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Quotations About / On: HERO

  • 1.
    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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  • 2.
    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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  • 3.
    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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  • 4.
    Heroes are born to be troublemakers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 5.
    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).)
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  • 6.
    Necessity makes heroes of us all.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 7.
    Cowards suffer, heroes enjoy.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 20, 1860, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 362, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 8.
    Every hero becomes a bore at last.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Representative Men, "Uses of Great Men," (1850).)
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  • 9.
    The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
    (Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989).)
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  • 10.
    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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