Comics Quotes

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Warren Ellis
“Did you ever want to set someone's head on fire, just to see what it looked like? Did you ever stand in the street and think to yourself, I could make that nun go blind just by giving her a kiss? Did you ever lay out plans for stitching babies and stray cats into a Perfect New Human? Did you ever stand naked surrounded by people who want your gleaming sperm, squirting frankincense, soma and testosterone from every pore? If so, then you're the bastard who stole my drugs Friday night. And I'll find you. Oh, yes.”
Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 5: Lonely City

Dr. Seuss
“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”
Dr. Seuss

Bill Watterson
“The world isn't fair, Calvin."
"I know Dad, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?”
Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Grant Morrison
“Adults...struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multibillion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night, when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it's not real.”
Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

Bill Watterson
“Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!”
Bill Watterson

Art Spiegelman
“Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.”
Art Spiegelman

Warren Ellis
“Dance like you're stamping on a human face forever, love like you've been in a serious car crash that minced the front of your brain, stab like no one can arrest you, and live like there's no such thing as God.”
Warren Ellis

Kasie West
“My bookcase is all yours."
I walked to the door. "I've just decided that those are my favorite five words in the world.”
Kasie West, Pivot Point

Bill Watterson
“I have all these great genes, but they're recessive. That's the problem here.”
Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Willingham
“I'm about to start reading it again, because what good is a story you only want to read once?”
Bill Willingham

Grant Morrison
“I just wanted all the wars to be over so that we could spend the money on starships and Mars colonies.”
Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

Edward W. Said
“I don't remember when exactly I read my first comic book, but I do remember exactly how liberated and subversive I felt as a result.”
Edward Said, Palestine

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

Mark Waid
“Socrates should have written comics.”
Mark Waid

Bill Watterson
“Verbing weirds language.”
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Grant Morrison
“It's salt. Why don't you sprinkle some on me, honey? Aren't I just good enough to eat?”
Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

“All those years I thought that it was power that brought responsibility. It's not. I was wrong.

It's responsibility that brings power. It's knowing what needs to be done that brings strength. And courage.”
Peter Parker

Grant Morrison
“Einstein was wrong! I'M the speed of like CRACKING through shivery rainbows and GOD the sky whirls and withers like a melting RAINBOW!”
Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

Kurt Busiek
“Maybe I had a "secret identity", but then when you think about it, don't we all? A part of ourselves very few people ever get to see. The part we think of as "me". The part that deals with the big stuff. Makes the real choices. The part everything else is a reflection of.”
Kurt Busiek, Superman: Secret Identity

Will Eisner
“Comics deal with two fundamental communicating devices: words and images. Admittedly this is an arbitrary separation. But, since in the modern world of communication they are treated as independent disciplines, it seems valid. Actually, the are derivatives of a single origin and in the skillful employment of words and images lies the expressive potential of the medium.”
Will Eisner, Comics and Sequential Art

Robert Kirkman
“You have a valid complaint, and I do recognize it ... but you are reading into things a little bit. Just the same, I will do my best to make horrible things happen to a bunch of white people before something else so graphic hits a minority character.”
Robert Kirkman

Will Eisner
“Thus, sped by currents of curiosity afloat the swift river of rumor do secrets sail to strange ports.”
Will Eisner, Comics and Sequential Art

Grant Morrison
“These characters were like twelve-bar blues or other chord progressions. Given the basic parameters of Batman, different creators could play very different music.”
Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

“Through lightest dark or darkest light, You dont need no bling to join the fight. We're mercs with mouths and so much more, Yippee-ki-yay, we're the Deadpool Corps!”
Deadpool

“Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.”
Al Capp

Grant Morrison
“Kipling: Where's your sense of humor?
Rebis: We're working on reconstructing it...”
Grant Morrison, Doom Patrol, Vol. 2: The Painting That Ate Paris

Tanya Masse
“WINE! Because these problems aren’t going to forget THEMSELVES!”
Comic Strip Mama

Stephan Pastis
“The phrase 'I just turn on my monkey and it makes me feel good' sounds very dirty, but I can't explain why. It's great to try to use expressions like that on the comics page. People want to complain but they can't, because they can't figure out quite what they should be complaining about.”
Stephan Pastis

Sanhita Baruah
“In the midst of the vagaries of life, they provide us a trip to the land of goodness and fairies, of imaginations and possibilities.
A childhood that wasn't spent watching cartoons or reading comic strips, no wonder, seems too dull to imagine.”
Sanhita Baruah

Stephan Pastis
“When you can't draw chameleons and you can't draw blenders, it's a bad idea to write strips where chameleons become blenders.”
Stephan Pastis, Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

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