November 2013

* Iron Men

"It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in."
(Robert Downey Jr.)

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I'm no prophet, but I'm guessing that comic books will always be strong. I don't think anything can really beat the pure fun and pleasure of holding a magazine in your hand, reading the story on paper, being able to roll it up and put it in your pocket, reread again later, show it to a friend, carry it with you, toss it on a shelf, collect them, have a lot of magazines lined up and read them again as a series. I think young people have always loved that. I think they always will.

I've written so many things over the years that I don't want to go back to being just a scriptwriter. I'm in what I consider to be the enviable position. All I have to do is come up with the idea and write an outline that makes it seem like it's a viable idea that will interest people, and then other people write the scripts - and I become the executive producer or the producer, depending on how much involvement I have, and I get a creative credit and then move on to the next project.

If you're writing about a character, if he's a powerful character, unless you give him vulnerability, I don't think he'll be as interesting to the reader.

Everybody wants to feel that you're writing to a certain demographic because that's good business, but I've never done that...I tried to write stories that would interest me. I'd say, what would I like to read? I don't think you can do your best work if you're writing for somebody else, because you never know what that somebody else really thinks or wants.

(Stan Lee, on Comics)

Schwarzenegger

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"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."
(Arnold Schwarzenegger)


"I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future."
(Arnold Schwarzenegger)


"On certain skeletal anatomic measures, gay men appear to be hyper-masculine compared with straight men."
(Leonard Sax)


"My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave."
(Arnold S.)


"I hurt so many people."
(Arnold S.)


"The best activities for your health are pumping and humping."
(Arnold S.)

Sylvester Stallone

"I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting."


"Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give...it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward."



"The man who can best get along with women, is the man who can get along without them."



"Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially."



"I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man."