„I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.“

Still Me (1999); also quoted at the Christopher Reeve Foundation http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1097025/k.6FF5/Christopher_and_Dana_Reeve.htm
Contexto: When the first Superman movie came out, I gave dozens of interviews to promote it. The most frequent question was: What is a hero? My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences. Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.

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—  Kapil Dev Indian cricketer 1959

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„I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

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„Of course it is a minority that uses the violence, but unfortunately there is a majority of these people who support the idea, and think they are heroes.“

—  Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963

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„Well, I don't play heroes obviously. I never played the guy who gets the girl. It might be interesting to do a part where I was a father in a functional family.“

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„I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero.“

—  Graham Moore (writer) screenwriter 1981

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„I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living his life, and who had good friends, a fine family. I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.“

—  Frank Sinatra American singer and film actor 1915 - 1998

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