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  Cyberpunx is a comic book series produced by Image Comics. It is about a group of cyborg computer hacker warriors that enter into a virtual reality in order to stop an alien invasion by the Cyberlords. As a homage to Cyberpunk author William Gibson, the leading computer scientist in the story is named Karl Gibson.
  The first issue came out in March 1996. The creator of the series is Rob Liefeld; the script is by Robert Loren Fleming and the artwork is by Ching Lau.

  Brave Old World is a four issue comic book miniseries published by Vertigo Comics. It is about a group of computer hackers who at the turn of the year 2000 are working on a solution to the Y2K bug when they are transported back in time a hundred years to 1900.[1] The series follows their adventures as they try to build a computer using the technology of the time, in order to make their way back to their own time.
  The first issue came out in February 2000. The story is by William Messner-Loebs, and the artwork by Guy Davis and Phil Hester.[2]

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comical ::: a. --> Relating to comedy.
Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story.

comicalities ::: pl. --> of Comicality

comicality ::: n. --> The quality of being comical; something comical.

comic ::: a. --> Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
Causing mirth; ludicrous. ::: n. --> A comedian.

comicry ::: n. --> The power of exciting mirth; comicalness.

comical ::: a. --> Relating to comedy.
Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story.

comicalities ::: pl. --> of Comicality

comicality ::: n. --> The quality of being comical; something comical.

comic ::: a. --> Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
Causing mirth; ludicrous. ::: n. --> A comedian.

comicry ::: n. --> The power of exciting mirth; comicalness.

comic opera: An opera with a happy ending that contains spoken dialogue.

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1:I, like all artists in Western cultures, am a shaman...come in the guise of a heal perception by using...'jokes'. ~ Bill Hicks,
2:The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power, lost the group cooperative aspect, bastardized the class-based system, and resembles a comic-book superheroes game more than a fantasy RPG where a player can play any alignment desired, not just lawful good. ~ Gary Gygax, GameSpy interview Pt. 2 (16 August 2004),
3:13. The Magic Flight:If the hero in his triumph wins the blessing of the goddess or the god and is then explicitly commissioned to return to the world with some elixir for the restoration of society, the final stage of his adventure is supported by all the powers of his supernatural patron. On the other hand, if the trophy has been attained against the opposition of its guardian, or if the hero's wish to return to the world has been resented by the gods or demons, then the last stage of the mythological round becomes a lively, often comical, pursuit. This flight may be complicated by marvels of magical obstruction and evasion. ~ Joseph Campbell,
4:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer. To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer. There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.) When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform. It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs. After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them. This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical." This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me. Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels. This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1, and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising ,

