Quotations About / On: HERO

  • 1.
    I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up.
    (Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Puckoon, ch. 2 (1963).)
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  • 2.
    The Americans are certainly hero-worshippers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Letter, April 19, 1882.)
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  • 3.
    Without hesitation, I place Freud among the heroes. He dispossessed the Jewish people of the greatest and most influential of all heroes—Moses.
    (Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter. Diary of a Genius, entry for May 11, 1957 (1966).)
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  • 4.
    My villain, my hero you mean. I always think of my murderers as my heroes.
    (Samson Raphaelson (1896-1983), U.S. screenwriter, Alma Reville, screenwriter, Joan Harrison, screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. Isobel Sedbusk (Auriol Lee), Suspicion (1941). Mystery writer Isobel Sedbusk discusses her fictional characters at a dinner party.)
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  • 5.
    It's not the mask that makes the hero.
    (Danny the Dreamer Boyd, Random Quotes,06/26/2014.)
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  • 6.
    You don't need to be indestructible to be a hero.
    (Danny the Dreamer Boyd, Random Quotes,05/25/2014.)
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  • 7.
    they'll call you 'COWARD' because they are not brave enough to admit you are a hero.
    (gabriel ifeanyi onyewu)
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  • 8.
    You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero.
    (Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Arthur Hiller. Admiral Jessup (Melvyn Douglas), The Americanization of Emily (1964). Based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.)
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  • 9.
    The world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes.
    (Brian Moore (b. 1921), Irish novelist. Sunday Times (London, April 15, 1990).)
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  • 10.
    Heroes are born to be troublemakers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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