Stan Lee quotes

Born
December 28, 1922 New York City, U.S.

Died
November 12, 2018.

Occupation
Comic book writer.

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, he created many fictional characters like Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange and the Fantastic Four.

When I was a kid, my favorite superhero was Robin Hood.
– Stan Lee
Every day, there’s a new development. … There’s no limit to the things that are happening.
– Stan Lee
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.
– Stan Lee
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
I was stupid in a business way. I should have been greedier.
– Stan Lee
Reading is very good. And you can quote me!
– Stan Lee
The experience of reading a printed comic book will never change, but now, thanks to the digital age, there are many different ways to enjoy the same story. Digital comic books, of course, can be interactive in many different ways, allowing the reader to feel like a participant in the story.
– Stan Lee
I love Marvel and the people there. I’m glad I’m still part of it.
– Stan Lee
You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage?
– Stan Lee
I think superheroes are bigger than life and they’re very colorful.
– Stan Lee
To me, writing is fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story.
– Stan Lee
I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them.
– Stan Lee
Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.
– Stan Lee
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
I never understood why people take drugs. They’re habit forming and they can kill you. I didn’t need anything to pep me up or make me feel more creative, and I didn’t need them to help me with women.
– Stan Lee
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
Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.
– Stan Lee
There’s never a time when I’m not working. I don’t take vacations.
– Stan Lee
I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.
– Stan Lee
I grew up in New York City during the Depression. My earliest recollections were of my parents talking about what they would do if they didn’t have the rent money. Luckily, we were never evicted. But my father was unemployed most of the time.
– Stan Lee
Every kid wants to be an actor. When I was a kid, I thought, ‘Oh, it’d be great to be like Errol Flynn. I want to be an actor.’
– Stan Lee
The comic book industry has turned into the wellspring for all of these movies that are all based on the comic books.
– Stan Lee
I have always included minority characters in my stories, often as heroes.
– Stan Lee
It’s just, it’s fun to stay in the game.
– Stan Lee
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
Life is never completely without its challenges.
– Stan Lee
I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me.
– Stan Lee
I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.
– Stan Lee
I wouldn’t mind, if Peter Parker had originally been black, a Latino, an Indian, or anything else, that he stay that way. But we originally made him white. I don’t see any reason to change that.
– Stan Lee
The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.
– Stan Lee
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.
– Stan Lee
I like being with people. I like talking to them. I like everything about my life, so it’s fun.
– Stan Lee
Because I’ve spent most of my life with such a beautiful, talented, challenging female, I feel I’ve gained – and am still gaining – a great deal of knowledge about the feminine mystique and about personal relationships – knowledge which is so important to a writer.
– Stan Lee
If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going!
– Stan Lee
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.
– Stan Lee
When I was a kid, Disney was one of my gods. I just loved movies like ‘Snow White’ and ‘Pinocchio.’
– Stan Lee
When I was a kid, I loved reading Sherlock Holmes. Now, you don’t think of him as a superhero, but he was so damn much smarter than anybody else.
– Stan Lee
To tell you the truth, I never thought of myself as much of a success.
– Stan Lee
Singing a song, playing sports – anything that entertains, that takes people away from their own problems, is good.
– Stan Lee
The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.
– Stan Lee
I always wrote for myself. I figured I’m not that different from other people. If there’s a story I like a lot, there’s got to be others with similar tastes.
– Stan Lee
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.
– Stan Lee
All of the characters at Marvel were my ideas, but the ideas meant nothing unless I had somebody who could illustrate it.
– Stan Lee