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Stefano Campana

Life is not to be taken seriously! It is to be enjoyed just like kids do every day! It is the chaotic nature of life that makes it so much fun!

Nicole Norian

Boys will throw snowballs at you if they think you're cute.


that there's always fun and adventures to be had, that sitting outside can be one of the most wondrous experiences. -Quinn J Mattsson

Drew Clemens

When in doubt, get naked and dance.

-Drew Clemens

Grace Naegle

My favorite life lesson is that a little imagination makes everything in life better.

Vicki Bell

Virtue needs some cheaper thrills

Nicholas McCoy

A couple life lessons learned from Calvin and Hobbes. 1. Calvin will always be a million times better than me at making snowmen, 2. Hobbes is a much better friend than most of us will ever find and 3. Always try to be like Calvin. Look at the alternative. You wouldn't want to be his dad now would you? Dried prunes and a root canal!

Nikhil Simha

Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life. Nikhil Simha

Edmund Perez

The life lesson is that lessons only appear if you want them to; which means you have understood the lesson as its happening...

such as trying to determine his speed going sledding downhill, once he figured he may have to do some math; uh...nevermind...


Maria Gonzalez

There was a whole segment in Calvin & Hobbes where Calvin stumbles upon a little raccoon who's sick, and he has his mom put him in a shoebox. In this segment, the raccoon doesn't make it through the night, and Calvin learned about the inevitable process of death, and grieving.
This segment, right here: http://homebrewedchristianity.com/2011/08/04/a-reflection-on-death-from-calvin-and-hobbes/

This piece really struck a chord with me, because I read it shortly after losing my own dad from a terminal illness. It showed me that when a loved one dies, we may be angry, sad, depressed, upset, etc, and we may never understand why these things happen so suddenly. But you shouldn't keep your focus solely on the depressing things. Allow yourself time to grieve in your own way, and most importantly, don't shut everyone else out. Let others be around for you to help you through some of the most difficult times in life.


Michael Braun

Always have a Plan B.

Harry Moore

Live life to the fullest and even a tiger can be your best friend! When a snowball knocks you down, get up and go at it again..

Karen Lorenz

All problems in life can be dealt with by taking a good dose of Calvin and Hobbes!

Ken Littlewood

Calvin and his sidekick taught me that you never have to forget what it's like to be a curious kid

Logan Schultz

My favorite Calvin and Hobbes life lesson is to never forget the things that matter most in life. :)

Eduardo Castillo

My favorite lesson was to take each day as a chance to go on a new adventure

Ian Lozada

Picture Day is your time to shine. Or not.

Bryant Ly

If you just be yourself.. so much energy is saved from pretending…

Brandon Martin

Give a kid a fish, entertain him for the day. Give a kid a stuffed tiger, entertain him for a lifetime... and make Susie's life miserable.

Trisha Bass

Imagination is fun and keeps you young!

JoAnn Hoft

I love Calvin and Hobbes. The snowmen are my favorite. I want to teach my grandchildren about these two characters so they can grow up and use their imaginations. Imagination is the window to new adventures.
JoAnn Hoft

Joe Boyer

A laugh and smile is only a few panes away. C & H helped brighten a lot of people's days.


Snowmen come and snowmen go but the world is your canvas. Make something wonderful with whatever falls from the sky.

Dominic Tuttle

The most memorable lesson I learned from Calvin and Hobbes is just much of an impact a happy smile can do to turn a terrible day around. :)

Dominic Tuttle

Josh menke

Calvin and Hobbs thought me that biting into a jelly donut is like biting into some big bug with tasty, purple guts insides.

mike jones

Let imagination go.

Joan Park

"When life gives you a lemon, wing it right back and add some lemons of your own"

Iryna Kirtak

Every act of stupidity can be justified if you know enough smart words and can put them in proper order :) Or, to rephrase - if you sound wise it doesn't mean that you actually are intelligent.



Laurie allred

Nothing is impossible so dream it up and make it happen

ET Ridgely

There's treasure everywhere! And with it, tuna makes for an excellent Christmas present.


