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TheOneFirestorm
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The Best Quotes Of Superman

This could be from a Superman comic book, tv show movie, etc or from Superman in Justice League, Firestorm, or some other character from Superman.


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Though it came in JMS's mediocre stint on the Superman title, this is probably my favorite Superman quote of mine that embodies what I think of his character.

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If that JMS quote was your favorite, you've forgotten the following, which states everything your JMS quote did, WITHOUT the bombast, and gives far more insight into the man's character ...

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Kind of amuses that the picture with it is a picture of Superman at his angriest, "Superman Smash" mindset.


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Kind of amuses that the picture with [Joe Kelly's "Dreams" quote] is a picture of Superman at his angriest, "Superman Smash" mindset.


The reality is though, that there are times when, to forge and protect a future for yourself and others, you HAVE to fight, or risk losing it all anyway.
Pacificism works on some threats.
Force and determination are required for most others.
"Evil wins when good people do nothing" and all that.

Superman at his best reflects that reality, along with the grounding, will, and motivation needed to succeed.

Actually, the visual selection I chose in fuller context reflects that as well.
That's from Final Crisis #6, where nearly everyone on Earth, even most of the superheroes, have almost given up hope ...

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... and the author takes the long way about it, far longer than suggested here, but, if you read the series, you'll discover ...

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lol, yes, I have read it.


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... that Superman is ultimately the one that, by refusing to give up regardless of the odds, seeking every avenue to give life a chance, FIGHTING without ceasing, restores hope to those people
(and eventual victory -- see Final Crisis #7).

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Originally posted by -Pr-
lol, yes, I have read [Final Crisis #6].



Ah, I see.

Well, the problem is that, for whatever reason, the volume of information for my scans from that series are twice as "packed" as those from other comics. What would normally be, say 240 KB, is coming out as 500 Kilobytes when I try to upload.
Why I don't know, but it meant I had to cut out information AND that my scan appears quite a bit smaller than my scans normally do.

If I get a chance, I'll find a way to render the scene with that Joe Kelly quote and Final Crisis 6 properly ...


In the meantime, here's a slightly better, in-sequence way of looking at what I was trying to show earlier, here in link format:

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/...postid=14177185

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/...postid=14177186

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/...postid=14177134

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"In the end, the world didn't need a superman...just a brave one."

From Superman, the animated series, "Apokolips ... Now!" episode.


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If I had to define Superman, here's some of the scenes I'd pick..

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There is a quote about Superman, also from the animated series. I can't find it, but I think Wonder Woman says it to Batman, something to this effect:

Batman: 'With all his power, he could dominate anyone, take over the world. But he doesn't.'

Wonder Woman: 'And that's why he's Superman.'


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One of my favourite quotes is from Infinite Crisis. Superman and Superman (from Earth 2) are beating the piss out of one another, and Kal-L tells Superman that his world was perfect, and how our Superman's world was corrupt. Our Superman tells him that his world couldn't have been perfect, because a perfect world doesn't need a Superman.

That one line wakes up Kal-L and shows him just how wrong he'd been all along. Powerful stuff.


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One of my favourite quotes is from Infinite Crisis. Superman and Superman (from Earth 2) are beating the piss out of one another, and Kal-L tells Superman that his world was perfect, and how our Superman's world was corrupt. Our Superman tells him that his world couldn't have been perfect, because a perfect world doesn't need a Superman.

That one line wakes up Kal-L and shows him just how wrong he'd been all along. Powerful stuff.


I still don't quite understand one thing about that storyline:
How and WHY, exactly, did Earth-2 Lois Lane die?
Did she have cancer or something?
Was she sick all along? If so, why was she okay at the end of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths but not this one?

Perhaps most importantly, I KNOW I missed it if this was fully covered, Why did Kal-L blame "our" Clark for her death, even as Alex Luthor referred to Lois as a "PRICE for the future", as if he himself did something that brought about her demise?

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Nobody knows the answer to that either, eh?

Well at any rate, to protect it for archiving (which filters out attachments), I'll post the current winner for best quote by Superman in this thread:


"Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us.
Until MY dream of a world where dignity, honor, and justice
becomes the REALITY we all share ... I'll never stop fighting."


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Source: Action Comics #775, Volume 1
Writer: Joe Kelly
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I still don't quite understand one thing about that storyline:
How and WHY, exactly, did Earth-2 Lois Lane die?
Did she have cancer or something?
Was she sick all along? If so, why was she okay at the end of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths but not this one?


For what I understand, it was just related to a natural death, because of her age, however it seemed that SMP punches affected her to.

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Perhaps most importantly, I KNOW I missed it if this was fully covered, Why did Kal-L blame "our" Clark for her death, even as Alex Luthor referred to Lois as a "PRICE for the future", as if he himself did something that brought about her demise?


Yes Alex could be the one to blame, but Kal-L blamed Kal El, because according to him, the nature of Kal El's universe was a flawed universe a corrupted version of the earth 2 Universe where heroes fall and where Superman was not enough inspiration to rally the heroic values of the other heroes, this lead to the "corruption" of Kal El's universe.

Remember Earth 2 universe was based on the 50's and New earth Universe was based on modern times. It seems to me like the writer used it as a reflection of the America society, in which the 50's were more happy times vs the modern america society.


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^ Yep.


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Remember Earth 2 universe was based on the 50's and New earth Universe was based on modern times. It seems to me like the writer used it as a reflection of the America society, in which the 50's were more happy times vs the modern america society.


Which makes it all the more fitting that Superman showed him the past wasn't as good as he remembers it.


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Salsa,

Welcome back and thank you for your reply.


Pr, the same.



Luek, I largely agree; anyone who has that view of the 50s either is part of a VERY priveleged class, likely did not live through that actual period, or is focusing on the very limited set of things that were actually better.
For there were some; just not all that many, and of course if you're focusing on relationships with loved ones, THAT can transcend eras like nothing else.


Pr, regarding your comment, Infinite Crisis was too poisonous for me to fully appreciate and did not fulfill enough of its promise.

I'll give it a kudos for the shot of Superboy Prime at the end of its 5th installment, though. There was a sense of awesome menace pervading that scene for the first-time viewer who'd followed to that point ...





Random extra now. Think I already gave the best quote that's going to appear in this thread, but here is some Superman dialogue that I found enjoyable at the time, and still find that way to some extent today ...



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"it is a remarkable dichotomy.. in many ways, clark is the most human of us all.. then he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god.. and how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him.."

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