I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend… I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives
They probably like X-Men because it’s about something. It’s not just an adventure story. It’s not silly. It’s not just about a wimp who turns into Superman by changing his underwear. It’s about how society treats minorities.
― Sir Ian McKellen - UK Premiere “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” 05/12/14 (via mutant-101