Comic book writer Stan Lee died Monday at age 95, according to multiple reports.
The Marvel co-creator behind “Spider-Man”, “Hulk” and “X-Men” died after being rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Lee’s daughter told TMZ.
“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything wee do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee,” Kevin Feige, president of thee Marvel Studios film studio, wrote in a tweet Monday. “Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all.”
Fans of the prolific writer overwhelmed social media with tributes to his legacy.
“Excelsior, Stan,” said officials with Marvel rival DC Comics.
To remember Lee, we’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes by him and his characters:
1. “With great power comes great responsibility.” (”Amazing Fantasy #15”)
2. “Your humans slaughter each other because of the color of your skin, or your faith or your politics — or for no reason at all — too many of you hate as easily as you draw breath.” (Magneto, “ X-Men”)
3. “There is only one who is all powerful, and his greatest weapon is love.” (Silver Surfer)
4. “For men must never feel a cause is hopeless-- men must never feel an enemy cannot be beaten!” (Balder the Brave)
5. “Luck's a revolving door, you just need to know when it's your time to walk through.” (Lucky Man)
6. “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: entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you're able to entertain people, you're doing a good thing.” (Stan Lee, The Washington Post)
7. “The power of prayer is still the greatest ever known in this endless eternal universe.” (”The Avengers #14”)
8. “I try not to do anything that's too close to what I've done before. And the nice thing is we have a big universe here. It's filled with new ideas. All you have to do is grab them.” (Stan Lee, Brandweek)
9. “Another definition of a hero is someone who is concerned about other people’s well-being, and will go out of his or her way to help them — even if there is no chance of a reward. That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.” (Stan Lee, CyberSpacers.com)
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