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Heroic quotes by Vivienne Westwood
#1. I've always felt heroic about my life ... As a child, I remember little girls in the playground moaning about how boys could do more than they could. I didn't think that was the case at all. My parents didn't treat me as a girl. #Quote by Vivienne Westwood
Heroic quotes by Henri-Pierre Roche
#2. Soon after they went back, Jules said to Jim: 'I love Magda. But it's a habit; it's not a great Love, not the real thing. To me, she's like a young mother and an attentive daughter, both at once.' 'But that's fine!' 'It's not the love I've always dreamed of having.' 'Does that kind of love exist?' said Jim. 'Of course! My love for Lucie.' Jim checked himself from saying, 'Because you do not possess her.' 'Besides,' Jules went on, 'knowing myself as I do, I shall never be able to forgive any woman for loving me. To love me is a sign of perversion or compromise -- and Lucie doesn't suffer from either. There's not a particle of me that she accepts.' 'With her, any man could think that.' 'Yes, could...' said Jules 'But I do.' 'Oh well,' said Jim, 'it's heroic and one can't help respecting it. It's a bit like martyrdom. And it's the key to your Life. If Lucie loved you...' 'She wouldn't be Lucie.' said Jules. #Quote by Henri-Pierre Roche
Heroic quotes by Dalai Lama
#3. Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Heroic quotes by Kenneth Grahame
#4. No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter. #Quote by Kenneth Grahame
Heroic quotes by J.K. Rowling
#5. GINNY: After I came out of hospital - everyone ignored me, shut me out - other than, that is, the boy who had everything - who came across the Gryffindor common room and challenged me to a game of Exploding Snap. People think they know all there is to know about you, but the best bits of you are - have always been - heroic in really quiet ways. My point is - after this is over, just remember if you could that sometimes people - but particularly children - just want someone to play Exploding Snap with. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Heroic quotes by Michael Lee
#6. Demon is about faith, temptation and the heroic struggle for redemption in the face of overwhelming odds. #Quote by Michael Lee
Heroic quotes by Pope Francis
#7. Lithuanian bishops have been heroic! #Quote by Pope Francis
Heroic quotes by Fred Rogers
#8. Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. #Quote by Fred Rogers
Heroic quotes by Henry Wiencek
#9. Many writers on slavery today have emphasized the "agency" of the enslaved people, insisting that we pay heed to the efforts of the slaves to resist their condition and assert their humanity under a dehumanizing system. But as slaves gain "agency" in historical analyses, the masters seem to lose it. As the slaves become heroic figures, triumphing over their condition, slave owners recede as historical actors and are replaced by a faceless system of "context" and "forces." So we end up with slavery somehow afloat in a world in which nobody is responsible. #Quote by Henry Wiencek
Heroic quotes by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
#10. God is not looking for heroic figures, wonderful people who captivate others with their charisma. It must have been quite baffling to the educated world when Jesus pronounced, "Blessed are the poor in spirit." Blessed are the simple and those with limited education who do not want to understand everything with their intellect. Blessed are they who do not always think they have to put themselves forward to show how smart they are. Blessed are they who do not theorize about heavenly things. Blessed are they who keep to the way that is shown them, whatever life brings. #Quote by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
Heroic quotes by Sarah Knowles Bolton
#11. Heroic deeds, to use whatever dower Heaven has bestowed, to test our utmost power. #Quote by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Heroic quotes by Marissa Meyer
#12. There's no rule that says you have to be a prodigy to be a hero," she insisted. "If people wanted to stand up for themselves or protect their loved ones or do what they believe in their hearts is the right thing to do, then they would do it. If they wanted to be heroic, they would find ways to be heroic, even without supernatural powers. #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Heroic quotes by Michelle Cliff
#13. She picked up the book beside her. Jane Eyre. Used, bought recently in a bookshop in Camden Passage, shabby nineteenth-century binding, pages bearing vague stains, fingered, smoothed. She opened the book to the place she left it when the taxicab pulled up.

"My daughter, flee temptation."
"Mother, I will," Jane responded, as the moon turned to woman.

The fiction had tricked her. Drawn her in so that she became Jane.

Yes. The parallels were there. Was she not heroic Jane? Betrayed. Left to wander. Solitary. Motherless. Yes, and with no relations to speak of except an uncle across the water. She occupied her mind.

Comforted for a time, she came to. Then, with a sharpness, reprimanded herself. No, she told herself. No, she could not be Jane. Small and pale. English. No, she paused. No, my girl, try Bertha. Wild-maned Bertha. Clare thought of her father. Forever after her to train her hair. His visions of orderly pageboy. Coming home from work with something called Tame. She refused it; he called her Medusa. Do you intend to turn men to stone, daughter? She held to her curls, which turned kinks in the damp of London. Beloved racial characteristic. Her only sign, except for dark spaces here and there where melanin touched her. Yes, Bertha was closer to the mark. Captive. Ragôut. Mixture. Confused. Jamaican. Caliban. Carib. Cannibal. Cimarron. All Bertha. All Clare. #Quote by Michelle Cliff
Heroic quotes by John T. Flynn
#14. The so-called Christian virtues of humility, love, charity, personal freedom, the strong prohibitions against violence, murder, stealing, lying, cruelty-all these are washed away by war. The greatest hero is the one who kills the most people. Glamorous exploits in successful lying and mass stealing and heroic vengeance are rewarded with decorations and public acclaim. #Quote by John T. Flynn
Heroic quotes by Keri Topouzian
#15. Being an Armenian is a merciless task and a heroic enterprise. It is a commandment, a mission, and a destiny that history has imposed on us from the depths of centuries. We are the shock troops of the struggle between light and darkness… And we are charged with an awesome responsibility. Gostan Zarian. #Quote by Keri Topouzian
Heroic quotes by Jocelyn Gibb
#16. we would stride over Hinksey and Cumnor - we walked almost as fast as we talked - disputing and quoting, as we looked for the dark dingles and tree-topped hills of Matthew Arnold. This kind of walk must be among the commonest, perhaps among the best, of undergraduate experiences. Lewis, with the gusto of a Chesterton or a Belloc, would suddenly roar out a passage of poetry that he had newly discovered and memorized, particularly if it were in Old English, a language novel and enchanting to us both for its heroic attitudes and crashing rhythms #Quote by Jocelyn Gibb
Heroic quotes by Robert Frost
#17. Nor is there wanting in the press
Some spirit to stand simply forth,
Heroic in it nakedness,
Against the uttermost of earth.
