Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes - Intelligent Life

I say what kind of future is this? I thought things were supposed yo improve! I thought the future was supposed to be better. Here another year has gone by and everythings still the same! There’s still pollution and war and stupidity and greed! Things haven’t changed! The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?

This is what I like about photography. People think cameras always tell the truth. They think camera is dispassionate machine that records only facts, but really, cameras lie all the time! Select the facts and manipulate the truth!

For some reason, school rather teach us stuff that any fool can look up in a book.

Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!

Calvin : I’m a genius, but I’m a misunderstood genius.
Hobbes : What’s misunderstood about you?
Calvin : Nobody thinks I’m a genius.

I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.

Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.

I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.

So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?

Calvin : Trick or treat!
Adult : Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be?
Calvin : I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak. Am I scary, or what?

In the short term, it would make me happy to go play outside. In the long term, it would make me happier to do well at school and become successful. But in the very long term, I know which will make better memories.

You don’t get to be a Mom if you can’t fix everything just right.

I have plenty of common sense. I just choose to ignore it.

It’s not denial. I’m just very selective about the reality I accept.

If good things lasted forever, would we appreciate how precious they are?

“I find my life is easier the lower I keep everyone’s expectations.

Resolutions? Me? Just what are you implying? That I need to change? Well, buddy, as far as I’m concerned I’m perfect the way I am!

But, maybe good is more than the absence of bad.

A box of new crayons! Now they’re all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect. Soon they’ll be a bunch of ground-down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, missing their wrappers and smudged with other colors. Sometimes life seems unbearably tragic.

A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.

If you care, you just get disappointed all the time. If you don’t, nothing matters so you are never upset.


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