Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry

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Author Profession: US writer, cartoonist
Born: January 02, 1956
Age: 60 years old
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck.

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.

'Good Times' is a story about the loss of innocence, how adults are responsible for their actions but children aren't.

We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.

Kids don't plan to play. They don't go: 'Barbie, Ken, you ready to play? It's gonna be a three-act.'

I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.

Sometimes I think I'm the craziest person on the planet.

I found myself compelled - like this weird, shameful compulsion - to draw cute animals.

Remember when you were in school and the teacher would put a picture under an overhead projector so you could see it on the wall? God, I loved that. Tellya the truth, I used to look at that beam of light and think it was God.

The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist. It's like eating from the tree of knowledge.

Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that and find ourselves mixing up playing with happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves.

The happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it's there. The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn't dead.

Going on Letterman is like going off the high dive. It's exhilarating, but after a while it wasn't the kind of thrill I enjoyed.

I am about as detailed as a shadow.

I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky.

I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up.

I run a tight ship, but I try and make it seem like I'm not doing that at all.

I think of images as an immune system and a transit system.

I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

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