"All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery."
"My grandma told me to go to the strippers with my music. Next thing you know, they coming to the DJ, ‘Play this.’ He had to play it. She was my biggest inspiration before she died."
"If you’ve played tennis at least a little, you probably have some idea how hard a game is to play really well. I submit to you that you really have no idea at all. I know I didn’t. And television doesn’t really allow you to appreciate what real top-level players can do — how hard they’re actually hitting the ball, and with what control and tactical imagination and artistry. I got to watch Michael Joyce practice several times right up close, like six feet and a chain-link fence away. This is a man who, at full run, can hit a fast-moving tennis ball into a one-foot square area seventy-eight feet away over a net, hard. He can do this something like more than 90 percent of the time. And this is the world’s seventy-ninth-best player, one who has to play the Montreal qualies."
"United Feature Syndicate needed a name for the strip. All I could think of was ‘Charlie Brown’ or ‘Good Ol’ Charlie Brown.’ The syndicate people didn’t care for those, and they informed me that they had the perfect title, ‘Peanuts.’ I was horrified, and called Larry Rutman immediately and told him it was a terrible title. It was undignified, inappropriate, and confusing."
— Charles M. Schulz