Hero Quotes

Hero Quotes by George R. R. Martin, Swami Vivekananda, Terry Hayes, Thomas Guthrie, Agnes de Mille, Czeslaw Milosz and many others.

Most have been forgotten. Most deserve to be forgotten.

Most have been forgotten. Most deserve to be forgotten. The heroes will always be remembered. The best. The best and the worst. And a few who were a bit of both.
George R. R. Martin
Your country requires
heroes; be heroes; your
duty is to go on working,
and then everything will
follow of itself.
Swami Vivekananda
A hero can only be as good as the bad guy.
Terry Hayes
The hope of immortality makes heroes of cowards.
Thomas Guthrie
My heroines are part of me and my heroes are part of what I’d like to know.
Agnes de Mille
Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.
Czeslaw Milosz
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
Albert Einstein
I was no hero. The dearest wishes of my heart were for safety and tranquility. The world was a perilous place, wrong for the likes of me.
Gail Carson Levine
My father will always be my hero. He pioneered two successful companies that paved the way for the technology services industry and has devoted much of his life to helping people in need and those who serve our nation in the armed forces.
Ross Perot, Jr.
That’s the choice they allow you – now the outlet is being a pop star, which is really what I’m saying on the album in ‘Working class hero’. As I told Rolling Stone, it’s the same people who have the power, the class system didn’t change one little bit.
John Lennon
Mantua gave me birth, Calabri snatched me away, now Parthenope holds me; I sang of shepherds, pastures, and heroes. -Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc Parthenope, cecini pascua, rura, duces
Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools.
Jonathan Sacks
What’s amazing is everyone knows who Spider-Man is. We were filming in a Chicano community and standing side by side were a Cal Tech lab technician and a six-year-old boy, and both of them were in awe of the character. In fact, you might say he’s an equal opportunity fantasy hero.
Nicholas Hammond
The basis of drama is… the struggle of the hero towards a specific goal at the end of which he realises that what kept him from it was, in the lesser drama, civilisation and, in the great drama, the discovery of something that he did not set out to discover but which can be seen retrospectively as inevitable.
David Mamet
When I was 6 my father went to fight in the war, so he was my big hero. I thought he was the greatest thing.
Michael Caine
I play Rock Band, which is Guitar Hero times ten. You can play with four people, so when you have parties, you have a real band. Nobody ever wants to sing, so I’m always the one throwing down on the mic.
Elizabeth Banks
The cold hand of history, which is for ever robbing us of some of our oldest and best cherished stories, points rigidly to the fact that no such person as King Arthur ever presided over a Round Table. Be this as it may, romance still hugs her heroes to her heart as possessions to be not willingly let die.
H. A. Guerber
What happens to each of my female heroes, certainly, is they find something bigger than themselves that they are honored to serve. It’s not giving up your family.
Tamora Pierce
Definition of tragedy: A hero destroyed by the excess of his virtues
The hero of ‘Dark Powers’ can touch murder victims and read their last memories.
Ruth Glick
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The contemporary hero, the mythical pattern in the imitation of whom we would live, remains as yet undefined. We have no hero; what is more to the point, we suspect hero worship.
Irwin Edman
Superstars strive for approbation; heroes walk alone. Superstars crave consensus; heroes define themselves by the judgment of a future they see it as their task to bring about. Superstars seek success in a technique for eliciting support; heroes pursue success as the outgrowth of inner values.
Henry A. Kissinger
The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement were always the wives and the mothers.
Andrew Young
I get along with the Democrats, but please – I’m not their hero.
John McCain
I think a hero is someone who, if abroad or traveling, they go to the GOOP website to see what shops to go to, what restaurants to eat at, what clothes to buy, and they do that not fearlessly but in spite of their fear.
Robert Downey, Jr.
It’s time for a trans hero in a mainstream comic.
Gail Simone
I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they’re my heroes.
Natalie Portman
The history of Guitar Hero is pretty spectacular. Really, I don’t know of another franchise that has captured the imagination of the world so quickly and so powerfully and so positively in such a short period of time.
Dan Rosensweig
Your imagination is yours. You can remember the past you choose, rehearse the future you want, and identify with the real and fictional heroes and events of your selection.
Roger Delano Hinkins
Barry White is my musical hero. He was the guy who you danced to in the club and then when you took your lady home to the bedroom, you listened to him there, too! That’s who I always wanted to be – the guy who was always there.
Mayer Hawthorne
Heroes aren’t allowed to be nervous.” “Who made up that rule?” “It’s a known fact.
David Eddings
Dada is like your hopes: nothing like your paradise: nothing like your idols: nothing like your heroes: nothing like your artists: nothing like your religions: nothing
Francis Picabia
Larger-than-life roles have never excited me. I’d rather play someone real who goes through obstacles and becomes a hero.
Abhay Deol
Lou Reed was a hero because he was an anti-hero.
Tom Stoppard
Will Rogers was an American hero – someone you could get your teeth into and love.
Willard Scott
You’ve got to be uncomfortable and rise to different occasions in order to become your best.  No one is born a hero, but things happen and your response makes you a hero.  It’s instinctual, it’s something that you may not even realize is there.
Robert Glasper
Don’t forget, you are the hero of your own story.
Greg Boyle
In my career, I’ve often played the protagonist or the hero of the movie, and there are so many rules inherent to that role. The audience needs to stay with you, identify with you and like you. When you play the bad guy, those rules go out the window. There’s so much freedom there.
Ryan Phillippe
I am extremely proud and honoured to have beaten Pete’s record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.
Roger Federer
See, heroes never die. John Wayne isn’t dead, Elvis isn’t dead. Otherwise you don’t have a hero. You can’t kill a hero. That’s why I never let him get older.
Mickey Spillane
It is obviously good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. On the other hand, it can be a fatal mistake, a nuking of the Bill of Rights, not to recognize scoundrels who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American common people.
Sherman Skolnick
Crowds speak in heroes.
Gerald Stanley Lee
Every villain is a hero in his or her own mind.
Allison Brennan
The hero used to be the one in white. Now he is harder to spot.
Mason Cooley
I don’t want to get pigeon-holed into a certain kind of character. I love action roles and the hero, but I want to keep trying something new.
Michael Trucco
Michael Mann’s always been one of my heroes.
Peter Berg
Joe Louis was one of my first heroes.
Robert Goulet
We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders for the beloved United States, which was founded by noble and inspired men.
Lorenzo Snow
By the way, you guys seriously screwed up just now. (Nero) We know. (They said in unison.) Yeah, well, what you don’t know is how grateful your girl is to you. I just thought you should know that you guys are a hero to her…and she thinks we’re all idiots. (Nero)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Carol Lynn Pearson
If the reader cares, I don’t think it matters so much whether your hero is in fact an anti-hero.
Barry Eisler
The thing that interests me is the good and evil in everybody. I don’t have conventional heroes in the films that I directed, because I believe there’s good and evil in everybody.
William Friedkin
In Dante the hero would rather flee and renounce the tempting embrace instead of yielding to his desires and enduring the attendant dangers.
Peter Weiss
When I did the video for ‘Holding Out For A Hero,’ we filmed that on top of the Grand Canyon, and that was quite frightening. I was close to the edge, and there was a helicopter hovering about, creating a lot of wind, and I was nervous I was going to fall off.
Bonnie Tyler
I was lucky to have the right heroes. Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you how you’ll turn out to be. The qualities of the one you admire are the traits that you, with a little practice, can make your own, and that, if practiced, will become habit forming.
Warren Buffett
I would rather portray the hero, if it’s a really great film. All my favorite fictional film characters are heroes, such as in “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Robin Hood.”
Jonathan Jackson
Whether I’m a hero or a zero doesn’t really matter. It’s all perception.
Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
Charles Kuralt
To a valet no man is a hero.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I stand in this parking lot, realizing that I’ve never been this far from home, and here is this girl I love and cannot follow. I hope this is the hero’s errand, because not following her is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
John Green
I like to be nice. I want to be a hero. I want to save people. Or just kill zombies, because they deserve it, because they’re already dead and they can’t feel it. They don’t have feelings.
Aisha Tyler
Heroes like you always have a weak spot. We just have to find it, and then we can kill you. Won’t that be lovely? Have a cheese ‘n’ Wiener!
Rick Riordan
These manly sentiments, in private life, make the good citizen; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
James Otis
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Goaltending is a suffering position. Your equipment protects you from injury, but not from pain, every time you go out there. And if you allow a goal, the red lights go on for everyone to see. But you get to be a hero too!
Kevin Constantine
To love pleasure takes little. To love truly takes a hero who can manage his own fear.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
I’m a guitar player first. So my first hero was Angus Young from AC/DC. I used to copy every move that he did, play every lick that he would. I knew I wanted to be some kind of a rocker, back in the day.
Phillip Phillips
Only while they are conforming their actions to the model of some archetypal hero do the Arunta feel that they are truly alive, for in those roles they are immortal. The occasions on which they slip from such molds are quite meaningless, for time immediately devours those occasions and reduces them to nothingness.
Huston Smith
Once you realise that heroes die, everything becomes that much more terrifying.
David Benioff
Religion is many things, but one of them, surely, is a way for adults to indulge in uncritical hero worship.
Robert Webb
The Bible just said ‘Thou shalt not kill’, then told hundreds of stories of people killing each other and becoming heroes, like David with Goliath.
John Marsden
I mean, you know, I get a tremendous positive charge every day just from knowing these kids and who they are. I mean, Larry, my 12-year-old son is my hero in life. Could there be a greater privilege than that? I mean, I can’t imagine anything that would be more exciting.
Jim Lampley
The fear of God makes a hero; the fear of man makes a coward.
Alvin C. York
Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I’ve learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts.
John Forsythe
Those who see and observe kings, heroes, and statesmen, discover that they have headaches, indigestion, humors and passions, just like other people; every one of which in their turns determine their wills in defiance of their reason.
Lord Chesterfield
The best thing I did was choose the right heroes.
Warren Buffett
The man who fights against his own country is never a hero.
Victor Hugo
We need to build a beautiful granite and bronze monument in our nation’s capital to honor American heroes, unsung American heroes. And those unsung American heroes are the rich.
Bernard Goldberg
Playing in the same team as Sachin is a huge honour. His balance of mind, shrewd judgment, modesty and, above all, his technical brilliance make him my all-time hero. You can’t get a more complete cricketer than Sachin. He has everything that a cricketer needs to have
Rahul Dravid
Rebellion per se is not a virtue. If it were, we would have some heroes on very low levels.
Norman Thomas
I am not a hero in soul and never will be, but I am better than I was before. Or so I tell myself; and for now that is enough.
Andrew Davidson
Someone who’s a great hero of mine and has become a friend is Patti Smith.
Andrea Riseborough
No one is immune to temptation. Not even a hero. Not even a nobody. Not even people like you and me. Lust is never very far away. And just when you least expect it, there it is again.
Charles R. Swindoll
Only one who liberates himself from his psychological desires and fears indeed in truth qualify as liberation hero.
Velupillai Prabhakaran
It’s not just children who need heroes.
Tamora Pierce
I shall not want Honor in Heaven For I shall meet Sir Philip Sidney And have talk with Coriolanus And other heroes of that kidney.
T. S. Eliot
The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get smallpox.
John Green
I wouldn’t characterize anybody who fought in Vietnam as a war hero. In 23 bombing sorties, there must have been civilians that were killed and there’s no heroism to that.
Medea Benjamin
Music is my only guide. I don’t care if people pigeonhole me. Miles Davis is my hero. He covered Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson, and he didn’t give a hoot about what the purists said.
Meshell Ndegeocello
Heroes? Don’t believe in them.
Samuel Fuller
Heroes are important not only because they symbolize what we believe to be important, but because they also convey universal truths about personal self-discovery and self-transcendence, one’s role in society, and the relation between the two.
Alan Hirsch
All of my films are based on personal experiences and beliefs. Many of my heroes are my spokespeople – and some are not!
Michel Ocelot
We were king’s men, knights, and heroes . . . but some knights are dark and full of terror, my lady. War makes monsters of us all.” “Are you saying you are monsters?” “I am saying we are human. You are not the only one with wounds, Lady Brienne
George R. R. Martin
He has been named as the heir apparent of the great Argentine hero, Diego Maradona, by journalists, players, and Maradona himself, alike. I’d personally put him in a drawer of my bedside table.
Franz Beckenbauer
I’m not a legend or a hero, I don’t slay dragons, I don’t do any of the things that a real hero can. But I can make things better, one day at a time, for most of the kingdom.
Mercedes Lackey
I knew always that Holland gave away the most Jews of all the countries. We are not the heroes that are in the history books.
Carice van Houten
My biggest hero was Roman Gabriel, who was the QB of the Rams, and Roger Staubach. Those were the two guys I tired to emulate when I was little.
Warren Moon
Just remember, you’re never too old to have a hero.
Chris Gardner
My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn’t know how to cry. Simple.
John Lennon
A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.
Richard E. Byrd
Much has been written about Generation X and the films about it. Clerks is so utterly authentic that its heroes have never heard of their generation. When they think of “X,” it’s on the way to the video store.
Roger Ebert
The day I became a hero, my dream was realised. Everything else is a bonus.
Vijay Sethupathi
Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape.
Barack Obama
I think people feel threatened by homosexuality. The problem isn’t about gay people, the problem is about the attitude towards gay people. People think that all gays are Hannibal Lecters. But gay people are sons and daughters, politicians and doctors, American heroes and daughters of American heroes.
Hollis Stacy
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Heroes and Star Trek were 2006 and 2007, and I was just about to turn 30, and everything changed. I found myself on this amazing journey, which continues, but it’s now at a natural transition point. I’m reevaluating and reexamining how and where I go from here.
Zachary Quinto
A man I admire and respect – Congressman John Lewis, an American hero, made allegations that Sarah Palin and I were somehow associated with the worst chapter in American history, segregation, deaths of children in church bombings, George Wallace. That, to me, was so hurtful.
John McCain
When I was a young man, Dirac was my hero. He made a breakthrough, a new method of doing physics. He had the courage to simply guess at the form of an equation, the equation we now call the Dirac equation, and to try to interpret it afterwards.
Richard P. Feynman
… if one does not have wild dreams of achievement, there is no spur even to get the dishes washed. One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
May Sarton
I haven’t purposefully set out to play heroes. I’m interested in playing the character who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances. But he’s really either just saving himself or acting in the service of something that’s important to him.
Harrison Ford
I’m kind of a comic book geek, but I’m not really a super hero comic book geek.
Eric Kripke
If we might be able to save this world, how can we walk away? Too many people around here have given up! Galloran said heroes sacrifice for causes; they do things that others hide from. I may not be some great hero, but I won’t hide from this. I would never live with myself.
Brandon Mull
Did Alan Moore get screwed on his contract? Of course. Lots of people get screwed, but we still have Spider-Man and lots of other heroes.
J. Michael Straczynski
I felt like Jerry Lewis in France! Let the cast of Heroes go to France! The Office cast loves Scranton! The nicest people on earth are in Scranton. Thank you, Scranton for an experience we will take with us for the rest of our lives.
Kate Flannery
The hero of the ‘Peanuts’ is Charlie Brown. I play the dog that sleeps on the top of his dog box who’s a philosopher. I’m drawn to that. So I’m drawn to Barbossa as I’m drawn to Einstein, because they are outsiders, and I suppose, as a character actor, that’s the turf that you’re locked into, in a way.
Geoffrey Rush
My great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, was my biggest hero in life, my biggest inspiration behind everything I do.
Nik Wallenda
If you’re an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don’t fit in, if you’re not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero.
Steve Guttenberg
All my heroes, I guess, like John Wayne and all those guys, they drank and they smoked and did all the manly things. It was expected of you. And now abstinence in all kinds of forms is a part of living. It’s a pretty – I don’t smoke anymore, I quit that 42 years ago
Larry Hagman
The uncommon man has done the impossible and there has been that much more light in the world because of it. Children respond to heroes by thinking creatively and sometimes in breaking beyond the bounds of the impossible in their turn, and so becoming heroes themselves.
Madeleine L’Engle
More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.
Kevin Smith
Here is a hero who did nothing but shake the tree as soon as the fruit was ripe. Does this seem to be too small a thing to you? Then take a good look at the tree he shook.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I love ‘Guitar Hero’ because I love music, but I have no musical ability whatsoever. So I love a game that makes you feel like you’re a rock star.
Marisa Miller
The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that it’s pointless and futile and ugly, and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it. There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic.
Anthony Minghella
Calling oneself a hero after making mistakes shouldn’t earn public trust.
Mike Medavoy
Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero.
Alex North
When I was a kid, we all knew who Niki Lauda was. He was a hero, a living legend in Germany. Everybody knows him.
Daniel Bruhl
If we want an America of heroes, we need to cherish our heroes of the past.
Harry Crocker
A hero is someone who stands in the community and speaks their hopes and speaks their passion. That’s almost an act of heroism nowadays because higher consciousness is so trivialized.
Marianne Williamson
My mom [has] always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady.
