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.
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What Will Come Tomorrow Will Come
What's The Quote: "I have no idea where I'm going to be tomorrow. But I accept the fact that tomorrow will come. And I'm going to rise to meet it."
Who Said It: Wonder Girl / Donna Troy
Where Did It Appear: Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #2Inspiring?
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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 #50Inspiring?
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Amazons Can Show Restraint... And You Should Too
What's The Quote: "We have a saying, my people. 'Don't kill if you can wound, don't wound if you can subdue, don't subdue if you can pacify, and don't raise your hand at all until you've first extended it.'"
Who Said It: Wonder Woman
Where Did It Appear: Wonder Woman #25Inspiring?
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Grab Happiness Where You Can
What's The Quote: "You keep waiting for the dust to settle, and then you realize this is it; the dust is your life going on. If happy comes along — that weird, unbearable delight that's actually happy — I think you have to grab it while you can."
Who Said It: Kitty Pryde
Where Did It Appear: Astonishing X-Men #22Inspiring?