Need a good Conan quote to engrave on my new iPod!


I'm ordering one of the new 8GB nano ipods, and want to get it engraved (its free after all) with a good Conan quote. It has to be 46 characters total or less (including spaces).

Not much room there, but I want something recognizable as definatively Conan please!
Crush your enemies,
See them Driven before you
and hear the lamentation of their women.

Well I suppose that's more than 46. will have tothink more on that.

By Crom!

Crom and his devils!

Barbarism is the natural state of mankind,

Who dies next?

I was a man before I was king!

Not bad, but keep them coming!

When I see the perfect quote that fits within the character limit, I'll let you know :)
I work at HSBC, and apparently we have an employee discount at on certain items, so I'm getting mine there. We get about 10% off, nothing huge.
I am Conan, a Cimmerian

Lir an mannanan mac lir!

I drink to his shade

Die stygian dog!


I would go with this one:

Legend: Robert E. Howard's Conan of Cimmeria

or something. :lol:
Well keeping the 46 letter limit in mind, here are a few ideas:

I'll pile the heads of your kinsmen at your feet!

Free my hands & I'll varnish this floor with your brains!

Give me a clean sword & a clean foe to flesh it in.

Damnation! What would I not give for a flagon of wine!

Let me see my foe & I'll cleave his skull to the teeth.

If you're willing to go with movie quotes...

Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!

They shall all drown in lakes of blood.

What is steel compared to the hand that wields it?

All that matters is that two stood against many.

Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.

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

I would sell Haga to a slayer such as you?

Time enough for the Earth in the grave.

I suppose nothing hurts you. Only pain.
I saw the Nano is going up to 8GB which is more than my Mini at 6GB. I want that 80GB since I have 63GB of music now. Rumor has it they are going to a larger screen sometime in the future. I think I will wait to see what comes out in March in 2007 then buy my 80 or 100 GB if they have such an animal then.
How about "Rush in and die, dogs!"

You could run the whole thing, "Rush in and die, dogs. I was a man before I was a king." But you'd be over the 46 characters. You could fit it in if you trimmed the punctuation and made "before" into "b4", but that's kind of lame if you ask me.

There are quite a few Conan quotes throughout the RPG book and sourcebooks.

REH's Conan stuff is great for quoting, especially if you're not offended by the racism and mysoginy.

Be sure to let us know what you finally go with.
Good quotes guys, but so far the winner is :

Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!

Some of the others were quite good as well, but didn't fit within the character limit.
Not strictly Conan but I love that new Korgoth cartoon on Adultswim. See it on

My favorite quote is:

"I despise all weavers of the Black Arts. Speaking of which, can you pass the gravy?"

Hey quigs - I recieved an email from Apple(on my fifth different Apple computer - love 'em) about the ipods and the free engraving and the max limit for the most expensive ipod was 2 lines and 27 characters.

You might want to make sure 46 is correct. :D
Maybe its different for us HSBC employees, but apple's site has 2 lines with 23 characters each.

Who knows?
quigs said:
Maybe its different for us HSBC employees, but apple's site has 2 lines with 23 characters each.

Who knows?

yep - for the nano its 23. Ipod its 27.

Here's one;

Crom laughs at your 4 winds! :lol: - if your going movie quotes...