100+ Best Superhero Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational superhero quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Superhero Quotes

Let’s be realistic – 90% of superheroes are male. Personally, I prefer Superman, Batman and Spider-Man to Wonder Woman. Not that I don’t like female superheroes, but watching male superheroes gives me a high. — Kajol

Movie studios aren’t making too many dramas anymore; they’re in the superhero business. Material for television is much, much stronger for actors now. — Julianne Moore

I would definitely like to continue playing Aquaman. Playing a superhero is a lot of fun. Creating these stories is a lot of fun. I do what I love. And what I love is entertaining people. — Alan Ritchson

One of the things I think is important about ‘Watchmen’ is that it have resonance within cinematic pop culture as well as superhero culture. — Zack Snyder

Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. — Bill Bixby

I was embarrassingly well-versed in Marvel lore, so it was pretty easy to slip into that world. But really, already, by the time I’d started writing superhero comics, my dream was really to be writing my own characters. — Brian K. Vaughan

I think you just have to appreciate who you are and hopefully they can see what a superhero is about. — Lucy Liu

My superhero has always been Tendulkar, and it will be Tendulkar for life. He is someone who has inspired me immensely. Just watching him play for India, I used to dream of winning games for India, because he used to do it single handedly. — Virat Kohli

I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers. — Robert Englund

You can’t be a superhero or super mom. — Thalia

I dont think I could do a superhero movie. Im just not really that type of guy. — Tom Sturridge

It’s always difficult with the superhero stuff because you’re working with characters who have been written by 100 to 200 people over the past 20 years, at least, so they never sound the same or act the same. The best approach is to try to draw the best fitting line through all of the interpretations. — Warren Ellis

Lorenzo thought of his dad as a superhero type. Unstoppable. — David Gonzales

It’s interesting – I think superheroes get much more unfair derision. There are so many good superhero books being done. Science fiction is almost more reputable, I guess, at least a step up from poor superheroes. — Brian K. Vaughan

In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so. Apart from him and outside cricket, my mother has remained my inspiration. Whatever difficult time I had faced, she was always there for me. She has given me all the strength. She maintained her composure and supported me in tough times. — Virat Kohli

‘Blasto’ is a new game for Sony Playstation. It’s an awesome three-dimensional game, and I play the character Blasto who’s sort of a Flash Gordon barrel-chested superhero who goes to Uranus and shoots these little green alien Fascist guys. He rescues babes; he goes on wild rides. — Phil Hartman

I don’t really think that very much is interesting about the superhero as an archetype. — Alan Moore

‘Shadow Hero’ was my first superhero story. I don’t know why it took so long. — Gene Luen Yang

The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it’s not that he’s super that is his focus; it’s that he’s a man. He’s very human. That’s his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. — Blake Lively

Discipline? I don’t know the meaning of the word. — Liam Gallagher

I understand the rules of Superman – not necessarily better than anyone else – but better than a normal filmmaker would. After doing ‘Watchmen’ and digging that deep into the why of superheroes, when Superman is presented to you, I felt like I was in a unique position to say ‘I get this guy. I know what this is. — Zack Snyder

One of the weapons Marvel used in its climb to comic-book dominance was a willingness to invent new characters at a dizzying speed. There are so many Marvel universes, indeed, that some superheroes do not even exist in one another’s worlds, preventing gridlock. — Roger Ebert

There is an expectation with a superhero film that there is spectacle and action but there also has to be heart. Striking that balance is really important. — Charles Roven

There’s no such thing as a superhero, but together we can world in a new direction. — Biz Stone

I like superheroes. I like the drama of it, the stirring, larger-than-life aspect. — Kurt Busiek

All the PG-13 superhero movies are depriving me of the gore that I need. — Clark Gregg

I’m a weird dichotomy of nerd, sports fan, and musical theater, so I’d love to do a superhero musical on Broadway. But all the good superheroes are claimed. — Taran Killam

I like doing movies about personal situations; that’s what I love about dealing with things. I don’t like superhero things, I like real-people things. — Will Gluck

I’d love to play someone who’s insane or something, just so I can go flake out. I like a superhero. I know that’s ironic. That’s where we are, but seriously, it’d be really cool to play a superhero. — Christian Serratos

I’m uninterested in superheroes. I am only interested in real stories, real people, real connection. — Jamie Lee Curtis

There’s still a part of me that believes what was great about ‘Doctor Who’ in the early days was that you had a superhero who didn’t wear his underpants on the outside of his trousers, who used his brain rather than his brawn. — Sylvester McCoy

When you think about justifiable anger in one’s personal life, we look at those scenarios in everyday life and through our story with a superhero, we heighten them. — Charlie Cox

