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I think my biggest musical hero growing up was probably Ian MacKaye. He set a great example for all of us local musicians. Still, to this day, I see him as the best example of a right-on musician.
In a weird way, that's the beauty of being an actor. You get to live out things that you're afraid of, and you get to say, 'Well, maybe I can get to the end of it and survive it intact and I can be the hero of my own story.' It's kind of a way of exorcising fear.
My hero wants to belong too, but he doesn't want to give up all the things he came to value in the west.
You know, we're each the hero of our own story and we perceive what's going on around us, and especially in a relationship, from the kind of viewpoint of, 'Well, this is my story, and I'm the hero of that, and I justify what I do around it.'
My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.
When I was a kid, Jacques Cousteau was my hero and the person who inspired me to become an underwater explorer. I have many other people who inspired me after him, but he is still my all-time hero.
Some people who've read my story think I had a terrible childhood and that I was neglected or even abused, while others feel that my parents, while certainly flawed, also had truly wonderful qualities. And that's the way it should be, because in real life two people can look at the same president and one will see a hero and the other a villain.
To me, the word 'hero' hasn't got positive or negative value - 'hero' is the person who leads you through the story.
In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation.
It doesn't matter about money and fame and whatever. I really don't care about that. My thing is, I'm happy that I'm able to have kids have a hero and have someone that they can look up to.
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.
I can play the leading man. I can play the action hero, maybe in just a different way. I look at it as, you know, if you set your mind to it, you can do it.
He helps me every day to do my exercises. Siegfried told me once, 'The one who is a hero is the one who can hang on just one minute longer.'
Fidel Castro, whatever people may think of him, is a hero in Latin America, primarily because he stood up to the United States.
Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
I like to say I'm not a hero.
Today's action hero, his skills are through technology. He can fly, he can throw a bolt of lightning, he can freeze people.
I have gone through so many examinations of what a hero is, between the World War II stuff and the astronaut stuff.
Calculation never made a hero.
John Henry Newman
Personally, I think Julian Assange is a hero.
I have always found myself playing the hero, but I love villains. Villains have more fun.
I think Michael Moore is a hero.
Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.
These manly sentiments, in private life, make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
Legolas is that kind of action elf who pouts a bit, stares off to the distance, and has a couple hero moments, killing with a lethal bow and arrow along the way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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