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The Most Inspirational Quotes From Comic Books

Updated July 7, 2020 574 votes 99 voters 3.6k views20 items

Not many people think of comic books as inspiring but these quotations are some of the best and the most inspirational quotes in any medium. Comics have long suffered as targets of ridicule from more established forms of art like literature and film. If the last 80+ years have proven anything, it's that comic books are just as important a form of artwork like any other medium and there are plenty of great superhero quotes to solidify this claim. Several comics have won the Pulitzer Prize, while many others have been honored as being some of the most important works in the past century.

It stands to reason that books created by thousands of brilliant artists and writers might have something inspiring, encouraging, or important to say. While there are plenty of examples of people punching each other's lights out, there are just as many moments that are poignant and motivational evaluations of the human condition. These are some of the most inspirational and important quotes to ever surface in superhero comics since the Golden Age. 

Find your favorite inspirational quotes down below and don't forget to vote for the ones you like the most to see which one rises to the top!

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    Superheroes Stand By The Truth, No Matter What

    What's The Quote: "When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the whole world, 'No, YOU move.'"

    Who Said It: Captain America

    Where Did It Appear: Amazing Spider-Man #537

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    The Flash's Thoughts On The Meaning Of Life

    The Flash's Thoughts On The Meaning Of Life
    Photo: DC Comics

    What's The Quote: "Life doesn't give us purpose. We give life purpose."

    Who Said It: The Flash / Barry Allen

    Where Did It Appear: Blackest Night #8

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    We Are More Than Our Failures

    What's The Quote: "We're not just our failures. As much as they hurt, we learn from them. Then we go out there and do our best to make up for them — Even though we never will. We save people. We save as many as we can to make up for the ones we couldn't. That's all we do."

    Who Said It: Spider-Man / Peter Parker

    Where Did It Appear:  All-New Captain America Special #1

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    Be The Best You Can Be

    What's The Quote: "Being the best you can be, that's doable. That's possible for anybody if they put their mind to it."

    Who Said It: Carol Danvers

    Where Did It Appear: Ms. Marvel #50

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