Hero Quotes

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story. - Mary McCarthy

 

Every hero becomes a bore at last. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. - John Barth

 

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. - Plato [Aristocles]

 

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. - Will Rogers

 

If you want to know what a man's character is really like, don't ask him to tell you his creed or his code (for everyone has a prettified public version of these), but 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

 

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one. - Baltasar Gracian Y Morales

 

O can't you see, brother, Death's a congested road for fighters now, and hero a cheap label. - C. D. Andrews

 

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light. - Felix Adler

 

To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.-Simone Weil

 

To every little girl, her father is a hero. My father actually is one.-Alexandra Kerry

 

To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that's a technical refinement.-Raymond Queneau

 

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.-Bruce Willis

 

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.-Norman Mailer

 

Walt Disney was my great hero.-Stanislav Grof

 

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.-Mary McCarthy

 

We are creating a fabulous franchise with an incredible female action hero.-Jan de Bont

 

We are the hero of our own story.-Mary McCarthy

 

What about the hero of The House on the Strand? What did it mean when he dropped the telephone at the end of the book? I don't really know, but I rather think he was going to be paralysed for life. Don't you?-Daphne du Maurier

 

What is a hero without love for mankind.-Doris Lessing

 

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

 

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.-Elvis Presley

 

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

 

When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.-Andrew Coyle Bradley

 

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.-Tecumseh

 

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

 

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

 

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.-George Bernard Shaw

 

You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero.-Paddy Chayefsky

 

One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.-Wayne Newton

 

Our enemies, like the Grecian hero, have one vulnerable point. You have not touched it yet. What should have been their element of weakness has been suffered to remain an element of strength.-Jay Alan Sekulow

 

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

 

People fantasize about being a hero and helping someone in trouble. Batman is that fantasy realized-not just for Bruce Wayne, but for the audience. Inwardly, Bruce Wayne is still an adolescent watching his parents being murdered. That will never leave him. And people really relate to that.-Kevin Conroy

 

Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.-David D. Burns

 

Probably we'll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero.-Tommy Franks

 

Ruby inherited the Perl philosophy of having more than one way to do the same thing. I inherited that philosophy from Larry Wall, who is my hero actually. I want to make Ruby users free. I want to give them the freedom to choose.-Yukihiro Matsumoto

 

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

 

She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero, a role that carried high expectations but she did a credible job of continuing Dr King's dream especially in the face of a changing and often hostile American public.--Morris Dees

 

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.-F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

So, it's cool that, yes, Hal Jordan is a superhero, but my character is a real-world hero in her own life.-Blake Lively

 

Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore.-Dennis Quaid

 

That was one of the things that interested me about the character. He doesn't want to be a hero, and has no real desire to save the earth or discover aliens. He's sniffing around looking to see what will fall in his lap.-Orlando Jones

 

The destroyer Cork, like the useful hero for whom it is named, will be game to the last.-Josephus Daniels

 

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.-Gene Hackman

 

The dynamic is extremely similar to Gremlins and the hero is very similar, plus the small town atmosphere. It really is in a way the third Gremlins movie.-Joe Dante

 

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.-Maxwell Anderson

 

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.-Felix Adler

 

The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western.-Orhan Pamuk

 

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

 

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.-John Henry Newman

 

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.-Norman Schwarzkopf

 

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

 

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.-Dolores Ibarruri

 

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.-Johan Huizinga

 

It really doesn't matter whether it's the villain or the hero. Sometimes the villain is the most colorful. But I prefer a part where you don't know what he is until the end.-Glenn Ford

 

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

 

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

 

It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place.-Boris Becker

 

Joe is the hero and Sammy is the sidekick. That's how I feel about it.-Michael Chabon

 

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

 

Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.-Andrew Vachss

 

King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure.-Andrew Coyle Bradley

 

Linda Hamilton is my hero. She was so tough and so strong and so vulnerable at the same time. I think that's what woman action figures are allowed to be: vulnerable, in a way that women are.-Victoria Pratt

 

Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.-Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

 

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.-Alfred Hitchcock

 

Michael Moore became an industry hero and the most visible symbol of the Hollywood left.-Michael Medved

 

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.-Carroll O'Connor

Most films are written and made with a hero around 35, or even 25.-Charles Dance

 

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

 

HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism.-Zhang Yimou

 

Hero shows you how to solve the problem - yourself.-Jet Li

 

I also love Mole, the unsung hero of reality programming.-Kathy Griffin

 

I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken.-Martha Stewart

 

I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.-Ira Hayes

 

I am the hero of Africa.-Idi Amin

 

I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories.-Julie Taymor

 

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 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 don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.Jodie Foster

 

I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero.-Richard Dreyfuss

 

I don't like James Bond. They made him a super hero, but he is just an agent, a human being. In my movies, secret agents are more realistic, I didn't want to portray them in the most glowing colours.-King Hu

 

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 grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it's really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb.-Sandra Oh

 

I loved the idea of the Nerd as Hero, which Ghost World also had.-Illeana Douglas

 

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

 

I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces.--Norman Spinrad

 

I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film.-James McAvoy

 

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him.-Wally Schirra

 

I saw some war heroes... John Kerry is not a war hero. He couldn't tie the shoes of some of the people in Coastal Division 11.-John O'Neill

 
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