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45 Famous Stan Lee Quotes about Hero, Life, Heroism and Excelsior

Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.



The Stanley Martin Lieber is the person who universally known as Stan Lee. He was an American comic writer and editor. He has published his articles on many platforms, worked as media producer, he hosted many television programs, as an actor and voice recorder.

He started his career with the “Marvel Comics” as an office boy. He is widely known to create the superheroes the ‘Spider-Man’, and ‘iron men’, ‘The Hulk’ and the ‘X-men’, ‘Thor’ and the ‘Doctor Strange’, etc.

He earned popularity nationwide by creating the superheroes, specially ‘The Fantastic Four’ where he made the superheroes in the imperfect form to sale the ideas of perfectly capable hero. It was one and only Lee who made the Marvel Comics as a multimedia corporation, through a very small division of publishing house.

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He is extremely enthusiastic and specified to his work, his life spreads many positivity on society while on the other hand, Stan Lee Quotes inspires many people from all the age groups.

Here is famous list of Stan Lee Quotes

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

2.“Face front, true believers!”

3.“Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.”

4.“Nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.”

5.“And now, until we meet again, may the blessings of Asgard be showered upon you!”

6.“I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them.”

7.“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.”

8.“You have to be appreciative.”

9.“We all want to do more than what we are doing. That’s why we all want we have a superpower.”

10.“These stories of people with unusual powers and unusual appearances, who do unusual things, people are always fascinated by them.”

11.“For men must feel a cause is hopeless… men must never feel an enemy cannot be beaten.”

12.“I don’t have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines.”

13.“I don’t sound disloyal, but I’ve never had a pair of Marvel pyjamas or underwear. I do have a lot of Marvel figurines at home in a cabinet. Every time they make a new Marvel figure I put it in my cabinet.”

14.“‘Nuff Said!”

15.“Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.”

16.“If you’re doing work you love, it’s not work, it’s play… I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.”

17.“All that matters is how you see yourself.”

18.“If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going!”

19.“I have always included minority characters in my stories, often as heroes. 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.”

20.“If you have an idea that you genuinely think is good.. don’t let some idiot talk you out of it.”

21.“I guess one person can make a difference.”

22.“I have always tried to have a message, not to be a preacher, but a message that shows it’s better to be a good guy than a bad guy, and I try to make it clear that doing the right thing is more attractive than not.”

23.“Duane just kept working, not even looking up. We”

24.“With great power comes great responsibility.”

25.“I think the world has a place for gay superheroes, certainly.”

26.“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.”

27.“Good” and “Bad” may be alien concepts to him, Ben.”

28.“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.”

29.“Life is never completely without its challenges.”

30.“The only advice anybody can give is if you want to be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.”

31.“Writing is a fun job and it doesn’t matter what you’re writing.”

32.“Just because you have superpowers, that doesn’t mean your love life would be perfect. I don’t think superpowers automatically mean 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.”

34.“What is more real? A world that we are born into or the one we create ourselves?”

35.“It’s fun doing something that hasn’t been done before”

36.“Comic Books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.”

37.“I never thought that Spider-Man would become the world wide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would sell and I’d keep my job.”

38.“If Shakespeare and Michelangelo were alive today, and if they decided to collaborate on a comic, Shakespeare would write the script and Michelangelo would draw it. How could anybody say that this wouldn’t be as worthwhile an artform as anything on earth?”

39.“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. If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going!”

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

41.“Reading is very good. And you can quote me!”

42.“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.”

43.“I’m a guy who knows nothing… I wouldn’t know a gamma ray if it walked in here and hit me. I don’t know what a cosmic ray is. But they sound good! And that’s the important thing.”

44.“Your humans slaughter each other because of the color of your skin, or your faith or your plitics – or for no reason at all – too many of you hate as easily as you draw breath. – Magneto.””

45.“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.”

Childhood & Early Life – Stan lee

Stan Lee is not a living person today, but he is alive in many hearts in many way, this legend born on28 December 1922 in the city of New York. Jack Lieber (his father) was a dress cutter, but faced the crises just after the Great Depression after the world war II. His family also faced the circumstances of this crises in the form of financial difficulties, and had to live in a one-bedroom congested apartment. Lee joined the “DeWitt Clinton High School” along the minor jobs such as writing tributes/articles to publish them for the National Tuberculosis Center (TBC), Being child he just spoiled his life by reading comic books and watching all sort of movies. He dreamt to become the best writeron ‘The Great American Novel’. He got hire as an assistant in “Timely Comics” and after a very short time of span he became an interim editor.

