Louis Silvie “Louie” Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II prisoner of war survivor, inspirational speaker, and Olympic distance runner. He is the subject of the 2014 film Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.
“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.”
― Gerard Way
“Heroes are merely ordinary people, who decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
“For me true success may be measured by the fortitude, with which so many ordinary people around the globe overcome numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles through sheer force of character and indomitable spirit. They rise above the severest adversity (that life sometimes throws at them) down the often rocky journey of life. Unheralded, yet with an unquenchable and infinite generosity of human spirit, these are lives of greatness and souls who are the true heroes of this world.”
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