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:draw comics full-time, ~ Anonymous,
2:Humanity is a comic role. ~ Novalis,
3:I mean, I love Comic-Con. ~ Seth Rogen,
4:I'm a comic book fan. ~ Michael B Jordan,
5:I often think it's comical ~ W S Gilbert,
6:Nothing comic isn’t serious. ~ Ali Smith,
7:I love comic books. I just do. ~ Megan Fox,
8:I haven't been to Comic-Con. ~ Jeff Bridges,
9:Always be comic in a tragedy ~ G K Chesterton,
10:I'm a joke comic. I tell jokes. ~ Dave Attell,
11:I'm not a comic person at all. ~ Ciaran Hinds,
12:I was not a big comic-book reader. ~ Brad Bird,
13:I'm not a comic. I'm a humorist. ~ Dick Gregory,
14:Movies help the sales of the comics. ~ Stan Lee,
15:I'm not the biggest comic book fan. ~ Fran Kranz,
16:Socrates should have written comics. ~ Mark Waid,
17:I tend to stay away from the comics. ~ Idris Elba,
18:Kid ... Comics will break your heart. ~ Jack Kirby,
19:I don't laugh out loud at comics a lot. ~ Dane Cook,
20:I'm not a comic book guy at all. ~ Darren Aronofsky,
21:I provide a little comic relief. ~ Anthony Anderson,
22:You can't kill a good comic book series. ~ Stan Lee,
23:Y'all mythological niggas is comical, ~ Keith Murray,
24:Comic books are a big passion of mine. ~ Taran Killam,
25:I was a big comic book fan from 13 on. ~ Stephen Root,
26:I was never really a comic-book fanatic. ~ J J Abrams,
27:I used to read comics when I was a kid. ~ Jeff Bridges,
28:I've always wanted to come to Comic Con. ~ Jon Huertas,
29:Life is tragic but it's equally comic. ~ John Banville,
30:Comics are a gateway drug to literacy. ~ Art Spiegelman,
31:Comics are a gateway into literature. ~ Francoise Mouly,
32:I love comic books and I love anime. ~ Samuel L Jackson,
33:I'm actually a little comic nerd myself. ~ Kiowa Gordon,
34:I'm with you until the end of the line. ~ Marvel Comics,
35:I love comic books and always did as a kid. ~ Rick Moody,
36:Patrice O'Neal is the best comic I ever saw. ~ Bill Burr,
37:So many comics have such low self-esteem. ~ Debra Wilson,
38:The comic book world is a tough business. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
39:Who needs girls when you've got comics? ~ Grant Morrison,
40:My favorite unknown movie is 'The Comic.' ~ Dick Van Dyke,
41:I started as a standup comic and an actor. ~ Larry Wilmore,
42:I was a huge comic book fan, and I still am. ~ Jason Momoa,
43:Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups. ~ Stan Lee,
44:Comics don't like to see other comics do well. ~ Carrot Top,
45:I'm not a joke guy; I'm not a stand-up comic. ~ Eugene Levy,
46:I've always had a soft spot for comic books. ~ Nicolas Cage,
47:I've always wanted to play more comic parts. ~ Dominic West,
48:My mother wouldn't even let me read DC Comics. ~ Wes Craven,
49:A comic matter cannot be expressed in tragic verse. ~ Horace,
50:I didn't see a lot of comic books growing up. ~ Henry Cavill,
51:Now we are living in the age of comics as air ~ Osamu Tezuka,
52:Every comic is really a frustrated rock star. ~ Alex Borstein,
53:He found a formula for drawing comic rabbits: ~ Robert Graves,
54:I didn't really grow up a comic book fanatic. ~ Alan Ritchson,
55:Creativity and Innovation produces better comics. ~ Jamal Igle,
56:Space does for comics what time does for film! ~ Scott McCloud,
57:Look, I had a passion for comic books growing up. ~ Baz Luhrmann,
58:You and what army of snaggled toothed wine sots? ~ Marvel Comics,
59:A married philosopher is a comic character. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
60:As a comic, I used to know more about pop culture. ~ Brian Posehn,
61:I hadn't read the Dr. Strange comics growing up. ~ Rachel McAdams,
62:I've been ready to die since before you was Born! ~ Marvel Comics,
63:Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art. ~ Philip Roth,
64:A comic says funny things. A comedian says things funny. ~ Ed Wynn,
65:I love to be able to support other women comics. ~ Rosie O Donnell,
66:I wasn't always a comic, I used to do honest work. ~ Alonzo Bodden,
67:Yes! I'm the slowest comic-book writer on Earth. ~ Jonathan Lethem,
68:I have been a fan of comic books since childhood. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
69:well, the comic book and me, just us, we caught the bus. ~ Bob Dylan,
70:Comic book heroes are an important part of our culture. ~ Mike Colter,
71:Only one letter divides the comic from the cosmic. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
72:Superfast beings shouldn't piss off the comics geek-girl. ~ Gini Koch,
73:People still go to Comic-Con because they love comics. ~ Rashida Jones,
74:There aren't any concrete steps to becoming a comic. ~ Cristela Alonzo,
75:The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. ~ H P Lovecraft,
76:Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out. ~ Sergio Aragones,
77:There is also a kind of mean-spiritedness with LA comics. ~ David Cross,
78:Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. ~ Tim Burton,
79:Every comic can report a few 'gift from the gods' moments. ~ Dick Cavett,
80:I love comic books, comic book characters and superheroes. ~ Jon Huertas,
81:sardonic, seriocomic saga of the plight of India's poor. ~ Aravind Adiga,
82:Perfectly,” replied Syme; “always be comic in a tragedy. ~ G K Chesterton,
83:Real life isn’t like those comic books you love so much. ~ James L Rubart,
84:We, the comics that we like, we're all, like, post-humor. ~ Tim Heidecker,
85:I have 15,000 comics in a warehouse, all bagged individually. ~ Method Man,
86:I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic. ~ Judith Butler,
87:I was a Marvel guy. I started reading comics when I was a kid. ~ Marc Webb,
88:I wouldn't ever presume to say that I am a comic book fan. ~ Ray Stevenson,
89:NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise. ~ Leonard Maltin,
90:I don't think I am a bible man, Alice--I love comics though. ~ Cameron Jace,
91:I love comic books. Since I was a kid, I've collected them. ~ James Mangold,
92:I'm not a big comic fan and I'm not a big fan of comic movies. ~ Bob Gunton,
93:The masters of the comic spirit are often our prophets. ~ Penelope Gilliatt,
94:When you're young as a comic, you don't have a lot of leverage. ~ Louis C K,
95:A cowboy is a farm boy in leather britches and a comical hat. ~ Edward Abbey,
96:Comic-Con is nerd Christmas. People go wanting to have fun. ~ Chris Hardwick,
97:Hanging out with comics, all they did was make fun of me. ~ Gabriel Iglesias,
98:In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first. ~ George Carlin,
99:I read comic books and stuff but I didn't know a lot about it. ~ Josh Brolin,
100:Isn't it interesting that eating a banana is somehow comical. ~ Noam Chomsky,
101:He was the cleanest-cut comic-book schoolboy hero imaginable. ~ Joanne Harris,
102:It's always been a dream for me to play a comic book character. ~ Celina Jade,
103:Novels are a marathon, while comic scripts are a sprint. ~ Duane Swierczynski,
104:There's just something that feels nice about holding a comic book! ~ Stan Lee,
105:Always be comic in a tragedy. What the deuce else can you do? ~ G K Chesterton,
106:Comics just don't retire. They either die young or they go to 100. ~ Jeff Ross,
107:Everything I've done is an old Marvel comic in its' own way. ~ S Robson Walton,
108:My life goal is not to ruin anyone's existence. I'm a comic. ~ Rosie O Donnell,
109:Ricordati che è un film comico. ['Remember, this a comedy'] ~ Federico Fellini,
110:Webcomics are much bigger than any one scene can circumscribe. ~ Scott McCloud,
111:As psychotic as it gets outside, the comic can be more psychotic. ~ Lewis Black,
112:I remember my comic strips being called "new wave." It bugged me. ~ Lynda Barry,
113:Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer. ~ Leslie Fiedler,
114:The comics are where all the crazy subconscious stuff comes out. ~ Robert Crumb,
115:There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl. ~ Joan Rivers,
116:Comics also led a lot of young people to science fiction. ~ Kerry James Marshall,
117:I'm a comic, so I like to stay nocturnal. I work 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ~ Artie Lange,
118:I'm not a big fan of the comics competing against each other. ~ Janeane Garofalo,
119:That's what I really wanted to do when I was 16, be in comics! ~ Annalena McAfee,
120:If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower. ~ Groucho Marx,
121:I read the comics long before I was ever involved with the films. ~ Shawn Ashmore,
122:I see myself as a comic but the acting helps sell tickets for gigs. ~ Alan Davies,
123:It's a lot easier to say you're a comic than a performance artist. ~ Paul Reubens,
124:Oh, yeah. If there's one thing I'm good for, it's comic relief. ~ Shannon McKenna,
125:Somebody thinking that they can make noise intimidate me is comical. ~ Carl Froch,
126:The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow. ~ Socrates,
127:There's nothing grimmer than the tragedy that wears a comic mask. ~ Edith Wharton,
128:Comics definitely embody the importance of practicing free speech. ~ Ted Alexandro,
129:I do like comic book movies, but only the ones that I read as a kid. ~ Simon Baker,
130:If I die in a plane crash remember to always bag and board your comics. ~ Joe Hill,
131:I never really read comics. I bought them, and I would draw them. ~ Bobby Moynihan,
132:It is not lost on me that I'm spending my honeymoon at Comic Con. ~ George Clooney,
133:Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America. ~ Bill Griffith,
134:My brother had boxes of comic books. He was really the collector. ~ Michael Shanks,
135:The only people who like to live alone more than comics are priests. ~ Colin Quinn,
136:Comics seldom move me the way I would be moved by a novel or movie. ~ Daniel Clowes,
137:I despise the comic industry, but I will always love the comic medium. ~ Alan Moore,
138:I just really respond to comics. I find it a really exciting medium. ~ Ellen Forney,
139:I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic. ~ Alan Rickman,
140:I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize. ~ Harvey Pekar,
141:I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. ~ Steve Martin,
142:The most successful comics are always the hardest-working ones. ~ Marcus Brigstocke,
143:Always be comic in a tragedy. What the deuce else can you do? ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
144:At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics. ~ Sergio Aragones,
145:I have always had a need for attention but didn't plan to be a comic. ~ Jenny Eclair,
146:I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best. ~ Maria Menounos,
147:I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize. ~ Harvey Pekar,
148:Ive never really been a big sci-fi guy or a big comic book guy. ~ Sendhil Ramamurthy,
149:People who don't like Comic Sans don't know anything about design. ~ Vincent Connare,
150:Read comics. All comics. And then cut them open to steal their power. ~ Warren Ellis,
151:America had left reality behind and entered the comic-book universe. ~ Salman Rushdie,
152:Bob Saget is the dirtiest comic who's ever lived. Nobody touches him. ~ Penn Jillette,
153:Comic timing is something you are either born with or do not have. ~ Deepika Padukone,
154:If I wasn't a comic or TV star, I really wanted to be a photojournalist. ~ Drew Carey,
155:I like the early comic book characters more than the new ones. ~ Nicolas Winding Refn,
156:I'm a comic geek, I love playing video games and I love reading comics. ~ Kellan Lutz,
157:It was very natural that people just think of me as a comic actor. ~ Curtis Armstrong,
158:Molière‘S great comic villains are perfect butts for the humorist’s lash. ~ Peter Gay,
159:Sometimes the gravest things must, of necessity, become the most comic. ~ Foz Meadows,
160:A good comedy’s very hard to make, so good comic writing I really enjoy. ~ Colm Meaney,
161:Boxing is always serious. Nothing comical or funny about boxing. ~ Juan Manuel Marquez,
162:I love comics, but I'd rather cut off my thumbs than do nothing but. ~ Molly Crabapple,
163:I'm a fan of comic books. I'm a nerd. I'm a geek. I'm all that stuff. ~ John Barrowman,
164:The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. ~ Umberto Eco,
165:The movies have made the comic books much more valuable and more respected. ~ Stan Lee,
166:The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
167:To live in society today is like living in one enormous comic-strip. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
168:All through my comics career, I was always trying to reinvent the form. ~ Scott McCloud,
169:As if on cue, Haymitch falls off the stage, and they groan comically. ~ Suzanne Collins,
170:For me, the hardest thing was dropping the whole Latino comic title. ~ Gabriel Iglesias,
171:I didn't know the Green Lantern comics at all. I was a Superman reader. ~ Geoffrey Rush,
172:I'm a fan myself, so I try to write the kind of comics I want to read. ~ Grant Morrison,
173:I wasn't ever a huge fan of comics. Just not one of those kids, you know? ~ Gary Oldman,
174:Life is full of the comic and is only majestic in its inner sense, ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
175:Ronnie Barker will forever be remembered as one of the great comic actors. ~ John Major,
176:Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip. ~ Paul Scofield,
177:I always loved comic books and I'm still a great fan of the graphic novel. ~ Walter Hill,
178:I didn't read comics as a kid - though, obviously, I've read a lot since. ~ Henry Cavill,
179:I'm not a great joke writer, which is odd for a comic to say, but I'm not. ~ Lewis Black,
180:I think that comic followers are always waiting for key iconic moments. ~ Gale Anne Hurd,
181:Much of hip-hop, like comic books, is fantastical by nature, too. ~ Ali Shaheed Muhammad,
182:Comics don't usually have very long careers, and I'm 22 years into this. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
183:Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand intuitively. ~ Bill Griffith,
184:I really want to do a True Blood-Six Feet Under comic book crossover. ~ Michael McMillian,
185:It would take a lifetime to read all the webcomics published in one year. ~ Scott McCloud,
186:The latest spin on the Marvel comic-book hero delivers the popcorn goods. ~ Peter Travers,
187:While many comics have a secret persona, I fundamentally want to be myself. ~ Dana Carvey,
188:Comics are words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures. ~ Harvey Pekar,
189:In democracy both a deep reverence and a sense of the comic are requisite. ~ Carl Sandburg,
190:I still collect comics. I still have a great love and respect for the genre. ~ Thomas Jane,
191:I would love to do something like Austin Powers to show off my comic timing. ~ Uma Thurman,
192:Around comics, I've always been known for, oh, that's not dirty, this is dirty. ~ Bob Saget,
193:I call myself a comic.But I started as an actress. I did plays since I was 5. ~ Amy Schumer,
194:I'm not opposed to comics on the Internet. It's just not interesting to me. ~ Daniel Clowes,
195:It's definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I'll say that much. ~ James Gunn,
196:My brother is a comic-book writer, and I was always in love with comics. ~ Adrianne Palicki,
197:We're having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States. ~ Majel Barrett,
198:Well, don't tell Steve Niles but I just don't think horror works in comics. ~ Robert Kirkman,
199:Aside from comic book heroes, the only real life heroes I had were musicians. ~ Andy Biersack,
200:Comic discovery is paradox stated-scientific discovery is paradox resolved. ~ Arthur Koestler,
201:Comics can definitely be subversive on the whole, but it's a stylistic thing. ~ Ted Alexandro,
202:I'm a total nerd. I love comic books and video games and most of all zombies! ~ Katie Leclerc,
203:I'm kind of a comic book geek, but I'm not really a super hero comic book geek. ~ Eric Kripke,
204:It's a great loss.[Carrie Fisher] was a comic genius, as far as I'm concerned. ~ Tony Taccone,
205:I've long said that comic books are the modern equivalent of our Greek myths. ~ David S Goyer,
206:People dressed up like me, at the comic-con in San Antonio. It's very rewarding. ~ Bray Wyatt,
207:The more one suffers, the more, I believe, has one a sense for the comic. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
208:The testosterone wafted off him like dirt off Pigpen from the Peanuts comics. ~ Susan Fanetti,
209:For comic writers charge Socrates with making the worse appear the better reason. ~ Quintilian,
210:I'm not the comic of the generation, I'm not even the funniest guy in my family. ~ Dave Attell,
211:I never read comics as a kid. I guess I was lazy and watched cartoons instead. ~ Kirsten Dunst,
212:It seems to me that very sad things always contain an element of the comical ~ Haruki Murakami,
