Chuck Jones - Quotes

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

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

I have to think as Bugs Bunny, not of Bugs Bunny. ---->>>

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans. ---->>>

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. ---->>>

Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall. ---->>>

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is the willingness to think. ---->>>

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

If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings. ---->>>

The only thing an adult can give a child is time. ---->>>

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

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

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter. ---->>>

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

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

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

There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book. ---->>>

Each character represented a trait that resides in me. ---->>>

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities. ---->>>

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

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 Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy. ---->>>

Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer. ---->>>

Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he's asleep. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 09-21, 1912
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Die: 02-22, 2002
Occupation: Director

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, filmmaker, cartoonist, author, artist, and screenwriter, best known for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. He wrote, produced, and/or directed many classic animated cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E (wikipedia)