Quotations About / On: HERO
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).)
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, "Notebook E," ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
(Gerald W. Johnson (1890-1980), U.S. author. American Heroes and Hero-Worship, ch. 1 (1943).)
The world doesn't make any heroes anymore.
(Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist, and Carol Reed. Major Calloway, in The Third Man (film) (1950).)
Necessity makes heroes of us all.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)