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If you go back to the Conan the Barbarian series, I really liked that.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
Wrestling Trainer: You don't need much to fight. When you're in the front ranks of a battle, chasing some northern barbarian tribe. Courage won't be in the lining of your stomach Nearchus, is in the heart of a man. You don't need to eat everyday or until your full Ptolemy. You don't need to lay in bed in the morning when you can have some good bean soup,Cassander, after a forced night's march. Come on Alexander. Come on. Who'll ever respect you as king? Do you think it's because of your father? The first rule of war is to do what you ask your men to do, no more, no less.More [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
Old Ptolemy: His tragedy was one of increasing loneliness and impatience with those who could not understand him, and if his desire to unite Greek and barbarian ended in failure... what failure? His failure towered over other men's successes. I've lived... I've lived a long life, Cadmos. But the glory and the memory of man will always belong to the ones who follow their great visions. And the greatest of these is the one they now... call "Megas Alexandros" - the greatest Alexander of them all.More [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
Cassius: On this day, we reach back to hallowed antiquity, to bring you a recreation of the second fall of the mighty Carthage!... On the barren plain of Zama, there stood the invincible armies of the barbarian Hannibal. Ferocious mercenaires and warriors from all brute nations, bent on merciless destruction, conquest. Your emperor is pleased to give you the barbarian horde!
[Crowd cheers]
Maximus: [while Cassius continues his introduction] Anyone here been in the army?
[an unknown gladiator responds yes and tells Maximus he served under his command at Vindobona]
Maximus: You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.
Cassius: I'm pleased to bring to you the Legionnaires of Scipio Africanus!More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
I'll talk to you. You're a reasonable man: your friend is a barbarian.

Felix Bowers:
Tony. You gonna sit here and hear your friend called a barbarian?

Miguel, I forbid you to call this barbarian a barbarian.

Felix Bowers:
[nods] You're a true friend.

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How DARE you and the rest of your barbarians set fire to my library? Play conqueror all you want, Mighty Caesar! Rape, murder, pillage thousands, even millions of human beings! But neither you nor any other barbarian has the right to destroy one human thought!

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Sometimes my juices start to flow and I feel like a nymphoid barbarian in dinosaur hell.

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L.J. Washington:
I don't really come from outer space.

Jeffrey Goines:
Oh. L. J. Washington. He doesn't really come from outer space.

L.J. Washington:
Don't mock me my friend. It's a condition of mental divergence. I find myself on the planet Ogo, part of an intellectual elite, preparing to subjugate the barbarian hordes on Pluto. But even though this is a totally convincing reality for me in every way, nevertheless Ogo is actually a construct of my psyche. I am mentally divergent, in that I am escaping certain unnamed realities that plague my life here. When I stop going there, I will be well. Are you also divergent, friend?

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Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan:
[narrating] I am Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, Ib Al Abbas, Ibn Rasid, Ibn Hammad. And things were not always thus. At one time, I was a poet in the greatest city in the world. Life was easy and I lived without care. Until one fateful day, I met a beautiful woman who belonged to another man. Her jealous husband complained to the Caliph who made me the ambassador to the land of the Tossuk Vlad - a country far to the north. I was banished from my home and from all that I knew. So, I journeyed by camelback many months into the lands of barbarian peoples - accompanied by Melchisidek, and old friend of my father - through the lands of the Ogus, the Khazars and the Bulgars, into the lands of murderous bandits, called "Tartars", who attack caravans, slaughtering everyone.

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[approaching The Barbarian Brothers] Uh, David and Peter Falcone?

Peter Falcone:
Yeah, what's your name?

Well, my name is Thomas Sedgewick...

Peter Falcone:
[grabbing a pen and writing an autograph] Okay! "To: Thomas. May all your ups and downs be in bed! Peter Falcone." There ya go!

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All this trouble for a comb?

Jen Yu:
It's mine. It means a lot to me. A barbarian like you wouldn't understand.

I can use it to pick fleas from my horse.

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[first lines]

[the barbarian chieftain is holding up a skull]

Barbarian Chieftain:
We have killed Babylonians!

[the barbarians cheer, he holds up another]

Barbarian Chieftain:
We have killed Mesopotamians!

[the barbarians cheer]

Barbarian Chieftain:
But we have never had the pleasure of killing... an Akkadian.

[Tied up] May the gods have pity on you, for my brother will not.

[Mathayas storms in and kills the Barbarians]

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[at a meeting with the generals after Alexander's wedding to Roxane]

Your father must be turning in his grave, Alexander. After all this time, a hill chief's daughter? Do you call this tribal wedding legitimate?

You forget, Parmenion, that my father took a barbarian as his queen.

Yes, and few would call it a profoundly happy marriage.

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Old Ptolemy:
It was mad. Forty thousand of us against hundreds of thousands of barbarian races unknown to us, gathered under Darius himself. East and West had now come together to decide the fate of the known world. It was the day Alexander had waited for all his life.

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I was never a barbarian as Phillip said. We are of Achilles' royal blood.

