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"I disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
-- Candidedad


Stephen Tannhauser:
"When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."
-- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Stephen Tannhauser:
"Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
--The Nemedian Chronicles
(Robert E. Howard, "The Phoenix on the Sword")

Stephen Tannhauser:
"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, "The Tower of the Elephant"


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