I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
In short he was a perfect cavaliero, And to his very valet seemed a hero.Rochdale
Gone with the Wind, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, they all should have had the hero cut down by a Dalek, and they would've been vastly improved really.russell t davies
My idea as far as comedy goes has always been to push the limits of what's acceptable for a woman to do or say or be. My hero in that would be Lenny Bruce, who teaches us that words have no meaning. It's the intent behind them that is what's important.lea delaria
You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus.edmund hillary
I had won notable victories on paper and the map with the aid of greaseproof pencils and a typewriter. In the course of this very campaign, if one may dignify the disaster thus, I had seen French generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with strokes of the crayon and dispose of hostile concentrations, that unahappily were on the ground as well as on the map, with sweeps of the eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?frederick e. morgan
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
Could it be ... that the hero is one who is willing to set out, take the first step, shoulder something? Perhaps the hero is one who puts his foot upon a path not knowing what he may expect from life but in some way feeling in his bones that life expects something of him.p. l. travers
We call him a hero who maintains himself, single-handed, against superior numbers. We call him a master-horseman who sits a fiery and vicious steed, guiding him at will. And in like manner, we call him a moral hero who conquers the enemies within his own breast and we admire and revere the soul which can ride its own passions and force them into obedience to the dictates of reason.felix adler
As generous as a woman and as inspiring as a poet as she is discriminating in hero worship, this appreciation of "the noblest man that ever lived in the tides of time" is dedicated by her friend, THE AUTHOR.florence earle coates
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space . It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know , the more we feel our ignorance ; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy , the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, there are always new worlds to conquer.humphry davy
Hail hero, hail hero, child of the sun All covered with flowers still having your fungordon lightfoot
Hail hero, hail hero, child of your fate Come into the kitchen don't stand by the gate And show us your wisdom before it's too lategordon lightfoot
To joke in the face of danger is the supreme politeness, a delicate refusal to cast oneself as a tragic hero.edmond rostand
Arnold must have for us the something of the character of what we nowadays have taken to calling a "culture hero": that is, a man who gives himself in full submission and sacrifice to his historical moment in order to comprehend and control the elements which that moment brings.Lionel Trilling
That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. Princes were privileged To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime .Beilby Porteus
Jack was embarrassed never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.lord byron
No man, and only one hero, had been called invincible before him, and then only by a poet, but the hero was Heracles, ancestor of the Macedonian kings.
Drown in the heart-torn world of nothingness! I shall scatter your heart to the empty winds! This... is the... heart... of a hero.
“Don’t worry, hero. If the vamp shows up, I’m here to protect you.” “Great, I can hide behind your massive ego.”Cassandra Clare
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.Alexander Pope
Stewart uses his vast experience and established screen image as the all-American hero to an advantage in a role, which was made to order as he reached the later phases of his glorious career.:; Beginning with his protag's name, Charlie is a classic American hero, played by Cooper , Stewart , and even Bogart , a man initially cherishing isolation and lack of involvement only to be forced into a divisive conflict through circumstances, both personal and political .
Success rests with having the courage and endurance and above all the will to become the person you are, however, peculiar that may be. The you will be able to say, “ I have found my hero and he is me”.
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel: "As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on."julia ward howe
If hero mean sincere man, why may not every one of us be a hero?thomas carlyle