35 Inspirational Stan Lee Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Stan Lee Quotes On Success

Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who was active from the 1940s to the 2010s. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics’ primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry. In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writer/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man. In doing so, he pioneered a more naturalistic approach to writing superhero comics in the 1960s, and in the 1970s he challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies. In the 1980s he pursued the development of Marvel properties in other media, with mixed results. Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, he remained a public figurehead for the company and frequently made cameo appearances in films based on Marvel characters, on which he received an honorary ‘executive producer’ credit. Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s, until his death in 2018. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going.” Stan Lee

2. “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

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

4. “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

5. “Life is never completely without challenges.” Stan Lee

6. “We all wish we had superpowers. We all wish we could do more than we can do.” Stan Lee

7. “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

8. “The world has always been a comic book world to me.” Stan Lee

9. “No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that they wish was not the way it is.” Stan Lee

10. “Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown ups.” Stan Lee

11. “We’ve got to be more worldwide. We’ll keep going.” Stan Lee

12. “You have to be appreciative.” Stan Lee

13. “Every day, there’s a new development. there;’s no limit to the things that are happening.” Stan Lee

14. “I love Marvel.” Stan Lee

15. “I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.” Stan Lee

16. “Reading is very good.” Stan Lee

17. “Face front, true believers.” Stan Lee

18. “It’s a lot of work, but if you really have it in you, it’s not like work. It becomes fun.” Stan Lee

19. “I don’t really see a need to retire as long as I am having fun.” Stan Lee

20. “It’s fun doing something that hasn’t been done before.” Stan Lee

21. “I don’t analyse things too closely. I find the more you analyse, the more you get away from spontaneity.” Stan Lee

22. “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.” Stan Lee

23. “The power of prayer is still the greatest ever known in this endless eternal universe.” Stan Lee

24. “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

25. “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.” Stan Lee

26. “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 half-way home. Stan Lee

27. “America is made of different races and different religions, but we’re all co-travellers on the spaceship Earth and must respect and help each other along the way.” Stan Lee

28. “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.” Stan Lee

29. “There’s never a time when I’m not working. I don’t take vacations.” Stan Lee

30. “With great power comes great responsibility.” Stan Lee

31. “Being a geek has become a badge of honour.” Stan Lee

32. “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.” Stan Lee

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

34. “It’s got to come from inside of you.” Stan Lee

35. “I guess one person can make a difference.” Stan Lee

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