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22 quotations by Joseph Barbera

QuoteWhile I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience.Quote

QuoteWhat the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter.Quote

QuoteWhat about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.Quote

QuoteThere is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.Quote

QuoteThat's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.Quote

QuotePublicity gets more than a little tiring. You want it, you need it, you crave it, and you're scared as hell when it stops.Quote

QuoteOne of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.Quote

QuoteNot once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot.Quote

QuoteMy marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.Quote

QuoteMy biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into. Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons.Quote

QuoteLos Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.Quote

QuoteIn those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.Quote

QuoteI was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me.Quote

QuoteI never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.Quote

QuoteI hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving.Quote

QuoteI hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.Quote

QuoteI cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.Quote

QuoteHigh-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.Quote

QuoteFriends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.Quote

QuoteDespite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.Quote

QuoteCreating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally.Quote

QuoteAmong the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.Quote