heroes Quotes

45 of the best book quotes about heroes
  1. #1
    “I was sure, going back to my cave, that he wouldn’t follow. They never did. But I was wrong; he was a new kind of Scylding.”
  2. #2
    “In thinking back on the days of Easy Company, I’m treasuring my remark to a grandson who asked, ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’
    ‘No,’ I answered, ‘but I served in a company of heroes.‘”
  3. #3
    “A twisted dagger of smoke drifted up from the gun barrel. Fallen on one knee he groped for the bullet, sickened as it moved, and fell over as the forest flew upward, and she, making muted noises of triumph and despair, danced on her toes around the stricken hero.”
  4. #4
    “He coulda been a king.”
  5. #5
    “In the face of pain there are no heroes.”
    George Orwell
  6. #6
    “High on the deck the godlike hero stands, With olive crown’d, a charger in his hands; Then cast the reeking entrails in the brine, And pour’d the sacrifice of purple wine.”
    The Aenid
  7. #7
    “In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that - how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.”
  8. #8
    “Part of ... being a hero is knowing when you don’t need to be one anymore.”
  9. #9
    “What if I’m not a superhero. What if I’m the bad guy?”
    Stephenie Meyer
  1. #10
    “No one thinks of himself as a villain . . . ”
  2. #11
    “Tom was a glittering hero once more-the pet of the old, the envy of the young. His name even went into immortal print, for the village paper magnified him. There were some that believed he would be President, yet, if he escaped hanging.”
  3. #12
    “Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes—what? perhaps a ‘world’?”
  4. #13
    “I thought of all those heroines of fiction who looked pretty when they cried, and what a contrast I must make with a blotched and swollen face, and red rims to my eyes.”
  5. #14
    “Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. ”
  6. #15
    “All heroes are shadows of Christ”
  7. #16
    “Some journeys are direct, and some are circuitous; some are heroic, and some are fearful and muddled. But every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.”
  8. #17
    “Then what is magic for?” Prince Lír demanded wildly. “What use is wizardry if it cannot save a unicorn?” He gripped the magician’s shoulder hard, to keep from falling.
    Schmendrick did not turn his head. With a touch of sad mockery in his voice, he said, “That’s what heroes are for.”
  9. #18
    “You were the one who taught me,” he said. “I never looked at you without seeing the sweetness of the way the world goes together, or without sorrow for its spoiling. I became a hero to serve you, and all that is like you.”

Books about heroes

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She Persisted Around the World book
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The Crayon Man book
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Captain Marvel What Makes a Hero book
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Let the Children March book
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A Little Chicken book
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The Undefeated book
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Dream Big, Little One book
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  1. #19
    “Marveling at his own boldness, he said softly, “I would enter your sleep if I could, and guard you there, and slay the thing that hounds you, as I would if it had the courage to face me in fair daylight. But I cannot come in unless you dream of me.”
  2. #20
    “The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch’s door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
  3. #21
    “Only a small part is played in great deeds by any hero.”
  4. #22
    “Among the great sheep for sacrifice Enkidu was their guard. A man, a leader, A hero.”
  5. #23
    “Then Patterwig came back with the nut and Caspian ate it and after that Patterwig asked if he could take any messages to other friends.”
  6. #24
    “I think about the sheer number of people who pulled together and I can barely comprehend it. My crewmates sacrificed a year of their lives to come back for me.”
  7. #25
    “If the nation could not provide one hero, it was time it should perish.”
  8. #26
    “‘Well, Call, I guess they forgot us, like they forgot the Alamo,’ Augustus said.
    ‘Why wouldn’t they?’ Call asked. ‘We ain’t been around.’
    ‘That ain’t the reason—the reason is we didn’t die.‘”
  9. #27
    “What Robin Hood is to the English and John Henry to the American Negroes, Elil-Hrair-Rah, or El-ahrairah—The Prince with a Thousand Enemies—is to rabbits. Uncle Remus might well have heard of him, for some of El-ahrairah’s adventures are those of Brer Rabbit. For that matter, Odysseus himself might have borrowed a trick or two from the rabbit hero, for he is very old and was never at a loss for a trick to deceive his enemies.”
  1. #28
    “I find it very difficult to let a friend or beloved go into that country of no return. I answer the heroic question, “Death, where is thy sting?” with “It is here in my heart, and my mind, and my memories.”
  2. #29
    “Tom was a glittering hero once more—the pet of the old, the envy of the young. His name even went into immortal print, for the village paper magnified him. There were some that believed he would be President, yet, if he escaped hanging.”
  3. #30
    “She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.”
  4. #31
    “Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right.”
  5. #32
    “Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
  6. #33
    “Men have to have heroes, but no man can ever be as big as the need, and so a legend grows around a grain of truth, like a pearl.”
  7. #34
    “You probably think losing a crewman is the worst thing that can happen. Not true. Losing the whole crew is worse. You kept that from happening.”
  8. #35
    “The entire focus of NASA will be to bring Mark Watney home. This will be our overriding and singular obsession until he is either back on Earth or confirmed dead on Mars.”
    Andy Weir
    The Martian
    Mark Watney
  9. #36
    “His coat was thin, and it was obvious he would not get his kiss, which he found puzzling. The manly heroes of the penny dreadfuls and shilling novels never had these problems getting kissed.”
    Neil Gaiman

Books about questions

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Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? book
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Merry Christmas, Stinky Face book
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Are You Eating Candy without Me? book
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Cece Loves Science book
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  1. #37
    “We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.”
  2. #38
    “In the old tales, kindness is the purest form of heroism. Find the character who meets the world with a big heart and an open hand and you have found your hero or heroine.”
  3. #39
    “There is what I would call the hero journey, the night sea journey, the hero quest, where the individual is going to bring forth in his life something that was never beheld before.”
  4. #40
    “The hero journey is a symbol that binds, in the original sense of the word, two distant ideas, the spiritual quest of the ancients with the modern search for identity.”
  5. #41
    “The journey of the hero is about the courage to seek the depths; the image of creative rebirth; the eternal cycle of change within us; the uncanny discovery that the seeker is the mystery which the seeker seeks to know.”
  6. #42
    “My voice trembled as I spoke, as it did whenever I was angry. ‘I feel let down sometimes. The people in books—the heroes—they’re always so… heroic. And I try to be, but…‘”
  7. #43
    “The difference between a hero and a victim? Timing.”
  8. #44
    “The call to adventure signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of this society to a zone unknown.”
  9. #45
    “Every story has a villain. Every story also has a hero. The Great Love Story the Scriptures are telling us about also reveals a Lover who longs for you. The story of your life is also the story of the long and passionate pursuit of your heart by the One who knows you best and loves you most.”
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