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Bernard Malamud Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bernard Malamud.

Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
- Bernard Malamud

We have two lives the one we learn with and the life we live after that.
- Bernard Malamud

The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly.
- Bernard Malamud

A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.
- Bernard Malamud

 

If you ever forget you're a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.
- Bernard Malamud

Those who write about life, reflect about life.
you see in others who you are.
- Bernard Malamud

Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.
- Bernard Malamud

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I work with language.
I love the flowers of afterthought.
- Bernard Malamud

Life is a tragedy full of joy.
- Bernard Malamud

There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go -
if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall.
- Bernard Malamud

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Heroes do what the rest of us would do,
if only we had the courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string;
when one slips off,
all the rest follow.
- Henrik Ibsen

Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
- Charles Kuralt

Steve McQueen was from a time when you didn't know
every little dirty thing about our public figures.
He and James Dean were very mysterious,
archetypal American heroes.
- Sheryl Crow

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world.
It's not the home-run hitters.
- Willie Stargell

I also try very hard to create characters -
both heroes and villains -
with psychological depth.
- Jeffery Deaver

The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror,
and they should never be forgotten.
- Jim Ramstad

I had both male and female heroes.
- Sally Ride

What I've learned is that it's okay to take from heroes,
such as Debussy, but it has to be filtered through
my own personality so that ultimately it's me.
- William Kraft

King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a
trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's
cane for the sword Excalibur.
- Lloyd Alexander

My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people
who at last really reach something in their old age,
which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth.
- Robert Wyatt

I never had any acting heroes.
I never really went to the theatre.
- Julie Walters

We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value.
And life doesn't work out like that.
- Laura Dern

The world doesn't make any heroes anymore.
- Graham Greene

Dean Martin is one of my heroes.
- Joe Mantegna

It's silly to say it about a tennis player,
but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany.
And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
- Heinrich Heine

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors.
Oklahomans value traditions of faith.
Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans.
Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
- Brad Henry

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax,
a sick hoax.
The men and women who are fighting in Iraq,
they are the true heroes.
- Gale Sayers

The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.
- Ken Kesey

With any good story, you need the adversary,
the heroes and villains.
You need a good mixture to make it work.
- Phil Keoghan

Villains are very, very boring to do.
They're so much easier than heroes.
- Jeremy Brett

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my personal heroes.
- Ken Salazar

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes
in the fantasy of heroes,
but because death constantly visits his thoughts and
is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes.
I want to be like them as I grow older.
- Frank Shorter

When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors,
they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

For as long as this nation has known war,
we have embraced the heroes it has produced.
- Jim Walsh

You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved
extraordinary things in life.
- Dave Winfield

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread,
Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
- Will Carleton

And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain
people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
- Richard Attenborough

My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians.
They work such long hours.
- Adam Baldwin

I think I'm a fan of people who were brave,
my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
- George Eads

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action,
though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone

Women can't be afraid to look like action heroes.
It's not always pretty, but when it's on the screen,
it translates well to the audience.
- Victoria Pratt

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

Hard times don't create heroes.
It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
- Bob Riley

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece.
Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through,
their villains wholly bad.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
- Rahm Emanuel

So I think rather than being attracted so much now
to working with my heroes,
I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely
unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
- Neil Finn

Our young people look up to us.
Let us not let them down.
Our young people need us.
Saving them will make heroes of us all.
- Gale Sayers

I'm no hero.
Heroes don't come back.
Survivors return home.
Heroes never come home.
If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
- Bob Feller

I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords.
Those are my heroes.
- Barry Pepper

Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into
being either heroes or villains.
- Jessica Hagedorn

We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love
for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders
for the beloved United States,
which was founded by noble and inspired men.
- Lorenzo Snow

The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
- Charles Olson

Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them.
That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio.
He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
- Mickey Mantle

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit
on the curb and applaud when they go by.
- Will Rogers

I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
- Robert Cray


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