“And Lord knows, kids like [him] need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us.
Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer.
I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.”
— Rosemary Harris as Aunt May Parker, “Spider-Man 2”
“I asked myself, `What is the myth you are living?’ and found that I did not know. So…I took it upon myself to get to know `my’ myth, and regarded this as the task of tasks…I simply had to know what unconscious or preconscious myth was forming me.”
— Carl Jung
“Faced with this awesome reality that must have seemed a mere utopia through all of human time, we, the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of the opposite utopia. A new and sweeping utopia of life, where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible, and where the races condemned to one hundred years of solitude will have, at last and forever, a second opportunity on earth.”
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate Lecture, 1982