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Len Wein Quotes

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.

Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes.

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 hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.

I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort.

I think there's something inherently dishonest in trying to go back and mess with the past.

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.

I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.

I would like immortality.

I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.

I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach.

I've had editors over the years who couldn't find a clue if it was stapled to their butt.

I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that's never been important.

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.

In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you.