Emma Stone
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
Brooke Westcott
Muhammad Ali is a legend, a hero of mine.
Conor McGregor
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
Walt Whitman
I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba’s freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Mubarak came to power as a hero who fought bravely in Egypt’s wars and headed the nation’s air force.
Ahmed Zewail
What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Richard Pryor was my hero. Richard Pryor was keeping it 100.
Larry Wilmore
I never thought of London in terms of possible heroes – of course, there are thousands. It’s a very talented city.
Doris Lessing
I have prayed with the families and wept at the funerals of Hoosiers who did not shrink from 9-11 but grew into heroes whose names will forever be engraved in the heart of a grateful nation.
Mike Pence
Most of the heroes we remember we remember only because they won. To win you must be ruthless. Single-minded … which was why he had no friends just admirers.
David Gemmell
I always felt that heroes were essentially dull. Villains were more exotic and could do more interesting things.
Jerry Robinson
Have you heard of the legends of sleeping kings? The legends that heroes like Llewellyn and Glendower and Arthur aren’t really dead, but are instead sleeping in tombs, waiting to be woken?
Maggie Stiefvater
Learn about the incorruptible King, and know his heroes who never inflict slaughter on the peoples.
I grew up in the ’80s in L.A., so Ice Cube and Magic Johnson are my heroes.
Jonah Hill
In feature films, I used to be the hero’s friend, a regular character. In short films, I played the hero; I got roles where I could work on my character and performance. They made me aware of myself as an actor.
Vijay Sethupathi
My great hero is Billie Holiday, and I’ve always wanted to do an album of standards with a piano-led quartet.
Tim Curry
I can remember only a small handful of instances in which I talked about politics with my parents. I remember my parents telling me that Daniel Ellsberg was a hero when I was six years old.
John Kiriakou
Heroes didn’t win. The heroes were whoever happened to win. History told their story — the dead didn’t say a word. All of it was bullshit.
Hugh Howey
Hitler’s historical hero had always been Frederick the Great. [Later], under Goebbels’ prompting … Napoleon emerged … as his model. …. Frederick the Great was a man who knew when to stop [and] Napoleon did not.
Ernst Hanfstaengl
Walter Mayer was a hero at a Salvation Army home fire in Cincinnati.
Ring Lardner
Wait just a minute,” Ares growled. He pointed at Thalia and me. “These two are dangerous. It’d be much safer, while we’ve got them here—” “Ares,” Poseidon interrupted, “they are worthy heroes. We will not blast my son to bits.” “Nor my daughter,” Zeus grumbled. “She has done well.
Rick Riordan
He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny
There are no heroes in chess.
Corry Evans
What’s the point of being a hero when everyone thinks you’re a villain?
Ellen Hopkins
Whoe’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.
William Shenstone
The recent death of Gene McCarthy reminded me of a lesson I spent a long, long time unlearning, so now I have to re-learn it. It’s about political courage and heroes, and when a country is desperate for leadership. There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times.
Molly Ivins
From a gameplay standpoint, I’ve said for years that hero, fiction, and tone have nothing to do with the idea that choices have consequences. And that’s really what I’m interested in. I care about you showing how clever and creative you are.
Warren Spector
Deadpool’s’ probably pretty proud of his comic book hero physique.
Cullen Bunn
Lovers, children, heroes, none of them do we fantasize as extravagantly as we fantasize our parents.
Francine du Plessix Gray
We need heroes of color in all different genres. It’s also valuable for white readers to be able to meet people in books that are different than themselves. That can be a way of expanding their minds and experiences.
Kekla Magoon
We have these rules, the ‘hero rules.’ Like, a hero doesn’t slouch. A hero walks proudly with his head up. A hero walks with a purpose. A hero’s always a gentleman.
John Singleton
If a man wishes to become a hero, then the serpent must first become a dragon: otherwise he lacks his proper enemy.
Friedrich Nietzsche
He won’t be one of those girlishly pretty men with curly gold hair…He’ll be dark, dangerous, too. Brave, certainly, but not without flaws. I like my heroes human.
Nora Roberts
Man, some open doors were not welcoming, and that was so the case here—less hi-how’re-ya, more come-in-so-your-skin-can-be-used-to-make-a-super-hero-cape-for-one-of-Hannibal-Lecter’s-patients.
J.R. Ward
He was a great man. He taught himself how to walk again, to write with his left hand. My father was a hero.
Mandy Patinkin
Some people that are heroes to some can be looked at by another group of people as villains. As far as a middle point, just speaking for myself, that’s exactly what to avoid.
Jon Bernthal
Readers will stand up and cheer for Karen Fox’s Prince of Charming! Finally, a heroine who’s a real woman. Finally, a hero who knows what a rare find she is! Finally, a book for us all to adore! Thank you Karen Fox for creating the most lovable hero romance has seen in a long, long time!
Maggie Shayne
The pleasure of reading a story and wondering what will come next for the hero is a pleasure that has lasted for centuries and, I think, will always be with us.
Stan Lee
Ain’t nobody more famous than me. I am my own hero and everything else. If you are a SEAL you can say that.
Rudy Boesch
Action-adventure, that genre, only works for me if you can care about the characters. If the hero’s not taking some kind of a journey, then there are no stakes – and no stakes, then you don’t care if he lives or dies, wins or loses.
Brandon Lee
Fate does not invite ugly boring people to save the world; and if you do try to save the world (without being beautiful, strong, clever, or wise), you will soon die pointlessly and how much adventure is there in that?
James Alan Gardner
When you’re a young man, a young boy, all you want to be is that action hero; you want to be the James Bond, and I got to do that for a bit, and that was great.
Matthew Lewis
The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad… Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected. Iraqis are heroes.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
I don’t see a full-fledged career in Hollywood. I am happy with the cameos. Even Tom Cruise will only do special appearances in our films; he wouldn’t do a full hero movie. But it’s good to act in different cinema.
Ali Fazal
When I was going to film school, before film school, my hero was David Lynch.
Alan Taylor
Do we weep for the heroes who died for us, Who living were true and tried for us, And dying sleep side by side for us; The martyr band That hallowed our land With the blood they shed in a tide for us?
Abram Joseph Ryan
Grace was not given to heal the spiritually sick but to decorate spiritual heroes!
Martin Luther
Apart from those other riders there is a whole production team [ of The Fourth Phase] behind the cameras too, hauling hundreds of kilos of fragile and awkward filming equipment up those same frozen landscapes. They’re the real heroes.
Travis Rice
‘The Wall’ is a reaction to ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ where I was like, ‘I don’t need time travel and aliens to take a hero and pin them down in an impossible situation. I can do it in a much simpler way.’ And that was ‘The Wall.’
Doug Liman
At its core, ‘Heroes’ is an ensemble character drama with genre elements.
Masi Oka
My dad was my hero when I was a young boy. And then it’s a toss-up between Han Solo, the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team, and Marlon Brando.
Martin Henderson
Take action. Every story you’ve ever connected with, every leader you’ve ever admired, every puny little thing that you’ve ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life.
Bradley Whitford
The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values. Heroism requires value conflict.
Andrew Bernstein
But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
Christopher Dawson
We will never know the extent of the damage movies are doing to us, but movie art, it appears, thrives on moral chaos. When the country is paralyzed, the popular culture may tell us why. After innocence, winners become losers. Movies are probably inuring us to corruption; the sellout is the hero-survivor for our times.
Pauline Kael
Any man that dates me, the thing they’re gonna have to live up is my dad – he’s a real hero.
Jessica Chastain
Power changes everything till it is difficult to say who are the heroes and who the villains.
Libba Bray
I don’t think I would worry about an oversaturation of information if it was indeed information. It is the slovenly, hasty traffic in clichГ© and sensationalism and bad reasoning that bothers me. I love finding arcane primary texts on the web. The people who think to put them up are heroes of mine.
Marilynne Robinson
Even being a Jedi is something where you look for more. At first you acted as if Jedi was synonymous with hero. It isn’t. Being a hero isn’t what all these folks are here to do. They’re here to do their jobs.” -Jaina Solo
Michael A. Stackpole
I grew up with heroes, people who made me aspire to raise my game, to dream bigger and I like to keep it that simple.
Mike Vallely
Economists are generally negligent of their heroes.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Some write a narrative of wars and feats, Of heroes little known, and call the rant A history.
William Cowper
I know the game wasn’t a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.
David Ginola
Can we unite against ourselves for our own higher interest?
Aldous Huxley
It is said, that no one is a hero to their butler. The reason is, that it requires a hero to recognize a hero. The butler, however, will probably know well how to estimate his equals.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
Anthony Trollope
…where’s the skill in being a hero if you were always destined to do it?
China Mieville
Take action. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life. Action is the antidote to apathy and cynicism and despair. You will inevitably make mistakes but at the end of your days, you will be remembered for your gallop, not for your stumble.
Bradley Whitford
A good story is always a journey. It is about taking the journey, the people the hero meets along the way and how they change him or her. All stories are journeys. They don’t have to be shocking or outrageous: they simply have to be interesting.
Michael Scott
The modern spirit is a hesitant one. Spontaneity has given way to cautious legalisms, and the age of heroes has been superseded by a cult of specialization. We have no more giants; only obedient ants.
Roger Lowenstein
Now I’m running against a woman who, my God, that’s all she talks about. Our true heroes, it’s the last thing in the world they talk about.
Joe Walsh
It’s just a great, legendary comic book hero and it’s one that has never been kind of been brought back to life after Lynda Carter. I mean, it’s a reinvention. When Tim Burton reinvented Batman after Adam West, and when Donner reinvented Superman after George Reeves, it’s time to do that with Wonder Woman.
Joel Silver
I cannot believe I became some kind of hero. I’m just a common Korean woman.
Yi So-Yeon
The characters that have greys are the more interesting characters. The hero who sometimes crosses the line and the villain who sometimes doesn’t are just much more interesting.
Geoff Johns
The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western.
Orhan Pamuk
We all need to have heroes, people to admire and look up to. To find a hero, first look to your parents or older brother or sister. Then look to the people who share the same morals and values that you have, and have accomplished the goals that you strive to achieve.
Robert Cheeke
I thought for a month or so along the lines of what I call Monsieur Beaucaire in modern clothes. By that, I mean a hero who is believed by all to be a villain but who, in the end, is introduced as a man of great honor with a long list of decorations.
Preston Sturges
We Americans are hard on almost everything. We are hard on our vehicles, our marriages and our heroes. Mostly, however, we are hard on ourselves.
Henry Rollins
At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.
Jimmy Carter
Ive been making products for so long, I have a gut feel for what is right – what will work and what wont. I can tell instantly if its a hero or a zero.
Lori Greiner
Sinbad is a great character for any actor to be able to play: impulsive, adventurous, passionate, loyal, and brave – a true hero.
Elliot Knight
When Kirk dies it was very emotional and very strange, in the moment and all the way through the process. I’d read it in the script and I’d always be struck by what I’d just done and what we were doing, and that this was my childhood hero and I was writing his death.
Ronald D. Moore
I’m not a huge comic book fan, but I’m a closet fan of certain Marvel heroes, two of those being Iron Man, and the other being Guardians of the Galaxy, which I’m looking forward to.
Kevin Feige
We strove for more than 60 years to give Joe DiMaggio the hero’s life. From his debut at Yankee Stadium in 1936 until his death in 1999, DiMaggio was, at every turn, one man we could look at who made us feel good.
Richard Ben Cramer
He who says, “I know no fear,” is no hero. No man knows courage unless he does know fear, and has that in him which is superior to fear, and conquers it.
Lyman Abbott
We can all be heroes in our virtues, in our homes, in our lives.
James Ellis
I think every teenager is a hero. When we are young we feel so much pain. Go to school is like going to war, people let you down all the time. Sometimes it’s very, very difficult to stay strong, but you have to.
Angelina Jolie
Ruth Gordon was such a delight to watch in ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ after I had first seen her in ‘Harold and Maude.’ And Ellen Burstyn is a hero of mine from ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,’ The Exorcist,’ ‘Requiem For A Dream.’ These women impacted me greatly as an actress.
Lauren Ashley Carter
As the master so the valet.
Philip James Bailey
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Mary McCarthy
Heathcliff. The “hero” of Wuthering Heights. Although no one knows why. He’s mean, moody, and possibly a bit on the pongy side. Cathy loves him, though. She shows this by viciously rejecting him and marrying someone else for a laugh. Still, that is true love on the moors for you.
Louise Rennison
It is true that in America I’ve become a national hero, but really I was a hopeless case, that was all.
Quentin Crisp
You know, we’re each the hero of our own story and we perceive what’s going on around us, and especially in a relationship, from the kind of viewpoint of, ‘Well, this is my story, and I’m the hero of that, and I justify what I do around it.’
Michael Sheen
Joe is the hero and Sammy is the sidekick. That’s how I feel about it.
Michael Chabon
Every man has a coward and hero in his soul.
Thomas Carlyle
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?
Solomon Short
But a voice inside her whispered, There are no heroes, and she remembered what Lord Petyr had said to her, here in this very hall. ‘Life is not a song, sweetling,’ he’d told her, ‘You may learn that one day to your sorrow.’ In life, the monsters win, she told herself.
George R. R. Martin
Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Charles Dickens
Every generation of children has its private hero.
Arthur Smith
Heroes are people who face down their fears. It is that simple.
David Gemmell
I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes: J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.
Louis Sachar
The cause of the spinning wheel is too great and too good to have to rest on mere hero-worship.
Mahatma Gandhi
Dirk Nowitzki has been my hero for many years.
Flula Borg
I like ambiguity because you may be the villain in someone else’s story and the hero in your own, and I think very often, African-American characters are either one thing or the other. You shouldn’t have to be perfectly good or perfectly bad. You don’t even have to be magical.
Chadwick Boseman
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
David Lloyd George
A lot of people… kind of make heroes that are separate from us, people who are, you know, like… John Wayne and Errol Flynn and, you know, Denzel Washington… people who are different, who are larger than life.
Walter Mosley
But I still do believe that there are useful things to say about Elvis Presley, including what his own ordinariness as a poor Southerner says about 20th-century hero-making.
John Shelton Reed
Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
Peter S. Beagle
Sometimes, son,” my father said, prying my fingers free, “you have to help the heroes along.
Brandon Sanderson
The fact is that when it comes to judgment as to what should be secret and what should not be secret, Julian Assange’s judgment has been pretty good so far.
Daniel Ellsberg
The greatest of all heroes is One–whom we do not name here! Let sacred silence meditate that sacred matter; you will find it the ultimate perfection of a principle extant throughout man’s whole history on earth.
Thomas Carlyle
Mia Farrow was the person I was really excited about getting to know, because Woody Allen is one of my heroes and, just by proxy, I was a huge fan of hers.
Justin Bartha
The one test I have for every completed book is if I feel head over heels in love with the hero. If he hasn’t stolen my heart from the previous hero, I know the book isn’t right.
Kresley Cole
When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way.
Sam Raimi
Villains often more the story along while the heros react to the villains, so the villain becomes the engine of the story.
Michael Scott
Through adversity we find our heroes.
Steve Gleason
I grew up reading comic books. Super hero comic books, Archie comic books, horror comic books, you name it.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
It’s quite a thrill to be playing a hero.
Taron Egerton
When I read the article [in The New Yorker] by David Grann, I was very struck by people responding to the article, of people thinking I was such a hero and what a wonderful person I was, and I didn’t feel that at all. I felt like I had very much, like Todd [Willingham], taken a path of self-preservation.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I’ve been playing with this idea in my mind that the hero’s journey that we’re all taught as screenwriters may resonate more specifically for male protagonists and maybe even male viewers.
Jill Soloway
Lives of great men all remind us, Greatness takes no easy way, All the heroes of tomorrow, Are the heretics of today. Socrates and Galileo, John Brown, Thoreau, Christ, and Debs, Heard the night cry “Down with traitors!” And the dawn shout “Up the rebs!”
Yip Harburg
The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male; he is the active principle of culture, the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
Teresa de Lauretis
I grew up in the North of England at a time when Stirling Moss was a hero. Everyone wanted to be a racing driver.
Ridley Scott
There are persons of that general philanthropy and easy tempers, which the world in contempt generally calls good-natured, who seem to be sent into the world with the same design with which men put little fish into a pike pond, in order only to be devoured by that voracious water-hero.
Henry Fielding
Beneath the dingy uniformity of international fashions in dress, man remains what he has always been; a splendid fighting animal, a self-sacrificing hero, and a blood thirsty savage.
William Ralph Inge
A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
Daniel Boone
It’s best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you’re a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he’s a villain.
Ian Rush
My reason for coming out isn’t to be some sort of hero.
Sheryl Swoopes
Did you ever know that you’re my hero, you’re everything I wish I could be. I could fly higher than an eagle with you as the wind beneath my wings.
Gary Morris
But she woke up just then, and in the moonlight covered herself with a blanket. She smiled at him drowsily and called him “Yero, my hero,” and that melted his heart.
Gregory Maguire
He’s the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s.
Steve Earle
The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.
R. J. Palacio
Just tell me one boy, just one who at seven didn’t aspire to be a hero or a fireman.
