Superhero Quotes

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Patricia Briggs
“That’s a pretty lame superhero name,” I told him.

“Scooby-Doo is already taken,” he said with dignity. “Anything else sounds lame in comparison.”
Patricia Briggs, Bone Crossed

Criss Jami
“The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“When you're truly awesome, you know that it's actually a burden and wish day after day to be relieved of such a curse. Think of about 95% of the superheroes.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Anthon St. Maarten
“In this lifetime we are like Superman who must remain disguised as the nerdy newspaper journalist Clark Kent, or Harry Potter and his friends who are not allowed to do magic while they are on holiday, away from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry... but even Harry Potter and Clark Kent get to tap into their ‘special powers’ once in a while, especially when the going gets tough.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

Leigh Bardugo
“Sure we do," said Theo, swatting at a branch. "We get to the spring, Alia gets cured. We argue over the best choice for our We Saved The World victory dance."
"I do enjoy your optimism," said Diana.
"And I admire your ability to lift a car over your head without breaking a sweat and look fine as hell doing it," said Theo with a bow.”
Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Alan Moore
“Please! Don't all leave. Somebody has to do it, don't you see? Somebody has to save the world...”
Alan Moore, Watchmen

Crystal Woods
“I'm such a strong human being. I amaze myself even. If only you knew what I've been up against, you'd want my autograph. I'm a real life superhero.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Leigh Bardugo
“You cannot make this kind of decision," he said. "Go off with someone you barely know. You're seventeen."
"And you're the guy who got drunk on eggnog last Christmas and danced to 'Turn The Beat Around' in Aunt Rachel's wig, so stop acting like you're in charge."
"We agreed not to mention that ever again," Jason whispered furiously.”
Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer

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

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.
Brian Azzarello, Wonder Woman, Volume 1: Blood

Joe R. Lansdale
“I thanked him and he asked me if my cape got caught on stuff when I was running and jumping, and I said, "Sometimes.”
Joe R. Lansdale

“Well," Mr. Cheeseman interjected. "Perhaps there's an easy solution to this. Maybe Captain Fabulous has an alter ego."
"What's an alter ego?" asked Gerard.
"It's a superhero's true but secret identity," said Chip. "You know, the way that Superman is really Clark Kent." "Superman is really Clark Kent?"
"It's pretty obvious," said Penny. "To everyone but you and Lois Lane."
"Okay," Gerard conceded. "Captain Fabulous's alter ego will be...Teddy Roosevelt.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

Alan Moore
“To my mind, this embracing of what were unambiguously children's characters at their mid-20th century inception seems to indicate a retreat from the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence. It looks to me very much like a significant section of the public, having given up on attempting to understand the reality they are actually living in, have instead reasoned that they might at least be able to comprehend the sprawling, meaningless, but at-least-still-finite 'universes' presented by DC or Marvel Comics. I would also observe that it is, potentially, culturally catastrophic to have the ephemera of a previous century squatting possessively on the cultural stage and refusing to allow this surely unprecedented era to develop a culture of its own, relevant and sufficient to its times.”
Alan Moore

Colleen Hoover
“Anyone who has ever left a manipulative, abusive spouse and somehow stayed that course deserves a medal. A statue. A freaking superhero movie.

Society has obviously been worshipping the wrong heroes this whole time because I'm convinced it takes less strength to pick up a building than it does to permanently leave an abusive situation.”
Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us

Paul Tobin
“Lots of men think that women should tell the truth, explain their feelings. These men should use their wishes more wisely. (Prepare To Die!, p.27)”
Paul Tobin, Prepare to Die!

Chelsea M. Campbell
“I've been kidnapped by a madman in tights and a cape.”
Chelsea M. Campbell

Reece Hirsch
“During the years of struggling to make partner, he had sometimes entertained the comical notion that making partner would imbue him with new powers, like a budding superhero who had been bitten by a radioactive spider. It appeared that any superpowers he had gained did not include the ability to pick up women in bars.”
Reece Hirsch, The Insider

Victor Methos
“You are dealing with national security. Anything labeled a national security issie is taken out from the system. There is no due process, no lawyers. They may do with us what they wish. Fear is a government's greatest weapon. With it, they can convince a people that they need to abandon their freedom. In exchange, they get safety. Of course, you just trade one monster for another, but by the time the people realize this, it is too late. -- Excerpt from Superhero.”
Victor Methos

Hasil Paudyal
“When I was small I felt like a Superhero as my father threw me up in the air.
Now after reaching this success peak I unmask - Real Superhero made me Superhero!”
Hasil Paudyal