213:We are foolish, comic, motionless, corrupted, yet we are worthy of sympathy too. ~ James Joyce,
214:We think the feelings that are very serious in a man quite comical in a boy. ~ Charles Dickens,
215:You can't throw a rock without a comic book character falling out of a tree. ~ Morena Baccarin,
216:Chris [Farley] - I would consider him a comic animal. With the emphasis on "animal." ~ Rob Lowe,
217:I was into Spider Man when I was a kid and that was the only comic I've ever read. ~ Idris Elba,
218:A truly comic, invented world must live at the same time as the world we live in. ~ Dylan Thomas,
219:Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused. ~ Darren Aronofsky,
220:I'm in awe of comics that do things that I can't do, or haven't tried doing yet. ~ Brad Williams,
221:It sounds like something from a comic book. It conjures images of Nazi war criminals ~ Tami Hoag,
222:My two biggest influences are Archie comics and Dennis the Menace. ~ Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero,
223:I grew up a big comic book reader, as a kid, and I love the whole fanboy crowd. ~ Joe Manganiello,
224:Is all one generation can do to set the stage for the comic, sad story of the next? ~ G B Edwards,
225:It seems like there's never enough famous white people among comic in Hollywood. ~ Dave Chappelle,
226:There are too many good comic book writers out there. I'd rather remain a fanboy. ~ Simon Kinberg,
227:As a boy, I devoured comics but never saw what we now describe as a picture book. ~ Anthony Browne,
228:Everything really is going to be okay. (And if not okay, then at least comic.) ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
229:If he ever got his hands on Scott, Jeremy would be drawing his comics from prison. ~ R G Alexander,
230:It seems to be a common denominator with a lot of comics, this low self-esteem thing. ~ Ray Romano,
231:Life is deeply tragic and also very comic at the same time. It's everything at once. ~ Paul Auster,
232:The podcast movement was really a creative survival mechanism for standup comics. ~ Chris Hardwick,
233:I'm the biggest geek of all. Adventure, fantasy, comic books - I can't get enough. ~ Nathan Fillion,
234:In a sense the whole American comic tradition had been that of social criticism. ~ Constance Rourke,
235:I think theres too much saturated color in comics, thanks to digital color techniques. ~ Ted Naifeh,
236:It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind. ~ William Congreve,
237:The humorous story is American, the comic story is English, the witty story is French. ~ Mark Twain,
238:You can say, "This is a bad comic." You can't say, "This is bad because it's a comic. ~ Neil Gaiman,
239:Back in the day, I used to read 'Archie,' but I haven't been a comic book aficionado. ~ Danai Gurira,
240:Everybody wanted to be the hero of their own story. Nobody wanted to be comic relief. ~ Lev Grossman,
241:I am a total geek. I'm not even a closet comic book geek. I am the comic book geek. ~ Matthew Settle,
242:I definitely used to write a lot at school. Comic poetry and drawings about people. ~ Sally Phillips,
243:If you can announce the Higgs Boson in Comic Sans, clearly anybody can do anything. ~ Michael Bierut,
244:If you can inspire a kid that's maybe the best part of being a comic book artist. ~ Marko Djurdjevic,
245:I think that, if the world was a bit more like Comic-Con, we'd all be a little happier. ~ Matt Smith,
246:Of course, I started really being a comics fan with the underground stuff in the '70s ~ Glenn Danzig,
247:The comics were not only stories to enjoy for me they were drawings that possessed me. ~ Jean Giraud,
248:The more naked a person’s words are, the more comical, broken, and made-up they sound. ~ Osamu Dazai,
249:The real comic muse is the one underwhose laughing mask tears roll down. ~ Leopold von Sacher Masoch,
250:comedians are people who say funny things, and comics are people who say things funny. ~ Staton Rabin,
251:Everything you see that makes you think about the comics, I think you should read into it. ~ Avi Arad,
252:I could see Kael leaning against a tree, listening in with a comical smile on his face. ~ Chanda Hahn,
253:Man, I put myself in a lot of comic strips. Something's wrong with my sense of self. ~ Stephan Pastis,
254:Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe. ~ Flannery O Connor,
255:The real charm of the United States is that it is the only comic country ever heard of. ~ H L Mencken,
256:Comic-Con fans are so affectionate, and it's always a lovely way to start a new season. ~ Kunal Nayyar,
257:I'm a professional comic. Whether you think I'm funny or not, that's, again, subjective. ~ David Cross,
258:In comic books, people with gifts became superheroes; in real life they became outcasts. ~ Eoin Colfer,
259:I never read comics growing up. I didn't have money and I don't like to touch paper. ~ John McLaughlin,
260:I was told I make intelligent comics, and then I made a comic about a horse that pooped. ~ Kate Beaton,
261:Comic book companies are like comic book villains; they keep coming back after they die. ~ Jim Steranko,
262:If you look at Marvel Comics, there are very few Marvel characters I would like to write. ~ Garth Ennis,
263:I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it's OK to relax ~ Larry King,
264:In the world of comic books, "troublemaker" means someone who has some sense of dignity. ~ Frank Miller,
265:I've always had my voice as a comic. I was never that into politics, or prop comedy. ~ Andrew Dice Clay,
266:The great modern novel of the comic-pathetic illusion of freedom is Confessions of Zeno . ~ Italo Svevo,
267:We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment. ~ Bil Keane,
268:You know you are really famous the day you discover you have become a comic character! ~ Nelson Mandela,
269:I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw. ~ Margaret Atwood,
270:I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship. ~ Harrison Ford,
271:Maybe the best comics are written by people who really are at ease in the comic world. ~ Terry Pratchett,
272:A gun. I had been brought down by a gun. It was practically comical. Cheaters, I thought. ~ Richelle Mead,
273:Deviants and losers and mutants and the loveless...were the proper readers of Marvel comics. ~ Rick Moody,
274:Everyone's life, Álvaro declaimed in a comic voice, is both insignificant and tremendous. ~ Andr s Neuman,
275:Having a syndicated comic strip is a great platform for ripping on expressions you hate. ~ Stephan Pastis,
276:If comics are modern mythology, then black participation and representation is crucial. ~ Reginald Hudlin,
277:I have to confess I'm not a huge comics fan in the wider sense of comics as an art form. ~ Grant Morrison,
278:I've always loved comic books, which is why I've done films like Hulk and The Punishers. ~ Gale Anne Hurd,
279:Like a lot of young people who wanted to be artists, comics were a gateway for me. ~ Kerry James Marshall,
280:You know, I think whatever a comic talks about onstage is all they talk about offstage. ~ Sarah Silverman,
281:A lot of comics just joke around, but it's just as important to get the truth out there. ~ Lisa Lampanelli,
282:Comic-Con is definitely grown from just being about comics to being about all forms of media. ~ Eric Wight,
283:Growing up I never got into comic books at all. I didn't have any inspiration for it. ~ Scarlett Johansson,
284:In my personal life, I'm a comic novel. But then, so are we all, because we're human beings. ~ Dean Koontz,
285:It's sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves. ~ Billy Graham,
286:Life is a comical business, and there is
nothing funnier than love traveling through time. ~ Mario Puzo,
287:Of comic novels that have quaffed the elixir of 'classic': Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
288:The Pro (a creator-owned Eisner-nominated book for Image Comics, written by Garth Ennis). ~ Lynne M Thomas,
289:The reason I started to do comics for kids, the real reason is because it worked for me. ~ Francoise Mouly,
290:When you read comic material and people aren't laughing how do you know they're listening. ~ David Sedaris,
291:Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say it's about time. ~ Norman Mailer,
292:Every single fat comic uses his weight as a punchline. There is something sad about that. ~ Gene Weingarten,
293:It’s almost comical that a man plotting a murder takes the bus to and from target practice, ~ Bill O Reilly,
294:It's always fun when you see different comics at different weights or with different hair. ~ Hari Kondabolu,
295:I've done illustration on the side. But other than that, comics have been my main things. ~ Jaime Hernandez,
296:People find it hard to be both comic and serious, though life manages it easily enough. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
297:The fact that the universe can come to this, that anyone finds it normal, is comically absurd. ~ Hugh Howey,
298:This gentleman is known the width and breadth of the comics world as "that bastard Klaw. ~ Michael Moorcock,
299:Comics are actually dubbed by euphemistic label of graphic novel, which became a big deal. ~ Francoise Mouly,
300:Comics have a caste system - an editor has to act in a certain way, an artist has to be humble. ~ Jack Kirby,
301:Everything that begins as comedy ends as a comic monologue, but we aren't laughing anymore. ~ Roberto Bola o,
302:George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if youll pardon the expression. ~ Martin Sheen,
303:I never liked my own species. On why so many of his comics are about animals, in an interview. ~ Gary Larson,
304:I think the world is often like that.” “Like what?” “Comic, but only at the right distance. ~ Daniel Abraham,
305:It's important to continue to change and evolve in the way that the comics change and evolve. ~ David Hayter,
306:There's 54 years of X-Men comics by now, so there are a lot of characters to explore. ~ Lauren Shuler Donner,
307:You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard. ~ Andrew Denton,
308:As a comic, you learn to use your voice because you don't have the benefit of visual things. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
309:At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing. ~ Avi Arad,
310:Comic-strip artists do not make good husbands, and God knows they do not make good comic strips. ~ Don Herold,
311:I felt like I could never get enough of you even if I melted into you like snow on wet grass. ~ Marvel Comics,
312:If the people of Comic-Con ruled the world...then tomorrow would be invented every day. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
313:If you'd rather go to the football game than read a comic, that's fine. I'd rather do both. ~ S Robson Walton,
314:In his comic scenes, Shakespeare seems to produce, without labor, what no labor can improve. ~ Samuel Johnson,
315:In the sixties and seventies you could probably name all the great comics. It was still special. ~ Marc Maron,
316:Peellaert's comic strips were the literature of intelligence, imagination and romanticism. ~ Federico Fellini,
317:Something you can do in a comic that you can't do in a film is that you can have thought bubbles. ~ Marc Webb,
318:[T]he most comic things of all are exactly the things most worth doing--such as making love. ~ G K Chesterton,
319:Whole phases of comedy have become empty; the comic rejoinder has become every man's tool. ~ Constance Rourke,
320:I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page. ~ Cathy Guisewite,
321:I'm a world expert on superhero comics. I think maybe only Michael Chabon knows more than me. ~ Salman Rushdie,
322:I've never really been a genre fan. I never grew up reading comic books, or was a horror buff. ~ Chad Lindberg,
323:I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy, as well as a great lover of comic strips ~ Guillermo Cabrera Infante,
324:Our hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead to the joy of reading good books. ~ Nelson Mandela,
325:I think there is a difference between comic essays and war reporting, and people can tell that. ~ David Sedaris,
326:I was a born club comic. Radio and TV and stage were fine, but I found my real home in cabaret. ~ Bob Monkhouse,
327:Kids don't even read comic books anymore. They've got more important things to do - like video games. ~ Ang Lee,
328:Listen, people like Brian Bendis did great things for comic readers, great things for comic readers. ~ Avi Arad,
329:Not everybody can do the comic book adaptation thing and make it believable. It is challenging. ~ Wesley Snipes,
330:Someone had suggested that another good way to start a foreign language was to read comic books. ~ John Freeman,
331:Comedy and terror and autobiography and comics and literature-they're all the same thing. To me. ~ Patton Oswalt,
332:Comics are drawings, not photographs, and as such they present a subjective view of reality. ~ Frederik L Schodt,
333:I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of. ~ Daniel Clowes,
334:I see a Latino comic as someone who can only perform for Latino audiences. I cross the board. ~ Gabriel Iglesias,
335:No true fan wants to go to Comic-Con and get assaulted with a marketing blitz about just any old show. ~ Jim Lee,
336:The P-38 WWII Nazi handgun looks comical lying on the breakfast table next to a bowl of oatmeal. ~ Matthew Quick,
337:People have a hard time reading my comics. I think I leave things out, but I feel you should. ~ Brian Chippendale,
338:Really, if I'm honest, sci-fi is where my sensibility instinctively goes - I'm a big comic-book fan. ~ Seth Rogen,
339:Ya know, if you treat every comic the way you treated me tonight, you would never see a bad show. ~ Buddy Hackett,
340:All you really need to do is let the comic book geeks know and the rest of the world will follow. ~ David Levithan,
341:I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, no matter how comical. ~ Herman Melville,
342:I spent many hours watching his biceps flick and pump as he turned each page of his comic book. ~ Ottessa Moshfegh,
343:I think the best thing I learned from drawing comics is that it's a great exercise in concision. ~ Patrice Leconte,
344:She liked the way the words sounded. She imagined them floating above her in a comic-strip bubble ~ Kate DiCamillo,
345:The women who line up at a comic's dressing-room door are not what you'd call your class groupies. ~ George Carlin,
346:What made me want to go into doing comics was I was working as a laborer with my father, a gardener. ~ Dan DeCarlo,
347:You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book. ~ Matthew Vaughn,
348:For the reader who has put away comic books, but isn't yet ready for editorials in the Daily News. ~ Gloria Steinem,
349:I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, ~ Herman Melville,
350:I'd been upstaged, demoted from protagonist in my own drama to comic relief in my parents' tragedy ~ Alison Bechdel,
351:I hope I won't become hated by geeks everywhere, but I don't really know comic books all that well. ~ Steven Moffat,
352:In fact, I was too dumb to save any of the old comic books or the old artwork. I used to give them away. ~ Stan Lee,
353:I think as time goes by you'll get female comics who are weirder - you'll get a female Mighty Boosh. ~ Jenny Eclair,
354:It wasn't until I discovered comics that I actually began to approach drawing as a possible career. ~ Scott McCloud,
355:One of the things about comics is people can linger on images and words as long as they want. ~ Kelly Sue DeConnick,
356:When anything doesn't hit with a huge laugh, as comics, it feels like, Oh no, oh no, we're sinking. ~ Tim Heidecker,
357:Adam didn’t read any comics at all. They never lived up to the kind of things he could do in his head. ~ Neil Gaiman,
358:As a kid, I drew cartoon characters and comic book heroes. Spiderman and the X-Men were my favorites. ~ Kadir Nelson,
359:I had no television when I was little, just a stack of old, beat-up comics from the 1950s and 1960s. ~ Daniel Clowes,
360:In Brazil we have a comic strip in the newspaper. That one also attracts a different kind of followers. ~ Gabriel Ba,
361:I really am Super Emmet, and like the comic book Superman, I have a powerful secret weapon. My mom. ~ Heidi Cullinan,
362:I used to love comic books, and I love American comedy, and neither are afraid to tackle big themes. ~ Jamie Hewlett,
363:Really, though, I just want to make the kind of comics I wouldn't be embarrassed to read in public. ~ Jamie McKelvie,
364:Whatever I write, no matter how gray or dark the subject matter, it's still going to be a comic novel. ~ John Irving,
365:What looks tragic might be comic on second consideration, and what is comic might bring tears in time. ~ Dean Koontz,
366:You're not a road comic till you've watched Real Sex and American Greed alone in your hotel room. ~ Iliza Shlesinger,
367:For me, the whole process involves envisioning this Ghost World comic book in my head as I'm working. ~ Daniel Clowes,
