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David Gemmell

Geburtstag: 1. August 1948
Todesdatum: 28. Juli 2006

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David Andrew Gemmell war ein englischer Autor von Heroic-Fantasy-Romanen. Zu seinen Lebzeiten wurden 31 seiner Romane veröffentlicht, davon 25 in deutscher Übersetzung.

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Zitate 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
Drenai series, The Swords of Night and Day, 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

„We are not made for life at all, old horse.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, It is made for us. We live it. We leave it. Ch. 9

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„Why did he get himself killed for us?" "Because he was a hero. And that is what heroes do.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: "We irritated him, he told me. Why did he get himself killed for us?" "Because he was a hero. And that is what heroes do. You understand?" Ch. 20

„As men we are all cursed by the violence in our natures.“

—  David Gemmell
Rigante series, Stormrider, Men like the Moidart — aye, and Winterbourne — revel in that nature. We do not. We struggle to overcome it. Ch. 7

„Most wars are fought for greed,“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: Most wars are fought for greed, but we are luckier here— we fight for our lives and the lives of the people we love. Ch. 9

„And what is death? an end to trouble. An end to strife and fear.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Context: [A]ll men die.... A man needs many things in his life to make it bearable. A good woman. Sons and daughters. Comradeship. Warmth. Food and shelter. but above all these things, he needs to be able to know that he is a man. And what is a man? He is someone who rises when life has knocked him down. Someone who raises his fist to heaven when a storm has ruined his crop — and then plants again. And again. A man remains unbroken by the savage twists of fate. That man may never win. But when he sees himself reflected, he can be proud of what he sees. For low he may be in the scheme of things: peasant, serf, or dispossessed. But he is unconquerable. And what is death? an end to trouble. An end to strife and fear.... Bear this in mind when you decide your future. Ch. 7

„We are closest to life when we are vying with death“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The Swords of Night and Day, 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

„Beautiful wine and sour vinegar come from exactly the same source. Curiously if one leaves a bottle of wine open for long enough it will become vinegar“

—  David Gemmell
Rigante series, Stormrider, Context: No need for confusion, my dear Mulgrave [... ] Beautiful wine and sour vinegar come from exactly the same source. Curiously if one leaves a bottle of wine open for long enough it will become vinegar. Happily in this house wine never survives long enough to go bad. Ch. 7

„All men are stupid. They are full of fear and insecurity—it makes them weak.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: And now I am going to tell you a great truth, and if you are wise, you will take it to your heart. All men are stupid. They are full of fear and insecurity— it makes them weak. Always the other man seems stronger, more confident, more capable. It is a lie of the worst kind, for we lie to ourselves... How do you know? You do not! You listened to the voice of your inadequacy, and because you believed, you are in my power. If I draw my sword, you are dead! Ch. 13

„Don't hover outside life—take part in it. There are people waiting to love you.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: Look around you: see the people as they touch and show their love. But don't watch coldly, like an observer. Don't hover outside life— take part in it. There are people waiting to love you. It is not something you should turn down lightly. Ch. 13

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„The gift of life is too great to waste“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, Quest for Lost Heroes, Context: By my lights, my son, you are a young man. [... ] there should be love in your life. Am I at fault in my thinking?''Not at fault, Senior Brother. I loved once, and in truth I could love again. But the pain of loss was too much for me. I would rather live alone than suffer for it.''Then you are here to hide, Charreos, and it is not a good reason. The gift of life is too great to waste in such a fashion... Ch. 1

„Men have been killing each other for centuries without need to blame skulls or relics.“

—  David Gemmell
Rigante series, Stormrider, Context: We don’t have time for theological debates, or philosophical discussion on the nature of evil,’ he said. ‘Men have been killing each other for centuries without need to blame skulls or relics.

„They will hurt the people you love. They will do anything to make you angry or emotional. But the only way you can make them suffer is to win. And to do that you must remain cool“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, Quest for Lost Heroes, Context: Never let anger, or outrage, or fear affect you. That is easy advice to give, but hard to follow. Men will bait you, they will laugh at you, they will jeer. But it is just noise, Kiall. They will hurt the people you love. They will do anything to make you angry or emotional. But the only way you can make them suffer is to win. And to do that you must remain cool. Ch. 4

„That is why men follow you, though they hate your blood. They trust you“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: When responsibility is thrust upon you, can you run from it? No— you have never and you never will. That is what makes you as you are. That is why men follow you, though they hate your blood. They trust you. Ch. 8

„Live or die, a man and a woman need love.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Context: Live or die, a man and a woman need love. There is a need in the race. We need to share. To belong. Perhaps you will die before the year is out. But remember this: to have may be taken from you, to have had never. it is far better to have tasted love before dying than to die alone. Ch. 6

„Evil is never truly strong, for it is born of fear.“

—  David Gemmell
Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Context: Evil is never truly strong, for it is born of fear. Why did he fall so easily? Because he tested your strength and saw the possibility of death [... ] had he possessed true courage, he would have fought back. Instead he froze — and died. Ch. 8

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