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Wanted Hero Quotes


"Everybody wanted to be the hero of their own story. Nobody wanted to be comic relief." - Lev Grossman

"I never wanted anything to happen to my parents, but a hero needs an origin story." - Joey Comeau

"I wanted to be the Dutch Bruce Jenner - that was my goal. He was my hero." - Bas Rutten

"A lot of characters now on TV have moved into being anti-heroes, but I wanted to be the hero." - Kieran Bew

"When I was growing up I had three wishes. I wanted to be a Lindbergh-type hero, learn Chinese, and become a member of The Algonquin Round Table." - John F Kennedy

"I really wanted to make sure that if we set Duke up, that he's set up the right way and he's his own hero for the right reasons." - Scott Snyder

"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today," - Colleen Atwood

"From when I was young, I wanted to be an action hero. I always dreamed about being an action star. So finally, I made it." - Rain

"I didn't want to be a hero to kids; I didn't think I had that. I just wanted to be popular." - Maxwell Caulfield

"My great hero is Billie Holiday, and I've always wanted to do an album of standards with a piano-led quartet." - Tim Curry

"I grew up in the North of England at a time when Stirling Moss was a hero. Everyone wanted to be a racing driver." - Ridley Scott

"I wanted to be like my father, who was a cattle man and a rodeo roper. And that was - he was my hero, and I wanted to be more like him." - Dave Brubeck

"The hero wanders, the hero suffers, the hero returns. You are that hero." - Steven Pressfield

"Become someone's hero." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"God is a hero." - Stacie Orrico

"All I wanted to do was be a hero... But do I ever get to be a hero? All I ever get to be is the stupid goat!" "Don't be discouraged, Charlie Brown... In this life we live, there are always some bitter pills to be swallowed..." "If it's all the same with you, I'd rather not renew my perscription!" - Charles M Schulz

"Like I've said before, so many times before, I'm not a good person, I'm not a hero. I'm a criminal, a liar, a cheat, a killer. It was them or me and I wanted to live." - Alexander Gordon Smith

"I wanted to show that women are empowered and strong, and don't have to be saved by some male hero, but they can take care of themselves using their intelligence and their power." - Gal Gadot

"When I was a kid, I wanted to walk with my dad's limp - my dad was my hero - but that infuriated him, and he would make me walk back and forth in the living room until I walked without it." - David Alan Grier

"It's always fun to play someone like an action hero that you always wanted to play as a child. I think every young boy loves that as a kid." - Cole Hauser

"I've known I wanted to do this ever since I was four years old and watched 'Star Search' for the first time. I mean, Harrison Ford in 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark?' My hero." - Joey Lawrence

"My dad is a writer, and to see him always in front of a typewriter gave me the inspiration to write. He was my idol, my hero. I wanted to be just like him." - Shakira

"My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher." - David Soul

"Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times." - Levon Helm

"I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film." - James Mcavoy

"Every man is wanted and no man is wanted much." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I wanted to play baseball!" - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"No one was a hero because everyone was a hero." - Wael Ghonim

"The real hero is always a hero by mistake." - Umberto Eco

"No hero is above fear." - Rick Riordan

"Every ? Veteran is a hero." - Joe Walsh

"My mother is my hero." - Sofia Vassilieva

"Every veteran is a hero." - Joe Walsh

"My Dad is my hero." - Harry Connick Jr

"I am not a hero." - Chen Guangcheng

"Joan Rivers was my hero." - Judy Gold

"My mother is my hero." - J R Martinez

"Buster Keaton is my hero." - French Stewart

"Johnny Unitas was my hero." - Joe Namath

"My hero is Roger Federer." - Saina Nehwal

"Calculation never made a hero." - John Henry Newman

"The hero saves us. Praise the hero! Now, who will save us from the hero?" - Cato the Elder

"I don't know what Joe (DiMaggio) wanted (in regards to being called 'the greatest living ballplayer'), but I don't have a problem, if he wanted to do that. He was my hero. Joe was the best all-around player. Joe was the best. I only played against him once, in the '51 Series." - Willie Mays

"When I first started lifting I wanted to be a Super Hero.. But that was my motivation. I was huge into comics at a very young age and nothing made me feel better than helping people. So I wanted to build muscle to be like Superman, Captain America, Wolverine, etc." - Scott Herman

