenSwashbuckler.☠ 20:36, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

UnsourcedEdit

  • I hope some historian will confirm that I was the first cartoonist to use the word "booger" in a newspaper comic strip.
    • The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book (pg 78)
  • So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it.
    • Kenyon College Commencement Address (May 20, 1990)
  • You can lead people to truth, but you can't make them understand it: the story of my youth, as seen from the present.
    • The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
  • If you ever want to find out just how uninteresting you really are, get a job where the quality and frequency of your thoughts determine your livelihood. I've found that the only way I can keep writing every day, year after year, is to let my mind wander into new territories. To do that, I've had to cultivate a kind of mental playfulness.
    • Kenyon College Commencement Address (May 20, 1990)
  • We're not really taught how to recreate constructively. We need to do more than find diversions; we need to restore and expand ourselves. Our idea of relaxing is all too often to plop down in front of the television set and let its pandering idiocy liquefy our brains. Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery— it recharges by running.
    • Kenyon College Commencement Address (May 20, 1990)
  • Selling out is usually more a matter of buying in. Sell out, and you're really buying into someone else's system of values, rules and rewards.
    • Kenyon College Commencement Address (May 20, 1990)
  • Such is American business, I guess, where the desire for obscene profit mutes any discussion of conscience.
    • Kenyon College Commencement Address (May 20, 1990)
  • Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it's to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You'll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you're doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you'll hear about them.
    • Kenyon College Commencement Address (May 20, 1990)
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