Calvin and Hobbes do not only ponder infinity; they muse on existence, evolution and extraterrestrials. The simplicity of Calvin and Hobbes’ philosophy is what drives home it’s deeper meanings.
Calvin and Hobbes Philosophy
Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!
Through The Clarity of Darkness
Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.
Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humor? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?
Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.
Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.
Euphoria > Happiness
Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!