Quotes by: Garry Trudeau

I don't want to sound disingenuous here - controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion - in my view, a good thing.
Garry Trudeau
That's what fiction writers do: create characters and do terrible things to them for the entertainment of others. If they feel guilty enough, they write happy endings.
Garry Trudeau
Any time you bring sexuality into the comics pages, you have to brace for pushback.
Garry Trudeau
When you're young, you don't feel iconoclastic - you're just kind of doing what seems natural, what moves you.
Garry Trudeau
I just happen to have one of those skill sets that allows me to work in my underwear.
Garry Trudeau
I'm never happier than when I'm not working. The strip is a job - that's why I take money for it. It's a job I'm passionate about, but it's a job I totally leave in the studio when I walk out of here, unless I'm late and I have to work at home. I never think of the strip unless I'm compelled to.
Garry Trudeau
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
Garry Trudeau
In their heyday, comics were a dominant force in popular culture, but that's over.
Garry Trudeau
Coming up with ideas is really hard - they don't spontaneously pop into my head while I'm cutting vegetables.
Garry Trudeau
Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint.
Garry Trudeau
Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?
Garry Trudeau
I can only try to keep the characters interesting; it's up to the readers to decide whether they're still relevant.
Garry Trudeau
I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with.
Garry Trudeau
I don't think so, but it's always in the back of my mind that many of the soldiers being wounded and killed in Iraq are about the same age as my kids. My godson is going over soon, so the war's about to get personal for me.
Garry Trudeau
Having stretched the boundaries some, I'm perfectly content now to work within them. 'Doonesbury' doesn't need to become 'South Park.' You won't ever see any singing turds.
Garry Trudeau

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