I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.
While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience.
Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.
I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me.
Except for me, no one in my family could draw.
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.
Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.
Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important, and say, We were raised on your characters, and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children.
There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.
That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day.
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.
My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into. Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons.