Citáty David Gemmell

„Liberty is only valued when it is threatened, therefore it is the threat that highlights the value.“

—  David Gemmell, Legend
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Context: Liberty is only valued when it is threatened, therefore it is the threat that highlights the value. We should be grateful to the Nadir, since they heighten the value of our liberty. Ch. 9

„No last dashing charge; no futile last stand!“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: I am not a hero; I am a soldier. When the battle is lost, I retreat and regroup; when the war is over, I lay down my sword. No last dashing charge; no futile last stand! Ch. 8

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„This enterprise was doomed, but we do what we can and do what we must. So a young farmer with wife and children decides to go home. Good! He shows a sense that you and I will never understand.“

—  David Gemmell, Legend
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Context: This enterprise was doomed, but we do what we can and do what we must. So a young farmer with wife and children decides to go home. Good! He shows a sense that you and I will never understand. They will sing songs about us, but he will ensure that there are people to sing them. He plants. We destroy. Ch. 23

„I put my faith in me, and do you know why? Because I have never lost!“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: "We don't seem to be overflowing with luck." "You make your own. I put no faith in gods, Lake. Never have. If they exist, they care very little— if at all— about ordinary mortals. I put my faith in me, and do you know why? Because I have never lost!" Ch. 18

„Only with friends do you need masks.“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: I am a stranger. You do not need to lie to me or pretend. Only with friends do you need masks. Ch. 2

„No man fights for dirt and grass. No, nor mountains.“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: Rubbish!... No man fights for dirt and grass. No, nor mountains. Those mountains were here before the fall and they will be here when the world topples again. Ch. 9

„One day you'll find a love, and then we can talk on equal terms.“

—  David Gemmell, Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf
Drenai series, Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf, Context: One day you'll find a love, and then we can talk on equal terms. I do not mean that to sound patronizing. You are bright and intelligent. You have courage and wit. But sometimes, it is like trying to describe colors to a blind man. Love, as I hope you will find, has great power. Even death cannot destroy it. And I still love her. ibid

„That is why men follow you, though they hate your blood. They trust you“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: When responsibility is thrust upon you, can you run from it? No— you have never and you never will. That is what makes you as you are. That is why men follow you, though they hate your blood. They trust you. Ch. 8

„One thing I have learnt about Death is that his bark is worse than his bite.“

—  David Gemmell, Legend
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Context: Be at peace, my friend. One thing I have learnt about Death is that his bark is worse than his bite. Ch. 11

„Nothing in life is sure, my son. Except the promise of death.“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 4

„Life is a game, Scaler. Play it like that.“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: But from now on act the part. You will be amazed at the number of people you fool. Don't share your doubts! Life is a game, Scaler. Play it like that. Ch. 13

„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.“

—  David Gemmell, Legend
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, 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

„Love, as I hope you will find, has great power. Even death cannot destroy it.“

—  David Gemmell, Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf
Drenai series, Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf, Context: One day you'll find a love, and then we can talk on equal terms. I do not mean that to sound patronizing. You are bright and intelligent. You have courage and wit. But sometimes, it is like trying to describe colors to a blind man. Love, as I hope you will find, has great power. Even death cannot destroy it. And I still love her. ibid

„We are closest to life when we are vying with death“

—  David Gemmell, kniha The Swords of Night and Day
Drenai series, The Swords of Night and Day, Context: We are closest to life when we are vying with death... The blood runs hot, the air smells sweet, the sky becomes an unbearably beautiful blue. Battle is intoxicating. That is why the ghastly vileness of war has always been so popular. Ch. 11

„But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind“

—  David Gemmell, The King Beyond the Gate
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: One hundred only, Lord Earl. But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind. Ch. 16

„It would be a fine thing if war could be conducted as a game where no lives were lost.“

—  David Gemmell, Legend
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Context: It would be a fine thing if war could be conducted as a game where no lives were lost. At the end of a battle combatants could meet [... ] and drink and talk. Ch. 28

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