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Robert E. Howard quotes: Men spoke of tribal war, of a gathering of vultures in the southeast, and a terrible leader who led his swiftly increasing hordes to victory. Men spoke of tribal war, of a gathering of vultures in the southeast, and a terrible leader who led his swiftly increasing hordes to victory.
Robert E. Howard quotes: I reckon if I ever marry, she will have to be a strong woman in a circus or something. I reckon if I ever marry, she will have to be a strong woman in a circus or something.
Robert E. Howard quotes: It is better to go in the dark when the road must pass a lion and there is no other road. It is better to go in the dark when the road must pass a lion and there is no other road.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Blast your soul, you hussy!" he exclaimed in exasperation. Blast your soul, you hussy!" he exclaimed in exasperation.
Robert E. Howard quotes: They take little interest in waking life, choosing to lie most of the time in death-like sleep." "Then They take little interest in waking life, choosing to lie most of the time in death-like sleep." "Then
Robert E. Howard quotes: The only safe enemy was a headless enemy. The only safe enemy was a headless enemy.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Rome got some peachy pastings when she tried to lick the Irish. Rome got some peachy pastings when she tried to lick the Irish.
Robert E. Howard quotes: When the oceans drown the world, women will take time for jealousy. When the oceans drown the world, women will take time for jealousy.
Robert E. Howard quotes: I have put off the past like a worn-out cloak. I have put off the past like a worn-out cloak.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Aye, you white dog, you are like all your race; but to a black man gold can never pay for blood. Aye, you white dog, you are like all your race; but to a black man gold can never pay for blood.
Robert E. Howard quotes: All fled - all done, so lift me on the pyreThe Feast is over, and the lamps expire. All fled - all done, so lift me on the pyre
The Feast is over, and the lamps expire.
Robert E. Howard quotes: It is an ill thing to meet a man you thought dead in the woodland at dusk. It is an ill thing to meet a man you thought dead in the woodland at dusk.
Robert E. Howard quotes: A kingdom is not lost by a single defeat. A kingdom is not lost by a single defeat.
Robert E. Howard quotes: It is only the promise of death that makes life worth living. It is only the promise of death that makes life worth living.
Robert E. Howard quotes: When you allow the elevation of a man, one can be sure that you'll profit by his advancement. When you allow the elevation of a man, one can be sure that you'll profit by his advancement.
Robert E. Howard quotes: I have come to believe that mankind eternally hovers on the brinks of secret oceans of which it knows nothing. I have come to believe that mankind eternally hovers on the brinks of secret oceans of which it knows nothing.
Robert E. Howard quotes: where did these people their food? i'm hungry. where did these people their food? i'm hungry.
Robert E. Howard quotes: What is death but a traversing of eternities and a crossing of cosmic oceans? What is death but a traversing of eternities and a crossing of cosmic oceans?
Robert E. Howard quotes: While we may open the books of the past, we may but grant flying glances of the future, through the mist that veils it. While we may open the books of the past, we may but grant flying glances of the future, through the mist that veils it.
Robert E. Howard quotes: What shall a man say when a friend has vanished behind the doors of Death? A mere tangle of barren words, only words. What shall a man say when a friend has vanished behind the doors of Death? A mere tangle of barren words, only words.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Every twinge of sensation, even of agony, was a negation of death. Every twinge of sensation, even of agony, was a negation of death.
Robert E. Howard quotes: the mere fact of a black figure racing across the landscape carrying a white captive was bizarre enough, the mere fact of a black figure racing across the landscape carrying a white captive was bizarre enough,
Robert E. Howard quotes: These figures are black, yet they are not like negroes. I have never seen their like." "Let These figures are black, yet they are not like negroes. I have never seen their like." "Let
Robert E. Howard quotes: the skin was yellow, the eyes slightly slanted; the skin was yellow, the eyes slightly slanted;
Robert E. Howard quotes: It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Life is but a web spun of ghosts and dreams and illusions. Life is but a web spun of ghosts and dreams and illusions.
Robert E. Howard quotes: How can I wear the harness of toilAnd sweat at the daily round,While in my soul foreverThe drums of Pictdom sound? How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?
