Because the future holds many possibilities
Calvin: Let’s go down the hill and see if we can travel into the future.
Hobbes: Go into the future? How? Calvin: It’s easy! All we have to do is get going real fast and we’ll time-warp! Ha ha! Faster! Faster!
Hobbes: Gosh, what do you suppose the future will be like?
calvin: Who knows? Flying cars and cities built on clouds maybe! Just think of all the weird things we can tell people we saw! Oh boy! Hey, we’re at the bottom of the hill. I didn’t feel any
time warp, did you?
Calvin: But look! It’s two minutes later than when we started! We’re in the future!!
Hobbes: Hmm…things haven’t improved. I’m disappointed.
On needing a plan
Calvin: Paul Gauguin asked, “Whence do we come? What are we? Where are we going?” Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but I came from my room, I’m
a kid with big plans, and I’m going outside! See ya later! Say, who the heck is Paul Gauguin anyway?
On finding common language
Calvin: I’m hungry, can I have a snack?
Mom: Sure help yourself. You can have an apple or an orange from the fridge.
Calvin: Even though we’re both talking english, we’re not speaking the same language.
On recognising it isn’t an exact science
Calvin: Hobbes, have you ever kissed a girl?
Calvin: Really? What was it like?
Hobbes: …Only a lot MORE so!
Calvin: GAACK! I was hoping it wouldn’t be so fuzzy…
On being innovative (but also practical)
Calvin: “Live for the moment” is my motto. You never know how long you’ve got! You could step into the road tomorro and – wham – you get hit by a cement truck! Then you’d be sorry you put off your pleasures! That’s why I say “live for the moment”. What’s your motto?
Hobbes: “Look down the road.”
On listening to each other
Mom: Calvin, quit charging around the house!! What did I just tell you?!?
Calvin: Beats me. Weren’t you listening either?
On asking questions
Hobbes: Aren’t you supposed to be doing homework now?
Calvin: I quit doing homework. Homework is bad for my self-esteem.
Hobbes: It is? Calvin: Sure! It sends the message that I don’t know enough! All that emphasis on right answers makes me feel bad when I get them wrong. So instead of trying to learn, I’m just concentrating on liking myself the way I am.
Hobbes: Your self-esteem is enhanced by remaining an ignoramus?
Calvin: Please! Let’s call it “informationally impaired”.
So let’s go exploring!
Calvin: It’s a magical world Hobbes ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!