Grant Morrison Quotes

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1. “One must commit acts of the highest treason only when dressed in the most resplendent finery.”

Tags : Anarchism Dandyism Fashion
Source : Sebastian O

2. “The only thing that made me, or any of us, special was that no one in the whole of history would ever see the universe exactly the same way any other of us saw it.”

Tags : The Universe Uniqueness
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

3. “I just wanted all the wars to be over so that we could spend the money on starships and Mars colonies.”

Tags : Cold War Comics Exploration Humanity War
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

4. “Adults...struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multibillion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night, when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it's not real.”

Tags : Adults Batman Children Comics Fiction Literature Reality Superheroes Superman
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

5. “I run blindly through the madhouse ... And I cannot even pray ... For I have no God.”

Tags : Arkham Batman Gothic
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

6. “Oh, yes! Fill the churches with dirty thoughts! Introduce honesty to the White House! Write letters in dead languages to people you've never met! Paint filthy words on the foreheads of children! Burn your credit cards and wear high heels! Asylum doors stand open! Fill the suburbs with murder and rape! Divine madness! Let there be ecstasy, ecstasy in the streets! Laugh and the world laughs with you!”

Tags : Morrison
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

7. “I should say I am far more cleverer than any of the people who put me here. As a matter of fact, I could leave any time I wanted. It's only a doll house after all. Anyway, I don't mind. I like dolls.Particularly the live ones.”

Tags : Morrison
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

8. “I'm just an actor. My performance is not more important than your life. Stop watching. We're false images designed to sell you products by exploiting your insecurities. To make you spectators in life, not participants.”

Tags : 1997 Bread And Circus Consumerism Television
Source : The Invisibles, Vol. 5: Counting to None

9. “From now on, I'm opting for ontological terrorism.”

Tags : Ontology
Source : The Invisibles, Vol. 6: Kissing Mister Quimper

10. “Sometimes I feel like I'm writing pornography in the notebook of the gods.”

Tags : Gods Invisibles Notebook Pornography Ragged Robin
Source : The Invisibles, Vol. 6: Kissing Mister Quimper

11. “The interior of our skulls contains a portal to infinity.”

Tags : Imagination Infinity
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

12. “Look at us! Are we not proof that there is no good, no evil, no truth, no reason? Are we not proof that the universe is a drooling idiot with no fashion sense - Mr Nobody on the fundamental philosophy of the Brotherhood of DADA”

Tags : Doomed
Source : Doom Patrol, Vol. 2: The Painting That Ate Paris

13. “Enough madness? Enough? And how do you measure madness? - The Joker”

Tags : Batman Joker Madness
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum

14. “Laugh and the world laughs with you!”

Tags : Batman Joker

15. “It's salt. Why don't you sprinkle some on me, honey? Aren't I just good enough to eat?”

Tags : Comics Food Joker Madness
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

16. “Einstein was wrong! I"M the speed of like CRACKING through shivery rainbows and GOD the sky whirls and withers like a melting RAINBOW!”

Tags : Arkham Asylum Batman Comics Dc Comics Grant Morrison Graphic Novels Joker
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

17. “We are the hands and eyes and ears, the sensitive probing feelers through which the emergent, intelligent universe comes to know its own form and purpose. We bring the thunderbolt of meaning and significance to unconscious matter, blank paper, the night sky. We are already divine magicians, already supergods. Why shouldn't we use all our brilliance to leap in as many single bounds as it takes to a world beyond ours, threatened by overpopulation, mass species extinction, environmental degradation, hunger, and exploitation? Superman and his pals would figure a way out of any stupid cul-de-sac we could find ourselves in - and we made Superman, after all. All it takes is that one magic word.”

Tags : Environmental Degradation Extinction Overpopulation Superman
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

18. “Then I reminded myself that all intelligent children suffer bad dreams.”

Tags : Batman Children Dreams
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

19. “Seven actors have played Batman on the big screen, and if you can name all seven without reading any further, your youth has been wasted.”

Tags : Actors Batman
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

20. “These characters were like twelve-bar blues or other chord progressions. Given the basic parameters of Batman, different creators could play very different music.”

Tags : Batman Comics
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

21. “Writers and artists build by hand little worlds that they hope might effect change in real minds, in the real world where stories are read. A story can make us cry and laugh, break our hearts, or make us angry enough to change the world.”

Tags : Artists Change Reality Writers
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

22. “We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.”

