William Moulton Marston quotes

  • Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Butterfly #Gold #Want

  • Comics speak, without qualm or sophistication, to the innermost ears of the wishful self. The response is like that of a thirsty traveler who suddenly finds water in the desert - he drinks to satiation.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Self #Water #Desert

  • Most of us actually stifle enough good impulses during the course of a day to change the current of our lives.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Enough #Currents #Impulse

  • Comics play a trite but lusty tune on the C natural keys of human nature. They rouse the most primitive, but also the most powerful, reverberations in the noisy cranial sound-box of consciousness, drowning out more subtle symphonies. Comics scorn finesse, thereby incurring the wrath of linguistic adepts. They defy the limits of accepted fact and convention, thus amortizing to apoplexy the ossified arteries of routine thought.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Powerful #Book #Keys

  • Women are exciting for this one reason - it is the secret of women's allure - women enjoy submission, being bound. This I bring out in the Paradise Island sequences where the girls beg for chains and enjoy wearing them. Because all of this is a universal truth, a fundamental subconscious feeling of normal humans, the children love it. That is why they like Wonder Woman on Paradise Island better than anywhere else.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Girl #Children #Book

  • Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Girl #Long #Want

  • It's too bad for us "literary" enthusiasts, but it's the truth nevertheless -- pictures tell any story more effectively than words . . . If children will read comics . . . why isn't it advisable to give them some constructive comics to read?.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Children #Giving #Stories

  • Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken. Defeat strips away false values and makes you realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Taken #Butterfly #Knowledge

  • Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Beautiful #Strong Women #Character

  • The wish to be super-strong is a healthy wish, a vital, compelling, power-producing desire. The more the Superman-Wonder Woman picture stories build up this inner compulsion by stimulating the child's natural longing to battle and overcome obstacles, particularly evil ones, the better chance your child has for self-advancement in the world.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Strong #Children #Self

  • Normal men retain their childish longing for a woman to mother them. At adolescence a new desire is added. They want a girl to allure them. When you put these two together, you have the typical male yearning that Wonder Woman satisfies.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Girl #Mother #Men

  • Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Taken #Personality #Important

  • Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Believe #World #Wonder Woman

  • Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
    -- William Moulton Marston

    #Challenges #Crisis #Offers