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“To die, it's easy. But you have to struggle for life.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
“Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.”
Art Spiegelman
“Samuel Beckett once said, "Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness."
...On the other hand, he SAID it.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
“Sometimes I don't feel like a functioning adult”
art spiegelman, The Complete Maus
“No, darling! To die it's easy... But you have to stuggle for life!”
Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus
tags: life
“Disaster is my muse.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
“I know this is insane, but I somehow wish I had been in Auschwitz with my parents so I could really know what they lived through! I guess it's some kind of guilt about having had an easier life than they did.”
Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus
“Yes, life always takes the side of life, and somehow the victims are blamed. But it wasn’t the best people who survived, nor did the best ones die. It was random!”
Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus
“Friends? Your friends? If you lock them together in a room with no food for a week…Then you could see what it is, friends! …”
Art Spiegelman, Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
“No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
“In reality, childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my OWN childhood vividly; I knew terrible things, but I knew I mustn't let the adults *know* I knew... it would scare them.”
Art Spiegelman, MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus
“I'm not talking about YOUR book now, but look at how many books have already been written about the Holocaust. What's the point? People haven't changed... Maybe they need a newer, bigger Holocaust.”
Art Spiegelman
“if they brought you here,They'll put you to work. THEY'RE not readyto kill you YET.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
“But here God didn't come. We were all on our own.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
“Maybe your father needed to show that he was always right - that he could always SURVIVE - because he felt GUILTY about surviving.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus
“I wanted to create comics as soon as a I learned humans were behind them, that they were not natural phenomena like trees and boulders.”
Art Spiegelman
tags: agency
“DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS A MIDGET MUST GO!”
Art Spiegelman, Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!
“Anja? What is to tell? Everywhere I look I'm seeing Anja... From my good eye, from my glass eye, if they're open or they're close, always I'm thinking on Anja.”
Art Spiegelman, Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
“I dunno…maybe everyone has to feel guilty. Everyone! Forever!”
Art Spiegelman, Maus
“Jag talar inte om din bok nu, men se hur många böcker som redan skrivits om Förintelsen. Till vilken nytta? Folk har inte blivit annorlunda...

Dom kanske behöver en ny Förintelse, en ännu värre...”
Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus
“Ingen är normal.”
Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus
“Test”
Art Spiegelman


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