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Title: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 15, 2013, 12:37:21 PM
Let's collect Zalanthas-related aphorisms that we can't quite use in game here. Bring 'em if you got 'em!

"Sociopaths don't live in society. They live on it."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on April 16, 2013, 11:12:55 AM
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." - Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: ShaLeah on April 16, 2013, 11:33:20 AM
“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams...”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

"Violence is a personal necessity for the oppressed...It is not a strategy consciously devised. It is the deep, instinctive expression of a human being denied individuality."
— Richard Wright (Native Son)

"Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work."
— Frederick Douglass

"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves."
— Henry David Thoreau

"But there’s no such thing as free. There are only different and more horrible ways to be enslaved."
— Lauren DeStefano (Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2))
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Riev on April 16, 2013, 02:45:44 PM
Everyone thinks they have common sense, until they do something uncommonly stupid. - Me
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on April 16, 2013, 02:52:15 PM
"I have come here to smoke krentakh and kick ass.  And I'm all outta krentakh."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on April 16, 2013, 03:03:32 PM
Crush your enemies, see the driven before you, hear the lamentation of their women mates. - Conan the Barbarian

Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. - Durzo Blint

It smells like old whore in here. - Durzo Blint
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Is Friday on April 16, 2013, 06:12:48 PM
Everyone thinks they have common sense, until they do something uncommonly stupid. - Me
I think you misunderstand the intent of the thread.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: greasygemo on April 18, 2013, 02:17:59 AM
"I think you misunderstand the intent of the thread." - Is Friday.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Malken on April 18, 2013, 02:44:10 AM
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

- Amos the Ranger

          - Malken
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on April 18, 2013, 05:51:20 AM
Basically the entire script of Kill Bill (blame IsFriday for reminding me), but there's a few in particular I love:

"It's mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality." - The Bride

"That woman deserves her revenge, and we deserve to die... but then again, so does she. So I guess we'll see." Bud

"I'm a killer! I'm a murdering bastard, you know that. And there are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard." - Bill

"No, you're not a bad person. You're a terrific person. You're my favorite person. But every once in a while, you can be a real cunt." - Bill



Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on April 18, 2013, 05:59:43 AM
For all those political schemers out there:

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on April 18, 2013, 07:47:05 AM
"Well hello Mr. Fancy Pants. You ain't leadin' but two things right now, Jack and Shit, and Jack left town." - Ash, Army of Darkness
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: greasygemo on April 18, 2013, 09:46:40 AM
Basically the entire script of Kill Bill (blame IsFriday for reminding me), but there's a few in particular I love:

"It's mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality." - The Bride

"That woman deserves her revenge, and we deserve to die... but then again, so does she. So I guess we'll see." Bud

"I'm a killer! I'm a murdering bastard, you know that. And there are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard." - Bill

"No, you're not a bad person. You're a terrific person. You're my favorite person. But every once in a while, you can be a real cunt." - Bill


"Revenge is never a straight line. It's a forest, And like a forest it's easy to lose your way... To get lost... To forget where you came in."
- Hanzo, Kill Bill
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on April 18, 2013, 09:59:49 AM
"That woman deserves her revenge, and we deserve to die... but then again, so does she. So I guess we'll see." Bud

I have used this quote in character.

The same character quoted more parts of this speech than I care to admit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRDtw8vG2gA
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: gfair on April 18, 2013, 10:25:00 AM
"I've ... seen things you people wouldn't believe. Mm heh.  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched ... c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gates. All those ... moments will be lost in time, like ...  tears in the rain. Time to die."

-- death soliloquy, Roy Batty, Bladerunner

Someone in this game has had this very experience through the eyes of their character.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on April 18, 2013, 10:43:47 AM
"All these moments will be lost in time, like grains of sand in the desert. Time to die."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Nyr on April 18, 2013, 10:44:13 AM
"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight...or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid...mostly only when I'm gettin' paid."  -- Byn Trooper Cobb
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on April 18, 2013, 10:45:17 AM
"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight...or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid...mostly only when I'm gettin' paid."  -- Byn Trooper Cobb

Used this/different variations of this in game more times than I care to shamefully admit.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Nyr on April 18, 2013, 10:59:30 AM
Actually, Byn Trooper Cobb really should be part of the T'zai Byn docs.  Definite mercenary mentality.  More quotes from him:

(after being told that you can't get paid if you're dead):  "Can't get paid if you crawl away like a bitty little bug neither. I got a share of this job. Ten percent of nothin' is, let me do the math here... nothin' and a nothin', carry the nothin'... "

"You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til ya understand who's in ruttin' command here. Now we're finishing this deal, and then maybe, *maybe* we'll come back for those morons who got themselves caught."

"Don't much see the benefit in gettin' involved in stranger's troubles without a up-front price negotiated."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on April 18, 2013, 11:06:23 AM
"I tried to kill him? That's kankshit. I've either killed a man or I didn't, I ain't ever tried to kill nobody."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on April 18, 2013, 11:14:05 AM
Actually, Byn Trooper Cobb really should be part of the T'zai Byn docs.  Definite mercenary mentality.  More quotes from him:

7% seems kinda low, Sarge.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on April 18, 2013, 11:49:44 AM
Actually, Byn Trooper Cobb really should be part of the T'zai Byn docs.  Definite mercenary mentality.  More quotes from him:

7% seems kinda low, Sarge.

Seven percent's standard!

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 18, 2013, 12:05:29 PM
"Don't much see the benefit in gettin' involved in stranger's troubles without a up-front price negotiated."

"They're whores."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on April 18, 2013, 12:46:39 PM
"How about dying with a little dignity?"  - 47, Hitman

"Because I'm smaller. When I run, I have to travel further. When I get hurt, the hole is bigger." Yang, Expendables

"Remember, rinth-rat, when I promised I would kill you last? ... I lied." Ahhhhnold, Commando
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on April 18, 2013, 01:13:10 PM
Actually, Byn Trooper Cobb really should be part of the T'zai Byn docs.  Definite mercenary mentality.  More quotes from him:

7% seems kinda low, Sarge.

Seven percent's standard!



I'm sure you're treated very well.   You get the perks, got your own room.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on April 18, 2013, 01:33:57 PM
"Don't much see the benefit in gettin' involved in stranger's troubles without a up-front price negotiated."

"They're whores."

I've used this quote IRL, where actual whores were involved, where a friend of mine did not realize they were whores.

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on April 19, 2013, 07:32:06 AM
"Yeah well what you plan and what takes place ain't ever exactly been similar." -- Byn Trooper Cobb spoken to his Sergeant.

"Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert." -- Arrakeen Tribal

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BuNutzCola on April 19, 2013, 09:00:00 AM
"No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy." - Helmuth von Moltke
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on April 19, 2013, 11:49:03 AM
“The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can't kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you.” -Ender Wiggin
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on April 19, 2013, 07:31:40 PM
"...to save the world. Save it...why? I like the death. I like the misery. I like THIS WORLD!" Vender, Cyborg
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: gfair on April 19, 2013, 11:08:41 PM
"All these moments will be lost in time, like grains of sand in the desert. Time to die."

I thought about that, and "like tears in the sand". Maybe a bit too soft for the harsh world, but still ...
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Tyas on April 20, 2013, 02:15:42 AM
(http://s9.postimg.org/bj8mmkvnj/Sandman_page_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: greasygemo on April 20, 2013, 02:27:07 AM
"The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." - Curtis LeMay

"All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don't break them for anybody" - Scarface

“Oh, no! You have found my weakness. Small knives!” - Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield)

"You betray the law, you betray the city, judgement is death.” - Judge Dredd (Karl Urban)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on April 22, 2013, 09:57:20 AM
(http://www.fast-rewind.com/pix/predator2.jpg)

Holding out his leather spice pouch Kuraci Outrider Blaine says, in northern accented sirihish: "This shit will make you a drov-damned sexual anakore, just like me!"
After snorting a pinch of colorful spice Kuraci Outrider Blaine says, in northern accented sirihish: "I ain't got time to bleed."

(http://www.8daysageek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/billy-predator-knife-cut_12034694471.jpg)(http://starsmedia.ign.com/stars/image/object/142/14222779/poncho_predator_pictureboxart_160w.jpg)

While gazing cautiously over the horizon the buff, rugged Benjari says, in tribal-accented sirihish: "I'm scared Poncho."
White-knuckled as he grips his crossbow tightly the skinny, short-haired human says, in rinthi-accented sirihish: "Kank-shit. You ain't afraid of no man."
As he cuts on himself with an obsidian hawkblade the buff, rugged Benjari says, in tribal-accented sirihish: "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die."

(http://predator.absoluteavp.com/anna.jpg)

As she stares wide-eyed the lithe, dark-haired lass says, in tribal-accented sirihish: "When I was little, we found a man. He looked like - like, butchered. The old woman around the tents crossed themselves... and whispered crazy things, strange things."
Scrunching up her face as she grimaces the lithe, dark-haired lass says, in tribal-accented benjari: "El Diablo cazador de hombres."
Staring into the tall, muscular man's face the lithe, dark-haired lass says, in tribal-accented sirihish: "Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins... and sometimes much, much worse."
Speaking plainly the lithe, dark-haired lass says, in tribal-accented benjari: "El cazador trofeo de los hombres"
Continuing to explain to the tall, muscular man the lithe, dark haired lass says, in tribal-accented sirihish: "Means the demon who makes trophies of men."


--
The whole movie is like all of the best Byn/Salarr/Kurac plots I've ever been involved in where something terrible is happening in a far corner of the Known, an RPT is held where a group goes out to investigate and then most of us die horribly to some terrible evil thing(s) only the twisted minds of Armageddon staff could dream up!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on April 22, 2013, 12:47:23 PM
"How about I draw you a diagram once you realize who's in charge?" -Initial D
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 22, 2013, 12:47:37 PM


Quote from: Lieutenant Kon'n
Highlord, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Highlord... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: HavokBlue on April 23, 2013, 06:17:43 PM
"You'd be surprised at what you'd do to stay alive."

"Life is empty. Life is worthless. When we take a life, we aren't taking anything of value."

Durzo Blint.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 23, 2013, 10:14:34 PM
"You'd be surprised at what you'd do to stay alive."

"Life is empty. Life is worthless. When we take a life, we aren't taking anything of value."

Durzo Blint.
Fuck yes! I loved the shit out of the Night Angel Trilogy! :D
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on April 23, 2013, 10:15:35 PM
the dark-haired person says, in sirihish: "They have been...gnawed upon."

the blonde-haired person says, in tribal-accented sirihish: "It is said they eat their dead."

the dark-haired person says, in sirihish, shocked: "What kind of a man...would do that?"

the blonde-haired person says, in tribal-accented sirihish, all dramatic: "It was not man...it was the Gith."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: musashi on April 24, 2013, 01:00:32 AM
“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
-Bynner

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
-Joe Lyksae

“I meant," said the aide bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
The templar thought about it.
"Songbirds," he said eventually. "Songbirds are nice.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on April 27, 2013, 11:20:45 PM
"I may be making a dishonest living, but at least I'm doing it honestly"

-Daddy Dynamite- (Black dynamites father)

"Father is just another word for mother fucker"

-Black Dynamite-
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 28, 2013, 12:41:10 AM
"Shiny. Let's be bad guys." --Jayne Cobb (of the cunning hat)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on April 29, 2013, 10:48:46 AM
Sergeant Mall - Well, looks at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?

Trooper Zowe: Big damn heroes, sir!

Sergeant Mall - Ain't we just?

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 29, 2013, 11:00:52 AM
Trooper Zoe to Runner Idjit:
     "First rule of battle, little one ... don't ever let them know where you are."

Sergeant Mal comes in, launching arrows from the way he came, shouting:
     "WHOO-HOO! I'M RIGHT HERE! I'M RIGHT HERE! YOU WANT SOME O' ME?! YEAH YOU DO! COME ON! COME ON! AAAAAH! Whoo-hoo!"

Trooper Zoe to Runner Idjit:
     "'Course, there're other schools of thought."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Is Friday on April 29, 2013, 11:06:13 AM
Sergeant Mall - Well, looks at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?

Trooper Zowe: Big damn heroes, sir!

Sergeant Mall - Ain't we just?


I've seen this happen IG.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 29, 2013, 11:12:02 AM
I've seen this happen IG.

Yeah, except they were probably coming to help bun the mindworm/witch. :)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Is Friday on April 29, 2013, 11:17:05 AM
I've seen this happen IG.

Yeah, except they were probably coming to help bun the mindworm/witch. :)
Gith IIRC.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on April 29, 2013, 11:25:35 AM
On gith:

Quote from: Trooper Zoe
If they take the wagon, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skins into their clothing.

Code: [Select]
The muscular, dark-skinned woman pauses for emphasis.
Quote from: Trooper Zoe
And if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: musashi on April 29, 2013, 12:04:06 PM
Heh, Firefly lends itself to Armageddon so well.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bogre on April 29, 2013, 01:43:05 PM
High above a dusty city [East, West, North, South, Down]
   There is a city below you and the people look like ants. The desert air is dusty and all around you.
>
>You say, in sirihish, closing your eyes gently, "I am a leaf on the wind."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Red Ranger on May 01, 2013, 11:38:48 AM
Tulukis: "EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY"

From the sign above the ant colony in T.H. White's The Once and Future King.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on May 01, 2013, 09:23:51 PM
"They look like big, good, strong hands. Don't they? I always thought that's what they were. My little friends. The little man with his racing inix, the girl, even the stupid erldu. I couldn't hold on to them. Thehole pulled them right out of my hands. I failed."

Bynner half-giant talking about everyone falling down a hole

Taken from the Rock Biter from Neverending story
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Calavera on May 02, 2013, 06:18:09 AM
"I against my brother. I and my brother against our cousin. I, my brother, and our cousin against the neighbours. All of us against the foreigner." - Bedouin proverb.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Incognito on May 03, 2013, 02:26:05 PM
From 2004:-

The lightly burdened will be saved.

When you sleep inside, your thoughts are as high as the ceiling, when you sleep outdoors, your thoughts are as high as the stars.

He who shares my bread and salt is not my enemy.

At the narrow passage, there is no brother and no friend.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Incognito on May 03, 2013, 02:27:31 PM
Men say "War is trickery." Elves say "A trick is worth more than a tribe."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on May 04, 2013, 09:25:03 PM
"Magic guys. That sucks."

~Brock Samson.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on May 05, 2013, 01:19:51 AM
"The waiting is the hardest part..."

-- Tom Petty
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: musashi on May 05, 2013, 02:37:43 AM
"Death is light as a feather, duty heavier than a mountain."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 05, 2013, 03:02:17 AM
Found a Firefly quote that happens to apply particularly well.


"How come you didn't turn on me, Amos?"
"Money wasn't good enough."
"What happens when it is?"
"Well, that'll be an interesting day."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on May 05, 2013, 08:11:00 AM
"Death is light as a feather, duty heavier than a mountain."

*bow* You've won this thread, sirrah.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on May 05, 2013, 01:53:25 PM
"Death is light as a feather, duty heavier than a mountain."

*bow* You've won this thread, sirrah.

"Death is light as a feather, duty heavier than furniture." --Little Tommy Sunday

from Gust Front by John Ringo
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 05, 2013, 02:28:33 PM
"Death is light as a feather, duty heavier than a mountain."

*bow* You've won this thread, sirrah.

"Death is light as a feather, duty heavier than furniture." --Little Tommy Sunday

from Gust Front by John Ringo


Great book. I love when half way in people just start dying left and right and you're all WTF?
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Obeliskocism on May 06, 2013, 09:07:22 PM
Tough old man to dangerous killer:  "I figure I got one more fight left in me.  You want it?"

---------

"If you're going to shoot at something, kill it.  Otherwise take up knitting."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Dakota on May 07, 2013, 06:20:18 AM
Some dude talking to a Byn sarge...

Some dude: "Well, damnit, I'm going to get to the bottom of this!"

Byn Sarge: "Death's at the bottom of everything. Leave death to the professionals."

--The Third Man, 1948
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 10, 2013, 07:50:17 PM
"Man, woman, gith. I don't care. As long as it rears my inix."
--------------------------------
You say to the burly, face-inked man, in sirihish:
     " Now this is all the 'sid Malik gave us in advance. You give it back to him, tell him the job didn't work out. We're not thieves... well, we are thieves, but the point is we're not taking what's his. We'll stay out of his way as best we can from here on in. You'll explain that's best for everyone, okay?"

