The one and only inspirational quote I’ll ever post!

Not sure if I can keep that promise or not, but you may have noticed I’m not an inspirational quote kind of guy. But this quote — from one of your favorite writers, I’ll wager — just says it all. It relates to everything from the “Did Judy Blume Contribute to Children’s Literature?” debate (yes) to understanding James Marshall’s greatness. (As well as the reason why I throw down certain popular books in anger.)

Anyway:

To attract and keep an audience, art must entertain, but the significance of any art lies in its ability to express truths — to reveal and help us understand out world.

That was Bill Watterson in a postrscript to the C&H 10th Anniv. Book. This is a great C&H book to read, by the way, because of Watterson’s POTENT annotations alongside the strips.

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One Response

  1. “POTENT annotations” The anniversary Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite, for that very reason. I love being let into Watterson’s mind, even if only for a little while. The man is one of my artistic heroes.

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