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56 Quotes about Hero Worship

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Quote: Mankind must work continually to produce individual great human beings - this and nothing else is the task... for the question is this : How can your life, the individual life, retain the highest value, the deepest significance? Only by living for the good of the rarest and most valuable specimens. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of Friedrich Nietzsche quote: Mankind must work continually to produce individual great human beings - this and nothing else is the task... for the question is this : How can your life, the individual life, retain the highest value, the deepest significance? Only by living for the good of the rarest and most valuable specimens.- black text on quotes background

Mankind must work continually to produce individual great human beings - this and nothing else is the task... for the question is this : How can your life, the individual life, retain the highest value, the deepest significance? Only by living for the good of the rarest and most valuable specimens.


Quote: Laudy laud! is my new phrase for the hero worship that butters the human bread. by author Linda Robinson overlaid on photo of Linda Robinson quote; white text on black background

Laudy laud! is my new phrase for the hero worship that butters the human bread.


Quote: The number of fictional superheroes increases in proportion to the lack of actual accountability in people. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of Abhijit Naskar quote; white text on black background

The number of fictional superheroes increases in proportion to the lack of actual accountability in people.




Quote: It is incredible what a pronounced hero can get away with and what can be accredited to him. 
There were no inconvenient questions asked of Robin because everyone preferred to believe that heroes defeat villains and that there were distinguishable traits that could easily tell the two apart. by author Arianna Alexsandra Collins overlaid on photo of Arianna Alexsandra Collins quote: It is incredible what a pronounced hero can get away with and what can be accredited to him. 
There were no inconvenient questions asked of Robin because everyone preferred to believe that heroes defeat villains and that there were distinguishable traits that could easily tell the two apart.- black text on quotes background

It is incredible what a pronounced hero can get away with and what can be accredited to him.
There were no inconvenient questions asked of Robin because everyone preferred to believe that heroes defeat villains and that there were distinguishable traits that could easily tell the two apart.


Quote: We are looking for value, guidance, advice, inspiration; for someone to show us the way. When we find him, he is our hero by author Bangambiki Habyarimana overlaid on photo of Bangambiki Habyarimana quote: We are looking for value, guidance, advice, inspiration; for someone to show us the way. When we find him, he is our hero- black text on quotes background

We are looking for value, guidance, advice, inspiration; for someone to show us the way. When we find him, he is our hero




Quote: Thing is, what does a hero look like these days? Muscles and lycra? Life isn’t a contest of strength anymore. Jobs, banks, taxes. Boring social reality. by author Adam Baker overlaid on photo of Adam Baker quote: Thing is, what does a hero look like these days? Muscles and lycra? Life isn’t a contest of strength anymore. Jobs, banks, taxes. Boring social reality.- black text on quotes background

Thing is, what does a hero look like these days? Muscles and lycra? Life isn’t a contest of strength anymore. Jobs, banks, taxes. Boring social reality.




Quote: For River to discover himself in Rimbaud's life and Miller's prose was simultaneously self-aggrandizing and self-pitying. Tellingly, he was more interested in Miller's book than in Rimbaud's actual writing: he responded to Rimbaud not as a poet, but as a symbol. by author Gavin Edwards overlaid on photo of Gavin Edwards quote; white text on black background

For River to discover himself in Rimbaud's life and Miller's prose was simultaneously self-aggrandizing and self-pitying. Tellingly, he was more interested in Miller's book than in Rimbaud's actual writing: he responded to Rimbaud not as a poet, but as a symbol.


Quote: We are all heroes of our little worlds by author Bangambiki Habyarimana overlaid on photo of Bangambiki Habyarimana quote: We are all heroes of our little worlds- black text on quotes background

We are all heroes of our little worlds




Quote: It is pardonable for children to yell that they believe in fairies, but it is somehow sinister when the piping note shifts from the puerile to the senile. by author Christopher Hitchens overlaid on photo of photo of author Christopher Hitchens with quote

It is pardonable for children to yell that they believe in fairies, but it is somehow sinister when the piping note shifts from the puerile to the senile.


Quote: The life of discipleship is not the hero-worship we would pay to a good master, but obedience to the Son of God. by author Dietrich Bonhoeffer overlaid on photo of photo of author Dietrich Bonhoeffer with quote

The life of discipleship is not the hero-worship we would pay to a good master, but obedience to the Son of God.


Quote: We call that fire of the black thunder-cloud

We call that fire of the black thunder-cloud "electricity," and lecture learnedly about it, and grind the like of it out of glass and silk: but what is it? What made it? Whence comes it? Whither goes it?


Quote: I don't hero worship for the sake of hero worship. When I find people who are truly remarkable - and I think Joseph Needham is a classic example - I do value their counsel. by author Simon Winchester overlaid on photo of photo of author Simon Winchester with quote

I don't hero worship for the sake of hero worship. When I find people who are truly remarkable - and I think Joseph Needham is a classic example - I do value their counsel.




Quote: The cynicism that regards hero worship as comical is always shadowed by a sense of physical inferiority by author Yukio Mishima overlaid on photo of photo of author Yukio Mishima with quote

The cynicism that regards hero worship as comical is always shadowed by a sense of physical inferiority

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The cynicism that regards hero worship as comical is always shadowed by a sense of physical inferiority.


Quote: Truly, there is something to the idea that hero-worship is helpful, provided one worships a winner. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of photo of author Napoleon Hill with quote

Truly, there is something to the idea that hero-worship is helpful, provided one worships a winner.


Quote: Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Carlyle with quote

Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.


Quote: Not hero worship, but intimacy with Christ. by author Dietrich Bonhoeffer overlaid on photo of photo of author Dietrich Bonhoeffer with quote

Not hero worship, but intimacy with Christ.




Quote: We are all alike, on the inside. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Twain with quote

We are all alike, on the inside.




Quote: I have always been a friend to hero-worship; it is the only rational one, and has always been in use amongst civilized people - the worship of spirits is synonymous with barbarism - it is mere fetish. ... There is something philosophic in the worship of the heroes of the human race. by author George Henry Borrow overlaid on photo of George Henry Borrow quote: I have always been a friend to hero-worship; it is the only rational one, and has always been in use amongst civilized people - the worship of spirits is synonymous with barbarism - it is mere fetish. ... There is something philosophic in the worship of the heroes of the human race.- black text on quotes background

I have always been a friend to hero-worship; it is the only rational one, and has always been in use amongst civilized people - the worship of spirits is synonymous with barbarism - it is mere fetish. ... There is something philosophic in the worship of the heroes of the human race.




Quote: If everyone was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Twain with quote

If everyone was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.


Quote: If you want to know what a man's character is really like... ask him to tell you the living person he most admires - for hero worship is the truest index of a man's private nature. by author Sydney J. Harris overlaid on photo of Sydney J. Harris quote; white text on black background

If you want to know what a man's character is really like... ask him to tell you the living person he most admires - for hero worship is the truest index of a man's private nature.


Quote: Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Twain with quote

Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do.


Quote: We find not much in ourselves to admire, we are always privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Twain with quote

We find not much in ourselves to admire, we are always privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes


Quote: Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally, among mankind. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Carlyle with quote

Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally, among mankind.






Quote: I would never behave with so little dignity. Nor would I wish to be confronted in such a manner by anyone else. Vampires inspire screams, not squees. Involuntary urination is common, I grant, but it properly flows from a sense of terror, not an ecstatic sense of hero worship. by author Kevin Hearne overlaid on photo of Kevin Hearne quote; white text on black background

I would never behave with so little dignity. Nor would I wish to be confronted in such a manner by anyone else. Vampires inspire screams, not squees. Involuntary urination is common, I grant, but it properly flows from a sense of terror, not an ecstatic sense of hero worship.


Quote: History is made by masses of people. One man, or ten men, don't start the earthquakes and don't stop them either. Only hero worshipers and ignorant historians think they do. by author Lillian Hellman overlaid on photo of photo of author Lillian Hellman with quote

History is made by masses of people. One man, or ten men, don't start the earthquakes and don't stop them either. Only hero worshipers and ignorant historians think they do.


Quote: I'm not much given to straight, irony-free hero-worship. by author Richard Dawkins overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Dawkins with quote

I'm not much given to straight, irony-free hero-worship.




Quote: I don't like to go to conventions, and I don't like to relate to people on a level of hero worship, because there's no real communication going on there. by author Alan Moore overlaid on photo of photo of author Alan Moore with quote

I don't like to go to conventions, and I don't like to relate to people on a level of hero worship, because there's no real communication going on there.


