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Quote Left My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple. Quote Right
Quote Left Every hero becomes a bore at last. Quote Right
Quote Left I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. Quote Right
Quote Left English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent? Have you ever seen a horsefull carriage or a strapfull gown? Met a sung hero or experienced requited love? Have you ever run into someone who was combobulated, gruntled, ruly or peccable? And where are all those people who ARE spring chickens or who would actually hurt a fly? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. Quote Right
Quote Left My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation. Quote Right
Quote Left But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. Quote Right
Quote Left A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Quote Right
Quote Left A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm a hero with coward's legs. Quote Right
Quote Left Father A Son's First Hero, A Daughter's first Love Quote Right
Quote Left There is a tower in the Emperor's palace called the Tower of Heroes: a black tower which rises high into the sky like a spike. At the summit of that tower hangs the Bell of Lost Souls. It is an ancient thing, massive as a building and adorned with dark runes, its peal like the scream of an anguished god. It is tolled but once when a great hero of the Imperium dies. Its wailing moan of grief lasts long and reaches the ears of millions, and its tones penetrate the unifying ether of humanity turning the thought of countless billions towards mankind's loss. Quote Right
Quote Left Furthermore, we have not even to risk the journey alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world. Quote Right
Quote Left On the view of earth from 3.7 billion miles away: 'Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home, That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [...] There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.' Quote Right
Quote Left In our world of big names, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knowness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs. Quote Right
Quote Left In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will. Quote Right
Quote Left Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety. Quote Right
Quote Left The original story, whatever it was, was told to those who forgot some details and substituted others. The original is long lost in the restorations. They have had the composer accompanied by a gifted sister, who, the inflexible record shows, died years before the song was written. They have seated him at the prim old spindle-legged mahogany desk in the hall at Federal Hill and had him dash it off in the frenzy of inspiration. Or they have followed him to the rocks of the old spring house, whither they have sent him, pencil in hand, and counted the frowns of agony with which he laboriously set down now a strain of melody and again a phrase of words. They have heard him trying it out with the deep booming bass voice of him who had never more than a weak but sweet light baritone. Every writer of it has himself for the hero and has described it as he would himself have acted it before the grand audience of posterity. These various stories cling about Federal Hill, the outgrowth of the human desire for contact with the vague figures of the past. Quote Right
Quote Left We are the hero of our own story. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. Quote Right
Quote Left In this world no one rules by love if you are but amiable, you are no hero to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing. Quote Right
Quote Left We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story. Quote Right
Quote Left I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Quote Right
Quote Left In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours. Quote Right
Quote Left You know, I often thought that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses. They're admired and hero-worshipped but the... Quote Right
Quote Left And he who wields white wild magic gold is a paradox - for he is everything and nothing, hero and fool, potent, helpless - and with one word of truth or treachery he will save or damn the Earth because he is mad and sane, cold and passionate, lost and found. Quote Right
Quote Left The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all its beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth. Quote Right
Quote Left I am convinced that a light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Hero

Quote Left Heroes are not the ones who are in magazines or movies, but the ones who are completely unknown. February 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left We are all heroes and villains, life is full of situational morality, relevant ethics, and more than a fair amount of bullshit. Quote Right
Quote Left Kyle Rittenhouse is an American hero! Quote Right
Quote Left One of the great pains of peace is to see the heroes of a thousand battles retreat to a thousand bottles at the doctor's and the barman's. In the snares of alcoholism and PTSD, they who survived the battlefield now fall in the bottle-field Quote Right
Quote Left The allure of victory lies at the heart of captivating hero. Quote Right
Quote Left Our constant enduring companion is preached by heroic deeds and the purity of hearts. Quote Right
Quote Left the paths to the future are many and ever changing their treacherous shadows constantly creating new hazards. Quote Right
Quote Left From her tiny hands to her rosy cheeks sprout love innocence and a blessing sec per sec , min to min, hr by the hr, day to day, to last a lifetime. Malaya Footracer is her name. The first baby Navajo Superhero, watch out she's bigger than life?? also in Sequels to "AMNESIA'S NIGHTLY MASSACRE'S " ? Quote Right
Quote Left God Bless your day. I have to get back. My hero is burning up in a gas station, and there are angels battling above, with dark holes in the sky, that move... shadows of nothingness... Quote Right
Quote Left Heroes are seldom considered so, by those closest to them ... the Light is too bright... it is by others in the distance... they can be seen to shine the right and true brilliance they should be and have been all along... Quote Right
Quote Left True heroes, are made... they are not born with talents, they are blessed by kneeling to the King. David took on Goliath, as he had no doubt. May your days be full of the Mighty Miracles of HIS birth, death and resurrection... Blessings to you... bells that ring in the Holidays, only when you want them too, and are never "alarms". :) Quote Right
Quote Left LOVE is the Power of SUPERHEROES Quote Right
Quote Left In The heart of a Hero Author Dana Redricks May 25, 2014 In the heart of a hero lies The search of true love There is no greater love than A sacrificial one. The freedom we enjoy was Paid with the cost of that love Sacrifice. Rather in the military, or a Civilian loving someone Enough to put them before Yourself, and walking that extra Mile enduring the pain with a A smile. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't give priority to anyone 'cause you are the only HERO of your life. Quote Right
Quote Left Unsung heroes are often the brightest jewels in Courage's crown. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes all we need is a hero, someone to save the day, and someone to protect us at night, sometimes a hero is nowhere to be seen when we need them, and sometimes the only hero we need are the ones who created us, raised us, protected us all day, and watched us all night, to give us strength, so one day we can be a hero too. Quote Right
Quote Left p.s. don't look for another relationship to save you when you haven't been a hero for your own heart first... Quote Right
Quote Left "Devotion" is the only thing that can make you the "Hero" of your own "Life". Quote Right
Quote Left To become who you really want to be, there are challenges; being able to accept them, face them, and complete them makes you a hero. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman who hits a man isn't a real woman. A man who hits a woman isn't a real man, he is a real woman. A girl who hits a man is not a girl. She is a man. A boy who hits a woman is a lesbian. And a man who hits a woman in self defense is a hero and saint. Quote Right
Quote Left Ephemeral heroes earn difficulties of their first test as kings. Quote Right
Quote Left A world once served by gods and heroes / Now gets by with ones and zeros. - This is a couplet from the book I co-wrote with Stephen Blake and called 'Are You a Miserable Old Git?' ('Are You a Miserable Old Bastard?' in US) some years ago. Quote Right
Quote Left When someone fights for the right to live, we call them martyrs. When Dr. Jack Kevorkian fought for the right to die, they called him a murderer & a criminal. I call him a hero. Quote Right
Quote Left A hero cannot be had unless he met his death which is essential to become hero, -a hero is not tantamount to martyrdom... Quote Right
Quote Left Through heroes of history rise legends of tomorrow Quote Right
Quote Left HEROIN....... Get help before you go to the morgue Quote Right
Quote Left Kill heroin before it kills you Quote Right
Quote Left Hero is a person, who failed to find anyone to hide behind his back. Quote Right