Pessimism is often a failure of imagination.
I don't trust the science behind the vegetarian movement because the believers have agendas beyond nutrition. Some vegetarians are in the lifestyle to protect animals, some want to address climate change, and all are partially blinded by the cognitive dissonance that comes automatically with any lifestyle choice. Complicating.
You can change only what people know, not what they do.
I've always defined myself not as a cartoonist, but as an entrepreneur. That was true before I tried cartooning. I always imagined cartooning would be how I got my seed capital. I always thought my other businesses would be the less dominant part of my life.
I hated my work. It never seemed to me to be what I should be doing.
Humans think they are rational, and they think they understand their reality. But they are wrong on both counts.
I have an endless stream of suggestions coming in from readers who are in cubicles. That keeps me going.
I think if you talk to anybody who ever went from not having much to having enough to buy what they wanted, they're always happier. Now I get that whole '$75,000 a year is some kind of magic number,' but my experience is 'more is better, up to a point.' Then there's a point where it doesn't make any difference.
Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
For most of my career I did one comic a day, every day, including weekends and holidays.
We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings.
Avoid career traps such as pursuing jobs that require you to sell your limited supply of time while preparing you for nothing better.
To change yourself, part of the solution might involve spending more time with the people who represent the change you seek.
Losers have goals. Winners have systems.
It doesn't take many people to have a bad sense of humor to get in trouble at a corporation.
Beware of advice about successful people and their methods. For starters, no two situations are alike. Your dreams of creating a dry-cleaning empire won't be helped by knowing that Thomas Edison liked to take naps.
My optimism is like an old cat that likes to disappear for days, but I always expect it to return.
The only way to succeed in the long run is by using a system that bypasses your need for willpower.