"A WRINKLE IN TIME is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT." - Meg Cabot

"I wanted Yoda to be the traditional kind of character you find in fairy tales and mythology. And that character is usually a frog or a wizened old man on the side of the road. The hero is going down the road and meets this poor and insignificant person. The goal or lesson is for the hero to learn to respect everybody and to pay attention to the poorest person because that's where the key to his success will be." - George Lucas

"The outsider hero is hero riding into town, he's the gunslinger, shame - the same thing, he didn't want to do it anymore, he wanted to live a different life but part of who you are sort of haunts you and you can't run away from evil and if you have special skills, and most people are mistreated, which is unfortunately in our world, we always need an equalizer, that type of character to come to our rescue." - Antoine Fuqua

"How did I change my life? I wanted things. I wanted women and I wanted to write books." - James Ellroy

"Everyone wanted what she couldn't have." - Richelle Mead

"It was enemies one wanted, not friends." - Virginia Woolf

"I wanted to be the fifth Beatle." - Ozzy Osbourne

"I wanted to be a plumber." - Robert Goulet

"I wanted to be a radio announcer." - Dick Van Dyke

"I've always wanted to broaden my horizons." - Thalia

"I've always known I wanted a family." - Charlize Theron

"I wanted to write for Broadway." - Cynthia Weil

"Dost thou know what a hero is? Why, a hero is as much as one should say, - a hero." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Dost thou know what a hero is? Why, a hero is as much as one should say, a hero." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfillment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero." - Richard Dreyfuss

"[Action's] a Western thing. We think of the hero going into battle, rebelling against a government or an oppressor, but [in KUNDUN] action is nonaction or what appears to be nonaction. That's a hard concept for Western audiences. . . . We wanted to show a kind of moral action, a spiritual action, an emotional action. Some people will pick up on it; some won't." - Martin Scorsese

"I'm not the hero who will always save the day, don't always wear a white hat, don't always know the way. I may not even be the dream you wanted to come true, but I'll always be the man in love with you." - George Strait

"So it's happened, I kept thinking, you're in the middle of a story exactly as you've always wanted, and it's horrible. Fear tastes quite different when you're not just reading about it, Meggie, and playing hero wasn't half as much fun as I'd expected." - Cornelia Funke

"On that day, we couldn't reach the conclusion whose hero is the strongest. And today when we are 41 years old, we can protect neither the Earth nor the women we love. We are now just the anti-heroic men, struggling with everyday life. Those boys wo wanted to become heroes... where did they all go? Whose heroes can we become at the end?" - Kim Do-Jin

"Barry White is my musical hero. He was the guy who you danced to in the club and then when you took your lady home to the bedroom, you listened to him there, too! That's who I always wanted to be - the guy who was always there." - Mayer Hawthorne

"I figured out I wanted to tell stories in college. I'm an only child who moved around a lot growing up, and I really feel like it prepared me to be a storyteller - to make up stories and pretend to be every hero from every movie and TV show as a kid. So it was a natural progression." - Joe Robert Cole

"I have never had a secret hero in my mind but I have kept a lot of mentors in my mind that are heroes. Gandhi, Jesus, Moses, Martin Luther King they were all secret heroes in my mind because they stood for what they wanted, what they believed in." - John Assaraf

"I am an actor who turned hero at age 32, after many years of struggle. I wanted to break the stereotype that only good-looking men with a good complexion, height and physique can be heroes, which I have managed to do." - Duniya Vijay

"I wanted to be a classical actress. I plodded along. I went to junior college in San Francisco, I was in a Repertory Company. My hero was Eva Le Gallienne, who was a great theater actress at the turn of the century who created her own company, and she wrote these hilarious autobiographies at the time." - Annette Bening

"I don't know what its like for most actors, but really clearly for myself acting has always been the fulfilment of personal fantasies. It isn't just art, its about being a person I've always wanted to be, or being in a situation, or being a hero." - Richard Dreyfuss

"When I started studying acting in New York, I didn't plan to be an action hero. I just wanted to learn acting because I felt it was something I needed to try to do for myself, to express something, my inner pain, or something I couldn't get out." - Dolph Lundgren

"I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn't. I didn't get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn't come easy." - Mike Rowe

"The way I wanted to write it, is with a hero, or sort of a pure character who was the protagonist. And the antagonists were these demonic evil children, cause when you're a kid, seven or eight years old, and you're looking at the world around you - everything seems black or white, good or bad." - John Wozniak

"I guess I wanted to show people, among other things, that you don't have to be a hero to get through cancer. You can be a craven coward and get through. You have to stay on your medication and take your treatments, that's all." - Harvey Pekar

"[Donald] Trump wanted the nomination, and all these other Republicans and their supporters didn't want Trump to have the nomination. So who became the villains? What Trump wanted became the story. "Will he get it? Will Trump get to 1,237?" Did not Ted Cruz become a villain in the middle of this by virtue of trying to stop the hero by getting delegates in all of the state conventions?" - Rush Limbaugh

"I'm a sucker for hero worship." - Ronald Reagan

"The hero is the one with ideas." - Jack Welch

"Perseus, you are not the hero." - Rick Riordan

"Disobedience is the stamp of the hero." - Arthur Desmond

"Be the hero of your own story." - Joe Rogan

"Everybody needs a hero. Jesus is mine." - Adrian Rogers

"Man, he deserves a hero cookie. (Selena)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The hero is suffered to be himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A dreamer born is a hero bred..." - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"The hero can never be a relativist." - Richard M. Weaver

"Jack Nicholson is a hero of mine." - Joseph Morgan

"But no man's a hero to himself." - Ray Bradbury

"Not every flying hero has a cape." - Michael Jordan

"Bradley Manning is an American hero." - Bianca Jagger

"Never run against a war hero." - Adlai Stevenson

"Not hero worship, but intimacy with Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Clint Eastwood has always been a hero." - Kevin Bacon

"I am the hero of Africa." - Idi Amin

"No hero is mortal till he dies." - W H Auden

"I don't believe in hero worship." - Bobby Fischer

"Walt Disney was my great hero." - Stanislav Grof

"I'm a hero with coward's legs." - Spike Milligan

"I'm always attracted to anti-hero roles." - Peter Dinklage

"The term 'hero' irritates me greatly." - Irena Sendler

"Society is founded on hero-worship." - Thomas Carlyle

"One brave deed makes no hero." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"I think Michael Moore is a hero." - Larry David

"Every hero becomes a bore at last." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Tommy Smothers is a hero of mine." - Penn Jillette

"My father has always been my hero." - Gregory Hines

"I never wanted to live forever," she says. "I just wanted enough time." - Lauren Destefano

"To get what he wanted, a man had to give other people what they wanted." - Dashiell Hammett

"I just wanted to say things that women wanted to say, but were afraid to." - Sylvia Robinson

"I always wanted a beautiful loving wife and she always wanted to be a citizen." - Emo Philips

"I wanted to write poetry almost a little more than I wanted to eat." - Paul Engle

"I always wanted to play a monster, and I also wanted to work with Wes Craven." - Robert Englund

"The other kids wanted to play Destiny's Child, but I wanted Anita O'Day." - Nellie Mckay

"I wanted to be a soccer player; I wanted to do it at the highest level." - Tim Howard

"Could it be ... that the hero is one who is willing to set out, take the first step, shoulder something? Perhaps the hero is one who puts his foot upon a path not knowing what he may expect from life but in some way feeling in his bones that life expects something of him." - P L Travers

"If Hero means sincere man, why may not every one of us be a Hero?" - Thomas Carlyle

"I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up." - Spike Milligan

"I'm a hero with coward's legs. I'm a hero from the waist up." - Spike Milligan

"A coward can be a hero, but a hero cannot be a coward." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"No hero is above fear, Percy. And you have risen above every hero. - Poseidon" - Rick Riordan

"A hero can be afraid, but a hero never runs away." - Deborah Wiles

"A hero in one age will be a hero in another." - Charlotte Lennox

"Make him feel like your hero! All boys and men wanna be a hero!" - Faisal Khokhar

"Hail hero, hail hero, child of the sun All covered with flowers still having your fun" - Gordon Lightfoot

"Our Lord Jesus Christ, my brethren, is our hero, a hero all the world wants." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero." - Morgan Freeman

"Lou Reed was a hero because he was an anti-hero." - Tom Stoppard

"A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Our Lord Jesus Christ , my brethren, is our hero, a hero all the world wants." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"I wanted to know as the director how the actors wanted to tell this story I wanted to know what they thought." - Paul Bettany

"I wanted to say what wasn't being said. I wanted to give people a real story. I wanted people to know people like me exist in the world." - Nas

"I have not wanted to intimidate audiences. I have not wanted my dancing to be an elitist form. That doesn't mean I haven't wanted it to be excellent." - Twyla Tharp

"Sarah Jane Smith was everybody's hero when I was younger, and as brave and funny and brilliant as people only ever are in stories. But many years later, when I met the real Sarah Jane - Lis Sladen herself - she was exactly as any child ever have wanted her to be. Kind and gentle and clever; and a ferociously talented actress, of course, but in that perfectly English unassuming way." - Steven Moffat

"I do a lot with characters' sense of identity. I also like challenging stereotypes, gender roles, things like that. Give me a stereotype or a genre expectation and the first thing I want to do is stand it on its head. In the Nightrunner books I wanted to see if I could create a believable gay hero, one who wasn't someone's sidekick or a victim." - Lynn Flewelling

"He had by now divested himself of schoolboy attitudes. He was unburdened by the desire to be a martyr or a hero. Any thoughts in that direction, Belgica effectively had quashed. Heroism in the corrupt sense of the age almost by definition, meant wanton self-sacrifice and bungling. For neither had he any taste. He wanted rational attainment; victory, but not at any price. No point upon the globe was worth the cost of a single life." - Roland Huntford

"When I was eighteen, River Phoenix was far and away my hero. Think of all those early great performances - My Own Private Idaho. Stand by Me. I always wanted to meet him. One night, I was at this Halloween party, and he passed me. He was beyond pale - he looked white. Before I got a chance to say hello, he was gone, driving off to the Viper Room, where he fell over and died. That's a lesson." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"But Stacie Orrico was my childhood hero. I was about 12 when I found her music. She is a contemporary Christian artist, and I can honestly tell you that I don't think I'd have a soulful voice if I didn't listen to Stacie. I wanted to sound just like her growing up, and to this day I STILL think I sound a little bit like her. But she is AMAZING!" - Christina Grimmie

"I still can't figure out what inspired me to do physics. But since I was nine or ten years old, I wanted to be like [Albert] Einstein. He was my hero. I knew no physicists. I knew no scientists. I had nobody around me. And I went to a convent that didn't even have higher mathematics and physics. I taught myself these subjects in order to get into university." - Vandana Shiva

"Together we understood what terror was: you're not human anymore. You're a shadow. You slip out of your own skin, like molting, shedding your own history and your own future, leaving behind everything you ever were or wanted to believed in. You know you're about to die. And it's not a movie and you aren't a hero and all you can do is whimper and wait." - Tim O'Brien

"I shouldn't have to play live just because I've made a record. I get lots of letters 'cos I'm not into the street credibility thing. I don't like that whole thing at all, I've always thought of it as a very glamorous business, the whole thing about putting on a show. All the anti-hero punk thing, it went against everything I've ever wanted to do." - Gary Numan

"I've known I wanted to do this ever since I was a little kid and I used to get in trouble at church for goofing off all the time: mocking the preacher, imitating people and the things they did. I later learned my mother used to be just as goofy as I was when she was younger. I mean, Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America?' My hero." - Lamorne Morris

"No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"It is said that no man is a hero to his valet. That is because a hero can be recognized only by a hero." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor - even President, it seemed. And for the first time in the history of mankind, something new, called an astronaut. But like so many kids brought up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero - that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go, in my endless ride into the setting sun..." - Bill Hicks

"I always wanted to be a spontaneous composer." - Charles Mingus

"I just wanted to be sure of you." - A A Milne

"I finished my career the way I wanted to." - Michael Phelps

"I wanted to build up a name for myself." - Jean-Michel Basquiat

"I wanted to go to the end of photography." - Daido Moriyama

"I wanted to be the photographer of happiness." - Malick Sidibe

"I originally wanted to be F. Scott Fitzgerald, but failed." - Whit Stillman

"I always wanted to get the Purple Heart." - Donald Trump



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