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40 Legendary Stan Lee Quotes to Remember

Dan Western



40 Legendary Stan Lee Quotes to Remember

Stan Lee was a comic-book writer, editor, publisher, and icon of the Marvel Universe. He was editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

Unfortunately, Stan Lee passed away on the 12th November, 2018, at the age of 95. Although he has now passed, his work shall not be forgotten, and his legacy will continue to live on through Marvel.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Stan Lee Quotes:


40 Inspiring Stan Lee Quotes

1. “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee

2. “Nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” – Stan Lee

3. “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

4. “Excelsior!” – Stan Lee

5. “My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life…then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.” – Stan Lee

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

7. “It’s just, it’s fun to stay in the game.” – Stan Lee

8. “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

9. “Everybody learns differently and everybody gets to a certain point from a different direction.” – Stan Lee

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10th of 40 Stan Lee Quotes

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


11. “I’ve been very lucky. All I wanted was to pay the rent. Then these characters took off and suddenly there were Hulk coffee mugs and Iron Man lunchboxes and The Avengers sweatshirts everywhere. Money’s okay, but what I really like is working. – Stan Lee

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

13. “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

14. “Negative information is that which, immediately upon acquiring, causes the recipient to know less than he did before.” – Stan Lee

15. “I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them.“ – Stan Lee

16. “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

17. “I am very lucky because everything that I do is exciting to me. It’s always new.” – Stan Lee

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

19. “Reading is very good. And you can quote me!” – Stan Lee


20th of 40 Stan Lee Quotes

20. “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


21. “I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.” – Stan Lee

22. “I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try and be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.” – Stan Lee

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

24. “If you enjoy what you do, if you are interested in what you do, I really think that’s the best situation.” – Stan Lee

25. “Money’s okay, but what I really like is working.” – Stan Lee

26. “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

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

28. “Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today.” – Stan Lee

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


30th of 40 Stan Lee Quotes

30. “Luck is one of the most important things in the world and it really has a role to play in everything.” – Stan Lee


31. “To tell you the truth, I never thought of myself as much of a success.” – Stan Lee

32. “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

33. “We all wish we had super powers. We all wish we could do more than we can do.” – Stan Lee

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

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

36. “Anything that entertains, that takes people away from their own problems, is good.” – Stan Lee

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37. “Every day there’s a new development…there’s no limit to the things that are happening.” – Stan Lee

38. “Comic books themselves are getting more literate. And there are people who are screenwriters and television writers and novelists who are writing for the comics, for some reason, they love doing it and some of the art work in the comics, I mean it rivals anything you’ll see hanging on the walls of museums, they’re illustrations more than drawings and all the people are discovering this and they’re turning on to it.” – Stan Lee

39. “Negative information is that which, immediately upon acquiring, causes the recipient to know less than he did before.” – Stan Lee

40. “To me everything is fun. I’ve started Twittering or tweeting recently and that’s been fun.” – Stan Lee



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R.I.P. Stan Lee (1922-2018)

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."



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