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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby MalkyDel » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Hehe. In the same vein;

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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Liliedhe » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:39 pm

*pets Konnie*

Not jealous at all, are we? :P
"You were a warleader, a fighter, when did you gain such illuminating insight into the minds of others?"
"I learned such things as you and your brothers applied brand to my flesh and parted skin with rasp and knife," snarled Astelan. "When your witches tried to prise open my mind they opened me for an instant and I stared back."
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:23 pm

Kurze is so chilling in the book
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:23 pm

"I'm saying take my thanks" Narek then proceeds to kick arse and take names :)
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Liliedhe » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:09 pm

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than a brother."

So true. So ****ing true.
"You were a warleader, a fighter, when did you gain such illuminating insight into the minds of others?"
"I learned such things as you and your brothers applied brand to my flesh and parted skin with rasp and knife," snarled Astelan. "When your witches tried to prise open my mind they opened me for an instant and I stared back."
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Xisor » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:22 pm

Thanquol's Doom

"Upending the snuff-box, Thanquol spilled the contents onto the ground. He was through with the phoney strength of such vices. He did not need them! He was Grey Seer Thanquol, mightiest sorcerer in all skavendom, favoured servant of the Horned Rat1 He was above such petty weaknesses!"

And then skip a paragraph of situation inspection...

"Thanquol stooped down on all fours and began collecting the snuff he had dumped out. The stuff might be dangerous, but there was no sense allowing it to go to waste."

Fin.
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Vivia » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:57 am

He is such a lovable furry monster, he speaks to us in so many levels.
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:51 pm

"glory and a chance to save the world... not bad for an old man eh? :( I don't what it is about Mcneils writing but the man has a good (bad) habit of touching me with his characters and the emotions on the page, The Sigmar trilogy especially causes lumps in the throat and the odd tear in the eye, I know some may laugh at this but then some people cry at soap operas so I'll reserve judgement.
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:51 pm

From Abaddon: Chosen of Chaos:

From shame and shadow recast.
Free.
When all others bow to the Throne.

In black and gold reborn.
Brothers.
When all others stand alone.


‘Did that soothe your shame?’ he asks the captain. His voice is brutally gentle. Almost… kind. ‘That little surge of spite. That little act of defiance. Did it ease your shame at dying with your duty undone? Did it avenge the one thousand brothers that we have murdered and desecrated? Did it vindicate your failure to defend this world?’ - Abaddon to a Space Marine Captain who has spit on the Talon of Horus


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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:20 pm

Reading the Emperors Gift and'll leave this here

"war given form" time a change of clean armour methinks
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:03 am

'Remember you shot first'
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:23 pm

"I want to fight you" Said Kroger "I want to see what happens when Perturabo defends the Emperors palace"
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby revelation » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:20 pm

I just finished rereading Salvation's Reach and I enjoyed it this time around just as much as I did the first time. Maybe even a little more. There's a handful of really poignant moments in the novel that as a fan of the Gaunt's Ghosts series genuinely touched me a little, one of them being the occasion of Gaunt's brief address to the regiment before the assault on Salvation's Reach, the derelict space hulk turned space station by the Sons of Sek.

There's two massive spoilers in this passage so don't read if you haven't read Salvation's Reach yet or are new to the series and plan on starting it at some point.

I know this isn't just a quote, but the context is important, so bear with me.

They were six hours out. Ship bells rang to mark the half-hour. For the last two hours, there had been a regular series of thudding, tapping sounds. Debris from the immense Salvation’s Reach junk belt was growing so thick it was bouncing off the Armaduke’s shields.
The regiment was almost battle-ready. There was a tension in the air like an electrical charge. Gaunt summoned the entire strength to the main excursion deck, and ordered the retinue in too. There was no formal order, no regularised ranks or echelons. The regimental assembly simply stood in a group facing Gaunt. All the Ghosts had stopped their preparation work to attend. Some had only half kit, or their hands were dark with gun grease. The women and children gathered in around the crowded deck. Gaunt saw Tona with Dalin and the little girl. Curth and Kolding arrived from the infirmary with Dorden. The old man, his skin the colour of ash, insisted on walking.
‘You should be resting,’ Gaunt said.
‘What for?’ asked Dorden.
‘I still think–’
Dorden shook his head.
‘Ana has administered a very strong opiate, Ibram,’ he said. ‘I find I can get out of bed and walk about. I’m not going to miss this. In fact, I have no intention of missing anything from now until I’m done.’
‘I could order you to your bed,’ said Gaunt.
‘And I could disobey you,’ replied Dorden. ‘What would you do then? Shoot me?’
Gaunt laughed. Curth and Kolding were both trying not to smile, though Gaunt could tell that Curth was simultaneously riven with sadness.
‘I just want to say–’ Gaunt began.
‘If it’s goodbye,’ said Dorden, ‘I don’t want to hear it.’
Some of the ship’s crew, including several senior bridge officers, were attending the assembly too. Gaunt was about to clamber up onto a loading platform to address the crowd when the Space Marines arrived.
There was a hush. The three figures plodded into the hangar and across the deck like ogres, the crowd parting to let them through. The Space Marines had donned specialist armour that had been transferred aboard during the conjunction: ancient, ornate suits of boarding armour, precious relics from the most ancient times. Each suit of plate was decorated in the bearer’s Chapter colours. They were the engraved, polished works of master artificers, worn and gleaming, massively layered and reinforced for defence; Gothic, crested and shivering with purity seals. Each warrior carried a huge boarding shield in the form of a half-aquila. Holofurnace carried a long power spear in the other hand, Eadwine a chainsword. Sar Af’s huge right hand was free for his boltgun.
Their helms had visors like portcullis gates. They took up positions in front of Gaunt. Holofurnace held his spear horizontally at thigh level.
Gaunt nodded to them, and then looked at the body of the regiment. The double-headed psyber eagle shuffled and fluttered on its nearby perch.
Gaunt made a short address, just a few words. It didn’t need much. They were ready. They had been waiting since Jago for a real fight, and now it was upon them.
When he was done, he made way for Zweil. The ayatani led the assembly in a blessing and commendation. Just for once, Zweil was restrained and wandered off topic barely at all.
At the end of Zweil’s blessing, Gaunt nodded to Daur and Elodie, and they came to the front. Gaunt read the petition, and the marriage oath was sworn with the regiment as witnesses.
‘The Emperor protects,’ Gaunt told the couple. He looked up at the assembly again and repeated the words. The regiment cheered and clapped the union.
Gaunt looked at Wilder.
‘Captain? Please?’
The bandsmen weren’t in ceremonial rig. They were dressed in duty uniforms for combat, but they had brought their instruments. At Wilder’s command, they struck up a beloved battle hymn of the Imperium.
Daur and Elodie moved together through the crowd, receiving congratulations. When they came to Captain Zhukova, Elodie said, ‘I’m sorry.’
‘What for?’ Zhukova asked, genuinely puzzled.
‘Never mind,’ said Daur.
Gaunt found Sar Af talking to Dorden. The old medicae looked especially fragile beside the vast Space Marine in his heavy boarding armour.
‘He is dying,’ Sar Af said to Gaunt, as though this was news and had just come up in the conversation.
‘I know,’ said Gaunt.
‘But he is not afraid,’ said Sar Af.
‘I’m not,’ Dorden said.
The White Scar nodded sagely.
He looked at Gaunt.
‘And they shall know no fear,’ he said
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Fenris » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:46 pm

"I was caught a long time ago my friend" said Lechthennian.There was jest in his tone."Yet i wriggled free and here i am still.
The friendless and lonely traveller;fell guardian of the black library;webway wanderer without a spirit,my life hostage to the Great Enemy.

I'm Solitaire."

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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Xisor » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:42 am

Archaon: Everchosen is pretty deliciously written. Nevertheless, I humbly submit:

"With the setting of the sun, both the night and the knight were a canvas upon which darkness daubed its dread."

and

"You'll doom us all," the corsair-captain snarled.
Archaon nodded slowly to himself. "I'm known for that."

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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:53 pm

'Both of us?' asked Pasanius
'If you'd like to' Said Lalla 'It wouldn't make any difference'
'Then I think I'll sit this one out; said Pasanuis, gesturing to Uriel to step up.
'And you have awards for valour; said Uriel
'The burden of command is that you sometimes have to lead from the front; replied Pasanius 'and she said it wouldn't make a difference.'
'How convenient.' said Uriel, kneeling before the twins

Even in the 41st millenuim men will still drop there best mate in the shite when its funny :)
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby sam vimes » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:54 pm

:(
"Yes, the Emperor loves you" said Uriel, and pulled the trigger.
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:28 pm

"What kind of man do you think I am?"
"We do not think you are a man at all, Khayon. We think you are a weapon with lingering traces of humanity."
-Iskander Khayon and The Amanesis


Best description of an Astartes ever.


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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:40 pm

"What in the seven hells of Chaos are you waiting for? Personal orders from the Emperor himself? When I say take that damned hill, I mean take that damned hill, not damn well stand around and stare at it! I don’t care if there’s fifty L’Huraxi up there. I don’t care if there are fifty thousand L’Huraxi up there! Our orders are to take that hill and I’m going to damn well take that hill even if it means I have to kill every last one of the purple-skinned giants myself. Damn it, follow me, I’ll show you how it’s done. That’s it, get stuck in there. Medic! Stop whining, Brook, you’ve got another damned leg. D’ya think I cried like a damned new-born when I lost my arm? Course I damn well didn’t. I upped and ripped that damned land shark’s damned throat out with my damned teeth! That’s it, Sergeant Reed, give ‘em some Catachan steel. Emperor’s teeth, their blood stinks. Get that heavy flamer into that trench; flush the damned Grox-heads out. That trench, you idiot, not this one! Oh yes, smell those aliens burn. Smells better than breakfast, don’t it? Give me that damn grenade. Do I have to do everything myself? See? That ain’t proper armour like you’d see on an Imperial tank – no it’s flimsy, fall-down-in-a-strong-breeze, I-hope-they-don’t-spit-at-me armour. I didn’t really mean spit at it! You there! Yes you! Pick up Sergeant Creek’s hand. The medics might be able to stick it on him again later. Don’t stop now, you damned work-shy sons of acid-grubs, we’re only damn well halfway up..."

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Re: Most memorable quotes

Postby Dorian » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:39 pm

sam vimes wrote::(
"Yes, the Emperor loves you" said Uriel, and pulled the trigger.


The whole scene surrounding the quote had me crying like a baby. And it does every time I reread the book. :cry:
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