Quotes of Drawer

“ I am myself a failed cartoonist. ”

- Dave Eggers

“ I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled "Science Fiction" and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer. ”

- Lynda Barry

“ I'm a better editorial cartoonist by default because so many editorial cartoonists out there are so awful. ”

- Ted Rall

“ I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist. ”

- Robert Crumb

“ I guess it wouldn't discourage a real mob for very long, but it packs all the authority you can put in a desk drawer. ”

- Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

“ I have a hard time writing. I'm a drawer. I've been drawing since I was a little kid. I couldn't pay attention in class because I was drawing so much. ”

- Nick Carter

“ I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count, and cry over them once a week. ”

- Lord Byron

“ I like playing villains - villains that aren't that bright, you know? That's always good. You experiment with a look and everything else. I'm thinking, 'OK, this is a guy, I think I can finally bring some mustaches out of the drawer.' I can see exactly what the look is… ”

- Eugene Levy

“ If someone wants to be a cartoonist, let's see him develop his own strip instead of taking over the duties of someone else's. We've got too many comic strip corpses being propped up and passed for living by new cartoonists who ought to be doing something of their own… ”

- Bill Watterson

“ You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. ”

- Isaac Asimov

“ There are few things so futile, and few so amusing, As a peaceful and purposeless sort of perusing of old random jottings set down in a blank book you've unearthed from a drawer as you looked for your bank book. ”

- Amy Lowell

“ Reading someone else's e-mail is a quiet, clean enterprise. There is no pitter-pattering around the room, no opening and closing the desk drawers, no percussive creasing as you draw the paper from the envelope and unfold it. There is no sound but the melody of the dial-up, the purity of the following Gregorian tones, and the sweet nilhilistic measure of static. ”

- Jane Hamilton

“ It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses. ”

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“ He came to see me, but nary a sign of a dog or a chest of drawers. He did not even ask me what I wanted for my birthday. So I bought some jewelry for myself. A necklace, earrings, and a matching ring, all for 50 marks. All very pretty, and I hope he likes it… ”

- Eva Braun
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