The Hero

Below you will find all of the quotes from the Hero book by famous authors, investors, inventors, sports people, business people, actors and entrepreneurs. 

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The quotes below are listed in order of appearance from the book Hero by Rhonda Byrne.

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Quotes from The Hero Book

Richard Bach - The Hero Book

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't." ~ Richard Bach, Illusions

Larry Ellison 

"I had all the disadvantages required for success." ~ Larry Ellison, Cofounder of Oracle Corporation (pg. 15)

Timothy Ferris 

"'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you." ~ Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek (pg. 32)

Ken Hakuta 

"People will try to tell you that all of the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours." ~ Ken Hakuta, Dr. Fad, Inventor (pg. 34)

Steve Jobs - The Hero Book

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle." ~ Steve Jobs, Cofounder of Apple Inc. (pg. 56)

Sir Richard Branson 

"I didn't set out to be rich. The fun and the challenge in life were what I wanted - and still do...but I have found that, if I have fun, the money will come." ~ Sir Richard Branson, Entrepreneur/Business Magnate (pg. 58)

Warren Buffet 

"Take a job that you love. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don't like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn't that a little like saving up sex for your old age?" ~ Warren Buffet, Business Magnate and Investor (pg. 60)

"We make mistakes. It wouldn't be any fun if we didn't make mistakes. If I went out and played golf and every one of the eighteen holes I hit a hole in one, I wouldn't be playing golf for very long; I mean, you have to go into the rough occasionally to make the game interesting. Not too often though." ~ Warren Buffet, Business Magnate and Investor (pg. 164)

Joseph Campbell 

"Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." ~ Joseph Campbell, Mythologist (pg. 62)

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness." ~ Joseph Campbell, Mythologist (pg. 196)

Michael Phelps 

"When I'm about to fall asleep, I visualize to the point that I know exactly what I want to do: dive, glide, stroke, flip, reach the wall, hit the split time to the hundredth, then swim back again for as many times as I need to finish the race." ~ Michael Phelps , Olympic Champion Swimmer (pg. 80)

Azim Premji

"Success is achieved twice. Once in the mind and the second time in the real world." ~ Azim Premji, Indian Business Tycoon (pg. 82)

Sara Blakely

"You've got to visualize where you're headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you're going to be in a few years." ~ Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx (pg. 84)

Roger Federer - The Hero Book

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." ~ Roger Federer, Tennis Champion (pg. 136)

Tom Shadyac 

"Newton's third law [of motion] or karma - however each of us chooses to name it - is something I've been aware of for years. I call it cause and effect: The energy that you put into the world comes back. In other words, the fruit is in the seed. You can't sow an apple seed and expect to get an avocado tree. The consequences of your life are sown in what you do and how you behave." ~ Tom Shadyac, Film Director (pg. 118)

"When you do a loving thing when you put out positive energy, you feel happy. This is how human beings are wired. So the goal of karma - if there is a goal - is not to put out positive energy in order to get some positive energy back. The goal is to put out positive energy abnd feel positive about your life. That's where the work is. That's why the true revolution is a personal revolution." ~ Tom Shadyac, Film Director (pg. 120)

Howard Schultz

"So many times I have been told that it can't be done. Again and again, I've had to use every ounce of perseverance to make it happen." ~ Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks (pg. 148)

Mark Twain 

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain, Author (pg. 150)

Derek Jeter

"The path to your goal is not always going to be smooth. Obstacles will arise and problems will develop, but you have to remember what you're striving for...don't forget the big picture and don't let small mishaps or small failures stop you." ~ Derek Jeter, American Baseball Champion (pgs. 157-158)

Wolfgang Puck

"I learned more from the one restaurant that didn't work than from all the ones that were successes." ~ Wolfgang Puck, Restaurateur and Businessman (pg. 166)

J.K. Rowling

"Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. " ~ J.K. Rowling, Author of the Harry Potter books (pg. 175)

Jim Carrey - The Hero Book

"It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?" ~ Jim Carrey, Actor (pg. 180)

Blake Mycoskie

"If whatever you do helps just one person, you've done something wonderful." ~ Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS Shoes (pg. 203)

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