Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.
The most important thing is to get the fish in quickly and leave it in the water. Forget the hero pose.
I have never regarded myself as a hero, but Tenzing undoubtedly was.
This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.
Operas elucidate, in a way sometimes absent in other theatrical productions, the very human fact that in every hero, there is a thread of duplicity. In every villain, there is another side to consider: We don't have to like him or her, but we are compelled to think about motivation.
It's important for a young black kid to see a Mexican hero, just to know that we're all equal.
If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero. And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day.
The funny thing is, I was never much of a fighter. Better a live coward than a dead hero, that was my motto.
You have to be brave and not always play likeable people. It's difficult, because there's a demand for the hero or heroine to be very likeable.
I read the Steve Jobs book, and that kind of changed everything. I've been, like, an Apple geek my whole life and have always seen him as a hero. But reading the book, and learning about how he built the company, and maintaining that corporate culture and all that, I think that influenced me a lot.