Art Spiegelman quotes

  • Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Reading #Drug #Literacy

  • To die, it's easy. But you have to struggle for life.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Struggle #Easy

  • Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic, but it wasn't meant to convince anybody of anything.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Definitions #Polemics #Wells

  • Some of the reviewers wanted less. Some wanted lots more. Some wanted lots more of something else. But these strips are exactly what they are.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Wanted

  • There's a therapeutic aspect to all making, but the nature of working is to compress, condense, and shape stuff, not to just expunge it. It's not just an exorcism.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Shapes #Stuff #Exorcism

  • In 1908, you could easily earn $20 to $200 as a cartoonist. What's amazing is that it's still true!
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Cartoonist #Stills

  • I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that's going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you're better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Book #Needs #Updates

  • The technology that threatens to kill off books as we know them - the 'physical book,' a new phrase in our language - is also making the physical book capable of being more beautiful than books have been since the middle ages.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Beautiful #Book #Technology

  • A manifesto, a diary, a crumpled suicide note, and a still relevant love letter.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Suicide #Diaries #Letters

  • Comics seem to be cooking these days. It's like being a rock star.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Stars #Rocks #Cooking

  • Samuel Beckett once said, "Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness." ...On the other hand, he SAID it.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Hands #Silence #Unnecessary

  • I'm supposed to be making comics, so I had to do it the best way I knew how, which is what those guys at the beginning of the Twentieth Century were doing.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Guy #Way #Century

  • I became comfortable with what I knew would be the process of trying to pick up the pieces of brain that were in the rubble and tried to make some mosaic out of the pieces and that that would be the trajectory.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Brain #Trying #Mosaics

  • With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the author enough to take its measure. And if you apply too many preconceptions, you are not taking its measure.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Salt #Enough #Preconceptions

  • I wanted to create comics as soon as a I learned humans were behind them, that they were not natural phenomena like trees and boulders.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Tree #Boulders #Natural

  • No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Matter #Accomplish #Auschwitz

  • In reality, childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my OWN childhood vividly; I knew terrible things, but I knew I mustn't let the adults *know* I knew... it would scare them.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Reality #Profound #Childhood

  • Sometimes I don't feel like a functioning adult
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Adults #Sometimes #Feels

  • I know this is insane, but i somehow wish i had been in auschwitz with my parents so i could really know what they lived through! I guess it's some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did.
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Parent #Wish #Guilt

  • Style is a capitalist invention. It's a trademark. It's very useful in the world of commerce to have a good trademark, but it wasn't my first concern. I got restless
    -- Art Spiegelman

    #Style #World #Firsts