“The strikebreaker is the hero of American industry.”
Charles W. Eliot
“The Americans are certainly hero-worshippers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.”
“The world needs heroes and it's better they be harmless men like me than villains like Hitler.”
“The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.”
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed”
Peter S. Beagle
“I happened to be listening to David Bowie's 'Heroes,' ... That, and a colleague in Austria was teaching heroism to Americans - how we spend lots of time discussing heroism.”
“I particularly like your American ones, where the hero is invariably amorous, alcoholic and practically indestructible.”
Richard Leofric Jackson
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