"I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure."
"There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see."
"I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done."
"I had my footballing heroes such as Bryan Robson and Diego Maradona but my dad was a rugby league star, and he was my real hero. But the relationship with my mum was rocky and we saw things that would affect any youngster."
"How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"
"The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten."
"In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one."
"Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race."
"In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive. But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future."
"The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength."