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30 quotations by Matt Groening

QuoteWhen The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It's hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.Quote

QuoteWhen authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.Quote

QuoteWell, most grown-ups forget what it was like to be a kid. I vowed that I would never forget.Quote

QuoteWe've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.Quote

QuoteWe've been running a little behind schedule. But only by about 15 years or so.Quote

QuoteThe thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They're really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work.Quote

QuoteThe Simpsons is an especially collaborative show.Quote

QuoteSometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories.Quote

QuoteSince I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before.Quote

QuoteOne of the things I would like to do is make up stories that I would have enjoyed when I was a kid. So, if I'm thinking about an audience, it's usually a younger version of myself.Quote

QuoteMost TV shows don't reward you for paying attention.Quote

QuoteMe fail english? Thats unpossible.Quote

QuoteLove is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.Quote

QuoteLove is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.Quote

QuoteIt's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than parents have.Quote

QuoteI've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult.Quote

QuoteI want it to go on, but I want us to go out on top.Quote

QuoteI love the idea that we put in jokes the kids don't get. And that later, when they grow up and read a few books and go to college and watch the show again, they can get it on a completely different level.Quote

QuoteI draw a weekly comic strip called Life in Hell, which is syndicated in about 250 newspapers. That's what I did before The Simpsons, and what I plan to do for the rest of my life.Quote

QuoteI don't have to be careful, I've got a gun.Quote

QuoteI also found child's play - stuff that was not considered serious, but goofy - was the stuff I liked to do, so I still do it as an adult.Quote

QuoteHere's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems.Quote

QuoteGod often gives nuts to toothless people.Quote

QuoteFamilies are about love overcoming emotional torture.Quote

QuoteEat my shorts!Quote

QuoteDonuts. Is there anything they can't do?Quote

QuoteDon't have a cow, man.Quote

QuoteBecause good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.Quote

QuoteA lot of people believe that if everybody just did what they were told - obeyed - everything would be fine. But that's not what life is all about. That's not real. It's never going to happen.Quote

QuoteA lot of our writers, like Conan O'Brien, moved on to other things.Quote