"I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Lynda Barry on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Lynda Barry on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Lynda Barry on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Lynda Barry on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Lynda Barry on Elbert Hubbard
"I live in constant fear of being fired or dropped for that dark part of my work I can't control."
"I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking."
"If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time."
"Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time."
"I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk."