Inspirational Quotes by Ted Rall

By | May 30, 2018

I don’t think anyone has written a great graphic novel.

Ted Rall

When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression.

Ted Rall

When you do a cartoon based on news headlines, you do it based on incomplete information.

Ted Rall

When I put together a graphic novel, I don’t think about literary prose. I think about storytelling.

Ted Rall

Up until 1995, I still had a day job that I hated. I was still personally involved in things in the 90s.

Ted Rall

Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.

Ted Rall

There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.

Ted Rall

The first step to stringing the boss up from a lamppost is saying the boss is a moron.

Ted Rall

The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country.

Ted Rall

The best thing about being a cartoonist is to walk into a bar or someone’s apartment and they don’t know you, but they’ve taped one of your pieces up.

Ted Rall

Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it’s structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there’s nothing like writing about it right away.

Ted Rall

Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.

Ted Rall

On the ground, Pakistan is the most virulently anti-American state on the planet.

Ted Rall

Most people don’t know how to tell stories.

Ted Rall

Money stress is what used to remind me of my Dad most.

Ted Rall

It’s a perfectly valid position to not like Shakespeare.

Ted Rall

If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go before I can write a good graphic novel.

Ted Rall

I think we’re the first generation to successfully integrate American society.

Ted Rall

I think Maus I is better than Maus II. The standard here is whether or not it’s as good as a great book of prose literature and by that standard, no, it’s not that great.

Ted Rall

I think jazz is good, but I don’t enjoy it. It’s not for me.

Ted Rall

I think Dilbert is actually a radical strip.

Ted Rall

I never consciously do any work directly influenced from any movie, unless I’m doing a parody.

Ted Rall

I’m a better polemicist in prose.

Ted Rall

I’m a better editorial cartoonist by default because so many editorial cartoonists out there are so awful.

Ted Rall

Even though I’m a leftist. I think the left eats its own.

Ted Rall

Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.

Ted Rall

Comics are too big. You can’t say any kind or genre of comics is better than another. You can say so subjectively. But to say it like it’s objective is wrong. It’s wrong morally, because it cuts out stuff that’s good.

Ted Rall

But now that I’m cartooning full-time, I’m more of an observer. I’m talking to people who are experiencing these things. But it’s not like being in the trenches.

Ted Rall

At this point, American workers are pretty respectful of the bosses they loathe.

Ted Rall

Anyway, I tried liking Jimmy Corrigan but I couldn’t.

Ted Rall

Anyone should be able to read comics.

Ted Rall

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