Miguel Delibes
Like all real heroes, Charley had a fatal flaw. He refused to believe that he had gonorrhea, whereas the truth was that he did.
Kurt Vonnegut
What passes for identity in America is a series of myths about one’s heroic ancestors. It’s astounding to me, for example, that so many people really seem to believe that the country was founded by a band of heroes who wanted to be free.
James A. Baldwin
One day you are the hero and the next day you are the zero. I got to take advantage of every opportunity that I have.
Charlie Brenneman
But you can’t put fight into a man’s guts if he hasn’t any fight in him. There are some of us so cowardly that you can’t ever make heroes of us, not even if you frighten us to death. We know too much, maybe. There are some of us who don’t live in the moment, who live a little ahead, or a little behind.
Henry Miller
Every good story needs a hero. Back when I wrote ‘The Search,’ that hero was Google – the book wasn’t about Google alone, but Google’s narrative worked to drive the entire story.
John Battelle
In most kung fu films, they want to create a hero who’s always fighting a bad guy. In the story of Ip Man, he’s not fighting physical opponents. He’s fighting the ups and downs of his life.
Wong Kar-wai
If the world is a book, are you the hero, or just a walk-on part?
K.J. Parker
This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.
Yasser Arafat
Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?
J. M. Coetzee
Peter Jackson is a real big hero of mine because he had the nerve to make ‘The Hobbit’ at 48 frames per second.
Douglas Trumbull
He who allows himself to be arrested for a crime he did not commit will be expelled from the party, but if he resists and comes to us on a stretcher, he is a hero.
Aminu Kano
If you look at the heroes of antiquity and myth, they all have flaws. It’s something that they have to overcome; their flaws are something that they have to act in spite of. The challenge is not to defy your fate, but to endure it. That is heroic.
Nicholas Meyer
I always go back to old vinyl albums I loved, and that’s sort of the aim I had with ‘Hero’ – just to make it look classic and feel like me, but also timeless in a way.
Maren Morris
In a weird way, that’s the beauty of being an actor. You get to live out things that you’re afraid of, and you get to say, ‘Well, maybe I can get to the end of it and survive it intact and I can be the hero of my own story.’ It’s kind of a way of exorcising fear.
Jodie Foster
Of course, I do not regret the Bond days. I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth, I have always hated guns and what they represent.
Roger Moore
Bruce Forsyth is my hero, and the thought that I’d be in a TV show with him was incredible.
Anton du Beke
Every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone.
Lloyd Alexander
Sometimes you find your heroes in the unlikeliest places.
Ann Aguirre
You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved extraordinary things in life.
Dave Winfield
I think Aquaman feels – and deservedly so – like an A-list, premier DC hero. I hope that carries on; it certainly will carry over to Justice League.
Geoff Johns
I want to be a children’s hero… Children need heroes because heroes give hope; without hope they have no future.
Geoffrey Canada
You could be a victim, you could be a hero, you could be a villain, or you could be a fugitive. But you could not just stand by. If you were in Europe between 1933 and 1945, you had to be something.
Alan Furst
We tell each other stories so we can understand the world better and there’s catharsis and we understand the models of what a hero could be and what the hero’s journey as a human being is all about. But unfortunately, I think sometimes those stories too can be very prohibitive and confining.
Chris Pine
A nation that fails to honor its heroes, soon will have no heroes to honor.
Winston Churchill
There’s exceptional work being done on television. Some of our great writers are writing for television. When you have things to choose from, you typically go after the writing – unless you’re going after the money. There are fewer opportunities in film to make money with good writing, unless you’re an action hero.
Billy Crudup
I like stories of the classic hero, of good versus evil, the ones in which the good guys wear white and the bad guys wear black… and I love a good sword fight.
Simon Sinek
First and foremost, God is the true hero of the story. No matter how captivating the other characters may be, our top priority is to discover what the Bible reveals about God.
Carolyn Custis James
Breaking out is following your bliss pattern, quitting the old place, starting your hero journey, following your bliss. You throw off yesterday as the snake sheds its skin.
Joseph Campbell
Tina Fey is one of my heroes.
Aubrey Plaza
A warrior is free to be a hero and pull off daring do and the soldier is irresponsible if he does it.
C. J. Cherryh
Father was very sympathetic, and if the hero of a romance was good or to be pitied, his eyes would fill with tears until he could not see.
Frederick Banting
Nurture your mind with great thoughts
Benjamin Disraeli
In a truly heroic life there is no peradventure. It is always doing or dying.
Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
I guess I wanted to show people, among other things, that you don’t have to be a hero to get through cancer. You can be a craven coward and get through. You have to stay on your medication and take your treatments, that’s all.
Harvey Pekar
My heroes have always been the hardworking and unflappable. Those who light a candle rather than curse the darkness.
Matthew Gray Gubler
I read the Steve Jobs book, and that kind of changed everything. I’ve been, like, an Apple geek my whole life and have always seen him as a hero. But reading the book, and learning about how he built the company, and maintaining that corporate culture and all that, I think that influenced me a lot.
If we must have heroes and wars whereinto make them, there is no war so brilliant as a war with the wrong, no hero so fit to be sung, as he who has gained the bloodless VICTORY of truth and mercy.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state, and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.
Wole Soyinka
Fools boast of what they will do. Heroes do it.
Joe Abercrombie
History contains heroes, but no one is a hero entirely, and no one is a hero for very long.
Alexandra Petri
‘Sex and The City’ was made to correct the myth that if you were single at a certain age, you were a leper. Its four characters are heroes to a lot of women; they run around New York, or Gotham – but they have fancy shoes instead of capes.
Michael Patrick King
Tragic heroes are failed pragmatists. Their ends are unrealistic and their means are impractical.
Adam Phillips
And he did see–that life was rotten, that there were no heroes, really, and that you couldn’t trust anybody, not even yourself.
Robert Cormier
I think Michael Moore is a hero. I love him.
Larry David
The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive
Joseph Campbell
There was a very difficult time when a female hero was a man in a woman’s body. ‘Hunger Games’ really changed that: a woman leading a non-woman’s film in the action genre. I think ‘Wonder Woman’ does that on a very big scale.
Patty Jenkins
When you’re writing a story or an actor playing a role, you should never think of your characters as heroes or villains. You have to think of them as people first.
Morgan Neville
Yet reason frowns in war’s unequal game,
Where wasted nations raise a single name;
And mortgag’d states their grandsire’s wreaths regret,
From age to age in everlasting debt;
Wreaths which at last the dear-bought right convey
To rust on medals, or on stones decay.
Samuel Johnson
When I discovered Gil Scott-Heron, I discovered a musical hero, a man who spoke baritone truth to power over jazzy funk at a time when funky music was primarily about shake, shake, shaking your booty.
Will Hermes
My social status in the last year has gone from zero to hero.
Nell Zink
At 17, all I wanted was to be a famous junky. Like all my heroes.
Jerry Stahl
His [Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s] own heroes were Lincoln and Washington, and in some ways he resembled them. Like them, he was slandered and misunderstood.
William Manchester
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Elmer Davis
Some time ago a publisher told me that there are four kinds of books that seldom, if ever, lose money in the United States–first,murder stories; secondly, novels in which the heroine is forcibly overcome by the hero; thirdly, volumes on spiritualism, occultism and other such claptrap, and fourthly, books on Lincoln.
H. L. Mencken
Meryl Streep was my hero. I wanted to be that type of actor more than anything.
Jennifer Coolidge
The political hero is not like the sports champion or matinee idol or daring inventor; like the war hero, he is born only of tragedy.
David Grann
You have to kind of lose yourself and not think about just how brave Mulan is. Yes, I am playing a hero, so we need to bring out that side, but I think every human being is complex, and complex is so beautiful. And that’s where the energy of the character is.
Liu Yifei
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that there’s no such thing as evil; it’s all in your point of view. To one group a suicide bomber is the antichrist and to one he’s a hero.
Eli Roth
Neil Young is my hero. You know what that guy has been doing for the past 40 years? Making music. That’s what that guy does.
Dave Grohl
When you struggle hard and lose money, you’re a hero. When you start making money you become a capitalist swine.
Terence Conran
When I became a standup comic, my hero, one of them, was Richard Pryor, and you know, I think that comedians, like, comedians talk about hacks, and what a hack is, is someone who does stuff that’s not original.
Artie Lange
Men who have sacrifice their well-being, and even their lives, for the cause of truth or the public good, are, from an empirical point of view – which scorn (“fait fi”, Fr.) virtue and altruism – regarded as insane or fools; but, from a moral standpoint, they are heros who do honour (“qui honorent”, Fr.) humanity.
African Spir
I am a writer who has written about the life of my people, the character of my people. What I can say is that the greatest hero of the Brazilian novel is the Brazilian people.
Jorge Amado
I started out playing guitar because Jimi Hendrix was my hero, so my roots were really based on Jimi Hendrix and his style of playing.
Joe Satriani
Nelson Mandela was a towering figure in our time; a legend in life and now in death – a true global hero.
David Cameron
Children of heroes have glory for breakfast.
William Edgar
I don’t know what Joe (DiMaggio)
wanted (in regards to being called ‘the greatest living ballplayer’), but I don’t have a problem, if he wanted to do that. He was my hero. Joe
was the best all-around player. Joe
was the best. I only played against him once, in the ’51 Series.
Willie Mays
Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
To spend time with Ed Harris… he’s an acting hero of mine, so that’s a big deal for me.
Jim Sturgess
Cowards live for the sake of living, but for heroes, life is a weapon, a thing to be spent, a gift to be given to the weak and the lost and the weary, even to the foolish and the cowardly.
N.D. Wilson
We could steal time, just for one day
We can be Heroes, for ever and ever
What d’you say?
David Bowie
The hero, in living her own life, in being true to herself; radiates a light by which others may see their own way.
Laurence Boldt
Aside from comic book heroes, the only real life heroes I had were musicians.
Andy Biersack
Jack furiously chopped vegetables. “Captain Dependable! Wait, we vetoed that one. The Divine Door Maker? Too much? Hmm…Handsome Hero, but maybe I should move away from alliteration. Something sleek. Our Lord and Master Jack.
Kiersten White
Some people are heroes. And some people jot down notes.
Terry Pratchett
A hero without faults is like an omelet without little bits of eggshell in it.
Colin Cotterill
I really like writing heroes who arent necessarily Hollywood handsome. Personally, I think men who are self-confident, intelligent, and funny are outrageously attractive – and my heroines tend to think that, too!
Suzanne Brockmann
The hero created himself; the celebrity is created by the media.
Daniel J. Boorstin
You are working up to Mr. Fantastic Fiction levels of Zombie Expert, which is like playing Guitar Hero on some level that actually melts the guitar controller, burning your fingers with searing hot plastic till you scream in pain. Only with words. And zombies.
Libba Bray
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.
Vaclav Havel
Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all .
Julie Kagawa
One of my themes is that there is good and evil in everyone. I was not out to make these guys heroes. I really don’t believe in heroes. The best of people have a dark side and it’s a constant struggle for the better side to survive and to thrive.
William Friedkin
Casting directors tend to be the unsung heroes in this business.
Brent Sexton
When one is not slipshod in small matters, not hypocritical in secret, and not reckless in disappointment, only then is one a true hero.
Zicheng Hong
There are people [in Uganda] who hate Idi Amin, a small amount. And then there are the people who really admire him, like a hero. And then there’s a large group who say, ‘We know that all these murders and atrocities occurred, but he did all these great things.’
Forest Whitaker
Heroes are born to be troublemakers.
Mason Cooley
People are so complex and multidimensional that raising someone to ‘hero’ status is too great a simplification.
Dalia Mogahed
… it is a welcome symptom in an age which is commonly denounced as materialistic, that it makes heroes of men whose goals lie wholly in the intellectual and moral sphere.
Albert Einstein
I went to film school so I have a writing and directing background, and I think a lot of the material I’m interested in writing and getting out there is stories about anti-heroes and people you should just not ordinarily root for – trying to figure out a way of appealing to people they wouldn’t normally appeal to.
Danny McBride
If you don’t have heroes in the beginning, you don’t grow.
Robert Duvall
There is never any real danger in allowing a pedestal for a hero. He never has time to sit on it. One sees him always over and over again kicking his pedestal out from under him, and using it to batter a world with.
Gerald Stanley Lee
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Thomas Jefferson
Whatever will happen will happen. You either face it as a coward or you face it as a hero.
O.R. Melling
My one ambition is to play a hero.
Sessue Hayakawa
One of the problems of other MMOs combat is that you often have scenarios where you have multiple heroes beating on a single enemy. That just isn’t very Heroic
James Ohlen
The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they’ve been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes.
Akira Kurosawa
We find heroes, not on battlefields, but in hospitals that tend the injured. Sometimes I think it’s easier to fight than it is to heal.
Ann Aguirre
You do have to wonder how Jack Bauer, maverick hero of ’24,’ can stay hidden for so long when no matter where he goes, he always seems within range of a TV camera. Or six.
Tom Shales
I have a reverence for medicine because I hero-worshiped my father [a former doctor], and because I admire doctors, I admire study, empiricism and rational thought. I don’t study, empiricize or think rationally myself – but I admire it in others.
Hugh Laurie
If a hero must have an unmarked grave, it should at least be close to where his comrades fell.” “Comrades?” “One way or another we all fight for the things we believe in. Doesn’t that give us some common ground?
Tom Clancy
The earth is enjoyed by heroes
Swami Vivekananda
Unless we consent to lack the common things which men call success, we shall hardly become heroes or saints, philosophers or poets.
John Lancaster Spalding
A modern hero is very ambiguous. I went through some very rough times in Czechoslovakia – the occupation by the Germans at the end of the war. We had people going against their tanks with brooms. Are they nuts, or are they heroes?
Milos Forman
Heroes in history seem to us poetic because they are there. But if we should tell the simple truth of some of our neighbors, it would sound like poetry.
George William Curtis
You can’t think that you’re playing a villain, or you’ll end up with a cartoon. You have to think about him as a person and a hero.
Tom Berenger
I make people laugh for a living. I believe I can say objectively that what I do I do as well as anybody. Just say I’m one of the best broken field runners that ever lived. For 35 years I was a cult hero, an underground funny.
Mel Brooks
I’ve never met Colin Kaepernick, but he’s a hero of mine. I’m in awe that he took it upon himself to publicly promote the American values of life and liberty that we all cherish.
Mellody Hobson
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Greatest American Hero, I really dug that as a kid, because it had an alienation to it, where he was given a gift and didn’t know why, and yet he was forced to do something with it and he was very much an out-of-place character who was trying to cope with his own surroundings, and I can kind of relate to that guy.
Rhys Darby
How DARE the villainous cads be as clever as the heroes.
Mercedes Lackey
The god or hero of the sculptor is always represented in a transition from that which is representable to the senses, to that which is not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘Headhunters’ was a breakthrough film for me, internationally, and I got offered a lot of scripts from Hollywood – a lot of heightened hero movies.
Morten Tyldum
Generally speaking, I would say villains are a little more exciting to play, but if you get a flawed hero, then that can almost be just as amazing.
Cress Williams
I grew up with J. Edgar Hoover. He was the G-man, a hero to everybody, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the big, feared organization. He was ahead of his time as far as building up forensic evidence and fingerprinting. But he took down a lot of innocent people, too.
Clint Eastwood
The hero journey is inside of you; tear off the veils and open the mystery of your self.
Joseph Campbell
Intercessors constitute the greatest unseen group of spiritual heroes in world history. Their labors are not seen, but the results are. Those who pray for the spiritual needs of others do immeasurable good in the world, often preventing (at least for a time) divine judgment.
Max Anders
I’m a gypsy: no education, no schooling, nothing. I don’t care what people think of me. I don’t care about being a hero, a role model, a champion.
Tyson Fury
Toshiro Mifune was such an elegant hero, and there’s something really empathetic about him.
Duncan Jones
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.
Peter S. Beagle
A manager has to convince his hitters that they have to get on base for the next guy and that no player can do it by himself. Sometimes that isn’t easy. In the playoffs, you can get into trouble because everybody wants to be a hero.
Earl Weaver
The logical man must either deny all miracles or none, and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps, in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
Charles Eastman
I grew up in India. From my childhood, I remember the great reverence that people held for our national hero, Mahatma Gandhi. He galvanized millions to march as one, disarmed the empire that had ruled his country for nearly a century, and enabled India to become a free and independent nation.
Punit Renjen
Unlike novels with a hero or two heroines, in ‘One Amazing Thing,’ all the characters tell stories they’ve never told anyone before, so all the voices become equally important.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
Norman Spinrad
No young kid growing up dreams of someday becoming a businessman. He wants to be a fireman, a sponsored athlete or a forest ranger The Lee Iacoccas, Donald Trumps, and Jack Welchs of the business world are heroes to no one except other businessmen with similar values.
Yvon Chouinard
I’m just a kid, Chiron,” I said miserably. “What good is one lousy hero against something like Kronos?” Chiron managed a smile. ‘”What good is one lousy hero’? Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain said something like that to me once, just before he single-handedly changed the course of your Civil War.
Rick Riordan
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don’t want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
Leonardo DiCaprio
It is the hero alone, not the coward, who has liberation within his easy reach.
Swami Vivekananda
РЎommercial hip-hop is not youth rebellion, not when the heroes of hip-hop like Puffy are taking pictures with Donald Trump and the heroes of capitalism – you know that’s not rebellion. That’s not “the street” – that’s Wall Street.
Saul Williams
Respect your characters, even the В­minor ones. In art, as in life, everyone is the hero of their own particular story; it is worth thinking about what your minor characters’ stories are, even though they may intersect only slightly with your protagonist’s.
Sarah Waters
I’m just a man, not a hero. just a boy, who wants to sing this song.
Gerard Way
The heroic soul does not sell its justice and its nobleness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God is raising up His heroes and the time will come when they will appear and the world will wonder where they came from.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix… I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Don’t ever make the mistake with people like me thinking we are looking for heroes. There aren’t any and if there were, they would be killed immediately. I’m never surprised by bad behaviour. I expect it.
Gore Vidal
It was like orderin a hamburger and getting only the buns” (After Brooke White of season 7 on american idol sang the song ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey)
Simon Cowell
Fans like their heroes simple. I’m supposed to stick out my tongue twenty-four hours a day and do nothing else.
Gene Simmons
Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.
Bob Riley
Gary Oldman is my TV hero. The incredible thing about Gary Oldman is his versatility.
Andrew-Lee Potts
I’d love to play Neil Kinnock. Because of my ginger hair, I thought that was a possibility. He’s a hero and a villain in most people’s eyes, but I’d like to do that, I think I’d be right for it.
Jason Flemyng
the old axiom that ‘all power corrupts’ has doubtful validity, because it derives from our neglect of Plato’s advice to find men carefully and train them by methods which make them fit for heroes.
Oswald Mosley
A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.
E. W. Howe
I would dream of being a pro skater, but I never dreamt I’d be discovered by Lance Mountain and Stacey Peralta, who were two major heroes of mine, and be asked to skate for that team and be a part of their company.
Mike Vallely
The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.
John Green
The Americans are certainly hero-worshipers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.
Oscar Wilde
My heroes are the non-commissioned officers. If I had another life thats what Id be – a regimental sergeant major or a similar rank. Thats where the spirit of the armed forces is.
Bob Ainsworth
The important thing is to tell yourself a life story in which you, the hero, are primarily a problem solver rather than a helpless victim. This is well within your power, whatever fate might have dealt you.
Martha Beck
I have found that she is as kind and caring a person as she is hilarious. Simply put, Amy Poehler is my hero.
Aziz Ansari
Action films are great, but an action film that has characters that are compelling and a story that people can care about is something even better. We love to see action heroes that are vulnerable, that are sensitive, that are family people, that are accessible.
Steven Seagal
I went into this little reptile park, and Steve was doing the crocodile show, coincidentally… I was absolutely floored. That was it. This man was a real-life hero. I fell then and there, love at first sight.
Terri Irwin
The wisdom of our ages and the blood of our heroes has been devoted to the attainment of trial by jury. It should be the creed of our political faith.
Thomas Jefferson
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I kind of weirdly fell into being an action hero…I have no f- idea how that happened. You have to remind people that you want to act rather than just run around
Kit Harington
Villains are undone by what is worst in them, heroes by what is best.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. God sometimes sends a famine, sometimes a pestilence, and sometimes a hero, for the chastisement of mankind; none of them surely for our admiration.
Walter Savage Landor
Unbounded courage and compassion join’d, Tempering each other in the victor’s mind, Alternately proclaim him good and great, And make the hero and the man complete.
Joseph Addison
It’s a cliche, but John Lennon is my hero. He was so rebellious, so outspoken and so publicly opinionated, and I’m someone who’s so private. I suppose you admire people who have the qualities you wish you had.
Emun Elliott
But no man’s a hero to himself. I’ve lived with me a lifetime. I know everything worth knowing about myself–” ~Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ray Bradbury
I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with Thus Spoke Zarathustra. He gets a bad rap; hes very misunderstood. Hes a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers.
Joni Mitchell
We don’t need wings to be angels
We don’t need reasons to be right
Your love makes us all better
That who we really are
Angels and heroes at heart
Brian Littrell
A lot of people want to see this idealized version of heroism, all pretty and perfect, and I’m not interested in playing the goody-goody hero at all.
Matthew Fox
I feel sorry for a culture that depends too much on delegating its musical expression to professionals. It is fine to have heroes, but we should do our own singing first, even if it is never heard beyond the shower curtain.
Linda Ronstadt
I like Hindi movies. Although my wife thinks the hero and heroine breaking into a song and dance every five minutes is ridiculous, but I find them entertaining.
Anish Giri
Rarely do they appear great before their valets.
Jean de la Bruyere
Heroes and cowards feel the same fear and action creates opportunities.
Garrison Wynn
All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters either. Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don t ever let up. Don t ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain.
George S. Patton
As an actor, I’ve been all over the map, but since I’ve moved to Hollywood, people tend to cast me in these more imposing characters, which is actually really fun for me. I’ve always been way more attracted to playing that than the hero.
Kevin Durand
In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability.
Bertrand Piccard
My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn’t too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.
Michael Caine
Martin Lawrence is one of my comedic heroes, and he’s a genius.
Tracy Morgan
Working on a movie like ‘Prince of Persia’ was awesome. It was great fun to be an action hero and to jump around, running off walls and fighting and having great quippy lines.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.
Morgan Freeman
If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base,And speed glum heroes up the line of death.
Siegfried Sassoon
Every country that aspires to become a nation needs its heroes, its eminent civic and moral leaders, and if it doesn’t have them, it’s our duty to invent them.
Rosario Ferre
The only good hero is the kind who survives to talk about merchandising.
Simon R. Green
There has been a change in heroes within the working-class community
David Riesman
The blacklist was a time of evil…no one on either side who survived it came through untouched by evil…[Looking] back on this time…it will do no good to search for villains or heroes or saints or devils because there were none; there were only victims.
Dalton Trumbo
Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It’s not the home-run hitters.
Willie Stargell
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan
All great heroes have a flaw. It’s one of the things that makes them heroes.
Jennifer McMahon
The cynicism that regards hero worship as comical is always shadowed by a sense of physical inferiority
Yukio Mishima
I didn’t and don’t want to be a ‘feminine’ version or a diluted version or a special version or a subsidiary version or an ancillary version, or an adapted version of the heroes I admire. I want to be the heroes themselves.
Joanna Russ
Certain characters, mostly heroes, have to be the straight silent type; that is part of the make-up.
Sylvester Stallone
Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.
Elbert Hubbard
Prometheus – trickster, rebel and hero – links the realm of the gods with the world of humanity, with which he had such close affinity. His act of stealing fire has been viewed as the foundation of all man’s technologies.
Neil MacGregor
The true Christian hero will appear in the cause of Christ, not only when it is prevailing, but when it seems to be declining; (he) will be on the right side, though it be not the rising side.
Matthew Henry
not every boy thrown to the wolves becomes a hero.
John Barth
he was still my romantic hero and I was still his living dream
Elizabeth Gilbert
There is no difference between a hero and a coward in what they feel. It’s what they do that makes them different. The hero and the coward feel exactly the same, but you have to have the discipline to do what a hero does and to keep yourself from doing what the coward does.
Cus D’Amato
Bill Clinton did midnight basketball. He is not looked at by this current generation of Democrats as anywhere near the hero he was back in the nineties.
Rush Limbaugh
My Sin City heroes are knights in dirty, blood-caked armor. They bring justice to a world that gives them no medals, no praise, no reward. That world, that city, often kills them for their brave service.
Frank Miller
No man is quite so much a hero in the dark as in broad daylight, in solitude as in society, in the gloom of the churchyard as in the blaze of the drawing-room. The season and the place may be such as to oppress the stoutest heart with a mysterious awe, which, if not fear, is near akin to it.
William H. Prescott
Belgium, where there occurred one of the rare appearances of the hero in history, was lifted above herself by the uncomplicated conscience of her King and, faced with the choice to acquiesce or resist, took less than three hours to make her decision, knowing it might be mortal.
Barbara Tuchman
In football, the hero and legend status is given out far too easily for me.
Steven Gerrard
The invention of film has given our generation the dubious advantage of watching our acting heroes deteriorate before our eyes.
Robert Brustein
My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.
Loretta Lynn
I am convinced that a light supper, a good night’s sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
Lord Chesterfield
I wanna be a legend; I wanna be a cult hero. I do!
Kathleen Hanna
One reason Cassavetes is a hero to me is that his movies grew with him; they reflected the stages of his life. He made movies about where he was at that time. That’s what I want to do with my films.
Derek Cianfrance
I didn’t realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature – the lameness, the scarred Byronic hero.
Hugh Laurie
I love to watch those old movies on late-night television, particularly when a couple get up from a champagne dinner in a posh restaurant and the hero hands the waiter $3. But the best part is when he says, “Keep the change.”
Robert Orben
The easy answer is to say that it’s a part for black people to see black heroes, but to me it’s important to young Mexican kids to see a black hero.
Adrian Younge
You can’t keep a hero down, can you?
Tim Pigott-Smith
When President Ronald Reagan negotiated some significant arms reduction deals with the then-Soviet Union, he was considered a real hero, someone who was advocating for peace.
Valerie Plame
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan
I met David Bowie when I was 14, and he became a hero to me – because he was an artist, and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind. I’d never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven’t since – the world will be a greyer place without him.
Jennifer Connelly
After being Washington’s aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown, Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion because of his association with Tories.
Ron Chernow
All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today.
Yip Harburg
Today, free agency takes away a lot of your heroes, they go somewhere else. Some of them don’t but a lot of them do-take the higher offer to go somewhere else. And, it turns the fans off because they get attached to the players.
Bob Lilly
Heroes don’t get anything but dead.
Laurell K. Hamilton
In ‘The X-Men’ world, one can be a hero one day and a villain the next, which means there’s a constant battle for a character’s soul that’s dynamic. I find that really fascinating.
Noah Hawley
My father was my hero. I can’t say enough about him and everything he did for me and my family.
Jean Smart
The writing is clean. I really wouldn’t have changed a word. Most of it is true, too, except that the hero quits drinking and the girl grows up. On the last page, the couple gets married, which is a nice way for a love story to end.
Melissa Bank
The adventure that the hero is ready for is the one he gets.
Joseph Campbell
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was never able to write seriously about heroes because I was very aware that I was not one and that in my background there was not this heroic thing.
Robert Sheckley
From when I was young, I wanted to be an action hero. I always dreamed about being an action star. So finally, I made it.
You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to any of your heroes. Become what you wish to be.
Andy Biersack
My uncle was a cop, a career cop, on the beat in downtown Chicago. He was my hero when I was growing up.
Mike Pence
He had found the band of jackals he needed. But as Jack McCall rode through the center of town, he experienced the terrifying certainty that a man faces when he’s about to make his own name famous. He lacked both a hero’s calm and a coward’s resolve to survive at any price.
Walter Hill
I wish I had more of the hero gene, but I don’t think I’d be very good at playing one.
Billy Crudup
The best tragedies are conflicts between a hero and his destiny.
There are a lot of people I look up to and respect, but there’s nobody really specific I would call a hero.
Lizzie Armitstead
The hero is not fed on sweets, Daily his own heart he eats; Chambers of the great are jails, And head-winds right for royal sails.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was great to be able to play a hero in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ in a film industry where Asian actors are often limited to playing a villain.
Lee Byung-hun
Your child, your friend your neighbor, somebody looks up and says “You know what? I am going to move my life towards that type of goodness, doing that type of goodness, being that type of goodness and kindness. I think that is how someone becomes a hero.
John Assaraf
I never use the word ‘hero’ in sports. Hero is way above ‘star.’ I save ‘star’ for sports. Sports is entertainment; that’s all it is.
Bud Grant
Captain William Thomas Turner, hero; villain, Schwieger. As I started doing research into him and into the submarine and so forth, I found that I was growing increasingly sympathetic to him. He’s a young guy, 30, handsome, well-liked by his crew, humane.
Erik Larson
Five million Jews are regarding me as a traitor, but six billion people around the world think me as a hero and a good man who bring the message to all the human beings that we should survive and prevent the use of nuclear weapons and to prevent the nuclear preparations and to prevent nuclear war in the future.
Mordechai Vanunu
I have a great deal of respect and affinity for Tammy Duckworth; she’s a seatmate of mine. She’s got heart, soul; she’s a war hero.
Danny K. Davis
Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute-but they all worship money.
Mark Twain
It wasn’t until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
Corazon Aquino
Romance readers love a wealthy hero, and why not? There’s value in a man able to hire a helicopter, a coach and six horses, or a collection of werewolves to do his bidding – and the bidding of the lucky woman on his arm.
Sarah MacLean
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then.
Carter Burwell
I never played the ‘decoration,’ I always played the one who suffered. And then I got very lucky in my middle career, when I started playing the hero, which at that point was quite rare for women.
Tyne Daly
One murder makes a villain; millions, a hero.
Charlie Chaplin
My greatest hero is Nelson Mandela. What a man. Incarcerated for 25 years, he was released in 1990 and he hasn’t reoffended. I think he’s going straight, which shows you prison does work.
Ricky Gervais
Growing up I used to … one of my heroes growing up was President John F. Kennedy. And I actually have a memory box from when I was a little where I saved articles about President Kennedy. He was a real hero.
Mike Pence
I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers. Ken’s heroes, according to Christopher, would be people like John Wayne, of course.
Stacy Keach
Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.
Roger Ebert
Hi, I’m a hero, but I can’t tell you why. It’s classified.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The baby sits in front of MTV watching violent fantasies, while Dad guzzles beer with his favorite sport only to find his heroes all coked up.
Lou Reed
I was a huge Beatles fan. The Stones, Dylan. Later on, I got into Stevie Wonder, and Bill Withers – he’s one of my heroes. Al Green, too.
Adam Levine
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.
Noam Chomsky
As athletes, we think we’re heroes, but when you witness firsthand what I saw yesterday, you realize who the real heroes are.
Tom Brady
She and Marie were Montreal girls, not trained to accompany heroes, or to hold out for dreams, but just to be patient.
Mavis Gallant
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seeming devotion does but gild a knave,
That’s neither faithful, honest, just, nor brave;
But where religion does with virtue join,
It makes a hero like an angel shine.
Edmund Waller
Heroes betray us. By having them, in real life, we betray ourselves.
Michael Moorcock
I also try very hard to create characters – both heroes and villains – with psychological depth.
Jeffery Deaver
The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the co-ordinated Soul.
Joseph Campbell
All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all.
Vladimir Lenin
I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong, and don’t have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power.
Gal Gadot
I consider everyone a hero, to be honest.
Elliot Knight
I guess I always like being asked questions about influence or inspiration, like, “What are you reading? Who are your heroes? Is there any one person you want to shout out to now?” I really love paying it forward with love and attention, because that’s what I like to read.
Zoe Kazan
Liberty is an old fact; it has had its heroes and its martyrs in almost every age. As I look back through the vista of centuries, I can see no end of the ranks of those who have toiled and suffered in its cause, and who wear upon their breasts its stars of the legion of honor.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Is society debasing the idea of heroism by using it to describe anyone who makes people feel good about themselves?
Lena Williams
My dream role would be to play a Korean hero in a Hollywood superhero movie.
Lee Byung-hun
I don’t consider myself an action hero, at all. My domestic life is the same as anyone else’s.
Chris Vance
Bill Milliken is a big hero of mine.
Anne Cox Chambers
My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen. His songwriting skills, I cannot even approach, but his showmanship, I learned it from videos.
If we restructure things to see that the hero’s journey is a degree in astrophysics rather than a journey to star in a reality show, that’s a better world.
John Green
All our best heroes are losers
Richard Glover
I had to give him props, but how annoying of him to be a hero when I was trying so hard to dislike him. It was downright selfish.
James Patterson
But as I grew up as a child, falling in love with the theater and Shakespeare, my heroes were Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud.
Patrick Stewart
Benny Carter came up to me and said to me, “You know, in the whole history of the alto, I think Phil is the guy we should all be emulating.” The king! So look, I’m so blessed that my first hero took me in.
Jon Gordon
Actually, my first literary heroes were the Romantic poets, so I began to get serious by writing poems. I have notebooks full of them that I cherish but am afraid to look at.
John Dufresne
I was a shy, awkward sort of a boy and my father’s frequent absences from home, along with my hero worship for him, made me even shyer.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.
Swami Vivekananda
No hero is a hero if he ever killed someone! Only the man who has not any blood in his hand can be a real hero! The honour of being a hero belongs exclusively to the peaceful people!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The people who carried the burden, who marked in strange field in search of an answer, and ended their journeys an unwilling hero.
Phil Ochs
I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than 10 military divisions.
Vaclav Havel
Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.