Quote: Since Genesis 3 we have been addicted to setting our sights on something, someone, smaller than Jesus. by author Tullian Tchividjian overlaid on photo of photo of author Tullian Tchividjian with quote

Since Genesis 3 we have been addicted to setting our sights on something, someone, smaller than Jesus.


Quote: I have no role models. Many heroes. I have an enormous capacity for hero worship. by author Daniel Day-Lewis overlaid on photo of photo of author Daniel Day-Lewis with quote

I have no role models. Many heroes. I have an enormous capacity for hero worship.


Quote: The most heroic word in all languages is REVOLUTION. by author Eugene V. Debs overlaid on photo of photo of author Eugene V. Debs with quote

The most heroic word in all languages is REVOLUTION.


Quote: Hero worship has died with heroes, and if someone bows down today, it is to pick up something. by author Natalie Clifford Barney overlaid on photo of photo of author Natalie Clifford Barney with quote

Hero worship has died with heroes, and if someone bows down today, it is to pick up something.


Quote: An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy. by author Terry Southern overlaid on photo of photo of author Terry Southern with quote

An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy.


Quote: 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. by author Thomas Hughes overlaid on photo of Thomas Hughes quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: The contemporary hero, the mythical pattern in the imitation of whom we would live, remains as yet undefined. We have no hero; what is more to the point, we suspect hero worship. by author Irwin Edman overlaid on photo of Irwin Edman quote; white text on black background

The contemporary hero, the mythical pattern in the imitation of whom we would live, remains as yet undefined. We have no hero; what is more to the point, we suspect hero worship.


Quote: They spoke as though these Princes are so remote from life as we know it that the smallest sign of humanity, the mere fact even that they communicated by means of speech was worth noting and proclaiming. by author Nancy Mitford overlaid on photo of photo of author Nancy Mitford with quote

They spoke as though these Princes are so remote from life as we know it that the smallest sign of humanity, the mere fact even that they communicated by means of speech was worth noting and proclaiming.


Quote: New black heroes were made and old ones dropped every day. by author Mark Kurlansky overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Kurlansky with quote

New black heroes were made and old ones dropped every day.


Quote: Hero-worship of one parent over another 
is normal but can still be destructive. by author Jael McHenry overlaid on photo of Jael McHenry quote; white text on black background

Hero-worship of one parent over another
is normal but can still be destructive.


Quote: But men are such strange creatures, really. I think most of them would rather we weren't around at all, so they could just spend time mooning over each other. Hero worship and all that stuff. by author Paul Russell overlaid on photo of Paul Russell quote; white text on black background

But men are such strange creatures, really. I think most of them would rather we weren't around at all, so they could just spend time mooning over each other. Hero worship and all that stuff.


Quote: The gut-check message is do we have the right balance in our culture? Or are we in a position where hero worship and winning at all costs has subordinated our core values? by author Mark Emmert overlaid on photo of Mark Emmert quote; white text on black background

The gut-check message is do we have the right balance in our culture? Or are we in a position where hero worship and winning at all costs has subordinated our core values?


Quote: That was the only time she'd allowed herself to break down before the teenaged Aisha, who was finding it difficult to wrap her head around the fact that the father she hero-worshipped had feet of clay. by author Kiran Manral overlaid on photo of Kiran Manral quote; white text on black background

That was the only time she'd allowed herself to break down before the teenaged Aisha, who was finding it difficult to wrap her head around the fact that the father she hero-worshipped had feet of clay.


Quote: Science has done much for us; but it is a poor science that would hide from us the great deep sacred infinitude of Nescience, on which all science swims as a mere superficial film. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Carlyle with quote

Science has done much for us; but it is a poor science that would hide from us the great deep sacred infinitude of Nescience, on which all science swims as a mere superficial film.


Quote: I'm a sucker for hero worship. by author Ronald Reagan overlaid on photo of photo of author Ronald Reagan with quote

I'm a sucker for hero worship.


Quote: Society is founded on hero-worship. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Carlyle with quote

Society is founded on hero-worship.


Quote: The cause of the spinning wheel is too great and too good to have to rest on mere hero-worship. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of Mahatma Gandhi quote: The cause of the spinning wheel is too great and too good to have to rest on mere hero-worship.printed in white text on seashore background

The cause of the spinning wheel is too great and too good to have to rest on mere hero-worship.


Quote: I don't believe in hero worship. by author Bobby Fischer overlaid on photo of photo of author Bobby Fischer with quote

I don't believe in hero worship.


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