This week's e-mailer just went out: Heroes and Villains, we all had a favorite growing up.
"Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale."
- Peter S. Beagle
"We villians are a very select group indeed. In the very desperation of our hate rests our strength."
"A society manufactures the heroes it requires."
- Colson Whitehead
"The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture"
- Alfred Hitchcock
"Perhaps elements like tenacity and humility combine to form a heroic compound."
- Brad Herzog
"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
"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
"As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues."
- Ralph WaldoEmerson
"With any good story, you need the adversary, the heroes and villains. You need a good mixture to make it work."
- Phil Keoghan
"A hero is defined by what he or she can do, not by what he or she cannot do."
- Damon Throop
"There are heroes in evil as well as in good."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"There are no heroes...in life, the monsters win."
- George R.R. Martin
"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by."
- Will Rogers
"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
"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
"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
"If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes."
- Mark Twain
"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
"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
"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
"There is power within great sacrifice, within noble deeds. There are moments... brief, shining moments when the impossible becomes possible."
- Kelly Keaton
"Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver 5 minutes longer."
- Ronald Reagan
"But protagonists are protagonists and heroes are heroes."
- David Baldacci
"A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted."
- Andrew Bernstein
"And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by."