Quote – Carl Barks on Creating Comics

“I didn’t go along with the editors’ idea that children who bought comics were ignorant, blubbering infants. I assumed that my average reader was around twelve years old, semi-worldly, and already quite knowledgeable about mechanics, history, science, nature, travel, and so on. I felt that readers of any age would be more pleasantly entertained by stories that were plausibly written and believably drawn.”

-Carl Barks, artist and writer of Donald Duck

Quote – Conan O’Brien

“All I ask of you is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism – it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien