"If our shallow, self-critical culture sometimes seems to lack a sense of the numinous or spiritual it’s only the same way a fish lacks a sense of the ocean. Because the numinous is everywhere, we need to be reminded of it. We live among wonders."
- Grant Morrison (writer of comics)
"Your head’s like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play with over and over. The world turns our key and we play the same little tune again and again and we think that tune’s all we are."
- Grant Morrison (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)
"In so many ways, we’re already superhuman. Being extraordinary is so much a part of our heritage as human beings that we often overlook what we’ve done and how very unique it all is."
- Grant Morrison, “Supergods” (via manicpixiedreamdroid)
"You have to remember, in the entire history of the universe, you’re the only you that has ever existed. Only you see the world the way you see the world. We want to know how you see it. It might be so beautiful, so different, that it changes everything."
- Grant Morrison, 2008 (via deantrippe)
"We tell our children they’re trapped like rats on a doomed, bankrupt, gangster-haunted planet with dwindling resources, with nothing to look forward to but rising sea levels and imminent mass extinctions, then raise a disapproving eyebrow when, in response, they dress in black, cut themselves with razors, starve themselves, gorge themselves, or kill one another."
- Grant Morrison ― Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human (via shutitkyle)
"You wonder why the children of America are so obsessed with death? You wonder why rock groups that look like corpses and zombie comic-book heroes are so goddamn popular here? It’s just the same way your Victorians loved their tombs and seances and murders. The American Empire is dead and does not know it."
- Grant Morrison - (Comic: The Invisibles)
"Adults…struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multibillion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night, when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it’s not real."
- Grant Morrison, Supergods (via herochan)
"My God, she’s beautiful poetry and I’m as clumsy as graffiti."
- Grant Morrison (Animal Man #11)