Hero Quotes (515)

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The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.

By : Lascelles Abercrombie

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The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.

By : Lascelles Abercrombie

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An epic is not made by piecing together a set of heroic lays, adjusting their discrepancies and making them into a continuous narrative.

By : Lascelles Abercrombie

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If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

By : Abigail Adams

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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

By : Ansel Adams

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As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.

By : John Adams

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The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

By : Felix Adler

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Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.

By : Edward Albert

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The simple act of caring is heroic.

By : Edward Albert

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The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.

By : Bill Alexander

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The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.

By : Bill Alexander

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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

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Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.

By : Wayne Allard

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It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers.

By : Iyad Allawi

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I don't have any influences, any heroes, it's just me.

By : GG Allin

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Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones.

By : Stephen Ambrose

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I am the hero of Africa.

By : Idi Amin

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The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.

By : Maxwell Anderson

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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

By : Maya Angelou

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Join me in Olympic Heros for Abstinence. The best sex is no sex.

By : Kurt Angle

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It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.

By : Corazon Aquino

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The other thing is we have an incredible villain. And we worked very hard to have villains that are connected to the hero. They have an effect, an emotional effect. They never become out-of-this-world, crazy villains.

By : Avi Arad

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True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

By : Arthur Ashe

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I think it's more fun to play a hero with an edge.

By : Shawn Ashmore

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Getting to play superheros is a pretty good job.

By : Shawn Ashmore

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Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.

By : Mary Astell

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I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.

By : Mackenzie Astin

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And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.

By : Richard Attenborough

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I don't really think of Odo as a heroic lead, but that's nice if you do.

By : Rene Auberjonois

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No hero is mortal till he dies.

By : W. H. Auden

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Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.

By : Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.

By : Kevin Bacon

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Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod.

By : Robert T. Bakker

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My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.

By : Adam Baldwin

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I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical.

By : Christian Bale

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Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.

By : Natalie Clifford Barney

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Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.

By : John Barth

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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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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

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What is a society without a heroic dimension?

By : Jean Baudrillard

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