"Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Garry Trudeau on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Garry Trudeau on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Garry Trudeau on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Garry Trudeau on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Garry Trudeau on Henry Ward Beecher
"Humor can inform and break down stigma, which is a huge issue in the military."
"I've never taken any issue off the table for lack of suitability. Only for lack of imagination."
"Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?"
"When you're young, with less on the line, it's easier to be audacious, to experiment. So I introduced the concerns of my generation - politics, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, etc. - to the comics page, which for many years caused a rolling furor."