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The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.More [08/01/2011 04:08:40]
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices. More [08/14/2011 03:08:52]
As a result, I've been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend.More [10/07/2011 10:10:32]
Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Barbarian invasions would be superfluous: we are our own Huns.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his lack of comprehension of the forces which make it work- of the principles which relate his gadgets to the forces of nature, to the universal order. It is not central heating which makes his existence 'unnatural,' but his refusal to take an interest in the principles behind it. By being entirely dependent on science, yet closing his mind to it, he leads the life of an urban barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a result, I've been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I'm out on a long run," she continued, "the only thing in life that matters is finishing the run. For once, my brain isn't going blehblehbleh all the time. Everything quiets down, and the only thing going on is pure flow. It's jus time and the movement and the motion.That's what love--just being a barbarian, running through the woods.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People have suffered and become insane for centuries by the thought of eternal punishment after death. Wouldn't it be better to depend on blind matter... than a god who puts out traps for people, invites them to sin, and allows them to sin and commit crimes he could prevent. Only to finally get the barbarian pleasure to punish them in an excessive way, of no use for himself, without them changing their ways and without their example preventing others from committing crimes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
America's critics can be heard everywhere. It is too much in love with money - worshipping the god of the marketplace, the golden calf. It has too much money, seven of the top 10 banks, eight of the top 10 companies etc. It is too stingy, giving away less of its wealth than other countries. It is vulgar, a rich barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One simply cannot engage in barbarous action without becoming a barbarian ... one cannot defend human values by calculated and unprovoked violence without doing mortal damage to the values one is trying to defend.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To realize the relative validity of one's convictions and yet stand for them unflinchingly is what distinguishes a civilized man from a barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We're living in a Dark Age of macroeconomics. Remember, what defined the Dark Ages wasn't the fact that they were primitive — the Bronze Age was primitive, too. What made the Dark Ages dark was the fact that so much knowledge had been lost, that so much known to the Greeks and Romans had been forgotten by the barbarian kingdoms that followed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea of imposing universal peace on the world by force is a barbarian fantasy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In less than a century after the barbarian nations settled in their new conquests, almost all the effects of the knowledge and civility, which the Romans had spread through Europe, disappeared. Not only the arts of elegance, which minister to luxury, and re supported by it, but many of the useful arts, without which life can scarcely be contemplated as comfortable, were neglected or lost.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every virile people has established colonial power. All great nations in the fullness of their strength have desired to set their mark upon barbarian lands and those who fail to participate in this great rivalry will play a pitiable role in time to come.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A barbarian is not aware that he is a barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...while science gives us implements to use, science alone does not determine for what ends they will be employed. Radio is an amazing invention. Yet now that it is here, one suspects that Hitler never could have consolidated his totalitarian control over Germany without its use. One never can tell what hands will reach out to lay hold on scientific gifts, or to what employment they will be put. Ever the old barbarian emerges, destructively using the new civilization.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his lack of comprehension of the forces which make it work- of the principles which relate his gadgets to the forces of nature, to the universal order. It is not central heating which makes his existence 'unnatural,' but his refusal to take an interest in the principles behind it. By being entirely dependent on science, yet closing his mind to it, he leads the life of an urban barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Bumpuses were so low down on the evolutionary totem pole that they weren't even included in Darwin's famous family tree. They had inbred and ingrown and finally emerged from the Kentucky hills like some remnant of Attila the Hung's barbarian horde. Flick said that they had webbed feet and only three toes. It might have been true.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm the barbarian of Hollywood.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was a barbarian, tender and full of violence. I translated by instinct, without any method, not merely an artistic truth but above all a human one.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How is it that in the so-called barbarian ages art was understood, whereas in our age of progress exactly the opposite is true?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every cradle asks us, Whence? and every coffin, Whither? The poor barbarian, weeping above his dead, can answer these questions as intelligently as the robed priest of the most authentic creed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you depart from standard usage, it should be deliberate and not an accidental lapse. Like a poet who breaks the rules of poetry for creative effect, this only works when you know and respect the rule you are breaking. If you have never heard of the rules you are breaking, you have no right to do so, and you are likely to come off like a buffoon or a barbarian. Breaking rules, using slang and archaic language can be effective, but it is just as likely to give you an audience busy with wincing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That strange blend of the commercial traveller, the missionary and the barbarian conqueror, which was the American abroad.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Andrew said you were the best person he ever knew." "He reached that conclusion before he saw me raise three barbarian children to adulthood. I understand your mother has six." "Right." "And you're the oldest." "Yes." "That's too bad. Parents always make their worst mistakes with the oldest children. That's when parents know the least and care the most, so they're more likely to be wrong and also more likely to insist that they're right.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've been a barbarian my whole life. I'm just a smarter barbarian now. Evolution, you know?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In its permission to man to render subject to him all other living creatures of the earth, it continued the cruelty of the barbarian and the pagan, and endowed these with what appeared a divine authority ...More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Passion and courtesy are two polar opposite traits that serve to balance each other into a full-blooded whole. Without socialization, passion is a crude barbarian, and without passion, the elegant and polite are dead. Allow both passion and courtesy into your life in equal measure, and be complete.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The barbarian weapon is fission: the splitting asunder. It has been perfected for death. Our only weapon is fusion: an imperfect process still, though designed for life.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They knew no better, but I do not propose to follow the example of a barbarian because he was honestly a barbarian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Before God, there is neither Greek nor barbarian, neither rich nor poor, and the slave is as good as his master, for by birth all men are free; they are citizens of the universal commonwealth which embraces all the world, brethren of one family, and children of God.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They wanted to carry her, but she jumped to the stones of the plaza and strode away from the building, toward her ranks, which parted to make way for her. The streets of Pudong were filled with hungry and terrified refugees, and through them, in simple peasant clothes streaked with the blood of herself and of others, broken shackles dangling from her wrists, followed by her generals and ministers, walked the barbarian Princess with her book and her sword.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[O]ne person's 'barbarian' is another person's 'just doing what everybody else is doing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Absolutely delightful, at first for its unspoiled picture of late-nineteenth-century Japan as seen through the eyes of three remarkable but very different Americans, [the missionary William Elliot Griffis [1843-1928], the scientist Edward Sylvester Morse [1838-1925], and the writer Lafcadio Hearn], and then for the marvelous reconstruction of how Japan worked on their minds, radically changing their perceptions of the country and the whole relationship between East and West--between the barbarian and the civilized. TheMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Anyone can admire creation. Only a barbarian sees the beauty in demolition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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