The tale of earth's unhonored things
Sounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;
And the mind whirls and the heart sings,
And a shout greets the daring one. #Quote by Robert Frost
Heroic quotes by Adrian McKinty
#18. Because of England's lack of social mobility, unless they make truly heroic efforts, writers who are privately educated and then go on to Oxbridge or an institution like the BBC will generally embarrass themselves when they attempt to have a go at working- or lower middle-class characters. #Quote by Adrian McKinty
Heroic quotes by Ray Santiago
#19. I never had the opportunity to play a Latino character that is seen in a heroic, smart way. #Quote by Ray Santiago
Heroic quotes by Patricia Polacco
#20. I believe with all my heart that the American classroom teachers are one of our greatest and most heroic treasures. #Quote by Patricia Polacco
Heroic quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#21. Later on in Culture and Society, Williams scores a few points by reprinting some absolutist sentences that, taken on their own, represent exaggerations or generalisations. It was a strength and weakness of Orwell's polemical journalism that he would begin an essay with a bold and bald statement designed to arrest attention - a tactic that, as Williams rightly notices, he borrowed in part from GK Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw. No regular writer can re-read his own output of ephemera without encountering a few wince-making moments of this kind; Williams admits to 'isolating' them but has some fun all the same. The flat sentence 'a humanitarian is always a hypocrite' may contain a particle of truth - does in fact contain such a particle - but will not quite do on its own. Other passages of Orwell's, on the failure of the Western socialist movement, read more convincingly now than they did when Williams was mocking them, but are somewhat sweeping for all that. And there are the famous outbursts of ill-temper against cranks and vegetarians and homosexuals, which do indeed disfigure the prose and (even though we still admire Pope and Swift for the heroic unfairness of their invective) probably deserve rebuke. However, Williams betrays his hidden bias even when addressing these relatively easy targets. He upbraids Orwell for the repeated use of the diminutive word 'little' as an insult ('The typical Socialist ... a prim little man,' 'the typical little bowlerhatted sneak,' etc. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Heroic quotes by Jojo Moyes
#22. Just for carrying on, really. Sometimes, my darling girl, that's heroic in itself. #Quote by Jojo Moyes
Heroic quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#23. In the heroic effort of the individual to attain universality, in the attempt to transcend the curse of individuation and to become the one world-being, he suffers in his own person the primordial contradiction that is concealed in things, which means that he commits sacrilege and suffers. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Heroic quotes by Dalai Lama
#24. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Heroic quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#25. At eighteen the true narrative of life is yet to be
commenced. Before that time we sit listening to a tale, a marvelous fiction, delightful sometimes, and sad sometimes, almost always unreal. Before that time our world is heroic, its inhabitants half-divine or semi-demon; its scenes are dreamscenes; darker woods and stranger hills, brighter skies, more dangerous waters, sweeter flowers, more tempting fruits, wider plains, drearier deserts, sunnier fields than are found in nature, overspread our enchanted globe. What a moon we gaze on before that time! How the trembling of our hearts at her aspect bears
witness to its unutterable beauty! #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Heroic quotes by Thomas Merton
#26. We must be willing to accept the bitter truth that, in the end, we may have to become a burden to those who love us. But it is necessary that we face this also. The full acceptance of our abjection and uselessness is the virtue that can make us and others rich in the grace of God. It takes heroic charity and humility to let others sustain us when we are absolutely incapable of sustaining ourselves. We cannot suffer well unless we see Christ everywhere, both in suffering and in the charity of those who come to the aid of our affliction. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Heroic quotes by Avijeet Das
#27. We can't let the next generation grow up without heroes. Some of us have to fight on! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Heroic quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis
#28. The highest point a man can attain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe! #Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis
Heroic quotes by Karl Wiggins
#29. We invariably have an internalised personal code of honour, an inner voice that embodies us with a sincere, strong sense of decency that surpasses Rag, Tag & Bobtail's acquiescence to law and ethics. Think Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Terry McCann from Minder or the heroic English folklore outlaw, Robin Hood. #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Heroic quotes by Josef Pieper
#30. If in this supreme test, in face of which the braggart falls silent and every heroic gesture is paralyzed, a man walks straight up to the cause of his fear and is not deterred from doing that which is good
which ultimately means for the sake of God, and therefore not from ambition or from fear of being taken for a coward
this man, and he alone, is truly brave. #Quote by Josef Pieper
Heroic quotes by Stephen L. Carter
#31. But that is the way of the place: down our many twisting corridors, one encounters story after story, some heroic, some villainous, some true, some false, some funny, some tragic, and all of them combining to form the mystical, undefinable entity we call the school . Not exactly the building, not exactly the faculty or the students or the alumni more than all those things but also less, a paradox, an order, a mystery, a monster, an utter joy. #Quote by Stephen L. Carter
Heroic quotes by Robert Ashley
#32. I don't think there's any heroism anymore. The heroism has to be created out of the medium itself. Going back to the idea of television, all the current heros are sports heros because the medium creates the heros. There's nothing essentially heroic about being a good pitcher. #Quote by Robert Ashley
Heroic quotes by K. Farrell St. Germain
#33. Inconvienience pushes one into heroic action... #Quote by K. Farrell St. Germain
Heroic quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#34. It is quite edifying to hear women speculate upon the worthlessness and the duration of beauty. But though virtue is a much finer thing, and those hapless creatures who suffer under the misfortune of good looks ought to be continually put in mind of the fate which awaits them; and though, very likely, the heroic female character which ladies admire is a more glorious and beautiful object than the kind, fresh, smiling, artless, tender little domestic goddess, whom men are inclined to worship - yet the latter and inferior sort of women must have this consolation - that the men do admire them after all; and that, in spite of all our kind friends' warnings and protests, we go on in our desperate error and folly, #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Heroic quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#35. True religion comes not front the teaching of men or the reading of books; it is the awakening of the spirit within us, consequent upon pure and heroic action. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Heroic quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee
#36. Perhaps the heroic element in our natures is exhibited to the best advantage, not in going from success to success, and so on through a series of triumphs, but in gathering, on the very field of defeat itself, the materials for renewed efforts, and in proceeding, with no abatement of heart or energy, to form fresh designs upon the very ruins and ashes of blasted hopes. Yes, it is this indomitable persistence in a purpose, continued alike through defeat and success, that makes, more than aught else, the hero. #Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Heroic quotes by Sylvia Plath
#37. There are a few times when the songs that are written, the poems that are written, the plays that are written, come alive. By accident you fall onto a stage-set put aside for a tragedy for the lesser gods, and you utter words that were in the script written in the leaves and in the grass for some heroic cast. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Heroic quotes by Virginia Woolf
#38. Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Heroic quotes by Joseph Campbell
#39. Follow your bliss. The heroic life is living the individual adventure. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Heroic quotes by Marissa Meyer
#40. Fascinating, isn't it, how often heroic and foolish turn out to be one and the same. #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Heroic quotes by Lori Lansens
#41. Before she closed her eyes tonight, Rose said she regretted that she has not done something heroic in her life. Well, it's not like she can suddenly climb a tree and save a cat, or go to medical school and begin some important cancer research. But Rose has been my sister. I think that's heroic. #Quote by Lori Lansens
Heroic quotes by Blaise Cendrars
#42. ...Is there a more monstrous thought, a more convincing spectacle, a more patent affirmation of the impotence and madness of the brain? War. All our philosophies, religions, arts, techniques and trades lead to nothing but this. The finest flowers of civilization. The purest constructions of thought. The most generous and altruistic passions of the heart. The most heroic gestures of man. War. Now and thousand years ago. Tomorrow and a hundred thousand years ago. No, it's not a question of your country, my German or French friend, or yours, whether you're black or white or Papuan or a Borneo monkey. It's a question of your life. If you want to live, kill. Kill so that you can be free, or eat, or shit. The shameful thing is to kill in masses, at a predetermined hour on a predetermined day, in honour of certain principles, under cover of a flag, with old men nodding approval, to kill in a disinterested or passive way. Stand alone against them all, young man, kill, kill, you are unique, you're the only man alive, kill until the others cut you short with the guillotine or the cord or the rope, with or without ceremony, in the name of the Community or King.
What a laugh. #Quote by Blaise Cendrars
Heroic quotes by John Green
#43. I almost do. i'd love to live in his musical cartoon world, where witches like maura get vanquished with one heroic word, and all the forest creatures are happy when two gay guys walk hand-in-hand through the meadow, and gideon is the himbo suitor you know the princess can't marry, because her heart belongs to the beast. i'm sure it's a lovely world, where these things happen. a rich, spoiled, colorful world. maybe one day i'll get to visit, but i doubt it. worlds like that don't tend to issue visas to fuckups like me. #Quote by John Green
Heroic quotes by Steve Allen
#44. There are hundreds of millions who believe the Messiah has come. If he did, then it is unfortunately the case that his heroic sacrifice and death have had no effect whatsoever on the very problem his coming might have been expected to address, for history demonstrates, beyond question, that we Christians have been just as dangerous, singly and en masse, as non-Christians. #Quote by Steve Allen
Heroic quotes by Philip Zimbardo
#45. Part of what we want to do with the Heroic Imagination Project is to get kids to think about what it means to be a hero. The most basic concept of a hero is socially constructed: It differs from culture to culture and changes over time. Think of Christopher Columbus. Until recently, he was a hero. Now he's a genocidal murderer! If he were alive today, he'd say, What happened? I used to be a hero, and now people are throwing tomatoes at me! #Quote by Philip Zimbardo
Heroic quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#46. A truley heroic way of life lies in squarely confronting and courageously overcoming the pounding vicissitudes that life always throws in our paths #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Heroic quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#47. How's that brother of yours?" Gratton asks me. "Which one?" "The heroic one with the cart." I sigh so deeply that the collie licks my face to cure me. "Oh, Finn. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Heroic quotes by Matthew Pearl
#48. Avoid the Holy Grail, the heroic journeys, the pursuit of a legend
that is not the life of the bookaneer, who must keep his eyes on the ground while other book people live by dreaming. #Quote by Matthew Pearl
Heroic quotes by Tad Williams
#49. He led them around the base of a great fallen tree whose exposed roots resembled more than anything else a huge broom - a broom that would have fired the imagination of Rachel the Dragon toward heroic, legendary feats of sweeping. #Quote by Tad Williams
Heroic quotes by Tsugumi Ohba
#50. Dying in the line of duty is heroic, but dying while unemployed is just stupid. #Quote by Tsugumi Ohba
Heroic quotes by Alfred Rosenberg
#51. If in heroic conduct, whether of warriors, philosophers or scientists, we see what is of essential nature, then we know that all heroism groups itself around a supreme value. This has always been the idea of honour, spiritual and mental. But the idea of honour, like its corporeal representatives, was involved in a war of soul and spirit against the values represented by alien races or the offspring of racial chaos. #Quote by Alfred Rosenberg
Heroic quotes by Brian Herbert
#52. Heroic leaders often made mistakes ... mistakes that were amplified by the number of followers who were held in thrall by charisma. (Introduction to Dune Messiah) #Quote by Brian Herbert
Heroic quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#53. The part of the tradition that I knew best was mostly written (or rewritten for children) in England and northern Europe. The principal characters were men. If the story was heroic, the hero was a white man; most dark-skinned people were inferior or evil. If there was a woman in the story, she was a passive object of desire and rescue (a beautiful blond princess); active women (dark, witches) usually caused destruction or tragedy. Anyway, the stories weren't about the women. They were about men, what men did, and what was important to men. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Heroic quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#54. And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Heroic quotes by Rob Hopkins
#55. The idea of the solitary hero can be quite an unhealthy one, and we need to pool our efforts and be heroic together! #Quote by Rob Hopkins
Heroic quotes by Neal Stephenson
#56. Just like many Popish Plotters before them, these had promptly begun to "commit suicide" in the Tower. One had even managed the heroic feat of cutting his own throat all the way to the vertebrae! #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Heroic quotes by B.H. Liddell Hart
#57. Mechanized warfare still left room for human qualities to play an important part in the issue. 'Automatic warfare' cancels them out, except in a passive form. Archidamus is at last being justified. Courage, skill and patriotism become shrinking assets. The most virile nation might not be able to withstand another, inferior to it in all natural qualities, if the latter had some decisively superior technical appliance.
(...)The advent of 'automatic warfare' should make plain the absurdity of warfare as a means of deciding nations' claims to superiority. It blows away romantic vapourings about the heroic virtues of war, utilized by aggressive and ambitious leaders to generate a military spirit among their people. They can no longer claim that war is any test of a people's fitness, or even of its national strength. Science has undermined the foundations of nationalism, at the very time when the spirit of nationalism is most rampant. #Quote by B.H. Liddell Hart
Heroic quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#58. Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heroic quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#59. This idea is a great idea, and a Christian idea could not have found fuller expression. Repentance can go no further than the astonishing heroic deed that you have contemplated, if only ... #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Heroic quotes by Par Lagerkvist
#60. It is incomprehensible that he should want to have these futile people here, and still more incomprehensible that he should be able to sit and listen to them and their stupid chatter. I can understand that he may occasionally listen to poets reciting their verses; they can be regarded as buffoons such as are always kept at court. They laud the lofty purity of the human soul, great events and heroic feats, and there is nothing to be said against all that, particularly if their songs flatter him. Human beings need flattery; otherwise they do not fulfill their purpose, not even in their own eyes. And both the present and the past contain much that is beautiful and noble which, without due praise, would have been neither noble nor beautiful. Above all, they sing the praises of love, which is quite as it should be, for nothing else is in such need of transformation into something different. The ladies are filled with melancholy and their breasts heave with sighs; the men gaze vaguely and dreamily into space, for they all know what it is really like and realize that this must be an especially beautiful poem. #Quote by Par Lagerkvist
Heroic quotes by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
#61. In a truly heroic life there is no peradventure. It is always doing or dying. #Quote by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
Heroic quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#62. Truly, you understand the reverse art of alchemy, the depreciating of the most valuable things! Try, just for once, another recipe, in order not to realise as hitherto the opposite of what you mean to attain: deny those good things, withdraw from them the applause of the populace and discourage the spread of them, make them once more the concealed chastities of solitary souls, and say: morality is something forbidden! Perhaps you will thus attract to your cause the sort of men who are only of any account, I mean the heroic. But then there must be something formidable in it, and not as hitherto something disgusting! #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Heroic quotes by Kathleen Noble
#63. As I researched the history of the heroine it became painfully clear to me that women have had little hand in creating our own heroic myths. Indeed, as Sarah Pomeroy has shown, "[t]he mythology about women is created by men and, in a culture dominated by men, it may have little to do with flesh-and-blood women." And it became equally clear that we will be enclosed by the boundaries of this mythology's limited vision until we begin to create our own. #Quote by Kathleen Noble
Heroic quotes by Anne Bronte
#64. I did not put my request in words: she understood it instinctively, and this time she yielded too - or rather, there was nothing so deliberate as requesting or yielding in the matter: there was a sudden impulse that neither could resist. One moment I stood and looked into her face, the next I held her to my heart, and we seemed to grow together in a close embrace from which no physical or mental force could rend us. A whispered 'God bless you!' and 'Go - go!' was all she said; but while she spoke she held me so fast that, without violence, I could not have obeyed her. At length, however, by some heroic effort, we tore ourselves apart, and I rushed from the house. #Quote by Anne Bronte
Heroic quotes by Maya Angelou
#65. I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Heroic quotes by Eugene H. Peterson
#66. One of the first things that strikes us about the men and women in Scripture is that they were disappointingly non- heroic. We do not find splendid moral examples. We do not find impeccably virtuous models. That always comes as a shock to newcomers to Scripture: Abraham lied; Jacob cheated; Moses murdered and complained; David committed adultery; Peter blasphemed. #Quote by Eugene H. Peterson
Heroic quotes by Chris Wooding
#67. I wanted to write an adventure in the old-fashioned way, something to which I could apply the adjective 'rollicking' and not feel embarrassed. But I've never liked my heroes to be too heroic, so they ended up being a bunch of criminals instead. #Quote by Chris Wooding
Heroic quotes by Norman F. Cantor
#68. National historical myths are a way of giving identity and more authenticity to a people. Exodus flattered the Jews half a millennium after it allegedly took place by making them feel like heroic refugees from slavery, and righteous conquerors of a land corrupted by paganism, wealth, and sex. The Illiad made the politicians, merchants, sailors, farmers, and schoolteachers of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. into the heirs of austere, remorseless, honorable, courageous warriors, a race of demigods. Contrast this with the real Athenians of ca. 375 B.C. -- their bellies full of fishcakes, their throats bloated with cheap resined wine, their far-flung sharp commercial deals a laughable, reverse mirror-image of the noble warriors of the Trojan War era. #Quote by Norman F. Cantor
Heroic quotes by Julie Ann Walker
#69. Get off me, Bran!" she howled, her sweet breath brushing his lips when she turned her head to look at him. "If you get yourself killed bein' all heroic and brave, I swear on my granddaddy's grave, I'll murder you! #Quote by Julie Ann Walker
Heroic quotes by Henry James
#70. Sometimes she went so far as to wish that she should find herself in a difficult position, so that she might have the pleasure of being as heroic as the occasion demanded. #Quote by Henry James
Heroic quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis
#71. I felt deep within me that the highest point a man can attain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe! - The Narrator. #Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis
Heroic quotes by Ben Affleck
#72. One of the differences between now and then is that the idea of body image is a much bigger issue now. Back then, just being kind of heavy and barrel-chested passed for heroic. Now, you wouldn't dare to play a hero without a lot of dieting and various specialised abdomen machines. But that was one of the things which was interesting about it and I did want to portray because there's good and bad. #Quote by Ben Affleck
Heroic quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#73. There came to him an image of man's whole life upon the earth. It seemed to him that all man's life was like a tiny spurt of flame that blazed out briefly in an illimitable and terrifying darkness, and that all man's grandeur, tragic dignity, his heroic glory, came from the brevity and smallness of this flame. He knew his life was little and would be extinguished, and that only darkness was immense and everlasting. And he knew that he would die with defiance on his lips, and that the shout of his denial would ring with the last pulsing of his heart into the maw of all-engulfing night. #Quote by Thomas Wolfe
Heroic quotes by Jacques Monod
#74. All religions, nearly all philosophies, and even a part of science testify to the unwearying, heroic effort of mankind desperately denying its contingency. #Quote by Jacques Monod
Heroic quotes by Kristen Lippert-Martin
#75. If I were truly being heroic, I'd actually mean what I'm saying right now. But I don't. I want you to stay with me, but I realize how selfish that is. That's why I'm telling you to go. #Quote by Kristen Lippert-Martin
Heroic quotes by China Mieville
#76. We cannot see the universe. We are in the darkness of a trench, a deep cut, dark water heavier than earth, presences lit by our own blood, little biolumes, heroic and pathetic Promethei too afraid or weak to steal fire but able still to love. Gods are among us and they care nothing and are nothing like us.
