Thursday, November 24, 2005

Well, I could not resist myself from adding more quotes of Calvin and Hobbes.

Hobbes: How come we play war and not peace?
Calvin: Too few role models.


Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success... ...Flat stretches of boring routine... ...And valleys of frustration and failure.

It's not the pace of life I mind. It's the sudden stop at the end.

When I grow up, I'm not going to read the newspaper and I'm not going to follow complex issues and I'm not going to vote. That way I can complain when the government doesn't represent me. Then, when everything goes down the tubes, I can say the system doesn't work and justify my further lack of participation.

Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles.

I'm just very selective about the reality I choose to accept.

"Why isn't my life like a situation comedy? Why don't I have a bunch of friends with nothing better to do but drop by and instigate wacky adventures? Why aren't my conversations peppered with spontaneous witticisms? Why don't my friends demonstrate heartfelt concern for my well being when I have problems? ...I gotta get my life some writers."

"When you get something, it's new and exciting. When you have something, you take it for granted and it's boring."

4 comments:

Sphinx said...

I love this one particularly:

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”

Madhooo said...

Kudos to Bill Watterson for creating such wonderful characters, Calvin and Hobbes, who gave us such intelligent and witty quotes.:-)

Ray Ben said...

nice ones, madhoo. Post some every few weeks. :)

Madhooo said...

Thanks,ray ben. Will try to update my blog regularly with such quotes.:-)