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A collection of popular quotes and thoughts by Chuck Jones on discipline, lion, sunshine, comedy, love, work, will, character, unexpected, vengeance, drawings and critics.

39 Interesting Quotes By Chuck Jones That Will Jog Your Memory

Quick Facts

Famous As: Animator, Filmmaker, Cartoonist, Author, Artist, & Screenwriter

Born On: September 21, 1912

Died On: February 22, 2002

Born In: Spokane

Founder / Co Founder: Chuck Jones Productions

Died At Age: 89

Chuck Jones was an august American filmmaker, screenwriter, animator, artist, cartoonist, and author. He is recognized for his work with the distinguished Warner Bros. Cartoons on the 'Merrie Melodies' shorts and 'Looney Tunes.' He is accredited with directing, writing and producing a number of classic animated cartoon shorts that starred ‘Daffy Duck,’ ‘the Three Bears,’ ‘Michigan J.Frog,’ ‘Bugs Bunny,’ ‘Pepe Le Pew,’ and many others. He also produced the television adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ and ‘Tom and Jerry shorts.’ He received a number of awards and accolades for his work in the animation industry, including ‘Honorary Academy Award.’ We have rounded some famous quotations and sayings by Chuck Jones that are sure to delight you. Read through the insightful quotes and thoughts by Chuck Jones.

Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out.

Chuck Jones

A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.

Chuck Jones

Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.

Chuck Jones

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires.

Chuck Jones

Eschew the ordinary, disdain the commonplace. If you have a single-minded need for something, let it be the unusual, the esoteric, the bizarre, the unexpected.

Chuck Jones

A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry, once he's satisfied the predator and prey live peacefully together

Chuck Jones

Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color.

Chuck Jones

The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.

Chuck Jones

All of you have one hundred thousand bad drawings in you. The sooner you get rid of them, the better it will be for everyone.

Chuck Jones

You've got a million bad drawings in you; you better get started.

Chuck Jones

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins.

Chuck Jones

The road is better than the end.

Chuck Jones

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke.

Chuck Jones

I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.

Chuck Jones

Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you.

Chuck Jones

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is the willingness to think.

Chuck Jones

The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking, perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.

Chuck Jones

The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he's asleep.

Chuck Jones

The only thing an adult can give a child is time.

Chuck Jones

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans.

Chuck Jones

Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about.

Chuck Jones

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.

Chuck Jones

In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.

Chuck Jones

I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.

Chuck Jones

I have to think as Bugs Bunny, not of Bugs Bunny.

Chuck Jones

I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation.

Chuck Jones

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities.

Chuck Jones

Each character represented a trait that resides in me.

Chuck Jones

Disney was not a good animator, he didn't draw well at all, but he was always a great idea man, and a good writer.

Chuck Jones

Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.

Chuck Jones

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.

Chuck Jones

Mark Twain's Roughing It is a book that many people don't know about, but I highly recommend to anybody at any age.

Chuck Jones

Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.

Chuck Jones

The Coyote is limited, as Bugs is limited, by his anatomy.

Chuck Jones

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.

Chuck Jones

We must not confuse distortion with innovation; distortion is useless change, art is beneficial change.

Chuck Jones

If you want a midget to look like a baby, don't put a cigar in his mouth.

Chuck Jones

If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings.

Chuck Jones

There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book.

Chuck Jones