This is how we are brave: we worship them anyway. #Quote by China Mieville
Heroic quotes by Alain De Benoist
#77. When it comes to specifying the values particular to paganism, people have generally listed features such as these: an eminently aristocratic conception of the human individual; an ethics founded on honor ("shame" rather than "sin"); an heroic attitude toward life's challenges; the exaltation and sacralization of the world, beauty, the body, strength, health; the rejection of any "worlds beyond"; the inseparability of morality and aesthetics; and so on. From this perspective, the highest value is undoubtedly not a form of "justice" whose purpose is essentially interpreted as flattening the social order in the name of equality, but everything that can allow a man to surpass himself. To paganism, it is pure absurdity to consider the results of the workings of life's basic framework as unjust. In the pagan ethic of honor, the classic antithesis noble vs. base, courageous vs. cowardly, honorable vs. dishonorable, beautiful vs. deformed, sick vs. healthy, and so forth, replace the antithesis operative in a morality based on the concept of sin: good vs. evil, humble vs. vainglorious, submissive vs. proud, weak vs. arrogant, modest vs. boastful, and so on. However, while all this appears to be accurate, the fundamental feature in my opinion is something else entirely. It lies in the denial of dualism. #Quote by Alain De Benoist
Heroic quotes by Steve-O
#78. The first thought that I had about really trying to get sober was, 'Man, I could do a lot of good in the world. I can lead by example and just be this heroic recovery guy.' And that's just a bad reason to get sober. You can't get sober for anybody's benefit, let alone the world at large. You really got to do it for yourself. #Quote by Steve-O
Heroic quotes by Valmiki
#79. In all this world, I pray thee, who Is virtuous, heroic, true? #Quote by Valmiki
Heroic quotes by Dalai Lama
#80. Real change in society must start from individual initiative. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Heroic quotes by Tovaley B. Kysel
#81. Keahi: I didn't save you, Odette. I won't take credit for it. You saved yourself, and you saved me.
Odete: So am I the princess or the hero?
Keahi: I don't see why the princess can't be the hero. Princesses are pretty heroic, after all. #Quote by Tovaley B. Kysel
Heroic quotes by R.L. Martinez
#82. ...politics is a game every king must play and secrets are the best defense we have. #Quote by R.L. Martinez
Heroic quotes by James Joyce
#83. She asked me why I never came, said she had heard all sorts of stories about me. This was only to gain time. Asked me, was I writing poems? About whom? I asked her. This confused her more and I felt sorry and mean. Turned off that valve at once and opened the spiritual-heroic refrigerating apparatus, invented and patented in all countries by Dante Alighieri ... #Quote by James Joyce
Heroic quotes by Daniel Horan
#84. Remarkable ... Moskos manages to capture a world that most people know only through the distorting prism of television and film, where police officers are usually portrayed as quixotically heroic or contemptibly corrupt. #Quote by Daniel Horan
Heroic quotes by Ronald Reagan
#85. Israel exists; it has a right to exist in peace behind secure and defensible borders; and it has a right to demand of its neighbors that they recognize those facts. I have personally followed and supported Israel's heroic struggle for survival, ever since the founding of the State of Israel 34 years ago. In the pre-1967 borders Israel was barely 10 miles wide at its narrowest point. The bulk of Israel's population lived within artillery range of hostile Arab armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Heroic quotes by Joseph Campbell
#86. The moral, I suppose, would be that the first requirements for a heroic career are the knightly virtues of loyalty, temperance, and courage. The loyalty in this case is of two degrees or commitments: first, to the chosen adventure, but then, also, to the ideals of the order of knighthood. Now, this second commitment seems to put Gawain's way in opposition to the way of the Buddha, who when ordered by the Lord of Duty to perform the social duties proper to his caste, simply ignored the command, and that night achieved illumination as well as release from rebirth. Gawain is a European and, like Odysseus, who remained true to the earth and returned from the Island of the Sun to his marriage with Penelope, he has accepted, as the commitment of his life, not release from but loyalty to the values of life in this world. And yet, as we have just seen, whether following the middle way of the Buddha or the middle way of Gawain, the passage to fulfillment lies between the perils of desire and fear. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Heroic quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#87. You marvel and applaud big heroes in their big heroic actions, and forget you are a hero in your humble life and have modest heroic actions to complete yourself. #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Heroic quotes by Ron Kurtz
#88. Hakomi is a path taken by those who work to go beyond the half remembered hurts and failed beliefs that linger unexamined in the mind and body, hurts that act through barely conscious habits and reactions. This work is a part of that heroic labor, a cousin to sitting meditation, to singing bowls and chanting monks. #Quote by Ron Kurtz
Heroic quotes by Thomas Merton
#89. Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Heroic quotes by Gretchen Rubin
#90. No leader did more for his country than Winston Churchill. Brave, magnanimous, traditional, he was like a king-general from Britain's heroic past. His gigantic qualities set him apart from ordinary humanity; there seemed no danger he feared, no effort too great for his limitless energies. #Quote by Gretchen Rubin
Heroic quotes by Jay-Z
#91. Boxing is a glorious sport to watch and boxers are incredible, heroic athletes, but it's also, to be honest, a stupid game to play. Even the winners can end up with crippling brain damage. In a lot of ways, hustling is the same. But you learn something special from playing the most difficult games, the games where winning is close to impossible and losing is catastrophic: You learn how to compete as if your life depended on it. That's the lesson I brought with me to the so-called "legitimate" world. #Quote by Jay-Z
Heroic quotes by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
#92. Profound meditation in solitude and silence frequently exalts the mind above its natural tone, fires the imagination, produces the most refined and sublime conceptions. The soul then tastes the purest and most refined delight, and almost loses the idea of existence in the intellectual pleasure it receives. The mind on every motion darts through space into eternity; and raised, in its free enjoyment of its powers by its own enthusiasm, strengthens itself in the habitude of contemplating the noblest subjects, and of adopting the most heroic pursuits. #Quote by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
Heroic quotes by George R.R. Martin
#93. We are as the gods made us. Strong and weak, good and bad, cruel and kind, heroic and selfish. Know that if you would rule over the kingdom of men. #Quote by George R.R. Martin
Heroic quotes by Martin Amis
#94. You see tragedy requires persons of heroic stature. It works on the principle of people being more than humansuper-humanand also being only too human. But there just aren't many great figures around now, so the tragic mechanisms can't work. #Quote by Martin Amis
Heroic quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#95. Architecture is the alphabet of giants; it is the largest set of symbols ever made to meet the eyes of men. A tower stands up like a sort of simplified stature, of much more than heroic size. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Heroic quotes by Graham Greene
#96. Perhaps all life was like that
dull and then a heroic flurry at the end. #Quote by Graham Greene
Heroic quotes by William Faulkner
#97. She wasn't too big, heroic, what they call Junoesque. It was that there was just too much of what she was for any one human female package to contain, and hold: too much of white, too much of female, too much of maybe just glory, I don't know: so that at first sight of her you felt a kind of shock of gratitude just for being alive and being male at the same instance with her in space and time, and then in the next second and forever after a kind of despair because you knew there would never be enough of any one male to match and hold and deserve her; grief forever after because forever after nothing less would ever do. #Quote by William Faulkner
Heroic quotes by Albert Einstein
#98. Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance #Quote by Albert Einstein
Heroic quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#99. Heroes may be less than heroic, while the common man saves the day. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Heroic quotes by Mindy McGinnis
#100. heroine: a woman of heroic spirit; the principal female person who figures in a
remarkable action #Quote by Mindy McGinnis
Heroic quotes by Mary Collyer
#101. Oaths and curses are a proof of a most heroic courage, at least in appearance, which answers the same end. #Quote by Mary Collyer
Heroic quotes by Tony Hoagland
#102. A poem is a heroic act of integration that binds into rough harmony the chorus of forces within and outside the soul. A poem struggles to orchestrate, prioritize, cohere, and coordinate these potentially shattering forces. #Quote by Tony Hoagland
Heroic quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#103. Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Heroic quotes by Leonard Mokos
#104. Lost race?" The Prince studied Orayna, trying to see something inhuman in her. "Why have I never heard of these 'Rathiuel'?"
"Because," Azaroth rapped his knuckles on the Prince's skull, "you do not care to read. #Quote by Leonard Mokos
Heroic quotes by D. A. Carson
#105. Some forms of absolutism are not bad; they may even be heroic. #Quote by D. A. Carson
Heroic quotes by Christopher Moore
#106. Stop," I said. "Please do not further endorken yourself to me. You have great hair and a car that is most fly, and you have just saved me with your mad ninja driving skills, so do not sully your heroic hottie image in my mind by further reciting your nerdy scholastic agenda. Don't tell me what you're studying, Steve, tell me what's in your soul. What haunts you?"
And he was like, "Dude, you need to cut back on the caffeine. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Heroic quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#107. On some such night as this she remembered promising to herself to live as brave and noble a life as any heroine she ever read or heard of in romance, a life sans peur et sans reproche; it had seemed to her then that she had only to will, and such a life would be accomplished. And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic. Trusting to herself, she had fallen. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Heroic quotes by Upton Sinclair
#108. Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. He is humiliated by his simian ancestry, and tries to deny his animal nature, to persuade himself that he is not limited by its weaknesses nor concerned in its fate. And this impulse may be harmless, when it is genuine. But what are we to say when we see the formulas of heroic self-deception made use of by unheroic self-indulgence? #Quote by Upton Sinclair
Heroic quotes by Wayne Dyer
#109. If you know with a complete absence of doubt that what you are doing is consistent with your own purpose and that you are involved in accomplishing a great affair, then you are at peace with yourself and in harmony with your own heroic mission. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Heroic quotes by David Brooks
#110. Trying to mold one's life around the heroic and deep souls one found in books. Day read as if her whole life depended upon it. #Quote by David Brooks
Heroic quotes by Eric Davis
#111. People saw me as being heroic, but I was no more heroic than I was with other injuries I had, like the lacerated kidney I suffered during the 1990 World Series. It's just that people haven't known anyone with a lacerated kidney, but everyone can relate to someone with cancer. #Quote by Eric Davis
Heroic quotes by Aberjhani
#112. When reading about what may be described as the lesser celebrated heroic figures of the Harlem Renaissance, we rarely get a definitive look at just how complicated and sometimes dangerous their everyday lives were. In fact, until the past ten years, many defined the period primarily by its well-known literary, musical, and artistic elements while overlooking the fact there was any political component to it at all. #Quote by Aberjhani
Heroic quotes by Cassandra Clare
#113. There are so many stories about boys becoming heroes, learning their powers and becoming incredibly heroic. There have to be those stories for girls, too. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Heroic quotes by Liam Neeson
#114. Recovering alcoholic guys wake up in the morning, and they have to think of a reason to get up, and then, once they're up, to not have a drink. It's like all these little heroic battles they have that they fight with and against every day of their lives. #Quote by Liam Neeson
Heroic quotes by Eugene V. Debs
#115. The most heroic word in all languages is revolution. #Quote by Eugene V. Debs
Heroic quotes by Leland Ryken
#116. In Puritan thinking, the Christian life was a heroic venture, requiring a full quota of energy. #Quote by Leland Ryken
Heroic quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#117. Lack of fear enables a heroic person to display the muscularity of a brawny soul willing to fight against injustice, lifting themselves and the people that they truck with above the fray of petty tyrants. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Heroic quotes by Nadine Gordimer
#118. Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. #Quote by Nadine Gordimer
Heroic quotes by Danielle Arbid
#119. I like women who are so real that they become as cowardly as certain men, as heroic as others and as sexual and dominating as men can be. And as you can imagine everything I do is [misunderstood]. #Quote by Danielle Arbid
Heroic quotes by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
#121. To write a book such as Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn is a formidable undertaking. You must accumulate thousands of facts and spare no detail, no matter how terrible. It is always easier to write a piece of fluff and leave everybody smiling. But then, the horrors of poaching would continue unchallenged?like as tent caterpillars consuming an apple orchard, our species mindlessly consumes the others of the earth. At present, the most significant hope for our planet may be knowledge, and Richard Ellis has done a heroic job in providing a large measure of that. #Quote by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Heroic quotes by Adam Nicolson
#122. At that level through out the 18th century, another vision of admirable behavior persisted. The mob did not want the smooth conformable man, the slick hypocrite who could so politely maneuver his way into the rewards of high politics and high society. They wanted his very opposite, the clever thief. The man who thrived not by using the well oiled wheels of society but by opposing them and cheating them; by attending to the well-being of his own heroic self. #Quote by Adam Nicolson
Heroic quotes by John Keats
#123. There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in the rubbish. #Quote by John Keats
Heroic quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#124. The gospels do not relate the story of a misunderstood ethical teacher, a failed social revolutionary, a model of selfless humility, or even a heroic martyr; they reveal the Savior who is God incarnate, the "Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Heroic quotes by John Mackey
#125. We believe that business is good because it creates value. It is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange; it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. #Quote by John Mackey
Heroic quotes by Michael Grant
#126. That's right. Endgame. The FAYZ barrier is coming down; at least that's my bet. But there's also a ninety percent chance you and me both end up dead. Ten percent chance we both actually get out alive. In which case we end up sharing a cell somewhere." He laughed. "Kind of unfair, really, what with me being evil and all, and you just so darned virtuous and heroic. #Quote by Michael Grant
Heroic quotes by Edward W. Said
#127. Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted. And while it is true that literature and history contain heroic, romantic, glorious, even triumphant episodes in an exile's life, these are no more than efforts meant to overcome the crippling sorrow of estrangement. #Quote by Edward W. Said
Heroic quotes by Peter David
#128. What is that thing? Vampires. Or, as it was spelled at the time, vampyres. Yes, we know: It is difficult to accept, a strain to wrap your head around. Go and take the time to do so. Watch some television programs, or read some books in which vampyres are heroic and charming and sparkle in the daylight, and then return here and brace yourself for a return to a time that vampyres were things that went bump in the night. #Quote by Peter David
