“Conan the Barbarian” quotes

(1982)
Movie Conan the Barbarian
Title Conan the Barbarian
Year 1982
Director John Milius
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Plot – Conan's tribe knows the secret to forge steel swords used by its warriors. When some men on horseback attack his village, no one survives but few children and Conan himself. They are taken away and put to work as slaves in their big millstone. Over the years, only Conan survives to that cruel way of life: now he has become a ruthless giant with the sole purpose to take revenge of his parents' death. Through various adventures, Conan together with Valeria and Sabotai enters King Osric's palace, who entrusted him the task to bring back his daughter, kidnapped by Thulsa Doom, the powerful leader of a fanatical sect. Conan then recognizes in Thulsa Doom the murderer of his parents too, but his strength is not yet equal to his powers. Valeria and Sabotai will save him and help him to take revenge on the evil wizard and save Osric's daughter.
All actors – Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman, Ben Davidson, Cassandra Gava, Gerry Lopez, Mako, Valérie Quennessen, William Smith, Luis Barboo, Franco Columbu, Leslie Foldvary, Gary Herman, Erik Holmey, Akio Mitamura, Nadiuska, Jorge Sanz, Jack Taylor, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Kiyoshi Yamasaki, Pilar Alcón, Florencio Amarilla, Ron Cobb, Dragon Dronet, Donald Gibb, Andrea Guzon, Corrie Jansen, Celia Milius, John Milius, Sab Shimono
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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...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
  • “That is strength, boy! That is power! The strength and power of flesh! What is steel, compared to the hand that wields it?”
    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
  • “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!”
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Conan
  • “In the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered. And the Earth shook. Fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters, but in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield. We who found it are just men. Not gods. Not...” (continue)(continue reading)

    William Smith - Conan's Father
    [Tag:chaos, trust, weapons]
  • “- Mongol General: We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
    - Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
    - Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
    - Conan: To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.
    - Mongol General: That is...” (continue)
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    Akio Mitamura - Mongol General
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Conan
  • Contemplate this on the tree of woe. Crucify him!”
    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
  • “Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto 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!”
    Mako - The Wizard
  • “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.”
    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
    [Tag:fighting, loyalty]
  • “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.”
    Mako - The Wizard
    [Tag:blood, murder, sorrow]
  • “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.”
    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
    [Tag:evil, punishment]
  • “- Conan: Yet the spring wind blows, Subotai. Have you ever felt such a wind?
    - Subotai: They blow where I live too. In the north of every man's heart.
    - Conan: It's never too late, Subotai.
    - Subotai: No. It would only lead me back here another day. In even worse company.
    - Conan: For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh...” (continue)
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Conan
    Gerry Lopez - Subotai
    [Tag:spring, wind]
  • “- Subotai: We're thieves! Like yourself. Come to climb the tower.
    - Valeria: You don't even have a rope! Two fools who laugh at death. Do you know what horrors lie beyond that wall?
    - Conan: No.
    - Valeria: Then you go first.”

    Gerry Lopez - Subotai
    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Conan
    [Tag:danger, risk, thieves]
  • “There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throneroom becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child.”
    Max von Sydow - King Osric
  • “- Subotai: Food... food! I have not eaten for days.
    - Conan: And who says you will?”

    Gerry Lopez - Subotai
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Conan
    [Tag:eating, food, hunger]
  • “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.”

    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
  • “Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!”
    Mako - The Wizard
    [Tag:adventure]
  • Kiss me. Let me breathe my last breath into your mouth. I'm so cold! So... cold. Keep me... warm... keep... me... warm... [dies]. ”
    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
  • “To the hell fires 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.”
    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
    [Tag:evil, sacrifice]
  • “This place is kept by powerful gods and spirits of kings. Harm my flesh and you will have to deal with the dead!”
    Mako - The Wizard
    [Tag:revenge]
  • “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...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
  • “- Subotai: In the back of the mountain there's a gorge. Many caves. A good thief could get in there, steal the princess, and be off before she's missed in the darkness.
    - Valeria: Good thieves could do that, but not vengeful ones.”

    Gerry Lopez - Subotai
    Sandahl Bergman - Valeria
    [Tag:revenge, thieves]
  • “Steel is not strong, flesh is stronger.”
    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
  • “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...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Conan
    [Tag:prayer, revenge]
  • “For no one, no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts... This you can trust. [points to his sword]”
    William Smith - Conan's Father
  • “Where is the Eye of the Serpent? Rexor says that you gave it to a girl, probably for a mere night's pleasure... What a loss.”
    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
    [Tag:loss, pleasure]
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