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30 Exciting Stan Lee Quotes That Remind You Of His Legacy

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Stan Lee is admittedly one of the most famous comic book writers the world has ever seen. He was Marvel Comics’ primary creative leader for two years. The content at Marvel is essentially his brainchild. A lot of us are extremely thankful to him for having made our childhood so memorable! Find some of the most famous Stan Lee quotes below!

30 Stan Lee Quotes for Readers to Enjoy: From Marvel’s Godfather Himself

Stan Lee Quotes on Writing

#1. “The only advice anybody can give is if you want to be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.” – Stan Lee

#2. “To me, writing is fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story.” – Stan Lee

#3. “I’m just somebody who tries to write things that entertain people. And if I can do it in a way that makes them prefer to emulate the good guy than the bad guy, I’m happy.” – Stan Lee

#4. “I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me.” – Stan Lee

#5. “I think the way you become a good storyteller is to read a lot of stories and evaluate them in your own mind.” – Stan Lee

#6. “To have an idea is the easiest thing in the world. Everybody has ideas. But you have to take that idea and make it into something people will respond to – that’s hard.” – Stan Lee

#7. “The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” – Stan Lee

#8. “I don’t have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines.” – Stan Lee

#9. “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.” – Stan Lee

Stan Lee Quotes on Marvel

#10. “Marvel is a cornucopia of fantasy, a wild idea, a swashbuckling attitude, an escape from the humdrum and prosaic. It’s a serendipitous feast for the mind, the eye, and the imagination, a literate celebration of unbridled creativity, coupled with a touch of rebellion and an insolent desire to spit in the eye of the dragon.” – Stan Lee

#11. “Marvel Studios has depicted the Marvel superheroes so beautifully that the whole world loves them.” – Stan Lee

#12. “I love Marvel.” – Stan Lee

#13. “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.” – Stan Lee

Stan Lee Quotes on Life

#14. “Life is never completely without its challenges.” – Stan Lee

#15. “No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” – Stan Lee

#16. “I like being with people. I like talking to them. I like everything about my life, so it’s fun.” – Stan Lee

#17. “You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’” – Stan Lee

#18. “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.” – Stan Lee

#19. “I thought it would be great to do superheroes that have the same kind of life problems that any reader – that anybody could have.” – Stan Lee

Stan Lee Quotes on Comics

#20. “Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So, the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.” – Stan Lee

#21. “Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.” – Stan Lee

#22. “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?” – Stan Lee

#23. “Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So, the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.” – Stan Lee

#24. “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. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

#25. “Comic books sort of follow with the move – if people see the movie and if they’re interested in the character and want to see more of the character, they start buying the comic books. So, a good movie helps the sale of the comic books and the comic books help the movie and one hand washes the other. So, I don’t think there’s any reason to think that comics will die out.” – Stan Lee

Stan Lee Quotes On His Characters

#26. “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.” – Stan Lee

#27. “I always felt the ‘X-Men,’ in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject has come up in other titles, too. But we would never pound hard on the subject, which must be handled with care and intelligence.” – Stan Lee

#28. “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.” – Stan Lee

#29. “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.” – Stan Lee

Other Stan Lee Quotes

#30. “Welcome true believers, this is Stan Lee. We’re about to embark the exploration of a fantastic new universe and the best part is that you are gonna create it with me. You may know me as a storyteller, but hey on this journey consider me your guide. I provide the wide and wonderful worlds and you create the sights, sounds and adventures. All you need to take part is your brain.” – Stan Lee

Stan Lee, unfortunately, passed away when he was almost 98 years old. His work in Marvel’s Silver Age continues to entertain all of the world, with people from all ages enjoying his creations to date.

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