If I ever do anything, it actually might be some fantasy elf thing or even some cute, funny thing. Just to do something a little bit out of the ordinary. I’ve done my superhero gig. — Todd McFarlane

‘Plutona’ is the story of five kids who find the body of the world’s greatest superhero in the woods after school one day. It’s about how this discovery, and the decisions they make, affect them as a group and individually. — Jeff Lemire

Everything we have today that’s cool comes from someone wanting more of something they loved in the past. Action figures, videogames, superhero movies, iPods: All are continuations of a love that wanted more. — Patton Oswalt

I want to be Robin to Bush’s Batman. — Dan Quayle

On an external level, the movie’s about how an idealistic superhero functions in the modern world. But it ultimately becomes a story about what happens when an old boyfriend comes back into your life, and about Superman trying to find a place in Lois Lane’s world. I’m attempting to make a very emotional film. This is certainly the most romantic, and the funniest, movie I’ve made, and toward the end it gets a bit intense. — Bryan Singer

After 9/11, I knew I wanted to write about power and identity and the way Americans on all sides of the political spectrum often mythologize our leaders, which are themes that the superhero genre has always handled really well. — Brian K. Vaughan

The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman—who is only a mere superhero. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

I still can’t get over the idea that respectable adults now go to see superhero movies and that such films get reviewed in the ‘New Yorker.’ Clearly, I am seriously out of step with the times. — Chris Ware

It’s something that was very interesting to me to be a part of and all of them again because of the relationship. Some of the superhero movies are better than others. — Blair Underwood

It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me. — Christian Bale

Someone once told me that the ‘…Baby One More Time’ video should be me as a superhero fighting a giant robot monster. — Britney Spears

I was also happy to see girls represented in this superhero thing all the way through, — Lynda Carter

Twenty years ago my parents wouldn’t know who the X-Men were, and now everybody knows that stuff. It means that deconstruction of the superhero is something you can do. All those movies have led to a point where we can finally have ‘Watchmen’ with a Superman character who doesn’t want to save the world and a Batman who has trouble in bed. — Zack Snyder

People always come up to me now and say, ‘Watchmen’ is the best superhero movie ever made.’ I’m always saying ‘That’s super cool. That’s nice of you to say.’ But it happens now, more and more and more than it did when it first came out. — Zack Snyder

One of the things our movie is going to deal with is what happened in 60 years. Which world was better? Sixty years ago or now? Within, obviously, a kick-ass plot and all the stuff that you’ve come to expect from a superhero movie. — Avi Arad

At one point, I worked up a list of five requirements for a superhero: superpowers, a costume, a code name, a mission, and a milieu. If the character had three out of the five, they were a superhero. But that’s just my definition. — Kurt Busiek

I look at the Christian Bale movies, the ‘Batman’ films, and that shows you that superhero movies don’t just have to be about men in tights. — James McAvoy

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. You could do ‘Avengers 1’ without a villain, just with all these guys coming together. They could sit down and just have a discussion. — Louis Leterrier

I grew up on monthly comics. My closet is full of monthly comics. I’ve always wanted to do a monthly comic, and while I’ve had a couple of offers, the timing has never worked out. Most superhero comics come into the world as monthly series, so we wanted the same for ‘The Shadow Hero.’ — Gene Luen Yang

I vividly remember my first ‘Superman’ comic, which my granddad bought me when I was about 7. From that point on, all I wanted to do is draw comics. And specifically, superhero and science fiction comics. Basically I used to copy comic books, and draw my own comics on scrap paper. — Dave Gibbons

Everyone knows Spiderman is my favorite superhero of all time. My favorite supervillain? George W. Bush. — Corey Taylor

We’ve always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them. — Famke Janssen

Somehow he just really fit the bill and had that fire in his eyes that made you believe this guy could make himself fit into a superhero role, — Christopher Nolan

I love action-adventure-type films – mythical adventures like ‘Lord of the Rings’ or superhero films like ‘Batman.’ — Zac Efron

I’m a big fan of domino masks, like Zorro, or Robin. You could put a domino mask on anything, and it becomes a superhero. You put a domino mask on a milkman, and he becomes, like, Super Milkman. — Gerard Way

No, but I’m really lucky, because I’m not the superhero. — Fisher Stevens

It sounds cliched, but superheroes can be lonely, vain, arrogant and proud. Often they overcome these human frailties for the greater good. — Tom Hiddleston

You create superheroes to take care of problems that can’t really be solved another way. — Robert Rodriguez

As much as I enjoy seeing other guys do the superhero approach to the Batman universe, personally my own vision falls a bit left of center. — Lee Bermejo

Look, I’m no purist – there are good superhero films, and there are bad ones. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Wonder Woman was my favorite superhero as a little girl. I still have a huge girl crush on Wonder Woman; I think she’s amazing. — Evangeline Lilly

