August 8, 2012

RSAR Presents: Heroes and Villians

This week's e-mailer just went out: Heroes and Villains, we all had a favorite growing up. 

Niklas Asker
"Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale."
- Peter S. Beagle
Guy Stauber
"We villians are a very select group indeed. In the very desperation of our hate rests our strength."
- Cyclops
Murray Kimber
"A society manufactures the heroes it requires."
- Colson Whitehead
Gregory Manchess
"The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture"
- Alfred Hitchcock
Ted Wright
"Perhaps elements like tenacity and humility combine to form a heroic compound."
- Brad Herzog
Jon Foster
"Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one's cues."
- Lev Grossman
Mark T Smith
"Being a hero means ignoring how silly you feel."
- Diana Wynne Jones
Thomas Ehretsmann
"Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments."
- Kevin Costner
Bill Sanderson
"As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rudy Gutierrez
"With any good story, you need the adversary, the heroes and villains. You need a good mixture to make it work."
- Phil Keoghan
Douglas Smith
"A hero is defined by what he or she can do, not by what he or she cannot do."
- Damon Throop
Chris Whetzel
"There are heroes in evil as well as in good."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Tyler Jacobson
"There are no life, the monsters win."
- George R.R. Martin
C.F. Payne
"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by."
- Will Rogers
Kent Barton
"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."
- Mike Alsford
Michal Dziekan
"Damn you villains, who are you? And from whence came you?"
- Edward Teach
Edward Kinsella III
"Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with."
- Brodi Ashton
Dongyun Lee
"It was so much more comfortable to be able to divide people into heroes and villains and expect them to play their allotted part."
- Mary Balogh
Tran Nguyen
"If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes."
- Mark Twain
Mark Summers
"To be heroic does not have to mean possessing the ability to stand against the evils of the world, either well or successfully, but just that one is willing to stand."
- Mike Alsford
Goni Montes
"I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal."
- Norman Spinrad
Kinuko Y Craft
"Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary."
- Gerard Way
Jason Seiler
"The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time."
- Frank Miller
Eric Drooker
"There is power within great sacrifice, within noble deeds. There are moments... brief, shining moments when the impossible becomes possible."
- Kelly Keaton
Tim Bower
"Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver 5 minutes longer."
- Ronald Reagan
Yan Nascimbene
"But protagonists are protagonists and heroes are heroes."
- David Baldacci
Chase Stone
"A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted."
- Andrew Bernstein
John Mattos
"And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by."
- Richard Attenborough

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