Heroes Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Heroes

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I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.
~By Danielle Dax ~


King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur.
~By Lloyd Alexander ~


I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords. Those are my heroes.
~By Barry Pepper ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Lorenzo Snow ~


Heroes can be sweet.
~By Oriana Fallaci ~


The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
~By Charles Olson ~


For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.
~By James T. Walsh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
~By Mike Huckabee ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Steve McQueen was from a time when you didn't know every little dirty thing about our public figures. He and James Dean were very mysterious, archetypal American heroes.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


It shouldn't take an emergency for this Administration to deal with the health care needs of our nation's heroes. Funding the VA and our bringing our troops home safely should never be treated as an afterthought.
~By John Salazar ~


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 is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
~By Louis Pasteur ~


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


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


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


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 ~


I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers.
~By Robert Englund ~


The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
~By Helen Keller ~


Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
~By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ~


Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.
~By Wayne Allard ~


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


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 ~


Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters.
~By Willie Stargell ~


So I think rather than being attracted so much now to working with my heroes, I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
~By Neil Finn ~


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


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 ~


Lance Armstrong is the guy that I would put up there as one of my heroes. He's done something that no one else has done and when you put into it what he overcame, it's absolutely unbelievable.
~By Craig T. Nelson ~


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 ~


Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.
~By Gale Sayers ~


True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


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 ~


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 ~


We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
~By Will Rogers ~


What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


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 ~


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.
~By Mickey Spillane ~


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 ~


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.
~By John O'Neill ~


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


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


I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults.
~By Laura Dern ~


Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


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


Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
~By Mickey Mantle ~


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


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.
~By Stacy Keach ~


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


I had both male and female heroes.
~By Sally Ride ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
~By Daniel J. Boorstin ~


In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


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 ~


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


Michael Mann's always been one of my heroes.
~By Peter Berg ~


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


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 ~


Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life.
~By Judd Nelson ~


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 ~


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 ~


Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
~By Gerald W. Johnson ~


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 ~


The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.
~By Ken Kesey ~


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 ~


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


In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive. But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


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


Well, there are conjoined twins in real life and we can tell a story about them so long as they're not the brunt of the jokes. In this, they're the heroes of this story; we love these guys.
~By Bobby Farrelly ~


We remember the heroes who ran into the burning buildings to rescue those trapped inside, and the dauntless passengers on Flight 93 who laid down their lives to save others, including almost certainly those of us in the U.S. Capitol.
~By Todd Tiahrt ~


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


I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


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.
~By Jean-Michel Basquiat ~


I think, with the gay liberation movement has had need for heroes and heroines, and it would be rather nice to have Abraham Lincoln as your poster boy, wouldn't it?
~By David Herbert Donald ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~

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May 26 ,2022
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