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Awesome Life Advice from Your Favorite Superheroes

If you're looking to seize "a day, unlike any other!" remember these encouraging quotes, culled from classic comic book characters.

“‘What happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object?’ They surrender.”

—Superman (All-Star Superman #3)

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”

—Batman (Batman Begins)

“I need a day when there aren’t twenty crises to deal with, but I don’t see that coming any time soon.”

—Iron Man (Captain America #29)

“The future is worth it. All the pain. All the tears. The future is worth the fight.”

—Martian Manhunter (Martian Manhunter #1,000,000)

“I never settle. What I cannot have, I will destroy.”

—Darkseid (Superman: The Animated Series)

“The real crime would be not to finish what we started.”

—Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man 2)

“The greatest power on Earth is the magnificent power we all of us possess… the power of the human brain!”

—Professor X (Uncanny X-Men #2)

“I’m loyal to nothing, General… except the Dream.”

—Captain America (Daredevil #233)

“The fate of your planet rests not in the hands of gods. It rests in the hands of mortals.”

—Thor (Thor: Heaven & Earth #2)

“All right, y’all! Four-eyes is history, his ghoulies are gone, and we just saved the whole dang universe! Who wants french toast?”

—Cyborg (Teen Titans)

“But everyone’s story begins once upon a time, and it’s up to us to cherish the time we’re given to ensure we live happily ever after.”

—Scarlet Witch (Avengers Fairy Tales)

“What was it that John Lennon said? ‘Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.’ Let it grow already, and quit trying to legislate it!”

—Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman #200)

“Right now, I’d trade the whole Spider-Man bit for a rocking chair and a subscription to Reader’s Digest.”

—Spider-Man (The Amazing Spider-Man #216)

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