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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]

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Charles Caleb Colton When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, and make an immediate application of it, as we would of the advice of a friend whom we have purposely consulted. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More

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