16 quotes found by Bil Keane

Bil Keane
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
Bil Keane
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
time  future  present  # 227700
Bil Keane
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
happiness  Hug  Boomerang  # 227701
Bil Keane
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
Valentine's Day  love  Saying  # 227702
Bil Keane
In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.
family  Started  Provided  # 227703
Bil Keane
When I was in high school at Northeast Catholic in Philadelphia in the late '30s, I found that drawing caricatures of the teachers and satirizing the events in the school, then having them published in our school magazine, got me some notoriety.
High  Found  late  # 227704
Bil Keane
We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.
humor  good  family  # 227705
Bil Keane
I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.
art  Instead  Taught  # 227706
Bil Keane
Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart.
heart  laugh  Eye  # 227707
Bil Keane
I didn't always spell my name Bil. My parents named me Bill, but when I started drawing cartoons on the wall, they knocked the 'L' out of me.
parents  Started  Name  # 227708
Bil Keane
Many of the network television shows have done takeoffs on 'Family Circus,' including 'David Letterman,' 'Friends,' 'Roseanne,' and others, and, in my estimation the use of them is a compliment to the popularity of the feature, which just by mentioning it's name sets up the image of a warm, loving family-type feature.
family  friends  Others  # 227709
Bil Keane
I don't have to come up with a ha-ha belly laugh every day, but drawings with warmth and love or ones that put a lump in the throat. That's more important to me than a laugh.
love  laugh  Belly  # 227710
Bil Keane
I like to feel that what I'm doing portrays this: a family where there is love between mother, father and the kids. It's a subject that is near and dear to me.
love  family  mother  # 227711
Bil Keane
On radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can't tell what you're going to get. When you look at the comic page, you can usually depend on something acceptable by the entire family.
family  Movies  television  # 227712
Bil Keane
I don't just try to be funny.
funny  # 227713
Bil Keane
I think it's a novelty for cartoon characters to cross over into another strip or panel occasionally.
Another  Characters  Cross  # 227714