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" You need not fear my extinction. Fear my proliferation! I've already reproduced! "
" The comic novels I did when I was in my 20s had a harder edge - less sympathy for people. Or a sympathy that was harder to detect: Characters' foibles and obsessive bents were unrelenting, like caricatures. "
" My motto is, if you love something, don't set it free. No matter how hard it struggles. That would be stupid. "
" I worry about the very pernicious way we elevate and separate ourselves from other beasts, the way we rationalize our comfort and ease, our worship of the self, as healthy. It's enticing, but with a terrible taint of evil. "
" The Free Body Culture gave me a gift I might never have received had I refused to play along. It left me with an acute sense of the absurd - one I still cherish - to be there among my fellow apes, awkward and less than half-willing, aiming and missing, leaping, landing and wincing. "
" If I can't find a way to love it, I let it go. Kind of the opposite of the popular homily. "
" It seems to me that the time for subtlety in our American life has passed. "
" We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness. "
" Fiction should be an ethically safe space, free of fancy ideas. It should be dedicated modestly to relationships or escapism or the needs of luscious voyeurs. "
" I wanted to go into the tropics and save animals - and write, of course. "
" When it comes to American Indians, mainstream America suffers from willful blindness. "
" Oil drilling and coal mining are killing endangered wildlife, polluting rivers, creating smog over wilderness areas and blocking wildlife corridors in America's most treasured landscapes. "
" In the 1970s, Safari Club International asked the federal government to approve its import of 1,125 not-yet-killed trophies of 40 endangered species, including gorillas, orangutans and tigers, according to the Humane Society of the United States. "
" I don't like names that are clever or made-up sounding. "
" Within the macho-melodrama tropes of the superhero genre, it's fair to say 'Watchmen' stands out for its rich entertainment, its darkness, and its lurid pleasures. Its vividly drawn panels, moody colors and lush imagery make its popularity well-deserved, if disproportionate. "
" You're lucky if people like your book, and the more people that like it, the luckier I feel. "
" I have a king bed, one of those memory-foam mattresses that doesn't jiggle as you get in or out. Even if you cleaved it down the middle with a pickax, the thing wouldn't tremble. It's practically earthquake-proof. "
" Marriage is like the romantic ideal, and yet the trappings around it and the culture about it are really the opposite of that. "
" Without even knowing why, we believe that to learn how to be human - which we have many years to do, for human beings have longer childhoods than any other species, a feature that to biologists and philosophers alike is one of our race's distinguishing characteristics - children must be surrounded by animal imagery. "
" In Hiroshima, bombed Aug. 6, 1945, no warning was given of the air attack, and thus no escape was possible for the mostly women, children and old people who fell victim. "
" Both climate change and extinction are results of our tyranny over the nonhuman world and our domination of, and exploitation of, whole categories of each other - and those, in turn, are clearly linked to agriculture, the cattle-industrial complex, capitalism. "
" I never seem to leave L.A., though I left L.A. "
" In Nagasaki, American planes did drop warning leaflets - but not till Aug. 10, a day after the city was bombed. "
" I love irony. "
" I wanted to write about this tropical honeymoon in part because I had the most drastically terrible honeymoon. "
" I can be pretty dense about my own basic needs, when my focus is getting through the many small tasks of a day's work and a day's caretaking. "
" I think that young readers have very strong stomachs. "
" Most climate debates have focused on cutting the use of fossil fuels. But besides a few high-profile scuffles over fuel extraction in vulnerable wild places like the offshore Arctic, political leaders have ignored fossil fuel production as a necessary piece of climate strategy. "
" Work-wise, I try not to repeat myself too often. And I have to love whatever I'm doing. "
" When 'Watchmen' was published in 1986, the vast majority of comics readers deemed it a watershed in comics history. The 12-part serial comic book was widely acclaimed as a genius subversion of the superhero genre, and it did much to popularize comics to adults. "
" About half of all potential future global warming emissions from United States fossil fuels lie in oil, gas and coal buried beneath our public lands, controlled by the federal government and owned by the American people - and not yet leased to private industry for fuel extraction. "