"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. "
"No hero is mortal till he dies."
~W. H. Auden
"No man is a hero in his own country."
"One must think like a hero to behave
like a merely decent human being."
"I think of a hero as someone who understands
the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."
"I think a hero is an ordinary individual
who finds strength to persevere and endure
in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
"And there is no trade or employment
but the man following it may become a hero."