Tom McCall
I think it’s doubly important, now that we see so many people failing. When the norm is an anti-hero, there’s a serious loss when you cannot portray a decent person on screen without it becoming slightly sentimental or feeling like it’s unrealistic.
Brendan Gleeson
I’ve seen unpublished manuscripts where the writer doesn’t know they are making fun of the villain – but they are. If you aren’t afraid of your villain, how can your hero be afraid?
Gayle Lynds
I have observed that in comedies the best actor plays the droll, while some scrub rogue is made the fine gentleman or hero. Thus it is in the farce of life. Wise men spend their time in mirth; it is only fools who are serious.
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
It is vital to see ourselves as part of an ongoing journey started by our heroes in the Scriptures.
Alan Hirsch
I don’t believe in villains or heroes, only in right or wrong ways that individuals are taken, not by choice, but by necessity or by certain still uncomprehended influences in themselves, their circumstances and their antecedents.
Tennessee Williams
Don’t be a hero,” I told him sternly. “Protect yourself.
Amanda Hocking
Is a novel anything but a trap set for a hero?
Milan Kundera
I sometimes feel like I’m caught in a vise. Some people feel like I’m some kind of hero. Others hate me.
Rodney King
I was always the hero’s girlfriend or wife – actually, the woman with no voice.
Maggie Cheung
A hero is someone who rebels, or seems to rebel, against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them, but obviously that can work at moments.
Jim Morrison
I love when I get compliments on my shirts all the time. I’m a t-shirt guy, and I think nine times out of 10, they have some kind of super hero character on them.
Cress Williams
Humanity is a community, I don’t care if your black, your white, your Christian, your Jewish, your Muslim. We are all one community and heroes really make us see what’s possible at any given time.
John Assaraf
I love women being the heroes of the piece. There is just something so dramatic and important about this story [The Nightingale ].
Megan Chance
Villains are very, very boring to do. They’re so much easier than heroes.
Jeremy Brett
I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, wow, that’s a really wonderful man.
Emmanuelle Chriqui
The hero can never be a relativist.
Richard M. Weaver
I don’t look at myself as a hero or smart person. I have a seventh-grade education, but I’ve had a lot of fun.
Bobby Heenan
In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
Alfred Marshall
[J.F.Kennedy] is an iconic figure. And to make it even worse, he’s a hero of mine. And every actor will tell you that you can’t play heroes. And you can’t play villains. You can only play human beings.
Rob Lowe
There’s a hero, If you look inside your heart
Mariah Carey
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
Noam Chomsky
The same things that we hurray and support in other places, like people like Nelson Mandela, our prisoners were doing the same thing, and they were captured and convicted of the same things. And we should remember them and treat them like the heroes they are.
Sekou Odinga
I haven’t been in the film world long enough to really understand the gravity of ‘Big Hero’s’ success. I’m just happy that it is translating well internationally and that the story and the characters are loved by audiences around the world, and everything that’s come after that has been secondary to the initial response.
Ryan Potter
In India, it’s hard not to have Gandhi as a hero. To give up everything – including power and money – and to live for his countrymen, that beats everything else. He’s a role model of selflessness.
Amit Bhatia
If you want to know what a man’s character is really like… ask him to tell you the living person he most admires – for hero worship is the truest index of a man’s private nature.
Sydney J. Harris
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
George Bernard Shaw
Dad – a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.
John Walter Bratton
Who then will dare to say I’m weak or timid? No, they’ll say I’m loyal as a friend, ruthless as a foe, so much like a hero destined for glory.
When I was growing up I had three wishes. I wanted to be a Lindbergh-type hero, learn Chinese, and become a member of The Algonquin Round Table.
John F. Kennedy
I don’t sense that I am someone’s hero, though I’m happy when people like my work. I’ve learned how to be gracious about it, but I try to let it go by. I’ve seen how, if people start taking on those accolades, it can ruin them completely.
Alan Arkin
Sacha Baron Cohen is one of my heroes.
Rohan, if being a hero is having the courage to resist using power arbitrarily, then you are a hero, beloved.
I passionately believe in heroes, but I think the world has changed its criteria in determining who it describes as a hero.
Richard Attenborough
I think a lot of people can relate to that school is pretty lousy for a lot of people, and it just shows that you don’t have to be perfect and you can still be a hero.
Matthew Lewis
My Dad is my hero. He’s 85 now and he is in great health. He is handsome and strong. He has an incredible moral and ethical backbone. I couldn’t have been luckier with my parents.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Joss Whedon is a hero of mine, and what he’s done for women in film and television, particularly when it comes to writing female roles that would typically go to a man, is awesome.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Tom Cruise only makes one or two film appearances a year. A baseball player can be the hero or the goat one-hundred and sixty-two times a year.
Dave Winfield
Good night, then – sleep to gather strength for the morning. For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly on all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
Winston Churchill
The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
Mary McCarthy
A child’s instinct is almost perfect in the matter of fighting. The child’s hero is always the man or boy who defends himself suddenly and splendidly against aggression.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
For we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heros of all time have gone before us.
Joseph Campbell
I have never written a book that I wouldn’t want to read. The trouble is, I love to read horror, sf, fantasy, mysteries, hero pulps – romantic fiction, in the original, traditional meaning of that term, as opposed to mimetic fiction. But most of all, I love thrillers.
F. Paul Wilson
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Bette Davis
Often the true hero and heroines of my books are the houses, the places, the communities where people find a home.
Jackie French
We are moving away from the old idea of leadership – leadership has less to do (now) with heroism. We don’t look for… unblemished omnipotent heroes, but leaders who are complex, dependent, changeable… We do not need one dominant authority structure telling all our inner voices to shut up.
Walter Truett Anderson
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The condition-of-England question is a practical one. The condition of England demands a hero, not a poet.
Henry David Thoreau
The murmurs of many a famous river on the other side of the globe reach even to us here, as to more distant dwellers on its banks;many a poet’s stream, floating the helms and shields of heroes on its bosom.
Henry David Thoreau
What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Edward Abbey
For what does it mean to be a hero? It requires you to be
prepared to deal with forces larger than yourself.
Norman Mailer
If an actor is going to be an action hero, do it in a Robert Rodriguez movie, because that guy is going to make you look like a million bucks.
Freddy Rodriguez
She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.
Louisa May Alcott
I drive [Susan Sarandon] nuts. I’m always talking about her being my hero. I’m sure she’s probably sick of it.
Geena Davis
You should be a hero to yourself. And if you’re not… check it out.
Peter Tork
I was never disappointed by the people I’ve admired. And the choices I made when I was in a position where it was do-or-die were made with my heroes in mind.
Johnny Depp
One of the things I really like about Ford’s films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes.
Ken Burns
I think that we are all the heroes of our own story, and I think life comes in all shades of gray. Personally, I love movies that exist like this, where you think someone can behave both heroically and like a villain.
Matt Ross
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.
Ronald Reagan
Heroes aren’t born, they’ re cornered. Oh, I was cornered. And I found out that I was no hero.
James Belushi
Whenever we play a really good game, everybody’s going to be a hero, and the good part about it is nobody’s trying to be a hero.
Carlos Gonzalez
If manners maketh the man as someone said, then he’s the hero of the day.
It’s a legitimate point to debate. But it’s part of the reality. It’s happening, but it’s also true they (looters) are in the distinct minority. I think there’s a hero on every street corner in New Orleans, and I think the reporting has shown that. I think the balance has been there.
Dan Rather
The funny thing is, I was never much of a fighter. Better a live coward than a dead hero, that was my motto.
Ozzy Osbourne
I don’t know why you’re making the poor girl play with you,” Peter said. “You’re going to completely slaughter her.” “Well, I am the greatest Guitar Hero player of all time,” Jack said.
Amanda Hocking
Mystery writing involves solving a puzzle, but high suspense writing is a situation whereby the writer thrusts the hero/heroine into high drama.
Iris Johansen
We dream forever unless we awaken. We move from one dream to another, some beautiful, some we’re the hero or the heroine, some horrible, some nonsensical, some boring.
Frederick Lenz
If a little kid picks up Guitar Hero and learns ‘Smoke On The Water,’ he soon finds out that if he wants the chicks to look at him, he’d better learn it on the guitar!
Brad Paisley
My absolute favorite growing up was Super Friends. The assemblage of so many mighty heroes in one place was, to me, mind-blowing. It was Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and then sometimes Hawkman and some other, lesser heroes.
Michael Ian Black
Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others– even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.
Jim Butcher
I want to play an action hero. I’m ready for roles that totally aren’t me.
Kirsten Dunst
I like to say I’m not a hero.
Norman Schwarzkopf
I love to play with the notion of who the protagonist is – who is the audience supposed to root for? I did it in ‘Sicario’ and feel it was the strength of the script – guiding the audience’s allegiance toward the villain because they think he’s the hero, until it’s revealed that he’s the villain.
Taylor Sheridan
I think it’s always the moments that are the trials that end up making you become a hero in the end. You’re not a hero unless you’ve gone through the trials. And it makes these moments so much sweeter, so much better. I don’t believe in ‘deserved,’ but I might believe in ‘earned.’
Brie Larson
I think there’s always going to be some kind of bigotry or some kind of racism. There has to be, because people can’t feel that they have any hero qualities unless there’s someone beneath them.
Dustin Hoffman
I would love to play more nerd roles, as well as action hero roles.
Rachele Brooke Smith
By my love and my hope I beseech you – do not forsake hero in your soul!
This is a tremendous honor (winning the 2002 Roberto Clemente Award), to be considered in the same class as Roberto Clemente. He is a hero and role model for all of us who play the game and strive to be as good a player and person as he was.
Jim Thome
A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.
Debi Mazar
My heroes among filmmakers would be people like BuГ±uel and Pasolini, who were of very high cinematic intelligence, but tread on a lot of toes.
Peter Greenaway
We wish our Christian brothers would be honest and permit us our heroes. We do not deny them theirs.
Madalyn Murray O’Hair
I would never behave with so little dignity. Nor would I wish to be confronted in such a manner by anyone else. Vampires inspire screams, not squees. Involuntary urination is common, I grant, but it properly flows from a sense of terror, not an ecstatic sense of hero worship.
Kevin Hearne
The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.
Chadwick Boseman
There will always be trouble so there will always be a time for heroes
David Paul
My heroes are people who are working hard and trying to make a good living for their families. My heroes are people who put their families first.
Dale Murphy
All our heroes, all our great stories are about failure.
Peter Carey
Every hero is a Samson. The strong man succumbs to the intrigues of the weak and the many; and if in the end he loses all patience he crushes both them and himself.
Arthur Schopenhauer
God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.
A. B. Simpson
Criminals have means motive and opportunity – Heros do too
Chris Penn
As a girl – twelve, thirteen years old – I was absolutely certain that a good book had to have a man as its hero, and that depressed me.
Elena Ferrante
A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
Andrew Bernstein
Some people are cowards… I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they’ve got to make that choice.
Tom Hanks
We’ve become slaves to words like ‘local,’ ‘fresh,’ and ‘seasonal.’ We all want to be Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian hero, but sustainable food is a difficult beast.
Barton Seaver
No! let me taste the whole of it, fare like my peers,
The heroes of old,
Bear the brunt, in a minute pay glad life’s arrears
Of pain, darkness and cold.
Robert Browning
If you believe in existence, you will refuse to be a hero!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I don’t have individuals that are heroes per say but I will suggest that teachers are heroes for me, our firefighters are heroes for me, our police departments are heroes for me and our leaders are heroes for me.
John Assaraf
The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth.
Leo Tolstoy
Normal people think we’re highly dependent and can’t live without ongoing support, but in fact there are times when we’re stoic heroes.
Naoki Higashida
Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories.
George R. R. Martin
Corn is the hero of its own story, and though we humans played a crucial supporting role in its rise to world domination, it would be wrong to suggest we have been calling the shots, or acting always in our own best interests. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that corn has succeeded in domesticating us.
Michael Pollan
I grew up on WWE. Eddie Guerrero is my everything. He’s my hero, as are Shawn Michaels and Tiger Mask. I tried to model myself after them.
T. J. Perkins
The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they’ve been at other times.
Angus Wilson
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he’s fighting is always slightly tougher than he is, but he just refuses to give up. And that’s what makes Indiana Jones a hero: not his superpowers, but his refusal to be beaten.
Neil Cross
Racial history is therefore natural history and the mysticism of the soul at one and the same time; but the history of the religion of the blood, conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples, their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists.
Alfred Rosenberg
You know, when I was a kid, I always thought Id grow up to be a hero.
Butch Cassidy
Perfect heroes are cool, but no one can really empathize or identify with them.
Masashi Kishimoto
“Oscillate Wildly” is in many ways a story of first love and how it challenges our hero’s guarded sense of what’s possible.
Travis Mathews
You have to be brave and not always play likeable people. It’s difficult, because there’s a demand for the hero or heroine to be very likeable.
Felicity Jones
Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him.
Warren Zevon
Dhoni Is My Hero. We talk a lot about Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, But this boy has as much talent as anyone in the game
Kapil Dev
I’ve heard people tell me there’s never been a gay character like Agron on TV before, and some fans have even thanked me because they now feel like they have a gay action hero, and it’s very endearing to hear that kind of stuff. But I just played him the way he was and tried to do right by the character.
Dan Feuerriegel
There are no heroes…in life, the monsters win.
George R. R. Martin
Julian Assange is certainly no hero. The man behind WikiLeaks issued threats as if he were Dr. No bent on ending civilization as we know it. We will find him, lock him up, and throw away the key. But give the man credit; for a week the truth was laid bare.
Martin Cruz Smith
To every little girl her father is a hero.
Alexandra Kerry
When I structured my career, I looked at Muhammad Ali, which is my all-time favorite and an idol of mine, and what he has done for this sport. He was a real-life hero.
Deontay Wilder
We continually want to unmask our heroes as if there were more to be learned from their nakedness than from their choice of clothing.
Ellen Goodman
For me it’s important to get the origin of the character like in the Richard Donner superman. We saw him became slowly a super hero but i think it’s important to take time and stay realistic.
Xavier Gens
A lot of actors would tell you that they’d rather play the villain than the hero. When you’re the character, there are no repercussions. So there is a kind of liberating feeling about saying certain things to certain people – and I think that it’s always quite satisfying to do that.
Tom Ellis
Our children long for realistic maps of the future that they can be proud of. Where are the cartographers of human purpose?
Carl Sagan
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.
Simone Weil
I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords. Those are my heroes.
Barry Pepper
The hero is known for achievements; the celebrity for well-knowns. The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature. The celebrity reveals the possibilities of the press and media. Celebrities are people who make news, but heroes are people who make history. Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Hero is he alone who vies with powers supreme!
Wu Cheng’en
The latest spin on the Marvel comic-book hero delivers the popcorn goods.
Peter Travers
A hero is a man who stands up manfully against his father and in the end victoriously overcomes him.
Sigmund Freud
It is more difficult to be an honorable man for a week than to be a hero for fifteen minutes.
Jules Renard
Prince Charles is definitely my hero; he uses his position to do only good in this world.
Vivienne Westwood
You know who was a hero? Franklin Roosevelt.
Kurt Vonnegut
Charlotte Bronte was writing about sex. I supposed Jane Austen was, too. Where do you get a hero like Darcy unless you are writing about sex?
Alice Munro
The real hero of programming is the one who writes negative code.
Douglas McIlroy
In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero, I am strong and wise, and I know no fear, but the truth is plain to see, she was sent to rescue me, I see who I want to be, in my daughter’s eyes.
Martina McBride
When you’re little, your father is your hero. Mine was. Then it all becomes more complicated.
Clare Balding
If the reader cares, I dont think it matters so much whether your hero is in fact an anti-hero.
Barry Eisler
When I first found out that Superman wasn’t real, I was about maybe eight. And I was talking to my mother about it. And she was like, ‘No, no, no. There’s no Superman.’ And I started crying. I really thought he was coming to rescue us. The chaos, the violence, the danger. No hero was coming.
Geoffrey Canada
I love the idea of a movie hero in a thriller who is able to get ahead by just his brilliance, and not with a gun or by being an action hero.
Danny Strong
Personally, I think Julian Assange is a hero.
Jesse Ventura
[Alexander Haig and Ariel Sharon ] casualties in this war were more than in all the previous Arab – Israeli confrontations. If you remember, it is the only war [in 1982] which hasn’t a hero among the Israeli generals.
Yasser Arafat
One of the most depressing features of the ethical side of the matter is that instead of such methods arousing contempt they are more or less openly admired. And this is logical. Canonise ‘business success,’ and men who made a success like that of the Standard Oil Trust become national heroes!
Ida Tarbell
John Cleese was a big hero of mine. He grew up in Weston Super Mare near Bristol where I grew up; he was always very tall and gangly, but he was smart and used his physicality in a very funny way. I used to think, ‘Well he came from Weston and he did it, so there’s a chance for me.’
Stephen Merchant
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
Jean Genet
I love that Moana is a heroine, and I hope people take that away, and that you most certainly can be the heroine, or hero, of your own story.
Auli’i Cravalho
As I see it, part of the art of being a hero is knowing when you don’t need to be one anymore.
