"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Garry Trudeau on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Garry Trudeau on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Garry Trudeau on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Garry Trudeau on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Garry Trudeau on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"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?"