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Alison Bechdel Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alison Bechdel

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I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic.
Confession has always held a great appeal for me.
- Alison Bechdel

My mother is, my father certainly was.
They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.
- Alison Bechdel

Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl.
- Alison Bechdel

The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.
- Alison Bechdel

 

I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it.
Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters.
It's really not all lesbians any more.
- Alison Bechdel

And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family
was need something from someone.
So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
- Alison Bechdel

Yeah, I read Judy Blume.
My mother didn't like that, but I read it anyhow.
- Alison Bechdel

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For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.
- Alison Bechdel

Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to,
you know, keep cranking that out.
- Alison Bechdel

I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and
I work really hard at promoting myself.
- Alison Bechdel

Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.
- Alison Bechdel

One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms.
I'm working on that.
I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes,
trying to sort of make them age gracefully.
- Alison Bechdel

When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting
to be more books geared towards young adults.
- Alison Bechdel

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.
- Alison Bechdel

I love Jules Feiffer.
I didn't discover him until I was a little older.
- Alison Bechdel

But I read comic books.
I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu.
- Alison Bechdel

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.
- Alison Bechdel

I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history.
- Alison Bechdel

When I grew up, I studied karate for years.
I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge
that I really didn't like fighting at all,
so I quit.
- Alison Bechdel

Watching everyone root through their psyche,
it just delights me.
Especially R. Crumb's stuff.
- Alison Bechdel

I never really read superhero stuff as a kid.
- Alison Bechdel

I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times
for exactly that same reason.
She couldn't bear that it wasn't real.
She wanted to live in it.
- Alison Bechdel

I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing
men and I've taken it out of the slideshow.
- Alison Bechdel

It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't
really suddenly give someone gray hair.
- Alison Bechdel

Autobiographical comics, I love them.
I love them.
- Alison Bechdel

I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times.
- Alison Bechdel

Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits.
I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get
home from school and get out of it.
The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks.
- Alison Bechdel

That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid,
something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet.
And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect
and investigate in this memoir project.
- Alison Bechdel

Writing this book feels like a completely different
activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life.
I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now.
- Alison Bechdel

It's definitely part of it, that the men were having
fun and doing the interesting things but also,
I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and
how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.
- Alison Bechdel

People really want to think that these things really happened.
I don't know why that important, but I know that when
I finish reading a novel or something,
I want to know how much of that really happened to this author.
- Alison Bechdel

Mostly it was Mad magazine.
And I did read a lot of - I had a subscription when I was little,
but I also had access to some old collections,
the little paperbacks of the really good stuff.
- Alison Bechdel

I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart,
you know, Sparrow's boyfriend.
I love that.
Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the
strip even though there weren't any men in it,
so they'd be forced to identify with the women.
- Alison Bechdel

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The WORK
1.Is it true?
2.Can you absolutely know that it's true?
3.How do you react when you think that thought?
4.Who would you be without the thought?
- Byron Katie

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau


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