Alan Moore
Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.
Seneca the Younger
My television teaches me that everything was wonderful in the Soviet Union. According to the programs I watch, the KGB and apparatchiks were angels, and the Stalin era was so festive that the heroes of the day must still be celebrated today.
Vladimir Sorokin
Heroes in books should be so much better than heroes got up for the world’s common wear and tear
Anthony Trollope
When faced with the choice to Love or Decieve, therein lies the path to the Heroes and Thieves.
Vanessa Carlton
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill
Timmy Horan was a childhood hero. He was a great distributor, elusive, good stepper, very physical, defensively very sound. What a rounded player.
Brian O’Driscoll
My understanding, from what I’ve learned so far about Commissioner Gordon, is that he’s the older guy with the mustache who relates with our hero in a certain way.
J. K. Simmons
Public opinion, though slow as lava, in the end forces governments towards more sanity, more justice. My heroes and heroines are all private citizens.
Martha Gellhorn
Nico di Angelo came into Olympus to a hero’s welcome, his father right behind him, despite the fact that Hades was only supposed to visit Olympus in winter solstice. The God of the dead looked stunned when his relatives clapped him on the back. I doubt he’d ever got such an enthusiastic welcome before.
Rick Riordan
when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you’ll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.
Mariah Carey
I’m not a historian, and I wouldn’t want to be. I want to change the world. Attack the elite. Overturn the hierarchy. Look at my stories and you’ll notice that the villains are always, always, those in power. The heroes are the little people. I hate the establishment. Always have, always will.
Terry Deary
Tis as easy to be heroes as to sit the idle slaves.
James Russell Lowell
I think anyone in New York City could look at Luke Cage and say, ‘Hey, this guy could help me out.’ I don’t want him to just seem like a relevant hero for only black people.
Mike Colter
I love female heroes too and would love to bring many more to the big screen in the future.
Kevin Feige
Only a fool is never afraid, Frank. Heroes are the people who carry on despite their fear, because they know the job’s got to get done
Meg Cabot
Kids are wandering around the streets today that will become tomorrow’s criminals that were yesterday’s heroes.
Bernard Marcus
Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.
Rick Riordan
Through that, I got to know Jerry’s work, and I am definitely his number-one fan right now, which is interesting because it usually works the other way around: you usually create a project based on your hero.
Sean Hayes
Don’t you know how much I hero-worshiped you when I was a kid? You were Marie Curie crossed with Emily Bronte crossed with Joan of Arc to me when I was ten. And when i told you that, you said my cultural references were the sign of a colonized mind.
Kamila Shamsie
Cause I’m Black and I’m proud
I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped
Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps
Chuck D
I can play the leading man. I can play the action hero, maybe in just a different way. I look at it as, you know, if you set your mind to it, you can do it.
Verne Troyer
I love ‘Guitar Hero,’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture.
Brett Ratner
[My mother] is the greatest hero I’ll ever know because she kept us all together, she made sure we all graduated college. She always believed in us no matter what we do. My older brother Joel became an art teacher; my brother Rip ultimately became a television producer and singer and actor himself.
Billy Crystal
I’ve never tried to reach a certain demographic of an audience or try to say, ‘OK, now I’m going to do this type of film to transition myself into more adult roles.’ Or a romantic hero. Or whatever it may be – you know what I mean?
Leonardo DiCaprio
We were into the Speedway. We’d take a train out to the Speedway where farmers had flatbed trucks with bleachers on them. They’d park in the infield and we’d sit on those. Our heroes weren’t the drivers, they were the pit crews. That’s because we were local, and we knew what was going on.
Kurt Vonnegut
General David Petraeus is an American patriot and hero.
Brandon Webb
From Jesse James to Charles Manson, the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes.
Marilyn Manson
Success rests with having the courage and endurance and, above all, the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be. Then you will be able to say, I found my hero and he is me.
George A. Sheehan
I guess what we know about the Avengers is there’s a reason why all of the heroes that we’ve been meeting, from Thor to Captain America – everybody – they need to work together.
Clark Gregg
Rose, I’m an addict with no work ethic who is likely going to go insane. I’m not like you. I’m not a super-hero.” “Not yet,” I said.
Richelle Mead
To a degree, the Greek and Roman mythological heroes are just the first superheroes. They appeal to children for much the same reason. These gods and heroes may have powers, but they get angry and they do the wrong thing. They are human too.
Rick Riordan
I thought that Donald Trump’s ascendancy would end when he attacked John McCain, saying he’s not a war hero. I found that shocking, for him to say that.
Cory Booker
I had my footballing heroes such as Bryan Robson and Diego Maradona but my dad was a rugby league star, and he was my real hero. But the relationship with my mum was rocky and we saw things that would affect any youngster.
Ryan Giggs
The chief thing is to make children feel good about themselves. They want to step into the shoes of a hero who is bigger and stronger, to face tremendous dangers and come home safely for tea.
Geraldine McCaughrean
The Byronic hero, incapable of love, or capable only of an impossible love, suffers endlessly. He is solitary, languid, his condition exhausts him. If he wants to feel alive, it must be in the terrible exaltation of a brief and destructive action.
Albert Camus
I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero. Growing up, Alan Turing was certainly mine. I’m also not the greatest mathematician of my generation. We have lots of biographical differences, but nonetheless, I always identified with him so much.
Graham Moore
Only in death will we have our own names since only in death are we no longer part of the effort. In death we become heroes.
Chuck Palahniuk
Whoe’er excels in what we prize,
Appears a hero in our eyes;
Each girl, when pleased with what is taught,
Will have the teacher in her thought.
. . . .
A blockhead with melodious voice,
In boarding-schools may have his choice.
Jonathan Swift
If John McCain were really a war hero he would’ve won Vietnam.
Zach Braff
It’s very common to say that Star Wars in the late ’70s, that was kind of perfect for Cold War culture and the aftermath of Vietnam in the ’60s to have an upbeat, hopeful, cartoonish tale of a hero’s journey. I think those explanations are easy to offer and almost always wrong.
Cass Sunstein
Achilles was murdered with a poisoned arrow, and Jason died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes.
Cassandra Clare
The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive.
Bruce Springsteen
Because it’s much more pleasant to be obsessed over how the hero gets out of his predicament than it is over how I get out of mine.
Woody Allen
But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It’s fun to give these people voices.
Thomas Perry
As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director’s job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction.
Don Bluth
I am not a hero, O.K.? I am not a hero. I am a very ordinary person.
Wael Ghonim
The first movie my dad ever showed me was Predator – I was five. And I think the second one was Jaws. I’ve has this understanding of fiction for a very, very long time but I’ve also had this thing where I’ve idolized the male action heroes because that’s what I watched with my dad.
Katee Sackhoff
I think you have a social responsibility as the villain, which is pretty different from the hero’s responsibility. If you have any kind of a social or political conscience at all, the first thing you want to do is make malevolence recognizable to people, almost as a kind of teaching aid.
Peter Coyote
The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Normally in spy movies, the person that the hero deals with is at the centre of power, surrounded by video screens, and they’re old and grizzled. I’m no stranger to that dynamic.
Doug Liman
The world is full of cravens who pretended to be heroes.
George R. R. Martin
Thus hope, aided by imagination, makes one man a hero, another a somnambulist, and a third a lunatic; while it renders them all enthusiasts.
James Fitzjames Stephen
I think that the rhythm sections, drummers in particular, are the unsuing heroes of the music. It’s the rhythm section that has changed the styles from one period to the other.
Max Roach
Lauryn Hill’s always been a hero of mine. And Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and Adele, those are the current artists I would reference in terms of who’s been able to do really amazing pop records with really cool, organic throwback elements of soul in there as well.
Judith Hill
The hero is the one with ideas.
Jack Welch
In fiction, as in real life, love might inspire acts that are at best foolish and at worst life-threatening, but in the best romances, love is the final, secret ingredient that turns mere mortals into heroes and heroines.
Sarah MacLean
Examine thus yourself from every side.
Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.
Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva path
Apply the remedies to keep a steady mind.
At a car dealership, the person who sells the car is the hero, and also gets the commission. But if the mechanics don’t service that car well, the customer won’t return.
Roger Staubach
I cant write about something I dont admire. It goes back to the old concept of the celebration: you celebrate the hero, an idea.
Frank O’Connor
Writers must be fair and remember even bad guys (most of them, anyway) see themselves as good—they are the heroes of their own lives. Giving them a fair chance as characters can create some interesting shades of gray—and shades of gray are also a part of life.
Stephen King
No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero.
Frank Herbert
We wanted to talk about death in the DC Universe, and how some people go to get a pass and come back, and some people didn’t. That opened up a whole other topic about legacy. We wanted to talk about what was required to be a hero, what were the elements of true heroism?
Greg Rucka
I’ve always been way more attracted to playing imposing characters than the hero. I’ve always been more intrigued by Iago in Shakespeare than playing Romeo. That was always boring to me.
Kevin Durand
And let’s all be honest here; more of us believe in the American hero Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s thorough investigation into your phony birth certificate and phony history than the phony media’s smoke and mirrors.
Ted Nugent
He was a humanist then, he’s a humanist now, and to my mind John Carlos is an authentic American hero.
Tavis Smiley
A great brand starts with a hero product.
Andy Dunn
I grew up on monthly comics. My closet is full of monthly comics. I’ve always wanted to do a monthly comic, and while I’ve had a couple of offers, the timing has never worked out. Most superhero comics come into the world as monthly series, so we wanted the same for ‘The Shadow Hero.’
Gene Luen Yang
In my opinion, Zac Efron is a total hero. Him seeking help encourages other people with addictive issues to seek help. It’s brave of him.
Marcia Gay Harden
50 Cent is a hero to me because he’s overcome so many things. He’s been shot nine times and lived. I had a cousin got shot once in the ankle. Dead. I had to go to the funeral. I was mad. Man, you ain’t hard! You ain’t hard!
Bill Bellamy
I think one day youll find that you’re the hero you’ve been looking for.
James Stewart
Why I love the ancients so much? Aside from everything else, when I read them, the entire past between them and me unfolds at thesame time. The hearts of how many heroes and poets may have been set on fire by Plutarch’s biographies which now inspire me with their own and with borrowed flames!
Franz Grillparzer
My mother has always been my role model, and I believe my survival in the entertainment business is in large part due to my desire to be a strong woman like my mother. She is my hero.
Marie Osmond
Hoke Moseley is a magnificently battered hero. Willeford brings him to us lean and hard and brand-new.
Donald E. Westlake
Everyone thinks they’re the hero in their own story.
Joe Keery
The courage to face the trials and to bring a whole new body of possibilities into the field of interpreted experience for other people to experience – that is the hero’s deed.
Joseph Campbell
Rome was so mighty that it could not fall. It had to vanish in a cloud, like so many of the mythical heros of antiquity, and to receive its apotheosis among the stars before men became fully aware that it had vanished from the earth!
H. P. Lovecraft
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Father is my Defender (Hero). Mother is my Teacher. Sister is my Counselor. Wife is my Savior. Children are my Fighters. Then what is the role of my Friend? Friend is my Motivator in life.
Sandeep Kumar
These manly sentiments, in private life, make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
James Otis
Trump says things others so desperately want to say to people that work, to people wherever they encounter them. Trump says it. Trump carries a banner of this stuff for people. He says and acts in ways that they do in private, but can’t get away with in public. But Trump is. It makes him a hero to these people.
Rush Limbaugh
Television tells us only the things it wants to. It still feeds us heroes, it still offers villains. And even though we know better than to always trust it, we still watch.
Robert Redford
One of my heroes, almost necessarily from what I’m saying, of course, is Borges, who is a supreme master of doing thing — being a data bank — and the beauty of this economy is that he could have written War and Peace in three or four pages; who knows, it might have been a better book.
Peter Greenaway
A hero is an ordinary person doing things in an extra ordinary way.
Christopher Reeve
Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Curt Flood, of course, was in a class by himself, a true hero.
W. P. Kinsella
We tell specific stories about ourselves to ourselves and we’re all the heroes of our own lives. But you live through certain experiences with other people, and sometimes they have very different takes on what happened.
James Franco
If I play a villain, I try to find his lightness and his good side. And if I play a hero or a good guy, I’ll try to find his darkness or his flaws. Because I don’t believe in good and evil. I believe in grays.
Joel Kinnaman
I felt like an extraordinary hero. I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands. Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun I could not have felt any better.
Dario Fo
I could not play a straight-ahead courageous hero. It’s not what I do.
Robert Picardo
It really takes a hero to live any kind of spiritual life without religious belief.
Mary McCarthy
Good guy’ or ‘bad guy’, hero or anti hero; doesn’t matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical.
Rutger Hauer
The damaged wealthy hero is actually a hugely common trope in romance, and alpha heroes are very common in romance.
Sylvia Day
What people adore about superhero movies is the signal quality of the Christopher Nolan films – their complete lack of irony when it comes to the portrayal of heroism and the need for heroes to confront evil.
John Podhoretz
It’s a fun world to exist in, and I relish doing those movies as much as I do the smaller ones. They’re always immense fun. I don’t know if I am – unless we do a Benji film, I don’t think I am an action hero really.
Simon Pegg
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
Noam Chomsky
Well, it’s like that myth about the hero. He made wings out of wax so he could fly, but when he got too close to the Sun, to God, the wax melted and he crashed to the ground.
Hiromu Arakawa
Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs.
Dalai Lama
Steve Jobs was my hero.
Steve Jurvetson
The workings of heaven are unfathomable-sometimes encouraging, sometimes suppressing. All this makes sport of heroes and tumbles the great. Enlightened people take adversity in stride and are prepared for trouble even when at ease; therefore, they are not at the mercy of fate.
Zicheng Hong
I don’t have many heroes. Very plain and simply, Johnny Unitas was one of my heroes. When you think of Baltimore, you think of Johnny Unitas.
Ozzie Newsome
We have not touched the stars, nor are we forgiven, which brings us back to the hero’s shoulders and the gentleness that comes, not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it.
Richard Siken
Most of the heroes of Scripture rose to their greatest victories after their worst mistakes. God is in the redemption business, and He testifies of this through the lives of everyone He calls.
Rick Joyner
Growing up, I supported Manchester United, and my hero was Mark Hughes.
Brian O’Driscoll
My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.
David Soul
Super-heroes were created to represent the best in all of us. We should aspire to match their nobility, not their ability to shoot big chrome guns.
Mark Waid
Dead people can be our heroes because they can’t disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them.
Veronica Roth
Truly, there is something to the idea that hero-worship is helpful, provided one worships a winner.
Napoleon Hill
Heroes, classical heroes have the look of eagles, too. They’re looking beyond the immediate problem and into the future.
William Shatner
Too many heroes in my life. All gone.
Tatjana Soli
Zico was my idol. He was a very good player from Flamengo, and I was a Flamengo supporter from Rio de Janeiro. I was always looking for him and saying I want to be like him. He’s my big hero.
In a traditional TV show or movie, your hero is always where the action is. But in real life, at the end of the movie ‘Fargo,’ when Bill Macy is arrested, Marge is nowhere to be found because it’s a different jurisdiction, and she wouldn’t be there. I took that to heart.
Noah Hawley
In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources.
Brian Herbert
My heroes are just everyday people who work hard, are honest and have integrity.
Jordin Sparks
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
Ernest Hemingway
I don’t like nihilistic characters. As bad guys they’re great, but as heroes they don’t work.
Drew Goddard
And besides, because of all she has accomplished, Barbara Jordan has always been a hero of mine
Tom Selleck
I figured out I wanted to tell stories in college. I’m an only child who moved around a lot growing up, and I really feel like it prepared me to be a storyteller – to make up stories and pretend to be every hero from every movie and TV show as a kid. So it was a natural progression.
Joe Robert Cole
The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.
Dalai Lama
Well, I think there are no villains in this world. There are just misunderstood heroes.
Tom Hiddleston
Born to be some body.” You were born to be some body, maybe a vet, maybe a hero, maybe a care giver. What ever it is you were born to be some thing special and if you believe you can achieve
Justin Bieber
Calculation never made a hero.
John Henry Newman
The real Amazons were long believed to be purely imaginary. They were the mythical warrior women who were the archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Every Greek hero or champion, from Hercules to Theseus and Achilles, had to prove his mettle by fighting a powerful warrior queen.
Adrienne Mayor
Man has been thrown into the world. It had always made him think of Icarus and those other great tumblers, Ixion, Phaeton, Tantalus – all these jumpers without parachutes from a world of gods and heroes.
Cees Nooteboom
In science we don’t have prophets. We have heroes, but not prophets.
Steven Weinberg
They used to say Palestinians fight like heroes, now they say heroes fight like Palestinians
Norman Finkelstein
‘The Red’ is the first book in a trilogy that gained a big following as a self-published e-book, and is now out in paper from Saga. It introduces us to reluctant hero Shelley, a former anti-war activist who chooses to join the military rather than serve jail time after being arrested at a protest.
Annalee Newitz
Those who share my heroes are, in the deepest sense, of my own kind.
