Stan Lee was born on December 28, 1922, in New York City. He was the brain behind most of Marvel Comics’ characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man and The X-Men.
In collaboration with artists like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr., he helped create new heroes; some have been adapted into blockbuster movies and TV shows.
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Lee also helped to make many of the comic books more sophisticated, adding personal problems like money woes or marital strife; his heroes were not always perfect people which made them much easier for readers to identify with their flaws.
Stan Lee passed away on November 12 at 95 years old in Los Angeles from a blood clot.
He helped create new heroes; some have been adapted into films that have grossed $30 billion worldwide.
The post-World War II era was a time of social, cultural and political change across the world. Tensions were high as people worried about their futures in an emerging nuclear age; many turned to one thing for hope: comic books. And no man more than Stan Lee helped shape these comics into a form that would come to shape popular culture for decades, as he created new heroes and helped usher in an era of comics.
Stan Lee’s influence on the industry is undeniable: his creations include Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther (the first black superhero), X-Men and The Hulk–to name just a few.
Stan Lee was a man who helped build the Marvel Universe–and we lost him at age 95, on November 12, 2018 to pneumonia and various other complications stemming from his battle with heart disease.
Inspirational Stan Lee Quotes
1) “Fans are almost always nice. I really find that they rarely come on too strong.”
2) “I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed. Beyond the meaning (of a work of art), it is important to people. Without it, lives can be dull.”
3) “Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.”
4) “Nevermore shall men make slaves of others! Not in Asgard–not on Earth–not any place where the hammer of Thor can be swung–or where men of good faith hold freedom dear!”
5) “Some people will say, ‘Why read a comic book? It stifles the imagination. If you read a novel you imagine what people are like. If you read a comic, it’s showing you.’ The only answer I can give is, ‘You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage?’”
6) .“To me, writing is fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story.”
7) “You know, I guess one person can make a difference..”
8) “It’s got to come from inside of you.”
9) “And now, until we meet again, may the blessings of Asgard be showered upon you!”
10) “If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going.”
11) “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.”
12) “I had a publisher who felt comics were just for little kiddies, so he never wanted me to use words of more than two syllables.”
13) “If you’re writing about a character, if he’s a powerful character, unless you give him vulnerability I don’t think he’ll be as interesting to the reader.”
14) “ The only advice anybody can give is if you want to be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.
15) “When you can sit down with a plain sheet of paper in front of you and make some notes, and, little by little, you see it take shape and become a concept for a movie or a TV show. That’s a real thrill. You watch it go from notes on a paper to a meeting with writers and directors and actors. I can’t think of anything that’s more exciting.”
16) “What did Doctor Doom really want? He wanted to rule the world. Now, think about this. You could walk across the street against a traffic light and get a summons for jaywalking, but you could walk up to a police officer and say ‘I want to rule the world,’ and there’s nothing he can do about it, that is not a crime. Anybody can want to rule the world. So, even though he was the Fantastic Four’s greatest menace, in my mind, he was never a criminal!”
17) “It’s a lot of work, but if you really have it in you, it’s not like work. It becomes fun.”
18) “In the beginning Marvel created the Bullpen and the Style. And the Bullpen was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Artists. And the Spirit of Marvel said, Let there be The Fantastic Four. And there was The Fantastic Four. And Marvel saw The Fantastic Four. And it was good.”
19) “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.”
20) “When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing.”
21) “America is made of different races and different religions, but we’re all co-travelers on the spaceship Earth and must respect and help each other along the way.”
22) “I said, ‘Juvenile delinquents eat chocolate cake, so chocolate cake must cause juvenile delinquency,’ but nobody listened to me. I wasn’t on TV.”
23) “For men must never feel a cause is hopeless–men must never feel an enemy cannot be beaten!”
24) “Coming from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!”
25) “Life is never completely without challenges.”
26) “The power of prayer is still the greatest ever known in this endless eternal universe.”
27) “Being a geek has become a badge of honor.”
28) “Of what import are brief, nameless lives…to Galactus?”
29) “I have always included minority characters in my stories, often as heroes. We live in a diverse society—in fact, a diverse world, and we must learn to live in peace and with respect for each other.”
30) “Wolverine is one of the best characters ever created in fiction. I blew it by not coming up with the idea first.”
31) “With great power comes great responsibility.”
32) “Howard the Duck…should have been good, but every mistake in the book was made with that movie, and it didn’t work. I didn’t want to butt-in…”
33) “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?”
34) “We all wish we had superpowers. We all wish we could do more than we can do.”
35) “Just because you have superpowers, that doesn’t mean your love life would be perfect. I don’t think superpowers automatically means there won’t be any personality problems, family problems or even money problems. I just tried to write characters who are human beings who also have superpowers.”
36) “Let’s lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them—to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are.”
37) “Reading is very good.”
38) “There must always be those with the fire of rebellion in their blood! There must always be those who will dare to fight an unbeatable enemy! Only thus can the race of man remain strong and fearless!”
39) “The pleasure of reading a story and wondering what will come next for the hero is a pleasure that has lasted for centuries and, I think, will always be with us.”
40) “I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.”
41) “There’s never a time when I’m not working. I don’t take vacations.”
42) “For years, kids have been asking me what’s the greatest superpower. I always say luck. If you’re lucky, everything works. I’ve been lucky.”
43) .“The world has always been a comic book world to me.”
44) “Another definition of a hero is someone who is concerned about other people’s well-being and will go out of his or her way to help them–even if there is no chance of a reward. That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”
45) “I’ve been the luckiest man in the world because I’ve had friends, and to have the right friends is everything: people you can depend on, people who tell you the truth if you ask something.”
46) “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
47) “Luck’s a revolving door, you just need to know when it’s your time to walk through.”
48) “‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ may be alien concepts to him, Ben.”
49) “I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me.”
50) “If you wanna be an artist, carry sketch pad with you, and sketch everything you see. Get so you can draw anything and it looks like what it’s supposed to be.”
51) “Every day, there’s a new development. there;’s no limit to the things that are happening.”
52) “If I’m half as good as everybody said I am, I’m far too good to be wasting time with ordinary people. But I seem to be spending my life with ordinary people, who are the best people in the world.”
53) “I think people have always loved things that are bigger than life, things that are imaginative.”
54) “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.”
55) “To my way of thinking, whether it’s a superhero movie or a romance or a comedy or whatever, the most important thing is you’ve got to care about the characters. You’ve got to understand the characters and you’ve got to be interested. If the characters are interesting, you’re halfway home.“
56) “While no one is expected to leap tall buildings in a single bound, our aspiring heroes will be tested on their courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion and resourcefulness–the stuff of all true superheroes.”
57) “What the hell could you do? I’ve never been arrested, I haven’t taken drugs, I’ve had the same wife for 45 years…where’s anything of interest to people?”
58) “Wherever we find news, excitement, mystery and adventure, there, too, we find the newspaper reporter. Always on the alert for something new, ready to risk his very life for a scoop and finding adventure in every corner of the globe.”
59) “I guess one person can make a difference.”
60) “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. ”
61) “If you’re writing about a character, if he’s a powerful character, unless you give him vulnerability I don’t think he’ll be as interesting to the reader.”
62) “Face front, true believers!”
63) “To tell you the truth, I never thought of myself as much of a success.”
64) “I like Silver Surfer because he’s the most philosophical, always philosophizing about the human race and the human condition and why people are the way they are, why they don’t appreciate this wonderful planet they live on…he has a nice moral tone.”
65) “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.”
66) “I don’t have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines.”
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