20 Calvin And Hobbes Quotes

Calvin and Hobbes is a popular comic TV show by an American cartoonist Bill Watterson that was run from November 18, 1985, to December 31, 1995. Commonly tagged to as “the last great newspaper comic”, Calvin and Hobbes comic series has evinced broad and enduring popularity, influence and academic interest.

Calvin was named after a sixteenth-century theologian who believed in predestination. Many of Calvin’s struggles are metaphors of Bill Watterson who believed that most of us get old without growing up, and that inside every adult (sometimes not very far inside) is a bratty kid who wants everything his own way.

Hobbes was named after a seventeenth-century philosopher with a dim view of human nature. Hobbes has the patient dignity and common sense of most animals. Hobbes is more about the subjective nature of reality than about dolls coming to life.

Below are our favorite 20 Calvin and Hobbes quotes:

1. Good Things

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

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2. Something Important

“Finding something important in life does not mean that you must give up everything else."

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3. Not Enough Time

“There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do."

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4. The Truth

“The truth is, most of us discover where we are heading when we arrive."

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5. Right Or Wrong Thing

“I wondered, is it better to do the right thing and fail or is it better to do the wrong thing and succeed."

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6. If You Care

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

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7. Tommorrow

“There is always tomorrow."

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8. Best Friend

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend."

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9. Where We Are Heading

“The truth is, most of us discover where we are heading when we arrive."

calvin and hobbes - where are you heading10. Day By Day

“You know what’s weird? Day by day. Nothing seems to change. But pretty soon…Everything’s different."

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11. Reality I Accept

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

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12. Intelligent Life

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

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13. Life

“If there’s more to life than this, I don’t know what it is."

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14. History

“History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction."

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15. Laugh At Things

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

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16. My Artist’s Statement

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance."

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17. I Will Never Die

“I have been put on earth accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind I will never die."

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18. Life’s Disappointments

“Life’s disappointments are harder to take when you don’t know any swear words."

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19. All Life

“If you need to worship life – all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together."

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20. I Demand EUPHORIA

“Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand EUPHORIA."

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