“I was a huge Chris Claremont fan. You know, I wrote my fan letter. Thank god I never sent this thing. But it was the death of Phoenix, and I was in London. I just read this book and I was so moved, you know. I think I was probably 20 or something. And I wrote this ridiculous letter. You know, “I just saw Derek Jacobi appearing in the Royal Shakespeare Company as Hamlet. I have just witnessed…”. And then it was finally, “Now I have read X-Men #137.” It got thrown in the toilet, man, thank god. But it was very heartfelt at the time. So I was a big fan. That was the only comic I was prepared to read when I’d become a punk. I was totally into the X-Men, ‘cause I just thought it was super-cool.”
Grant Morrison (from here)
“I also took a job in the civil service for a year, where I sat behind a desk wearing all this ridiculous ’60s finery in an office, and tried to be a filing clerk. And I just decided after a year of that, that I would never, ever, ever work again. So I decided the only way to do that was to get back into comics and take it really seriously.”
— Grant Morrison, striking a chord
“Strange that after so many years of me acting like Morrissey, he’s now begun to act like me.”
— Grant Morrison, 1994
“The scariest thing of all is if there is no apocalypse, and everyone’s got to start making do and doing things and making a future. If it doesn’t happen, we better do what we said we’d do and make this world into something futuristic.”
— Grant Morrison.