Uhtred Quotes

Quotes tagged as "uhtred" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Bernard Cornwell
“I hated Alfred. He was a miserable, pious, tight-fisted king who distrusted me because I was no Christian, because I was a northerner, and because I had given him his kingdom back at Ethandun. And as reward he had given me Fifhaden. Bastard.”
Bernard Cornwell, Lords of the North

Bernard Cornwell
“I could imagine Cnut sitting there and thinking that I must join him soon, and we would raise a horn of ale together. There is no pain in Valhalla, no sadness, no tears, no broken oaths.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“I'm in pain all the time,' I said, 'and if I gave into it then I'd do nothing.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“Earsling,' a harsh voice challenged me from beside the Wheatsheaf's heart. 'What rancid demon brought you here to spoil my day?' I stared. And stared. Because the last person I had ever expected to see in AEthelred's stronghold of Gleawecestre was staring at me. 'Well, earsling?' he demanded, 'what are you doing here?'
It was my father.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“You should always plan your battles form the enemy's point of view.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Flame Bearer
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Bernard Cornwell
“You bastard!' he shouted. He was quick. No warrior stays alive by being slow.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“Cnut Longsword had near killed me with his blade Ice-Spite and it was small consolation that Serpent-Breath had sliced his throat in the same heartbeat that his sword had broken a rib and pierced my lung.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell
“All you need to know, boy," Finan growled, "is that Lord Uhtred's side is the one that wins.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Flame Bearer

Bernard Cornwell
“Uhtred of Steapa - He might be dumb as a parsnip but he knows how to fight.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Burning Land
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Bernard Cornwell
“Serpent-Breath was famous...Wasp-Sting, short and lethal.”
Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings

Bernard Cornwell
“Idle men make mischief, especially idle men supplied with ale, whores, and weapons.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Flame Bearer
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Bernard Cornwell
“We were three ships in a summer's dawn, and we were going to battle.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Flame Bearer
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Bernard Cornwell
“Men do not relish the shield wall. They do not rush to death's embrace. You look ahead and see the overlapping shields, the helmets, the glint of axes and spears and swords, and you know you must go into the reach of those blades, into the place of death, and it takes time to summon the courage, to heat the blood, to let the madness overtake caution.”
Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings

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