Get QuoteDark Inspirational Quotes App
All Quotes by author - Greg Rucka
" A character wandering around asking, 'Who am I?' isn't, in and of itself, a story I'm interested in telling. "
Who Am I
" All the sudden, I was part of the 'No Man's Land' thing, and there was a bundle of core writers for that, but somewhere along the line, I became the go-to guy after that initial arc. "
" Character is made up of a variety of different things. One of those elements is gender. "
" Comics don't work without the visuals, obviously. "
" Comics fans want new stuff that looks exactly like the old stuff. It is hard for the publishers, and even the audience, to change something. "
" DC are playing catch up with Marvel because of things like 'The Avengers' breaking six hundred million domestic. "
" Emotional honesty transcends reality; it's what allows disbelief to be suspended and yet what makes a story stay true. "
" Every character needs an adversary - one who is both challenging and a contrast for the hero. The best adversaries reveal something about the character they're contrasting. "
" Every writer has characters that they become attached to and that they feel very strongly about. "
" Every writer is going to end up drawing from their own experiences in one way or another. "
" Fear is one of the elements of nonlethal weaponry. You're going to get hurt, and you don't want to get hurt. Pepper spray hurts. You don't want to be sprayed. That's why it's a useful deterrent as a nonlethal weapon - I'm not advocating spraying people randomly. "
" For every person who passes on the opportunity to write Spider-Man or Superman, I guarantee there are 5000 hungry writers who would give their eye-teeth to do it. But just because they want to do it, it doesn't mean they are capable of doing it. "
" For me, plot always comes out of character, so I had to be sure of my characters. "
" Good fiction can both entertain and light up those dark corners where nice people don't want to go. "
" Heroes are defined by their villains - Batman is nothing if he doesn't have Two-Face. "
" I am the product of Denny O'Neil in many ways, I carry forth a lot of what Denny instilled in me. "
" I come from a prose background. I come from short story background, and that led me into novels. "
" I do crazy amounts of research. I want this stuff to 'work,' so to speak. I need to be, at least to me, believable - because if I feel - if I cannot invest some element of verisimilitude, the reader is absolutely not going to buy in. "
" If Portland can truly have a true comics show that doesn't become a media show but retains its focus on comics, I think it's going to serve the city well. If this becomes a big show, it's going to bring in a lot of money for the city. "
" If someone arrives, fully functional yet a tabula rasa, how does their environment influence, educate, even mold them? And if that is a nurture question, then where does that character's nature fit in? How does that manifest? "
" I just know that if you make a Superman movie you can't take kids to, you've done something wrong. "
" I like the 'Keystone Kops' storyline. It didn't actually go quite the way I wanted to, but it was another great way to show how different life was in these two different corners of the DCU, being on the ground in these different areas. "
" I love doing research. It's like cheating, but with permission. "
" I love liminal characters. I love these characters that are outside and enter and consequently are perpetually outsiders, and who hold themselves to a higher standard. "
" I love 'The Omen,' just as a piece of plotting. "
" I'm a Caucasian American Jew. These are all things that make up who I am. "
" I'm a fan of genre in the abstract, but at best, perhaps all we can really say when we talk about genre is that we're talking about an umbrella that covers a kind of story with certain elements. "
" I met one of my best resources because I cold-called the local FBI office one day early in my career with questions. The agent who took the call knew someone who knew someone who was ex-Army, trained in personal protection. The resulting introduction was one of the best, most enduring friendships I've ever enjoyed. "
" I'm not a huge Lovecraft fan as far as that goes; I think there are some stories of his that are really quite wonderful, but for the most part, I have great difficulties with his prose - and the more you know about the man, the harder it is to separate him from the work in many ways. "
" I'm sick to death of the way the Big Two treat people. "
Check our other websites: