Harvey Pekar Quotes & Sayings

72 most famous Harvey Pekar quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American writer who passed away on 12 July, 2010.

“As a matter of fact, I deliberately look for the mundane, because I feel these stories are ignored. The most influential things that happen to virtually all of us are the things that happen on a daily basis. Not the traumas.”
Harvey Pekar Quotes
“Misery loves company. There's a lot to that.”
Harvey Pekar Quotes
“I think you can find all the elements that you can find in great literature in mundane experiences.”
Harvey Pekar Quotes
“Of course I don't think I have it made by any means. I'm too insecure, obsessive and paranoid for that.”
Harvey Pekar Quotes
“I don't mind if I show myself being cheap or unreasonable sometimes.”
“There's no limitation on comics, nothing. From a logical standpoint, how can there be a limitation on comics? You can use any word in the dictionary. You can put them in any order you want to. You can use a vast variety of illustrating styles. People could do all sorts of things.”
Harvey Pekar Quotes
“I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures, and thought balloons and word balloons and captions. Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should look like and turn it over to the artist.”
“I don't want to play myself up as a hero, because it would make me unbelievable. I'd rather settle for people thinking that I'm a bum, but digging my stories, than liking me and not being able to believe in my stories. That's one reason I've been hard on myself, because I want my stuff to be believable.”
“I guess I wanted to show people, among other things, that you don't have to be a hero to get through cancer. You can be a craven coward and get through. You have to stay on your medication and take your treatments, that's all.”
“I kept on buying records and listening to them. Finally, I was able to hear the relationship between the jazz improvisers' solos and the underlying structure that it's based on, the chord progression. That was pretty easy to do in the swing era, y'know, when jazz was, like, pop music, you know. It had made the charts and everything like that.”

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