Heroes And Villains Quotes by Mike Lupica, J. Edgar Hoover, George R. R. Martin, Ian Fleming, Elia Kazan, Anurag Kashyap and many others.
A friend of mine who used to be my boss at ESPN once was asked why sports had exploded the way it had. He said, “Because you can’t go to Blockbuster and rent tonight’s game.” Every night is different in sports. Every day there are different heroes and villains and conversations after the game.
What’s important at this time is to re-clarify the difference between hero and villain.
I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villains.
History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
Look for the contradictions in every character, especially in your heroes and villains. No one should be what they first seem to be. Surprise the audience.
Cinema is much more than heroes and villains.
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.
Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I’d been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
democracy produces both heroes and villains, but it differs from a fascist state in that it does not produce a hero who is a villain.
With any good story, you need the adversary, the heroes and villains. You need a good mixture to make it work.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain.
I also try very hard to create characters – both heroes and villains – with psychological depth.
With ‘Invincible’, I wanted to create my own version of the Marvel or DC universe, with my own heroes and villains.
It was so much more comfortable to be able to divide people into heroes and villains and expect them to play their allotted part.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.