Heroic quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
#129. How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds. #Quote by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Heroic quotes by Amy A. Bartol
#130. War sounds romantic, heroic even, until everyone you know starts dying. #Quote by Amy A. Bartol
Heroic quotes by Toni Morrison
#131. We don't need any more writers as solitary heroes. We need a heroic writer's movement: assertive, militant, pugnacious. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Heroic quotes by Kenneth Clark
#132. Gargoyles were the complement to saints; Leonardo's caricatures were complementary to his untiring search for ideal beauty. And gargoyles were the expression of all the passions, the animal forces, the Caliban gruntings and groanings which are left in human nature when the divine has been poured away. Leonardo was less concerned than his Gothic predecessors with the ethereal parts of our nature, and so his caricatures, in their expression of passionate energy, merge imperceptibly into the heroic. #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Heroic quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#133. The glass display cases had shown rock-throwers crafted by the Australian aborigines - like giant wooden shoehorns, they'd looked, but smoothed and carved and ornamented with the most painstaking care. In the 40,000 years since anatomically modern humans had migrated to Australia from Asia, nobody had invented the bow-and-arrow. It really made you appreciate how non-obvious was the idea of Progress. Why would you even think of Invention as something important, if all your history's heroic tales were of great warriors and defenders instead of Thomas Edison? How could anyone possibly have suspected, while carving a rock-thrower with painstaking care, that someday human beings would invent rocket ships and nuclear energy? #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Heroic quotes by Ernest Renan
#134. Every rebel is, with us, more or less a soldier who has missed his vocation, a being made for a heroic life ... The European race is a race of masters and soldiers. If you reduce this noble race to the work in a slave's prison like Negroes or Chinamen, it will rebel. #Quote by Ernest Renan
Heroic quotes by John Howard
#135. The 'black armband' view of our history reflects a belief that most Australian history since 1788 has been little more than a disgraceful story of imperialism, exploitation, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. I take a very different view. I believe that the balance sheet of our history is one of heroic achievement and that we have achieved much more as a nation of which we can be proud of than which we should be ashamed. #Quote by John Howard
Heroic quotes by Peter Marshall
#136. If God does not enter your kitchen, there is something wrong with your kitchen. If you can't take God into your recreation, there is something wrong with your play. We all believe in the God of the heroic. What we need most these days is the God of the humdrum, the commonplace, the everyday. #Quote by Peter Marshall
Heroic quotes by Gagan Narang
#137. All of world's eyes are trained on the Games. So winning at that stage is heroic. It is a different feeling altogether and cannot be explained in words. #Quote by Gagan Narang
Heroic quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#138. This is stupid."
"Look. You think how stupid people are most of the time. Old men drink. Women at a village fair. Boys throwing stones at birds. Life. The foolishness and the vanity, the selfishness and the waste. The pettiness, the silliness. You think in war it must be different. Must be better. With death around the corner, men united against hardship, the cunning of the enemy, people must think harder, faster, be ... better. Be heroic.
Only it's just the same. In fact do you know, because of all that pressure, and worry, and fear, it's worse. There aren't many men who think clearest when the stakes are highest. So people are even stupider in war than the rest of the time. Thinking about how they'll dodge the blame, or grab the glory, or save their skins, rather than about what will actually work. There's no job that forgives stupidity more than soldiering. No job that encourages it more. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Heroic quotes by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
#139. He buried his head in the lawn, letting his smooth cheeks feel the softness of the earth and be tickled by the short blunt spears of grass. Suddenly he wanted to do something heroic and brutal. He pulled handfuls of grass out of its roots, experiencing a crazy satisfaction at the ugly grating sound it produced like a limb being torn from limb! He dug his nails into the soft, wet earth, wanting suddenly to break it up, to disfigure it, to wreck his vengeful will upon it! He picked a rose from a bush nearby and plucked its petals one by one, letting them fall in a crumpled heap.
He got his finger pricked by a thorn but when he sucked at the injured spot, the blood, his own blood, tasted bitter - and good - on his tongue.
Then he retired to his room exhausted yet strangely satisfied. But he was pursued by someone even in his sleep. It was the same "other woman" of his childhood dreams and she was still screaming, "I am Woman, the daughter of Woman. Thou shalt not escape me." But when she came near, Anwar saw that she had an oval face, framed by a halo of dark curly hair, with big black innocent eyes!

Next morning, as he looked into the mirror to comb his hair, Anwar saw the downy growth of hair, the beginnings of a beard on his cheeks and chin. #Quote by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Heroic quotes by Herbert Newton Casson
#140. First come the dreamers, the theorists, the heroic innovators who awaken the world's brain upon a new line of thought. Then come the pioneers who solve certain parts of the problem and make suggestions that are of practical value. And then, in the fullness of time, comes one masterful man who is more of a doer than a dreamer, who works out exact combination of ideas to produce the result, and establishes the new product as a necessary part of the whole human family. #Quote by Herbert Newton Casson
Heroic quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#141. Most of what people read, if you go to the bookshelf in the airport convenience store and look at what's there, even if it doesn't have a YA on the spine, is YA in its moral simplicity. People don't want moral complexity. Moral complexity is a luxury. You might be forced to read it in school, but a lot of people have hard lives. They come home at the end of the day, they feel they've been jerked around by the world yet again for another day. The last thing they want to do is read Alice Munro, who is always pointing toward the possibility that you're not the heroic figure you think of yourself as, that you might be the very dubious figure that other people think of you as. That's the last thing you'd want if you've had a hard day. You want to be told good people are good, bad people are bad, and love conquers all. And love is more important than money. You know, all these schmaltzy tropes. That's exactly what you want if you're having a hard life. Who am I to tell people that they need to have their noses rubbed in moral complexity? #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Heroic quotes by Denise Linn
#142. When you accept your imperfections-and still are willing to brush yourself off and start again-you can make changes ... for you are on a heroic journey of the heart. To me this is the best kind of hero. The kind of hero I strive to be. #Quote by Denise Linn
Heroic quotes by Criss Jami
#143. Heroic ambition seemed to have been the cause of much of the world's pain then - quite like it is now. No villain ever saw himself a villain: he only saw himself a hero; and this goes just as no hero ever saw himself a hero: he simply did what he had to do. No true hero initially sets out with intentions of being deemed a hero. #Quote by Criss Jami
Heroic quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#144. I seem to remember only centuries of heroic war, in which you were always heroes
epic on epic, Iliad on Iliad, and you always brothers in arms. Whether it was but recently (for time is nothing), or at the beginning of the world, I sent you out to war. I sat in the darkness, where there is not any created thing, and to you I was only a voice commanding valour and an unnatural virtue. You heard the voice in the dark, and you never heard it again. The sun in heaven denied it, the earth and sky denied it, all human wisdom denied it. And when I met you in the daylight I denied it myself ... But you were men. You did not forget your secret honour, though the whole cosmos turned an engine of torture to tear it out of you. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Heroic quotes by John Steinbeck
