Fredric Wertham quotes

  • Hitler was a beginner compared to the comic-book industry.
    -- Fredric Wertham

    #Book #Beginners #Comic Book

  • The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious.
    -- Fredric Wertham

    #Children #Stories #May

  • Robin is a handsome ephebic boy, usually shown in his uniform with bare legs. He is buoyant with energy and devoted to nothing on earth or in interplanetary space as much as to Bruce Wayne. He often stands with his legs spread, the genital region discreetly evident.
    -- Fredric Wertham

    #Boys #Space #Energy

  • For boys, Wonder Woman is a frightening image. For girls she is a morbid ideal. Where Batman is anti-feminine, the attractive Wonder Woman and her counterparts are definitely anti-masculine.
    -- Fredric Wertham

    #Girl #Boys #Wonder Woman

  • Through TV and moving pictures a child may see more violence in thirty minutes than the average adult experiences in a lifetime. What children see on the screen is violence as an almost casual commonplace of daily living. Violence becomes the fundamental principle of society, the natural law of humanity. Killing is as common as taking a walk, a gun more natural than an umbrella. Children learn to take pride in force and to feel ashamed of ordinary sympathy. They are encouraged to forget that people have feelings.
    -- Fredric Wertham

    #Children #Moving #Pride

  • The greatest achievement of the civil-rights movement is that it has restored the dignity of indignation.
    -- Fredric Wertham

    #Rights #Achievement #Movement

  • The selection of a book-plate is such a serious matter.

  • My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.

  • Always be a beginner at something, and always be in love with what you are beginning.

  • It's about doing things that you haven't done before, where you're still kind of a beginner, and not resting on your laurels.

  • Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.

  • I'm not the biggest comic book fan.

  • I was never really a comic-book fanatic.

  • I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best.

  • You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book.

  • I wouldn't ever presume to say that I am a comic book fan.