Quotations on Heroes

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And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
- Richard Attenborough
(Keywords: People, Heroes, Measure)

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.
- Joe Barton
(Keywords: History, Sacrifice, America, Heroes, Nation, Stars)

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.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Keywords: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Germany, Heroes, Needs, Silly, Tennis)

I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent.
- Brad Bird
(Keywords: Movies, Heroes, Television)

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.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Work, Business, Career, Heroes, Inspiring)

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.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
- Will Carleton
(Keywords: Army, Country, Heroes, Nation)

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.
- Allan Carr
(Keywords: Home, Heroes, Meeting, Old)

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Work, Rights, Heroes, Human rights, Oppression, Support, Victims)

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright
(Keywords: God, Adversity, Heroes, Humanity, Sanity)

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.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: History, Patriotism, Character, Country, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Terror)

My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between.
- Tom Chapin
(Keywords: People, Heroes, Old, Songs)

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.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)

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.
- Sheryl Crow
(Keywords: Time, American, Heroes, Public)

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.
- Clive Cussler
(Keywords: Time, Advertising, First, Fun, Heroes, Water, Writing)

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.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Truth, People, Credulity, Heroes, Now, Old, Today, Words)

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.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Work, Folk, Heroes, Hollywood, Myths, Poets)

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.
- Danielle Dax
(Keywords: Nature, Time, People, Heroes, Human nature, Insecurity, Want)

We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn't work out like that.
- Laura Dern
(Keywords: Life, Work, Heroes, Value)

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.
- Marcel Dionne
(Keywords: Age, Being, Canada, Fact, Heroes, Names)

Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we're all heroes of our own lives.
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Keywords: Character, Heroes, Play)

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.
- Bobby Farrelly
(Keywords: Life, Love, Heroes, Jokes, Twins)

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.
- Neil Finn
(Keywords: Being, Heroes, Now, Strangers)

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
- Edward Gibbon
(Keywords: Books, Heroes, Mind)

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.
- David Ginola
(Keywords: Money, Heroes, Memories, Night, Now)

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.
- Tom Hanks
(Keywords: Men, Brothers, Heroes, Myth, Trying, Want)

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.
- Orrin Hatch
(Keywords: Fighting, Heroes, Pressure, Stability, Tyranny)

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.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Faith, Children, Heroes, Innovation, Traditions, Value, Veterans)

You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
- Mike Huckabee
(Keywords: Hope, Heroes, Order)

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.
- William Hurt
(Keywords: Knowledge, Courage, Heroes, Libraries)

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.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Time, Heroes, Leisure, Sons)

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
- Henrik Ibsen
(Keywords: Finance, Heroes, Rest)

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.
- Stacy Keach
(Keywords: People, Answers, Heroes, Questions)

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.
- Stanley Kunitz
(Keywords: Wisdom, Gods, Heroes, Mind, Myths, Old, Race, Waiting)

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox
(Keywords: Power, Heroes, Law)

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.
- Bob Lilly
(Keywords: Fans, Heroes, Today)

Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less.
- Dan Lipinski
(Keywords: Benefits, Healthcare, Heroes, Nation, Veterans)

But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Women, Wife, Ladies, Heroes, Husbands, May, Strangers, World)

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.
- Walter Lord
(Keywords: People, Fact, Fancy, Heroes, Poor)

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.
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Keywords: Society, People, Eye, Heroes, Nothing)

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.
- Mickey Mantle
(Keywords: People, Heroes, Question)

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.
- Alfred Marshall
(Keywords: Age, Life, Time, People, Heroes, Old, Poets)

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: People, Heroes, Old)

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: War, Heroes, Soldiers)

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.
- Anthony Minghella
(Keywords: War, Causes, Heroes, Nothing, Ugly)

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.
- Roger Moore
(Keywords: Truth, Heroes, Regret)

Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life.
- Judd Nelson
(Keywords: Life, Decision, Heroes, Right)

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.
- John Osborne
(Keywords: God, Ideas, Heroes, May)

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.
- Andy Partridge
(Keywords: EnglFootball, Heroes, Scotland, Trying)

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