As a child, these colourful superheroes that could fly, or were horrifying like Ghost Rider and the Hulk, with this tremendous rage or these supernatural powers, provided an escape for me from my mundane existence, from my lack of friends or my inability to communicate well with people. They liberated me. — Nicolas Cage

If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn’t be that, I’d want to be a superhero. — Vin Diesel

It’s very, very tempting to make a superhero film or show and make it about the powers. — Charlie Cox

The appeal of the Golden Age heroes for me is their simplicity, even their naivety – they represent the fundamental building blocks of the whole superhero genre, whether it’s a ‘super’ man able to lift cars, or a vigilante who terrorises criminals at night like Batman. — Adam Christopher

I don’t believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies. There’s a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic. — Aisha Tyler

People have called me Superman my whole life. In various sports, that seems to be the common theme. My favorite superhero is actually the Incredible Hulk. He’s the only superhero that can’t die. — Robert Griffin III

One day, I found my dad’s dressing-gown in an old suitcase, and it transported me back to when I was five and thought he was a god or a superhero who could do anything. After that, I wrote my first positive book about fathers, about my dad. — Anthony Browne

I don’t know, I’ll probably make the first superhero movie that bombs. — Harvey Weinstein

I’m excited that ‘The Good Guy’ is getting distribution because indie movies they’re not – people ran out of money and they’re not making these movies anymore. It’s all superhero movies or real obvious tent pole studio films. — Bryan Greenberg

It’s easy to get caught up in a moment and think, ‘Oh, I’ve been offered some giant studio film or a superhero franchise or some actor wants to meet with me about a project they want to do.’ And it’s easy to get caught up in a moment because it’s flattering. But you can’t do a movie because it’s flattering. — Jason Reitman

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

Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in ‘Batman’; Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. — Tom Hiddleston

Life hits you hard. But it takes you three seconds to decide if you are a superhero or not. I am. — Hrithik Roshan

It has occurred to me that the superhero really only originates in America. That seems to be the only country that has produced this phenomenon. — Alan Moore

I cannot stand superheroes. I do not understand any of its appeal. It has just bored me to death since I was a little kid. — Roz Chast

I would love to play a superhero. I wish I could be in ‘The Avengers,’ kicking butt. — Taraji P. Henson

Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn’t really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. — Christopher Nolan

You can make your superhero a psychopath, you can draw gut-splattering violence, and you can call it a graphic novel, but comic books are still incredibly stupid. — Bill Watterson

I always had more allergies toward the superhero comics than the others. I thought those were aimed more toward the people who would beat me up. — Art Spiegelman

Even if I’m playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality. — Michael Fassbender

I don’t see myself becoming a superhero. — Charlotte Ross

As you get older, you realise your parents aren’t these superheroes. They’re actually people. — Rumer Willis

Most regular superhero books are designed to go on forever; of course, very few of them do, but the point is they are trying to throw mud against the wall and hope it will stick, and most of it slides off. — Garth Ennis

I haven’t done a great deal of it but this was a chance to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so, but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me. — Blair Underwood

I never really read superhero stuff as a kid. — Alison Bechdel

He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What we’ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. — Zack Snyder

People, they think that animation is a style. Animation is just a technique. It’s like, people, they think that comics is a style, like comics is a superhero story. Comic is just a narration, and is a medium, you can say any kind of story in comics and you can say of any kind of story in animation. — Marjane Satrapi

Ms. Wormwood: Calvin, can you tell us what Lewis and Clark did? Calvin: No, but I can recite the secret superhero origin of each member of Captain Napalm’s Thermonuclear League of Liberty. Ms. Wormwood: See me after class, Calvin. Calvin: [retrospectively] I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information. — Bill Watterson

I get claustrophobic in a harness. I’d be a terrible superhero. — Kelly Macdonald

I’ve never done a superhero movie. It’s very nice to you as an actor in several worlds to go and to experiment. — Felicity Jones

Women are the real superheroes because they’re not just working. They have a life and everything. — Vanessa Paradis

Being a superhero is a lot of fun. — Chris Hemsworth

I’m a superhero in disguise as a ne’er-do-well cad. — Billy Zane

I’m a big comic book person. I love Captain America. I like John Henry. I’m hoping to play one of the superhero characters that’s coming from Marvel. — Tom Lister, Jr.

The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line. — Stephen Hawking

For something to be profitable doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best thing in the world for the director. You judge a movie by different standards – I’ve worked on comedies, and now I’ve worked on superhero movies, and the reviews are almost parenthetical in both of those genres. — Jon Favreau

For me, Superman’s greatest contribution has never been the superhero part: it’s the Clark Kent part – the idea that any of us, in all our ordinariness, can change the world. — Brad Meltzer