Almost Heroes Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Almost Heroes Quotes

#1. Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#2. Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#3. I don't believe in villains or heroes
only right or wrong ways that individuals have taken, not by choice but by necessity or by certain still-uncomprehended influences in themselves, their circumstances, and their antecedents. - Author: Tennessee Williams
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#4. On the fourth ring there's the sound of fumbling. Then Kent's voice, warm and reassuring: 'Hunky Heroes, rescuing distressed women, captive princesses, and girls without wheels since 1684. How can I help you? - Author: Lauren Oliver
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#5. He smiled at me shyly and took a step closer. I froze, heart pounding, as he put one hand on my cheek and leaned toward me. I swallowed, gazing up at him with what I hoped was an expectant (and not alarmed) expression. He bent his head toward mine and ... - Author: J.M. Richards
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#6. Even heroes have the right to bleed - Author: Five For Fighting
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#7. To be heroic may mean nothing more than this then, to stand in the face of the status quo, in the face of an easy collapse into the madness of an increasingly chaotic world and represent another way. - Author: Mike Alsford
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#8. Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated. - Author: Peter Capaldi
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#9. Percy looked at Coach Hedge and Frank. "A trap?"
"Probably," Frank said.
"She's not mortal," Hedge said, sniffing the air. "Probably some kind of goat-eating, demigod-destroying fiend from Tartarus."
"No doubt," Percy agreed.
"Awesome." Hedge grinned. "Let's go. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#10. Evil is a matter of choice. Those people who have been victimized and refuse to imitate their oppressors are in my mind the greatest heroes we have. - Author: Andrew Vachss
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#11. It's very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words 'heroes.' I feel ... uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. - Author: Chris Hayes
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#12. A hero is not only a brave individual, but a brave individual that dares to be different. - Author: Keely Barton
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#13. As far as action is concerned, our films have been coming up with some great sequences. In fact, I think Hollywood is copying Bollywood by getting their heroes to bash up 15 guys at a time. - Author: Vijender Singh
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#14. I think heroes are the people that go into houses when they're on fire and save people in hospitals. - Author: Luke Evans
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#15. A lot of characters now on TV have moved into being anti-heroes, but I wanted to be the hero. - Author: Kieran Bew
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#16. There's more to me, more to the universe, than I suspected. Room for all the dreams I ever had, and all the nightmares ... heroes in the gutters and in the mirror; saints in the frozen wasteland; fools and liars on the throne of wisdom, and hands reaching out in hunger that will never be filled. - Author: Joan D. Vinge
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#17. I was aggressively nonpolitical. I believed that people who make a fuss about politics do so because their heads are too empty to think about more important things. So I felt nothing but impatient contempt for Osborne's Jimmy Porter and the rest of the heroes of social protest. - Author: Colin Wilson
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#18. Old powers waken. Shadows stir. An age of wonder and terror will soon be upon us, and age for gods and heroes. - Author: George R R Martin
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#19. Just another game he played in a world where heroes were legends and honor was a myth. - Author: Michael J. Sullivan
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#20. I feel for all the parents whose babies just keep waking up for years. My heart and back go out to you guys! You are my heroes, and I am not fit to walk in your shoes! - Author: Constance Marie
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#21. Frank held up the Chinese handcuffs. Keep it simple. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#22. A lot of people ... kind of make heroes that are separate from us, people who are, you know, like ... John Wayne and Errol Flynn and, you know, Denzel Washington ... people who are different, who are larger than life. - Author: Walter Mosley
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#23. At that moment his soul is fuller of the tomb and him who lies there than of the altar and Him of whom it speaks. Such stages have to be gone through, I believe, by all young and brave souls, who must win their way through hero-worship to the worship of Him who is the King and Lord of heroes. - Author: Thomas Hughes
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#24. What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death. - Author: Frida Kahlo
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#25. Coach Hedge grumbled as he tended their wounds. How come I never get invited on these violent trips? - Author: Rick Riordan
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#26. Pluto's pauldrons," Reyna cursed. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#27. Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together! I - Author: Anne Frank
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#28. The casualties of war are true heroes that everybody forgets to remember, even those who fight wars within themselves ... - Author: Michelle Horst
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#29. All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today. - Author: Yip Harburg
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#30. Learn about the incorruptible King, and know his heroes who never inflict slaughter on the peoples. - Author: Tertullian
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#31. No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero - Author: Frank Herbert
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#32. In a sane world, we would be heroes. Teachers would applaud as we walked into the school. There is the smart one, the one who wants to be a writer. And there is the runner. - Author: Walter Dean Myers
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#33. Perhaps the final hour is come I have left no testament Only a pen, for my mother I am no hero in an age without heroes I just want to be a man. - Author: Bei Dao
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#34. Male authors always take care to make their heroes at least one inch taller than they are, and considerably more muscular. Just as female authors give their heroines better hair and slimmer thighs. - Author: Lee Child
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#35. Some people are heroes. And some people jot down notes. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#36. All Superheroes are differently abled.
