On 12th November 2018, the world has lost a superhero creator. Stan Lee who wrote tones of comic books and stories dies at the age of 95 in L.A. He was ill since last 2017. He just made himself larger than life by creating superhero characters like Spiderman, Superman, Ironman, and all the avenger’s superhero.
In 2015 STAN LEE has published his memoir named Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir on the occasion of Marvel’s 75th anniversary. In his memoir, he wrote that he loved to read books by Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jules Verne.
If you don’t know then let me tell you Captain America was his first successful big break. In Timely Comic he wrote Two-Page Captain America comic and it went viral. People started liking Lee’s comics as rest is history.
We know that now Lee isn’t with us but his work and movies will always remind us of him. So to pay him a small tribute we have collected his famous quotes and Sayings from his press conferences and comics. Don’t forget to share this post and pay tribute to your superhero.
Stan Lee Quotes
“I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people because they have the same qualities.”
“Once you get the script, you then hope you can get the director that you want. Then you hope he can get the cast he wants. Again, you can go quickly or there can be a million stumbling blocks. There’s just no way to know.”
“Life is never complete without its challenges.”
“Every kid loves fairy tales, stories of witches and giants and magicians. Then, when you get a little older you can’t read fairy tales anymore.”
“No matter what you write, it’s a matter of putting words in a certain order so that the reader will be interested in what you’re writing.”
“I don’t know where the hell I’ll be in five years. Maybe I’ll be producing movies maybe I’ll be on a corner selling apples. I don’t know, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun.”
“I always figure I’m not unique, and something that would please me hopefully would please a lot of other people that have the same tastes that I do.”
“I think people have always loved things that are bigger than life, things that are imaginative.”
“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end.” from The Washington Post
“We’re living in a world where everything moves very quickly. We’ve become a very visual society, so I think it’s a very natural thing that people are captivated with the illustrations in a story.“
“When you combine the great stories from the comics with the action and visual excitement of the movies, it doesn’t get any better!“
“I’m just working with ideas in my head and with drawings that the artists did. And suddenly to see these things come to life in movies – it’s just wonderful.”
“I think the way you become a good storyteller is to read a lot of stories and evaluate them in your own mind.“
“Every day, there’s a new development……There’s no limit to the things that are happening.”
“I enjoyed reading Batman, and Superman, and all the super ones, but I never wished I created them. I’ve got to let there be some work for other people!”
“I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.“
“There’s just something that feels nice about holding a comic book!“
“The world has always been like a comic book world to me! What’s happened is that communications got better and better, so now with cell-phones, we can be in touch with people half a globe away.“
“Virtually every kid is exposed to giants and ogres and talking wolves, and so forth. And magic. And I think you never outgrow your love for those imaginative, fanciful, far-fetched, fantastic characters and situations.“
“Negative information is that which, immediately upon acquiring, causes the recipient to know less than he did before.“
“I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him.”
“No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.”
“I never thought that Spider-Man would become the worldwide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would sell and I’d keep my job.”
“Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Well, if I was playing golf, I would want that to finish so I could go and dream up a new TV show.“
“If there are people who like the work you’ve done, because of that, they like you and want your autograph and to take a photo, that’s really gratifying. You have to be appreciative.”
“I’m sort of a pressure writer. If somebody says, “Stan, write something,” and I have to have it by tomorrow morning, I’ll just sit down and I’ll write it. It always seems to come to me. But I’m better doing a rushed job because if it isn’t something that’s due quickly, I won’t work on it until it becomes almost an emergency and then I’ll do it.”
“I think almost everybody enjoyed fairy tales when they were young, tales of witches and ogres and monsters and dragons and so forth. You get a little bit older, you can’t read fairy tales anymore.“
“Reading is very good. And you can quote me.“
“If Shakespeare and Michelangelo were alive today, and if they decided to collaborate on a comic, Shakespeare would write the script and Michelangelo would draw it. How could anybody say that this wouldn’t be as worthwhile an artform as anything on earth?“
“With great power comes great responsibility.“
“All I thought about when I wrote my stories was, “I hope that these comic books would sell so I can keep my job and continue to pay the rent.” Never in a million years could I have imagined that it would turn into what it has evolved into nowadays. Never.“
“Technology isn’t a villain. Technology should help, but if you just use the technology for the sake of technology, then you’re cheating your audience. You’re not giving them the best story and the best direction and so forth.“
“I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.“
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