#145. I have seen too many men go down, and I never permit myself to forget that one day, through accident or under the charge of a younger, stronger knight, I too will go down. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Heroic quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#146. Heroic dreams are the consolation of the unhappy. After all, when people like us say we're being heroic, it usually means we're about to kill each other
or kill ourselves. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Heroic quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#147. Let us pause and reflect upon the many blessings we as Americans have received from our Constitution and the debt of gratitude we owe those heroic signers. As we do so, we might also recognize that freedom is not free. Sacrifice has been required to protect and to preserve the very freedoms we cherish. #Quote by Thomas S. Monson
Heroic quotes by Rick Riordan
#148. Piper didn't dare look - not while she was running with a dagger in her hand. She could just see herself tripping and stabbing herself in the nose. That would be super heroic. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Heroic quotes by Richard G. Scott
#149. Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve. #Quote by Richard G. Scott
Heroic quotes by Jarod Kintz
#150. I could have murdered a man today, but by not doing so I saved his life, and thus became a hero to myself. I'm like that all the time. Being heroic, I mean. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Heroic quotes by Elizabeth B. Custer
#151. As the sun broke through the mist a mirage appeared, which took up about half of the line of cavalry, and thenceforth for a little distance it marched, equally plain to the sight on the earth and in the sky. The future of the heroic band, whose days were even then numbered, seemed to be revealed, and already there seemed a premonition in the supernatural translation as their forms were reflected from the opaque mist of the early dawn. #Quote by Elizabeth B. Custer
Heroic quotes by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
#152. If your descent is from heroic sires, Show in your life a remnant of their fires. #Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Heroic quotes by Umberto Eco
#153. The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. #Quote by Umberto Eco
Heroic quotes by Victor Hugo
#154. What a grand thing it is to be loved! What a far grander thing it is to love! The heart becomes heroic, by dint of passion. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Heroic quotes by Michael Emerson
#155. I think people respond to villains because people in general are more villainous than heroic. #Quote by Michael Emerson
Heroic quotes by Robert Shaw
#156. You can't sing Beethoven from the neck up --- you'll bleed! Beethoven is not precious. He's prodigal as hell. He tramples all over nicety. He's ugly, heroic; he roars, he lusts after beauty, he rages after nobility. Be ye not temperate! #Quote by Robert Shaw
Heroic quotes by Julius Evola
#157. This we must say, that everything is economics and economic interest as mere satisfaction of physical needs had, have and always will have a subordinate role in a normal human, that beyond this sphere must be differentiated from an order of higher values, political , spiritual and heroic. #Quote by Julius Evola
Heroic quotes by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
#158. The I realized no one wants to hear heroic stories, but everyone likes to be told about someone else's misery. #Quote by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Heroic quotes by Jacob Nordby
#159. Life is an endless attempt to word the unwordable, to make what cannot be touched walk on the ground, to embody what can never be fit inside a single lifetime.
We see reflections of ourselves in sunrises, hear our perfection in thunderstorms and babies' laughter--touch, taste and feel--and then try to somehow remember all of that while taking out the trash, paying bills and a million other ways we have invented to forget.
We weave together within ourselves mud and spirit, shadow and light, animal and angel.
No wonder humans feel crazy most of the time.

But you aren't crazy. You are doing a heroic thing by being here as yourself. #Quote by Jacob Nordby
Heroic quotes by Pema Chodron
#160. It's like this for all of us initially. We can contact our inner strength, our natural openness, for short periods before getting swept away. And this is excellent, heroic, a huge step in interrupting and weakening our ancient habits. If we keep a sense of humor and stay with it for the long haul, the ability to be present just naturally evolves. Gradually we lose our appetite for biting the hook. We lose our appetite for aggression. If #Quote by Pema Chodron
Heroic quotes by Rick Riordan
#161. I should throw you off this building minus the flying horse and see how heroic you sound on the way down. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Heroic quotes by Edward Abbey
#162. I was once invited to take part in a heroic, possibly fatal enterprise, but I declined, mainly on account of sloth. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Heroic quotes by Joseph Heller
#163. Help!' he shrieked shrilly in a voice strangling in its own emotion, as the policemen carried him to the open doors in the rear of the ambulance and threw him inside. 'Police! Help! Police!' The doors were shut and bolted, and the ambulance raced away. There was a humorless irony in the ludicrous panic of the man screaming for help to the police while policemen were all around him. Yossarian smiled wryly at the futile and ridiculous cry for aid, then saw with a start that the words were ambiguous, realized with alarm that they were not perhaps, intended as a call for police but as a heroic warning from the grave by a doomed friend to everyone who was not a policeman with a club and gun and a mob of other policemen with clubs and guns to back him up. 'Help! Police!' the man had cried, and he could have been shouting of danger. #Quote by Joseph Heller
Heroic quotes by Gary L. Thomas
#164. Repentance, contrary to popular misconception, is not a heroic first step I make toward Christ, nor is it a feeling-sorry-for my sins. It is the divine gift of being turned toward truth. William Willimon #Quote by Gary L. Thomas
Heroic quotes by David Selbourne
#165. The Saga of Dharmapuri is one of the great works of modern Indian literature. ( ... ) Set against Vijayan's heroic and scatological Candide
originally written in Malayalam and finely translated into English by the author
the timidity of our own English talent for political satire is embarrassingly laid bare. For this is dangerous stuff, and cut close to the bone. ( ... ) Fiercest of all is Vijayan's Voltairean recoil from Indian cringing to power. #Quote by David Selbourne
Heroic quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#166. Every heroic act measures itself by its contempt of some external good. But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heroic quotes by R.L. Martinez
#167. It's a terrible thing to limp along the sides of a life you once ran through. #Quote by R.L. Martinez
Heroic quotes by Cathleen Schine
#168. I grew up reading books about heroic collies. #Quote by Cathleen Schine
Heroic quotes by Etgar Keret
#169. I was born at six months, and I weighed 900 grams [less than two pounds]. I have a very heroic birth story. #Quote by Etgar Keret
Heroic quotes by Sam Harris
#170. Hope is easy; knowledge is hard. Science is the one domain in which we human beings make a truly heroic effort to counter our innate biases and wishful thinking. Science is the one endeavor in which we have developed a refined methodology for separating what a person hopes is true from what he has good reason to believe. #Quote by Sam Harris
Heroic quotes by John Boyne
#171. I like reading books about kids where there weren't really many adults, where they didn't need an adult to come and solve the problems for them. They could use their own ingenuity, use their own talents to solve whatever the issue was. And I like that still. I think that children want to read about heroic children. They don't want to read about children that have to be saved all the time. #Quote by John Boyne
Heroic quotes by Wallace Stevens
#172. You know that the nucleus of a time is not
The poet but the poem, the growth of the mind
Of the world, the heroic effort to live expressed
As victory. The poet does not speak in ruins
Nor stand there making orotund consolations.
