Fortress Quotes

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Simona Panova
“Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Washington Irving
“Perhaps there never was a monument more characteristic of an age and people than the Alhambra; a rugged fortress without, a voluptuous palace within; war frowning from its battlements; poetry breathing throughout the fairy architecture of its halls.”
Washington Irving, Tales of the Alhambra

Mary Balogh
“All is artifice in my world, Constantine. Even me. Especially me. He taught me to be a duchess, to be an impregnable fortress, to be the guardian of my own heart, But he admitted that he could not teach me how or when to allow the fortress to be breached or my heart to be unlocked. It would simply happen, he said. he promised it would, in fact. But how is love to find me, even assuming it is looking?”
Mary Balogh, A Secret Affair

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“As long as we build walls around our cities, we make desperate people who want to come in more resolute to bring them down.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

J.D. Stroube
“In that smooth fortress of glass, I caught a glimpse of my corruption gripping steel, which before I had thought of as my salvation, but now represented my obliteration.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Spirit

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Suddenly finding myself imprisoned in the ruins of the fortresses I created, I realize that that which I built to protect me has now become a labyrinth that is set to destroy me. And laying spent in the rubble, I finally realize that there is only one fortress and I cannot create it because there is only one God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My soul is utterly frantic for that single place of perfect refuge from which I can clearly see the winds rip and hear the tempest tear, yet despite the ferocity of the tumult I rest in such a sublime peace it is as if neither existed at all. And if I have not yet found such a place, it is because I have not yet found God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

David        Cook
“The defenders retreated, but in good order. A musket flamed and a ball shattered a marine’s collar bone, spinning him around. The soldiers screamed terrible battle-cries as they began their grim job of clearing the defenders off the parapet with quick professional close-quarter work. Gamble trod on a fallen ramrod and his boots crunched on burnt wadding. The French reached steps and began descending into the bastion.
'Bayonets!' Powell bellowed. 'I want bayonets!'
'Charge the bastards!' Gamble screamed, blinking another man's blood from his eyes. There was no drum to beat the order, but the marines and seamen surged forward.
'Tirez!' The French had been waiting, and their muskets jerked a handful of attackers backwards. Their officer, dressed in a patched brown coat, was horrified to see the savage looking men advance unperturbed by the musketry. His men were mostly conscripts and they had fired too high. Now they had only steel bayonets with which to defend themselves.
'Get in close, boys!' Powell ordered. 'A Shawnee Indian named Blue Jacket once told me that a naked woman stirs a man's blood, but a naked blade stirs his soul. So go in with the steel. Lunge! Recover! Stance!'
'Charge!' Gamble turned the order into a long, guttural yell of defiance.
Those redcoats and seamen, with loaded weapons discharged them at the press of the defenders, and a man in the front rank went down with a dark hole in his forehead. Gamble saw the officer aim a pistol at him. A wounded Frenchman, half-crawling, tried to stab with his sabre-briquet, but Gamble kicked him in the head. He dashed forward, sword held low. The officer pulled the trigger, the weapon tugged the man's arm to his right, and the ball buzzed past Gamble's mangled ear as he jumped down into the gap made by the marines charge. A French corporal wearing a straw hat drove his bayonet at Gamble's belly, but he dodged to one side and rammed his bar-hilt into the man's dark eyes.
'Lunge! Recover! Stance!”
David Cook, Heart of Oak

S.R. Crawford
“A fortress doesn’t fall unless its towers are weakened.”
S.R. Crawford, Bloodstained Betrayal

Petter Dass
“Du Trænen, du berger saa mangen en Baad,
Naar Allene raser, u-børgen og kaad,
Gud haver dig selver beskantzet,
Med Halser og Hikler, med Staver og Meed,
Paa hvilke de Aller sin Skanker af Leed
Har ofte forsprunget og dantzet.”
Petter Dass, The Trumpet of Nordland

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Faith is a strong fortress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“¿Quién vigilará a los vigilantes?”
Ensei Tankado

Jason Medina
“This place is an armory! It’s like a fortress! I’d rather be here, than out there.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“A fortress not only protects those inside of it, but it also enslaves them to work.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The shadow fortress will hold many secrets of those who worship the darkness in men's souls.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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