All differently abled are Superheroes. - Author: Mohith Agadi
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#37. Television tells us only the things it wants to. It still feeds us heroes, it still offers villains. And even though we know better than to always trust it, we still watch. - Author: Robert Redford
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#38. Garahel always used to say that heroism was just another word for horror, and maybe a worse one. A hero always feels that he has to do what's right. Sometimes that leads to tormenting himself with doubt long after the deed is done. - Author: Liane Merciel
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#39. My heroes are guys like Frank Capra and Elia Kazan and Coen brothers and Terry Gilliam, more so than a lot of bass players at this point in my life. So I've always been an old-film nut and have very much enjoyed doing videos over the years. - Author: Les Claypool
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#40. Hermes has threatened me with slow mail. lousy Internet service and a horrible stock market if i publish this story. I hope he is just bluffing. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#41. I never tire of the heroes that I knew growing up. - Author: Joss Whedon
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#42. Dead people can be our heroes because they cant disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them. - Author: Veronica Roth
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#43. Richard Burton was Welsh; Tom Jones is Welsh, and we Welshmen like to think of ourselves as heroes - on screen and off! - Author: Timothy Dalton
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#44. Nico drank from the chalice, then offered it to Jason. "You asked me about trust, and taking a risk? Well, here you go, son of Jupiter. How much do you trust me?"
Frank wasn't sure what Nico was talking about, but Jason didn't hesitate. He took the cup and drank. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#45. Our heroes of the former days deserved and gained their never-fading bays. - Author: Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl Of Roscommon
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#46. I think showing heroes as fallible helps us and reminds us that we are ourselves fallible and no man is perfect but we can still achieve great things. - Author: Columbus Short
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#47. When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. - Author: Fred Rogers
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#48. They leaned towards him, like flowers to the sun, drinking in his luster. It was as Odysseus had said: he had light enough to make heroes of them all. - Author: Madeline Miller
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#49. Would the Gardners and the workers at the Yerkes Primate Center be remembered dimly as legendary folk heroes or gods of another species? Would there be myths, like those of Prometheus, Thoth, or Cannes, about divine beings who had given the gift of language to the apes? - Author: Carl Sagan
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#50. Skywalker is a direct translation of the word shaman out of the Tungusic, which is where Siberian shamanism comes from. So these heroes that are being instilled in the heart of the culture are shamanic heroes. They control a force which is bigger than everybody and holds the galaxy together. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#51. All actual heroes are essential men,
And all men possible heroes. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#52. All our best heroes are losers - Author: Richard Glover
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#53. Aside from comic book heroes, the only real life heroes I had were musicians. - Author: Andy Biersack
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#54. Heroes are the people who carry on despite their fear, because they know the job's got to get done and they're the only ones left to do it - Author: Meg Cabot
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#55. Reyna looked at Percy without much hope. "You do have a plan?"
Percy wanted to step forward bravely and say, No, I don't! - Author: Rick Riordan
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#56. Nico's voice was like broken glass. "I- I wasn't in love with Annabeth."
"You were jealous of her," Jason said. "That's why you didn't want to be around her. Especially why you don't want to be around ... him. It makes total sense. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#57. Many of these omnibuses were driven, oddly enough, by male models who had retired from the business, which meant that Parisians of Manet's day were transported around the city by men who had once posed as valiant biblical heroes or the vindictive deities of classical mythology. - Author: Ross King
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#58. I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No ... but I served in a company of heroes.' - Author: Richard Winters
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#59. The heroes of literary history have been no less remarkable for what they have suffered than for what they have achieved. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#60. I have never had a secret hero in my mind but I have kept a lot of mentors in my mind that are heroes. Gandhi, Jesus, Moses, Martin Luther King they were all secret heroes in my mind because they stood for what they wanted, what they believed in. - Author: John Assaraf
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#61. Back in the '30s, '40s and '50s, you had clear-cut heroes, clear-cut supervillains. Today, you have more of a blend, more of a gray area between the two. You have the rise of the sympathetic villain and the rise of the antihero. - Author: Jim Lee
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#62. I would ask: Given the nature of free-market capitalism - where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs - is it possible to have a financial industry hero? And by the way, this is not a pop-culture trend we're talking about. There aren't many financial heroes in literature, theater or cinema. - Author: Martin Scorsese
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#63. When so much is lost, heroes are found. - Author: Lydia Criss Mays
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#64. Troops of heroes undistinguished die. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#65. Really? That would be a first. I'm the son of Hades, Jason. I might as well be covered in blood or sewage, the way people treat me. I don't belong anywhere. I'm not even from this century. But that's not enough to set me apart. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#66. What's the point? To harbor spiteful feelings against ordinary people for not being heroes is possible only for a narrow-minded or embittered man. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#67. There are others. There will be others. Other heroes, other heroines. Other prophecies to fulfill, other adversaries to despise. There will be stories told and forgotten, and reinvented anew until one day, perhaps, the oldest are remembered, and the beginning may end, and the ending begin. - Author: Jacqueline Carey
