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Stan Lee is one of the most influential people in the comic book industry. He has created many legendary characters and stories, like Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, X-Men, Black Panther and more. Stan was born on December 28th 1922 in New York City to Romanian immigrants Celia (nee Solomon) and Jack Lieber. His family was Jewish. Stan grew up reading comics that his cousin had given him as a gift for his bar mitzvah and eventually became an assistant at Timely Comics where he would write scripts for artists such as Joe Simon who created Captain America or Bill Everett who co-created Submariner with Stan’s boss Charles Nicholas Curt Weisinger in 1939.

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About Stan Lee

birth of the author

December 28, 1922

death of the author

November 12, 2018

award of the author

The Will Eisner Award Hall Of Fame, Jack Kirby Hall Of Fame, National Medal Of Arts, Disney Legends


I love Marvel and the people there. I’m glad I’m still part of it. โ€” Stan Lee

There is only one who is all powerful, and his greatest weapon is love. โ€” Stan Lee

I’d like to own Intel… I’d like to own Microsoft… I’d love to have Warner Bros in my hip pocket. โ€” Stan Lee

Marvel Studios has depicted the Marvel superheroes so beautifully that the whole world loves them. โ€” Stan Lee

i love marvel and the people there i m glad i m still part of it Stan Lee quote

I’m warning you, I’m back again with new energy, and new care, and new protestations of the fact that i love my fans. โ€” Stan Lee

It’s wonderful on one level to see the things i love being shared by so many people. โ€” Stan Lee

The public always loves anything that’s different, as long as it’s wellโ€“made, if it’s wellโ€“done. You never know what to expect when you go to one of these soโ€“called superhero movies. โ€” Stan Lee

Usually, the biggest hangโ€“up is the script. You could have a script done in six months that you love, or it could be like The Fantastic Four it’s been almost 10 years. โ€” Stan Lee


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I love recording lines. It’s like being an actor without having to really act. โ€” Stan Lee

there is only one who is all powerful and his greatest weapon is love Stan Lee quote

I work with people and we come up with ideas for movies, television and things like that. It’s fun and I love doing it. โ€” Stan Lee

Nobody likes to be preached to. โ€” Stan Lee


I don’t expect every movie to be done exactly the way I would have done it. โ€” Stan Lee

I didn’t write ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ I’m not even sure who they all are. I can’t wait to see the movie. โ€” Stan Lee

When I was a kid, Disney was one of my gods. I just loved movies like ‘Snow White’ and ‘Pinocchio.’ โ€” Stan Lee

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I don’t know where the hell I’ll be in 5 years. Maybe I’ll be producing movies maybe I’ll be on a corner selling apples. I don’t know, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun. โ€” Stan Lee

Movies help the sales of the comics. โ€” Stan Lee

The movies have made the comic books much more valuable and more respected. โ€” Stan Lee

I am so impressed with people who can really make a big movie, a good movie. The amount of work that goes into it is incredible. โ€” Stan Lee

You always exaggerate things in a movie. If it makes a good visual and it excites the kids that’s good. โ€” Stan Lee

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I’m just working with ideas in my head and with drawings that the artists did. And suddenly to see these things come to life in moviesโ€“it’s just wonderful. โ€” Stan Lee


I hated teenagers in comics because they were always sidekicks. And I always felt if I were a superhero, there’s no way I’d pal around with some teenager, you know. โ€” Stan Lee

Comic books to me are fairy tales for grownโ€“ups. โ€” Stan Lee

I had a publisher who felt comics were just for little kiddies, so he never wanted me to use words of more than two syllables. โ€” Stan Lee

I was in the beginning when [comic book superheroes] started, but not anymore. Now I expect it. I’ve gotten very used to it. โ€” Stan Lee

comic books to me are fairy tales for grown ups Stan Lee quote

I enjoy the fact that we have these mobile comics now, which are sort of a cross between a comic book and an animated cartoon. โ€” Stan Lee

You can’t kill a good comic book series. โ€” Stan Lee

In fact, I was too dumb to save any of the old comic books or the old artwork. I used to give them away. โ€” Stan Lee

There’s just something that feels nice about holding a comic book! โ€” Stan Lee

The comic book industry has turned into the wellspring for all of these movies that are all based on the comic books. โ€” Stan Lee

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I do know that people enjoy reading a comic book and saving it and collecting the comics. And sharing them and trading them with friends. That may be something you can’t do as easily with digital comics. โ€” Stan Lee

I’m used to doing comic books, where every month there’s a new comic book! I find that the movie business is not quite the same. It doesn’t move quite as fast. โ€” Stan Lee


