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CatHicks
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to start a collection of great quotes about animation, emotion, personality, ect. Can anyone help me out by sharing some of their favorite quotes on animation?

I'll start with mine:

"Animation is about the illusion of life, and you can't create it if you don't have one." - Brad Bird

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q
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my all time fav:

"It's not so hard to understand if you'd just Think about it, You Lazy Bastard."

Milt Kahl

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Gagne Michel
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Here are some quotes I really like:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
-Albert Einstein

"We are all amateurs; We don't live long enough to become anything else"
-Charlie Chaplin

"I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."
-Charles Schwab

"When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine."
-Pablo Picasso

"If at first you don't succeed, you're probably lucky."
- Margaret L. Clement

"Ideas are a dime a dozen, but the men and women who implement them are priceless."
- Mary Kay Ash

"Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much."
- Joan Collins

"When nothing is sure, everything is possible."
- Margaret Drabble

"It's amazing how lucky I become whenever I consistently put out my best effort."
- Cybil Franklin

"A designer knows that he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
- St. Francis of Assissi

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better."
- André Gide

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding."
- Marc Chagall

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Scott Shaw!
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"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." -- Hunter S. Thompson

Aloha,

Scott!

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bronnie
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Here's an oldie...
No doubt, coined during the Golden Age..
"Animators go to extremes and have breakdowns inbetween."

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I am not young enough to know everything- Oscar Wilde

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bigshot
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Bakshi on Bluth... "I wouldn't leave Disney to do Disney."
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jeffnevins
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[IMG]  - [/IMG]

-Mr. Williams

[Cool]

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Mr. Fun
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Here's a favorite of mine from the sixties while working for Milt Kahl on "The Sword in the Stone."

"The trouble with you guys is - - you can't draw!"

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pud
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" Your Scenes are there forever." - Ollie Johnston
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q
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ok bigshot in response to the Bakshi quote:
This was from an artist circa 1990 when I asked him how could he leave Disney to go work for Backshi>

He replied: "Would you rather work for one big
a#*hole or twenty little a*#holes?"

I think Ralph would laugh if he saw this.

Why is it all my qutoes have profanity?
oh nevermind.

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Lee Crowe
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OK, I got two:

Fred Moore: "Would anyone but your mother like it?"

Bronnie (on the difficulty of living on a Filmation paycheck): "I'm having trouble eating men's make!"

(Sorry, Bron, I just had to...it's such a classic...!)

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Floyd Bishop
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The one I used to get a lot:

"Thank you for your recent submission. Unfortunately, your skills are not needed at this time."

[Gary]

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Tobias A. Wolf
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"If you don't believe it, no one else will."
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Trondheimfan
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"You don't have to be Milt Kahl to work here, but it helps!" - Me

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OFFBEAT
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With 60+ hour work weeks being the norm.. I'd like to tweak Brad Bird's quote to:

"Working in Animation is having the illusion of a life, you can't work in it, if you have one." -Offbeat [Big Grin]

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Kahuna
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Oft attributed to Ward Kimball to a group of Cal Arts students: "Walt died and you missed it."
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Mr. Fun
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I remember this one while working at Pixar back in 1998.

"I'm not going back to Apple, so you'll just have to put up with me."

Steve Jobs

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SNAKEBITE
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"Art, its the bread part of the sht sandwich of life."

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