“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed”
Peter S. Beagle
“To know how glorious you are, it is only after your death.”
“Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.”
“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.”
“The Americans are certainly hero-worshippers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.”
“I judge my country not by what it offers me but by how it treats our warriors when they return from wars.”
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