I think superheroes are bigger than life and they’re very colorful. โ€” Stan Lee

I think people have always loved things that are bigger than life, things that are imaginative. โ€” Stan Lee

Life is never completely without its challenges. โ€” Stan Lee

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

Of what import are brief, nameless lives . . . to Galactus? โ€” Stan Lee

I think people are interested in anything that’s a little bigger than life and that’s colorful andโ€“you know, what they like? They like fairy tales for grownups. โ€” Stan Lee

I thought it would be great to do superheroes that have the same kind of life problems that any readerโ€“that anybody could have. โ€” Stan Lee

I like being with people. I like talking to them. I like everything about my life, so it’s fun. โ€” Stan Lee

i think people have always loved things that are bigger than life things that are imaginative Stan Lee quote

I am always nostalgic being in New York. Every neighborhood represents something to me. I lived here until I was 60 years old or so. So it was my life. โ€” Stan Lee

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I think if I were a superhero saving the world, I’d expect at least not to have to pay income taxes. I mean there should be something in it for a hero who risks his life to save mankind every day. โ€” Stan Lee

I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed. Beyond the meaning (of a work of art), it is important to people. Without it, lives can be dull. โ€” Stan Lee


I’m afraid I go through the same thing all the time. โ€” Stan Lee

My biggest regret is that I don’t really have time to read. โ€” Stan Lee

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Luck’s a revolving door, you just need to know when it’s your time to walk through. โ€” Stan Lee

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. โ€” Stan Lee

I do conventions sometimes every other weekend. Whenever I have time, and it’s not too far away. I get a lot of invitations (to appear at conventions) in other countries and I have to turn them down. โ€” Stan Lee

There’s never a time when I’m not working. I don’t take vacations. โ€” Stan Lee

The only time I go on the set is when I have a cameo to do in the picture. I go to the set and I do my little cameo and I meet all the people. It’s a great way to spend the day. And then I go back to my own world. โ€” Stan Lee

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I’m the Chairman Emeritus, and according to my contract I am supposed to devote 10% of my time to working for Marvel… and the rest of my time, I can do anything that I wish. โ€” Stan Lee


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

I have always included minority characters in my stories, often as heroes. โ€” Stan Lee

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. โ€” Stan Lee

These stories of people with unusual powers and unusual appearances, who do unusual things, people are always fascinated by them. โ€” Stan Lee

i have always included minority characters in my stories often as heroes Stan Lee quote

To me, writing is fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story. โ€” Stan Lee

I always wrote for myself. I figured I’m not that different from other people. If there’s a story I like a lot, there’s got to be others with similar tastes. โ€” Stan Lee

Ideally, anything one writes should have a social conscience: if you can write a story that thrills, and with a good message, that’s the perfect type of a story. โ€” Stan Lee

I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the Xโ€“Men was to try to be an antiโ€“bigotry story to show there’s good in every person. โ€” Stan Lee

The thing to me that’s fun is trying to make the characters seem believable, or realistic. And it’s especially challenging when you’re doing fantasy stories, when you’re doing superhero types of things. โ€” Stan Lee

I think kids love superheroes, and the more you can crowd into a story, the more excited they get. โ€” Stan Lee

I have a reputation for doing superheroes, but I like all kinds of writing. In fact, hardly anybody knows this, but I’ve probably written as many humor stories as superhero stories. โ€” Stan Lee

When you combine the great stories from the comics with the action and visual excitement of the movies, it doesn’t get any better! โ€” Stan Lee

I don’t wake up in the morning and say, wow I’ve got a great idea for a story. But I sit down, and I figure well, let’s see. โ€” Stan Lee

So I’m happiest when I’m working with artists and writers, and involved in stories, whether we’re talking about animation or movies or comics or television. โ€” Stan Lee

We’re living in a world where everything moves very quickly. We’ve become a very visual society, so I think it’s a very natural thing that people are captivated with the illustrations in a story. โ€” Stan Lee

Everything has changed and we’re all living in one city now. What happens somewhere affects things everywhere, so I have to be careful and whatever stories I work on, I want them to have redeeming moral values. โ€” Stan Lee


I couldn’t afford [buying Marvel]. I hope I have enough money for dinner tonight! โ€” Stan Lee

We have enough to do just trying to make our company what we want it to be. As far as whether I would like to own Marvel, sure, I’d like to own Marvel. โ€” Stan Lee

All of the characters at Marvel were my ideas, but the ideas meant nothing unless I had somebody who could illustrate it. โ€” Stan Lee

i couldn t afford buying marvel i hope i have enough money for dinner tonight Stan Lee quote

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. โ€” Stan Lee

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