"Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."William Hurt on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"William Hurt on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."William Hurt on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."William Hurt on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."William Hurt on Ronald Reagan
"But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all."
"The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being."
"Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful."
"Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure."
"Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."