Quotations by Chuck Jones

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Born: Saturday, September 21, 1912
Died: Friday, February 22, 2002 (89 years old)
Profession: Director
Nationality: American


A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Work)

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Creativity, Anxiety)

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Effort)

Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Business, Comedy)

Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: People, Comedy)

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.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Idea, Disney, Man, Writer)

Each character represented a trait that resides in me.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Character)

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Animals)

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

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.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Selling, Catastrophes, Light, Will)

I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Bugs)

I have to think as Bugs Bunny, not of Bugs Bunny.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Bugs)

I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Reading)

I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Job)

If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Character, End, Will)

If you want a midget to look like a baby, don't put a cigar in his mouth.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Baby, Want)

In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: War, Old, Years)

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Art, Comedy, Laughter)

Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Age, People)

Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Film, Joy, Laughter, Word)

Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Painting, World)

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.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Birds, Flowers, Value)

The Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Bugs)

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Animals, Individuality)

The only thing an adult can give a child is time.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Time)

The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he's asleep.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Husband)

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.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Love, Work, Rules, Skill, Will)

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.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Work, Thinking)

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

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.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Chance, Children, Film, Pleasure)

We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Art, Change, Innovation)

Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Animation, Key, Mind)

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Judgment, Justice, Vengeance)







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