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58 Conan the Barbarian Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Warrior

Karabo Baloyi
Aug 06, 2022
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“Conan the Barbarian” was a popular comic in the United States throughout the 1970s. The first film was released in 1982 and featured a loyal and brave warrior whose life story was centered around strength, faith, and vengeance. To inspire some strength and faith in you, here are 58 quotes from “Conan the Barbarian.”

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“Conan the Barbarian” was one of the first sword and sorcery subgenres of superhero films to be released by Marvel. The trilogy’s antagonist was Conan, whose biggest mission was to take revenge for the death of his parents.

Conan and other characters such as Subotai and Thulsa Doom expressed their fears, desires, and goals in dramatic and colorful tones that became one of the most loved aspects of the trilogy. Moreover, the trilogy inspired audiences and future fantasy fiction productions such as “Dungeons & Dragons,” “He-Man,” and “Thundarr.”

To awaken the warrior in you, here are 58 quotes from characters in “Conan the Barbarian."

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Corin's quote: “What is most important when making a sword, fire, or ice?” | Image: AmoDays

Corin's quote: “What is most important when making a sword, fire, or ice?” | Image: AmoDays

Short Conan the Barbarian quotes

“I live, I love, I slay, and I am content.” — Conan

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“Two snakes coming together. Facing each other… but they’re one.” — Conan

“What is most important when making a sword, fire, or ice?” — Corin

“No man shall live in chains.” — Conan

“He is Conan, Cimmerian, he won’t cry, so I cry for him.” — Subotai

Conan's quote: “I live, I love, I slay, and I am content.” | Image: AmoDays

Conan's quote: “I live, I love, I slay, and I am content.” | Image: AmoDays

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“How many names do I need?” — Conan

“What is best in life?” — Mongol General

“Kiss me. Let me breathe my last breath into your mouth.” — Valeria

“Behold… and despair… your new master!” — Khalar Zym

“The lions ate him!” — King Osric

 Conan's quote: “Two snakes coming together. Facing each other… but they’re one.” | Image; AmoDays

Conan's quote: “Two snakes coming together. Facing each other… but they’re one.” | Image; AmoDays

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“So this is paradise.” — Subotai

“Fire… and ice. That is the mystery of steel.” — Corin

“Steel isn’t strong, boy, flesh is stronger!” — Thulsa Doom

“Do you want to live forever?” — Valeria

“What good is a sword to sorcery?” — Conan

Conan's quote: “No man shall live in chains.” | Image: AmoDays

Conan's quote: “No man shall live in chains.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Do you know what horrors lie beyond that wall?” — Valeria

“Infidel Defilers. They shall all drown in lakes of blood.” — Thulsa Doom

We have won again. That is good! But what is best in life?” — Mongol General

“What gods do you pray to?” — Conan

“I pray to the four winds… and you?” — Subotai

 Subotai's quote: “He is Conan, Cimmerian, he won’t cry, so I cry for him.” | Image: AmoDays

Subotai's quote: “He is Conan, Cimmerian, he won’t cry, so I cry for him.” | Image: AmoDays

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Conan the Barbarian quotes about battle

“For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm.” — Conan

“Give me food, so I have strength when the wolves come. Let me die, not in hunger, but in combat!” — Subotai

“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 to HELL with you!” — Conan

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“When a Cimmerian feels thirst, it is a thirst for blood. When he feels cold, it is the cold edge of steel. For the courage of a Cimmerian is tempered: he neither fears death… nor rushes foolishly to meet it. To be a Cimmerian warrior, you must have both cunning and balance as well as speed and strength.” — Corin

“To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.” — Conan

King Osric's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

King Osric's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

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“You killed my mother! You killed my father, you killed my people! You took my father’s sword…” — Conan

“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.” — Valeria

“In time, his victories could not easily be counted… he was taken to the east, a great prize, where the war masters would teach him the deepest secrets. Language and writing were also made available, the poetry of Khitai, the philosophy of Sung; and he also came to know the pleasures of women, when he was bred to the finest stock. But, always, there remained the discipline of steel.” — The Wizard

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“The first to circle the hills and return, the egg unbroken, earns the right to fight with the warriors.” — Corin

“The sword we make will be yours one day. But before you wield it, you must first understand it.” — Corin

Conan's quote: “Run from me… and I will tear apart the mountains to find you! I will follow you to Hell!” | Image: AmoDays

Conan's quote: “Run from me… and I will tear apart the mountains to find you! I will follow you to Hell!” | Image: AmoDays

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“The ashes were trampled into the Earth, and the blood became as snow. Who knows what they came for… weapons of steel, or murder? It was never known, for their leader rode to the south, while the children went north with the Vanir. No one would ever know that my lord’s people had lived at all. His was a tale of sorrow.” — The Wizard

Conan the Barbarian quotes about strength

“That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Contemplate this on the tree of woe. Crucify him!” — Thulsa Doom

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“Run from me… and I will tear apart the mountains to find you! I will follow you to Hell!” — Conan

“My god is stronger. He is the everlasting sky! Your god lives underneath him.” — Subotai

“He is strong! If I die, I have to go before him, and he will ask me, “What is the riddle of steel?” If I don’t know it, he will cast me out of Valhalla and laugh at me. That’s Crom, strong on his mountain!” — Conan

 Thulsa Doom's quote: “That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Contemplate this on the tree of woe. Crucify him!” | Image: AmoDays

Thulsa Doom's quote: “That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Contemplate this on the tree of woe. Crucify him!” | Image: AmoDays

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“Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one’s mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.” — The Wizard

“He did not care anymore… life and death… the same. Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury. He began to realize his sense of worth… he mattered.” — The Wizard

“There’s warmth and fire. Do you not wish to warm yourself by my fire? They said you would come. From the north, a man of great strength. A conqueror. A man who would someday be king by his own hand. One who would crush the snakes of the earth…” — The Witch

Conan the Barbarian quotes that speak about danger and darkness

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“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.” — Valeria

“Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night.” — Thulsa Doom

 Valeria's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

Valeria's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Let’s take what we have while we live. I have never had so much as now. All my life, I’ve been alone. Many times I’ve faced my 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. And 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. Let us take the world by the throat and make it give us what we desire.” — Valeria

Conan the Barbarian quotes about fatherhood

“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.” — King Osric

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“My child, you have come to me, my son. For who now is your father if it is not me? I am the wellspring, from which you flow. When I am gone, you will have never been. What would your world be, without me? My son.” — Thulsa Doom

Valeria's quote: “To the hellfires with Thulsa Doom. He’s evil; a sorcerer who can summon demons. His followers’ only purpose is to die in his service. Thousands of them.” | Image: AmoDays

Valeria's quote: “To the hellfires with Thulsa Doom. He’s evil; a sorcerer who can summon demons. His followers’ only purpose is to die in his service. Thousands of them.” | Image: AmoDays

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MORE Conan the Barbarian quotes to remember

“To the hellfires with Thulsa Doom. He’s evil; a sorcerer who can summon demons. His followers’ only purpose is to die in his service. Thousands of them.” — Valeria

“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!” — The Wizard

“I’m a wizard, mind you. This place is kept by powerful gods and spirits of kings. Harm my flesh and you will have to deal with the dead!” — The Wizard

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“It has been surmised, that perhaps, my lord had become like a wild animal that had been kept too long. Perhaps, but whatever… freedom… so long an unremembered dream, was his.” — The Wizard

“The mounds have been here since the time of the Titans. Kings buried in them… great kings… domains once glittered like the light on a windy sea. Fire won’t burn there… no fire at all. That’s why I live down here in the wind.” — The Wizard

Thulsa Doom's quote: “My child, you have come to me, my son. For who now is your father if it is not me? I am the wellspring, from which you flow. When I am gone, you will have never been. What would your world be, without me? My son.” | Image: Amodays

Thulsa Doom's quote: “My child, you have come to me, my son. For who now is your father if it is not me? I am the wellspring, from which you flow. When I am gone, you will have never been. What would your world be, without me? My son.” | Image: Amodays

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“I wish to speak to you now. Where is the Eye of the Serpent? Rexor says that you gave to a girl, probably for a mere night’s pleasure, hmm? What a loss. People have no grasp of what they do. You broke into my house, stole my property, murdered my servants, and my PETS! And that is what grieves me the most! You killed my snake. Thorgrim is beside himself with grief! He raised that snake from the time it was born.” — Thulsa Doom

“What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance!… I salute you.” King Osric

“For no one — no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. This you can trust.” — Conan’s Father

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“Once great men lived here… giants… gods… once, but long ago. It is here that I met my master. It was no accident, nor it is mere chance that I am the teller of his tale.” — The Wizard

“Afraid to bare yourself? Why? You’re so big and so well grown. You should be proud of your body. How do you expect to reach emptiness without knowing your own body?” — Priest

The Wizard's quote: “Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!” | Image: AmoDays

The Wizard's quote: “Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!” | Image: AmoDays

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“I see you. I have watched you. For a thousand years, I have watched you. Who among you still fears death? Who will not face emptiness?” — Thulsa Doom

“Fire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky. But Crom is your god…” Conan’s Father

“Thulsa Doom. I’ve chafed for years at this demigod. Snakes in my beautiful city. To the west, Nemedia, Aquilonia. To the south, Koth, Stygia. Snakes. Everywhere, these evil towers. You alone have stood up to their guards. And what are you? Thieves.” — King Osric

“I am Subotai – thief and archer. I am Hyrkanian, of the great order of Krelath.” — Subotai

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“Purging is at last at hand. Day of Doom is here. All that is evil, all their allies; your parents, your leaders, those who would call themselves your judges; those who have lied and corrupted the Earth, they shall all be cleansed.” — Thulsa Doom

Subotai's quote: “Give me food, so I have strength when the wolves come. Let me die, not in hunger, but in combat!” | Image: AmoDays

Subotai's quote: “Give me food, so I have strength when the wolves come. Let me die, not in hunger, but in combat!” | Image: AmoDays

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There are several lessons we can glean from “Conan the Barbarian.” Perhaps the most important is that stubborn resilience and loyalty to our loved ones can drive us to reach our greatest potential.

Let Conan’s fortitude inspire you to fight through whatever challenge you may be facing. But if there’s one lesson not to take from Conan: never get high and punch a camel!

If these quotes inspired you to tap into your inner warrior, you'll love these quotes from SpongeBob SquarePants that wittily capture life.

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