"What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely."
"For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. he's not from another planet, or filled with a radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he's human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide."
"What's great about 'The Avengers' is that it's the next step. It's not just superhero fights super-villain and superhero wins. It's about superheroes that come together and interact. It's a clash of the egos..."
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
- Joseph Campbell
"My name is Wolverine. I'm the best at what I do... but what I do isn't very nice."
-Wolverine ( X-Men 2000)
"I'm fireproof. You're not."
- Hellboy (2004)
"At one point, I worked up a list of five requirements for a superhero: superpowers, a costume, a code name, and a milieu. If the character had three out of the five, they were a superhero."
"It's an imperfect world, but it's the only one we got. I guarantee you the day weapons are no longer needed to keep the peace, I'll start making bricks and beams for baby hospitals."
- Tony Stark ( Iron Man 2008)
"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."
"My favorite superhero? I have a soft spot for Batman, because he doesn't have any super powers - he's just a person. And he's pretty dark."
"Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."
"...This little cirlce of light. It's part of me now, not just armor. It's a...terrible privilege."
-Tony Stark (The Avengers 2012)
"Superman when he goes after someone is essentially not trying to beat them, he is trying to save them from themselves...You're looking at a God who walks amongst men!"
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
- Christopher Reeves
"... My favorite superhero is actually the Incredible Hulk. He's the only superhero that can't die."
-Robert Griffin III
"The Avengers. That's what we call ourselves; we're sort of like a team. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" type thing."
-Tony Stark ( The Avengers 2012)
"I don't know how tall I am or how much I weigh. Because I don't want anybody to know my identity. I'm like a suphero. Call me Basketball Man."
- LeBron James
"Jenny, prepare yourself for the shock: I'm the Rocketeer."
-Cliff Secord ( The Rocketeer 1991)
"' You think you're a better archer than me?' ' Any time, any place, any how Featherhead.'"
-The Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye
"What does it mean to be a superhero? We're all fighting for the better good. But, at the same time, I think what stands out is, as superheroes, you don't give up; you don't surrender. I think that's what makes a superhero."
"What makes a man a man? A friend of mine once wondered. Is it his origins? The way he comes to life? I don't think so. It's the choices he makes. Not how he starts things, but how he decides to end them."
-John Myers ( Hellboy 2004)
"As far as superhero stories, what's appealing is of course that aspect of wish fulfillment. I mean, you start reading them as a kid, and a couple things jump out at you - there are heroes out there, and you wish you could run into a phone booth and change your life, or be like Peter Parker and put on a mask and become a hero."
- John Ridley
"They feel no anger. They feel no prejudice. They feel no fatigue, which makes them ideal for law enforcement. Putting these machines on the streets will save countless American lives."
-Raymond Sellars ( RoboCop 2014)
Mark T Smith
"The measure of a superheo is always his nemesis."
"Iron Man. That's kind of catchy. It's got a nice ring to it. I mean it's not technically accurate. The suit's a gold titanium alloy, but it's kind of provocative, the imagery anyway."
-Tony Stark ( Iron Man 2008)
"You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs..."
"Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity."
"My people want nothing but peace with your planet!"
- Thor (The Avengers 2012)
"The fact is that Superman isn't around because he is the oldest superhero. He's still around because he is a great superhero. He's the guy that spawned the entire genre, and that didn't happen because it was a mediocre idea."