People have this idea of canon, but there is no canon,” he says. “To me, it’s all real. Every comic you ever read is real.
Anyway, Grant gets it.
"When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it’ll never end. But however hard you try you can’t run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor."
Somebody posted a panel of this on Twitter, and it just reminded me how great this page is. If you know nothing else about All-Star Superman, you should know this. It’s easy to underrate Superman — I often do so — but this series was about the core of the character: someone who is all-powerful but all-caring and just wants to do the best he can for the world. It’s actually admirable in many ways that Superman is an overgrown Boy Scout, and it’s cool that a series explored that without resorting to deconstructing it and taking away its optimism.
Superman saves. Superman is hope for people who want to be stronger and better. And here’s a panel where Superman saves someone who needs it most.
Superman believes in you. That’s the thing. That’s the most important thing.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
You see that little peace of my heart that’s running away right now? I can’t get that back :(