Heroes Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Heroes

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Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
~By Bernard Malamud ~


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.
~By David Ginola ~


The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America.
~By Jim Walsh ~


The real heroes were my good buddies who died during the battles.
~By Ira Hayes ~


I never had any acting heroes. I never really went to the theatre.
~By Julie Walters ~


The law has no power over heroes.
~By Charlotte Lennox ~


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.
~By Bette Davis ~


The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,' in Dylan Thomas's verse - yet we seem the same.
~By John Thorn ~


What we're doing with Band of Brothers is trying to put it into human terms, so it is not just a flickering, black and white myth on a screen, it is a resonant story. I want the audience to recognize themselves in these men. They're not just mythic heroes.
~By Tom Hanks ~


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.
~By Anthony Minghella ~


Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine. We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.
~By John Osborne ~


It often seemed like we had become a nation where the only heroes were rock singers and ball players and that there were no large men of probity who could be called upon for the task.
~By Elliot Richardson ~


Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into being either heroes or villains.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


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.
~By Kevin Costner ~


When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt.
~By Clive Cussler ~


As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.
~By Ernst Toller ~


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.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.
~By Andy Partridge ~


The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
~By Robert Shea ~


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.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.
~By John Thorn ~


Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.
~By Gale Sayers ~


When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
~By John Strachan ~


Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
~By Bertolt Brecht ~


Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
~By Ellis Peters ~


As we continue to fight the War on Terror, it is imperative that we protect America's fallen heroes by ensuring that they are treated with respect, while being laid to rest.
~By Jon Porter ~


As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


We've always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them.
~By Famke Janssen ~


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my personal heroes.
~By Ken Salazar ~


We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
~By Helen Hayes ~


Being around all the great names of the game at a young age because they were my heroes; the fact this meant so much to Canada. It was just an incredible thing to be a part of.
~By Marcel Dionne ~


Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones.
~By Stephen Ambrose ~


We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93, who courageously confronted the terrorists, defeating another planned attack on America. They are the heroes for our times.
~By Bob Taft ~


I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
~By George Eads ~


My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.
~By Adam Baldwin ~


These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
~By Henrik Ibsen ~


We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn't work out like that.
~By Laura Dern ~


I don't have any influences, any heroes, it's just me.
~By GG Allin ~


I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal.
~By Norman Spinrad ~


There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


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.
~By Bob Lilly ~


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.
~By Roger Moore ~


Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
~By Bob Riley ~


What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
~By David Lloyd George ~


Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
~By Silvia Cartwright ~


And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
~By Peter S. Beagle ~


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.
~By Ken Burns ~


Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


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.
~By Margaret Mitchell ~


When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody. Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
~By Robert Cray ~


Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
~By Will Carleton ~


You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman... I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.
~By Allan Carr ~


Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we're all heroes of our own lives.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11; second, something that expresses our resolve.
~By George Pataki ~


Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today.
~By Michael McCaul ~


Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
~By Joe Barton ~


Villains are very, very boring to do. They're so much easier than heroes.
~By Jeremy Brett ~


If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
~By Abigail Adams ~


But if one could go back in time, I'd love to have been directed by Howard Hawks, who's one of my great heroes. One of the greatest directors there ever was. He directed probably one of the greatest westerns of all time in Rio Bravo.
~By Stephen Fry ~


I don't believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies. There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.
~By Aisha Tyler ~


It's the unusual leading man. Most of the Hollywood leading men are powerful and capable and strong, heroes. He has this vulnerability, he's fragile, he struggles to find a way to live from day to day that we can identify with, that we can understand.
~By Mark Rydell ~


Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.
~By Jose Saramago ~


To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
~By Brooke Foss Westcott ~


It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
~By Richard Donner ~


Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
~By Stanley Kunitz ~


What I want to bring back to superheroes with this project is a sense of play. Things have gotten so dreary. The heroes have gotten so ugly that even their muscles have muscles.
~By Frank Miller ~


And thus it was that I started to wonder why Robert Burns is so important to us. We have other poets, and other writers, and other heroes, yet we do not afford them the veneration that we afford to Robert Burns.
~By Len G. Murray ~


If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever, there are heroes who rise above it.
~By Jerry Bruckheimer ~


There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


What has made this nation great? Not its heroes but its households.
~By Sarah Orne Jewett ~


Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
~By William Hurt ~


These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.
~By Michael N. Castle ~


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.
~By Daniel Boone ~


Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.
~By Russell Means ~


I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero, even though I know heroes have very short lives.
~By Boris Becker ~


How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


With any good story, you need the adversary, the heroes and villains. You need a good mixture to make it work.
~By Phil Keoghan ~


You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved extraordinary things in life.
~By Dave Winfield ~


The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Dean Martin is one of my heroes.
~By Joe Mantegna ~


I also try very hard to create characters - both heroes and villains - with psychological depth.
~By Jeffery Deaver ~


I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK. The Sex Pistols were heroes for me. I used to run around like Johnny Rotten. I had a jacket like his.
~By Gavin Rossdale ~


Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
~By Brad Henry ~


It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed.
~By Walter Lord ~


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.
~By Orrin Hatch ~


I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent.
~By Brad Bird ~


Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that's led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
~By Jean Genet ~


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.
~By Alfred Marshall ~


I'm no hero. Heroes don't come back. Survivors return home. Heroes never come home. If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
~By Bob Feller ~


My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
~By Bono ~


My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on.
~By John Hughes ~


What I've learned is that it's okay to take from heroes, such as Debussy, but it has to be filtered through my own personality so that ultimately it's me.
~By William Kraft ~

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