The Marvel Age – Stan lee

Although the superheroes Superman and Batman was in the center of attention for a decade earlier, until 1950s, these superheroes reallyhold the public imagination for a very long time. In the era of 60s, Lee struggled to create another hero that can fit his tried-and-tested formula, but didn’t get the expected results as his previous creatures. Just after a few months he turned off the ongoing “Amazing Spider-Man” series into the “Fantastic Four” which got the bestselling title. Lee wrote a lot for Marvel’s books inthe sixties, mainlyhe used the so-called Marvel Methodology on writing, he provided artists, they would draw the expect face of creature, and he addeddialogue and captions after looking at the fact and figures.

Personal Life & Legacy– Stan lee

Lee got married in 1947, to Joan Clayton Boocock. They lived together on Long Island starting few years of their marriage. They blessed with a daughter, named her Joan Celia in short ‘J.C.’ after a few years Lee and Joan blessed with a boy, and named him Jan Lee, who died infant. The live of the legendary Stan Lee got an end at the age of 95, on November 12, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Career – Stan Lee

In 1939 he took a big step of his career by entering into the “Timely Comics”. In 1941, Lee got the opportunities for the actual comics on backup feature. This time he created “Destroyer in Mystic Comics No. 6’”, another master piece the “Jack Frost in USA Comic No. 1” and the “Father Time in Captain America Comics No.6”. In 1942, he served in the United States Army in the Signal Corps. He didn’t stop his writing abilities here and continued to write manuals, training films and slogans, that is why he is popular as ‘playwright’ in the military.In 50s, Lee associated with his colleague Jack Kirby, with his collaboration they created superheroes team that called ‘Fantastic Four’, that includes ‘Hulk’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’, ‘Spider-Man, ‘X-Men’, ‘Doctor Strange’, etc.Throughout 1960s, he directed the scripted art and edited them for Marvel’s series.

Onward 1975 he gained the popularity in public figure for Marvel Comics. Lee dreamt always to become bigger to biggest, in 1981 he was given the role for the development of Marvel’s TV and its properties, for which he shifted to California. In 1998, Lee collaborated with Peter Paul to starta new Internet-based creation, for the ‘Stan Lee Media’.

The grown company gained huge success but with a misfortune and closed down because of some legal issues. He involved in the DC Comics, in his creative career for the very first time in his life in 2000, and launched ‘Just Imagine…’ in the series, where he re-created the superheroes of DC such as, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.In 2001, the formationof ‘POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment’ was the greatest creation with the collaboration of Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman.At the time Lee finished 65 years of his life with Marvel, he honored in 2006, by publication of series in one-shot comics.In which Lee showed interactions with his co-creations like ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Doctor Strange’.

In 2007, Stan Lee’s action figures launched in the Comic-Con International, to give him an honor. 2008 was the busiest year of Lee life, he published the ‘Stan Lee Presents Election Daze: What Are They Really Saying?’, with the collaboration of“Hiroyuki Takei on Karakuridoji Ultimo”. In 2010, Lee’s Entertainmentcompany did a partnership with Guardian Media Entertainment. He also announced to write a live-action on music for ‘The Yin and Yang Battle of Tao’. In the same year he announced a new ‘YouTube’ channel, and named it ‘Stan Lee’s World of Heroes’. He also wrote a book, ‘Zodiac’, with the help of Stuart Moore, this book released on 2015.

Awards & Achievements

For the innovative contribution in the comic world Lee won a hug e number of awards like,

  • National Medal of Arts,
  • Saturn Awards, Scream Awards,
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame,
  • Producers Guild of America,
  • Visual Effects Society Awards, etc.
Last Words

Because of blackness in his early education in his childhood, he was not assumed as a bright student. But the enjoyment of childhood became his passion, and he gained the popularity in it. his creation ‘The Fantastic Four’ superheroes team, which published in Marvel in the early 60s with the collaboration of his colleague Jack Kirby, considered as his most famous work of life which made him a phenomenon in the‘comic-writing world’. His whole life’s struggles and the Stan Lee’s quotes are the true inspiration for every parent and individual.

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