Rebecca Goldstein
I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra.’ He gets a bad rap; he’s very misunderstood. He’s a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers.
Joni Mitchell
The Cyclopes growled, “I don’t see very well since the last hero poked my eye out, but you’re… NO… LADY… CYCLOPES!
Rick Riordan
I’m very wary of fawning too much over heroes. There’s an old adage that heroes are best kept at arm’s length, and in a few instances in my life, that’s been true.
W. Earl Brown
Arthur, their young king, like a hero out of legend.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Everything I did, I did because I thought it was the correct thing to do… I am not a hero, it is true… But I am not a bad person, either.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Indifferentism about doctrine makes no heroes of the faith.
John Gresham Machen
I always dressed as a man when I was at school. I loved wearing a tie and a shirt, and I was always wearing suits. Annie Lennox was my hero. I was always playing men in high school.
Cate Blanchett
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
Vaclav Havel
I think most actors probably enjoy playing the bad guy. I think it’s the fact that most of the time, heroes aren’t written with enough interesting qualities or flaws, and that leads to the bad guys being almost the runaway train, as far as being more interesting for the audience to watch.
Chris Demetral
Bradley Manning should be regarded as a hero. He is doing what an honest, decent citizen should be doing: letting your population know what the government, the people who rule you are doing. They want to keep it secret of course.
Noam Chomsky
For me, to get to play an action hero in a science fiction film is a marriage of two genres that I’m a huge fan of.
Ian Ziering
Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.
Ricky Martin
I believe in content. Just looking pretty next to the hero gives me no joy. I believe I have more to offer than that.
Huma Qureshi
In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
Mircea Eliade
My father wanted to be a hero. He went to the Air Force Academy, was valedictorian, and then he found himself strafing villagers in Vietnam in a war he didn’t want to be in and didn’t understand. He was extremely conflicted about the line where he went from being the good guy to possibly being the bad guy.
Patty Jenkins
It’s really impossible for athletes to grow up. On the one hand, you’re still a child, still playing a game. But on the other hand, you’re a superhuman hero that everyone dreams of being. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding who we are.
Billie Jean King
I have a lot of guitar heroes I guess, some of them are female and some of them are male. Robert Fripp is one of them, and Marc Ribot, that’s another guitar hero.
Annie E. Clark
Most of my ukulele heroes were traditional players from Hawaii, like Eddie Kamae and Ohta-san. There may not be uke stars in popular culture, but there are certainly pop stars that play uke – George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Train, and Paul McCartney.
Jake Shimabukuro
Nowadays a gold medal is a $1 million contract. Our athletes are our heroes.
Cathy Rigby
It’s taken some getting used to, that my father actually is a hero.
Alexandra Kerry
If I had to describe myself, I wouldn’t use words like ‘hero.’ I wouldn’t use ‘patriot,’ and I wouldn’t use ‘traitor.’ I’d say I’m an American and I’m a citizen, just like everyone else.
Edward Snowden
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I’m bad at picking heroes.
Margaret Atwood
You must be practically a hero to retain your composure in the midst of universal panic. But just try to scream and tear around when everyone else is going about his business — that takes a lot of audacity.
Lidiya Ginzburg
I’ve found that the people who play villains are the nicest people in the world and people who play heroes are jerks.
Tim Burton
Whoever, with an earnest soul,
Strives for some end from this low world afar,
Still upward travels though he miss the goal,
And strays–but towards a star.
Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer
May therefore God give us the strength to continue to do our duty and with this prayer we bow in homage before our dead heroes, before those whom they have left behind in bereavement, and before all the other victims of this war.
Adolf Hitler
We’re a nation of celebrity and hero worshipers, so much so that we make heroes out of those who aren’t, such as John Wayne: a patriotic, red-blooded, two-fisted American who spent the Second World War in the trenches on the movie lots of Hollywood.
Vincent Bugliosi
Every generation has to find their own heroes.
Sylvester Stallone
If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes.
Thomas More
No true hero ever believes that they are one.
Neal Shusterman
The average is the borderline that keeps mere men in their place. Those who step over the line are heroes by the very act. Go.
Henry Rollins
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
Gerard Way
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
C.P. Snow
To think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
If the Constitution was a movie, the Preamble would be the trailer, the First Amendment the establishing shot, the 13th the crowd pleaser and the 14th the ultimate hero scene.
Henry Rollins
Some people are worried about the future of comics and some people are busy building it. That latter group are my heroes.
Gail Simone
Niko, you’re halfway to where you need to go. It’s the most dangerous time. And all the gods and forces have a stake in you, Hero. Or do you want to be just a memory, a cult somewhere, with people sacrificing horses to your name?
Janet Morris
The American heroes are wearing camo. That’s not me.
T. J. Oshie
Sad beyound words that Prince is gone. To me he was one of the greatest music heroes- a true genius.There will never be another Prince.
Shania Twain
I’m kind of hooked to the game of art and literature; my heroes are artists and writers.
Jim Morrison
I have returned many times to honour the valiant men who died…every man who set foot on Omaha Beach was a hero.
Omar N. Bradley
No hero is mortal till he dies.
W. H. Auden
My all-time heroes are Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., two men who had to really work to achieve what they did. And I had the privilege of meeting them both.
Monte Irvin
When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.
Joseph Campbell
It is hard to write about politicians, see them at such close range, and still think of any of them as heroes.
Robert Novak
Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves.
Jack Gleeson
The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.
Adam Baldwin
I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.
Elia Kazan
Tim Berners-Lee, the 44-year-old English physicist who created the World Wide Web, is precisely the kind of hero that a relatively simple invention with profound social and economic consequences should lay claim to. He is not just creative but democratic, diplomatic, polite and generous with credit and praise.
Katie Hafner
The bad guy in any good storytelling is always, in some weird way, a mirror for your hero’s journey and for the challenges that they are facing and is some weird physical externalization of that fear that the character is holding onto and has to overcome.
Alex Kurtzman
I believe we need heroes…we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
Richard Attenborough
Tim Thornton’s portrait of a pop culture obsession is so convincing that one can’t help wishing that his fictional alt rock band actually existed, or suspecting that they did. The Alternative Hero is a weirdly compelling portrait of fanatic fandom which reads like High Fidelity at high volume.
Jay McInerney
To be a hero you have to learn to be a deviant — because you’re always going against the conformity of the group.
Philip Zimbardo
There are certain things I couldn’t write because they’re not intrinsic to my beliefs. For instance, I couldn’t write a hero or heroine who didn’t put children first.
Lori Foster
My heroes were always soccer players.
I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.
William S. Burroughs
As things stand now the feudal lords are content to look on while the shogunate carries on in a highhanded manner. Neither the lords nor the shogun can be depended upon, and so our only hope lies in grass-roots heroes.
Yoshida Shoin
I’m always interested in getting to know people, and that means vilified people as much as those celebrated. You find out that heroes aren’t always so heroic, and villains have some bit of humanity in them.
Dustin Lance Black
The call to adventure signifies that destiny has summoned the hero.
Joseph Campbell
My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between.
Tom Chapin
I put the number 7 on my t-shirt because this is the number of my championships but also because it was the number of Barry Sheene, who was a great hero of mine and a truly great racer.
Valentino Garavani
The great thing about Burgess’s work is the dichotomy of making the hero or anti-hero an immoral man. And that’s what makes it interesting. Because, you know, you are sucked into kind of like this guy.
Malcolm McDowell
My father was a dreamer – my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady’s handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: ‘Don’t end up like me.’
Alan King
Are you making fun of my hero complex?’ Yeah.
Linda Howard
So die as though your funeral
Ushered you through the doors that led
Into a stately banquet hall
Where heroes banqueted.
Alan Seeger
Quite simply, we’re re-telling the very first adventures of ‘Daredevil’, as originally seen in DD #1-6, but in a modern style and setting – being faithful without being slavish. And I’m using those adventures as a framework to delve into Matt’s psyche a little, as he learns to become a hero.
Antony Johnston
Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person
Wilferd Peterson
Place bets on your dreams and be your own hero!
Joel Brown
If you want to be a hero, you’ve got to take hero shots.
Reggie Miller
I kind of wish I’d been to these sci-fi conventions before I was on Heroes just so I could experience it from that side.
Hayden Panettiere
Not everyone can stand up and be a hero, Princess. Some prefer to surrender to the inevitable and salve their consciences with the gift of survival.
Tad Williams
The big stars I felt a kinship with were never the romantic leads. It wasn’t Steve McQueen or Robert Redford – it was people like Walter Matthau and Anthony Quinn. My big hero was Tommy Cooper.
Alfred Molina
Roy Acuff was a big hero for me, and I was so sad when he passed. It’s hard as you get older to lose your friends and family.
George Jones
The privilege of a lifetime is beingwho you are.The goal of the hero tripdown to the jewel pointis to find those levels in the psychethat open, open, openand finally open to the mystery of your Selfbeing Buddha consciousnessor the Christ.That’s the journey.
Joseph Campbell
It requires philosophy and heroism to rise above the opinion of the wise men of all nations and races.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
He is obviously an American hero. John McCain is a vanishing breed. He is an iconoclast, he is in his own mind and often in reality a maverick. And I think, you know, you having spent the time that you spent in the Senate know that this is true.
John Heilemann
You all right, man?’ This should be my name. I could be like a super hero: You All Right Man. Ah…’ I stumble. Don’t bug Craig,’ Ronny is like. ‘He’s in the Craig zone. He’s Craig-ing out.
Ned Vizzini
One of my biggest heroes in music has been David Bowie. He’s said, `I’m going to be a painter now, or I’m going to do some films,’ and his audience is very forgiving, because they understand him as an artist. Whether you agree or like the result, you respect that he’s expressing his artistic feelings.
Maynard James Keenan
It’s true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn’t they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?
Jeanette Winterson
In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.
Oscar Wilde
Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul. The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have need of them, for in their sum they epitomize the wisdom and experience of the race.
Stanley Kunitz
No, people back home don’t realize why there is this kind of need for heroes in America at the moment. People in Britain don’t really understand what’s going on here. They don’t understand why Camp X-ray exists.
Jon Ronson
Adversity creates heroes.
Picabo Street
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
John Adams
The key is, no matter what story you tell, make your buyer the hero.
Chris Brogan
I don’t have to be the hero or nothing. I just have to be part of the team.
Bobby Abreu
My mom is my hero, and I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without her.
Normani Kordei
The designs of the paper euros, introduced in 2002, proclaim a utopian aspiration. Gone are the colorful bills of particular nations, featuring pictures of national heroes of statecraft, culture and the arts, pictures celebrating unique national narratives. With the euro, 16 nations have said goodbye to all that.
George Will
It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
Richard Donner
My two great heroes are W. B. Yeats and Federico Garcia Lorca.
Leonard Cohen
I would describe a hero as a person who has no fear of life, who can face life squarely.
Alexander Lowen
The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
Vaclav Havel
The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared.
George S. Patton
When a timid mouse who is a mom needs to be a hero, she does it, because that’s what moms do.
Stephen H. Segal
Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.
Alan Barth
Nothing is what it seems on the surface of Heroes.
George Takei
When religion doth with virtue join, it makes a hero like an angel shine.
Edmund Waller
Steven Spielberg was my childhood hero.
Growing up, my parents were my heroes, in the way they conducted their lives.
Chris Hemsworth
Society is founded on hero-worship.
Thomas Carlyle
There are a lot of discussions where people will decide that James Bond is a superhero, because he’s a larger-than-life hero who beats the bad guys by doing larger-than-life things. And I don’t think that’s a useful definition.
Kurt Busiek
In Ronald Reagan’s chaotic childhood, the imagination was armor. There is nothing unusual about that; transcending the doubts, hesitations, and fears swirling around you by casting yourself internally as the hero of your own adventure story is a characteristic psychic defense mechanism of the Boy Who Disappears.
Rick Perlstein
A film that I love is ‘Deliverance’ from back in the day. You start out with these archetypal characters – the hero, the bookworm, the pacifist – and by the end, it’s all turned upside down. I love that.
Frank Grillo
My mama didn’t raise any fools and she didn’t raise any heroes.
Amanda Hocking
If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you’re going to turn out in life.
Warren Buffett
No, what he didn’t like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.
Terry Pratchett
I am tired of women playing action heroes like men, because they are not men. But sometimes they are written like men.
Katee Sackhoff
When someone talks about Western films, you probably think of those old black and white cowboy films your granddad likes. But the Western is a wonderful genre because it is usually a story of a lone hero fighting against corruption in a dangerous world.
Caroline Lawrence
It is our duty to keep the memory of our heroes green. Yet they belong to the whole country; they belong to America.
Jefferson Davis
Dwarves are not heroes, but a calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don’t expect too much.
J. R. R. Tolkien
That man is the most immortal who has done the most and the best praying. They are God heroes, God’s saints, God’s servants, God’s vicegerents.
Edward McKendree Bounds
My Mt. Rushmore of hero worship would include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, Frank Sinatra and Barry White.
Karen Duffy
What is a society without a heroic dimension?
Jean Baudrillard
I can never be the hero now. You have to be young and all that stuff. I used to be the hero.
Michael Caine
So much in TV today, you don’t get to feel empathetic for the villain. The villains are the villains and the heroes are the heroes. It’s very black and white.
Stella Maeve
War is capitalism with the gloves off and many who go to war know it but they go to war because they don’t want to be a hero.
Tom Stoppard
No one wants to set out to be a hero, and discover that they’ve been a villain all along.
Mira Grant
When I was 8 years old, I made my own encyclopedia of American biography – Johnny Appleseed, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Charles Lindbergh, my pantheon of favorite heroes. Then I would write my own things and sew them together and try to make my own book.
Douglas Brinkley
The notion of the hero as outsider, as alien, is forget it, over, done with. It’s not about being against society anymore. It’s about standing there, holding something up. It’s not pulling away.
Twyla Tharp
J.J. Watt is larger than life and Houstons newest sports hero, in every sense of the word. He is a guy who spends NFL Fridays at high school football games and actively seeks out those in need of his kindness.
Hannah Storm
Don’t be a hero. Don’t have an ego.
Paul Tudor Jones
The hero is he who is immovably centered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man, he deserves a hero cookie. (Selena)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Apoorva Raagangal,’ ‘Moondru Mudichu,’ ‘Avargal’ – these were all my guru K. Balachander’s films; I became a hero with these three films.
God is a writer and we are both the heroes and the readers.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Our discontent begins by finding false villains whom we can accuse of deceiving us. Next we find false heroes whom we expect to liberate us. The hardest, most discomfiting discovery is that each of us must emancipate himself.
Daniel J. Boorstin
The closest modern equivalent to the Homeric hero is the ace fighter pilot.
W. H. Auden
Part of the approach envisaged in bringing about Black Consciousness has to be directed to the past, to seek to rewrite the history of the black man and to produce in it the heroes who form the core of the African background
Steven Biko
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
Gavin DeGraw
I am convinced that we will never build a democratic state based on rule of law if we do not at the same time build a state that is-regardless of how unscientific this may sound to the ears of a political scientist-humane, moral, intellectual and spiritual, and cultural.
Vaclav Havel
Within the microcosm of a film you get drawn to people. There are certain projects you care enormously about, and ‘The Edge Of Love’ was one because I was portraying a great hero of mine, Dylan Thomas.
Matthew Rhys
No one on earth is so boring and insignificant that he or she is not worth writing or reading about…One thing’s for sure—no one but you can be the hero of your story.
Jerry Spinelli
O friend, never strike sail to a fear!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yeah, I was a local hero. It was great for me, ‘cos I had a full house every night all night seven nights a week for five years that I played. The next five years I just played five days a week, but I still had a full house every night.
John Hunter
In television, to be a hero and look like I look, that really stuck with me.
Corey Hawkins
Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East, and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East. They have taken a stand against tyranny, against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent societies throughout that region.
Orrin Hatch
Disobedience is the stamp of the hero.
Arthur Desmond
A hero would die for his country, but he’d much rather live for it.
Aaron Sorkin
Live your life like you’re the hero in your movie and right now.
Joe Rogan
He is happy as well as great who needs neither to obey nor to command in order to be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Haters, I’m not your enemy I’m your hero. Cheer up, you should be happy I’m here
Nicki Minaj
Two of my biggest heroes were my father and John Wayne.
Johnny Ramone
It’s not good to meet you heroes. The humanity in them or the a**hole in them will bring it down. And you don’t want to do that.
Peter Weller
Kanye West, I love you. You might not have known, but I have said in other interviews that you’re my hero.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Don’t wait for a Gandhi, don’t wait for a King, don’t wait for a Mandela. You are your own Mandela, you are your own Gandhi, you are your own King.
Leymah Gbowee
I didn’t know Jack Kennedy that well, but Bobby was a hero to me.
D. A. Pennebaker
Nature I believe in. True art aims to, represent men and women, not as my little self would have them, but as they appear. My heroes and heroines I want not extreme types, all good or all bad; but human, mortal–partly good, partly bad. Realism I need. Pure mental abstractions have no significance for me.
