Charles M. Schulz

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Charles Monroe Schulz (1922-11-262000-02-12) was an American cartoonist, the creator of the comic strip Peanuts.

See also: Peanuts.


  • It seems beyond the comprehension of people that someone can be born to draw comic strips, but I think I was. My ambition from earliest memory was to produce a daily comic strip.
    • As quoted in a brief biography at HarperCollins [1]
  • A cartoonist is someone who has to draw the same thing day after day without repeating himself.
    • In his book You Don't Look 35, Charlie Brown! (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985; ISBN 0030056241)
  • I never give my work to somebody else and say, "What do you think about that?" I just don't trust anybody. If I think it's funny, or if I think it's silly, I send it in anyway because I'm just trying to please myself. I never try to please a certain audience. I think that's disastrous. There's no way in the world you can anticipate what your reader is going to like or dislike.
    • National Cartoonist Society talk, 1994 [2]
  • If I were a better artist, I'd be a painter, and if I were a better writer, I'd write books-- --but I'm not, so I draw cartoons!
    • 1992, as quoted by Tom Tomorrow in his comic strip This Modern World (2000) [3]
  • I just draw what I think is funny, and I hope other people think it is funny, too.
    • Address to the Sonoma County Press Club as quoted in the Sonoma County Press Democrat (2000-02-13)
  • The only thing I really ever wanted to be was a cartoonist. That's my life. Drawing.
    • ibid.


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