The Marvel legend died aged 95. Here are some of Mr Lee’s wisest, iconic, and memorable quotes given during interviews. Throughout his life, the legendary creator of many beloved marvel superheroes won fans over with his passion for storytelling and sense of humor.
He used comic books to touch on racism and inequality, particularly in the X-Men universe. Lee’s interviews were filled with candid comments regarding his motivation, influential people in his life, and explanations of why fans are so fascinated by superheroes.
Here are Lee’s most memorable, heartfelt, and powerful quotes from his interviews:
“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.”
“I don’t have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines.”
“If I’m half as good as everybody said I am, I’m far too good to be wasting time with ordinary people. But I seem to be spending my life with ordinary people, who are the best people in the world.”
“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.”
“I’ve been the luckiest man in the world because I’ve had friends, and to have the right friends is everything: people you can depend on, people who tell you the truth if you ask something.”
“America is made of different races and different religions, but we’re all co-travelers on the spaceship Earth and must respect and help each other along the way.”
“For years, kids have been asking me what’s the greatest superpower. I always say luck. If you’re lucky, everything works. I’ve been lucky.”
“All I thought about when I wrote my stories was, ‘I hope that these comic books would sell so I can keep my job and continue to pay the rent.’ Never in a million years could I have imagined that it would turn into what it has evolved into nowadays.”
“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.”
“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: giants, witches, trolls, dinosaurs and dragons and all sorts of imaginative things. Then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales, but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.”