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As the title says. What is you favorite quotation from the 40k universe? Rulebooks, codexes, fiction or games. Let us know and where it come from.

I'll start with my all time high!

"Only the insane have the strength enough to prosper. Only those who prosper may truly judge what is sane." ~2ed rulebook.

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Immortality is not the same as invulnerability, but it is close enough. - Illuminor Szeras

Had that as my signature for ages. I also love the one Zandrekh has because it just shows how barmy he is yet he is still an amazing tactician.

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow
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A small mind is easily filled with faith.

I found this to be perfectly suited to represent certain people in real world

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The calls of Slaneesh stir so deeply within me, as if I was birthed from the very essence of it. For my ambition to infinitely ascend above all is never ending, like fire within it burns me to ever cindering ash. Lord of light and ascension is who I am, realities burn to ash at my very passing. My luminescence is unparalleled for I am luminosity itself, all light is but a shadow of my silhouette
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Mine is from the Daemonhunters Codex, just made me fall in love with the Inquisition.

I carry with me an Inquisitorial Seal. It is a small, unassuming object contained in a neat box of Pluvian obsidian. It is a modest thing. Relatively plain, adorned with a single motif and a simple motto. Yet with this little object I can sign the death warrant of an entire world and consign a billion souls to Oblivion.
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A small mind is easily filled with faith.

I found this to be perfectly suited to represent certain people in real world
That came to mind as soon as I read this thread!

I remember another one from one of the old rulebooks about an open mind being easily corrupted, I wish I could remember it. The 40k universe has always had great quotes

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'Some may question your right to destroy ten billion people. But those who understand realise that you have no right to let them live.'

^Real life dictators should use this kind of justification

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Real life dictators should use this kind of justification
Yikes.

Only the insane have strength enough to prosper; only those that prosper truly judge
what is sane.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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My favorites are both from chaos characters published during 2nd Edition. For those who know me, I did most of my playing and reading during 2nd ed, so there's a special place in my heart for the content from that period of time. The I did a quick search before posting copies of these and Aaron Dembski-Bowden had a blog post from a few years ago about my favorite quote which is attributed to Kargos Bloodspitter, Champion of Khorne. My second quote is from Lufgt Huron from the books in the 2nd ed boxed game before any of the Badab war content existed, and before the 2nd ed chaos codex was published where he was first described as anything more than a name with quotes.

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Though the gates that stand between the mortal world and the immortal Realm of Chaos are now closed to me, still I would rather die having glimpsed eternity than never to have stirred from the cold furrow of mortal life. I embrace death without regret as I have embraced life without fear.

- Codex Imperialis, p.77
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Though my guards may sleep and ships may rest at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.

- Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition Rulebook, pg. 48

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"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

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Could someone please call the police on this guy? I can hear the English Language screaming in pain. This has to be illegal somewhere.
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I remember another one from one of the old rulebooks about an open mind being easily corrupted, I wish I could remember it. The 40k universe has always had great quotes
An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded? ;)

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Originally Posted by Kargos Bloodspitter, Champion of Khorne
Though the gates that stand between the mortal world and the immortal Realm of Chaos are now closed to me, still I would rather die having glimpsed eternity than never to have stirred from the cold furrow of mortal life. I embrace death without regret as I have embraced life without fear.
Yes, that one is pure poetry. Something an imperial loyalist could never understand.

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The calls of Slaneesh stir so deeply within me, as if I was birthed from the very essence of it. For my ambition to infinitely ascend above all is never ending, like fire within it burns me to ever cindering ash. Lord of light and ascension is who I am, realities burn to ash at my very passing. My luminescence is unparalleled for I am luminosity itself, all light is but a shadow of my silhouette
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Nef, I really like it because it is neither insane or fanatical. Kargos clearly looks at his life without judgement and is glad of it.

I think this sort of perspective on chaos is refreshing and under played in recent editions.

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"To endure one's self is perhaps the hardest task in the universe." Frank Herbert, 'Dune Messiah'
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"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

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Could someone please call the police on this guy? I can hear the English Language screaming in pain. This has to be illegal somewhere.
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Totally underplayed. I feel the same, it's a "realistic" way to see chaos. One doesn't join chaos just to eat the spleen of some poor guy in battle (not everyne, at least!), but for more selfish reason and for power, immortality, freedom. I remember another little quote/story from CSM codex (3.5 ed) about a chaos worshipper from a barbaric world (the seventh son of Kashada or something like that)and how his people worshipped the four winds and fought the Sun God (emprah) worshippers...someone could post it here? it was amazing!

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The calls of Slaneesh stir so deeply within me, as if I was birthed from the very essence of it. For my ambition to infinitely ascend above all is never ending, like fire within it burns me to ever cindering ash. Lord of light and ascension is who I am, realities burn to ash at my very passing. My luminescence is unparalleled for I am luminosity itself, all light is but a shadow of my silhouette
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