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My heroes are those who risk their lives every day
by Sidney Sheldon

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day
to protect our world and make it a better place -
police,
firefighters and members of our armed forces.
- Sidney Sheldon

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

 

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer
for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
- Sidney Sheldon

There's this sense of excitement because you invent
and control the characters.
You decide whether they live or die.
I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
- Sidney Sheldon

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts.
He also had a wicked tongue.
People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something,
he meant it.
- Sidney Sheldon

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If there is any secret to my success,
I think it's that my characters are very real to me.
I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think
my readers care about them.
- Sidney Sheldon

I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.
- Sidney Sheldon

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.
- Sidney Sheldon

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities
but are also physically attractive probably reflects
the women I've known in my life.
- Sidney Sheldon

What I do is put my characters into situations that
are so precarious there is no way to get out.
And then I figure how to get them out.
- Sidney Sheldon

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
- Sidney Sheldon

When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators.
But when you write a novel, it's yours.
- Sidney Sheldon

Writing novels is the most exciting.
- Sidney Sheldon

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is
when people write to me or speak to me in public to
tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
- Sidney Sheldon

When people tell me I've kept them up all night,
I feel like I've succeeded.
- Sidney Sheldon

Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away.
We have to appreciate that.
- Sidney Sheldon

I will not write about anyplace in the world unless
I've been there to personally research it.
- Sidney Sheldon

I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
- Sidney Sheldon

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional
dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
- Sidney Sheldon

I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
- Sidney Sheldon

Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long.
- Sidney Sheldon

Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great
compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal,
and was not afraid to stand on that platform.
The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.
- Sidney Sheldon

Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles,
but they were usually fat, old men.
Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman,
so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the
series based on that premise.
- Sidney Sheldon

I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes
of the countries I'm using for locations,
and interviewing the people who live there.
I've visited over 90 countries thus far.
- Sidney Sheldon

Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter,
they close the book and go to sleep.
I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets
to the end of the chapter,
he or she must turn one more page.
- Sidney Sheldon

Another woman approached me while I was having lunch
at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that
the reason she had become a lawyer was because she
had read 'Rage of Angels'.
To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.
- Sidney Sheldon

I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie
would not take terrible advantage of her,
so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor -
which is why I made the male lead an astronaut.
The rest, as they say, is history.
- Sidney Sheldon

The Dalai Lama.
He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes
that happiness is the purpose of our lives.
Through his teachings and leadership,
he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
- Sidney Sheldon

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity,
and accuracy is very important to me.
I always spend time researching my novels,
exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
- Sidney Sheldon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else.
They're just braver five minutes longer.
- Ronald Reagan

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

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 world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes.
- Brian Moore

Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them,
are mortal and not divine.
We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.
- John Osborne

We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93,
who courageously confronted the terrorists,
defeating another planned attack on America.
They are the heroes for our times.
- Bob Taft

I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me.
I used to run around like Johnny Rotten.
I had a jacket like his.
- Gavin Rossdale

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 Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare,
adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our
veterans were promised and so dearly need.
We owe our heroes no less.
- Dan Lipinski

On the one hand, the press, television,
and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids.
- Ken Thompson

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

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

First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11;
second,
something that expresses our resolve.
- George Pataki

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

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens,
or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
- Peter S. Beagle

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

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

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.
- Gustav Stresemann

See, heroes never die.
John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead.
Otherwise you don't have a hero.
You can't kill a hero.
That's why I never let him get older.
- Mickey Spillane

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
- Maya Angelou

My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody
Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people;
for everyone,
old, young, and in between.
- Tom Chapin

My heroes are and were my parents.
I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
- Michael Jordan

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

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

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

I don't have any influences, any heroes,
it's just me.
- GG Allin

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


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