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By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

God often gives nuts to toothless people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

'The Simpsons' obviously is a huge success, and Fox has nothing to do with its success, with its creative success, and as a result they don't really like the show. They don't like 'The Simpsons' at Fox.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

We have 'Doctor Who' references on 'Futurama,' but we have a lot of science fiction references that I don't get; but in the staff we have experts on 'Star Trek,' 'Star Wars,' 'Doctor Who' and 'Dungeons and Dragons.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

'The Simpsons' basically - and 'Futurama' - are really smart shows. They're kind of disguised as these goofy animated sitcoms, but the references within the shows, if you're paying attention, are pretty smart and pretty sophisticated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

Back in high school, I wrote a novel about a character named Bart Simpson. I thought it was a very unusual name for a kid at the time. I had this idea of an angry father yelling "Bart," and Bart sounds kind of like bark - like a barking dog.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I always thought that television was the way to go in my goal to invade pop culture because it got to towns in which there were no bookstores. That's how I used to think of it: How do I reach kids who not only don't read but probably have no access to much in the way of books?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

Part of the fun of being alive is knowing that you're annoying the hell out of someone else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I don't mind sharing the blame if she'll just admit she started it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I plead alignment to the flakes of the untitled snakes of a merry cow and to the republicrats for which they scam: one nacho, underpants with licorice and jugs of wine for owls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I basically drew my own family. My father's name is Homer. My mother's name is Margaret. I have a sister Lisa and another sister Maggie, so I drew all of them. I was going to name the main character Matt, but I didn't think it would go over well in a pitch meeting, so I changed the name to Bart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

Science fiction and comedy are generally a pretty bumpy mix.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

As astute followers of 'Life in Hell' will notice, Akbar and Jeff wear the same striped T-shirt as Charlie Brown. 'Peanuts' was very important to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

A lot of American shows don't last for as long as 12 episodes. They get cut after one. But certainly one of the great things about The Office in particular was that there was a beginning, a middle and an end.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

With 'Futurama,' I was just worried that somebody would beat us to it; it seemed so obvious that there should be an animated science fiction show set in the future. And one of the reasons why it's not, I learned, is that it's really, really difficult.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

Anxiety and hostility seem to be a great part of good and bad humor. Examining humor too closely does seem to destroy it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I know for a fact, obviously, because my kids grew up watching the show, that there are some things they are introduced to from 'The Simpsons', and then later in life they see the thing we're parodying. My kids had not seen 'Casablanca,' and we'd done parodies of 'Casablanca.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

Vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and eskimos.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

One of the great things about the Internet is that you can read what everybody has to say about everything. It is fascinating to me, the critiques about humor by people who have no sense of humor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

I would prefer to listen to a French classical composer like Olivier Messiaen than to the pop hits of the day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

'The Simpsons' is about alienation and the ambivalence of living with a family who you love but who drive you completely crazy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

America's health care system is second only to Japan, Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, well ... all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky starts we don't live in Paraguay!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt, not that fancy store-bought dirt... I can't compete with that stuff.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

I went through a phase where people would introduce me at parties as a cartoonist, and everybody felt sorry for me. 'Oh, Matt's a cartoonist.' Then people further feeling sorry for me would ask me to draw Garfield. Because I'm a cartoonist, draw Snoopy or Garfield or something.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

When will I learn? The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle. They're on TV!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I love the idea that we put in jokes the kids don't get. And that later, when they grow up and read a few books and go to college and watch the show again, they can get it on a completely different level.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

Nihilism in American comedy came along way before 'The Simpsons.' There was a fairly nihilistic point of view to 'Saturday Night Live,' for instance, back in the beginning, and a lot of really dark comedy had a really anti-sentimental take on life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I loved literary science fiction. In fact, as a kid, when I was reading science fiction, I thought 'I can't wait for the future when the special effects are good' to represent what was in these books by Arthur C. Clarke, Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard, Jack Vance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

Oftentimes, what seems to be a street lunatic charging at me spouting gibberish turns out to be a devoted 'Simpsons' fan quoting their favorite line.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

For some reason, a lot of Hollywood big shots are curious to see how they'd be drawn with bulging eyes and no chin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

Let's face it, all the good stuff happens after midnight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

My standard comment is, If you don't want your kids to be like Bart Simpson, don't act like Homer Simpson.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

Public transportation is for jerks and lesbians.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

I think people who work in comedy and humor are hesitant to analyze it too much, because you feel like if you take it apart, you'll break it and not be able to put it back together again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

The scary thing about the future... there will be tiny cameras everywhere, and they'll be flying around like mosquitoes and drones. That will be bad. Drones are scary. You can't reason with a drone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

Fans think they want to see more than the 10 to 20 seconds of Itchy and Scratchy that we put on the show, but my feeling is less is more. Once you've skinned and flayed a cat, ripped his head off, made him drink acid and tied his tongue to the moon, there really isn't that much to say.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

'Adult Swim' on the Cartoon Network is unbelievable. And 'South Park' continues to do great stuff. And 'Family Guy' and the various other Seth MacFarlane projects are amazing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Groening

You know boys, a nuclear reactor is a lot like women. You just have to read the manual and press the right button.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Groening

It's a funny show. The characters are surprisingly likable, given how ugly they are. We've got this huge cast of characters that we can move around. And over the last few seasons, we've explored some of the secondary characters' personal lives a bit more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I promise I'll do anything for you, especialy if it's easy. Homer Simpson

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Groening

I’ll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.