I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero [smiling] must drink brandy.
A hero is a goddam stupid thing to have in the first place and a general block to anything you might wanta accomplish on your own.lester bangs
Growing up, I looked up to real women. I didn't go in for hero worship and I still don't. Everybody has feet of clay.lucy lawless
Even the British Arthur becomes an Englishman, a Germanic hero, brave, daring and open-handed. We are in a world of feasts and vaunting speeches, flytings and lusty battles, fierce deeds and bloody humour, with the Fiend, the Adversary of Man, always round the next corner.layamon
One murder made a villain,Millions a hero. Princes were privilegedTo kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.Beilby Porteus
I don't consider myself a politician or a hero. I'm a messenger. If Cambodia is to survive, she needs many voices.dith pran
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.
In Dante the hero would rather flee and renounce the tempting embrace instead of yielding to his desires and enduring the attendant dangers.peter weiss
Marcello Dell'Utri is right: Mangano was a hero, because he never invented anything about me.Silvio Berlusconi
[Felt] has to go, of course... this guy ain't gonna be the big hero now.w. mark felt
The family believes that my grandfather, Mark Felt Sr., is a great American hero who went well above and beyond the call of duty at much risk to himself to save his country from a horrible injustice. We all sincerely hope the country will see him this way as well.w. mark felt
A man for whom Hitler is something of a hero and almost everything of an innocent, and for whom Auschwitz is a Jewish deception.david irving
What we are most anxious about is our anxiety itself: the greatest of all sins, Auden learns from Kafka, is impatience and he decides that the hero “is, in fact, one who is not anxious.” But it was inevitable that Auden should arrive at this point. His anxiety is fundamental; and the one thing that anxiety cannot do is to accept itself, to do nothing about itself consequently it admires more than anything else in the world doing nothing, sitting still, waiting.Randall Jarrell
I know one thing... Ken Livingstone is a folk hero.Ken Livingstone
He is the first of our writers whose style is cloathed with that perspicuity, in which the English phraseology appears at this day to an English reader…Whether his subject be the life of a hermit or a hero, of saint Austin or Guy earl of Warwick, ludicrous or legendary, religious or romantic, a history or an allegory, he writes with facility.john lydgate
Nearly every day on the television set the hero cop breaks into the bad guy’s house and beats a confession out of him and we cheer on the cop. Propaganda smears our clear vision. It causes us to accept the diminishment of our constitutional protections as something to be lauded after all, the cop was protecting us.gerry spence
The prose method might be described as that where the writer provides a complete description of all those material factors in the environment which condition his characters. The poetic method sees the centre of consciousness as the point where all that is significant in the surrounding world becomes aware and transformed; the prose method requires a description of that world in order to explain the characteristics of the people in it. The hero of the poetic method is Rimbaud; of the prose method, Balzac.stephen spender
Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later.Zoe Washburne
Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.thomas carlyle
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
The direst foe of courage is the fear itself, not the object of it; and the man who can overcome his own terror is a hero and more.George MacDonald
By... our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim; by allowing our movie and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique of killing; by allowing all of these developments, we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes.
hero! A real hero!
Arms and the Man I sing, the first who bore His course to Latium from the Trojan shore; By fate expell'd, on land and ocean tost, Before he reach'd the fair Lavinian coast: Doom'd by the Gods a length of wars to wage, And urg'd by Juno's unrelenting rage; Ere the brave hero rais'd, in these abodes, His destin'd walls, and fix'd his wand'ring gods. Hence the fam'd Latian line, and senates come, And the proud triumphs, and the tow'rs of Rome.