368:In the comics, Supergirl is quite, um, I hope people won't come to the film expecting that. ~ Helen Slater,
369:I think that there's got to be a comic gene in some way, but it's so much about it is how you grow up. ~ Marlo Thomas,
370:I've loved comics since I was a kid, collected them, I've always dreamed of being involved in comics. ~ Taika Waititi,
371:My overall artistic goal is to marry graphic design with comic books and traditional storytelling. ~ Jonathan Hickman,
372:One of the best things that happened for me as a playwright is becoming a comic-book writer. ~ Roberto Aguirre Sacasa,
373:We're comic. We're all comics. We live in a comic time. And the worse it gets the more comic we are. ~ William Gaddis,
374:Detective Comic #27: The very first glimpse we get of the guy and already he looks pissed. ~ Glen Weldon,
375:I don't think the potential for comics in nonfiction has been exploited nearly as much as it could be. ~ Scott McCloud,
376:I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart. I like graphic novels more than comic books. ~ Matthew Vaughn,
377:I tend to only read comics written by friends or people I've known. And I'm not a great comic reader. ~ Grant Morrison,
378:When I did Comic Relief, I did it to be on the show; it's a badge of honor as a comedian to do that show. ~ Drew Carey,
379:A lot of the actresses who were around when I started, I don't know where they are. Comics stick around. ~ Margaret Cho,
380:Anyone can read comics, and if you don't it's perfectly okay to enjoy the characters in other mediums. ~ Krista Ritchie,
381:Comics is all about making it believable and helping people to get completely lost in a fictional world. ~ Dave Gibbons,
382:I'd been a fanatic of movies since I was a wee lad, so I got into the films before I got into the comics. ~ Josh Helman,
383:I had to find my way of translating the excitement you get when you're reading comic books to the big screen. ~ Ang Lee,
384:I have always loved Las Vegas. It's a traditional place for lounge comics to perform, and I love that. ~ Norm MacDonald,
385:I think to be a successful comic, you have to be exceptionally smart and exceptionally perceptive. ~ Christopher Meloni,
386:Life blew in gusts from the hole in the side of the elephant with a rank smell and a comic flatulence. ~ Michael Chabon,
387:The culture of the Epic Fail, in its rituals of comic sacrifice, is a culture of sublimated predation. ~ Mark O Connell,
388:The cynicism that regards hero worship as comical is always shadowed by a sense of physical inferiority ~ Yukio Mishima,
389:Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. ~ George Santayana,
390:Good comics gravitate to each other; you know who's your type of person by watching them onstage, hopefully. ~ B J Novak,
391:Government in general, any government anywhere, is a thing of exquisite comicality to a discerning mind. ~ Joseph Conrad,
392:I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned ~ Kristen Bell,
393:I'm just an actor who happened to love these [Marvel] comics when I was a kid, and got to rediscover them. ~ Clark Gregg,
394:I'm very distanced from the comics industry. I love the comics medium, but I have no time for the industry. ~ Alan Moore,
395:One of the exciting things about producing a comic is seeing the artist stamp his own interpretation on it. ~ Matt Smith,
396:The comic impulse is sometimes a reaction to sadness. You feel like you can make one choice or the other. ~ Harold Ramis,
397:The world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961. ~ Michael B Jordan,
398:We’re superheroes. He’s not sticking to the script. If he keeps deviating, I’m jumping comic books. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
399:A comic should suffer as much over a single line as a man with a hernia would in picking up a heavy barbell. ~ W C Fields,
400:I don't do a comic book thinking there is a movie. I just want it to be as good a comic book as it can be. ~ Frank Miller,
401:In comics at its best, words and pictures are like partners in a dancer and each one takes turns leading. ~ Scott McCloud,
402:I try to do things in comics that cannot be repeated by television, by movies, by interactive entertainment. ~ Alan Moore,
403:I've always said that I learned the English I know through two sources -- Marvel Comics and Finnegans Wake. ~ Umberto Eco,
404:Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more. ~ Jeannette Walls,
405:When I was a kid, I would always say I would grow up and make comics. I was right about one of those things. ~ Tim Seeley,
406:Adults acting like children and children acting like adults is generally a pretty reliable comic device. ~ Seth MacFarlane,
407:A good comic explores the imagination, but it's always got to have those notes of truth running through it. ~ Michael Pena,
408:Dennis the Menace was probably the most realistic comic book ever done. No space aliens ever invaded! ~ Gilberto Hernandez,
409:I do get the comics online I guess but it's such a pain. I'd rather just get them in the paper and read them. ~ Drew Carey,
410:I'm a big illustration and comic book fan. In my eyes, comic books and illustration are the same kind of art forms. ~ Mika,
411:It's business, selling comics, you work out what sells and you don't want to muck about with it too much. ~ Eddie Campbell,
412:The condition of the world today is such that most writers feel they cannot truthfully be "comic" about it. ~ Dylan Thomas,
413:Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr. ~ Bill Griffith,
414:the week of July 24 was a head-slammer. First, it opened the next episode in what had become a comic-opera ~ Michael Wolff,
415:If I were a bad black comic I would name my special, Yo mama, and other stories of a lack of self awareness. ~ Dov Davidoff,
416:Man, when reduced to nothing, or in other words a survivor, is not tragic but comic, because he has no fate. ~ Imre Kert sz,
417:Michael Bates was a very funny actor; he'd served in India, could speak Urdu, and had great comic timing. ~ Sanjeev Bhaskar,
418:Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations. ~ Ralph Fiennes,
419:Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world. ~ Samuel Beckett,
420:The main way I start to allocate color is that it comes from the comics. That's where it all starts from. ~ Alexandra Byrne,
421:Blustery cold days should be spend propped up in bed with a mug of hot chocolate and a pile of comic books. ~ Bill Watterson,
422:Comic books and The Chronicles of Narnia. My mother used to read those to me and my twin brother growing up. ~ Shawn Ashmore,
423:I feel like I understood the language of comics. I had a real fluidity with that medium at a very early age. ~ Daniel Clowes,
424:I had great affection for Dana Carvey, and I think we all thought, "Dana's the guy. There's the comic genius." ~ Kurt Fuller,
425:I never go perform somewhere alone. I've done that since day one. I've always taken other comics with me. ~ Gabriel Iglesias,
426:It's 2014, and adults are still writing articles about whether other adults should read comic books or not. ~ Jamie McKelvie,
427:Metal guys are huge nerds. A good percentage of them are either horror or sci-fi or comic book or fantasy nerds. ~ Scott Ian,
428:I'd love to do comedy. And I think I have a pretty good sense of comic thing, so I'd really like to try that. ~ Emily Perkins,
429:If you’ve read any comics, you know superheroes have a critical vulnerability: the society they protect. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
430:I was young and not gloomy and there were always strange and comic things that happened in the worst time. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
431:Nothing is more comical than seriousness understood as a virtue that has to precede all important literature ~ Julio Cortazar,
432:Nothing is more comical than seriousness understood as a virtue that has to precede all important literature ~ Julio Cort zar,
433:One might almost say that to live in society today is something like living inside an enormous comic strip. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
434:The Fourth Crusade was an epic clusterfuck a comic-opera misadventure a tragic saga with farcical elements. ~ Neal Stephenson,
435:There are really funny alternative comics and really funny straight comics who write and perform traditionally. ~ David Cross,
436:Trish "Patsy" Walker is just one of my favorite characters and she was a big comic character in the '40s. ~ Melissa Rosenberg,
437:Well in the comic book world, I think the Hulk is the strongest, but I think I'd give him a heck of a fight! ~ Daniel Cudmore,
438:When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream. ~ Elvis Presley,
439:Attending ComicCon for 'Arrow' was so much fun! Seeing the fans excited gets me excited and feels really good. ~ Katie Cassidy,
440:Canada is a country where the serious writers are hockey fans and readers of comic books. They don't play chess. ~ Louis Dudek,
442:I liked baseball and sports and Garbage Pail Kids and comic books. I know what its like to really adore something. ~ Todd Lowe,
443:I really never had any ambitions to be a standup comic. I was talked into it by guys that I used to work out with. ~ Joe Rogan,
444:I've always felt England was a great place for a comic to work. It's an island and the audience can't run very far. ~ Bob Hope,
445:I was cast in 'Thor' back in 2009, so it sort of took me out of the running for anything tied to DC Comics. ~ Jaimie Alexander,
446:There were very few women comics when I started out doing stand-up. But I always saw that as a great advantage. ~ Carol Leifer,
447:Because you make me laugh don't make you a comic. A comedian is a person who, that's how they make their living. ~ Dick Gregory,
448:Comics can do any kind of story. It's words and pictures, the only things it can't do are sing and dance. ~ Sean Michael Wilson,
449:I'd like to do more comedy, but i think my forte is still in the heavy. I'd love to do a comic lead, a musical. ~ Lee Van Cleef,
450:I find it hard to get enthusiastic about hotels because, as a touring comic, I spend a lot of time in them. ~ Marcus Brigstocke,
451:I like good stories above all else... and kickin' art really goes the final stretch to ensure a comic is good. ~ Robert Kirkman,
452:I'm a big comic book nerd so every time I'm in costume and see everyone in costume I'm just like "This is sick." ~ Franz Drameh,
453:It always comes down to what the crowd buys coming out of your mouth, which differs from one comic to the next. ~ Ted Alexandro,
454:I've always had a soft spot for comic books. I learned to read from them. The words in them were so interesting. ~ Nicolas Cage,
455:I was young and not gloomy and there were always strange and comic things that happened in the worst time... ~ Ernest Hemingway,
456:To Ukrainians, Americans seemed comically slow to react to the obvious threats of cyberwar and fake news. When ~ Timothy Snyder,
457:When you say 'comic book' in America, people think of Mickey Mouse, and Archie. It has a connotation of juvenile. ~ Mark Hamill,
458:If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time ~ Marvel Comics,
459:I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy. ~ Harrison Ford,
460:In comedy timing is everything, but Betty White is the rarest of comics who seems to have mastered time itself. ~ Brian Williams,
461:I really wanted to do things that weren't comic. It felt like finding people who can see this other side to me. ~ Rachael Harris,
462:I was into comics because these were my real male role models, even though at the time, I didn't know it. ~ Brian Michael Bendis,
463:The comic book industry has turned into the wellspring for all of these movies that are all based on the comic books. ~ Stan Lee,
464:There are 10-20 times more male comics than female comics; it's something to do with the social structure of society. ~ Jo Brand,
465:Bring you comics in bed, scrape the mold off the bread, and serve you French toast again. Okay, I still get stoned. ~ Sheryl Crow,
466:Comic-Con has been an amazing experience. It's overwhelming, I have to admit, because of the lines and the crowds. ~ Kunal Nayyar,
467:Comic-Con is a bizarre world. It's wonderful. It's nice, feeling the love. Everywhere you walk, you feel the love. ~ Anthony Head,
468:I always bring my kids vacation souvenirs printed in Comic Sans, so they know I love them but not unconditionally. ~ Ken Jennings,
469:I'm a frustrated stand-up comic. If you hand me a microphone and I get one laugh, then I'll go on for 20 minutes. ~ Michael Caine,
470:In a tragic contradiction between the normal and the exceptional, there is suffering, in a comic contradiction, none. ~ W H Auden,
471:I've been involved in lots of comic book stuff; I've done numerous films based on comic books and TV shows. ~ Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
472:[Pirates] are a victim of their own success. People have identified with pirates in a comic and caricature sense. ~ Ray Stevenson,
473:Sometimes the gravest things must, of necessity, become the most comic. It's how we know they haven't destroyed us. ~ Foz Meadows,
474:The funniest jokes you know aren't from comics but relatives, friends - from your life. That's the funniest stuff. ~ Dick Gregory,
475:To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films. ~ Alan Moore,
476:To the folks asking how they can become a comics writer if Marvel doesn't accept submissions... YOU WRITE COMICS!! ~ C B Cebulski,
477:When you're onstage with Chris Rock, anything can happen. He is one of the greatest comic geniuses we've ever seen. ~ Yul Vazquez,
478:Comics, for me, is being able to sing alone in the shower. I find it freeing. You just pick up a pen and get to it. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
479:I'd like to make people who see me in comic pantomime on the screen feel the way Mark Twain makes his readers feel. ~ Dorothy Gish,
480:I like collecting comics, I like buying comics, I like looking at comics, but I also read comics on digital readers. ~ Geoff Johns,
481:Not everyone reads comics, although most people know the major superheroes, but the majority of people play video games. ~ Jim Lee,
482:Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know. That's the thing I really want to break into! ~ Frank Iero,
483:These days, you don't just break into comics once. You have to break in again and again after each job is finished. ~ C B Cebulski,
484:video games are the comic books of our time... It's a medium that gains no respect among the intelligentsia". ~ Guillermo del Toro,
485:You couldn't have small, dying children in a movie without really bringing everyone down, but you can in comics. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
486:I do think that hip-hop has a relationship with comic book culture, and Kung Fu movies too, for that matter. ~ Ali Shaheed Muhammad,
487:I never storyboard. I hate it. I don't understand why so many directors want to make comic strips of their films. ~ Patrice Leconte,
488:Of course, government in general, any government anywhere, is a thing of exquisite comicality to a discerning mind; ~ Joseph Conrad,
489:We can't really make a living doing comic books, despite the fact that would be an awfully fun way to make a living. ~ Erich Hoeber,
490:And if you decide you don’t want to speak English anymore, we can take turns making comical animal noises at each other. ~ T A Pratt,
491:A stand-up comic is judged by every line. Singers get applause at the end of their song no matter how bad they are. ~ Phyllis Diller,
492:Comics are stories; they're like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller. ~ Stan Lee,
493:I grew up reading comic books. Super hero comic books, Archie comic books, horror comic books, you name it. ~ Roberto Aguirre Sacasa,
494:I just like the comic book sensibility. If I can turn them into films and TV series, that's just icing on the cake. ~ Gale Anne Hurd,
495:I'm basically stubborn. If anyone disapproved of my being influenced by comics, I simply ignored them. ~ Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero,
496:I've signed a few Kaytoo photos and things and a couple of action figures [on ComicCon], but really it's not that many. ~ Alan Tudyk,
497:I wouldn't necessarily have been making books about how to make comics if I'd really felt I knew how to make comics. ~ Scott McCloud,
498:We don't apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don't get it, then don't watch us. ~ Joan Rivers,
499:We have had no good comic operas of late, because the real world has been more comic than any possible opera. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
500:Armando Iannucci is one of my heroes. As I was growing up, he was probably the most influential comic voice that I had. ~ John Oliver,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   6 Occultism
   3 Philosophy
   1 Yoga