The burly, face-inked man stands up.

The burly, face-inked man says, in sirihish:
     "Keep the 'sid. Use it to buy a funeral. It doesn't matter where you go, or how far you ride, I will hunt you down, and the last thing you see will be my blade."

You subdue the burly, face-inked man, despite his attempts to wrestle away.

You say, in sirihish:
     "Darn."

You release the burly, face-inked man and roughly shove him north.

You look north.
To the north is Over the Edge:
[nothing]

You hear someone cry out in the distance.

The gritty, rough man walks in from the east, dragging the tall, muscular man with him.

The gritty, rough man releases the tall, muscular man and he immediately moves away.

You say to the tall, muscular man, in sirihish:
     "Now this is all the money that Malik gave us in advance--"

Speaking hurriedly, the tall, muscular man says, in sirihish:
     "Oh, I get it! I'm good. Best thing for everybody!"

Grinning desperately, the tall muscular man says, in sirihish:
    "I'm right there with you."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on May 11, 2013, 12:13:53 AM
Squatting over your bludgeoned, bleeding form and gesturing through the gate, Lord Templar Nolte says,
"See, that's the wilderness. This isn't. This is Allanak. This is my town. Out here you're a trespasser. Out here I can pick you up, burn your house, fuck your wife, and kill your dog. And the only thing that'll protect you is if I can't find you. And I already found you."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: boog on May 11, 2013, 01:53:52 PM
"Life sucks, and then you die."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on May 12, 2013, 01:58:22 AM
"There are almost no supplies left... Provide for your (troops). You are expecting a supply caravan just before (the sands) entomb you. But it is (clear) now, enough time to delve secure lodgings, ere the (gortok) get hungry. A new chapter of (Byn) history begins here, at this place... Strike the earth!"

>.> Totally something I haven't been doing far too much of lately.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on May 12, 2013, 02:21:40 AM
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRevgKk0Ko49_GwJlo53KXaZMXgr_sQc5LxILJsUHJ3E2qNg-GfDQ)

and

"God rest the souls of that poor family... and pussy's half price for the next 15 minutes." Al Swearengen Kurac
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 12, 2013, 05:05:39 AM
"The night is dark, and full of terrors." Jihean to his underlings.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bogre on May 12, 2013, 11:20:39 AM
“It is one thing to lead by example with half a dozen soldiers at your back. It is wholly another with ten thousand.”
- One astute Blue robe to another.

“Allanak was an ancient civilization, steeped in the power of antiquity, where gods once walked on every trader track, every footpath, every lost road between forgotten places. It was said the sands hoarded power within their sussurating currents, that every stone had soaked up sorcery like blood, and that beneath every city lay the ruins of countless other cities, older cities, cities that went back to the First Empire itself. It was said each city rose on the backs of ghosts, the substance of spirits thick like layers of crushed bone; that each city forever wept beneath the streets, forever laughed, shouted, hawked wares and bartered and prayed and drew first breaths that brought life and the last breaths that announced death. Beneath the streets there were dreams, wisdom, foolishness, fears, rage, grief, lust and love and bitter hatred.”

- Both quotes from Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bogre on May 12, 2013, 11:14:17 PM
"See! That's what I need to learn. Learn how to be all dead inside, with muscles on top! Not all emotional and flabby..."

-New Byn Recruit to Grizzled old Sarge
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on May 12, 2013, 11:18:42 PM
"Welcome to fucking Boatmurdered Red Storm!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on May 13, 2013, 01:05:00 AM
Life's hard.  It's even harder when you're stupid.

- John Wayne
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on May 13, 2013, 07:08:05 AM
Agent: "I don't pay you to put evil notions in my head, and the ones already there don't need company."
Mercenary: "You pay me to kill people who bother you. Evil notions come free."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 13, 2013, 09:30:58 AM
"Welcome to fucking Boatmurdered Red Storm!"
The Allanak volcano was Tek trying to flood the map to kill those fucking elephants beetles. He'll kill all those fucking beetles.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on May 13, 2013, 03:00:05 PM
This isn't a choice, like my diet, this is a necessity like my drinking
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on May 14, 2013, 10:11:16 AM
I guess I can kiss heaven goodbye, because it must be a sin to look this good

-will smith in the fresh prince of bel-air-

If there was some zalanthian version of this, I could totally see a Kadian saying it at some point. LOL.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on May 14, 2013, 11:24:12 AM
Quote from: [s]Tank[/s] [b]Kank[/b] Girl
Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033 the 22nd Age. The world is *screwed* now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth dragon sucked the life out of the land. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities airy-fairy elves, no cable TV dwarven beards, no water. It hasn't It's rained once in 11 years Ages. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 14, 2013, 12:37:29 PM
"You just gotta say what you did when you lost your virginity. You gotta say 'Daddy, are you sure this is right?'"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on May 14, 2013, 02:42:01 PM
Quote from: Kesslee
The pipe. You're gonna really love this one. It goes down 40 meters. It gets smaller and smaller the deeper you go.

Quote from: Tank Girl
Sounds wicked. Can I go first?

(http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/14274/Tank_Girl_Wallpaper_by_daskai.png)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 30, 2013, 03:03:10 PM
"Don't take no shit off fools. Judge a person by what's in 'em, not how they look. An' you do the right thing. Be one of the good guys. 'Cause there's way too many of the bad."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on June 09, 2013, 02:16:29 PM
"Tell me, Bronn. If I told you to kill a babe... an infant girl, say, still at her mother's breast... would you do it? Without question?"

"Without question? No." The sellsword rubbed thumb and forefingers together. "I'd ask how much."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on June 09, 2013, 09:58:43 PM
"Trust no one! As soon as God crapped out the third caveman, a conspiracy was hatched against one of them!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on June 10, 2013, 12:49:55 AM
placing a dagger at the base of a hooded figure he found in his apartments skull, the wiry, dark-haired man says
"I don't know what's going through your mind, but I know what's about to"

"My mother told me not to throw stones at cripples. My father told my to aim for the head"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Hicksville Hoochie on June 12, 2013, 03:39:21 PM
Curled up against the hulking, gap-toothed barbarian, speaking in a soft manner, the lithe, blonde-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "All my life I've been alone. Many times I've faced death with no one to know. I would look into the huts and the tents of others in the coldest dark and I would see figures holding each other in the night. But I always passed by. You and I, we have warmth, that's so hard to find in this world. Please, let someone else pass by in the night."
<Prompt stuff here
The next day, the hulking, gap-toothed barbarian rides off into the wastes, never to be seen again; damn permadeath!

(The following ones all come from the Mel Gibson film, "Payback". The grit of the film always makes me think of a modern-day Arm XD)

"Crooked Arm. Do they come in any other way? If I'd been just a little dumber, I could have joined the Militia myself."

Well-to-do Commoner: "You know what, Lord Hardnose, this one's on me. OK?"
Lord Hardnose: "Do you see me reaching for my fucking coin pouch?"

"Not many people know what their life's worth is. I do. Seventy small. That's what they took from me. And that's what I was going to get back."

Amos Assassin: "We went for breakfast... in Red Storm. We made a deal; if she'd stop hookin', I'd stop knifing people."
Amos Assassin: "Maybe we were aiming high."

Random Militia: "The problem with kicking a Sharp's ass is an hour later you wanna do it again."

Agent-da Kurac: "Do you understand your value to the organization, Resnick? You're a sadist. You lack compunction. That comes in handy."

After shooting the bulky, blonde man in the leg with his agafari crossbow, and stuffing a rolled tube of spice between his lips the gruff, grey-eyed man asks, in sirihish; "You gotta light?"
Wincing in pain, the bulky, blonde man says to the gruff, grey-eyed man in sirihish: "What?"
Appearing agitated, the gruff grey-eyed man asks the bulky, blonde man, in sirihish: "You got a light?"
Confusion crossing his features, the bulky, blonde man exclaims, in sirihish: "No!"
Shrugging, the gruff, grey-eyed man says to the bulky, blonde man, in sirihish: "Then what good are you?"
The gruff, grey-eyed man shoots the bulky, blonde man in the face with his agafari crossbow, doing horrendous damage.

Guild Lead: "I don't want Mr. Big hearing about this... he'll think I'm getting soft. One of his principles has always been: if you don't understand it, get rid of it... a stitch in time, so to speak, so... stitch this 'tok up, Amos."

Random Blonde PC:  "Beauty of the Gyppos is that they won't go to the Arm. They keep everything in house... and, they don't feel pain the way we do."
Random Gruff PC: "Notice anything about those guys, Amos?"
Random Blonde PC: "They look nasty, probably all poison-using mother fuckers."
Random Gruff PC: "They weren't wearing their harnesses."

"You'd think after five months of lying on my back, I would have given up any idea of getting even, just be a nice guy and call it a day. Nice guys are fine: you have to have somebody to take advantage of... but they always finish last."

"Nobody likes a tregil on his back: I had three, and they were cramping my style. I was gonna' have to lighten the load."

Lord Hardnose's Aide, over the way: "There's a young lady to see you, sir... her name is Pearl."
Lord Hardnose: "She's got two very bad habits; right now I'm only interested in one of 'em. Send her up."

Rosie: [calming her gortok] "He's the meanest damn 'tok that ever lived."
Porter: "What's his name?"
Rosie: "Porter."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on June 14, 2013, 01:11:47 PM
"Circumstanced necessitated a change," Rosanna replied.

I shrugged one shoulder - the one bearing Fidelacchius. "Same here."

"What circumstances are those?" Rosanna demanded.

"The ones where I'm dealing with a pack of two-faced, backstabbing, treacherous, murderous lunatics whom I trust no farther than I can kick."

She regarded me with level, lovely eyes. "And what is the Knights' intended role?"

"They're here to build trust."

"Trust?" She asked.

"Absolutely. I can kick you a lot farther when they're around."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on June 28, 2013, 02:05:46 PM
"Here is a riddle to guess if you can:
What makes a monster and what makes a man?"
- Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame

(Not a very good movie, but surprisingly dark and has some great one-liners)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on June 29, 2013, 04:35:45 PM
Watching the two soldiers scramble away, then glancing over with a thoughtful expression, the hulking, dark-haired man asks, in sirihish:
     "How many men does it take to deliver a message?"

Smirking and aiming his bow at one of the fleeing soldiers, the slender, hook-nosed man says, in sirihish:
     "One."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on June 29, 2013, 04:42:54 PM
Mal: "We're not gonna die. We can't die, Bendis. You know why? Because we are so...very...pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die."

and also:

Zoe:  "You sanguine about the kind of reception we're apt to receive on an Alliance ship, Cap'n?"

Mal: "Absolutely." (beat) "What's 'sanguine' mean?"

Zoe:  " 'Sanguine'. Hopeful. Plus -- point of interest -- it also means 'bloody'."

Mal:  "Well, that pretty much covers all the options, don't it?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: ShaLeah on June 30, 2013, 09:40:18 AM
"Put your trust in the Highlord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Allanak." - any Nakki Templar
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 01, 2013, 11:39:36 PM
"Sometimes, when someone lives in danger for too long, the only time they feel alive is when death's breathing on their shoulder."
- The Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie

"So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten."
- The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Salvidienus' death is a reminder of an alienation deep inside Antony's personality. It was easy to be misled by his celebrated bonhomie, his fondness for fun and games, for binge drinking and easy women; but below the affability lay a casual brutality and an inability to imagine the feelings of others."
- The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire, Anthony Everitt

"You're awful."
"I'm honest. It's the world that's awful."
- Sansa & The Hound, George R. R. Martin
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on July 02, 2013, 03:36:24 PM
"The tembo doesn't concern itself with the opinions of the tandu."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Gimfalisette on July 06, 2013, 05:14:34 PM
"What is a weekend?" - the Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey, aka every Zalanthan noble ever.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: musashi on July 13, 2013, 09:54:16 PM
"You're awful."
"I'm honest. It's the world that's awful."
- Sansa & The Hound, George R. R. Martin

Fucking +1  ;D

And of course ...

"I always think everything could be a trap ... which is why I'm still alive."
-Humperdinck

"There's not a lot of money in revenge."
-Inigo

"My way's not very sportsman-like."
-Fezzik

"I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed."
-Fezzik

"You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen."
-Vizzini
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on July 13, 2013, 10:37:32 PM
Aide Buttercup: "Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid a kryl or something?"

The Dread Raider Amos: "Oh no. It's just they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”


and, of course:

Lord Fale to dwarf assassin: "You've been chasing me your entire life, only to fail now. I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard; how marvelous."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on July 13, 2013, 10:43:18 PM
Can't get enough Princess Bride in there!

Byn warrior: Are you the Miracle Max who worked for the King all those years?

Miracle Max: The King's stinking son, Quintis, fired me, and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour citron juice on it? We're closed!!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: musashi on July 13, 2013, 11:59:47 PM
OMG how could I forget about the masks!?! So awesome!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on July 18, 2013, 10:25:24 AM
Nothing is more common than for great thieves to ride in triumph when small ones are punished. -- Seneca (3 BC-  65 AD)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on July 18, 2013, 10:32:20 AM
The genius of you Americans Tulukis is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing.

Gamel Abdel Nasser
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 20, 2013, 10:44:17 PM
The brawny, cleft-chinned man says, in sirihish:
     "Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking--"

Interrupting, the short, pudgy man says, in sirihish:
     "A dangerous pastime."

Nodding, the brawny, cleft-chinned man says, in sirihish:
     "I know."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 05, 2013, 01:11:41 PM
Waxing philosophical, the beak-nosed, scrawny young man says, in sirihish:
     "It's a very rare person who is taken for what he truly is."


and
 
Fingers drumming on the arm of his chair, the haggard, grey-bearded templar says, in sirihish:
     "You are losing my interest, and that is very dangerous."

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: LauraMars on August 05, 2013, 07:38:20 PM
Fingers drumming on the arm of his chair, the haggard, grey-bearded templar says, in sirihish:
     "You are losing my interest, and that is very dangerous."


A templar based on King Haggard would be amazing.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: ShaLeah on August 08, 2013, 12:26:33 PM
That’s all the freedom we can hope for - the freedom to choose our prison.

- L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Incognito on August 08, 2013, 01:47:11 PM
You say to the the tall figure in a dark, hooded cloak in Sirishish with a hint of sarcasm:
     "When's the next Volcano shift scheduled for?"

Zalanthas - where men are men and volcanoes can fly!

The portly Fale nobleman tells the well-dressed Oashi noblewoman in Sirihish laughing throatily:
     "I bet the Tuluki's never considered the issue of global warming in such depth before now!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Nyr on August 08, 2013, 01:58:10 PM
Someone actually wished up because someone else actually mentioned global warming--in game--during the HRPT.  While it was wished up at an inopportune time (a bit too busy to deal with someone being grossly OOC while we were linking in new areas and killing PCs), we do know who did it and it is noted on that PC.  It's not really a Zalanthan-esque quote.  It's an example of poor self-control (like emoting about doing the "monster mash" during an RPT involving dancing).   Funny, sure...Zalanthan, no.

Thanks for reminding me to e-mail that player!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: hatchets on August 08, 2013, 02:58:49 PM
The brawny, cleft-chinned man says, in sirihish:
     "Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking--"

Interrupting, the short, pudgy man says, in sirihish:
     "A dangerous pastime."

Nodding, the brawny, cleft-chinned man says, in sirihish:
     "I know."


I am so watching Beauty and the Beast tonight.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Incognito on August 08, 2013, 03:03:05 PM
Repetition teaches (even) a gurth.

At the time of test, an elf rises or falls.

Trusting an elf is like storing water in a sieve.

Have him for lunch before he makes dinner out of you.

The sands rarely blow as the caravan master wishes.

The funeral shroud has no pockets. (You take nothing with you when you die.)

In the desert, any water will do.


Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 09, 2013, 02:34:50 PM
The male wearing a theatrical black and white mask exclaims to the slender young brunette, in sirihish:
     "What was done to me was monstrous!"

The slender young brunette says to the male wearing a theatrical black and white mask, in sirihish:
     "And they created a monster."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 09, 2013, 05:01:21 PM
Speaking of Dune...

“My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 'Something cannot emerge from nothing,' he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable 'the truth' can be.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 09, 2013, 07:15:58 PM
The door to the north flies open.

The blue-robed templar arrives from the north.
The half-giant soldier has arrived from the north.
The half-giant soldier has arrived from the north.

The blue-robed templar asks, in sirihish:
     "Which one of you is Edmond Deuring?"

You say in sirihish:
     "I am."

The blue-robed templar says in sirihish:
     "You are under arrest."

The blue-robed templar points at you, gesturing for nearby soldiers.
You are now wanted!

In horror, you ask in sirihish:
     "On what charges?!"

The half-giant soldier subdues you, despite your attempts to struggle away.

The blue-robed templar says in sirihish:
     "That information is privileged."

You struggle in vain against the half-giant soldier.

You exclaim in sirihish:
     "I demand an explanation! I demand an explanation!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Armaddict on August 10, 2013, 02:41:35 PM
"That's their game, their rules. I'm not going to fight them: I'm going to fuck them. That's what I know, that's what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want. "
--Some tricksy noble (Petyr Baelish)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 10, 2013, 10:12:11 PM
"Your boss is looking a little green around his gullet."
"He just ain't used to seeing a man ripped apart by ropes, is all."
"But you ARE used to it?"
"I'm just a little more used to Allanak than he is."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Jingo on August 12, 2013, 02:28:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZS6_vv43Ac

Best death scene of all time,
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BleakOne on August 12, 2013, 11:28:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZS6_vv43Ac

Best death scene of all time,

But he didn't let him finish emoting!  :D
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on August 17, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
(http://media.oglaf.com/comic/feralchic.jpg)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 17, 2013, 08:58:28 PM
The burly, bearded man says, in sirihish:
     "Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died."

The thin, pale nobleman says, in sirihish:
     "I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood."

The angular, cold-eyed templar says, in sirihish:
     "No man is free. Only children and fools think elsewise."

The scarred, dwarfish young man says, in sirihish:
     "Give me sweet lies, and keep your bitter truths."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: flurry on August 21, 2013, 08:00:14 PM
"You're exactly as big as I let you be and no bigger, and don't forget it, ever."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 29, 2013, 10:36:54 AM
"You could not even guess at the things that I have done. Awful, evil, obscene. The telling of them alone could make you puke...they nag at me from time to time, but I tell myself I had good reasons. The years pass, the unimaginable becomes everyday, the hideous becomes tedious, the unbearable becomes routine. I push it all into the dark corners of my mind. And it's incredible; the room back there. Amazing. What one can live with."
- Inquisitor Glokta, Before They Are Hanged
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on August 30, 2013, 02:17:26 PM
At your table the strong, brawny man says in sirihish:

"Life's a bitch"

At the scarred bar of agafari wood you say in sirihish:

"Life isn't a bitch, she's a beautiful woman. You just call her a bitch because she doesn't let you get any pussy"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 30, 2013, 06:29:23 PM
Somewhere in Tuluk...

After an experimental bite of his small orange fruit, the dark, hook-nosed man says, in sirihish:
     "Tart."

The slender, silver-haired young woman asks the dark, hook-nosed man, in sirihish:
     "Would my lord prefer something sweeter?"

Shaking his head, the dark, hook-nosed man says to the slender, silver-haired young woman, in sirihish:
     "Sweetness cloys. Tart fruit and tart women give life its savor."

The dark, hook-nosed man pauses to take another bite of his small orange fruit.

Smoothly, the dark, hook-nosed man says to the slender, silver-haired young woman, in sirihish:
     "Daenerys, my sweet queen, I cannot tell you what pleasure it gives me to bask once more in your presence."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Cutthroat on August 30, 2013, 07:50:15 PM
And in Allanak:

Looking over a midden heap, the dolorous, grey-haired man says, in sirihish:
     "I grew up in a place like this. Then we fell on hard times."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on September 05, 2013, 12:51:11 AM
"Aw, the bahamet got away."
"Like fucking Drov it did. WE are going to follow it and kill it."
"What if it goes really far?"
"WE ARE GOING TO FOLLOW IT AND KILL IT!"
~Cavemen circa 2.6m years ago

The story of how Allanak rose to power through sheer stubbornness alone.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 05, 2013, 06:43:17 PM
Affecting a humble look, the angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
     "I don't like to brag..."

Suddenly, the angular, blond-haired man laughs.

The angular, blond-haired man exclaims, in sirihish:
     "Who am I kidding, I -love- to brag!"


and

Lifting his eyebrows, the angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
     "And I'm just supposed to help you out of the evilness of my heart?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on September 06, 2013, 12:29:12 PM
Affecting a humble look, the angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
     "I don't like to brag..."

Suddenly, the angular, blond-haired man laughs.

The angular, blond-haired man exclaims, in sirihish:
     "Who am I kidding, I -love- to brag!"


and

Lifting his eyebrows, the angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
     "And I'm just supposed to help you out of the evilness of my heart?"



So many good ones from him.

I light of recent events:

The angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
"You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do. It's what Tektolnes did, and he's not going around saying, 'I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it.' The history of the world isn't people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story."

For all you sneakies:

The angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
 "I wasn't lurking. I was standing about. It's a whole different vibe."

Who says Allanakis can't be poets?:

The angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
"Why don't you rip her lungs out? It might make an impression."

The square-jawed, brown-haired man says, in sirihish:
"Lacks... poetry."

The angular, blond-haired man says, in sirihish:
"It doesn't have to, what rhymes with lungs?"

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 09, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
Much like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a goldmine of Zalanthas quotes.

Hell, anything Joss Whedon writes is.

The athletic, dark-haired young woman exclaims, in sirihish:
     "He's missing. Presumed dead!"

Blinking, the slender, middle-aged man asks, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "Presumed by whom?"

Crossing her arms, suddenly defensive, the athletic, dark-haired young woman says, in sirihish:
     "Well, me."

Deadpan, the gangly, middle-aged man says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "I think we should give him a few hours before we give up on him."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: LauraMars on September 10, 2013, 02:47:22 PM
Peering about the shadowy, skull-filled tunnel, lifting his burning large wooden torch, the muscular, golden-haired man says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "Speaking of trouble, shouldn't we have run into some by now?"

Also peering about, wading through the ankle-deep muck, the hunchbacked, disfigured man asks, in northern-accented sirihish,
     "What do you mean?"

The shadows shifting from the flickering light of his burning large wooden torch, the muscular, golden-haired man says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "You know, a guard, a booby trap..."

Suddenly, a burning large wooden torch is blown out by the wind.
The area is enveloped in darkness.

A male voice says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "Or an ambush."

Someone subdues someone, despite their attempts to struggle away.
Someone subdues someone, despite their attempts to struggle away.

Smiling in a sinister manner, the swarthy, dark-goateed man lights a leather-wrapped bone torch.
The area is filled with a golden light.

Waving his torch in the faces of the muscular, golden-haired man and the hunchbacked, disfigured man, the swarthy, dark-goateed man asks, in tribal-accented sirihish:
     "Well, well, well...what have we here?"

The large, skeleton-painted man exclaims, in tribal-accented sirihish:
     "Trespassers!"

The skinny, skeleton-painted man exclaims, in tribal-accented sirihish:
     "Spies!"

The muscular, golden-haired man says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "We are NOT spies - -"

The hunchbacked, disfigured man says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "Can't you listen - - "

Strolling through the muck, waving his leather-wrapped bone torch, the swarthy, dark-goateed man says, in tribal-accented sirihish:
     "Don't interrupt me!  You're very clever to have found our hideaway.  Unfortunately, you won't live to tell the tale."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 16, 2013, 12:48:46 PM
The grizzled, war-weary physician says, in sirihish:
     "Evil is relative... you can’t hang a sign on it. You can’t touch it or taste it or cut it with a sword. Evil depends on where you are standing, pointing your indicting finger."


and

The grizzled, war-weary physician says, in sirihish:
     "I can laugh at peasants and townies chained all their lives to a tiny corner of the earth while I roam its face and see its wonders, but when I go down, there will be no child to carry my name, no family to mourn me save my comrades, no one to remember, no one to raise a marker over my cold bit of ground."


and

The grizzled, war-weary physician says, in sirihish:
     "Fate is a fickle bitch who dotes on irony.


and

The sleek, dark-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "I do not want to die, Croaker. All that I am shrieks against the unrighteousness of death. All that I am, was, and probably will be, is shaped by my passion to evade the end of me."


I could go on. Glen Cook reads like a neverending stream of Zalanthas-appropriate quotes.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 20, 2013, 11:33:39 AM
Stalking hastily down the street toward the chaos, the gangly, middle-aged templar says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Unbelievable."

In a mocking falsetto, the gangly, middle-aged templar exclaims, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Do you like my mask? Isn't it pretty? It raises the dead!"

Disgusted, not breaking his rapid pace, the gangly, middle-aged templar says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Witches."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on September 20, 2013, 04:51:58 PM
Lifting one hand to gesture at the tall, muscular man, her eyes a flat irisless black and voice just as flat, though oddly childlike, the petite, nerdy teen abomination says, in sunnydale-accented sirihish:
     "Bored now."

The petite, nerdy teen abomination casts a spell.
The tall, muscular man's skin flies off his body in all directions, leaving only a meat-puppet standing there.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on September 21, 2013, 04:36:33 PM
Lifting one hand to gesture at the tall, muscular man, her eyes a flat irisless black and voice just as flat, though oddly childlike, the petite, nerdy teen abomination says, in sunnydale-accented sirihish:
     "Bored now."

The petite, nerdy teen abomination casts a spell.
The tall, muscular man's skin flies off his body in all directions, leaving only a meat-puppet standing there.


What was that taken from? DBZA?
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: slvrmoontiger on September 21, 2013, 05:20:11 PM
Lifting one hand to gesture at the tall, muscular man, her eyes a flat irisless black and voice just as flat, though oddly childlike, the petite, nerdy teen abomination says, in sunnydale-accented sirihish:
     "Bored now."

The petite, nerdy teen abomination casts a spell.
The tall, muscular man's skin flies off his body in all directions, leaving only a meat-puppet standing there.


What was that taken from? DBZA?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer when Willow became super bad ass witch because her girlfriend got shot and killed.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on September 21, 2013, 05:52:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX-K5Dj0ByM

Frieza is Tek, Super Kami Guru is Muk. Nail is Muk's templar.

2:45 is what I picture happened when the Sun King sent his templars to war.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 22, 2013, 11:15:14 PM
Leveling a slender steel sword at her, the square-jawed, brown-haired man asks the blonde, athletic young woman, in sirihish:
     "No weapons, no friends, no hope. Take all that away, and what's left?"

The blonde, athletic young woman knocks a slender steel sword from the square-jawed, brown-haired man's hand!

Lunging forward to grab the sword's hilt, the blonde, athletic young woman says to the square-jawed, brown-haired man, in sirihish:
     "Me."

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on September 26, 2013, 07:29:32 PM
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Lutagar on September 28, 2013, 12:08:30 AM
"Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter. But I'm actually a U.S. Marine who was born to kill, where you have clearly mistaken me for some sort of wine-sipping communist dick suck. And although peace probably appeals to tree-loving bisexuals like you and your parents, I happen to be a death-dealing, blood-crazed warrior who wakes up everyday just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations. Peace sucks a hairy asshole, Freddie. War is the motherfucking answer."— Cpl. Josh Ray Person

Replace words as needed and it totally fits.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on September 29, 2013, 03:33:55 PM
"What do I care for your suffering? Pain, even agony, is no more than information before the senses, data fed to the mind. The lesson is simple: you have received the information, now act on it. Take control of the input and you shall become master of the output. "
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 03, 2013, 10:54:14 AM
Wearing a faintly threatening smile, the goateed, middle-aged man says to the willowy, blonde-haired woman, in sirihish:
     "Knowledge... is power."

The willowy, blonde-haired woman looks the goateed, middle-aged man over without much change in expression, then tilts her head, as if coming to a sudden decision.

Looking to a unit of hulking, black-armored guardsmen, the willowy, blonde-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "Seize him."

A unit of hulking, black-amored guardsmen subdues the goateed, middle-aged man, despite his attempts to struggle away!

You notice: Suddenly, the goateed, middle-aged man looks very worried.

Blithely, the willowy, blonde-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "Cut his throat."

You notice: The goateed, middle-aged man's eyes widen in fear.

The hulking, black-amored guardsman draws a slender steel dagger.

Abruptly, commandingly, the willowy, blonde-haired woman says, in sirihsh:
     "Stop."

The hulking, black-armored man pauses, the edge of his blade at the goateed, middle-aged man's throat.

Laughing carelessly and waving her hands, the willowy, blonde-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "Oh, wait... I've changed my mind. Let him go."

The hulking, black-armored guardsman sheathes a slender steel dagger.

A unit of hulking, black-armored guardsmen releases the goateed, middle-aged man, and he immediately moves away.

Breathing hard, the goateed, middle-aged man stares at the willowy, blonde-haired woman.

Sauntering up to the goateed, middle-aged man to stare him fearlessly in the face, the willowy, blonde-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "Power... is power."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: manonfire on October 03, 2013, 11:06:25 AM
"Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair. Or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back."

Basically anything Al Swearengen.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 03, 2013, 11:12:28 AM
Growling out the words, the stout, scruffy black-haired man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Don't I yearn for the days when a draw across the throat made fucking resolution."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on October 03, 2013, 11:25:57 AM
The slimy, comb-overed man says in Sirihish:

"As to your dead guy, occupational hazard. Spice dealer getting shanked? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it's been known to happen."

And of course:

The bald, goateed man says in Sirihish:

"You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Talia. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets stabbed, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!"


and for added fun:

Many brown packages are here

>arrange package is here stacked on a pile of similar packages

OK.

You hear a man shout from above in Sirihish:
"Talia, is that my minerals!"

>shout (annoyedly) Yes, Amos!
You shout annoyedy in Sirihish:
"Yes, Amos!"

You hear a man shout from above in Sirihish:
"How many boxes!"

>emote sighs exasperatedly
the purple-clad brown-haired woman sighs exasperatedly.

>shout (impatiently)  I don't know, three, four hundred, a million?
You shout impatiently in Sirihish:
"I don't know, three, four hundred, a million!"

You hear a man shout from above in Sirihish:
"Can you check them for damage!"

>look in package

in a brown paper package:
many blocky pieces of grey stone

>pemote facial features twitch as she seems to have reached her limit.
the purple-clad, brown-haired woman's facial features twitch as she seems to have reached her limit.

>shout They're rocks, Amos!
You shout in Sirihish:
"They're rocks, Amos!"

You hear a man shout from above in Sirihish:
"No, they're minerals! Krath Talia!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 03, 2013, 10:47:44 PM
Joe Abercrombie, First Law Trilogy:

"People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes."

"Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose."

"People Allanakis love to see death. It reminds them that however mean, however low, however horrible their lives become... at least they have one."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 04, 2013, 05:27:31 PM
(http://www.nextmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HEY-GIRL-DRIVE.jpg)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 09, 2013, 02:48:01 PM
The sleepy-eyed, wild-haired man asks, in sirihish:
     "Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it?"

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on October 10, 2013, 03:42:09 PM
With defeat and sadness in his voice, the portly black-haired man says in sirihish:

"The worst isn't done.  The worst is just beginning, and there are no happy endings."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on October 16, 2013, 01:06:46 AM
"Plans are for merchants and nobles. I've got moxie. And swords."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Sakra on October 16, 2013, 08:16:25 AM
"Party needed a healer they said. Hah! Fighters with all the brains of a doorknob attacked something twenty times their size ... and they expect me to pull heads out of their ribcages!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Timetwister on October 16, 2013, 09:47:13 AM
"I remember when a noble and his son visited my pen when I was only eight years old. The boy looked at me with such disdain and hate that I knew that day I was different. I looked at that noble boy through the bars; he was sickly, pale and a head shorter than I but the same age. That is the day I really knew I was different. That is the day I knew I was going to die in here."
-mul gladiator
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 21, 2013, 02:50:09 AM
Answering a knock, the smarmy, blonde-haired mayor opens the door.

Standing in the doorway, the attitudinal, dark-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "You sent your boy to kill me."

The smarmy, blonde-haired mayor says, in sirihish:
     "Yes, I did."

The attitudinal, dark-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "He's dust."

The smarmy, blonde-haired mayor says, in sirihish:
     "I figured he might be, what with you standing here and all."

The attitudinal, dark-haired woman says, in sirihish:
     "That means you have a job opening."

The smarmy, blond-haired mayor blinks in consideration, then opens the door wider, allowing the attitudinal, dark-haired woman into the room.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 25, 2013, 02:53:45 AM
Sniffling, obviously upset, the curvy, fair-skinned abomination exclaims, in sunnydale-ish:
     "You dumped me, and staked me, and hurt me, and left me --!"

Holding his arms out soothingly, the angular, blond-haired man says, in sunnydale-ish:
     "I know, sugar, but you're forgetting the other thing I did. I missed you."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kronibas on October 25, 2013, 03:18:01 AM
"'She would have been a good woman...' said the figure in a dark, hooded cloak, 'if it had been somebody there to backstab her every minute of her life.''


“I found out the crime don’t matter. You can do one thing or you can do another, kill a man or steal his kank, because sooner or later you’re going to forget what it was you done and just be punished for it.”


Flannery O'Conner
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kronibas on October 25, 2013, 05:54:43 AM
"Even tough guys get duct-taped and hogtied," says Bushman, grinning widely.

Eldor of Kadius is here, unconscious and wearing a frilly silk dress

also, Lil Wayne
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on October 27, 2013, 06:40:34 PM
Sharply snapping at the teenage, skinny Runner, the gruff, muscular Sergeant says, in sirihish:
     "Tighten up your fucking swings, Runner! The gith ain't gonna lay down outta pity like the first whore you took to your apartment."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kronibas on November 06, 2013, 08:10:49 AM
“In [ArmageddonMUD you have to be a deviant or die of boredom.”

William Burroughs

If you meet [the Highlord's] men, dressed in black and jade,
You be careful what you say, and mindful of remarks made.
If they call you " pretty maid," and chuck you 'neath the chin,
Don't you tell where no one is, nor yet where no one's been


Kipling from "Smuggler's Song"... Alternatively, lullaby for Rebellion children.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kronibas on November 06, 2013, 09:24:41 AM
Rinthers and would-be politikers, take heed:

“It was the root of street cool, too, the knowing posture that implied connection, invisible lines up to the hidden levels of influence.”


Gibson, 'Neuromancer'
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on November 19, 2013, 03:35:38 PM
Praise from one's enemy is the most annoying, but also the most credible, of compliments. - The Rise of Rome, Anthony Everitt

Allanaki politics reallllllly remind me of Rome.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on November 23, 2013, 09:50:13 PM
"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." - Julius Caesar

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on November 24, 2013, 02:12:33 AM
“You don't take your cat with you to go bird shopping. Not because the cat isn't polite, but because he's a cat.”

“Susan smiled at me, giving Molly the Female Once-Over - a process by which one woman creates a detailed profile of another woman based upon about a million subtle details of clothing, jewelry, makeup, and body type, and then decides how much of a social threat she might be. Men have a parallel process, but it's binary: Does he have beer? If yes, will he share with me?”

Just started Reading the Dresden Files over again. I love this guy.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on November 24, 2013, 10:45:31 AM
Snarling out as he turns his back and walks away, the angular, blond-haired man exclaims, in sunnydale-ish:
     "That's the thing about magic - it always has consequences. ALWAYS!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on December 16, 2013, 12:45:25 AM
The face-changing otherworldly being says, in sunnydale-ish:
     "It's not about right. It's not about wrong. It's about power."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on December 24, 2013, 09:46:31 PM
Sighing wistfully, the athletic blonde woman asks, in sunnydale-ish:
    "Remember when things used to be all nice and... boring?"

Blinking and shaking her head, the freckle-faced redhead says, in sunnydale-ish:
     "....No."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Chettaman on December 29, 2013, 10:19:21 AM
"Hey, man. You need a knife?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on December 31, 2013, 08:56:41 PM
"Hey, man. You need a knife?"

Prince John: A knife! He's got a knife!
Eleanor: Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians! How clear we make it. Oh, my piglets, we are the origins of war: not history's forces, nor the times, nor justice, nor the lack of it, nor causes, nor religions, nor ideas, nor kinds of government, nor any other thing. We are the killers. We breed wars.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on January 16, 2014, 07:06:57 PM
"The bodies of the Celtic dead were left where they were. They fertilized the ground, and the people of Massilia used their bones to fence fields. For some years, it was said that the grape harvests were unusually rich." - Anthony Everitt

"If there are gods to listen, they are monstrous gods who torment us for their sport. Who else would make a world like this, so full of bondage, and blood, and pain? Who else would shape us as they have?" -GRR Martin

"Good men will only go so far along dark paths. Others must walk the rest of the way." -Joe Abercrombie
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: evilcabbage on January 17, 2014, 03:24:33 AM
The bodies of the Tuluki dead were left where they were. They fertilized the ground, and the people of Allanak used their bones to fence fields. For some years, it was said that the kalan harvests were unusually rich." - The Evil Cabbagegod.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on January 27, 2014, 11:01:21 PM
The naive young brunette says, in staccato-accented sirihish:
     "I want to die beautiful, you know."

With a knowing, sad smile, the androgynous, dark-haired man says, in staccato-accented sirihish:
     "Death leaves no beautiful corpses."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: ShaLeah on January 28, 2014, 01:43:13 PM
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee - Allanaki Vivaduan
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fujikoma on January 28, 2014, 01:59:08 PM
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee - Allanaki Vivaduan

..Water can also cause some pretty sick burns when heated... Or frozen.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on February 06, 2014, 04:39:01 PM
The chinny, buff Legion Sergeant asks, in northern-accented sirihish, with a gravelly voice:
"You have the rookie?"

The sliced-up drug queen says, in northern-accented sirihish, calmly:
"Yes."

The chinny, buff Legion Sergeant asks, in northern-accented sirihish, gruffly:
"Alive or dead?"

The sliced-up drug queens says, in northern-accented sirihish, hesitating briefly to weigh her response, then with some attitude:
"Alive ... "

The chinny, buff Legion Sergeant says, in northern-accented sirihish, in a low growl:
"Make her dead."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on February 09, 2014, 12:03:36 AM
“It’s like my boob-sweat is cousins with my back-sweat and they’re having a party downstairs!”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 09, 2014, 06:47:39 PM
“It’s like my boob-sweat is cousins with my back-sweat and they’re having a party downstairs!”

OH god that line had me laughing so hard. I like Enlisted it's really charming.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Chettaman on February 11, 2014, 01:19:48 PM
Kenpachi to Yachiru after she told everyone why they were late.
She's small enough to sit on his shoulder

"You'll have to get down now. I've got to rampage."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: flurry on February 11, 2014, 07:13:12 PM
"What are you doing firing Quirri? You can't fire Quirri. First of all, you don't have hiring and firing power."

"I do and I had to. She's crazy."

"Well, that's why you don't fire her. You don't fire crazy. You never fire crazy."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: chuci on February 11, 2014, 07:17:28 PM
"I care deeply about Tan Muark culture."

"You’re wearing gwoshi-skin boots."

"Well, I don’t care about gwoshi!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on February 11, 2014, 10:59:13 PM
"We're a drinking unit with a Byn problem."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on February 18, 2014, 08:40:48 PM
The muscular, darkly-tanned raider says, in tribal-accented sirihish:
     "I got a... treatment... for those who try to run away. Cut a little hole in their stomach, pull out a gut and wrap it around a branch, and drag them thirty or forty cords. Then tie them down."

The muscular, darkly-tanned raider sniffs in a lazy breath and grins to himself.

The muscular, darkly-tanned raider says, in tribal-accented sirihish:
     "That way... I can watch what the gortok are having for supper."

Looking satisfied, the muscular, darkly-tanned raider picks at his teeth with a twig.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: FantasyWriter on February 18, 2014, 11:12:54 PM
"Got boots?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on February 20, 2014, 05:04:24 AM
A shitty, beat-up old blue wagon rumbles in from the north.

The afro-haired, thin mustachioed blue robed templar emerges from a shitty, beat-up old blue wagon.

As he gestures to a shitty, beat-up old blue wagon, the afro-haired, thin mustachioed blue robed templar tells the Allanaki wagon-yard parking servant, in southern-accented sirihish:
    "Can you put this in a good spot? Because all this shit happened last time I parked here."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on March 17, 2014, 05:13:39 AM
A Room in a Cheap Brothel [S, Quit, Save]

The weathered, sun-darkened man eases down onto the hard bed with a quiet groan.

The weathered, sun-darkened man stops using his wide-brimmed leather hat.

Dubiously, the aging, fine-boned whore says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "You're not the man I knew ten years ago."

As he lets out a raspy sigh, the weathered, sun-darkened man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "It's not the years, honey...it's the leagues."

The weathered, sun-darkened man stops using his pair of two-striped studded sleeves.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Wish on March 17, 2014, 05:45:29 AM
The cold-eyed, grey-haired noble says, in southern-accented sirihish,
     "Every Detal and Ocandra I sit down with the Lord Templar and the Lady Overseer to discuss the week's agenda.  Well, 'discuss' is probably the wrong word... they talk while I imagine their lightly salted faces frying in a skillet."

The cold-eyed, grey-haired noble says, in southern-accented sirihish,
     "Friends make the worst enemies."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on March 19, 2014, 07:21:10 AM
Wrong thread! I'll think of a Zalanthan quote to put here later.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on March 19, 2014, 10:24:16 AM
A Room in a Cheap Brothel [S, Quit, Save]

The weathered, sun-darkened man eases down onto the hard bed with a quiet groan.

The weathered, sun-darkened man stops using his wide-brimmed leather hat.

Dubiously, the aging, fine-boned whore says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "You're not the man I knew ten years ago."

As he lets out a raspy sigh, the weathered, sun-darkened man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "It's not the years, honey...it's the leagues."

The weathered, sun-darkened man stops using his pair of two-striped studded sleeves.


This one of the best ones I've seen in this thread.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2014, 03:44:56 PM
Totally.  One of the best movies of all time.  Someone please stop them from making another.  :(
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on March 19, 2014, 05:25:17 PM
An Abandoned Building [Leave]

A male voice shouts, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Come on, Deckard...show me what you're made of!"

The figure in a wyvern mask slowly stalks alongside a flimsy wooden wall, hand-crossbow at the ready.

The blue-eyed, statuesque mul slams his fist through a flimsy wooden wall! He seizes the figure in a wyvern mask's wrist and pulls it through the hole.

The figure in a wyvern mask struggles in vain.

Derisively, the blue-eyed, statuesque mul says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "Proud of yourself, little man?"

The blue-eyed, statuesque mul knocks an agafari hand-crossbow from the figure in a wyvern mask's hands!

The blue-eyed, statuesque mul gets an agafari hand-crossbow.

The blue-eyed, statuesque mul says, in southern-accented sirihish,
     "This is for Zhora!"

With a sickening crunch, the blue-eyed, statuesque mul shifts his grip to the figure in a wyvern mask's fingers, and breaks several.

The figure in a wyvern mask yelps.

More quietly, the blue-eyed, statuesque mul says, in southern-accented sirihish,
     "This is for Pris."

Snap! The blue-eyed statuesque mul shatters another of the figure in a wyvern mask's digits.

The figure in a wyvern mask cries out in pain.

Through the hole in the wall, the blue-eyed, statuesque mul gives an agafari hand-crossbow to the figure in a wyvern mask.

Taunting, the blue-eyed, statuesque mul says, in southern-accented sirihish,
     "Come on, Deckard. I'm right here. But you've got to shoot straight."

Shaking, the figure in a wyvern mask wields his agafari hand-crossbow.

The figure in a wyvern mask takes aim.

The figure in a wyvern mask fires a bolt through the hole!
It strikes the blue-eyed, statuesque mul in the arm.

Unfazed, the bolt sticking in a bleeding wound, the blue-eyed, statuesque mul says, in southern-accented sirihish,
     "Straight doesn't seem to be good enough! Now it's my turn! I'm going to give you a few moments before I come."









Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on March 19, 2014, 05:34:45 PM
I was talking to some friends about BladeRunner last night.  Apprehensive about the coming sequel ...  Please do more classic films in Zalanthas.  :)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on March 28, 2014, 01:43:23 PM
The lanky, goateed militiaman says, in sirihish, with smugness,
    "So you want more food, kid?"

The dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy says, in sirihish, excitedly,
    "Yeah!"

The lanky, goateed militiaman exclaims, in sirihish, giving the dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy a cocksure toss of his chin,
    "Then you should join the military! You get all the food you want, and get to do stuff like this!"

The lanky, goateed militiaman strikes the dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy in the face, then sends him to the ground with a gut-kick.

Looking up at the lanky, goateed militiaman from the ground, fist clutched in determination, the dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy exclaims, in sirihish,
    "That sounds AWESOME!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on April 03, 2014, 05:51:33 AM
The dirty, bearded slaver subdues the lanky, grungy man.

As he struggles to get free the lanky, grungy man says, in southern accented sirihish:
   "I'm going to kill all of you!"

Dragging the lanky, grungy man towards a large cage made of bone the dirty, bearded slaver says, in southern accented sirihish:
   "This is not personal. Well, for you, maybe a little."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on April 07, 2014, 12:55:51 PM
A Busy Road [E,W,S]

The emaciated, elderly cripple lifts a shaking hand, palm up, to the thin, black-haired man.

The sunken-eyed youth pauses in the road to look on the emaciated, elderly cripple.

The thin, black-haired man tugs the sunken-eyed youth along.

Protesting weakly, the sunken-eyed youth says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "He was just hungry, Papa. He's going to die."

Callous, the thin, black-haired man says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "He's going to die anyway."

The sunken-eyed youth says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "He's so scared, Papa."

The thin, black-haired man halts and squats before the sunken-eyed youth, finding his eyes.

Urgently, his own face sunken, the thin, black-haired man says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "I'm scared. Do you understand? -I'm- scared."

The sunken-eyed youth doesn't answer. He falls into sobbing.

Bitter, the thin, black-haired man says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "You're not the one who has to worry about everything."

The sunken-eyed youth mumbles something in sirihish.

An irritated prompting, the thin, black-haired man says in southern-accented sirihish,
     "What?"

The sunken-eyed youth stares at the emaciated, elderly cripple's pained writhing.

The sunken-eyed youth looks, defiantly, his face wet and grimy, at the thin, black-haired man.

Firmly, the sunken-eyed youth exclaims in southern-accented sirihish,
      "Yes, I am! I am the one!"

(The thin, black-haired man's eyes slide doubtfully from the sunken-eyed youth's challenge.)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on April 13, 2014, 11:24:22 AM
The pudgy, worried-looking sorcerer asks, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Have you noticed that ever since we started defiling, everything's got skulls on it?"

Befuddled, looking up at a floating light, the world-weary, pale sorcerer says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "I don't... er..."

Interrupting, the pudgy, worried-looking sorcerer says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Hans... are we the baddies (http://youtu.be/hn1VxaMEjRU)?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: deathkamon on April 20, 2014, 06:35:26 PM
But damn them tits was fine
--Anonymous rinther (part of the main chorous of a song)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Zoan on May 07, 2014, 11:19:49 PM
The lanky, goateed militiaman says, in sirihish, with smugness,
    "So you want more food, kid?"

The dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy says, in sirihish, excitedly,
    "Yeah!"

The lanky, goateed militiaman exclaims, in sirihish, giving the dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy a cocksure toss of his chin,
    "Then you should join the military! You get all the food you want, and get to do stuff like this!"

The lanky, goateed militiaman strikes the dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy in the face, then sends him to the ground with a gut-kick.

Looking up at the lanky, goateed militiaman from the ground, fist clutched in determination, the dark-haired, hard-eyed orphan boy exclaims, in sirihish,
    "That sounds AWESOME!"


So excited, episode 2 is coming sooonnnn~~
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: senseofeven on May 09, 2014, 11:17:16 AM
Aha! You know who you are!

Quote
Scene: Asking this petite woman who she fancies.

The suave, handsome giant asks in sirihish, peering down at the petite, little woman:
"Oh, is it me?"

The petite, little woman says in sirihish, shaking her head at the suave, handsome giant:
"It is not."

The suave, handsome giant says in sirihish, nodding to the petite, little woman:
"Oh. Okay."

The suave, handsome giant asks in sirihish:
"It's probably because my backpack is too small."

So adorable!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on May 16, 2014, 06:23:00 AM
I've been watching Deadwood again.  Love it.


Code: [Select]
In a contrived tone, attempting theatrical, the hefty, mustached man says to the dusky, dark-haired man, in sirihish:
     "And thus the uncharted journey continues ..!"

Beginning to walk away, then pausing and turning back, the dusky, dark-haired man says to the hefty, mustached man, in sirihish:
     "Malik, please--  As we'll be more often in each other's company, when given to utterance of that type?"

Answering briskly, remaining lost in his thoughts, the hefty, mustached man says to the dusky, dark-haired man, in sirihish:
     "Mmhm?"

Handing him a bottle of liquor, the dusky, dark-haired man says to the hefty, mustached man, in sirihish:
     "Consider drinking."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on May 27, 2014, 11:35:12 PM
Crossposting from the dates thread in non-arm mainly because I just posted that to get a rise out of Shelah.

"When the injustice is great enough, justice will lend me the strength needed to correct it. None may stand against it. It will shatter every barrier, sunder any shield, tear through any enchantment, and lend its servant the power to pass sentence. Know this: There is nothing on all the Planes that can stay the hand of justice when it is brought against them. It may unmake armies. It may sunder the thrones of gods. Know that for all who betray justice, I am their fate. And fate carries an executioner's axe."
~Planescape: Torment
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on June 02, 2014, 08:56:40 AM
"The villains were always ugly in books and movies. Necessarily so, it seemed. Because if they were attractive—if their looks matched their charm and their cunning—they wouldn't only be dangerous.

They would be irresistible.”

Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on June 02, 2014, 01:10:38 PM
"What a wonder it is to see such stalwart bravado in one such as yourself.
It is heartwarming, truly, to see that there are yet humans willing to
risk a slow and torturous death in pursuit of our most sacred treasures."
~Dragons Age Wallpaper
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Desertman on June 09, 2014, 11:57:13 AM
"Tell me, if I'd stabbed him in the belly instead of the back, would you admire me more?"

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister

"Highnose? You think the honorable Highnose Borsail wanted to hear my side? He judged me guilty the moment he set eyes on me. By what right does the tok judge the rantarri? By what right?"

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister

"If your Sun King is real, if he's so just, why is the world so full of injustice?"

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister

"There are no men like me, only me."

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister

"Has anyone ever told you that you are as boring as you are ugly?"

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister

"Careful, I'm the last friend you've got."

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister

"You're a hateful woman. Why has the Highlord made me love a hateful woman?"

- Zalanthan Jaime Lannister


(Boring day at work so far.)




Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on June 09, 2014, 12:43:08 PM
Sheathing his sword, standing over a body, the broad-bodied Kuraci agent says,
"He was madness, you don't talk to madness. If you're lucky, you trap it in the backroom of your argosy and kill it."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: HavokBlue on June 10, 2014, 03:21:23 AM
The blue-painted, blond-haired man says, in tribal-accented sirihish:
"How is your faith now, templar?"

Twirling his sword in one hand and beckoning with the other, he scarred, blue-eyed templar says, in sirihish:
"Why don't you come a little closer and I'll show you?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on June 11, 2014, 01:33:38 AM
Sagging in dismay, the ruddy, grey-haired man asks:
     "Have you no pity?"

Hunching up a shrug, the twisted, crippled man says:
     "I did have. As a boy, I was soft-hearted to the point of foolishness. I would cry at a fly caught in a spider's web."

As a spasm runs through his bad leg, the twisted, crippled man grimaces and leans on his cane.

The twisted, crippled man says:
     "Constant pain has cured me of that."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: TheWanderer on June 12, 2014, 07:36:00 PM
Barging in through the door, his jewel-encrusted sword held at the ready, the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar exclaims:
   "First thing's first! To the death!"

Lying in his bed, steely gaze lifting, the blonde, mustachioed man says:
   "No. To the pain."

Confused, his bewildered glance cast to the side of the room, the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar says:
   "I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase."

Deadpan, the blonde, mustachioed man says:
   "I'll explain, and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you erdlu-faced buffoon."

Brow wrinkling, the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar says:
   "That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me."

The blonde, mustachioed man says:
   "It won't be the last. 'To the pain' means the first thing you will lose will be your feet, below the ankles, then your hands at the wrists. Next, your nose."

Interjecting, his patience beginning to wane, several steps taken forward, the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar says:
   "And then my tongue, I suppose. I killed you too quickly last time - a mistake I don't mean to duplicate tonight."

Expressionless, the blonde, mustachioed man exclaims:
   "I wasn't finished! The next thing you will lose will be your left eye, followed by your right--"

Exasperated, the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar says:
   "And then my ears! I understand. Let's get on with it--"

With emphasis upon the first of his words, the blonde, mustachioed man exclaims:
   "WRONG! Your ears you'll keep, and I'll tell you why: So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, 'Highlord, what is that thing?' will echo in your perfect ears. That is what 'to the pain' means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever."

With a dubious turn of his head, a dash of caution flickering to life in his features, the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar says: "I think you're bluffing."

Impassively, the blonde, mustachioed man says:
   "It's possible, pig. I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable vomitous mass, I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand."

After a moment's passage, the blonde, mustachioed man says:
   "Then again... perhaps I have the strength after all."

His emerald-eyed gaze never leaving the square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar's form, the blonde, mustachioed man stands up from an elegantly made bed.

Lifting his blade, the blonde, mustachioed man says:
   "Drop. Your. Sword."

The square-jawed, lightly-tanned templar's jewel-encrusted sword clatters against the ground.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Redheart on June 13, 2014, 10:06:00 PM
I thought this sounded very zalanthan:

From 47 Ronin

A troop of Ronin samurai are here.
The half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man is here, crouched down surveying a set of beastly tracks.

Rising with a bloodied tuft of flesh and hair between his fingers, the half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man says to the lightly armored Ronin samurai lieutenant, in surfer-dude accented English:
"It's just above the rise, hunting. We should turn back."

Turning abruptly from the breed with a look of disgust in his eyes as he tromps back to the grey-haired commander, the lightly armored samurai lieutenant says in Japanese:
"It's just over the rise. We're going to go kill it."

The troop of Ronin samurai march north toward a grassy rise.
The half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man follows the troop of samurai north toward a grassy rise reluctantly.

A few Ronin samurai draw their sturdy recurve bows and nock arrows as they begin to move slowly.
The half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man stands back in the cover of trees watching on.

A hulked-out, mutated rantarri has arrived from the north.

A hulked-out, mutated rantarri roars and goes on a rampage attempting to decimate the troop of Ronin samurai.

Leaping into action, the half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man darts forward grabbing the sword from ground that the lightly armored Ronin samurai lieutenant dropped when he was stunned by a hulked-out, mutated rantarri.

The half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man crouches down as the hulked-out, mutated rantarri attempts to charge him, swiftly rolling over as he sinks the sword deep into the beast's heart.

The hulked-out, mutated rantarri drags the breed along underneath him as he attempts to charge at another samurai.

As the hulked-out, mutated rantarri begins to stumble, dying from the wound, the half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man lets go of the hilt, tumbling backward away from the beast.

Skidding through the grass the hulked-out, mutated rantarri's body comes to a rest as it finally succumbs.

The half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man rises slowly and walks over to the corpse, withdrawing the sword from its heart.

Hands covered in the vile, black blood of the dead beast, the half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man kneels on one knee, laying the hilt of the sword against his turned up palm while he rests the flat of the blade across his forearm in offering to the lightly armored Ronin samurai lieutenant.

Sneering down his nose at the half-Japanese, half-Caucasian man as he jerks his sword away from him, the lightly armored Ronin samurai lieutenant says as he spits the words out with great disdain in Japanese-accented English:
"I would rather die to that beast than be saved by a breed!"



(I think that even as bad as the movie is, it is great for study in how to play someone acts toward breeds and how a breed would act toward full-bloods.)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on June 13, 2014, 10:22:01 PM
Exasperated and upset, the tawny, violet-eyed woman says, in highborn-accented sirihish:
    "If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn't have time to sleep."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on June 30, 2014, 10:21:54 AM
""The battle joy was in me. That joy. That madness. The Gods must feel this way every moment of every day. It is as if the world slows. You see the attacker, you see him shouting, though you hear nothing, and you know what he will do and all his movements are so slow and yours are so quick and in that moment you can do no wrong and you will live forever and your name will be blazoned across the heavens in a glory of white fire because you are now a god of battle."

ROAR.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 05, 2014, 10:51:12 AM
"To have a good enemy, choose a friend; they know where to strike."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Harmless on July 08, 2014, 12:15:23 AM
Could be inspiration for a poem for a battle that might happen someday. Especially if there were say, clouds of poisonous vapor, or if the battle took place at <redacted>:


Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knocked-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! Gas! Quick, boys-An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime...
Dim, through the mist panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gurgling form the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as cud
Of vile, incurable sores on the innocent tongues,-
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.”
― Wilfred Owen, on world war I
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on July 26, 2014, 05:51:34 PM
Holding up a sapphire-set bracelet, voice hoarse, the bloodied, dying Allanaki soldier says to you, in sirihish:
  "Give this to my son."

Accepting the bracelet and tucking it in a pocket, you say to the bloodied, dying Allanaki soldier, in sirihish:
  "You got it!"

As you turn to leave, crying out desperately, the bloodied, dying Allanaki soldier says to you, in sirihish:
  "Wait!  I didn't tell you where he lives."

Turning back, with interest, you say to the bloodied, dying Allanaki soldier, in sirihish:
  "Hey, I think your son might also like those boots."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 27, 2014, 04:16:48 PM
tell sarge (scratching beneath ~aba) What about the fuck-tent?
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 27, 2014, 04:29:51 PM
The square-jawed, brown-haired man is here, rifling through a weapons cabinet.

The tall, awkward-looking man has arrived from the west.

The square-jawed, brown-haired man straps a leather knife-sheath onto his right ankle.

Clearing his throat, the tall, awkward-looking man says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "What happened to calmly, deliberately, cautiously investigating?"

The square-jawed, brown-haired man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "That was plan A. This is plan B."

The tall, awkward looking man asks, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "And what is plan B?"

The square-jawed, brown-haired man brandishes a wicked-edged, long-hafted axe.

Glaring over, the square-jawed, brown-haired man asks, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "What's it look like?"

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 30, 2014, 09:32:04 PM
The leathery-faced, bald man lets out a long, considering sigh, almost smiling at the pasty, blond youth.

The pasty, blond youth starts to smile, a little nervousness easing from his demeanor.

Expression abruptly hardening, voice flat, the leathery-faced, bald man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Don't bullshit a bullshitter."

The pasty, blond youth gulps.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: path on August 04, 2014, 04:55:26 PM
“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on August 08, 2014, 05:47:13 AM
The dapper, goateed templar says, in southern-accented sirihish: "Amos Hemingway!"

The good-looking, auburn-whiskered man says, in 'rinthi-accented sirihish: "Lord Templar Fontaine!"

The dapper, goateed  templar says, in southern-accented sirihish: "Do you hunt Amos?"

The good-looking, auburn-whiskered man says, in 'rinthi-accented sirihish: "I only use a crossbow to hold up a place, or threaten someone, or rob them, or pistol whip them, or scare them, but no, no hunting."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 11, 2014, 04:05:56 PM
The dapper, dark-haired young man says, in sociopath-accented sirihish:
     "Sentiment is a chemical defect found on the losing side."

oh oh oh and

The dapper, dark-haired young man says, in sociopath-accented sirihish:
     "Don’t make people into heroes, Amos. Heroes don’t exist, and if they did, I wouldn’t be one of them."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 13, 2014, 12:39:49 PM
Advancing on his arch nemesis, the hulked-out, super-powerful magicker says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "I feel like I live in a world made of glass, always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here... is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 13, 2014, 03:24:40 PM
Gazing somberly at the body of the tall, muscular man, you say in sirihish:
     "He knew the risks."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: LauraMars on August 16, 2014, 12:40:57 AM
Advancing on his arch nemesis, the hulked-out, super-powerful magicker says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "I feel like I live in a world made of glass, always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here... is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."

thanks, now I have to watch all of those episodes again
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on August 16, 2014, 03:32:20 AM
The Hard Nosed, Lirathan Templar says to you, in Sirihish:
"Imagination, when not strictly separated from reality, is potentially very dangerous - it can isolate you and make you live in fear of imaginary horrors - all the while making you more vulnerable to Real Life. Sometimes, being a skeptic is favorable, even for a child."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on August 16, 2014, 01:19:17 PM
"The gods don't want order. They like us afraid and alone and without hope. That is when we call out into the darkness for them. If everything is nice and neat and orderly, with all the answers laid out for you, there is no room for magic or gods. They want chaos."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: CodeMaster on August 16, 2014, 01:42:00 PM
The Hard Nosed, Lirathan Templar says to you, in Sirihish:
"Imagination, when not strictly separated from reality, is potentially very dangerous - it can isolate you and make you live in fear of imaginary horrors - all the while making you more vulnerable to Real Life. Sometimes, being a skeptic is favorable, even for a child."

Carl Sagan?
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on August 16, 2014, 05:10:31 PM
The Hard Nosed, Lirathan Templar says to you, in Sirihish:
"Imagination, when not strictly separated from reality, is potentially very dangerous - it can isolate you and make you live in fear of imaginary horrors - all the while making you more vulnerable to Real Life. Sometimes, being a skeptic is favorable, even for a child."

Carl Sagan?
>.> I lifted it off some website without a source a long time ago and kept it in a notepad titled 'Evil Quotes'.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: QuillDipper on August 18, 2014, 04:00:26 AM
Looking to his tear-stained cheeks, the haughty, blonde-haired Sergeant says to the scrawny, pale-skinned aide, in England accented sirihish:
         "I'm going to tell you the same thing I tell my Recruits; No man is ever worth your tears."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 26, 2014, 12:20:41 AM
The hot trooper says, in southern accented Sirihish,
    "First rule of battle, Runner... don't ever let them know where you are."

Falling back into camp launching arrow after arrow as he retreats, the reckless but insanely lucky Sergeant shouts,
    "Wooooooooohewwwwwwww! I'm right here! I'm right here! Come on, come on.... woohoo!"

With a sigh, the hot trooper says, in soutnern accented Sirihish,
     "'Course, there are other schools of thought."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Ender on August 26, 2014, 10:30:10 AM
the dashing man with brown hair says in southern accented sirihish:
"Mercy is the mark of a great man."

the dashing man with brown hair stabs you lightly in the stomach.

the dashing man with brown hair says in southern accented sirihish:
"I guess I'm just a good man."

the dashing man with brown hair stabs you lightly in the stomach.

the dashing man with brown hair says in southern accented sirihish:
"Eh, I'm alright."

the dashing man with brown hair brutally stabs your neck doing horrendous damage.
Your vision goes back.

Welcome to Armageddon!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Beethoven on August 26, 2014, 10:50:31 AM
The lithe, turban-wrapped boy says, in sirihish, "Are you always alone?"    

His face still averted, the leonine-featured defiler shouts, in sirihish, "Alone!"

The leonine-featured defiler's words echo throughout the cave.

The leonine-featured defiler says, in sirihish, "My realm is the desert, and it is also my work. Wherever I go, everything around me turns to desert. I carry it with me. Since I am made of deadly fire, must I not be doomed to everlasting solitude?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 27, 2014, 10:04:04 PM
The portly, balding man tries to run west, but the slender, sharp-featured brunette gets in the way!

Leveling a masterwork agafari crossbow, the slender, sharp-featured brunette asks, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "You know what they say about payback?"

The portly, balding man scrambles backward, cowering in fear.

Flatly, the slender, sharp-featured brunette says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Well - I'm the bitch."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on September 05, 2014, 02:28:07 AM
Brows knitting as he stares upon the puzzle lain before him, the tall, muscular man asks you, in sirihish:
     "Do you ever get the feeling that someone is playing a game with you?"

Voice suddenly flat, his countenance solemn and dead serious as he looks into the distance at some indeterminate point, you say, in sirihish:
      "All the time."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: HavokBlue on September 12, 2014, 06:08:38 AM
"He came at me with a knife. I put out my hand and - just so - made him into ash."

and

"You did not receive the Gem so you could babble arcane words. Go forth, and burn our enemy."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on September 14, 2014, 12:38:02 AM
As he clashes blades with a lanky, brown gith, the tall, muscular man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Yeah I eat kalans when I'm killing cuz they're FUCKIN DELICIOUS."

The tall, muscular man eats a portion of a kalan fruit.

The tall, muscular man slashes a lanky, brown gith's head, wounding him.
A lanky brown gith reels from the blow.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Tetra on October 05, 2014, 04:41:58 AM
Someone says, in sirihish:
     "I bet your cunt is so loose you could fit a half giant no problem"


Spoken to a templar.  Famous last words.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Saellyn on October 06, 2014, 05:07:51 AM
With a gravelly voice, worn by age and smoking, the aging, grey-haired man says, in sirihish,
     "I'm no hero... never was, never will be..."

Pitying, the red-haired, lithe woman says, in sirihish,
     "You haven't changed at all, Snake... but, your body? Are you going to be alright?"

With an impassive tone, the aging, grey-haired man says, in sirihish,
     "The Templarate has given me strength to counter-act my bodies weakness. I'll be fine."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: HavokBlue on October 13, 2014, 12:38:43 AM
"The archers opened fire on the lone defiler, and we heard the most fearsome sound. She was laughing."

"When they deploy half-giants, they assume they're bigger and less breakable than their opponents. Go make them revise."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Evoru on October 13, 2014, 02:09:35 AM
Cheerfully, the small, perky brunette woman says, "Look, they got boy whores! Isn't that thoughtful?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 13, 2014, 06:12:09 PM
Cheerfully, the small, perky brunette woman says, "Look, they got boy whores! Isn't that thoughtful?"

<3
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on January 12, 2015, 03:45:27 PM
Dragon Age Origins quotes.

 "Brave of you sir, to so openly cast an envious eye towards me and mine. I suggest you look elsewhere, lest I consider removing your sight in a more permanent fashion."

"Take another step, human, and I guarantee it shall be your last. My tribes is dead and my life is in tatters because of you and your kin. I have nothing to lose, but you still possess your other eye."

"I suggest you reach for your purse swiftly friend. Ale may have dulled my senses enough so that I merely maim your pretty features, but should I become sober I will be in a mood to show you a new realm of pain and violence."

"What I have seen and done to achieve my position defies belief. What I am capable of and will be party to in order to retain it would chill your soul."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on January 20, 2015, 11:46:23 PM
The last-of-his-kind tribal says in tribal-accented sirihish:
   "My tribe used to have a saying for situations like this."

The last-of-his-kind tribal clears his throat and pauses dramatically.

The last-of-his-kind tribal says in bendune:
   "Kill him."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: whitt on January 21, 2015, 12:45:48 AM
"You know... it's times like these that remind me of my father's last words."

"Don't son.  That crossbows loaded!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 16, 2015, 07:44:25 PM
"The good news is there’s hope for you, private. Hope in the form of glorious combat. Battle is the great redeemer, the fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged. The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in."

Also:

"Through readiness and discipline we are the masters of our fate."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on June 16, 2015, 08:00:27 PM
"That's a mighty fine coat you're wearin'."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on June 16, 2015, 08:09:04 PM
"The good news is there’s hope for you, private. Hope in the form of glorious combat. Battle is the great redeemer, the fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged. The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in."

Also:

"Through readiness and discipline we are the masters of our fate."

"Edge of the knife. Tip of the spear. . .  Crack of my ass."

Underrated film.

Another one that's rolled around in my head since I first heard it. Think it could be said by any combat or criminal clan recruiter:

"You know, you were the youngest person I've ever recruited. Looked ridiculous, they said, crossbow up to here... Remember they brought you in for something, what was it for? Right, pickpocketing an aide, friend of mine. Brought you in, this kid, like an animal. But you looked at me, hair stuck to half your face, just the one eye looking at me... And I could see it. Like it was being acted out in a northie play: the bad version of your life, like it was a vision, I could see... I could see how you'd turn bad. So I changed it. I cleaned up you up, and put a sword in your hand."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: IAmJacksOpinion on July 12, 2015, 12:01:33 PM
US Marine Corpse General Mattis always had some very colorful quotes that I could easily see getting used by a Blue Robe, a Tor, or even a Borsail:

"I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."

"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

"The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event."

"I were to sum up what I've learned in 35 years of service, it's improvise, improvise, improvise."

"Marines don't know how to spell the word defeat."

"no war is over until the enemy says it's over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote."

"Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine. "

"It is mostly a matter of wills. Whose will is going to break first? Ours or the enemy's?"

""Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bushranger on July 27, 2015, 05:16:10 AM
"Diplomacy. War for pussies." - Last Week Tonight, John Oliver.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 27, 2015, 12:29:41 PM
The muscular, blond-mulleted man says, in 80's accented sirihish:
     "I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on July 27, 2015, 01:18:43 PM
"Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: SuchDragonWow on July 27, 2015, 01:31:04 PM
Aww, Al.

Here’s my counter-offer to your counter-offer: go fuck yourself.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on July 27, 2015, 01:51:13 PM
While adjusting his wide-brimmed brown leather hat, the gangly, long-haired man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "You know the sound of thunder, don't you, miss Garrett?"

Tense, the lissome, limpid-eyed brunette says to the gangly, long-haired man, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "Of course."

The gangly, long-haired man says, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Can you imagine that sound if I asked you to?"

Blinking at him, the lissome, limpid-eyed brunette says, in northern-accented sirihish:
     "Yes I can, mister Hickok."

With meaningful intensity, the gangly, long-haired man says to the lissome, limpid-eyed brunette, in southern-accented sirihish:
     "Your mate and me had this talk, and I told him to head home to avoid a dark result. But I didn't say it in thunder. Ma'am, listen to the thunder."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Culinary Critic on July 29, 2015, 11:57:10 PM
"We will be cruel to the Tuluki, and through our cruelty they will know who we are.  And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us.  And the Tuluki won't not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives.  And the Tuluki will be sickened by us, and the Tuluki will talk about us, and the Tuluki will fear us.  And when the Tuluki closes their eyes at night and they're tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with.  Sound good?"

Lady Templar blankety blank, who is missed.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on August 07, 2015, 05:35:48 PM
Scene:  The henchman of a jealous noble is killed in a sham duel, the day before a big combat RPT:

Standing victoriously at the side of the ring, the fair, bearded man dumps a bucket of water over his head.

Stepping around the headless body of the tall, red-headed man the short, swarthy man tells the fair, bearded man indignantly, in southern-accented sirihish,
    “You, you could have killed him at will.”

Blithely, the fair, bearded man asks, in northern-accented sirihish,
   “Yes?”

Looking confused, the short, swarthy man asks, in southern-accented sirihish,
   “Well, why the deception?”

Letting out a laugh and gesturing towards the nobleman, the fair, bearded man says, in northern-accented sirihish,
   “Deception is the point! Any fool can calculate strength! That one has been doing it since we arrived. Now he has to calculate what he can’t see.”

With a somber nod of understanding, the short, swarthy man says, in southern-accented sirihish,
   “And fear… what he doesn’t know.”

Speaking up from nearby, tone stern, the huge man with long blond hair man says to the short, swarthy man, in northern-accented sirihish,
    “As you say, foolish. And expensive. We will miss Amos tonight, we will miss his sword.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on August 07, 2015, 06:21:17 PM
One of my favorite scenes from 13th Warrior.  :)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on August 07, 2015, 07:23:58 PM
It's definitely on my "list of Arm-inspiring movies." A scene from another one:


Highlord Joe sends out the War Argosy and distributes some charity and cautionary advice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T08GLeUWnQs
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Kismetic on August 07, 2015, 08:04:33 PM
I was nonstop busy when this movie came out, and I missed it in the theater.  I still haven't seen it.  :(
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 08, 2015, 03:54:09 PM
The 13th Warrior is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: bcw81 on August 11, 2015, 01:03:28 AM
This world has only two kinds of people: villains and smiling villains.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Bast on August 11, 2015, 01:36:56 AM
The 13th Warrior is one of my favorites.
+1
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on October 11, 2015, 04:17:20 AM
"You killed my only son!"

"You should have had twins!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Saellyn on December 09, 2015, 05:31:28 PM
The short, skeletal man says, in rinthi-accented sirihish,
     "On days like today, kids like you..."

The short, skeletal man says, his eyes turning pitch black while he stares at you, in sirihish,
     "Should be burning in HELL!"

Magickal currents of energy swirl around the short, skeletal man.

The short, skeletal man utters an incantation.
Suddenly, an explosion of bone spikes erupts from beneath you!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on February 03, 2016, 10:28:12 AM
Tired, frazzled, and covered in dust, the gruff, grizzle-bearded man says in southern-accented sirihish:
     "The one thing about living in Allanak I never could stomach... all the damned gemmed."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: manonfire on February 03, 2016, 11:02:27 AM
The sour, thick-mustachioed man says, in limey-accented sirihish, "Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or fucking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back."

The sour, thick-mustachioed man goes back to wiping down the bar, a murderous gleam in his eye.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on February 03, 2016, 11:37:38 AM
I think that quote just needs to become Zalanthan standard or something. It's been posted in this thread at least three times. :D
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: manonfire on February 03, 2016, 11:39:13 AM
I started to look for duplicates, then I was like.. yeah. Bears repeating.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: LauraMars on February 03, 2016, 01:42:05 PM
With a cunning smile, the goateed, suave-featured Salarri merchant says, in sirihish,
     "Pay a man enough, and he'll walk barefoot into hell."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on February 03, 2016, 11:35:41 PM
The sour, thick-mustachioed man says, in limey-accented sirihish, "Me? A bow? Fuck no. Terrible shot!"

The sour, thick-mustachioed man says, in limey-accented sirihish, a little more quietly, his eyes fixing on you, "Work better closer in."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on February 03, 2016, 11:40:54 PM
The sour, thick-mustachioed man is hiding here.

The guard says to the Templar in sirihish, "He was a thick-mustachioed man."

The Templar says in sirihish, "Would you say he was sour?"

The guard says to the Templar in sirihish, "Yes. He was sour and thick-mustachioed. I saw him from the balcony with his hood up. I recognized him because he always wears a dark leather cuirass."

The sour, thick-mustachioed man thinks, "What a type you must consort with that you not fear beating for such an insult."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Majikal on February 05, 2016, 05:02:25 PM
A Lirathan templar says, in Sirihish: “You know how sometimes you tell yourself that you have a choice, but really you don't have a choice? Just because there are alternatives doesn't mean they apply to you.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on February 08, 2016, 11:57:23 AM
Somewhere, teenage children in Nenyuk play a board game.

Anya: Crap! Look at this. I'm burdened with a husband, and several tiny pink children, and more cash than I can reasonably manage…
Xander: That means you're winning.
Anya: Really?
Xander: Yes. Cash equals good.
Anya: Oh! [claps] I'm so pleased! Can I trade in the children for more cash?!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Majikal on February 11, 2016, 02:33:46 AM
Watching full metal jacket tonight I heard a quote and it made me search some logs cause I was sure I used it. Found it.

A Sun Runner asks: "You killed the children?"
A Red Fang says: "Yeah."
Giving you a disgusted look, a Sun Runner asks: "How can you kill children?
Moving his hand as if plucking a bow, a Red Fang says: "Easy, you just don't lead the shot so much."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on May 05, 2016, 03:20:10 PM
“The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick.”

“You were a hero round these parts. That's what they call you when you kill so many people the word murderer falls short.”

“It's hard to be done a favor by a man you hate. It's hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you've had him for long enough.”

“Severed heads never go out of fashion. Used sparingly and with artistic sensibility, they can make a point a great deal more eloquently than those still attached.”

"Do you know what's worse than a villain? A villain who thinks he's a hero. A man like that, there's nothing he won't do, and he'll always find himself an excuse.”

- Joe Abercrombie
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 05, 2016, 03:28:44 PM
I absolutely LOVED the first book I read in his series. The ending scene with Logan was perfect.

For some reason I stopped reading the second book about 1/5th the way through and I can't remember why. Since then I've associated the name Joe Abercrombie with a different writer of a different series of books that I did not like(Steven Erikson)... And all this time I've just completely forgotten about The First Law...

So basically reading those awesome quotes made me re-look up who he was and it reminded me of all this and now I have some awesome fucking books to read. I think I'm actually going to re-read the first again just to familiarize myself.

Thanks, D.



P.S. Plz don't hurt me for not liking Erikson.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: AdamBlue on May 05, 2016, 11:42:32 PM
“Has it ever occured to you, Master Ninefingers, that a sword is different from other weapons? Axes and maces and so forth are lethal enough, but they hang on the belt like dumb brutes. But a sword...a sword has a voice.
Sheathed it has little to say, to be sure, but you need only put your hand on the hilt and it begins to whisper in your enemy's ear. A gentle word. A word of caution. Do you hear it?
Now, compare it to the sword half drawn. It speaks louder, does it not? It hisses a dire threat. It makes a deadly promise. Do you hear it?
Now compare it to the sword full drawn. It shouts now, does it not? It screams defiance! It bellows a challenge! Do you hear it?”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Barsook on July 31, 2016, 10:39:46 PM
"Why lie please yourself?"

Or

"Why make others to lie to please yourself?"

Sorry for the bump, but I saw Tosca and one of the lines made me to post this.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on August 01, 2016, 01:14:27 PM
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

This one has always resonated with me, in game or real life. Tough shit.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Hauwke on August 05, 2016, 06:59:57 AM
The man with a massive chin says:
"I  dont like you."

The rotund, pot-bellied youth says:
"I dont even know you."

The man with a massive chin says, gesturing to the woman with a  long, skinny face:
"Oh, Well I am Amos and this Amosa.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Majikal on August 05, 2016, 05:41:00 PM
Suicide squad, fitting:

Northern Noble: What makes you think you can control them?

Northern Templar: Because getting people to act against their own self-interest is what I do for a living.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on September 02, 2016, 02:11:10 PM
"I'm a soldier, not a monster. Even though I sometimes work for monsters."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Large Hero on September 06, 2016, 06:07:58 PM
The towering, dark-haired templar pounds on the wide stone meeting table.

The towering, dark-haired templar says, in Sirihish:
"We must find her! Her body was build up of a huge well-build metal!"

Cautioning, he wizened, lissome templar says, in Sirihish:
"Her large blade slung around her neck."

The towering, dark-haired templar thinks, feeling lustful:
"Her smile, and her anger in her eyes..."

(The towering, dark-haired templar's face betrays an inner conflict.)

(The wizened, lissome templar glances to the towering, dark-haired templar's expression.)

The wizened, lissome templar raises a finger in warning and emphasis.

The wizened, lissome templar says, in Sirihish,
"She was given a new experience in combat! She is a army of Barbara!"

The towering, dark-haired templar feels a mix of shame and desire.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: evilcabbage on September 06, 2016, 06:16:15 PM
The grey, long-snouted mutant makes angry noises at the blonde-haired, light-skinned teen.

The old man with an upturned nose says, in Basic,
     "He doesn't like you."

The blonde-haired, light-skinned teen says, in Basic,
     "I'm sorry."

The old man with an upturned nose says, in Basic, grabbing the teen by the shoulder,
     "I don't like you either. You best just watch yourself. I have a death mark in twelve outposts!"

The blonde-haired, light-skinned teen says, in Basic, sarcastically,
     "Well I'll be careful then."

The old man with an upturned nose says, in Basic, drawing an obsidian dagger,
     "You'll be dead!"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on October 04, 2016, 01:51:16 PM
The sombre, scruffy-faced pacifist says in sirihish:
     "If you kill a killer, there's the same amount of killers in the Known."

The bloodied, blade-wielding man says in sirihish:
      "Yeah but... if you kill like, thirty killers there's twenty nine less."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Armaddict on October 04, 2016, 03:34:31 PM
The sombre, scruffy-faced pacifist says in sirihish:
     "If you kill a killer, there's the same amount of killers in the Known."

The bloodied, blade-wielding man says in sirihish:
      "Yeah but... if you kill like, thirty killers there's twenty nine less."

The two types of Zalanthan 'good guy'. :D
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MarshallDFX on October 05, 2016, 07:56:12 PM
I think Allanak has had enough of Tek'd up, Trickle Down.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Dakota on October 06, 2016, 07:09:05 AM
a word of caution and wisdom re: pairs...

the skeletal-thin, scar-lipped elf says in rinthi-accented allundean:
        "Every place has its unlucky numbers. In these narrows where you're either alone or bein' stabbed in the back... -Two- is the unluckiest of 'em all."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: BadSkeelz on February 01, 2017, 05:18:56 PM
The pot-bellied greasy-haired man says, in sirihish, after snorting some spice off the blade of his large bone knife,
   "Don't mind my friend! He's just admiring the shape of your skull."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Doublepalli on February 04, 2017, 11:11:02 AM
While kanking/receiving BJ's from your mate to a whore:

Whoopsie-doo, here comes the goo.
It's slime time!
A shot of goo from me to you.
Ganna splurt the gurt!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Feco on February 04, 2017, 12:57:10 PM
What the fuck
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: deathkamon on February 04, 2017, 02:25:40 PM
What the fuck
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Akariel on February 04, 2017, 05:39:55 PM
“You might want to think twice before you try to use a man's conscience against him. It may turn out he doesn't have one.”

“As they were walked closer, Kip saw that his inference was correct: every single person here was a drafter. There had to be eight hundred or a thousand drafters here! “Orholam,” Karris breathed. “There must be five hundred drafters here.” So I can’t count, so what?”

“Do you know what you can do to an enemy but not to a friend? Stab her in the back.”

“This world has only two kinds of people: villains and smiling villains.”

“It was like a child addressing a tidal wave, saying, I will not be moved—and before the words are out of his mouth, all is ocean, leaving no sign; not only no sign of the child, but no sign of his defiance, no sign that anything opposed the crushing sea in the least, no eddy, no swirl, no detritus, only simple, plain, indisputable nothingness.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on February 04, 2017, 07:04:42 PM
Radar: [takes a drink of Hawkeye's home-made gin, and grimaces] I thought this stuff was supposed to make you feel better.
B.J.: No. It's supposed to make you feel nothing.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fathi on February 05, 2017, 08:12:38 PM
Paul Bowles, Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World

 “Immediately when you arrive in Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness. An incredible, absolute silence prevails outside the towns; and within, even in busy places like the markets, there is a hushed quality in the air, as if the quiet were a conscious force which, resenting the intrusion of sound, minimizes and disperses sound straightaway. Then there is the sky, compared to which all other skies seem fainthearted efforts. Solid and luminous, it is always the focal point of the landscape. At sunset, the precise, curved shadow of the earth rises into it swiftly from the horizon, cutting into light section and dark section. When all daylight is gone, and the space is thick with stars, it is still of an intense and burning blue, darkest directly overhead and paling toward the earth, so that the night never really goes dark.

You leave the gate of the fort or town behind, pass the camels lying outside, go up into the dunes, or out onto the hard, stony plain and stand awhile alone. Presently, you will either shiver and hurry back inside the walls, or you will go on standing there and let something very peculiar happen to you, something that everyone who lives there has undergone and which the French call 'le bapteme de solitude.' It is a unique sensation, and it has nothing to do with loneliness, for loneliness presupposes memory. Here in this wholly mineral landscape lighted by stars like flares, even memory disappears...A strange, and by no means pleasant, process of reintergration begins inside you, and you have the choice of fighting against it, and insisting on remaining the person you have always been, or letting it take its course. For no one who has stayed in the Sahara for a while is quite the same as when he came.

...Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can't help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country, no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price.”



I know it's long but read the entire thing!
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on February 06, 2017, 03:52:17 PM
I love the desert and would love to experience this. Plan to someday.

I can tell you that on that rare night in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, when the sea is calm, the lights of the ship are out, and the sky is cloudless, you get a similar feeling.  I'll never forget that, and I want more than anything to let my kids experience the same.  The night sky, with no terrestrial lights for hundreds, maybe thousands of miles...is indescribable.  It is so bright you will think that it's a trick because of all the light pollution you probably live with.

I have to imagine the middle of the Sahara is very similar.

I'm a little sad now.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on February 12, 2017, 02:03:50 AM
Every Zalanthan character ever, eventually...

"I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things." - Jack Burton

Taking warspice just before going into that ankheg cave...

Jack Burton: Feel pretty good. I'm not, uh, I'm not scared at all. I just feel kind of... feel kind of invincible.
Wang Chi: Me, too. I got a very positive attitude about this.
Jack Burton: Good, me too.
Wang Chi: Yeah!
[pause]
Jack Burton: Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: azuriolinist on February 12, 2017, 11:36:22 AM
Just another Runner...

Sergeant: I have seen stalks of corn with better physiques. Makes me want to pull an ear off, Private! Can you carry your weight?
Desmond: Yes, Sergeant!
Sergeant: It should be easy for you then. Corporal!
Corporal: Sergeant.
Sergeant: Make sure you keep this man away from strong winds.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 25, 2017, 10:21:28 PM
"Evil turned out not to be a grand thing. Not sneering Emperors with world-conquering designs. Not cackling demons plotting in the darkness beyond the world. It was small men with their small acts and their small reasons. It was selfishness and carelessness and waste. It was bad luck, incompetence and stupidity. It was violence divorced from conscience or consequence. It was high ideals, even, and low methods."
- Joe Abercrombie, Red Country
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Veselka on August 26, 2017, 01:19:41 AM
"Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit." - Martha Gellhorn
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Strongheart on August 26, 2017, 12:06:57 PM
"Help me, Jesus! Help me, Jewish God! Help me, Allah! AAAAAHHH! Help me, Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me!" - Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 02, 2017, 10:29:46 PM
"We all practise self-deception to a degree; no man can handle complete honesty without being cut at each turn. There’s not enough room in a man’s head for sanity alongside each grief, each worry, each terror that he owns."
- Mark Lawrence
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Morrolan on September 02, 2017, 11:45:43 PM
Every Zalanthan character ever, eventually...

"I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things." - Jack Burton

Taking warspice just before going into that ankheg cave...

Jack Burton: Feel pretty good. I'm not, uh, I'm not scared at all. I just feel kind of... feel kind of invincible.
Wang Chi: Me, too. I got a very positive attitude about this.
Jack Burton: Good, me too.
Wang Chi: Yeah!
[pause]
Jack Burton: Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?

Quote from: Jack Burton
Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Grapes on September 03, 2017, 04:56:18 PM
"We all practise self-deception to a degree; no man can handle complete honesty without being cut at each turn. There’s not enough room in a man’s head for sanity alongside each grief, each worry, each terror that he owns."
- Mark Lawrence

Quoted for absolute truth. This is a golden wisdom nugget right here.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 25, 2017, 02:34:46 AM
"I'd like to offer moral support, but I have questionable morals."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Dahlia on September 25, 2017, 02:48:24 AM
Every Zalanthan character ever, eventually...

"I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things." - Jack Burton

Taking warspice just before going into that ankheg cave...

Jack Burton: Feel pretty good. I'm not, uh, I'm not scared at all. I just feel kind of... feel kind of invincible.
Wang Chi: Me, too. I got a very positive attitude about this.
Jack Burton: Good, me too.
Wang Chi: Yeah!
[pause]
Jack Burton: Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?

This made me squee a little.  Bravo.  :D
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on September 27, 2017, 09:28:13 PM
“The battle-joy was in me. That joy. That madness. The gods must feel this way every moment of every day. It is as if the world slows, You see the attacker, you see him shouting through you hear nothing, and you know what he will do, and all his movements are so slow and yours are so quick, and in that moment you can do no wrong and you will live forever and your name will be blazoned across the heavens in a glory of white fire because you are the god of battle.”

Bernard Cornwell gets it.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Decadent Decisions on September 28, 2017, 12:07:42 AM
"I could have finished you right there, man. They could have been putting you in a box and shipping you off for dirt. But no I didn't. No sir. I wanted to plant a little fear. You see, if you plant grass, you grow grass. If you plant rice, you grow rice. I plant fear, and fear will grow. Because if you have a man looking at you, and he has a little fear in his heart, where does that put him but in the palm of your hand? Because already you have created doubt in his own mind that he has the strength to continue against someone (like myself). Well, my man, time is running out. You've had time to think." -- Was pretty close to some dialogue that passed between people some time ago, though they didn't use 'rice' obviously.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Grapes on September 28, 2017, 06:51:17 PM
"I could have finished you right there, man. They could have been putting you in a box and shipping you off for dirt. But no I didn't. No sir. I wanted to plant a little fear. You see, if you plant grass, you grow grass. If you plant rice, you grow rice. I plant fear, and fear will grow. Because if you have a man looking at you, and he has a little fear in his heart, where does that put him but in the palm of your hand? Because already you have created doubt in his own mind that he has the strength to continue against someone (like myself). Well, my man, time is running out. You've had time to think." -- Was pretty close to some dialogue that passed between people some time ago, though they didn't use 'rice' obviously.

Has to be my favorite sort of adversarial antagonism right there. "Kill dude" fails to hold weight when successful, as opposed to reminding them, there are things WORSE than death. It sets an intriguing stage for future events.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 13, 2017, 09:18:35 AM
"What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance! ... I salute you."
- Conan the Barbarian
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Armaddict on October 13, 2017, 01:21:09 PM
"Be careful with severing ties with people who betray you for your benefit.  You'll probably replace them with people who will betray for their own benefit instead."

-Me, at the end of Season 2 of the Last Kingdom
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on October 17, 2017, 08:28:41 PM
"You are a person who has held his torments very close to his heart. You believe, somewhere deep inside of you, that such pain gives you power—perhaps the power to inflict a crude justice on the world, retaliation for all the wrongs that have been done to you." - City of Miracles
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MathematicalTea on October 26, 2017, 09:11:02 PM
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on October 30, 2017, 12:05:06 PM
It is only hubris if I lose.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Fredd on November 01, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
Nevermind, it's supposed to be stuff we can't use in game.



Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on November 07, 2017, 01:31:15 AM
"Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Decadent Decisions on November 10, 2017, 02:29:54 PM
"Surely he can charge a fee for such services. After all, we are not communists."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 27, 2018, 02:16:52 PM
“People have died.”
“That’s what people DO!”
- Sherlock / Moriarty, BBC Sherlock Holmes

"Gratitude is meaningless. It is only the expectation of further favours."
- Moriarty

"Kill you? Eh, no. Don’t be obvious. I mean I’m going to kill you anyway someday. I don’t want to rush it though. I’m saving it up for something special. No no no no. If you don’t stop prying I will burn you. I will burn the heart out of you."
- Moriarty
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 27, 2018, 07:18:10 PM
"It's only hubris if I fail."

"The pain cuts through the fear and removes all doubt."

"I don't feel regret for anything I've done. I feel sorry for people who feel regret."

"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."

"The soil is heaped upon me, the grit of burial in my mouth."

"So they want to kill my men? Well, two can play at that game!"


"Considering the mental anguish incurred due to external influence, as your employer, I should provide entertainment as compensation. And, after careful consideration, I'd like to propose a trip to The Gaj tonight to drink away our pain. This one's on me, of course."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on September 30, 2018, 12:04:04 AM
Teary-eyed, the dark-haired, southern belle exclaims,
    "I'm going to have a baby!"

Reassuringly, the suave, mustachioed man says,
     "Well, cheer up, maybe you'll have an accident."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on November 24, 2018, 10:49:49 PM
"Martyrdom for a merciless Highlord. What a waste. On the battlefield, the life of a common soldier isn't even worth a single piece of obsidian. In today's world, most people's lives are subject to the whims of a handful of nobility and sorcerers. Of course, even a king himself can't live exactly as he pleases. We are all at the mercy of a great tide—fate, or whatever you wish to call it—and we all disappear in the end, our lives spent, never even knowing who we were. In life, unrelated to one's social standing or class as determined by man, there are some people who, by nature, are keys that set the world in motion. They are the true elite, as dictated by the golden rule of the universe. That's what I want to know!! What is my place in the world? Who am I? What am I capable of? What am I destined for?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on January 08, 2019, 10:43:43 PM
"I have now reigned about fifty years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"You will collect a lot of powers. You will kill many people. You will become strong. The strongest of them all. But in the end, it won't make any difference. We all gather to stop you. You're alone. No one will mourn your death. No one will shed a tear. No one."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"And where are my enemies?"
"They're all dead!"
"Where are my friends?"
"They're all dead, too."


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"But few people really want to see themselves as being bad or evil, whatever label they wear. I've done things I regret, I've done things I'm proud of, and I've walked the roads in between. The sliding scale is a fantasy. There's no simple answers."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"He reminded me of you. A romantic fool. Self-pitying, but with a certain amount of personal charm."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Beware the man who would kill a Dragon, the crowds whisper, for he will never know peace, and he will drag the whole Known into war to keep him merry company along the way. He will stand before the throne, look the void in the eye and laugh. He cannot bear to live in a world where he is not sovereign of his own soul. He would rip his teeth into divine flesh and swallow the world whole."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many be corrupted."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"The fact you are shamed by the values of the masses proves how small you are."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Nothing terrifies me - because nothing is beyond my ability to change."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Jarvis on January 10, 2019, 09:53:26 AM
Beware, beware, of the rat in blue, because he's fucked many before, and he will fuck you too.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on January 24, 2019, 04:52:11 PM
"Do you know what sort of creature waits to die? Escru."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Many fall in the face of chaos; but not this one. Not today."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"You'll only see a dwarf's back when he's dead."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Rule number one of the Red Desert wastes? Don't fuck with a wagon delivering silk."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"You can be the hunter, or you can be the hunted."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Death not for survival but for vanity and pleasure? This is the decadence I sought to curb."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"I am not ashamed of what I have become. Other men may debase themselves to destroy me. Let them have their glory. For I will retain mine!"

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"All these years I thought it was power that brought responsibility. It's not. I was wrong. It's responsibility that brings power. It's knowing what needs to be done that brings strength. And courage."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"I no longer trust anything anymore. I trust nothing. I believe in no one. I am my own master!"

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Perhaps, if you had more time... But then again, perhaps not. Redemption is a rare and special thing, after all. It is not for everyone."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"He's the most dangerous man alive. Not so much because he believes in his actions, but because he believes his actions are all which life allows him."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Amos, I'm not some story villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it a month ago."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"We won, Lord Templar. Your death amounts to the same as your life: a zero sum."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"We are what we pretend to be. So we must be careful of what we pretend to be."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Why are you fighting? For the men who poisoned you and left you to die? For your dead lover? Go on, strike as if you mean it! You know I killed her! Fool! We're of the same breed, you and I. We both kill for others. You think I'm your enemy? I've never lied to you."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on February 19, 2019, 01:01:15 PM
"I suppose that, in any well-ordered society, people like us would be locked up or killed. But then you would have to get people like us to do the locking up and the killing."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on March 01, 2019, 07:28:48 PM
"When pirate Jean Lafitte saw the governor advertising a $500 reward for his capture, Lafitte offered a $5,000 reward for the capture of the governor."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on March 06, 2019, 03:42:34 AM
"Okay, first of all, Amos, don't answer me by telling me a problem. I have enough of those already."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on March 08, 2019, 07:49:37 PM
"She would of been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on March 13, 2019, 03:13:43 AM
"Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe fuck yourself."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on March 22, 2019, 03:05:40 PM
"I BET YOU HAVE SOME BEAUTIFUL SCARS. OR DID VIVADU TAKE THEM FROM YOU?"

"You want me to Way your girl?"
"Which one?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on March 26, 2019, 07:03:19 AM
"You can't break a man the way you break a gortok or an inix. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands. To break a man's will, to break his spirit, you have to break his mind. Men have this idea that we can fight with dignity, that there's a proper way to kill someone. It's absurd. It's anesthetic. We need it to endure the bloody horror of murder. You must destroy that idea. Show them what a messy, terrible thing it is to kill a man, and then show them that you relish in it. Shoot to wound, then execute the wounded. Burn them. Take them in close combat. Destroy their preconceptions of what a man is and you become their personal monster. When they fear you, you become stronger, you become better. But let's never forget: it's a display, it's a posture, like a kiyet's roar or a braxat thumping at its chest. If you lose yourself in the display, if you succumb to the horror, then you become the monster. You become reduced; not more than a man, but less—and it can be fatal."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on April 05, 2019, 11:42:40 PM
"Dear Amos, thank you for your nice letter, but I am actually a Byn Trooper who was born to kill, whereas clearly you seem to have mistaken me for some sort of wine sipping, Tuluki catamite. And although peace probably appeals to tree hugging tregil-fuckers like you and your parents, I happen to be a death-dealing, blood-crazed warrior who wakes up every day just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations. Peace sucks a hairy asshole, Amos. War is the mother-fucking answer."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Akariel on April 15, 2019, 05:26:13 PM
"Climbing ropes that hang is too difficult. M'aiq prefers to climb the ones that are tied horizontally."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Brytta Léofa on April 15, 2019, 08:09:56 PM
"She would of been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."

I've spent the last 25 years thinking that was Eudora Welty when it was actually Flannery O'Connor (https://biblioklept.org/2019/03/25/selections-from-one-star-amazon-reviews-of-flannery-oconnors-short-story-collections-and-novels-2/).
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Voular 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."
---
"I know myself," he cried, "but that is all."
--
"He came like the wind, like the wind touched everything, and like the wind was gone."
--
"In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."
--
"He somehow, found the strength to run."
--
"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."
--
"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.
--
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.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Voular 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.
--
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing."
--
Conan's hand fell heavily on her naked shoulder.
"Stand aside, girl," he mumbled. "Now is the feasting of swords."
--
"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."
--
"When I cannot stand alone, it will be time to die," he mumbled, through mashed lips. "But I'd like a flagon of wine."
--
"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!"
--
"Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph."
--
"A wolf was no less a wolf because a whim of chance caused him to run with the watch-dogs."
--
"Poor devils, they'll wake up in hell without knowing how they got there.""
--
“There is always a way, if the desire be coupled with courage,” answered the Cimmerian.
--
"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."
--
"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."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: PriestlySiren on April 20, 2019, 03:20:45 PM
"Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback 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."

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet 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."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot 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."
--
"Why is it that people like you always think you're more ruthless than people like me?"
--
"How do you know I'm mad?"
"You must be, or you wouldn't have come here."

--
"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?"
--
"Maybe my ruler was wrong."
"Maybe all the rulers are wrong."

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

--
"That's everything. No weapons, no friends, no hope. Take all that away, and what's left?"
"Me."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: roughneck on April 21, 2019, 12:25:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_uvEuNwUj4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_uvEuNwUj4)

Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet 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.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback 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."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet 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?
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Tekky on April 23, 2019, 02:16:48 PM
“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on April 23, 2019, 10:36:51 PM
“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”

"It's not that bad. Well, I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer home here but the trees are actually quite lovely."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on April 28, 2019, 01:53:14 PM
"I've been good! ... why, what have you heard?"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on April 29, 2019, 11:54:19 PM
"If they came to hear me beg, they will leave disappointed."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Cerelum on April 30, 2019, 12:21:17 AM
“It hurts...”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on May 02, 2019, 05:02:19 AM
"A deal is a deal... until a better one comes along."

"The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife."

"Every man has his price."

"Never confuse wisdom with luck."

"Know your enemies... but do business with them always."

"Hear all, trust nothing."

"Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer."

- Ferengi Rules Of Acquisition
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Nile on May 02, 2019, 05:39:36 AM
"Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer."

Reminds me of a favourite from the movie Tommy Tricker. Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Grapes on May 03, 2019, 01:03:10 AM
"Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer."

Reminds me of a favourite from the movie Tommy Tricker. Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

Also, very true. Some things, your PC just, didn't WANT to know, ever... and now they do, now they have a decision to make. Bolt, and live maybe three seconds, or suck it up and pretend it's all good, and live maybe a few months longer. Can get in a lot of spice, booze and whores in those three months, and those three seconds mostly involve running away in glorious, pants-crapping terror. The optimal choice becomes obvious.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 04, 2019, 01:52:25 AM
"Hard to believe he's dead."
"Were it so easy."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Is Friday on May 04, 2019, 07:39:34 PM
https://youtu.be/BhOY0kL0lOw
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on May 05, 2019, 02:49:24 AM
"You know, I loved that car, and I loved that girl, and I'd love to cut off some parts of Yoshida's anatomy."
"You got a fixation, pal."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 09, 2019, 08:02:32 PM
"Good deed's like pissing yourself in dark pants. Warm feeling, but no-one notices."
--
"Reputation is what others know of you. Honor is what you know of yourself."
--
"You are who you are on your very worst day. Anything less is a comforting lie you tell yourself to numb the pain."
--
"I don't enjoy killing, but when done righteously, it's a chore like any other. And practiced hands make for quick labor."
--
"So long as there are children who can smile innocently as they happily eat sweets, I have a positive opinion of this world. To that end, I have deceived, betrayed, and spilled blood. And I'll likely continue to do so. If that isn't enough, I'll resort to higher reason."
--
"No way out. Hmph. Let's do this."
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: PriestlySiren on May 09, 2019, 10:00:16 PM
"Shit escalates."
"I may be small, but you're still a bitch and I still have both my ears."
"I'm a terrorist warlord! Stop throwing me! You made me drop my candy!"
"You know how many men I had to kill for that candy bar? Six!"
“Forget a man’s name and he’ll forgive you. Remember it, and he’ll defend you forever.”
“How many mothers have prayed to see their sons, their daughters return from war only to realize the war has kept them, the world has poisoned them, and they’ll never be the same?"
“Pity is not forgiveness, nor is gratitude absolution.”
“Government is never the solution, but it is almost always the problem.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Namino on May 09, 2019, 10:16:39 PM
Quote
“Only death can finish the fight, everything else only interrupts the fighting.”

“Were I to attempt to be good to everyone, to the entire world and to all the creatures living in it, it would be a drop of fresh water in the salt sea. In other words, a wasted effort. Thus, I decided to do specific good; good which would not go to waste. I’m good to myself and my immediate circle.”

“No one wants to suffer. But that is the fate of each. And some suffer more. Not necessarily of their own volition. It's not about wanting to endure the suffering. It's about how you endure it.”

“They are not demons, not devils... Worse than that. They are people.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: WarriorPoet on May 12, 2019, 11:27:47 AM
Sol: Before I told a story on myself, like the Doc did, I'd have just said, "Thank you for the nomination, but I decline being health supervisor."

Seth: They buy bodies to do their research. Doctors, they cut them open and study them.

Sol: All the less reason for saying you've been arrested for grave robbing. Seven Times.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: razorback on May 13, 2019, 03:35:10 AM
“It will make you powerful. But it will also make you weak. Your prowess in combat will be beyond any mortal's, but your weaknesses, your failings will increase as well."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on May 13, 2019, 02:32:21 PM
"If you do not have a tragic backstory, one will be assigned to you."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 15, 2019, 12:29:29 AM
"The breed had fine, slender hands, but Amos had seen him crack a cunyati shell with two fingers. He was an enigma. As sensual and indolent as any courtesan and yet as deadly as an assassin."
--
"Unfortunately for Malik, we had not yet developed the ability to empathize with the pain and suffering of other people, and his terrified fleeing was pretty much the most fun thing that had ever happened to us."

--
"On the contrary. Death is the ultimate fairness. Rich and poor, young and old, all are equal in death. You would not like to see Drov play favorites."
--
"Are you saying I'm a liar?"
"I'm saying you're an optimist. Same thing basically."

--
"See? Discovering the truth doesn't necessarily lead to a sense of hope. Truth can be full of despair, too! Like right fuckin' now!"
--
"My favorite three questions are, What do I want?, What do I have?, and How can I best use the latter to get the former?"
--
"Not a "crazed murderer", Pa, I'm an assassin! ...Well the "difference" bein' one is a job, and the other's mental sickness!"
--
"Nilaz at the gates. Howling my name. Can't greet you today, I have a fight to win."
--
"A suicide mission? Hm. Yes, a suicide mission will do nicely."
--
"Lay down your weapon and submit to the Highlord's justice! You're surrounded."
"All I'm surrounded by is fear. And dead men."

--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 21, 2019, 07:59:18 PM
"From deep down in my stomach, with every inch of me, I pure, straight hate. But Highlord's balls do I respect you!"
--
"Finally. A man worth killing."
--
"I keep forgetting that he's smarter than me. He is an exceedingly dangerous man. I may have to kill him...
... or offer him a job."

--
"I'd dearly love to fight you someday. And I mean that with the greatest respect."
--
"I regret that we meet in this way. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could call you friend."
--
"Only one human has survived battle with a mantis hive. She is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else."
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on May 30, 2019, 08:17:40 PM
"In reality, when you have once devoted your life to your enterprises, you are no longer the equal of other men, or, rather, other men are no longer your equals, and whosoever has taken this resolution, feels his strength and resources doubled."
--
"No mind to think.
No will to break.
No voice to cry suffering."

--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on June 04, 2019, 02:04:30 AM
"You think I've crossed a line. There is no line. For the safety of this city, there is no one I will not sacrifice, no monster I will not call friend, no enemy I will not sleep with."
--
"You're all puppets, tangled in strings... There are no strings on me."
--
"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
--
"I see only one move ahead, but it is always the correct one."
--
"There is blood on my hands, how long till it lies on my heart?"
--
"Drov tried to cut her string but found the thread had turned to steel."
--
"If there can be no victory, then I will fight forever."
--
"Lord Borsail, what kind of a woman is Captain Talia?"
"Oh, she's just like any other woman, only more so."

--
"YOU'RE NOT BUILT FOR THIS SHIT!"
--
"Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you really are."
--
"In his head there is a voice, wild with laughter, crying, Reject me, try it, lay one hand on me again and you will be pieces, all of you, and your pathetic ruin, nothing but dust. Outwardly he holds to that slight, polite smile."
--
"No, bring your blade to parry. Then across. Try again. No, that's totally wrong! Ten lashes for getting blood on my uniform. Medic!"
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on June 07, 2019, 12:30:00 AM
"Most of this is my blood, don't worry."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Voular on June 10, 2019, 05:59:51 AM
“Why does everyone run toward a blood-curdling scream?" mumbled the Senior Wrangler. "It's contrary to all sense.”
--
“It's partly true, too, but it isn't all true. People always think something's all true.”
--
"They built a wall and a temple on the edge of the Empire garrison town.
They lived and they died, They prayed to their gods,
But the stone gods did not make a sound.
And their empire crumbled Till all that was left
Were the stones the workmen found…"
--
“No man ever steps on the same dune twice, for it’s not the same dune and he’s not the same man.”
--
"Even a god cannot change the past."
--
“She had simply shed the mantle of slavery as easily as she had worn it, making him realize that she had never really worn it at all.”
--
“Do you think we can be friends?” I asked.
He stared up at the ceiling. “Probably not, but we can pretend.”
--
“I don’t do magic. I turn your attention back to last night and the big-ass sword I was carrying. My job is to run and swing.”
--
“She's only a girl. What kind of men are you?'
'Dead ones?' asked Drith, who yanked the door open and put her sword through Narses' throat.”
--
“Illusions may flatter us, confuse us, or betray us, Drakkonwehr. Or they may be images we cling to when the truth is too difficult to face.”
--
"Who can’t defend the wealth they have must die, or share with the rover bold."
--
“Dragons were notoriously finicky about whom they ate, and thought it the height of bad manners to be kept waiting by their selected fare.”
--
“[...] the whole idea of stealing fantastically dangerous weapons presents the would-be perp with inherent dangers and contradictions: When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins.”
--
“The Lion banner sways and falls in the horror-haunted gloom;
A scarlet Dragon rustles by, borne on winds of doom.
In heaps the shining horsemen lie, where the thrusting lances break,
And deep in the haunted mountains, the lost, black gods awake.
Dead hands grope in the shadows, the stars turn pale with fright,
For this is the Dragon's Hour, the triumph of Fear and Night.”
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Mr. Fancypants on June 10, 2019, 09:05:05 PM
(https://gifimage.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/death-of-stalin-gif-2.gif)
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on June 12, 2019, 12:52:02 AM
"Why are you always smiling?"
"Because it's all so fuckin' hysterical..."

--
"I love you the way a knife loves a heart, the way an elf loves a crowd - the way your mother warned you about, essentially."

--
"This crowd was waiting uncertainly for news that it was going to become a riot."
--
"Can you dig it?"
--
"Are you going to kill me?"
"Now, come on, let's not dwell on horrid things. This is going to be our last conversation, and I'm the one who's going to have to live with that."

--
"I don't fear what hides in the darkness. I fear what hides in the light."
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 02, 2019, 05:16:55 PM
"To the selfish, all are selfish."
--
"You have no idea who you’re dealing with."
"Yes, I do. Do you?"

--
"What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand Lords; there is only one Plainsman."
--
"Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you."
--
"Everything that happens, happens for a reason, little one. And that reason is me."
--
"If you think that's enough to kill me, you really don't know what a Rukkian is. Trust me when I say you're gonna find out."
--
"When an insane bitch armed with sixteen knives is rapidly closing on one, my Lord, it is, perhaps, best to do as she instructs. Heave-to, sir, that is my final instruction."
--
"The dark is terrible, surrounds you, and is never empty as it seems. Though monsters lurk, know this: none is hungrier than me."
--
"A Bastard should be able to mollify an infant, plan an invasion, butcher a scrab, pilot a skimmer, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch tar, train a unit, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for the common-blooded."
--
"To become great, one must be able to do more than fight."
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Delirium on August 09, 2019, 03:27:25 PM
"When I reflect on my companions’ inner natures I usually wish I controlled one small talent. I wish I could look inside them and unmask the darks and brights that move them. Then I take a quick look into the jungle of my own soul and thank heaven that I cannot. Any man who barely sustains an armistice with himself has no business poking around in an alien soul."
  Glenn Cook, The Black Company
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 14, 2019, 02:51:31 AM
Dominic: You played a good hand, ma'am.
Adelle: I played a very bad hand very well. There is a distinction.
— Dollhouse
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Aesuna on August 15, 2019, 06:12:16 AM
"When someone leaves your life, those exits are not made equal. Some are beautiful and poetic and satisfying. Others are abrupt and unfair. But most are just unremarkable, unintentional, clumsy."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 18, 2019, 08:59:23 AM
"She is never more dangerous than when the odds are against her."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 26, 2019, 12:25:14 AM
"What is better? To be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"
--
"Kill the boy, and let the man be born."
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Voular on August 28, 2019, 10:18:40 PM
"The hero decides to give their life to save the day, and because of their sacrifice the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero never gets to see that ending.  They'll never know if their sacrifice actually made a difference. They'll never know if the day was really saved. In the end they just have to have faith. Ain't that a bitch?"
--
“We live with dignity. We can’t die with it.”
--
“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s a little broken but still good. Yeah, still good.”
--
"Same thing that always happens, you didn't know me then you fell in love with me and now you know me"
--
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."
--
"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then the HELL with you!"¨
--
“It was passed on by the hook-nosed herdsmen of the grasslands, from the dwellers in tents to the dwellers in the squat stone cities where kings with curled blueblack beards worshipped round-bellied gods with curious rites.”
--
“Men spoke of tribal war, of a gathering of vultures in the southeast, and a terrible leader who led his swiftly increasing hordes to victory.”
--
“There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father’s love for his child.”
--
"All the gods, they cannot sever us. If I were dead and you were still fighting for life, I’d come back from the darkness. Back from the pit of hell to fight at your side."
--
"He was like a tiger among baboons as he leaped, side-stepped and spun, offering an ever-moving target, while his ax wove a shining wheel of death about him."
--
"You cannot escape me!" he roared. "Lead me into a trap and I'll pile the heads of your kinsmen at your feet! Hide from me and I'll tear apart the mountains to find you! I'll follow you to hell!"
--
Arus the watchman grasped his crossbow with shaky hands, and he felt beads of clammy perspiration on his skin as he stared at the unlovely corpse sprawling on the polished floor before him. It is not pleasant to come upon Death in a lonely place at midnight.
--
He grunted with satisfaction. The feel of the hilt cheered him and gave him a glow of confidence. Whatever webs of conspiracy were drawn about him, whatever trickery and treachery ensnared him, this knife was real. The great muscles of his right arm swelled in anticipation of murderous blows.
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 28, 2019, 11:00:53 PM
"Always looking at himself in mirrors to make sure he was sufficiently outrageous."
--
"Mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on August 29, 2019, 10:26:47 PM
"But she didn't need to be stronger than him. She only needed to be stronger than the little bones in his neck."
--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Raptor_Dan on August 30, 2019, 09:01:37 PM
"Get busy living, or get busy dying."

"When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Amos knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the sky, "Why Higlord? Why me?" and the thundering voice of Tektolnes answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.'"
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: MeTekillot on September 29, 2019, 04:45:52 PM
"If you want a boy to like you, just look at him and smile a lot, and laugh everything he says, even if it's not funny!"
"That sounds shallow and stupid. Let's try it!"

--
Title: Re: Zalanthan-esque Quote of the Day
Post by: Halcyon on October 04, 2019, 06:16:41 PM
“The lower ranks have the privilege of questioning the sanity and competence of their commanders. It’s the mortar holding an army together.”


"More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way."


“You who come after me, by now realize that I shy off portraying the whole truth about our band of blackguards. You know they are vicious, violent, and ignorant. They are complete barbarians, living out their cruelest fantasies, their behavior tempered only by the presence of a few decent men. I do not often show that side because these men are my brethren, my family, and I was taught young not to speak ill of kin. The old lessons die hardest.”