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A collection of quotes and sayings by Al Capp on art, repulsive, generation, product, work, success, reason, institution, piano, comics, life, charity, and difference.

13 Al Capp Quotes You Would Not Want To Miss

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Al Capp was an illustrious American humorist and cartoonist. He is renowned for ‘Li’l Abner,’ a satirical comic strip which was created by him in 1934. ‘Long Sam’ and ‘Abbie an’ Slats’ are a few of his most notable works. In 1947, he bagged the ‘National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award.’ He also posthumously received the ‘Elzie Segar Award’ for the outstanding and unique contributions that he made to the profession. He spent around 43 years of his life teaching the world about ‘Dogpatch.' Besides making a good fortune, Capp’s works impacted the way the world looked at American South. We have curated some famous sayings and quotes by Al Capp, the man who introduced lingo like, ‘double-whammy,’ ‘hogwash’ and ‘natcherly.’ Read through the popular thoughts and quotes by Al Capp that you would not want to miss.

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

- Al Capp

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.

- Al Capp

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

- Al Capp

The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.

- Al Capp

Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband.

- Al Capp

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

- Al Capp

I’ve learned one thing-people who know the least anyways seem to know it the loudest.

- Al Capp

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

- Al Capp

Today's younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us.

- Al Capp

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution.

- Al Capp

Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed if necessary.

- Al Capp

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.

- Al Capp

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.

- Al Capp