James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an actor, best known for playing the popular character Spike, a vampire, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel.
- Spike's was a very simple philosophy when we met him. I think that now he is forming one, and I think that the best thing that he has come up with so far is that a lot of being human is about degradation and pain and humiliation. I think he's starting to understand that for the first time. I think he got away from that by becoming a vampire and that's why he was so keen to stop being human, but he's getting back to being human now.
- I was uncomfortable with smoking too much because a lot of young kids watch and I didn't want to make that cool.
- James Marsters on Life After Buffy [specific citation needed]
- I have turned roles down because they are rapists. It's something I don't even want to watch. If I even click on it on TV, I have to click it off or I'll put my foot through the screen... What you see on that screen is just my terror at having to do that scene.
- James Marsters on Life After Buffy, on the rape scene in Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Seeing Red" [specific citation needed]
- He (Spike) probably fell in love with Buffy when he first saw her, but didn't admit it to himself because he was already in love with Dru...
- James Marsters, 2002 
- I'm a psychopath, but I don't have a problem with that.
- [Spike] is a sadist and he is never happier than when he is hurting people or killing people, but he is truly, sincerely, deeply in love with Drusilla.
- I'm really interested with the way light plays on images and one of the artists that really reawakened my interest in comic books was Frank Miller and his treatment of Daredevil, and then Wolverine and, of course, Batman.