Harvey Pekar

“That’s why I write, so people can understand what we got in common and they’ll see they’re not the only person in the world that’s like that … It makes you feel good to know that there’s other people afflicted like you.”

“My parents’ work ethic amazed me. How could they put in such long hours, day after day? Part of the reason was to keep the family going - to keep me going. I realized that, although we had different values derived from different cultures and wouldn’t agree on certain issues, they were good people, incredible people, and I loved and respected them.”

“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.”

“I’m a guy that likes to sit in one place.”