   10 The Mother
   6 Aleister Crowley
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Sri Aurobindo

   10 The Mothers Agenda
   4 Magick Without Tears
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Liber ABA

1.009_-_Perception_and_Reality, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The masters, whose records we have in such scriptures as the Upanishads, for example, tell us that there is a cosmic mystery behind this operation of individuality namely, the diversification of the comic Principle. We cannot ask as to why it happened, because the intellect is interfering here. We are asking the reason why the intellect is there at all, and why individuality is there at all. That question cannot be asked because this intellect is an effect of individuality, and now we are trying to find the cause thereof. "Unbridled intellect is an obstacle," says Sankara in his commentary on the Brahma Sutras, because the intellect will insist that there is diversity. It will oblige us to accept that individuality is real, objects are real, our relationships to them must be real, and so forth. So we should not take the advice of the intellect hereafter. The mystery of cosmic manifestation, which is the diversification of the cosmic principle, is regarded as the controlling principle behind the existence and the functioning of the individual.

1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  IN ENGLISH, words of Latin origin tend to carry overtones of intellectual, moral and aesthetic classiness"overtones which are not carried, as a rule, by their Anglo-Saxon equivalents. Maternal, for instance, means the same as motherly, intoxicated as drunkbut with what subtly important shades of difference! And when Shakespeare needed a name for a comic character, it was Sir Toby Belch that he chose, not Cavalier Tobias Eructation.

