Heroes Quotes

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


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


Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Benjamin Disraeli


Unhappy is the land that needs heroes. - Bertolt Brecht


Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes. - Elbert Green Hubbard


Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed. - Margaret Mitchell


Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. - Henry V. Miller


Nature your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Benjamin Disraeli


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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