Heroes Quotes

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  • He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.
    o Rosemary Harris as “May Parker”, in Spider-Man 2 (2004)

  • Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later.
    o Zoe Washburne, in Serenity (2005)

  • The goal of the hero is to return (normal) life to the living.
    o Journey into the Void (2003), Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

  • A hero’s greatest act is to lay down his sword.
    o From the film Hero.

  • You put your life on the line, no one really appreciates you enough for it. Being a hero isn’t what it’s cracked up to be anymore.
    o Luis Sera from the video game Resident Evil 4

  • In the real world, heroes don’t look like me. In the real world, they got bad teeth, a bald spot and a beer gut. I’m just an actor with a gun, who’s lost his motivation.
    o Kyle Chandler as ‘Bruce Baxter’ in King Kong (2005)

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  • Troops of heroes undistinguished die.
    o Joseph Addison

  • We can all be heroes in our virtues, in our homes, in our lives.
    o James Ellis

  • Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody; and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.
    o Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.
    o F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Nobody, they say, is a hero to his valet. Of course; for a man must be a hero to understand a hero. The valet, I dare say, has great respect for some person of his own stamp.
    o Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Great men need to be lifted upon the shoulders of the whole world, in order to conceive their great ideas or perform their great deeds. That is, there must be an atmosphere of greatness round about them. A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world.
    o Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • By my love and hope I beseech you: Do not throw away the hero in your soul! Hold holy your highest hope!
    o Friedrich Nietzsche

  • My heroes have always been cowboys.
    o Willie Nelson

  • Do you know who a hero is? Nine times out of ten, a hero is someone who is tired enough, cold enough, and hungry enough not to give a damn. I don’t give a damn.
    o Hawkeye Pierce in M
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  • Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.
    o Emily Potter

  • There is more heroism in self-denial than in deeds of arms.
    o Seneca

  • 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.
    o Arthur Ashe

  • Today, looking at the mirror, I’ve found what I was searching for year. I’ve found my hero.
    o Sir. Ethan Loods-Laton

  • Heroes abilities are not limited by the impossible but by what is needed of them.
    o Shane O’Neill

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