Author Topic: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day  (Read 64420 times)

Voular

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #325 on: April 16, 2019, 03:31:04 PM »
"But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved the Highlord."
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"I know myself," he cried, "but that is all."
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"He came like the wind, like the wind touched everything, and like the wind was gone."
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"In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."
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"He somehow, found the strength to run."
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"There are stories that are true, in which each individual's tale is unique and tragic, and the worst of the tragedy is that we have heard it before, and we cannot allow ourselves to feel it too deeply."
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"It is finished," said someone near him.
He heard these words and repeated them in his soul.
"Death is finished," he said to himself. "It is no more."
He drew in a breath, stopped in the midst of a sigh, stretched out, and died.
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And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Modern concepts of fair trials and justice are simply nonexistent in Zalanthas. If you are accused, you are guilty until someone important decides you might be useful. It doesn't really matter if you did it or not.

Voular

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #326 on: April 17, 2019, 10:10:43 AM »
Slowly he rose, mechanically wiping his hands upon his cloak. A dark scowl had settled on his somber brow. Yet he made no wild, reckless vow, swore no oath by saints or devils.
"Men shall die for this," he said coldly.
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"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing."
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Conan's hand fell heavily on her naked shoulder.
"Stand aside, girl," he mumbled. "Now is the feasting of swords."
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"The dullest was struck by the contrast between the harsh, taciturn, gloomy commander, and the pirate whose laugh was gusty and ready, who roared ribald songs in a dozen languages, guzzled ale like a toper, and—apparently—had no thought for the morrow."
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"When I cannot stand alone, it will be time to die," he mumbled, through mashed lips. "But I'd like a flagon of wine."
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"There is life beyond death, I know, and I know this, too, Conan of Cimmeria"—she rose lithely to her knees and caught him in a pantherish embrace--"my love is stronger than any death! I have lain in your arms, panting with the violence of our love; you have held and crushed and conquered me, drawing my soul to your lips with the fierceness of your bruising kisses. My heart is welded to your heart, my soul is part of your soul! Were I still in death and you fighting for life, I would come back to the abyss to aid you--aye, whether my spirit floated with the purple sails on the crystal sea of paradise, or writhed in the molten flames of hell! I am yours, and all the gods and all their eternities shall not sever us!"
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"Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph."
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"A wolf was no less a wolf because a whim of chance caused him to run with the watch-dogs."
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"Poor devils, they'll wake up in hell without knowing how they got there.""
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“There is always a way, if the desire be coupled with courage,” answered the Cimmerian.
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"I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content."
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"Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet."
Modern concepts of fair trials and justice are simply nonexistent in Zalanthas. If you are accused, you are guilty until someone important decides you might be useful. It doesn't really matter if you did it or not.

PriestlySiren

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #327 on: April 20, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
"Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it."

razorback

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #328 on: April 20, 2019, 04:43:31 PM »
"Ive hired you to help me start a war. It's a prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious history."

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WarriorPoet

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #329 on: April 21, 2019, 09:30:58 AM »
"All the stories about the devil making a deal and then cheating missed the point. The real horror was that once the bargain was struck, the devil didn’t cheat. He gave you exactly and explicitly all that had been promised.

And the price was your soul."
We were somewhere near the Shield Wall, on the edge of the Red Desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

MeTekillot

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #330 on: April 21, 2019, 12:18:15 PM »
"You might call them soft, because they’re very reluctant to kill, and they might agree with you, but they’re soft the way the silt sea is soft, and, well; ask any skimmer crew how harmless and puny the Eternal Dust can be."
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"Why is it that people like you always think you're more ruthless than people like me?"
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"How do you know I'm mad?"
"You must be, or you wouldn't have come here."

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"Sometimes I forget what I was going to say. Sometimes I remember things everyone else has forgotten for ever and always. Does that ever happen to you?"
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"Maybe my ruler was wrong."
"Maybe all the rulers are wrong."

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"You trust this man?"
"I absolutely trust him."
"He's not some kind of madman, then?"
 (pause) "I absolutely trust him."

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"That's everything. No weapons, no friends, no hope. Take all that away, and what's left?"
"Me."
we are here to hack motherfuckers up with bone swords,

roughneck

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #331 on: April 21, 2019, 12:25:31 PM »



WarriorPoet

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #332 on: April 22, 2019, 06:20:03 AM »
You soon learn there’s no elegance or dignity in death if you spend time in the castle kitchens. You learn how ugly it is, and how good it tastes.
We were somewhere near the Shield Wall, on the edge of the Red Desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

razorback

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #333 on: April 22, 2019, 08:21:55 PM »
"Rider...well fed, on a light mount...perfume."
"Bah, a woman."
"A herald."
"It's a silk spoiled messenger boy."
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WarriorPoet

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Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
« Reply #334 on: April 22, 2019, 10:10:50 PM »
Good one, razorback. I reread Eaters of the Dead a few weeks back. Need to watch the movie again. But, swaddled?
We were somewhere near the Shield Wall, on the edge of the Red Desert, when the drugs began to take hold...