I was only a hero by default. The flights were few and far between. There weren’t that many astronauts. The moon flights were so interesting and exciting.
– Jim Lovell
For a lot of people, Superman is and has always been America’s hero. He stands for what we believe is the best within us: limitless strength tempered by compassion, that can bear adversity and emerge stronger on the other side. He stands for what we all feel we would like to be able to stand for, when standing is hardest.
– J. Michael Straczynski
The cool thing for me is, I go to a lot of conventions – a lot of science fiction conventions like Comic-Con – and there are always a lot of attendants of color. And I think some people believe that black people or people of color are not into science fiction or hero shows or genre shows.
– J. August Richards
I got my story, my dream, from America. The hero I had is Forrest Gump… I like that guy. I’ve been watching that movie about 10 times. Every time I get frustrated, I watch the movie. I watched the movie before I came here again to New York. I watched the movie again telling me that no matter whatever changed, you are you.
– Jack Ma
At primary school, me and my best friend used to do D.I.Y. assemblies, and we’d do it as many times as we could until we got banned! We used to sing ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey; it was, like, my favourite song; we were obsessed with it. We’d do it as a duet, and it’s the first I remember performing.
– Jess Glynne
I think that part of the reason that ‘Iron Man’ was so successful was that we really chose to break new ground in a new area tonally, cast wise, the way we depict the hero, what his abilities are. It felt fresh in a genre that is beginning to feel stale if it’s not done with the proper amount of inspiration and a strong voice or tone.
– Jon Favreau
Just about every children’s book in my local bookstore has an animal for its hero. But then, only a few feet away in the cookbook section, just about every cookbook includes recipes for cooking animals. Is there a more illuminating illustration of our paradoxical relationship with the nonhuman world?
– Jonathan Safran Foer