1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Before going on to discuss the means whereby it is possible to come to the fulness as well as the height of spiritual knowledge, let us briefly consider the experience of those who have been privileged to behold the One in all things, but have made no efforts to perceive it within themselves. A great deal of interesting material on this subject may be found in Bucks Cosmic Consciousness. All that need be said here is that such cosmic consciousness may come unsought and is in the nature of what Catholic theologians call a gratuitous grace. One may have a gratuitous grace (the power of healing, for example, or foreknowledge) while in a state of mortal sin, and the gift is neither necessary to, nor sufficient for, salvation. At the best such sudden accessions of cosmic consciousness as are described by Buck are merely unusual invitations to further personal effort in the direction of the inner height as well as the external fulness of knowledge. In a great many cases the invitation is not accepted; the gift is prized for the ecstatic pleasure it brings; its coming is remembered nostalgically and, if the recipient happens to be a poet, written about with eloquenceas Byron, for example, wrote in a splendid passage of Childe Harold, as Wordsworth wrote in Tintern Abbey and The Prelude. In these matters no human being may presume to pass definitive judgment upon another human being; but it is at least permissible to say that, on the basis of the biographical evidence, there is no reason to suppose that either Wordsworth or Byron ever seriously did anything about the theophanies they described; nor is there any evidence that these theophanies were of themselves sufficient to transform their characters. That enormous egotism, to which De Quincey and Keats and Haydon bear witness, seems to have remained with Wordsworth to the end. And Byron was as fascinatingly and tragi-comically Byronic after he had beheld the One in all things as he was before.
  In this delicately comic parable Chaos is Nature in the state of wu-weinon-assertion or equilibrium. Shu and Hu are the living images of those busy persons who thought they would improve on Nature by turning dry prairies into wheat fields, and produced deserts; who proudly proclaimed the Conquest of the Air, and then discovered that they had defeated civilization; who chopped down vast forests to provide the newsprint demanded by that universal literacy which was to make the world safe for intelligence and democracy, and got wholesale erosion, pulp magazines and the organs of Fascist, Communist, capitalist and nationalist propaganda. In brief, Shu and Hu are devotees of the apocalyptic religion of Inevitable Progress, and their creed is that the Kingdom of Heaven is outside you, and in the future. Chuang Tzu, on the other hand, like all good Taoists, has no desire to bully Nature into subserving ill-considered temporal ends, at variance with the final end of men as formulated in the Perennial Philosophy. His wish is to work with Nature, so as to produce material and social conditions in which individuals may realize Tao on every level from the physiological up to the spiritual.

1.05_-_Definition_of_the_Ludicrous,_and_a_brief_sketch_of_the_rise_of_Comedy., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Philosophy
  Comedy is, as we have said, an imitation of characters of a lower type, not, however, in the full sense of the word bad, the Ludicrous being merely a subdivision of the ugly. It consists in some defect or ugliness which is not painful or destructive. To take an obvious example, the comic mask is ugly and distorted, but does not imply pain.
  The successive changes through which Tragedy passed, and the authors of these changes, are well known, whereas Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously. It was late before the Archon granted a comic chorus to a poet; the performers were till then voluntary. Comedy had already taken definite shape when comic poets, distinctively so called, are heard of. Who furnished it with masks, or prologues, or increased the number of actors,--these and other similar details remain unknown. As for the plot, it came originally from Sicily; but of Athenian writers Crates was the first who, abandoning the 'iambic' or lampooning form, generalised his themes and plots.

1.07_-_TRUTH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Zens use of almost comic extravagance to emphasize the philosophic truths it regarded as most important is well illustrated in the first of the extracts cited above. We are not intended seriously to imagine that an Avatar preaches in order to play a practical joke on the human race. But meanwhile what the author has succeeded in doing is to startle us out of our habitual complacency about the home-made verbal universe in which we normally do most of our living. Words are not facts, and still less are they the primordial Fact. If we take them too seriously, we shall lose our way in a forest of entangling briars. But if, on the contrary, we dont take them seriously enough, we shall remain unaware that there is a way to lose or a goal to be reached. If the Enlightened did not preach, there would be no deliverance for anyone. But because human minds and human languages are what they are, this necessary and indispensable preaching is beset with dangers. The history of all the religions is similar in one important respect; some of their adherents are enlightened and delivered, because they have chosen to react appropriately to the words which the founders have let fall; others achieve a partial salvation by reacting with partial appropriateness; yet others harm themselves and their fellows by reacting with a total inappropriatenesseither ignoring the words altogether or, more often, taking them too seriously and treating them as though they were identical with the Fact to which they refer.
  In Wu Chng-ns extraordinary masterpiece (so admirably translated by Mr. Arthur Waley) there is an episode, at once comical and profound, in which Monkey (who, in the allegory, is the incarnation of human cleverness) gets to heaven and there causes so much trouble that at last Buddha has to be called in to deal with him. It ends in the following passage.

1.23_-_Improvising_a_Temple, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Also, it might help you quite a lot (by encouraging you when depressed, or amusing you when you want to relax) to read Sir Palamede the Saracen; Supplement to The Equinox, Vol. I, No. 4. I expect quite a few of his tragi-comic misadventures will be already familiar to you in one disguise or another.

1.26_-_Mental_Processes_Two_Only_are_Possible, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  (I wonder if you remember a delightful passage in Anatole France where he interprets an "exalted" mystical statement, first by giving the words their meaning as concrete images, when he gets a magnificent hymn, like a passage from the Rig-Veda; secondly, by digging down to the original meaning, with an effect comical and even a little ribald. I fear I have no idea where to find it; in one of the "odds and ends" compilations most likely. So please, look somebody; you won't have wasted your time!)

1.39_-_Prophecy, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  It was one glorious night in Cefal, too utterly superb to waste in sleep; I got up; I adored the Stars and the Moon; I revelled in the Universe. Yet there was something pulling at me. It pulled eftsoons my body into my chair, and I found myself at this old riddle of 718. Half-a dozen comic failures. But I felt that there was something on the way. Idly, I put down Stl in the Greek, 52,[74] and said, "Perhaps we can make a 'name' out of the difference between that and 718."

1.72_-_Education, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
    It is important that thou shouldst understand as early as may be what is the true Will of the Child in the Matter of his Career. Be thou well aware of all Ideals and Daydreams; for the Child is himself, and not thy Toy. Recall the comic Tragedy of Napoleon and the King of Rome; build not an House for a wild Goat, nor plant a Forest for the Domain of a Shark. But be thou vigilant for every Sign, conscious or unconscious, of the Will of the Child, giving him then all Opportunity to pursue the Path which he thus indicates. Learn this, that he, being young, will weary quickly of all false Ways, however pleasant they may be to him at the Outset; but of the true Way he will not weary. This being in this Manner discovered, thou mayst prepare it for him perfectly; for no man can keep all Roads open for ever. And to him making his Choice explain how one may not travel far on any one Road without a general Knowledge of Things apparently irrelevant. And with that he will understand, and bend him wisely to his Work.

3.00_-_The_Magical_Theory_of_the_Universe, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  whole knowledge.
  The knowledge of exoteric science is comically limited by the fact
  that we have no access, except in the most indirect way, to any other

3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  insolent presumption in insisting that events shall accommodate
  themselves to our egoism and vanity. It is comically unscientific to
  adduce examples of the mistakes of the diviners as evidence that [174]

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  here goes out there, or... A fluidity like that... which isn't particularly pleasant. It's interesting, even
  amusing at times - it's funny, comical. But I can't say it's very cheering.
  I didn't even know if I would say anything, because it's really not... really not pleasant to say...
  one, but in white); I was sitting in a corner, having great fun - but I took up very little room! (Mother
  makes herself small) It was quite comical. Last night.
  A big circle: one group, another group, a third group, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth group... and what fuss
  to serve the Truth."
  The most comical part - that is, the most extraordinary - is that they all agreed! I thought they were
  going to be furious.... They all said, "Oh, this is fine, we'll adopt it....

Agenda_Vol_11, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  (laughing), Still, thats something I wouldnt do awake (!) Then I very clearly heard Sri Aurobindos
  voice answering, Its not necessary! (Mother laughs) The whole thing could have been quite comical.
  (a disciple comes in to repair the tape recorder
  all, but which is a sort of vision, a vision with... with eyes from above. And... (laughing) it might be
  frightful, but its so comical! (Mother laughs a lot)
  The only thing is that everything, every second... (Mother opens her hands in a gesture of offering,
  call reasonable. That... its comical, the difference people make. One would be tempted to say, But
  you are ALL like that, to varying degrees!... So...

Agenda_Vol_12, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In a way, it was like a demonstration like a stage play, you know, showing how people behave
  with the Divine. It was really comical!
  You may get angry and say, How shameful! but it was comical. It was laughable: everything is
  the Divines fault! Thats how people are commonly: its the Divine who ill-uses them, the Divine who

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I had a woman here with me who was born among these people. She had been adopted by Thomas
  (the French musician who composed the comic-opera, Mignon). They had come to India and found this
  little girl who at the time was very young; she was only thirteen, quite pretty and nice. So they took her
  state of delight! When I finished, I turned around and he gave me one last 'Poff!' and hopped away. It
  was comical!
  Theon also taught me how to turn aside lightning.
  A time comes when all these disputes - 'Ah, no, this is like this, that is like that'-seem so silly, so
  silly! And there is nothing more comical than this spontaneous reply so many people give: 'Oh, that's
  impossible!' Because with even the most rudimentary intellectual development, you would know you
  In fact, this is what legitimizes the ego; because if we had never formed an ego, we would have
  lived all mixed up (laughing), now this person, now another! Oh, it was so comical, seeing this the
  other day! At first it was a bit bewildering, but when I looked closely, it became utterly amusing: two
  money!' I saw this 'boy,' I was there in the house when he came to her and said very politely, 'Goodbye, mother, I'm going out to so-and-so's house.' 'Ah, please don't waste all my money, and take an
  overcoat - it's getting chilly at night.' Sixty years old! It was comical.... But to return to my story, after
  my grandmother died (I took a lot of care over her), she came to my mother (my mother was with her
  ordinary thought! When people are capable of a little clear-thinking, I hear everything. But with others,
  it's like oo-oo-oo.... Just recently there was something really comical! I no longer know who it was, but
  someone came to see me and when he began to talk... I understood nothing! All I heard was noise.

