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Len Wein Quotes


36 Len Wein quotes:



"Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes."
"A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not."
"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
"Creating characters for team books is a slightly different matter. I consider is the dynamics of the group, how should they interact."
"I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point."
"I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort."
"I think there's something inherently dishonest in trying to go back and mess with the past."
"I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked."
"I would like immortality."
"I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach."
"I've had editors over the years who couldn't find a clue if it was stapled to their butt."
"I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that's never been important."
"In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you."
"It all depends on which side of the desk you're sitting on."
"It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision."
"Sometimes you're not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I've written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback."
"The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?"
"The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil."
"What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has."
"When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics."



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