Nuggets of wisdom from Bill Watterson’s most endearing, stupendously brilliant, Calvin and Hobbes. There are sixteen pieces but here’s four that sent me over the moon.
On life’s constant little limitation
Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.
Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
On why we are scared of the dark
Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.
On the unspoken truth behind the education system
Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations.
These delightfully gave me a good 15 years rewind. How I miss the hours of guffaws during those lazy afternoons pouring over Calvin comics. More over at bookriot.