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Matt Groening Quotes & Quotations
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    A lot of our writers, like Conan O'Brien, moved on to other things. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    A lot of people believe that if everybody just did what they were told - obeyed - everything would be fine. But that's not what life is all about. That's not real. It's never going to happen. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Don't have a cow, man. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Donuts. Is there anything they can't do? Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Eat my shorts! Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Families are about love overcoming emotional torture. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    God often gives nuts to toothless people. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    I also found child's play - stuff that was not considered serious, but goofy - was the stuff I liked to do, so I still do it as an adult. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    I don't have to be careful, I've got a gun. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    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. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    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. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    I want it to go on, but I want us to go out on top. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    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. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than parents have. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Me fail english? Thats unpossible. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    Most TV shows don't reward you for paying attention. Matt-GroeningMatt Groening
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    One of the things I would like to do is make up stories that I would have enjoyed when I was a kid. So, if I'm thinking about an audience, it's usually a younger version of myself. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    The Simpsons is an especially collaborative show. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They're really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    We've been running a little behind schedule. But only by about 15 years or so. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    Well, most grown-ups forget what it was like to be a kid. I vowed that I would never forget. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening
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    When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It's hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time. Matt-Groening/">Matt Groening