“Even our greatest and most humble people, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, had to have had narcissistic components to their personality. They gravitated toward attention, they gravitated toward crowds. If we believe that they didn’t get a charge out of standing before a crowd of half a million people, or in thecase of Gandhi millions, and moving an entire nation with their words, well we don’t really understand human nature then if that’s what we think.
"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them."
Christopher Reeve would have been 62-years-old yesterday. Next month will mark the ten-year anniversary of his death.