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40 of the Best Frank Miller Quotes (BATMAN)

Top 10 Most Famous Frank Miller Quotes (BEST)

“When you think of what Americans accomplished, building these amazing cities and all the good it’s done in the world, it’s kind of disheartening to hear so much hatred of America, not just from abroad, but internally.”

Frank Miller
The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.
The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time.
The world doesn't make sense until you force it to.
The world doesn’t make sense until you force it to.
When you have a brush in your hand, inking a beautiful woman is a lot like running your hands over her.
When you have a brush in your hand, inking a beautiful woman is a lot like running your hands over her.
Stay smart. Stay cool. It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn.
Stay smart. Stay cool. It’s time to prove to your friends that you’re worth a damn.

“People are attempting to bring a superficial reality to superheroes which is rather stupid. They work best as the flamboyant fantasies they are. I mean, these are characters that are broad and big. I don’t need to see sweat patches under Superman’s arms. I want to see him fly.”

Frank Miller
Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one.
Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one.
In the world of comic books, "troublemaker" means someone who has some sense of dignity.
In the world of comic books, “troublemaker” means someone who has some sense of dignity.
A man without hope is a man without fear.
A man without hope is a man without fear.
You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.
You can’t have virtue without sin. What I’m after is having my characters’ virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That’s how you test people.

6 Frank Miller Quotes About Batman and Gotham City (COMIC)

“We live in the shadow of crime with the unspoken understanding that we are victims… of fear, of violence, of social impotence. A man has risen to show us that the power is, and always has been, in our hands. We are under siege. He’s showing us that we can resist.”

Frank Miller
Ladies, gentlemen. You have eaten well. You've eaten Gotham's wealth. Its spirit. Your feast Is nearly over. From this moment on, none of you are safe.
Ladies, gentlemen. You have eaten well. You’ve eaten Gotham’s wealth. Its spirit. Your feast Is nearly over. From this moment on, none of you are safe.
You can never escape me. Bullets don't harm me. Nothing harms me. But I know pain. I KNOW pain. Sometimes I share it. With someone like you.
You can never escape me. Bullets don’t harm me. Nothing harms me. But I know pain. I KNOW pain. Sometimes I share it. With someone like you.
The Dark Knight series is all from Batman’s point of view. But if you look at Dark Knight 2, you’ll see a Superman who’s much calmer than the one in the first Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight series is all from Batman’s point of view. But if you look at Dark Knight 2, you’ll see a Superman who’s much calmer than the one in the first Dark Knight.
Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can’t see the enemy.
Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can’t see the enemy.
I realized that I was about to turn 30, and Batman was permanently 29. And I was going to be damned if I was older than Batman.
I realized that I was about to turn 30, and Batman was permanently 29. And I was going to be damned if I was older than Batman.

3 Frank Miller Quotes on Superheroes

“The larger-than-life thing is definitely what I’m after. I’ve always drawn dark stories. Occasionally, I’ll try a perfect hero, but it’s a real stretch for me. I like ’em warts and all, and obsessive and weird.”

Frank Miller
Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That's one of the things they're there for.
Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That’s one of the things they’re there for.
The fundament of a superhero is the guy in tights saving innocent people from bad things. It's amazing how infrequently that seems to happen in superhero comics these days.
The fundament of a superhero is the guy in tights saving innocent people from bad things. It’s amazing how infrequently that seems to happen in superhero comics these days.

10 Frank Miller Quotes on Writing and Comic Drawing (CARTOONIST)

“I moved to New York and was told, ‘Go back home. We don’t need you. Go pump gas. You’re from Vermont. We’ve got no use for you. You’re not drawing guys in tights.’ So, I learned how to draw guys in tights, and I put them in as many crime situations as I could.”

Frank Miller
I'm a comic book artist. So I think to myself, what do I like to draw I like to draw hot chicks, fast cars and cool guys in trench coat. So that's what I write about.
I’m a comic book artist. So I think to myself, what do I like to draw? I like to draw hot chicks, fast cars and cool guys in trench coat. So that’s what I write about.
The day you write to please everyone you no longer are in journalism. You are in show business.
The day you write to please everyone you no longer are in journalism. You are in show business.
'Cartoonists' dirty secret is that we tend to come up with stories that involve things that are really fun to draw.
‘Cartoonists’ dirty secret is that we tend to come up with stories that involve things that are really fun to draw.
I find that if somebody is writing and drawing a comic book, planning it to be a movie and a game at the same time tends to lead to a pretty lame job.
I find that if somebody is writing and drawing a comic book, planning it to be a movie and a game at the same time tends to lead to a pretty lame job.

“Comic-book pages are vertical, and movie screens are relentlessly horizontal. But it’s all the same form. We use different tools, but we get the job done. I’m completely in love with CGI. It’s great for conveying a cartoonist’s sense of reality.”

Frank Miller
As a cartoonist, I'm a caricaturist. First you find out what somebody really looks like, and then you find out what they 'really' look like.
As a cartoonist, I’m a caricaturist. First you find out what somebody really looks like, and then you find out what they ‘really’ look like.
I prefer to write and draw in the privacy of my home and with total freedom and then take it to the lion’s den.
I prefer to write and draw in the privacy of my home and with total freedom and then take it to the lion’s den.
A screenwriter is much like being a fire hydrant with a bunch of dogs lined up around it.
A screenwriter is much like being a fire hydrant with a bunch of dogs lined up around it.
Comics are so full of amazing work. And I can’t look at a drawing of a woman without thinking of, for instance, Wallace Wood and his amazing way of capturing beauty.
Comics are so full of amazing work. And I can’t look at a drawing of a woman without thinking of, for instance, Wallace Wood and his amazing way of capturing beauty.

3 Frank Miller Quotes About America and its People

“Mighty cultures never – are almost never conquered. They crumble from within. And frankly, I think that a lot of Americans are acting like spoiled brats because everything that isn’t working out perfectly every time.”

Frank Miller
The American conscience died with the Kennedys.
The American conscience died with the Kennedys.
3,000 of my neighbors were murdered. My country was, utterly unprovoked, savagely attacked. I wish all those responsible for the atrocity of 911 to burn in Hell.
3,000 of my neighbors were murdered. My country was, utterly unprovoked, savagely attacked. I wish all those responsible for the atrocity of 9/11 to burn in Hell.

8 Wise Frank Miller Quotes That Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

I don’t do a comic book thinking there is a movie. I just want it to be as good a comic book as it can be.
I don’t do a comic book thinking there is a movie. I just want it to be as good a comic book as it can be.
I’ll make it. I won’t die. I’ve got too much I have to do to let myself die.
I’ll make it. I won’t die. I’ve got too much I have to do to let myself die.
We must not remind them that giants walk the Earth.
We must not remind them that giants walk the Earth.
When you got a condition, it's bad to forget your medicine.
When you got a condition, it’s bad to forget your medicine.
Hell’s waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you’re here.
Hell’s waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you’re here.
An old man dies. A young woman lives. A fair trade.
An old man dies. A young woman lives. A fair trade.
But I’m not trying to convince anybody how to vote or how to live. Nobody’s ever successfully accused me of being realistic.
But I’m not trying to convince anybody how to vote or how to live. Nobody’s ever successfully accused me of being realistic.
I prefer to die on my feet, than live on my knees.
I prefer to die on my feet, than live on my knees.

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