Man is the creature of circumstances.
All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.
You may depend upon it that they are as good hearts to serve men in palaces as in cottages.
Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity.
Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.
Everything, everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
These will vary in every human being but knowledge is the same for every mind, and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it.
There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being.
If they exert it not for good, they will for evil if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance.
Equality is the soul of liberty there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
The world has become one big grassy knoll, crawling with lone gunmen who think they're the Warren Commission.
We've had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I'm honestly just pinching myself.
Wanted has gone into second, third and fourth printings of the individual issues and the north American printings of Wanted 1 are now close to 100,000.
These are pretty much the most critically-acclaimed books I've ever written and the sales have been literally twice what we were all expecting.
The breadth of the potential readership is also a factor.
The books are all very, very different so the publishers really had to be different too.
The animated books pay the lowest rates at the Big Two and you can forget about royalties.
Sales were stable, but they would have kept rising if we'd been out there every month and I think we'd be topping 200,000 by now.
Marvel books also feed into the smaller publishers and the fact that this is happening in the same month we're launching Ultimate Fantastic Four is no coincidence.
I'd love to do something else for Avatar after this.
I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.
I didn't want the headache of having a publisher reviewing everything I wrote in advance.
However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers.
Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think.