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  arm. He had a visit from A. and from that fellow M. - that was comical! M., of course, had come to the
  Ashram to stay, but anyway... he's looking for some kind of power, I sense that well enough. He had
  interesting, and I don't know, but I suspect 1Sri Aurobindo has something to do with it, because there's
  such a sense of humor running through it all! (Mother laughs) Things that make me laugh, comical
  things... due mainly to the tremendous earnestness with which people take the most unimportant things;

Agenda_Vol_5, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  of a more or less childlike trust and a more or less childlike hope (especially among the people here),
  which... (it's rather comical to say) suddenly went out when the food supplies were cut at the dining
  like, and if He doesn't do what they like, there's no God: "It's not true, he's an impostor!"
  It's comical.
  But to me, those film shows aren't the biggest obstacle, I don't think so. What's much worse is all
  those comics they read - they spend their time reading those things.
  And the worst of all - the worst of all - is when the family arrives! Oh!... Those parents are horrid

Agenda_Vol_6, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  That's how he catches them.
  No, it's very good! It's comical.
  If one has ambition, it is relatively quite easy to draw a [subtle] being to oneself, who naturally
  activities (nightly activities). The last group is generally between two and four in the morning, and
  that's when I deal with all the people!... That, mon petit!... It's quite comical - it's not always too
  pleasant, but still it's comical, oh!... I see people as they are (Mother laughs); not as they think they are
  or want to be seen: I see them as they are.

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  after the other, and it demolishes it with such irony!
  Last night it was about "hygienic" measures concerning food, and there was such a comical
  demonstration of how ignorant the precautions we take are and of all sorts of prejudices we have... with
  grocery, but it was on the pavement, outside, anyway - you never gave it a thought. And nothing
  happens to you!... It was very early this morning, and so comical! Like the funniest farce - whoever
  wrote those farces? (Mother vainly tries to recall the name) I don't remember now.... You know, names
  It's beginning to come.
  I tell you, every night it's like that, something is demolished through the comical or the ridiculous.
  It's very interesting. Oh, when it comes to morality, there are some marvelous things, marvelous! But...
  At any rate, so flimsy, so dry, like a bad performance. And what becomes quite comical, truly amusing
  and comical is... (Mother puffs up her cheeks) when the ego swells up! Oh, then...! The egos that assert
  themselves, that come and tell you, "I want this, I don't want that, I have decided that..." Oh, mon petit,
  But what one sees is the work of a priceless humorist! Things... like men's great ambitions, for
  example, also their self-satisfaction, the opinion they have of themselves, oh, it's all so comical! Those
  lives are shown in relation to (and, so to speak, in contact with) the Truth-Light, and then the difference

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  learned they were shooting a film on Sri Aurobindo's life!9 So I thought he must have been busy
  sending them good suggestions. But it was so comical! With straight-faced seriousness: "Oh, I am very
  busy." (Mother laughs)
  And then, this overweening mind which understands nothing and asserts itself in its all-powerful
  knowledge, oh... it's so comical!
  Divine). Now the Pope has said, "Turn your altars around, face the public and represent the Divine."
  It's interesting.... They are doing it here now, and the comical part is that they've asked U. [a disciple]
  to do the work of turning the altars around. That's how I know it, it's U. who told me; they have asked

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the top and turned the edge of the cover all the way to "Y." (Mother laughs).
  It's quite comical!
  And she is (is or will be, I don't know, that depends on the people she speaks to) the incarnation

BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Theres this Simpsons episode, and Homer downs a quart of mayonnaise and vodka. Marge says, 'you know, you shouldn't really do that. And Homer says, thats a problem for future-Homer. Im sure glad Im not that guy. Its so ridiculous and comical. But, ok, you see we have to grapple with that. The you thats out there in the future is sort of like another person, and so figuring out how to conduct yourself properly in relationship to your future self isnt much different than figuring out how to conduct yourself in relationship to other people. Then we can expand the constraints. Not only does the interpretation that you extract have to protect you from suffering and give you an aim, but it has to do it in a way thats iterable, so it works across time, and then it has to work in the presence of other people, so that you can cooperate with them and compete with them in a way that doesn't make you suffer more.

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Sri Aurobindo: It is rather comic than dramatic.

Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   ware of all Ideals and Day-dreams; for the Child is himself, and not
   thy Toy. Recall the comic Tragedy of Napoleon and the King of Rome;
   build not an House for a wild Goat, nor plant a Forest for the Domain

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   normal man, even when these normal men are as witty as this or that
   editor of this or that comic journal.
   These phenomena of the light which produce apparitions always appear at
   Such is that idle word of which Christ has said that one will give
   account at the Day of Judgment. A jesting word, a comicality which
   "recreates" and causes laughter, is not an idle word.

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  Territory presents one such figure, and its process of development, in comical form.305 Equivalent but more
  serious dynamic representations of this type are deities, gods, borne of human experience, possessed of
  Dostoevskis tragically comic bureaucratic-personality-disordered protagonist (the metaphoric mouse)
  in Notes from Underground reacts similarly, comparing his own (sophisticated) inability to respond
  And when they write in their obituaries: perished tragically during the period of the cult, this should
  be corrected to read: perished comically.
  But if his fate had worked out differently, we would never have learned what a dry, insignificant little

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  "Very serious, very serious!" The way he said it with a grave shaking of his
  head was most comical!

