"In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Joseph Barbera on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Joseph Barbera on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Joseph Barbera on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Joseph Barbera on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Joseph Barbera on Fran Lebowitz
"I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me."
"I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive."
"That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming."
"Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought."
"I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving."