Graphic Novel Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like "maybe we should just be friends" or "how very perceptive" turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.”
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

Stan Lee
“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
Stan Lee

“To insinuate that I would break an oath that I made to the ALMIGHTY for my own personal gain is an insult. An insult to me and an insult to the Order. An insult, worthy of death.”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

Bryan Lee O'Malley
“Every time you look up at the stars, it’s like opening a door. You could be anyone, anywhere. You could be yourself at any moment in your life. You open that door and you realize you’re the same person under the same stars. Camping out in the backyard with your best friend, eleven years old. Sixteen, driving alone, stopping at the edge of the city, looking up at the same stars. Walking a wooded path, kissing in the moonlight, look up and you’re eleven again. Chasing cats in a tiny town, you’re eleven again, you’re sixteen again. You’re in a rowboat. You’re staring out the back of a car. Out here where the world begins and ends, it’s like nothing ever stops happening.”
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Lost at Sea

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies...but the silence of our friends.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Mark Long, The Silence of Our Friends

“Boy, you are a hothead, Bane. Your rage makes you an exceptional warrior but quite a boring conversationalist. Good thing I did not keep you for your manners and charm, eh? Now calm down, your spittle is getting all over me, my feet do not require a shower."
-Michael, The ArchAngel”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

Neil Gaiman
“For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.”
Neil Gaiman, Dream Country

Neil Gaiman
“There is a madness, yes, this is true. Few mortals possess it, the willingness to step away from the protection of sanity. To walk into the wild wood of madness...”
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

J. Michael Straczynski
“When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree by the river of truth, and tell the whole world 'No, You Move.”
J. Michael Straczynski

“You heard me. A creature from another world, a dark world, lurks the halls of Hellgate, tormenting victims at will. A grotesque, gnarled, twisted creature, with thick iron stakes impaled into its body, whip marks across its chest and back-- the beast got inside my brain.”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

“I would have hoped you would have learned by now. No matter, a man who refuses to face his destiny offers himself to the GOD of chance—and chance is a wayward bitch.”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

“Everyone is so enamored with the puppet; they never notice the man pulling the strings.”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

“The Order? Here inside such a weak soul?”
“His spirit is failing, his faith too old."
“He cannot be saved."
“Few have tried."
“He is consumed by the lion."
“He is overtaken by pride.”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

Fiona Staples
“Please read this [book] so I'll have someone to talk about it with? I'll get you cigarettes.”
Fiona Staples, Saga, Vol. 2

“Monster? Monster, you say?” He scratched his chest, blood dripping from what seemed to be an old wound. “No, my friend. I have SEEN real monsters. I have faced real darkness, heart beating out of your chest with death all around you. The stench of piss and shit as men empty themselves in their final moments. I have experienced real terror. Terror, a simple man like you, could never fathom”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

“You are one, and we are many, We are everywhere and nowhere at the same time. We are the face of justice.”
J.B. Lion, The Seventh Spark: Volume One – Knights of the Trinity

Diana Gabaldon
“It would ha' been a good deal easier, if ye'd only been a witch.”
Diana Gabaldon, The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

Brian Azzarello
“Imagination is just what others use to get things they can't understand into their heads. Rarely – if ever – do they actually fit there.
-Hermes”
Brian Azzarello, Wonder Woman, Volume 1: Blood

Peter J. Tomasi
“Show some respect. They were your grandparents. -Batman
Just names and dusty frames on the wall to me. -Damien
I take exception to that. There is not a speck of dust collecting on those portraits. -Alfred”
Peter J. Tomasi, Batman and Robin, Volume 1: Born to Kill

David Mazzucchelli
“Me? I like wearing a condom. It means I'm having sex. I already spend most of my time NOT wearing one. It's like a tuxedo - I enjoy putting one on for special occasions.”
David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp

Rod Espinosa
“Alice: I didn't know that cheshire cats grinned. In fact, I didn't know that cats could grin.

Duchess: They can, and most of 'em do.”
Rod Espinosa, Alice in Wonderland

“I, the great and powerful D.S. will create a harem for all the women in the world!!!! For a woman, no greater joy exists in the entire universe than to fuck me, the ultimate sex symbol!!!”
Kazushi Hagiwara

Molly Ostertag
“Sometimes you have to let your life get messy. That's how you get to the good parts”
Molly Ostertag, The Girl from the Sea

Richard Finney
“You retain the Ki. Whether or not you become a warrior is for you to discover.”
Richard Finney, Wind Raider Volume 1

Molly Brooks
“Bringing creatures to life all by yourself is mad-science territory. This is how people get eaten by their own creations, or grow prehensile tails.

Do you want to grow a prehensile tail, and end up like Dr. Gorges?”
Molly Brooks, Sanity & Tallulah

Molly Brooks
“Mom thinks I'll accidentally stow away on a smuggler ship and embark on a life of crime or something.

As if.”
Molly Brooks, Sanity & Tallulah

Eileen Gillick
“You're dirty but I like you!”
Eileen Gillick, When I Was a Baby

David Lapham
“All myths originate with truth, sometimes it is to raise the influence of a religion by pacifying fears. Sometimes the reality is far more frightening.”
David Lapham, The Strain, Volume 2

Alison Bechdel
“I didn't know there were women who wore men's clothes and had men's haircuts. But like a traveler in a foreign country who runs into someone from home - someone they've never spoken to but know by sight - I recognized her with a surge of joy.”
Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

“Oh? You're held to a different standard because of others' preconceptions?”
Crystal Frasier, Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms

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