Three Day Quote Challenge, Day Three

Last day for the three day challenge, and today’s quotation comes from the eminent philosopher, Calvin.


No, not John Calvin the sour faced Scot – 6 year old Calvin from the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, written by Bill Watterson.  Calvin has his own unique outlook on life, which he shares with his best mate; a stuffed tiger called Hobbes, who can be alive in one panel, or a stuffed toy in the next – depending on who is looking at him. He has a love – hate relationship with Susie Derkins, and the relationships with his sardonic parents and often bullying classmates are also explored thoroughly.


So much more the just a comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes explore themes of environmentalism, education (particularly maths), art, philosophy, and opinion polls.

I loved it. Love with a capitol L, and I know Calvin would be disgusted, possibly enough to even retreat to the G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimy girlS) club house.

When he talked about his Maths atheism I know I laughed aloud for a solid ten minutes, it rang so true with me. And although simply drawn, just the look on his parents faces in response to his antics had me in stitches.


Along with the humour, Calvin & Hobbes had the capacity to be exceptionally poignant too which brings me to todays quote, but I’ll let Calvin tell it, it sounds better coming from him.



Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Calvin (looking at the trunk of a felled tree surrounded by garbage – “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us”.

So, having been nominated by Chomuse with a Chou, the rules are…

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you Chomuse!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Today I’d like to nominate

Bryntin from The Bryntin Project

Gemma from Wheelescapades

Rachel from rachelstray



  1. Thank you for the nomination Plot, and I do appreciate you thinking of me, but I will have to politely decline on the grounds that I am just too pigging lazy and having to further nominate 9 people I know would do it is about 8 too many.
    As the great um Alexander the Great greatly said “Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?”
    Which was a great line to come out with after being hit on the head with a blown up tractor tyre inner tube while madly flapping his arms about in the middle of the Mediterranean.

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  2. Great quote, I love Calvin. Ive joined in with this quote challenge too, although I wasn’t nominated by anyone, I just sort of joined in! And I saw that you were successful at the Bloggers Bash! Big congrats. Keep up the good work!

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    • As of now – you are nominated 😀 by me, I adore Calvin, there is more sense in that comic than most of the media these days. I roared laughing the first time he talked about Math.
      Thank you regarding the Bloggers Bash, I’ve only been at this a short time, so it was a big deal for me 🙂

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