quote by Hugh Mackay

The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate.

— Hugh Mackay

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Comic book quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo

There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise.

Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.

Comic book quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

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It's not in the draftsmanship, it's in the man.

Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It's in the man. If you want to do it, you do it.

I like the idea of making big budget films with a heart.

I like graphic novels more than comic books.

Kid ... Comics will break your heart.

Comic book quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.

We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.

No, I'm not a comic book guy. I'm pretty fascinated with the subculture though and I do think that the world of comic books is such a natural transition into film.

Comic book quote The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you

The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.

Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.

I don't think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people, because they have the same qualities.

It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make.

Comic book quote You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop readin

You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

The comic book world is so dangerous, you know what I mean? You say one thing and people - they're ravenous - they are very opinionated fans. But they're great fans.

Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book.

Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence.

My hero in comic books is Jack Kirby: 'Spider-Man,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Captain America,' Marvel Comics. He was really the basis for Marvel Comics.

Comic book quote I went away in my head, into a book.

I went away in my head, into a book.

My platform has been to reach reluctant readers.

And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books.

Write. Write every day. Write honestly. Write something that doesn’t exist, and you wish did. Read. Learn. Study. Watch people. Listen to what they say, listen to how they say it and listen to what they do not say. Surprise yourself. Scare yourself.

One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist. I was like what do you mean he's not real. And she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real and I was crying because there was no one coming with enough power to save us.

Comic book quote A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

Gayness is built into Batman. I'm not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay.

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

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies.

I grew up believing this dream.

Comic book quote WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.

WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.

Comics speak, without qualm or sophistication, to the innermost ears of the wishful self. The response is like that of a thirsty traveler who suddenly finds water in the desert - he drinks to satiation.

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.

Our hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead to the joy of reading good books.

Comic book quote A room without books is like a body without a soul.

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

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The entire Quran is a big joke. If it was not so violent, it would be the biggest comic book ever written.

Obviously making Peter Parker suddenly bisexual or gay wouldn't really make logical or dramatic sense. It was a hypothetical kind of question about the nature of these comic book characters and the nature of this particular character, and whether sexuality, race, any of those things makes any difference to the character of Peter Parker.

When I was a child I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I have ever dreamed has come true a thousand times.

Comic book quote There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

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The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious.

I came to think that nobody from England could draw American comic books, because they were clearly all done by this sort of Mafia, all these guys with Italian and Irish names who had the whole thing sewn up. It was actually seeing a comic book drawn by Barry Smith, who was about my age, and English.

I remind myself that no one day of writing matters all that much.

A story is built somewhat like a stalactite - one little drip of mud and grit at a time.

Comic book quote There is no friend as loyal as a book.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Robin is a handsome ephebic boy, usually shown in his uniform with bare legs.

He is buoyant with energy and devoted to nothing on earth or in interplanetary space as much as to Bruce Wayne. He often stands with his legs spread, the genital region discreetly evident.

Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix.

I think any comic book - or really, any book that you can read - in a sense is an educational tool in that it helps literacy. The more you read, the better you get at it. It almost doesn't matter what you read, the important thing is for young people to become readers.

The comic book is the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.

Hitler was a beginner compared to the comic-book industry.

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