Jack Kirby quotes

  • I taught myself how to draw, and I soon found out it was what I really wanted to do. I didn't think I was going to create any great masterpieces like Rembrandt or Gauguin. I thought comics was a common form of art, and strictly American in my estimation, because America was the home of the common man - and show me the common man that can't do a comic. So comics is an American form of art that anyone can do with a pencil and paper.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Art #Home #Men

  • All life on Earth is subject to the rumbles and rockings of the parent stucture which has no control over the disastrous effects of its stresses and strains on whatever thrives on its surface. The ambitions and dreams of men are irrelevant to this planetary giant which pursues its own way in its own manner. Man is its child, tenant and still, to this date, its captive.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Dream #Children #Stress

  • I feel that man can transcend himself to a point where he can accomplish greater things than he thinks. I see people depressed and I see people who devalue themselves and I feel that's a terrible, terrible waste. But I love the people who try. But try fairly, try honestly.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Men #Thinking #People

  • Our dreams make us large.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Dream

  • Aw, where we come from the Anti-Life Equation is one of many others--almost as awesome!! But they merely exist!!
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Where We Come #Equations

  • Mort Meskin was a consummate professional, dedicated to his work. A great talent.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Talent #Dedicated

  • Kid ... Comics will break your heart.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Heart #Kids #Break

  • It's not in the draftsmanship, it's in the man. Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It's in the man. If you want to do it, you do it.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Men #Tools #Want

  • Once we've learned enough about the universe we will admit to ourselves that we will never know everything.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Enough #Universe

  • Superman is going to live forever. They'll be reading Superman in the next century when you and I are gone. I felt, in that respect, I was doing the same thing. I wanted to be known. I wasn't going to sell a comic that was going to die quickly.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Reading #Forever #Gone

  • I'm OMAC! Evacuate this section! I'm going to destroy it!
    -- Jack Kirby

  • Perfectionists are their own devils.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Devil #Perfectionist

  • Life at best is bittersweet.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Life #Bittersweet #Sweet Life

  • I feel that life is a series of very interesting questions, and very poor answers. But I myself am willing to settle for the questions. If the questions are interesting, I feel I evoke them in what I do. I feel that should be good enough for everyone else.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Interesting #Answers #Life Is

  • If you think a man draws the type of hands that you want to draw, steal ‘em. Take those hands.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Men #Thinking #Hands

  • I've never done anything half-heartedly; it's a disservice to me and the audience if I do it half-heartedly.
    -- Jack Kirby

    #Done #Half #Audience