i used to be the most unbelievably pessimistic person ever. But after having my daughter, I first had to try really hard to change and now I’m the most optimistic person. I didn’t want her absorb my negativity
—  Tablo on KBS Book TV

it’s hard to transform when you’re an adult . But I thought I’d remind myself that if I’m feeling sad or down and want to become happy,right this moment, I could do that.

There are scenes in the cartoon when he transforms into something like a frog and then realizes why it’s not so great after all. It’s only after you experience something else that you appreciate where you were originally

—  Tablo on KBS TV Book, on his Calvin and Hobbes Transmogrifier tattoo  
The only thing I can really offer is that despite what adults will tell you, there is no such thing as a safe job or a safe path, even if it seems that way. Really, you’re not ever taking a risk if you follow your dreams because it’s going to be just as unsafe as any other path you take. At the same time, it’s going to be very rewarding when you get through that if you followed your dreams. If you’re going to do the unsafe thing anyway, at least do what you love.
—  TABLO (160415 NBC News Interview)