Robert E. Howard quotes: The more I see of what you call civilization, the more highly I think of what you call savagery! The more I see of what you call civilization, the more highly I think of what you call savagery!
Robert E. Howard quotes: Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. 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 quotes: Before the invader sound was born, the Universe was silent and shall be again. Before the invader sound was born, the Universe was silent and shall be again.
Robert E. Howard quotes: But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood. But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood.
Robert E. Howard quotes: You black dog!" A red mist of fury swept across Conan's eyes. "Were I free I'd give you a broken back! You black dog!" A red mist of fury swept across Conan's eyes. "Were I free I'd give you a broken back!
Robert E. Howard quotes: The printed page was like wine to me. The printed page was like wine to me.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Men are but men, and the greatest men are they who soonest learn the simpler things. Men are but men, and the greatest men are they who soonest learn the simpler things.
Robert E. Howard quotes: If I was wealthy I'd never do anything but poke around in ruined cities all over the world - and probably get snake-bit. If I was wealthy I'd never do anything but poke around in ruined cities all over the world - and probably get snake-bit.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Lift that scimitar against me, you Hyrkanian pig and I'll gut you where you stand! Lift that scimitar against me, you Hyrkanian pig and I'll gut you where you stand!
Robert E. Howard quotes: I have accomplished little enough, but such as it is, it is the result of my own efforts. I have accomplished little enough, but such as it is, it is the result of my own efforts.
Robert E. Howard quotes: I am unable to rouse much interest in any highly civilized race, country or epoch, including this one. I am unable to rouse much interest in any highly civilized race, country or epoch, including this one.
Robert E. Howard quotes: A wolf was no less a wolf because a whim of chance caused him to run with the watch-dogs. A wolf was no less a wolf because a whim of chance caused him to run with the watch-dogs.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Suddenly the black torturer laid down the pipes and rose, towering over the writhing white figure. Suddenly the black torturer laid down the pipes and rose, towering over the writhing white figure.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Well, I like a good hater. But that can wait. Well, I like a good hater. But that can wait.
Robert E. Howard quotes: I have no fear of the Hereafter. An orthodox hell could hardly be more torture than my life has been. I have no fear of the Hereafter. An orthodox hell could hardly be more torture than my life has been.
Robert E. Howard quotes: A true fanatic, his promptings were reasons enough for his actions. A true fanatic, his promptings were reasons enough for his actions.
Robert E. Howard quotes: I'm not going out of my way looking for devils; but I wouldn't step out of my path to let one go by. I'm not going out of my way looking for devils; but I wouldn't step out of my path to let one go by.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Civilization is a natural and inevitable consequence - whether good or evil I am not prepared to state. Civilization is a natural and inevitable consequence - whether good or evil I am not prepared to state.
Robert E. Howard quotes: What always was must always be. What always was must always be.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Man is still an ape in that he forgets what is not ever before his eyes. Man is still an ape in that he forgets what is not ever before his eyes.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Civilization is a network and a maze of precedences and custom. Civilization is a network and a maze of precedences and custom.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Barbarianism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is the whim of circumstance. And barbarianism must ultimately triumph Barbarianism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is the whim of circumstance. And barbarianism must ultimately triumph
Robert E. Howard quotes: I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, & am content. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, & am content.
Robert E. Howard quotes: In the old free days all I wanted was a sharp sword and a straight path to my enemies. Now no paths are straight and my sword is useless. In the old free days all I wanted was a sharp sword and a straight path to my enemies. Now no paths are straight and my sword is useless.
Robert E. Howard quotes: The black went down like a felled tree, gushing blood, The black went down like a felled tree, gushing blood,
Robert E. Howard quotes: I see in the papers where Roy Guthrie committed suicide. Why, I wonder? I see in the papers where Roy Guthrie committed suicide. Why, I wonder?
Robert E. Howard quotes: Youngsters of this generation seem not quite so hazardous except in the way of mechanical speed, bad liquor and venereal diseases. Youngsters of this generation seem not quite so hazardous except in the way of mechanical speed, bad liquor and venereal diseases.
Robert E. Howard quotes: Don't you think that as a people, Americans have less poetry, real poetry, in their souls than any other nations? Don't you think that as a people, Americans have less poetry, real poetry, in their souls than any other nations?