I’m an outsider. I will always be an outsider.
"R. Crumb, The Art of Comics No. 1", The Paris Review, Summer 2010, No. 193.
As a kid growing up in the 1950s I became acutely aware of the changes taking place in American culture and I must say I didn't much like it. I witnessed the debasement of architecture, and I could see a decline in the quality of things like comic books and toys, things made for kids. Old things seemed to have more life, more substance, more humanity in them.Robert Crumb
People have no idea of the sources for my work. I didn't invent anything; It's all there in the culture; it's not a big mystery. I just combine my personal experience with classic cartoon stereotypes.Robert Crumb
Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.Robert Crumb
When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate.Robert Crumb