Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous American
cartoonist and creator of the Peanuts comic
strip Charles M. Schulz
born Charles Monroe Schulz - Minnesota,
USA - 26th of November, 1922 / Died - 12th
of February, 2000
Famous Charles M. Schulz works include the
popular cartoon comic strip Peanuts. The characters
that Schultz created include the dog Snoopy,
Charlie Brown, Woodstock the bird, and Lucy.
+ If I were
a better artist, I'd be a painter, and if I were a better writer, I'd write books..
but I'm not, so I draw cartoons!
+ I never give my work to somebody else
and say, "What do you think about that?" I just don't trust anybody.
If I think it's funny, or if I think it's silly, I send it in anyway because I'm
just trying to please myself. I never try to please a certain audience. I think
that's disastrous. There's no way in the world you can anticipate what your reader
is going to like or dislike.
+ I think comic strips should live a life
of their own. Don't get involved too much with television. You have to show characters
watching it, because it's part of our lives. But whatever you do, don't use expressions
that have become famous on television. You are out there to create your own language
and your own expressions. You are creating in a medium just as good as anything
they do on television.
+ Don't let them kid you that this is a business
that has so much stress that you have to have time off. I was talking to a friend
the other day, and I said, "You know, cartoonists have nothing to complain
about. This is what we've wanted to do all of our lives, and we finally have a
chance to do it, we can live anyplace we want to, we can work any hours we want
to, and they send us money."
+ I'm a great believer in the mild in
cartooning. I'm a great believer in mild caricatures, and if you look back at
all the superstars down through the years, none of them used what we could call
+ Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia.
+ I just draw what I think is funny,
and I hope other people think it is funny, too.
It seems beyond
the comprehension of people that someone can be born to draw comic strips, but
I think I was. My ambition from earliest memory was to produce a daily comic strip.