The Wizard Quotes in Conan the Barbarian (1982)

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The Wizard Quotes:

  • The Wizard: Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one's mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.

  • [first lines]

    The Wizard: Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!

  • The Wizard: He did not care any more... life and death... the same. Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury. He began to realize his sense of worth... he mattered. In time, his victories could not easily be counted... he was taken to the east, a great prize, where the war masters would teach him the deepest secrets. Language and writing were also made available, the poetry of Khitai, the philosophy of Sung; and he also came to know the pleasures of women, when he was bred to the finest stock. But, always, there remained the discipline of steel.

  • The Wizard: It has been surmised, that perhaps, my lord had become like a wild animal that had been kept too long. Perhaps, but whatever... freedom... so long an unremembered dream, was his.

  • 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.

  • The Wizard: Ooooh... Once great men lived here... giants... gods... once, but long ago. It is here that I met my master. It was no accident, nor it is mere chance that I am the teller of his tale.

  • The Wizard: The mounds have been here since the time of the Titans. Kings buried in them... great kings... domains once glittered like the light on a windy sea. Fire won't burn there... no fire at all. That's why I live down here in the wind.

    Conan: Do you care for these places?

    The Wizard: I sing to them. On nights, when they wish, I sing of the tales of battles, heroes, witches and women. Nobody bothers me down here. Not even... Thulsa Doom.

    Conan: Do flowers grow around here?

    The Wizard: Flowers?

    [laughs]

    The Wizard: Flowers.

  • The Wizard: The ashes were trampled into the Earth, and the blood became as snow. Who knows what they came for... weapons of steel, or murder? It was never known, for their leader rode to the south, while the children went north with the Vanir. No one would ever know that my lord's people had lived at all. His was a tale of sorrow.

  • The Wizard: The Children of Doom... Doom's Children. They told my lord the way to the Mountain of Power. They told him to throw down his sword and return to the Earth... Ha! Time enough for the Earth in the grave.

  • The Wizard: I'm a wizard, mind you. This place is kept by powerful gods and spirits of kings. Harm my flesh and you will have to deal with the dead!

  • The Wizard: Time for my vacation! I'm off to Scotland!

    Mambo: Uhh... why?

  • The Wizard: What? Are you saying he's still alive? I'll have to pay a visit to a young prince.

  • The Wizard: Ah, he's taking forever that stupid boy... Here's the sun almost ready to set and he's still hasn't come back. What could it be doing? Curse it, If I chose the wrong boy to get that lamp.

    [Aladdin goes back from the garden, he sees the light outside, runs up]

    Aladdin: Master, I'm back!

    The Wizard: Oh, excellent. Excellent. Good work, my boy. Now just hand me the lamp and I'll help you out.

    Aladdin: No, pull me out first and then you get the lamp.

    The Wizard: Hand me the lamp and then I'll pull you out.

    Aladdin: You aren't getting any old lamp until you get me out of here.

    The Wizard: Listen, boy. I don't care you'll never get out of there. All I want is that lamp now, give it to me.

    Aladdin: Hmm. If that's the way you're gonna be, then you come get it yourself.

    The Wizard: What do you mean, you son of a camel? If you don't give me that lamp, I'll seal you into that cave forever.

    Aladdin: Uh-uh. You let me out of here and you'll never get it.

    The Wizard: Blast you. You'll be sorry for this.

  • The Princess: Oh, Aladdin, my love. Where are you?

    The Wizard: Get out of my way. Well, princess. I was hoping I would have a privilege of hearing you, except my proposal of marriage. After all, your husband is dead.

    The Princess: Aladdin's what?

    The Wizard: Yes. A few moments ago, he fell out of the sky in the middle of this desert. Isn't that a pity?

    The Princess: Oh, you're lying to me. I know Aladdin isn't dead.

    The Wizard: No. Why would I lie about such a tragic thing is that? Aladdin is dead and gone... You're going to have to learn to live without him. Now then, Where do we getting married?

    The Princess: Never.

    [she walks away from the Wizard]

  • The Wizard: Good evening, Princess. Please, step right on.

    The Princess: Thank you.

  • [the Wizard is riding on the horse and making Aladdin run in the desert mile]

    The Wizard: Boy, you must run faster than that.

    Aladdin: What are you saying? We've been running for hours that we haven't stopped once.

    [panting and The Wizard's horse halted]

    The Wizard: We'll be there soon. But, that give you the energy to run faster.

    Aladdin: Please, let me rest for a while.

    The Wizard: No, we must hurry.

    Aladdin: But, I can't run anymore.

    The Wizard: I chose you, because I thought you were a boy of spirit. Prove it to me.

    [continues to ride the horse and Aladdin is panting, running]

  • The wizard: [On stage to Cabiria]

    [in Italian]

    The wizard: What type of work do you do?

    Voice of spectator: [Catcall]

    [in Italian]

    Voice of spectator: She's a countess!

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