David Gemmell Quotes

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“We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And – if we are strong enough – we live with the consequences.”
— David Gemmell

“They dont understand what real treasure is. They see it in gold and copper, and tin. They see in herds of horses or cattle. They gather treasures to themselves, building great storehouses, which they guard ferociously. Then they die. What good is it then?”
— David Gemmell

“If you want to fight evil, you have to climb down in the slime to do so.”
— David Gemmell

“”Man is capable of greatness, love, nobility, compassion. Yet never forget that his capacity for evil is infinite. It is a sad truth, boy, that if you sit now and think of the worst tortures that could ever be inflicted on another human being, they will already have been practiced somewhere. If there is one sound that follows the march of humanity, it is the scream.””
— David Gemmell

“What do all men seek? I want to be happy. I would like a wife and sons one day. But I want them to grow in a land where there is hope for the future, where men do not take to the road. If that is a hopeless dream – and maybe it is – then I will sire no sons. I will wander, and play my harp, and weave my magick until the end.”
— David Gemmell (Morningstar)

“Fear is good, for it makes us cautious and aids survival. Not so with terror. It is like slow poison, paralyzing the limbs and blurring the mind. . . Never, when in danger, ask yourself, What will they do to me? Instead think, What can I do to prevent them?”
— David Gemmell (Morningstar)

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