Words matter. These are the best Quentin Blake Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Sometimes I think people get into trouble because they can’t say what they want to.
I have an assistant who’s very good at email, so I don’t struggle with it.
I’ve never quite worked out how to do holidays. I’ve got a house in France which I suppose is a kind of holiday house. But it’s really only so I can go on drawing when I get there. I’m never far away from the feeling that I want to be getting on with something.
Well, one always has an instinct to be a painter, and I’ve done quite a lot of painting at one time or another, though not with any public success.
Going to hospital is rather like going to an alien planet.
Being positive may be a character defect of mine.
I think it is important for children to read different things to find out about their emotions and other people’s emotions. It is an enormous source of education and culture.
I know some children’s writers write for specific children, or for the children they once were, but I never have. I just thought children might like my sort of visual humour.
If you want to read and you want to draw, that helps you to express yourself.
I draw every day – unless I’m being interviewed.
I do like children, but only as people. Not as if they’re a special category.
Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly.
Television is kind of a disappointment. I often want to watch it, but I find it quite hard – I don’t like soaps, reality TV or celebrity chefs.
The hateful thing about most hotels nowadays is that they only have duvets. I hate duvets.
I don’t think there’s an illustrator who’s as good as a Titian or a Rembrandt… but then, Rembrandt was a bit of an illustrator on the quiet, you know?
I don’t like leaving work behind. I hate the idea that something might be happening on the drawing board at home that I am going to miss.
It was an accident of circumstance that I never married.
Guinea pigs are quite difficult to draw, I think, because they’re so furry.
I love the sea, but I avoid any sort of seaside resort that has skyscrapers or seaside entertainments.
With my pictures, what I hope is that it encourages the reader to imagine more pictures of his own.
I don’t have anything interesting to conceal or reveal in my private life, and it is really only my work and professional life that I want to talk about.
I suppose illustration tends to live in the streets, rather than in the hermetically sealed atmosphere of the museum, and consequently it has come to be taken less seriously.