Top 33 Chuck Jones Quotes

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“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

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

― Chuck Jones

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

― 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

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

― Chuck Jones

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

― 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

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

― Chuck Jones

“The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he’s asleep.”

― 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

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

― Chuck Jones

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.”

― Chuck Jones

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

― Chuck Jones

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

― 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

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

― Chuck Jones

“Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.”

― 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

“Each character represented a trait that resides in me.”

― Chuck Jones

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

― 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

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

― 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

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

― Chuck Jones

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

― 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

“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

“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

“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

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

― Chuck Jones

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

― Chuck Jones

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

― Chuck Jones
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