Quotations About / On:
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).)
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.)
Without hesitation, I place Freud among the heroes. He dispossessed the Jewish people of the greatest and most influential of all heroesMoses.
(Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter. Diary of a Genius, entry for May 11, 1957 (1966).)
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.)
they'll call you 'COWARD' because they are not brave enough to admit you are a hero.
(gabriel ifeanyi onyewu)
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.)
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).)
Heroes are born to be troublemakers.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. John Bull, in Other Island, preface (1907).)
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
(Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), British philosopher. Social Statistics, pt. 4, ch. 30, sect. 6 (1850).)