What difference does it make if the Gospel is mostly a lie? It’s an engrossing story and the words of its hero are excellent words to live by, even today.
Tom Robbins
Kids love the Hulk, but they’re not really sure: ‘Is he a monster or is he a hero?’
Paul Dini
I’m happier not pretending I know anything about El Cid in Spain. He’s a Spanish national hero. I’d rather invent a character inspired by him but clearly not identical to him. And then I feel liberated creatively.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Growing up, Michael Jordan was my Olympic hero.
Kerri Walsh
God does not seem impressed by size or power or wealth. Faith is what he wants, and the heroes who emerge are heroes of faith, not strength or wealth.
Philip Yancey
While knowledge of tools and the love of motif may be in your backpack, and all mountains may be measured by their previous heroes, art must exist for you in a place beyond the judgment of others.
Robert Genn
While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, “Man”, And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
Rita Mae Brown
Walt Shaub is a true ethics hero for speaking out.
Reince Priebus
You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.
Roger Kahn
I have found my hero and he is me.
George A. Sheehan
And you will understand all too soon That you, my children of battle, are your heroes
Nikki Giovanni
Eventually, after the hero and heroine, it is the antagonist who comes with the most anticipation in any film.
Abhimanyu Singh
I actually got to write with one of my musical heroes, a guy named Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace. I got to sit down and write some songs with him, and that was pretty heavy. I listened to Our Lady Peace growing up. It got me through the teenage angst.
David Cook
They wouldn’t be heroes if they were infallible, in fact they wouldn’t be heroes if they weren’t miserable wretched dogs, the pariahs of the earth, besides which the only reason to build up an idol is to tear it down again.
Lester Bangs
I knew how to read box scores and who the baseball heroes were before I had ever seen or even heard much of a game.
W. P. Kinsella
Join me in Olympic Heros for Abstinence. The best sex is no sex.
Kurt Angle
My heroes always are mostly my parents – my father especially, and my mom, who’s passed on already. My dad is a very strong man, and by him being educated, and a principal and school superintendent over 37 years, he plays such a big role in my life.
Dikembe Mutombo
Lewis [Hamilton] is a hero in the UK. The British love Formula One. Sebastian (Vettel) is also not doing much for F1. People hardly recognize him on the street.
Bernie Ecclestone
Men of real talents in Arms have commonly approved themselves patrons of the liberal arts and friends to the poets, of their own as well as former times. In some instances by acting reciprocally, heroes have made poets, and poets heroes.
George Washington
Most American heroes of the Revolutionary period are by now two men, the actual man and the romantic image. Some are even three men – the actual man, the image, and the debunked remains.
Esther Forbes
Soon,” said the crackling voice of the flame, coming from behind him, “they will fall. Soon they will fall and the star people will meet the earth people. There will be heroes among them, and men who will slay monsters and bring knowledge, but none of them will be gods. This is a poor place for gods.
Neil Gaiman
Sometimes things would be so much simpler if you could just pull out your gun and shoot the bad guy. Reason number seventeen why Indiana Jones is my hero.
Jennifer Rardin
The hero of a mainstream stand-alone novel can get by with things the hero of a sweet traditional category romance wouldn’t dream of doing.
Leigh Michaels
We’re in a different time right now, and I think we’re ready to see a different type of female hero.
Brie Larson
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s peaceful, determined struggle for social justice, and Sargent Shriver, who launched the Peace Corps, were early heroes. A career of public service was the ultimate aspiration.
Queen Noor of Jordan
Growing up, Michael Jordan was my Olympic hero.
Kerri Walsh Jennings
My favorite super hero has always been Spiderman.
Max Charles
The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it’s for the lack of a suitable hero.
Dick Schaap
Tennis belongs to the individualistic past – a hero, or at most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world.
Jacques Barzun
There are so many heroes just walking around in everyday life. It blows me away.
Charisma Carpenter
As for suspense, I like to write books that draw you into the hero’s plight from the opening pages, where people put their lives on the line for something – a belief, a family member, the truth.
Andrew Gross
Oxigen [oxygen], as you well know, is my hero as well as my foe, and being not only strong but inexhaustible in strategies and full of tricks, I was obliged to call up all my forces to lay hold of him, and make the subtle Being my prisoner.
Christian Friedrich Schonbein
It feels wonderful to be go back to the 1940s and recreate the whole era through my clothes, voice and body language. I am tired of playing the larger-than-life hero.
Akshay Kumar
Everyone’s the hero in their own story. You’ve lived your life. You’re the good guy of your life, the protagonist of your own movie. Everyone knows that they have more in them to offer than they sometimes show.
Sami Zayn
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
Joseph Campbell
I chose to write the kind of romance I love best – one with a sheikh hero.
Penny Jordan
To me my father is my hero, my mountain and my drive.
Kim Young-kwang
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We’ve grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
Kevin Costner
Be you own hero, be your own saviour, send all your suffering into the fire. Let no foot, mark your ground, let no hand, hold you down.
Patrick Wolf
I’m a hero with coward’s legs.
Spike Milligan
Probably we’ll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero.
Tommy Franks
Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Perhaps I’ve spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.
E. L. James
My dad is like a cactus – introverted and tough. I’m a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He’s my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me.
Gary Vaynerchuk
Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for

Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for things turning out positively, but rarely gets credit for that.
Colin Morgan
That is why embittered people find heroes and madmen a perennial source of fascination, for they have no fear of life or death. Both heroes and madmen are indifferent to danger and will forge ahead regardless of what other people say.
Paulo Coelho
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore White
I’m too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
Michelle Shocked
. . . until the curtain was rung down on the last act of the drama (and it might have no last act!) he wished the intellectual cripples and the moral hunchbacks not to be jeered at; perhaps they might turn out to be the heroes of the play.
George Santayana
Will this long presidency of George W. Bush ever be over? Living through it is starting to seem like some ghastly, upsetting novel in which the hero is the country, and the president is this disturbing, pig-headed, oblivious villain who makes things worse and worse and worse.
Christopher Durang
Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic, they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit.
Wade Davis
Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon . . . is not the dragon the hero of his own story?
Erin Morgenstern
Oh! not for the great departed, Who formed our country’s laws, And not for the bravest-hearted, Who died in freedom’s cause, And not for some living hero To whom all bend the knee, My muse would raise her song of praise – But for the man to be.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I’ve written a detective series myself, set in an imaginary, and slightly futuristic, Chinese city. The novels have an extremely tenuous relationship with the real world, since the hero is the city’s Hell and ends up with a sidekick who is a demon.
Liz Williams
Every hero mirrors the time and place in which he lives. He must reflect men’s innermost hopes and beliefs in a public way.
Marshall Fishwick
Buoyant leadership is not a management technique, it’s a leadership principle based on the belief that leading isn’t presiding, it’s taking people on a journey, and on any hero’s journey there will be a setback.
Kevin Allen
A post-9/11, modern take being Batman training people to be the heroes they know they can be on their own.
Scott Snyder
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother’s milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
George Bernard Shaw
When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.
Vaclav Havel
Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy.
I was comfortable in my thirties playing the romantic partner, the hero that saves the day, or the woman who is facing a world that revolves around younger kid actors.
Sharon Lawrence
The sinister nature of the American soil is apparent in places like Gettysburg. Fertilize it with the blood of heros, and it brings forth a frozen-custard stand.
Russell Baker
In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
Chow Yun-Fat
It’s important for a young black kid to see a Mexican hero, just to know that we’re all equal.
Adrian Younge
My father has always been my hero.
Gregory Hines
Ironic and jittery, we are puzzled by the old heroes with their fighting, boasting, and cocksure lovemaking.
Mason Cooley
I always wanted to work with Betty White, because she is one of my heroes of all time, and I just love her.
Cheech Marin
God is erratic, sometimes vindictive, sometimes merciful. The people I was taught were heroes – Jacob or Moses or David – were ambivalent figures, or worse. But that messiness was joyful, and challenging. I loved having a Bible that I could argue with.
David Plotz
The hero’s journey is simply who we are as human beings.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Muhammad Ali is a combination of personality and athlete who is probably better known around the world than any other. He became a great hero.
Will McDonough
My sister is my biggest Broadway hero.
Andrew Keenan-Bolger
It’s not easy to be a hero. You do it because of what you believe, not because of what other people deserve.
Patty Jenkins
Why do you think I write these feminist songs, to try and teach myself to respect myself. You know, it’s not because I’m a hero.
Ani DiFranco
Does the novel have to deepen the psychology of its heroes? Certainly the modern novel does, but the ancient legends did not do the same. Oedipus’ psychology was deduced by Aeschylus or Freud, but the character is simply there, fixed in a pure and terribly disquieting state.
Umberto Eco
A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching-they are your family. And they were my heroes.
Jim Butcher
When I wrote ‘We Can Be Heroes,’ I was just so excited about the concept of playing loads of characters, and a television series allows you to do that.
Chris Lilley
Heroes come along when you need them.
Ronald Steel
As a hero, you have to play it straight. The audience is going to live through you, so you have to be more neutral. They will be projecting their thoughts and their actions onto the main character.
Dolph Lundgren
My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen.
Even the Westerns that I grew up with, the Sergio Leone’s and all that, there was always a sort of anti-hero, a guy reluctant to shame even, to pick up the gun again because he wants to help other people, and he does, he uses his skills for that.
Antoine Fuqua
Victoria Roberts spins an exciting Highland tale of intrigue, betrayal, and love with a braw Highland hero and strong English heroine any reader will love.
Hannah Howell
The more powerful the villain is the more powerful the hero.
William Shatner
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau
Heroes have a rough time because they stand up when they ought not to, they speak when they ought not to; they always have to go that extra mile.
George Foreman
Every hero is the villain of his own story.
Holly Black
The larger-than-life thing is definitely what I’m after. I’ve always drawn dark stories. Occasionally, I’ll try a perfect hero, but it’s a real stretch for me. I like ’em warts and all, and obsessive and weird.
Frank Miller
I felt my country should do more for its children. Its children are not born gangsters. In fact, they have in them the potential to be heroes because most of the kids who are in these gangs are leaders, very charismatic and good organizers.
Azim Khamisa
Moorcock’s interlinked ‘Eternal Champion’ series is a constant source of enjoyment. Of its tragic hero incarnations, my favourite is ‘Elric of Melnibone,’ and the best book has to be ‘Stormbringer.’ And as for that other sword, Excalibur? Pah! Use it to spread your butter.
Neal Asher
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
Norman Schwarzkopf
No one was a hero because everyone was a hero.
Wael Ghonim
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Joseph Campbell
Physically, the Ventoux is dreadful. Bald, it’s the spirit of Dry: Its climate (it is much more an essence of climate than a geographic place) makes it a damned terrain, a testing place for heroes, something like a higher hell.
Roland Barthes
I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent.
Brad Bird
A hero can go anywhere, challenge anyone, as long as he has the nerve.
Rick Riordan
I’d like to do something to help the worst afflicted, but I can’t. It’s not possible to save everybody. Even heroes have their all-too-human limits.
Darren Shan
I didn’t ask to be a hero, but I guess I have become one in the Christian community. So I accept it. But if I’m wrong about this, I guess I’ll become a bum.
Hal Lindsey
I was never considered ‘a marketable hero’, and never got promoted to that category. I am not complaining – I found another niche – comedy – which is equally enjoyable and brought me as much comfort as I need.
I chose to tell a personal story. When you tell a movie like this that’s as emotionally charged as this is, it’s a risk. As one of my great cinematic heroes, Francis Coppola, would say, “If you aren’t taking the highest, greatest risk, then why are you a filmmaker?”
Christian Bale
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.
Helen Keller
I’ve never been interested in watching or reading anything because it’s the hero’s story. I don’t feel the need to be inspired by the character or learn a lesson. I feel the need to be engaged by them.
Gillian Flynn
It is a law of nature that fainthearted men should be the fruit of luxurious countries, for we never find that the same soil produces delicacies and heroes.
Kenny Dalglish is a hero of mine and is the best player to ever wear a red shirt.
Steven Gerrard
Yes, I was inspired by Jack London and still love reading his books. Ernie Banks is another hero because I lived in Chicago for two years as a kid, and I loved that he was the Cubs’ loyal underdog and one of the first African-Americans to make that breakthrough.
Conrad Anker
DJs used to be American heroes. No more. Today, being a disk jockey is generally regarded as being slightly more respectable than snatching purses for a living, or robbing graves.
Larry Lujack
The essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes…but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legacies
Alan Lomax
“Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don’t notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly.”
“I want to be a soldier. A hero.”
“You’ll grow out of it.”
Steven Erikson
It’s easy to be a short-term hero. It is very easy for me to get tremendous results very short term, get that translated into compensation, and be off sailing in the Bahamas. But the goal for this company – and it’s very difficult to do – the goal is to follow a four- or five-year process.
Paul Polman
I have always been a friend to hero-worship; it is the only rational one, and has always been in use amongst civilized people – the worship of spirits is synonymous with barbarism – it is mere fetish. … There is something philosophic in the worship of the heroes of the human race.
George Henry Borrow
Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated.
Peter Capaldi
No man is a hero to his valet de chamber
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I think the idea of a heightened reality and then the fantasy that we’re able to be swept up in, and then these larger than life heroes and the possibility of someone much more powerful than we are and greater, that can come and save the day, so to speak, is inspiring.
Chris Hemsworth
Some directors ask for a hero introduction number, a duet and a fast number towards the climax. Most of the times, these songs only hinder the story.
D. Imman
When the moment comes, will you take your chance to be a hero?
Eoin Colfer
Vulnerability is huge. I love to see that in characters. It’s something I feel like a lot of my comedic heroes have always done.
Ed Helms
He who wins a thousand common hearts is entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero.
Washington Irving
A Bollywood hero, for most people, has been a Raj, a Rahul or a Prem… it’s now a part of the psyche.
Randeep Hooda
I loved ‘Homeland’ – it’s such an intriguing, intelligent piece of television, and I am fascinated by them making a hero and heroine that are so odd, so flawed and so complicated. It is a programme that really draws you in.
Lindsay Duncan
I know, I know – men have that extra hero gene in their foolish makeup; it’s part of our charm. But I happen to know some women who have their inner sports hero, too.
George Vecsey
In Telugu filmdom, audiences like to see their hero dance, fight and play a larger-than-life character. It’s precisely why most of our commercial films do extremely well and get remade too.
Akhil Akkineni
Cowards suffer, heroes enjoy.
Henry David Thoreau
Water of life is gonna flow again/changed from the blood of heroes and knaves/Word mercy’s gonna have a new meaning/ when we are judged by the children of our slaves.
Bruce Cockburn
We moderns do not believe in demigods, but our smallest hero we expect to feel and act as a demigod.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something.
Paul Gallico
His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad, His hair is as dark as a blackboard. I wish he was mine, he’s really divine, The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.
J. K. Rowling
My food hero has to be Auguste Escoffier. And the villain? The man who’s been most responsible for the death of food in my time is Ronald McDonald. He’s always scared me, I think he’s evil – he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Him and the Hamburglar.
Arthur Potts Dawson
Our country, if you read the ‘Federalist Papers,’ is about disagreement. It’s about pitting faction against faction, divided government, checks and balances. The hero in American political tradition is the man who stands up to the mob – not the mob itself.
Jonah Goldberg
The Hulk is the most difficult Marvel property because it’s always about balance. Is he a monster? Is he a hero? Are you going to root for a protagonist who spends all his time trying to stop the reason you came to the movie from happening? It’s always a dance
Joss Whedon
If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero. And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day.
Carlos Ghosn
The hero is never the star of the story.
Marilyn Manson
I think the impact I make is to inspire Filipino female athletes that they can do it as well… A Filipina can be a sports hero.
Hidilyn Diaz
I am so tired of ruggedly handsome heroes. I don’t know too many ruggedly handsome people who are necessarily nice people. In fact, the beautiful people have a big handicap because they rely too much on their appearance and don’t bother to become interesting.
Barbara Mertz
For me, my dad is the best hero in the universe.
Don’t tell me women are not the stuff of heroes.
Qiu Jin
My motivation was I wanted to look like my favorite super heroes when I was a kid. Pretty cheesy, but that is what got me started.
Scott Herman
Long ago I dreamed of being a hero in your company” Halli said Huskily “I’m sorry to say your reality disappoints me
Jonathan Stroud
They found our hero in the gutter with a diamond ring and a gun.
Eric Clapton
When I was stationed in Germany, Johnny Cash was already a legend over there because he’d done some shows, then gone off to some bar straight afterwards and played just for the troops. So he was a real hero.
Kris Kristofferson
I feel a much greater interest in knowing what has passed two or three thousand years ago, than in what is now passing. I read nothing, therefore, but of the heroes of Troy, … of Pompey and Caesar, and of Augustus too.
Thomas Jefferson
A few more albums, a few more years, I’ll be like Peter Petrelli in Heroes. I’ll be some type of rap super-monster or something.
Joe Budden
You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.
Anita Roddick
If we don’t believe in free expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky
You turned into a hero when I wasn’t watching.
Tamora Pierce