25 Bil Keane Quotes On Success In Life

William Aloysius Keane better known as Bil Keane was an American cartoonist most notable for his work on the newspaper comic The Family Circus. It began in 1960 and continues in syndication, drawn by his son Jeff Keane. These Bil Keane quotes will motivate you.

Best Bil Keane Quotes

  1. “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” ~ Bil Keane
  2. “A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.” ~ Bil Keane
  3. “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” ~ Bil Keane
  4. “Goal begins with “GO.”” ~ Bil Keane
  5. “I think it’s a novelty for cartoon characters to cross over into another strip or panel occasionally.” ~ Bil Keane
  6. “Today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ~ Bil Keane , Bil Keane quotes on today
  7. “I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.” ~ Bil Keane
  8. “A peaceful home is as sacred a place as any chapel or cathedral.” ~ Bil Keane

  9. “OF COURSE I’d like to be the ideal mother. But I’m too busy raising children.” ~ Bil Keane
  10. “Sometimes I get the feeling that I’m stranded in the wrong time where love is just a lyric in a children’s rhyme” ~ Bil Keane
  11. “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.” ~ Bil Keane
  12. “Oh simple thing, where have you gone? I’m getting old and I need something to rely on So tell me when you’re gonna let me in I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin” ~ Bil Keane
  13. “We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.” ~ Bil Keane
  14. “I don’t just try to be funny.” ~ Bil Keane
  15. “God put Santa Claus on earth to remind us that Christmas is ‘sposed to be a happy time.” ~ Bil Keane
  16. “Lovesick, bitter and hardened heart. Aching, waiting for life to start” ~ Bil Keane

  17. “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 its name sets up the image of a warm, loving family-type feature.” ~ Bil Keane
  18. “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.” ~ Bil Keane
  19. “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.” ~ Bil Keane
  20. “In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.” ~ Bil Keane
  21. Time goes by at such a pace, it’s funny how it’s easy to forget her face” ~ Bil Keane

  22. “Mommy would never divorce Daddy. He’s just like one of the family.” ~ Bil Keane
  23. “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.” ~ Bil Keane
  24. “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.” ~ Bil Keane
  25. “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.” ~ Bil Keane

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