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
   of the conscious and unconscious processes underlying
  scientific discovery, artistic originality, and comic inspiration.
  It endeavours to show that all creative activities have a basic pattern in
  creatiye^ac!iyity_which. is represented on all three panels; for instance:
  comic comparison objective analogy poetic image. The first is
  intended to make us laugh; the second to make us understand; the
  the same in all three cases; it consists in the discovery of hidden similari-
  ties. But the emotional climate is different in the three panels: the comic
  simile has a touch of aggressiveness; the scientist's reasoning by
  On the other side of the triptych the boundaries between discovery
  and comic invention are equally fluidas the present chapter will show
   although at first sight this is less obvious to see. That the Jester
  friendliness or derision. We are concerned, however, only with
  spontaneous laughter as a specific response to the comic; regarding
  which we can conclude with Dr. Johnson that 'men have been wise
  strikes another visitor as 'beautiful'; but there is a predictable facial
  contraction which tells me whether a caricature strikes him as 'comic*.
  ponse as an indicator for the presence of that elusive quality, the
  comic, which we are seeking to define as the tell-tale clicking of the
  geiger-counter indicates the presence of radioactivity. And since the
  comic is related to other, more exalted, forms of creativity, the back-
  door approach promises to yield some positive results. We all know
  T. A. Ribot summed up these attempts at formulating a theory of the
  comic: 'Laughter manifests itself in such varied and heterogeneous
  conditions . . . that the reduction of all these causes to a single one
  The next one is quoted in Freud's essay on the comic.
  reaction. However, unexpectedness alone is not enough to produce a
  comic effect. The crucial point about the Marquis* behaviour is that
  it is both unexpected and perfectly logical but of a logic not usually
  first we must test the validity of these generalizations in other fields of
  the comic.
  This venerable chestnut was first quoted by Schopenhauer and has
  since been roasted over and again in the literature of the comic. It can
  be analysed in a single sentence: two conventional rules ('offenders
  implied in the text; by making them explicit I have destroyed the story's
  comic effect.
  anecdotes with a single point of culmination. The higher forms of
  sustained humour, such as the satire or comic poem, do not rely on
  a single effect but on a series of minor explosions or a continuous state
  of strategy, guided by the He of the land the 'environment* of other
  chessmen on the board. We have seen that comic effects are produced
  by the sudden clash of incompatible matrices: to the experienced chess
  any domain of creative activity are tri-valent: that is to say, the same
  pair of matrices can produce comic, tragic, or intellectually challenging
  of subde mind and inert matter ('the mechanical encrusted on the
  living') is made to serve as an explanation of all forms of the comic;
  whereas in the present theory it applies to only one variant of it among
  many others. Surprisingly, Bergson failed to see that each of the
  examples just mentioned can be converted from a comic into a tragic
  or purely intellectual experience, based on the same logical pattern
  emotional climate. The fat man slipping and crashing on the icy pave-
  ment will be either a comic or a tragic figure according to whether the
  spectator's attitude is dominated by malice or pity: a callous schoolboy
  crash may be seated in any of the three panels of the triptych. Don
  Quixote gradually changes from a comic into a puzzling figure if,
  instead of rehshing his delusions with arrogant condescension, I become
  windmills. The stock characters in the farce the cuckold, the miser,
  the stutterer, the hunchback, the foreigner appear as comic, intel-
  lectually challenging, or tragic figures according to the different
  you fancy yourself to be you are subject to the inverse square law like
  any other lump of clay. In one case it is a comic, in the other a tragic
  message. The difference is due to the different character of the emotions
  According to Bergson, the main sources of the comic are the mecha-
  nical attributes of inertia, rigidity, and repetitiveness impinging on life;
  repetitiveness in human behaviour were a necessary and sufficient
  condition of the comic there would be no more amusing spectacle
  than an epileptic fit; and if we wanted a good laugh we would merely
  In fact, every one of Bergson's examples of the comic can be trans-
  posed, along a horizontal line as it were, across the triptych, into the
  Pygmalion made, Aphrodite brought to life, and Shaw returned to
  the comic domain. It has its tragic counterpart in the legends of Faust's
  Homunculus, the Golem of Prague, the monsters of Frankenstein; its
  mechanism has equally rich varieties: the pedant whom enslavement
  to habit has reduced to an automaton is- comic because we despise him;
  the compulsion-neurotic is not, because we are puzzled and try to
  I have dwelt at some length on Bergsons favourite example of the
  comic, because of its relevance to one of the leitmotifs of this book.
  The man-machine duality has been epitomized in a laconic sentence
  'man consists of ninety per cent water and ten per cent minerals'
  which one can regard, according to taste, as comic, intellectually
  challenging, or tragic. In the first case one has only to think of a
  only briefly. The puppet play in its naive Punch and Judy version is
  comic; the sophisticated marionette theatre is a traditional form of
  art; life-imitating contraptions are used in various branches of science
  (such as Grey Walter's electronic tortoises). In the metaphorical sense
  the puppet on strings is a timeless symbol, either comic or tragic, of
  man as a plaything of destiny whether he is jerked about by the
  The sudden bisociation of an idea or event with two habitually
  incompatible matrices will produce a comic effect, provided
  that the narrative, the semantic pipeline, carries the right kind
  evidence, and the same is true of the historically earlier forms and
  theories of the comic. 'As laughter emerges with man from the mists of
  antiquity it seems to hold a dagger in its hand. There is enough brutal
  Whatever the composition of the emotional charge which a narra-
  tive carries, it will produce a comic effect only if an aggressive-defensive
  tendency, however sublimated, is present in it. You may be deeply
  some excuse for them in the consideration that the painful vivisection
  of the comic, in which they are asked to participate, is not an end in
  itself, but a means to uncover the pattern which unites the apparently
  precisely this limited categorythe aggressive-defensive type of
  emotion which enters into the comic.
  between form and colour in our case between the logical pattern of a
  comic narrative and the emotive charge which it carries.
  In other words, all discussions of the comic remain bloodless abstrac-
  tions unless we bear in mind that laughter is a phenomenon of the
  presence of others presumably because this fitted his theory of
  laughter as an act of social correction ('one has no taste for the comic
  when one feels isolated. It seems that laughter needs an echo. Our
  Lastly, laughter or smiling frequendy occur in response to stimuli
  which in themselves are not comic, but merely signs or symbols for
  comic stimuli, or even symbols of symbols Chaplin's boots, Groucho
  Marx's cigar, caricatures of celebrities reduced to a few visual hints,
  scape. The task is made more complicated by the fact that the effect of
  such comic symbols the sight of Colonel Blimp on a cartoon, the
  appearance of FalstafT on the stage appears to be instantaneous; there
  beyond the limits of patience. In fact any two matrices can be made to
  yield a comic effect of sorts, by finding an appropriate link between
  them and infusing a drop of adrenalin. Take as a random example
  It is not even necessary that the two matrices should be governed
  by incompatible codes. One can obtain comic effects by simply con-
  fronting quantitatively different scales of operations, provided that
  they live on the line of intersection of the two planes; so do the car-
  toonist's piggy or mousy humans. This double-existence is comic,
  but only so long as the confrontation has the effect of a slighdy de-
  The various categories of the comic shade into each other: Disney's
  ariimals acting like humans could as well be classified under the
  cisely the same way, will make some spectators giggle, others weep.
  The same dramatic devices may serve either a comic or a tragic purpose:
  Romeo and Juliet are the victims of absurd coincidences, Oedipus's
  small' which Spencer regarded as the prime cause of laughter the
  result will be either a comic or an aesthetic experience, depending on
  whether the persons emotions are of the type capable of participating
  a witty topical comment; at its worst, a manipulation of symbols
  John Bull, Uncle Sam, the Russian bear which, once comic, have
  degenerated into visual cliches. The symbols trigger off memories
  he has superimposed his frame of perception on our own. For a
  caricature is comic only if we know something of the victim, if we
  have a mental image, however vague, of the person, or type of person,
  possibility, that it is not real Illustrations of elephantiasis and patholo-
  gical obesity are not comic because these distortions of the human
  shape are known to be real, and therefore arouse pity. The knowledge
  sake I am using throughout this book the term 'art' to refer to its non-
  comic varieties.) Stylization has been carried to extreme length in a
  number of ancient and modern art forms without destroying the
  and this attitude is communicated to the spectator. Once more the
  polarity between comic and aesthetic experience is seen to derive from
  the polarity between the self-assertive and self-transcending tendencies.
  of which he disapproves: 'If Nature's inspiration fails', wrote Juvenal,
  * indignation will beget the poem.* The comic efFect of the satire is
  derived from the simultaneous presence, in the reader's mind, of the
  is accepted with tolerance, but the imitation of a foreign accent is
  comic. The explanation is that we know the imitator's stutter or mis-
  prononunciation to be mere pretence; this makes sympathy both un-
  parochial societies to foreigners, slaves, members of the lower classes'
  (almost inevitably treated as comic figures in literature up to and in-
  cluding Dickens); as well as to criminals, the mentally disordered and
  tribe, clan, caste, or parish is not really human; he only aspires or
  pretends to be 'like us'. To civilized man, a dwarf is comic only if he
  struts about pretending to be tall, which is he not; in the primitive's
  eye the dwarf is comic because he pretends to be human, which he is
  not. The Greek word 'barbarian' means both foreigner and stutterer
  However, an additional factor enters into the comic effect of some dis-
  orders of behaviour such as stuttering, mispronunciation, misspelling:
  one might call it the bisociation of structure and function, or of part
  and whole. The stammering barbarian was a comic figure to the Greeks
  for reasons just mentioned; but the comedian's stage-stutter is funny in
  in discovery and the theory of thinking in general; in humour, apart
  from the examples mentioned, it accounts for the comic effect of
  the 'self-conscious* (in fact, detail-conscious) behaviour of the person
  manners, or characters. In his discussion of the first, Bergson came
  closest to the essence of humour: 'A situation is always comic', he
  wrote, 'if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which
  One type of comic verse lives on the bisociation of exalted form with
  trivial content. Certain metric forms, such as hexameter and Alexan-
  pouring of homely, trivial contents into these epic moulds 'beautiful
  soup, so rich and green' creates a comic effect of the same type as the
  parody. The rolling dactyls of the first line of the limerick, carrying,
  formula for the causes of laughter; it has been the stumbling block
  which made the theorists of the comic give up, or their theories break
  Thus the mechanism is essentially the same as in comic impersona-
  tion: the tickler impersonates an aggressor, but is simultaneously known
  Most of the comic techniques I have discussed can be found in the
  repertory of the circus clown the classic incarnation of the coarser
  There are, I shall suggest, three main criteria of comic technique:
  originality, emphasis, and economy. In the light of the previous
  surprise. In other words, anticipations of the type of joke or point to
  come do not entirely destroy the comic effect, provided that we do not
  know when and how exactly it will strike home. It is rather like a
  genuine, partly a cloak to cover publicly less demonstrable emotions
   regardless whether the story in itself is comic or not.
  ilitate the listener's flow of associations along habit-formed channels.
  A comic idea of a given logical pattern can be transposed into any
  number of different settings; local colour and dialect help to establish
  activities, from left to right, as it were. We can do this as we have seen,
  by taking a short-cut from one wing to another, from the comic to the
  tragic or sublime; or alternatively by following the gradual transitions
  In cases like this the wording of the narrative (or the picture on the
  canvas) can remain unaltered, and its transformation from a comic into
  a poetic or intellectually enlightening message depends entirely on the
  the other hand, the mediocre cartoonist and other professional crafts-
  men of the comic operate mostly with the same familiar matrices, fixed
  at a given angle, as it were, governed by familiar rules of the game; and
  There is an obvious contrast between the emotive reactions of creator
  and consumer: the person who invents the joke or comic idea seldom
  laughs in the process. The creative s tress under which he labours is not
  or universes of discourse to expose their hidden incongruities in the
  resulting clash. comicdiscovery is paradox stated scientific discovery
  is paradox resolved.
  After applying the theory to various types of the comic, I discussed
  the criteria of the humorist's technique: originality or unexpectedness;
  new combinations out of seemingly incompatible contexts. All the
  bisociative mechanisms of the comic we found in the dream free-
  wheeling as it were, without being harnessed to any obvious rational
  for granted plays a vital part in humour, art, and discovery. In the
  comic story, the abrupt displacement of emphasis ('What am I sup-
  posed to do at 4 a.m. in Grimsby f) has the same effect as the matador's
  Dr. Moreau to Caligari, Frankenstein, and the monsters of the horror-
  comics. He is -a Mephistophelian character, endowed with caustic wit;
  he spouts sarcasm, a sinister jester plotting to commit some monstrous
  ever, he must use appropriate techniques. In Chapter III (pp. 82-86) I
  have discussed certain criteria by which to judge the impact of comic
  inventions originality, emphasis, and economy. Are these criteria of
  There is a vast literature on the psychology of laughter, but hardly
  any on the psychology of weeping.* The theory of the comic which I
  have proposed, however controversial, can at least be judged in the
  methods of seeking out thrills from wild-game hunting to horror
  comics and other forms of what one might call 'emotional window-
  shopping': the vicarious satisfactions derived from reading the social
  magic into their purification-rites and abreaction therapies.
  It is true that illusion, from Greek tragedy to horror comics, is also
  balanced blend of scientific curiosity prevails in the spectator s mind.
  Don Quixote is a comic or a tragic figure, or a case-history of incipient
  paranoia, depending on the panel of the tryptich in which lie is
  our amusement at Charlie Chaplin's adventures is full of compassion.
  All that is required for a mildly comic effect is that an aggressive factor
  should DC present of sufficient strength to provide a certain inertia of
  rhythm and meaning is again trivalent: it can be put to poetic,
  scientific, or comic use. When rhythm assumes a rigidly repetitive
  form, it no longer recalls the pulsation of life, but the motions of an
  automaton; its superimposition on human behaviour is degrading, and
  yields Bergson s formula of the comic: the mechanical encrusted on
  the living. But here again, all depends on one's emotional attitude:
  comes to that, the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  will strike one spectator as comic, and appeal to the tribal, or romantic,
  emotions of another. Once one is in a marching column, it is extremely
  motion in which one participates. But the comedian as an army recruit
  falling chronically out of step is comic, for obvious reasons.
  Iet me return once more to the three main criteria of the technical
  excellence of a comic work: its originality, emphasis, and
  -J economy; and let us see how far they are applicable to other
   from the coarse comedian's rubbing in of the joke to the mere hint,
  the New Yorker type of riddle. The comic simile starts with comparing
  a rnan to a pig or an ass (neither of them comic any longer, but simply
  a colloquial adjective) and progresses to Heine's esoteric comparison
  It is a depressing anecdote because it has a ring of clinical authen-
  ticity; at the same time it displays the familiar pattern of the comic:
  the clash of two incompatible contexts. But to the poor heroine of the

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  where the feeling of joy becomes too coarse and it naturally
  won't arise any more. This is always a rather comical time
  for the teacher because the meditator comes to the teacher

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  may not even look at each other, and the rule gives rise to the most
  comical scenes when they happen to meet unexpectedly. And not merely
  the names themselves, but any words that sound like them are
  crowds, and through the clear frosty air, far away to the north,
  Soracte showed his coronal of snow. When we compare this comic
  monarch of the gay, the civilised metropolis with his grim
  used to go with burning torches to the fields, where they danced and
  sang comic songs for the purpose, as they alleged, of driving away
  "the wicked sower," who is mentioned in the Gospel for the day. At

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  Shaw has popularized the ironic word "superman," which
  has since become associated with Nietzsche and the comics
  without ever losing its sarcastic tinge. In the present translation the older term, "overman," has been reinstated: it

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