Tags : Superheroes
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

23. “Superhero science has taught me this: Entire universes fit comfortably inside our skulls. Not just one or two but endless universes can be packed into that dark, wet, and bony hollow without breaking it open from the inside. The space in our heads will stretch to accommodate them all. The real doorway to the fifth dimension was always right here. Inside. That infinite interior space contains all the divine, the alien, and the unworldly we’ll ever need.”

Tags : Brain Superheroes Universes
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

24. “We've always known we'd eventually be called upon to open our shirts and save the day, and the superhero was a crude, hopeful attempt to talk about how we all might feel on that day of great power, and great responsibility.”

Tags : Superheroes
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

25. “In the world of the superheroes, everything had value, potential, mystery. Any person, thing, or object could be drafted into service in the struggle against darkness and evil - remade as a weapon or a warrior or a superhero. Even a little bee named Michael - after God's own avenging angel - could pitch in to win the battle against wickedness.”

Tags : Superheroes
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

26. “mmmmen stink! bossss stink! hungry”

Tags : Animals Cats Graphic Novels
Source : We3

27. “Before it was a Bomb, the Bomb was an Idea. Superman, however, was a Faster, Stronger, Better Idea.”

Tags : Ideas Superman
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

28. “Kipling: Where's your sense of humor?Rebis: We're working on reconstructing it...”

Tags : Comics Humor Sardonic
Source : Doom Patrol, Vol. 2: The Painting That Ate Paris

29. “Actually, it's as if [Superman is] more real than we are. We writers come and go, generations of artists leave their interpretations, and yet something persists, something that is always Superman.”

Tags : Superman
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

30. “But a far more virulent strain survived. It's having sex with your thoughts. You'll give birth to increasingly more monstrous ideas.”

Tags : Giving Birth Ideas Mind Rape Sex Strain Thoughts Virulent
Source : Nameless

31. “Modern man has successfully razed the imaginative landscapes of primal peoples the whole world over. Kill the gods first, slaughter the sacred animals, rewrite the mythologies, and build roads through the holy places. Do all this and watch the people decline. Without souls, they soon die, leaving dead shells, zombie cultures, shambling aimlessly towards oblivion.”

Tags : Civilization Civilizing Classic Zombie Analogy Humanity Mankind
Source : Doom Patrol, Vol. 6: Planet Love

32. “Todo cuanto te ha ocurrido es real, incluso tus sueños. Ellos sobre todo”

Tags : Sueños Realidad

33. “Ours is an overpopulated, under educated, shithole in the throes of mass extinctions - it's a wonderful world.”

Tags : Dumb Earth Mass Extinction Overpopulation Shithole
Source : Nameless

34. “If our shallow, self-critical culture sometimes seems to lack a sense of the numinous or spiritual it’s only in the same way a fish lacks a sense of the ocean. Because the numinous is everywhere, we need to be reminded of it. We live among wonders. Superhuman cyborgs, we plug into cell phones connecting us to one another and to a constantly updated planetary database, an exo-memory that allows us to fit our complete cultural archive into a jacket pocket. We have camera eyes that speed up, slow down, and even reverse the flow of time, allowing us to see what no one prior to the twentieth century had ever seen — the thermodynamic miracle of broken shards and a puddle gathering themselves up from the floor to assemble a half-full wineglass. We are the hands and eyes and ears, the sensitive probing feelers through which the emergent, intelligent universe comes to know its own form and purpose. We bring the thunderbolt of meaning and significance to unconscious matter, blank paper, the night sky. We are already divine magicians, already supergods. Why shouldn’t we use all our brilliance to leap in as many single bounds as it takes to a world beyond ours, threatened by overpopulation, mass species extinction, environmental degradation, hunger, and exploitation? Superman and his pals would figure a way out of any stupid cul-de-sac we could find ourselves in — and we made Superman, after all.”

Tags : Common People
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

35. “Idealists and reformers all become executioners in their turn. The road to utopia ends with the steps of the scaffold, the endless moment of the guillotine.”

Tags : Cynicism Holocaust Idealism Reformation Utopia
Source : The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution

36. “But where in all of this description is the essential chair? Have we yet come even close to a full description of it? Did we even mention that several hundred years ago, it wasn't a chair but a tree? Where is it now? Here? Or in memory.We cannot even fully describe a chair and yet we say "I am." "I am...". Understand. There is no "I am." Nothing "is." Try to describe all that you are. Simultaneously discern the logical flaw in what I've just said. Now! Feel the white flame.”

