Joseph Barbera Quotes


35 Joseph Barbera quotes:



"What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter."
"After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines."
"Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years."
"Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies."
"Creating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally."
"Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year."
"Except for me, no one in my family could draw."
"Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth."
"Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners."
"High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances."
"I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family."
"I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals."
"I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me."
"I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive."
"I have spent a lot of years on the outside looking in."
"I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving."
"I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day."
"I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons."
"I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me."
"I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall."



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