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Quotes and Inspirations


"Our best revenge to those that say we have no place on the field is to keep coming back."
--Sir Squeak!

"I think House Lionesse will achieve highest success when it accomplishes its own obsolescence"
-- Darkangel

"I will not resign myself to the lot of women, who bow their heads and become concubines. I wish to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I have no desire to take abuse."
-- Trieu Au, Vietnamese leader in the rebellion against the Chinese ca. A.D. 222-248

"The fight had been no less fierce with the women than with the men themselves… the women charged with swords and axes and fell upon their opponents uttering a hideous outcry."
-- stated by the historian Plutarch while describing a battle in 102 B.C. between Romans and Celts

from The Fall of Troy, BOOK I, lines 417-425 by Quintus Smyrnus
How died for Troy the Queen of the Amazons, Penthesileia.

"That day the beating of full many a heart,
Trojan and Argive, was for ever stilled,
While roared the battle round them, while the fury
Of Penthesileia fainted not nor failed;
But as amid long ridges of lone hills
A lioness, stealing down a deep ravine,
Springs on the kine with lightning leap, athirst
For blood wherein her fierce heart revelleth;
So on the Danaans leapt that warrior-maid."

from The Return of The King, Chapter 2, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Eowyn: All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you have leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Eorl and not a serving woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.

Aragorn: What do you fear, lady?

Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.

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