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Born Monday 15 February 1954

Professions: Cartoonist, Producer, Writer

Nationality: American

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Filter author quotes by word: about (7), Simpsons (7), get (4), people (5), sex (2), know (2), show (4), really (4), all (3), life (3)

I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I will do it again.

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

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

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Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

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Me fail english? Thats unpossible.

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I'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.

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Basically, everything I try to do is to present an alternative to what somebody else is doing.

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The 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.

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

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The Simpsons is an especially collaborative show.

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I 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.

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One 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.

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A 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.

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Sometimes 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.

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Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.

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I 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.

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

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

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The writers led by Mike Scully are fantastic. And they're creating original stories that not only don't repeat what we've already done, they also don't repeat anything I've seen on television.

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We'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.

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