"It's interesting - I think superheroes get much more unfair derision."
- Brian K. Vaughan
"As a kid, I wanted to be the person running from the monster. I also wanted to be the person saving people from the monster. I wanted to be a superhero."
- Ray Santiago
"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree by the river of truth, and tell the whole world "No, you move.""
- Captain America
"You have to always try to think about them like real people first, and not just heroes. They have to be real characters. As people do more and more superhero stuff, the characters are what distinguish it, just like in cop shows."
- Greg Berlanti
"What's cool about Spider-Man is that it's everybody - anyone, you put on the suit, anyone believes that you're Spider-Man. That's what's charming about the character. He's anyone."
- Jake Epstein
"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."
- Ellen Wong
"As far as superhero stories, what's appealing is of course that aspect of wish fulfillment. I mean, you start out 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
"The measure of a superhero is always his nemesis."
- David Lyons
"I've always loved the power of stories to transport me to another world, to imagine extraordinary possibilities, to experience things I may not have access to in my regular life - like being a superhero!"
- Kandyse McClure
"I've learned that being a superhero isn't all glitz and glamour. We think if we have a special power, our problem will go away. It's just a new set of problems. Being a superhero alienates you and separates you from humanity."
- Josh Keaton
"I want to be able to fly like a superhero. I won't be happy until I can fly across oceans and cities, saving people from being murdered."
- Heather Graham
"We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement."
- Gilbert Hernandez
"If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He's everything that I am not."
- Stephen Hawking
"When 'Iron Man' came out, I said, 'Oh - they are trying to have some fun.' It was a relief because every superhero movie had become so damn serious. Some people love that, but for me, it's a weird thing to watch. A man with a cape can have fun, but I won't listen to a lecture from him."
- Baltasar Kormakur
"I would like to be in a superhero movie where I do martial arts."
- Dakota Goyo
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
- Edgar Allan Poe
"You can take away my suits. You can take away my home. But there's one thing you can't take away from me- I am Iron Man!"