Tags : 1998 Anatman Anatta White Flame
Source : The Invisibles, Vol. 4: Bloody Hell in America

37. “I see now the virtue in madness, for this country knows no law nor any boundary. I pity the poor shades confined to the Euclidean prison that is sanity”

Tags : Batman Insanity Madness Mental Illness Prison
Source : Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

38. “So I sang out the barbarous words - karaoke from Hell.”

Tags : Hell Karaoke Singing Speaking In Tongues
Source : Nameless

39. “Ah, I feel a sadness on me, Dane. That's how the Irish people say it. In their language, you can't say, "I am sad," or "I am happy". They understood what we English have long forgot. We're not our sadness. We're not our happiness or our pain but our language hypnotizes us and traps us in little labelled boxes.”

Tags : 1986 Despair Emotions Happiness Languages And Culture Pain Sadness Self Awareness
Source : The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution

40. “Individual humans are not super, but the organism of which we are all tiny cellular parts is most certainly that. The life-form that's so big we forget it's there, that turns minerals on its planet into tools to touch the infinite black gap between stars or probe the obliterating pressures at the bottom of the oceans. We are already part of a superbeing, a monster, a god, a living process that is so all encompassing that it is to an individual life what water is to a fish. We are cells in the body of a three-billion-year-old life-form whose roots are in the Precambrian oceans and whose genetic wiring extends through the living structures of everything on the planet, connecting everything that has ever lived in one immense nervous system.”

Tags : Biology Evolution Life
Source : Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

41. “We're the new power, come to replace the old. Cameras in the head, children with microchips, spin doctors rewriting reality as it happens. ”

Tags : Absurd

42. “Magneto Was Right' - Quentin Quire”

Tags : Magneto Truth X Men

43. “[He]... watches the Joker rising from his wheelchair, the way a rabbit watches car headlights bearing down, unable to move a single, spotlit muscle. The madman's limbs appear to unlatch as though some psychotic god has chosen to give life to a complicated Swiss Army knife. The Joker's head rotates... the green lasers of his eyes target the keys at the big man's belt, and he shakes his head.”

Tags : Batman Joker
Source : Batman and Son vs. the Black Glove

44. “The whereabouts of Batman remain unknown. And yet… I can see him now, in the grip of implacable forces, innumerable foes. Somewhere without hope. In a place where all seems lost. And I know this… the enemy will look away, for just a moment, underestimating him for that single fraction of a second too long. And no matter how dark the night… there will be no hiding place for evil.”

Tags : Batman Last Rites
Source : Batman: Last Rites

45. “-Me ha parecido ver a Killer Croc. Es... sólo es una gabardina verde.-Un error muy comprensible. El otro día confundí a una formidable monja con el Pingüino, señor.”

Tags : Alfred Pennyworth Batman Batman E Hijo Grant Morrison
Source : Batman and Son

46. “Words are ugly when they travel in packs.”

Tags : Animal Man Grant Morrison

47. “Our stupidity has turned the world into a hand grenade. Our greed has pulled the pin.”

Tags : Animal Man Grant Morrison
Source : The Animal Man Omnibus

48. “Gotham City. Donde los sueños se vuelven sólidos y sangran. Donde los fantasmas existen y los monstruos dejan las huellas de sus pisadas entre el polvo. Donde vive el hombre sin precio, el hombre que no puede ser comprado ni vendido, ni apartado de su singular rumbo.”

Tags : Batman E Hijo Grant Morrison
Source : Batman and Son

49. “El apocalipsis queda anulado. Hasta que yo lo diga.”

Tags : Batman E Hijo Damian Wayne Grant Morrison
Source : Batman and Son

50. “The 'medium' is unaware of its attractiveness, that's all. Everyone loves comics. I've proven this to my own satisfaction by handing them out to acountants, insurance brokers, hairdressers, mothers of children, black belts, pop stars, taxi drivers, painters, lesbians, doctors etc. etc. The X-Files, Buffy, the Matrix, X-Men - mainstream culture is not what it once was when science fiction and comics fans huddled in cellars like Gnostic Christians dodging the Romans. We should come up into the light soon before we suffocate.”

Tags : 2000 Comics Medium Warren Ellis Interview

51. “To know that we are only angels weighed down by filth, free of guilt? The bacteria in our bellies are responsible for the farts which shame us, tiny monsters shitting in their billions all over our pure skin create the acid reek of "our" sweat. And Slade: when the "inner voices" tell us we're unworthy or instruct us to "love" and "hate," despite our best instincts... are these incessant distracting thoughts our own? Or do we only hear the voice of the eternal germ screaming in our heads?”

Tags : Shame Thought Provoking
Source : The Filth