“It is remarkable that a fist-gnawingly dire England performance still has the power to shock, when in some ways this one had all the exquisite unpredictability of Norman Wisdom approaching a banana skin in the immediate vicinity of a swimming pool...
The England shirt is the precise opposite of a superhero costume, turning men with extraordinary abilities into mild-mannered guys next door. Were Stephen Fry to pull it on, he would struggle to string a sentence together. Were Lucian Freud to slip it over his head he would turn his easel round to reveal a childlike scribble of a cat.”
Marina Hyde

Kipjo K. Ewers
“When it becomes acceptable to kill another man or woman, childhood dies.” whispered Laurence. “When it becomes acceptable to kill a child…humanity dies.”
Kipjo Kenyatta Ewers, Eye of Ra

“The superhero universe is a uniquely American mythology. It replaces the mythology America never had. Native Americans have a long history, but the world knows very little about that history. The fact that colonial America has no history – in the sense of a history stretching back thousands of years – is a fact that haunts the American psyche. The Americans are always in the business of filling that vacuum.”
David Sinclair, Superheroes and Presidents: How Absurd Stories Have Poisoned the American Mind

“Superheroes are the story of America. They are the means America uses to tell its story, and it sees itself as the ultimate superhero. America is the most mythical country in the world because, ironically, it has the least myths of its own. America isn’t an inventive country, it’s a re-inventive country. It’s always stealing from everywhere else and repurposing it. Why is Hollywood in the USA and not in Europe? It’s because America is a laboratory for reinventing and representing old stories, for continually mythologizing itself, in order to establish for itself a set of myths such as other, much more historical nations, have naturally. But America is now running out of stories, and is plundering its own stories that it has already told so often. How many times do we need to see Spiderman’s Origin Story, or Superman’s, or Batman’s? The same old material is being endlessly recycled. America has run out of stories, and that’s why it’s going into a steep decline. It can’t inflate itself any more. The wells of its imagination have run dry.”
David Sinclair, Superheroes and Presidents: How Absurd Stories Have Poisoned the American Mind

“Superheroes are supposedly great beings who rise to help humanity through its darkest hours. Who needs these preposterous figures? They are just the continuation of messianism by other means. Humanity needs to help itself and stop looking to fantasy beings to help it out. You will never resolve your problems while you are expecting a deus ex machina to bail you out.”
David Sinclair, Superheroes and Presidents: How Absurd Stories Have Poisoned the American Mind

“Superman – Moses in a costume, with his underpants on the outside. Captain America – the poster boy of the mad American patriot. Wonder Woman wore a bathing suit bearing the American flag. She was as beautiful as Aphrodite, as wise as Athena, as strong as Hercules, and as swift and as great a warrior as Diana. Superheroes fought enemy spies at home. They battled reds under the beds. America is a mythological country in the modern world. By surrounding itself with modern myths, it has made itself less and less real. America simulates being a real country via its modern myths, but only succeeds in become phonier.”
David Sinclair, Superheroes and Presidents: How Absurd Stories Have Poisoned the American Mind

“America is no longer a real country. It’s a reality TV set. The UK, the effective 51st State of America, isn’t far behind. China isn’t mired in superhero culture. It’s obsessed with making itself truly great. The USA and the UK are up to their necks in their demented fantasies. They have a comic-book psyche. Superhero stories and deranged conspiracy theories are the only things they understand. It’s all coming down. It’s all falling apart. Mad beliefs produce mad people, and a mad people is a doomed people. Enough of superheroes. The people themselves must become the heroes, or it’s game over.”
David Sinclair, Superheroes and Presidents: How Absurd Stories Have Poisoned the American Mind

G. Willow Wilson
“Sometimes you have to face the end of the world ... to find the beginning of something better.”
G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days

“The Western mind is highly geared up for believing immensely dumb things thanks to the astonishing prevalence of 'superhero' culture – a literally spectacular vehicle for the most delusional magical thinking, entirely religious in its fundamental nature since it is so reliant on an assortment of weird messiahs with their various super powers coming to save humanity. What is entirely absent from superhero movies is ordinary people with agency, capable of changing the world themselves without any superheroes, which is to say without divine intervention.”
David Sinclair, Lucid Sex: Revolutionize Your Sex Life

“Superheroes are just Jesus Christ with a penchant for extreme violence (i.e., Jesus Christ perfected by the Second Amendment!). To enjoy a superhero movie, you already need to be ninety percent Christian in your basic worldview.”
David Sinclair, Lucid Sex: Revolutionize Your Sex Life

Barbara Kingsolver
“Maggot calmed me down by explaining Bible stories were a category of superhero comics.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Demon Copperhead

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