The 'lesson' I remember the most would be 'always sneeze into a tissue'. Never know when you might lose brain fluid.

Elisabeth Emmons Hahn

Imaginative play can reveal tremendous insights into life - and is always worth it.

Katrina Duran

Imagination is my friend!!! And none of the adults get it....maybe because they are dinosaurs. :)

Amy Sonnichsen

Life lesson is that you imagination is all yours and nobody else has to judge it or approve it.

Amy Sonnichsen

Octant wait to read the entire collection and then pass it on to others who love the comic!

Tera Mullins

I think i am learning more from Mom, since my chills has a bit of Calvin in him!

Donna Savage

Favorite life lesson. Tigers will show us the way.

Thomas McCarraher

When life gives you lemons chunk them right back at life. Thomas mccarraher

Kerry Griffis-Kyle

Fuzz therapy is king; it can make anything better. Kerry Griffis-Kyle

Josh Firstenberg

Imagination and laughter can be your best friends.

Monica Lewis

Imagination is the best!

trace norton

Never take life to serious. And alllllways make sure there isnt a tiger around ready to pounce on you :-)

Cindy Blaney

Calvin and Hobbes defined my childhood and continues to define my adulthood.

Some quotes, like

"It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy.. Let's go exploring!"


"I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up."

ring as true now as they did then. I miss this comic all the time.

Drake Rabon

You're never too old to daydream!
Drake Rabon

Margot Eves

"I don't believe in Ethics anymore.... The ends justify the means.(just for me!)" I'm a clinical bioethicist- this is fantastic!!!
Margot Eves

Nathan Trautman

The greatest life lesson from Calvin and Hobbs for me was; when given a task that you really have no desire to do, have fun with it. This stems from all the playing in the snow that Calvin does. Reluctant at first but when he got outside all the fun just... walked across the driveway.

Traci Paden

With your imagination(and a best friend), ANYTHING is possible!

Patricia Battaglia

Some days, even your lucky rocketship underpants won't help. But wear them anyway.

Betsie McKenna

Severed heads can be a great help on tests.

Eric Cortez

Calvin and Hobbes has taught me a child's imagination is more powerful than one would think. From dinosaurs to the most unbelievably funny snowmen, Calvin and Hobbes is forever in my heart.


Let's go exploring!

Ben Lind

That sharing your life experiences with a partner or best friend can be one of the best things ever...imaginary friend or not:)

Daniel Love Glazer

Life is good when you have a pet tiger.

Laura Augustin

Don't grow up! And if you have to, don't grow up too much! Being a kid at heart for the rest of your life will never cease to bring you joy and happiness!
Laura Augustin

Gerald B. Weaver II

Never take life to seriously.

Melissa Robertson

Don't take everything so seriously and have fun ....life is short!

Mario Mariola

Calvin is a realist that loves to escape reality.

Calvin Nguyen

You can always have an adventure no matter where you are ;)

Dan Bender

Imagination, and a Tiger, are powerful things if you use them wisely.

Jason Minks

Calvin & Hobbes showed me how important it was to take every opportunity possible to build my kids' character. :D

Daniel Sherman

Kind of a simple lesson spoken like only Calvin can in the strip that begins "I try to make television watching a complete forfeiture of experience." The last frame has Hobbs leaving "...before you start attracting flies." And Calvin almost feeling "my neural transmitters shutting down."
The message? Get up, get out and do something!!! EXPERIENCE LIFE! Too much time wasted watching it pass through the lens of the boob tube.
Of course there are many great lessons but this one is a favorite for sure.

Steve Peoples

Nothing spoils fun like finding out it builds character.

Steve Peoples

Linda Obadencio

Love and appreciate your friends.

Jon Price

"You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help."

John Loui

It's a magical world, Hobbes. Let's go exploring.
John Loui

Taylor West

Enjoy being young, use your imagination and follow your dreams!

Brian Warfield

Reality is a matter of perspective
Brian Warfield

Christy Beaupre

A true friend rides a sled with you through both life's ups and downs!

