I've seen this quote a lot of times on the internet, but when was the first time Superman said this?

Was this in a comic book or movie?

The world doesn't need a savior. But every day I hear people crying for one.

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    I believe Superman said that in Superman Returns (2006).. He replied to Lois Lane's essay..
    – user931
    Apr 4, 2017 at 6:40

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As has been noted in comments, this is from the record-breaking blockbuster film Superman Returns.

Superman: Listen; what do you hear?

Lois Lane: Nothing.

Superman: I hear everything. You wrote that the world doesn't need a savior, but every day I hear people crying for one.

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