Subotai Quotes in Conan the Barbarian (1982)


Subotai Quotes:

  • [director's cut]

    Conan: I remember days like this when my father took me to the forest and we ate wild blueberries. More than 20 years ago. I was just a boy of four or five. The leaves were so dark and green then. The grass smelled sweet with the spring wind.


    Conan: Almost 20 years of pitiless cumber! No rest, no sleep like other men. And yet the spring wind blows, Subotai. Have you ever felt such a wind?

    Subotai: They blow where I live too. In the north of every man's heart.

    Conan: It's never too late, Subotai.

    Subotai: No. It would only lead me back here another day. In even worse company.

    Conan: For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm.

  • Conan: What gods do you pray to?

    Subotai: I pray to the four winds... and you?

    Conan: To Crom... but I seldom pray to him, he doesn't listen.

    Subotai: [chuckles] What good is he then? Ah, it's just as I've always said.

    Conan: He is strong! If I die, I have to go before him, and he will ask me, "What is the riddle of steel?" If I don't know it, he will cast me out of Valhalla and laugh at me. That's Crom, strong on his mountain!

    Subotai: Ah, my god is greater.

    Conan: [chuckles] Crom laughs at your four winds. He laughs from his mountain.

    Subotai: My god is stronger. He is the everlasting sky! Your god lives underneath him.

    [Conan shoots Subotai a skeptical look. Subotai laughs]

  • Subotai: He is Conan, Cimmerian, he won't cry, so I cry for him.

  • Subotai: Food... FOOD! I have not eaten for days.

    Conan: And who says you will?

    Subotai: Give me food, so I have strength when the wolves come. Let me die, not in hunger, but in combat!

    Conan: Who are you?

    Subotai: [jumps to his feet] I am Subotai! Thief and archer! I am Hyrkanian... the great order of Kerlait!

    Conan: So what are you doing here?

    Subotai: [holds up chains] Dinner for wolves.

    [Conan laughs, Subotai laughs]

  • Subotai: The old man says the Mountain of Power is hollow. Thulsa Doom is in the mountain.

    Valeria: What else does he say?

    Subotai: That in the back of the mountain there's a gorge. Many caves. A good thief could get in there, steal the princess, and be off before she's missed in the darkness.

    Valeria: Good thieves could do that, but not vengeful ones.

    [looks at Conan]

    Subotai: [turning to Conan, who's been sharpening his sword the entire time] Only the girl. We kill Thulsa Doom another day. Agreed?

    Subotai: [Conan just keeps sharpening] Conan!

    [Conan stops, glances at him then Valeria, then continues without a word]

  • Conan: You're not a guard!

    Valeria: Neither are you!

    Subotai: We're thieves! Ha! Like yourself. Come to climb the tower.

    Valeria: You don't even have a rope! Ha! Two fools who laugh at death. Do you know what horrors lie beyond that wall?

    Conan: No

    Valeria: Then you go first.

  • Subotai: Hey, old man, where did you get this stuff?

    The Wizard: The dead... the gods are pleased with you, they will watch the battle.

    Conan: Are they going to help?

    The Wizard: No.

    Conan: Well, then tell them to stay out of the way.

  • Beggar: A pittance to protect you from evil.

    Subotai: I am evil!

    Conan: They're all sluts! He's dead already!

  • Subotai: How about two snakes coming together over a black sun? A magnificent standard!

    Black Lotus Street Peddler: The only snakes I know of are those of Set and his cursed towers. Their evil has spread to every city. Two or three years ago it was just another snake cult, now... they're everywhere. It is said that they are deceivers... they murder people in the night... I know nothing.

    [peddler opens a jar and offers it to Conan and Subotai]

    Black Lotus Street Peddler: Hey... black lotus... Stygian... the best!

    Subotai: This had better not be Haga!

    Black Lotus Street Peddler: I would sell Haga to a slayer such as you?

  • Subotai: I have not eaten for days.

    Conan: And who says you will?

  • Subotai: [has won the hand of the Emperor's daughter in marriage]

    [leads his bride to Bortei]

    Subotai: Show her how to be a proper wife.

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