Women need a reason to have sex, men just need a place.— Billy Crystal
Profound X Men quotations
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
You want society to accept you; but you can’t even accept yourself.
Because wherever I am today, I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men - the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course, two very special women, my mother and my wife.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there's good in every person.
"X-Men" is not really about mutants; it's about humanity. I think it's about the human race. We're an absolutely destructive race. It seems that we can't seem to get beyond this level of tribalism that has been around for thousands of years. Anything we fear we tend to destroy.
Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car.
I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off.
The words I use too often are X-rated, something an old man like me shouldn't be talking about anyway.
The human race has been set up. Someone, somewhere, is playing a practical joke on us. Apparently, women need to feel loved to have sex. Men need to have sex to feel loved. How do we ever get started.
If you've got Mystique as your girlfriend the fun you could have in bed - I've just imagined X-Men 3 might open with me in bed with Patrick Stewart.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Only six men in the world know about relativity.
I am not one of them. When I ask them to explain, they confused me.
As a kid, I drew cartoon characters and comic book heroes.
Spiderman and the X-Men were my favorites.
On the day after 9/11, I walking through the smoke and the smells of New York.
There were knots of policemen everywhere. As I went past one officer, he called out: "Hi, Magneto." That's an indication of X-Men's extraordinary reach.
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
There are three necessary elements in a story - exposition, development, and drama. Exposition we may illustrate as "John Fortescue was a solicitor in the little town of X"; development as "One day Mrs Fortescue told him she was about to leave him for another man"; and drama as "You will do nothing of the kind," he said.
In a fight against Juggernaut and Cassidy in their spacious castle basement, Cassidy mentions the word 'tomb' to the X-Men. That's all it took to send Storm into a claustrophobic fit that leaves her in a heap on the floor for three straight issues. Imagine if he would have said 'Small Closet' or 'Size 2 Jeans.'
I read someplace that I used to make B-pictures.
Hell, they were a lot farther down the alphabet than that . . . but not as far down as R and X. I think any man who makes an X-rated picture ought to be made to take his own daughter to see it.
Men are like trees, they take forever to grow up.
The real excitement and big deal for me started when I got cast in the first X-Men, which was sort of a fluke.
I know Dark Phoenix is a huge part of the X-Men saga, so I'm assuming they're at least going to want to touch on it, but I don't know and I don't know whether I would want to be involved. That depends on many different things.
I think part of that comes from time's passed, and she's been in an environment where training is part of the thing. It's not like we do a montage of her discovering her powers like in every X-Men film but yeah, there's no montage. But she does have these new abilities that we pick her up with.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
You cannot over estimate how infantile men are about sex! Men are people that have sex BECAUSE they have a headache... or are on fire, or have been shot in the head, or whatever it is!
After sex, men fear too much intimacy;
they want to separate again. Women want to talk, to continue the merging, melting fusion into one. Postcoital conversations keep the woman's power alive. Through unconscious severance, by falling asleep, the man regains his self.
I'm from a family of six men, so I'm bound to be physical.
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Once I start something, I always finish it.
They had been trying to get X-Men made for 30 years and they thought maybe if I got involved, it might actually happen.
I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He's a very talented director.
Man the law-giver will have to pay a dreadful penalty for the degradation he has imposed upon the so called weaker sex.
Be wary of the generosity of men; it could be a trap.
It seems as if nature, in regarding the geologic night behind her, when, in five or six millenniums, she had turned out five or six men, as Homer, Phidias, Menu, and Columbus, was no wise discontented with the result. These samples attested the virtue of the tree.
I come from a Greek household. My mother wouldn't let the FedEx man come in without eating.
There never appear more than five or six men of genius in an age, but if they were united the world could not stand before them.
The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.
Wouldn't want to write the X-Men, and I suppose the X-Men is the ultimate Marvel comic, and I really wouldn't want to go anywhere near it at all, although on the other had I wouldn't mind having a crack at something like the Punisher.
I grew up on comic books. 'X-Men' was my favorite team; Wolverine was my guy. At 8 years old, I dressed up as Wolverine with Adamantium claws that I made out of aluminum!
Doubt is the tax man pays for the luxury of useless knowledge.
A great mind produces great men, but only the heart is able to guide them on the best ways.
Any man who'd make an X-rated movie ought to have to take his daughter to see it.
I love a straightforward character. I am the guy who loves Cyclops on the 'X-Men', because he is square.
It's cool to see everybody come together and do their own thing, but there's never been any drama. I never saw any on the X-Men set, and I never saw any on the Horror Story set.
Being outraged about two men or two women, it requires absolutely no work on the ground. So you can be outraged and you can be an armchair activist, engage in nothing and just simply get on the microphone and say, "I don't believe in X, Y, and Z, and it's terrible," and you can call them names.