He shares the confusions of intelligence. #Quote by Wallace Stevens
Heroic quotes by Jerome Charyn
#173. Emily Dickinson has haunted my life - her poems, her persona, all the tales about her solitude. Ever since I discovered her in the seventh grade, I've had a crush on that spinster in white, who had such a heroic and startling inner landscape of her own. #Quote by Jerome Charyn
Heroic quotes by Havelock Ellis
#174. All progress in literary style lies in the heroic resolve to cast aside accretions and exuberances, all the conventions of a past age that were once beautiful because alive and are now false because dead. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
Heroic quotes by Criss Jami
#175. To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something. #Quote by Criss Jami
Heroic quotes by Kathy Escobar
#176. Heroic acts aren't just about running into a burning building to save someone. It's also rising up and saying, "No, I will not let my brothers and sisters be treated this way or the community that I live in harm the vulnerable. #Quote by Kathy Escobar
Heroic quotes by Nicole Quinn
#177. When breeders are sluts for enjoying the act, and in pain, while the males are made heroic for all such conquests, we achieve detente in the war between the genders. Confuse, conquer, and control, my son. This rape culture, coupled with the holy trinity of blame, shame and guilt, makes for a yeasty culture of manipulation. #Quote by Nicole Quinn
Heroic quotes by Rush
#178. Though we might have precious little
It's still precious

I like that song about this wonderful world
It's got a sunny point of view
And sometimes I feel it's true
At least for a few of us
I like that world, it makes a wonderful song
But there's a darker point of view
But sadly just as true
For so many among us

Though we might have precious little
It's still precious

In the sweetest child there's a vicious streak
In the strongest man there's a child so weak
In the whole wide world there's no magic place
So you might as well rise put on your bravest face

I like that show where they solve all the murders
An heroic point of view
It's got justice and vengeance too
At least so the story goes
I like that story, makes a satisfying case
But there's a messy point of view
That's sadly just as true
For so many among us

In softest voice there's an acid tongue
In the oldest eyes there's a soul so young
In the shakiest will there's a core of steel
On the smoothest ride there's a squeaky wheel

Though we might have precious little
It's still precious #Quote by Rush
Heroic quotes by Robert Frost
#179. Some spirit to stand simply forth, Heroic in its nakedness, Against the uttermost of earth ... #Quote by Robert Frost
Heroic quotes by Anne Thaxter Eaton
#180. While they read these stories, moreover - and this is a comforting thought for those who believe that the best way for anyone to become a lover of real literature is to be exposed to it early and often - boys and girls are not only gratifying their love for a
stirring tale, they are making the acquaintance of the great story-tellers of the past, taking them into their lives as companions. This early contact gives children an experience which will keep their horizon in after life from being entirely circumscribed by the mediocre and ephemeral. If a boy has sailed the wine dark Aegean, or climbed a height whence he could watch Roland's last heroic stand in the Pass of Roncevaux, some gleam remains, and there is far less likelihood that his adult reading will be entirely commonplace. #Quote by Anne Thaxter Eaton
Heroic quotes by Caroline Roberts
#181. It happened like that in fairytales, you see, oh yes, those heroic men would hack down a forest just to get to you. Where were all the heroes nowadays? She #Quote by Caroline Roberts
Heroic quotes by Ernest Becker
#182. Man's natural and inevitable urge to deny mortality and achieve a heroic self-image are the root causes of human evil. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Heroic quotes by Robert Grudin
#183. Because it is a radical act of freedom, creative achievement is a heroic process that requires, in all its permutations, specific strengths of character. #Quote by Robert Grudin
Heroic quotes by Chauncey Mitchell DePew
#184. In all ages woman has been the source of all that is pure, unselfish, and heroic in the spirit and life of man.....poetry and fiction are based upon woman's love, and the movements of history are mainly due to the sentiments or ambitions she has inspired......there is no aspiration which any man here to-night entertains, no achievement he seeks to accomplish, no great and honorable ambition he desires to gratify, which is not directly related to either or both a mother or a wife. From the hearth-stone around which linger the recollections of our mother, from the fireside where our wife awaits us, come all the purity, all the hope, and all the courage with which we fight the battle of life. The man who is not thus inspired, who labors not so much to secure the applause of the world as the solid and more precious approval of his home, accomplishes little of good for others or of honor for himself. I close with the hope that each of us may always have near us:

'A perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command,
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of an angel light. #Quote by Chauncey Mitchell DePew
Heroic quotes by Jack London
#185. Wherever a man of vigour and stature manages to grow up, he is haled forthwith into the army. A soldier, as Bernard Shaw has said, 'ostensibly a heroic and patriotic defender of his country, is really an unfortunate man driven by destitution to offer himself as food for powder for the sake of regular rations, shelter, and clothing. #Quote by Jack London
Heroic quotes by Aldous Huxley
#186. Civilization has absolutely no need of nobility or heroism. These things are symptoms of political inefficiency. In a properly organized society like ours, nobody has any opportunities for being noble or heroic. Conditions have got to be thoroughly unstable before the occasion can arise. Where there are wars, where there are divided allegiances, where there are temptations to be resisted, objects of love to be fought for or defended - there, obviously, nobility and heroism have some sense. But there aren't any wars nowadays. The greatest care is taken to prevent you from loving any one too much. There's no such thing as a divided allegiance; you're so conditioned that you can't help doing what you ought to do. And what you ought to do is on the whole so pleasant, so many of the natural impulses are allowed free play, that there really aren't any temptations to resist. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Heroic quotes by Bill Gates
#187. Someone in the society has to deal with the reality that there are finite resources and we're Making trade-offs, and be explicit about that. When the car companies were found to have a memo that actually said, "This safety feature costs X and saved Y lives," the very existence of that memo was considered damning. Or when you made it reimbursable for a doctor to ask, "Do you want heroic care at the end-of-life," that was a death panel. No, it wasn't a death panel! It was asking somebody to make a decision. #Quote by Bill Gates
Heroic quotes by Vaclav Havel
#188. Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. #Quote by Vaclav Havel
Heroic quotes by British Royal Marines
#189. If it absolutely, positively, has to be done overnight. #Quote by British Royal Marines
Heroic quotes by Dave Workman
#190. It's in the routine, not the big heroic moments, that our true character is exposed. That #Quote by Dave Workman
Heroic quotes by M T Anderson
#191. The tumults of time are oft passed by in records of the private memoirist; for our days consist not of the Senatorial speech and the refracted solar beam cast through heroic cloud, but rather of bread eaten, and ink blotted, and talk of the sermon, and walks along the whiskery avenues in the garden. #Quote by M T Anderson
Heroic quotes by Margaret Cavendish
#192. In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help. #Quote by Margaret Cavendish
Heroic quotes by Carl Sagan
#193. Our particular causality scheme has brought us to a modest and rudimentary, although in many respects heroic, series of explorations. But it is far inferior to what might have been, and may one day be. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Heroic quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#194. In this country, it is not the highest virtue, nor the heroic act, that achieves fame, but the uncommon nature of the least significant destiny. There is plenty for everyone, then, since the more conformist the system as a whole becomes, the more millions of individuals there are who are set apart by some tiny peculiarity. The slightest vibration in a statistical model, the tiniest whim of a computer are enough to bathe some piece of abnormal behaviour, however banal, in a fleeting glow of fame. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Heroic quotes by Veena Sud
#195. And as cynical and jaded as many have become, you see the heroic nature of cops, who put aside a lot of their own personal concerns and their families to speak for the dead, which is a sacred thing. Over time there is this thing in them that is very powerful and interesting and provocative to me. #Quote by Veena Sud
Heroic quotes by Rowan Atkinson
#196. To Be Successful You Don't Need Beautiful Face And Heroic Body, What You Need is Skillful Mind And Ability To Perform #Quote by Rowan Atkinson
Heroic quotes by Veena Sud
#197. I think it is the hardest thing in the world. I'm endlessly intrigued by what human nature is capable of, both the horrible things we are capable of and also the heroic things. I'm really interested in exploring that side of human nature. #Quote by Veena Sud
Heroic quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#198. The experiences of camp life show that man does have a choice of action. There were enough examples, often of a heroic nature, which proved that apathy could be overcome, irritability suppressed. Man can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom, of independence of mind, even in such terrible conditions of psychic and physical stress. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Heroic quotes by Lascelles Abercrombie
#199. An epic is not made by piecing together a set of heroic lays, adjusting their discrepancies and making them into a continuous narrative. #Quote by Lascelles Abercrombie
Heroic quotes by Sarah MacLean
#200. Even as she'd come to know the real Ralston - the Ralston who was not cut from heroic cloth - Callie had failed to see the truth. And, instead of seeing her own heartbreak coming, she had fallen in love, not with her fantasy, but with this new, flawed Ralston. #Quote by Sarah MacLean

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