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.
Forgive the hero, you who would have died Gladly with all you knew; he rode that tide To Ararat; all men are Noah's sons.Richard Wilbur
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
People see him as a hero. Not just in Zimbabwe or here in Zambia but across the whole of southern Africa. It's no good demonising Robert Mugabe.
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
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
This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.yasser arafat
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
I do not demand that all movies have a story to pull us from beginning to end, and indeed one of the charms of The Big Lebowski , the Coens' previous film, is how its stoned hero loses track of the thread of his own life. But with O Brother, Where Are Thou? I had the sense of invention set adrift; of a series of bright ideas wondering why they had all been invited to the same film.roger ebert
The rural world was not ripe for him. A man should be only partially before his time to be completely to the vanward in aspirations is fatal to fame. Had Philip's warlike son been intellectually so far ahead as to have attempted civilization without bloodshed, he would have been twice the godlike hero that he seemed, but nobody would have heard of an Alexander.thomas hardy
Our Lord Jesus Christ , my brethren, is our hero, a hero all the world wants.gerard manley hopkins
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
Hail hero, hail hero, let me see you smile You been gone for so damn long, I wish you'd stay awhilegordon lightfoot
To joke in the face of danger is the supreme politeness, a delicate refusal to cast oneself as a tragic hero.edmond rostand
And we feel that the hero has lived all the details of this night like annunciations, promises, or even that he lived only those that were promises, blind and deaf to all that did not herald adventure. We forget that the future was not yet there; the man was walking in the night without forethought, a night which offered him a choice of dull rich prizes, and he did not make his choice.jean-paul sartre
Never run against a war hero.adlai stevenson
I need a hero, I'm holding out for at hero 'till the end of the night. He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast and he's gotta be fresh from the fight. I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero 'till the morning light. He's gotta be sure and it's gotta be soon and he's gotta be larger than life, larger than life.Bonnie Tyler
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.
The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the' conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.
Jack was embarrassed never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.lord byron
Save one life... and you are a hero. Save one hundred lives... and you are a nurse.
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
Americans … do not naturally apply the term “bourgeois” to themselves, or to anyone else for that matter. They do like to call themselves middle class, but that does not carry with it any determinate spiritual content. … The term “middle class” does not have any of the many opposites that bourgeois has, such as aristocrat, saint, hero, or artist all good.Allan Bloom
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”.
Done to death by slanderous tongues, Was the hero that here lies.
If he ever does, it's hero Time!