Al Capp Quotes

Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and (with help from assistants) drawing until 1977. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie an' Slats (in the years 1937–45) and Long Sam (1954). He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1947 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their 1979 Elzie Segar Award, posthumouslym for his "unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning." Comic strips dealt with northern urban experiences until the year Capp introduced "Li'l Abner," the first strip based in the South. Although Capp was from Connecticut, he spent 43 years teaching the world about Dogpatch, reaching an estimated 60 million readers in over 900 American newspapers and 100 foreign papers in 28 countries. M. Thomas Inge says Capp made a large personal fortune on the strip and "had a profound influence on the way the world viewed the American South." Wikipedia

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Al Capp


Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

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There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

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Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband.

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Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.

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My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.

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Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed if necessary.

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The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.

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Don't be a pal to your son. Be his father. What child needs a 40-year-old for a friend?

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Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution.

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What's good for General Bullmoose is good for the U.S.A.!

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Today, at Harvard, any student with the currently fashionable color of skin is given rights denied to students of the currently unfashionable color.

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Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary."

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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

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“The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.”

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“Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered”

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