"I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Matt Groening on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Matt Groening on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Matt Groening on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Matt Groening on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Matt Groening on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I think 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' have definitely staked out their own style and territory, and now the accusations are coming that 'The Simpsons' is taking jokes from 'Family Guy.' And I can tell you, that ain't the case."
"Our solution on 'The Simpsons' is to do jokes that people who have an education, or some frame of reference, can get. And for the ones who don't, it doesn't matter, because we have Homer banging his head and saying, 'D'oh!'"
"It's a funny show. The characters are surprisingly likable, given how ugly they are. We've got this huge cast of characters that we can move around. And over the last few seasons, we've explored some of the secondary characters' personal lives a bit more."
"We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff."
"Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories."