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Chuck Jones
September 21, 1912 - February 22, 2002
Nationality: American
Category: Director
Subcategory: American Director

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.


I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.


Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you.


I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.


I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.


In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.


A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.


The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.


Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.


Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.


The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.


Each character represented a trait that resides in me.


The Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy.


If you want a midget to look like a baby, don't put a cigar in his mouth.


Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.


We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change.


When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.


Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.


Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color.


Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.


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