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Len Wein Quotes


36 Len Wein quotes:



"You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story-a beginning, a middle, and an end."
"Check out my run on Swamp Thing and you won't find a truly evil monster in the bunch. That's true for every series I've ever worked on."
"I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips."
"I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer. In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design."
"I had never really thought of myself as a writer; any writing I had done was just to give myself something to draw."
"I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow."
"I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core."
"If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it. That's what usually tells me something is wrong."
"In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home."
"People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story."
"These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here."
"Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title."
"Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could."
"When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine."
"When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes."
"There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed."



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