Frases de David Gemmell

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David Gemmell

Fecha de nacimiento: 1. Agosto 1948
Fecha de muerte: 28. Julio 2006

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David Andrew Gemmell fue un escritor británico de fantasía y novela histórica.

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Frases David Gemmell

„What truly makes a man who he is? Is it the strength of his arms, or the courage of his soul?“

—  David Gemmell
Context: What I did understand from the rebirth process was that the rebirth reproduced a physical duplicate of the original. But this is my point. It is physical. What truly makes a man who he is? Is it the strength of his arms, or the courage of his soul? You have your own soul, Harad. You are not Druss. Live your own life. Ch. 8

„A man must stand against evil wherever he finds it and he must use all his talents.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Nothing in life is easy, Arvan. But it's what I'm trained for. To lead an army. To bring death and destruction on my enemies [... ] A man must stand against evil wherever he finds it and he must use all his talents. Ch. 6

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„The largest army will founder if its men are less willing to die than to win.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: How do you decide a battle is lost? Numbers, strategic advantage, positioning? It's all worth a sparrow's fart. It comes down to men who are willing. The largest army will founder if its men are less willing to die than to win. Ch. 9

„A warrior has only one true friend: himself“

—  David Gemmell
Context: A warrior has only one true friend: himself. So he feeds his body well; he trains it; works on it. Where he lacks skill, he practises. Where he lacks knowledge, he studies. But above all he must believe. He must believe in the strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul. Ch. 3

„We are what we say only so long as our words are iron.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: A man makes mistakes, but he lives by them. Foolish it may be on occassion. But in the main it is the only way to live. We are what we say only so long as our words are iron. Ch. 19

„I never worshipped anything but my sword and my wits; now I suffer for it. But I can take it, for am I not a man?“

—  David Gemmell
Context: I never worshipped anything but my sword and my wits; now I suffer for it. But I can take it, for am I not a man?... It is not hard to be a legend, Tenaka. It is what follows when you have to live like one. Ch. 12

„The waters run that we might drink of them, but they are also symbols of the futility of man.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: All things in the world are created for man, yet all have two purposes. The waters run that we might drink of them, but they are also symbols of the futility of man. They reflect our lives in rushing beauty, birthed in the purity of the mountains. As babes they babble and run, gushing and growing as they mature into strong young rivers. Then they widen and slow until at least they meander, like old men, to join with the sea. Ch. 12

„The soldier will fight in mud and hail, snow and ice, drought and flood. It is rare that a warrior gets to fight in comfort“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Gentlemen, you are in sorry condition. But war will render you yet more sorry. The soldier will fight in mud and hail, snow and ice, drought and flood. It is rare that a warrior gets to fight in comfort. Ch. 1

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„Sometimes it is more important to stand against evil than to worry about beating it“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Winning is not everything, Stavut. Men like to think it is. Sometimes it is more important to stand against evil than to worry about beating it... Evil will always have the worst weapons. Evil will gather the greatest armies. They will burn, and plunder, and kill. But that's not the worst of it. They will try to make us believe that the only way to destroy them is to become like them. That is the true vileness of evil. It is contagious. Ch. 21

„Friends you can hurt, for they expect everything“

—  David Gemmell
Context: It is easier with strangers, for they touch your life but for an instant. You will not disappoint them, for you owe them nothing; neither do they expect anything. Friends you can hurt, for they expect everything. Ch. 2

„Battle is intoxicating. That is why the ghastly vileness of war has always been so popular.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: We are closest to life when we are vying with death... The blood runs hot, the air smells sweet, the sky becomes an unbearably beautiful blue. Battle is intoxicating. That is why the ghastly vileness of war has always been so popular. Ch. 11

„Whatever I have to do, I will do“

—  David Gemmell
Context: No matter how impossible this war, I shall fight to win. Whatever I have to do, I will do. Ch. 8

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„It would be a fine thing if war could be conducted as a game where no lives were lost.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: It would be a fine thing if war could be conducted as a game where no lives were lost. At the end of a battle combatants could meet [... ] and drink and talk. Ch. 28

„They will try to make us believe that the only way to destroy them is to become like them.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Winning is not everything, Stavut. Men like to think it is. Sometimes it is more important to stand against evil than to worry about beating it... Evil will always have the worst weapons. Evil will gather the greatest armies. They will burn, and plunder, and kill. But that's not the worst of it. They will try to make us believe that the only way to destroy them is to become like them. That is the true vileness of evil. It is contagious. Ch. 21

„But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind“

—  David Gemmell
Context: One hundred only, Lord Earl. But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind. Ch. 16

„I count myself among them — are born with handsome features. That's a gift that should not be lightly taken away.“

—  David Gemmell
Context: Some people are born ugly. It's not their fault, and I for one have never held it against a man that he is ugly. but others — and I count myself among them — are born with handsome features. That's a gift that should not be lightly taken away. Ch. 23

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