Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.
I don't have to come up with a ha-ha belly laugh every day, but drawings with warmth and love or ones that put a lump in the throat. That's more important to me than a laugh.
I didn't always spell my name Bil. My parents named me Bill, but when I started drawing cartoons on the wall, they knocked the 'L' out of me.
In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.
Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart.
I think it's a novelty for cartoon characters to cross over into another strip or panel occasionally.
I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.
I like to feel that what I'm doing portrays this: a family where there is love between mother, father and the kids. It's a subject that is near and dear to me.
On radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can't tell what you're going to get. When you look at the comic page, you can usually depend on something acceptable by the entire family.
I don't just try to be funny.
When I was in high school at Northeast Catholic in Philadelphia in the late '30s, I found that drawing caricatures of the teachers and satirizing the events in the school, then having them published in our school magazine, got me some notoriety.
Many of the network television shows have done takeoffs on 'Family Circus,' including 'David Letterman,' 'Friends,' 'Roseanne,' and others, and, in my estimation the use of them is a compliment to the popularity of the feature, which just by mentioning it's name sets up the image of a warm, loving family-type feature.
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm stranded in the wrong time where love is just a lyric in a children's rhyme
God put Santa Claus on earth to remind us that Christmas is 'sposed to be a happy time.
Lovesick, bitter and hardened heart. Aching, waiting for life to start
Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.
Time goes by at such a pace,it's funny how it's easy to forget her face
Oh simple thing, where have you gone? I'm getting old and I need something to rely on So tell me when you're gonna let me in I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin
Yesterday's the past tomorrow's the future but today is a gift that's why it's called the present.
And if you have a minute, why don't we go Talk about it somewhere only we know? This could be the end of everything So why don't we go somewhere only we know? Somewhere only we know
Yesterday was the past. Tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift, that why it's called the present.
Today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present - Bil Keane