Benedict Malinao

Thinking about this, I remember the comic strip when Calvin found the dead bird. Reminded me how life is short, fleeting, and we could be gone any second, and that the friendships we build, make everything worthwhile anyways.

Stephanie Powell

If you use your imagination you'll always see beauty

Brittany Sanchez

Favorite lesson taken from my buddies Calvin and Hobbes: As years add complexity to your life, don't lose site of how extraordinary it is and how fast it goes. Throw snowballs, look up, create; Enjoy each fleeting moment of the ride in good company and with plenty of mischief. <3

Edward Powell

Have an imagination and use it ruthlessly!
Edward Powell


Math is against my religion!

John Doe

oops, I messed up, forgot to include my name,

What's the point in being cool if you can't wear a sombrero?
In other words, don't let others tell you what you should be doing.
Timothy Grediagin

Alexa Wiese

My favorite life lesson is how Calvin approaches school tests. He always find someway to "answer" the question, but completely on his own terms. I try to channel this, even on my college exams if necessary.

John Doe

What's the point in being cool if you can't wear a sombrero?

In other words, don't let others tell you what you should be doing.

Bill Rickles

There's nothing like a perfect snowball hit!

Fred Voglesong

To live life like a tiger!
Fred Voglesong

Jordan Taylor

I learned that Life is what you make it. - Jordan Taylor

Juan Raposo

Never let go of your childhood and imagination! Juan Raposo

Chris Penn

We are infinitely small and it doesn't matter what we do in life as long as we go into it head first with the whimsical and imaginative demeanor that Calvin did with Hobbes. If we do that, we will have lived a full and happy life full of adventure.

-Chris Penn

Neil Singleton

'If people could put rainbows in zoos, they'd do it.' I have that comic up on my computer desk and have for years :)
-Neil Singleton

Doug Shepherd

Life lesson for me is never give up your best friend and have fun forever!

Tony Miziko

If you will it, it is no dream.

Partho Bhowmick

Life is never fair but it is never unfair in my favor :-)

patrick benko

All you really need is a good friend to help you get through the weird times in life (even if he is imaginary)

Cris Carson Blake

I was the weird out cast kid growing up and i really only had my older brother and my dad called us calvin and hobbes. So the lesson i learned is no matter what are who you are you will always have that close friend even if he malls you he is your bother if not in blood but spirit,
-Cris Carson Blake

Christian Guzman

With imagination you can do anything you'd like, anywhere, and with anyone.

Jonathan Holloway

The lesson that I learned from Calvin and Hobbes is to act casual, regardless of the situation. Don't believe me, google "Act Casual Calvin and Hobbes"...You'll know exactly what I mean when you see it. -Jonathan Holloway

Corey Burnham

They taught me to see the potential of my imagination and the world around me.
-Corey Burnham

Cesar Edwin Torres

Your imagination and creativity can make you do anything you want!

Robin Boling

It's hard to cook when you anthropromorphize your vegetables :)

Christopher J. Stoots

My favorite lesson from Calvin & Hobbes was a single panel. Calvin looks at a dead tree stump and says only, "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

To me, as a young boy, that meant everything. That meant that I was responsible for the state of this world, for our future opportunities, and if each of us could take that same sense of personal accountability - we might deserve everything that we'd been promised by our wildest imaginings.

Tiffany Nguyen

You can find a friend in anyone

Dennis Li

My favorite lesson? That there are no rules in life, just like in Calvinball! You do things as they come to you and it's up to you to make the best of it. Dennis Li

Seth Cohn

Tigers will do anything for a Tuna Sandwich!

Also, '"You really need professional help."

Kyra McComas

I'm not dumb, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information (that can be wildly entertaining, bringing much needed comic relief to daily life).
Kyra McComas

Juan Morales

I Wish I Had A Kid Like Calvin . Wait I Do . I Learn A Lesson Everyday ...

Mike H

The best lesson I learned from CaH is from Calvin's dad....that no matter what situation you find yourself in, you can use it to build character!

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