“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

Joseph Campbell [See Source Note for important context]

Quote Number: 578

Source: Campbell, Joseph; Bill Moyers. The Power of Myth. Anchor: New York. 1991.

Source Notes: The context of this quote makes it clear that Campbell is talking about fictional heroes, but I think that the quote is relevant to real life heroes, they give of themselves for some larger purpose.
Context:
“Even in popular novels, the main character is a hero or heroine who has found or done something beyond the normal range of achievement and experience. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

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