The Man Behind the Heroes: Stan Lee's Quotes To Live By

by Alex Robinson

Although he needs no introduction, the legendary Stan Lee is renowned for his deep wisdom and timeless inspiration that he has forged over the years. This visionary creative has struck a chord with many generations of audiences and remains an iconic name as the man who created famous superheroes.

Stan Lee was an exceptional individual, and to celebrate him our team at Just Geek has come up with the best Stan Lee Quotes which remain perennial even after his death. This is the man who changed the way comics are done, by bringing us into a world of unrivalled creativity and humour.

At Just Geek, we have taken a step ahead with our humble yet exciting attempt in celebrating Stan Lee’s birthday on 28th December with this blog. After all, what better way than to get motivated by Stan Lee’s inspirational quotes. 

This collection of quotes serves as a window into Lee's unparalleled philosophy and how he managed to revolutionise pop culture. It's time to wear your birthday hats and favourite superhero cape as the party at Just Geek has officially started! 

Are you ready to be transported to a world of fantasy and bliss with Stan Lee’s famous quotes? Let's begin!

Legendary Stan Lee Quotes for Inspiration

People from all walks of life continue to be inspired by and relate to the pearls of wisdom from the man who created well-known characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the X-Men. After all, this iconic man not only shaped the world of superheroes but also left behind a treasure trove of wisdom through these anecdotes. 

1. "With great power, there must also come... great responsibility”

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Delivered by Uncle Ben from the highly-acclaimed Spider-Man series, these words were penned by none other than Stan Lee. Even after all these years, these quotes by Stan Lee are beyond the world of comic books and now serve as a universal truth. 

As one of the most renowned Stan Lee quotes, this saying serves as a gentle reminder that all forms of power should be used wisely and responsibly. In addition, this expression stresses the importance one should lay on using their power judiciously, be it at work as a leader or whilst guiding their kids. 

Irrespective of your role in society at large, one must be mindful of their influence as they often serve as role models for others to be inspired. It pushes us to think about the ill effects of our choices and to make decisions that aren't just good for ourselves but for society as a whole. 

2. "I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize that entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end."

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Considered as one of the most profound Stan Lee's quotes, this statement emphasises the significance of entertainment in our lives. Moreover, this also sheds light on his humble behaviour and modesty when it came to his own profession. 

He humbly acknowledges that storytelling, in all its glorious avatars, holds the ability to transform our lives with happiness, motivation, and a much-needed respite from reality. It is no surprise that most of us resort to works of fiction to transport ourselves to the world of magic and wonder. 

Additionally, these quotes serve as a gentle reminder for us to appreciate the profound impact of our creative endeavours. Regardless of the fact that one might be a writer, artist, or simply an avid consumer of compelling narratives, the power of entertainment is beyond a typical profession. It has the ability to captivate audiences while nurturing their thoughts and providing solace during difficult times.

3. "You know, my motto is 'Excelsior.' That's an old word that means 'upward and onward to greater glory.' Keep moving forward, and if it's time to go, it's time. Nothing lasts forever."

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Perhaps one that resonates with us at a greater magnitude is Stan Lee’s ideologies on Excelsior. Not only does this showcase profound philosophy but also leaves us feeling inspired to keep going. 

Irrespective of the challenges life throws at us, this statement beautifully expresses the gratitude and belief one experiences during this journey. Moreover, it uplifts our spirits and pushes us to keep trudging ahead, irrespective of uncertainty. 

As humans, it's in our blood to accept change and difficulties with our heads held high. Beyond this, even in the face of adversities and hardship, we should strive for greatness and keep moving forward as reiterated by Stan Lee.

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At Just Geek, we have a wide range of collectibles that are the ideal way to celebrate the birthday of this legend. From Official Iron Studios Marvel Thanos Endgame Figure to Official Hot Toys Marvel Captain America CosRider, we are certain these won't disappoint you. 

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