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#68. Heroes can lose their way. Sometimes, heroes can go missing from even themselves. Have you ever had that feeling in your own life? - Author: Mark Andrew Poe
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#69. Heroes aren't supposed to do bad things. That's what villains are for. So either the good supersedes the bad, or the bad makes it impossible to remember the good. We don't like it when such duality exists in one person. We don't want to know our heroes are human. - Author: LZ Granderson
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#70. The recent death of Gene McCarthy reminded me of a lesson I spent a long, long time unlearning, so now I have to re-learn it. It's about political courage and heroes, and when a country is desperate for leadership. There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times. - Author: Molly Ivins
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#71. If optimism is the highest form of courage
as I am beginning to believe it is
then these students are all heroes. - Author: Paula Huntley
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#72. I am tired of women playing action heroes like men, because they are not men. But sometimes they are written like men. - Author: Katee Sackhoff
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#73. Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman - repose in energy. The Greek battle pieces are calm; the heroes, in whatever violent actions engaged, retain a serene aspect. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#74. True independence is an illusion; no one matures in a vacuum. We have heroes, we see villains, and ultimately we try to walk the path that's our own, through an ideological valley whose landmarks have already been described and claimed by others. - Author: Nicolas Wilson
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#75. He won't be one of those girlishly pretty men with curly gold hair ... He'll be dark, dangerous, too. Brave, certainly, but not without flaws. I like my heroes human. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#76. Lil Wayne, who is actually responsible for my career has always been a huge influence to me and one of my heroes. - Author: Drake
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#77. AIB Knockout shows is that fans are hungry to see their heroes stripped of their privileges. - Author: Anonymous
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#78. The heroes of my childhood were Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy ... but I was inspired by the ideals of our 40th president and became a Republican. - Author: Mike Pence
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#79. Would you believe in a story without the heroes? There are stories without heroes. - Author: Pushpa Rana
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#80. If you don't have heroes in the beginning, you don't grow. - Author: Robert Duvall
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#81. In 1940 I was just turning 5 years old and being taken to the movies. For those of us who were not old enough to understand the horror of war it was a very romantic era because these guys were kissing their wives and girlfriends goodbye and going off to fight and become heroes. - Author: Woody Allen
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#82. Ella, just stay here. Stay safe."
"Safe," Ella repeated. "Ella likes being safe. Safety in numbers. Safety deposit boxes. Ella will go with Tyson."
"What?" Percy said. "Oh ... fine, whatever. Just don't get hurt. And Mrs. O'Leary - "
"ROOOF."
"How do you feel about pulling a chariot? - Author: Rick Riordan
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#83. But I am the real Strider, fortunately. I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#84. [Eddie] wondered if every criminal saw himself as the hero of his own story and if every thankless son was convinced he'd been mistreated by his father. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#85. O beautiful for spacious skies, ... O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Til all success be nobleness And every gain divine! - Author: Katharine Lee Bates
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#86. Ultimately the men who choose against violence, against death, do so because they want to live fully and well, because they want to know love. These are the men who are true heroes, the men whose lives we need to know about, honor, and remember. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#87. Divine blood purified our muddy race, bred heroes from dust and clay. - Author: Madeline Miller
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#88. I put my heroes through hell... - Author: Anna Erishkigal
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#89. We aren't heroes out there in the military. We're just Patriots. - Author: Marcus Luttrell
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#90. In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#91. The best thing I did was choose the right heroes. - Author: Warren Buffett
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#92. It started with blogs; now, through social media, anyone who is active on the internet creates a digital projection of themselves for public consumption. We are all stars, all heroes in our own online productions. What does this do for our authenticity? It destroys it. - Author: Ned Vizzini
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#93. It is a scholar's task to find patterns in nature or cycles in history. Initially, it's no different from finding portraits of animals and heroes in the stars. The question is, Have you discovered a preexisting truth? Or have you imposed an arbitrary meaning on whatever it is you're considering? - Author: Mary Doria Russell
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#94. And now he was mine and I said we should not let our love be threatened.
We should not let the family fall apart.
We should not accept an evil we can change.
We would stand up against it, would we not?
Yes. We should.
We would be heroes, even. - Author: E. Lockhart
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#95. but the stories on the edge of civilization are horrible things. They're as cruel and violent as the nastiest fairy tales, but they don't have any hope or happily-ever-afters. They have victims, not heroes. The best you get is to escape and go home. - Author: Richard Roberts
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#96. Fuck yr heroes, I'm saving myself. - Author: Daphne Gottlieb
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#97. Cupid," Jason called, "where are you?"
'Where you least expect me,' Cupid answered. 'As love always is. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#98. Such, then, was my position: to care for almost nothing but the gods and heroes, the garden of the Hesperides, Launcelot and the Grail, and to believe in nothing but atoms and evolution and military service. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#99. Good night, then - sleep to gather strength for the morning. For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly on all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#100. If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,I'd live with scarlet Majors at the Base,And speed glum heroes up the line of death. - Author: Siegfried Sassoon
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