David Gemmell citáty

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David Gemmell

Datum narození: 1. srpen 1948
Datum úmrtí: 28. červenec 2006

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David Gemmell byl anglický spisovatel fantasy literatury. Gemmellovy knihy v Česku vydávalo nakladatelství Návrat, nyní je ve stejné edici publikuje Perseus.

Již v 16 letech byl vyloučen ze školy za organizování hazardních her a musel začít pracovat. V noci si přivydělával jako vyhazovač z nočních klubů, k čemuž mu značně dopomáhala jeho robustní postava, ale k násilí se uchyloval jenom minimálně a to díky své neobyčejné výřečnosti. Pracoval také jako novinář na volné noze pro několik významných deníků . Zemřel 28. července 2006 po prodělané operaci srdce.

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Citáty David Gemmell

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„What truly makes a man who he is? Is it the strength of his arms, or the courage of his soul?“

—  David Gemmell
Context: What I did understand from the rebirth process was that the rebirth reproduced a physical duplicate of the original. But this is my point. It is physical. What truly makes a man who he is? Is it the strength of his arms, or the courage of his soul? You have your own soul, Harad. You are not Druss. Live your own life. Ch. 8

„The gift of life is too great to waste“

—  David Gemmell
Context: By my lights, my son, you are a young man. [... ] there should be love in your life. Am I at fault in my thinking?''Not at fault, Senior Brother. I loved once, and in truth I could love again. But the pain of loss was too much for me. I would rather live alone than suffer for it.''Then you are here to hide, Charreos, and it is not a good reason. The gift of life is too great to waste in such a fashion... Ch. 1

„You must learn to use each man to his best advantage“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Why must I have the Piglet?' 'Because you are the best.' 'I do not understand.' 'Teach him.' 'And who teaches me?' ' As an officer, my lord, you will have many men under your command and not all will be gifted. You must learn to use each man to his best advantage... Ch. 1

„And so modest. Is there anything at which you do not excel?“

—  David Gemmell
Context: "I thought you were the best," she chided. "Fathers always seem that way," he said dryly. "But no. With bow or knife I am superb. But with the sword? only excellent." "And so modest. Is there anything at which you do not excel?" ibid

„No one ever gets out of this life alive.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Some of you are probably thinking that you may panic and run. You will not! Others are worried about dying. Some of you will. But all men die. No one ever gets out of this life alive. Ch. 18

„There are many forms of cowardice“

—  David Gemmell
Context: There are many forms of cowardice, Chareos. One man can face a score of enemies with a sword, but not a sickness which paralyses him. Another can face death with a smile, yet fear the years of hardship and toil which are living. Are you a coward? Ch. 6

„Why did he get himself killed for us?" "Because he was a hero. And that is what heroes do.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: "We irritated him, he told me. Why did he get himself killed for us?" "Because he was a hero. And that is what heroes do. You understand?" Ch. 20

„And what is death? an end to trouble. An end to strife and fear.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: [A]ll men die.... A man needs many things in his life to make it bearable. A good woman. Sons and daughters. Comradeship. Warmth. Food and shelter. but above all these things, he needs to be able to know that he is a man. And what is a man? He is someone who rises when life has knocked him down. Someone who raises his fist to heaven when a storm has ruined his crop — and then plants again. And again. A man remains unbroken by the savage twists of fate. That man may never win. But when he sees himself reflected, he can be proud of what he sees. For low he may be in the scheme of things: peasant, serf, or dispossessed. But he is unconquerable. And what is death? an end to trouble. An end to strife and fear.... Bear this in mind when you decide your future. Ch. 7

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„Most wars are fought for greed,“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Most wars are fought for greed, but we are luckier here— we fight for our lives and the lives of the people we love. Ch. 9

„As men we are all cursed by the violence in our natures.“

—  David Gemmell
Men like the Moidart — aye, and Winterbourne — revel in that nature. We do not. We struggle to overcome it. Ch. 7

„To win you must be ruthless. Single-minded …“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Most of the heroes we remember— we remember only because they won. To win you must be ruthless. Single-minded... which was why he had no friends— just admirers. Ch. 14

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