Advice from Bill Watterson

It’s surprising how hard we’ll work when the work is done just for ourselves. And with all due respect to John Stuart Mill, maybe utilitarianism is overrated. If I’ve learned one thing from being a cartoonist, it’s how important playing is to creativity and happiness. My job is essentially to come up with 365 ideas a year.

~ Bill Watterson, from Maria Popova’s May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson