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20 Quotes from Conan the Barbarian to Awaken Your Inner Warrior

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 19, 2022
04:35 P.M.

“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 20 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 20 quotes from characters in “Conan the Barbarian."

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Conan's quote: "For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm." | Image: AmoDays

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

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

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

“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

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

Thulsa Doom's quote: "Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night." | Image: AmoDays

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“There is always a way if the desire be coupled with courage.” — Cimmerian

“That is strength, boy! That is power! The strength and power of flesh! What is steel, compared to the hand that wields it?” — Thulsa Doom

“The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline.” — Conan’s father

“We, who found it, are just men. Nothing to brag about, just men. This power of steel has always carried with it a mystery.” — Conan’s father

“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.” — Thulsa Doom

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The Wizard's quote: “Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one’s mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.” | Image: AmoDays

“This place is kept by powerful gods along with spirits of kings. Harm my flesh, you’ll have to deal with my dead companions!” — The Wizard

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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.” — Valeria

“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.” — Robert E. Howard.

“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

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

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Thulsa Doom's quote: “That is strength, boy! That is power! The strength and power of flesh! What is steel, compared to the hand that wields it?” | Image: AmoDays

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

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

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

“No man should live in chains.” — Conan

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

Valeria's quote: “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.” | 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 to not 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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