A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
Not covering Vikings since that last season even though now I know Ivar’s death was different than I thought, it is time to honour the storytelling. In reality, some people will be offended by the barbaric nature of the conflict of power or interest but very fascinating in its own way. So many great performances and dialogue here you cannot deny.
- Ragnar: Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up.
- Harbard: “I try to live like the gods. I reject everything of this world… Honor and glory, love of oneself, even shame. I only care about the will of the gods. Only then can everything worldly pass away, can the voices of the gods be heard. And then their spirit dwells in me, and I feel the ability to heal and prophecy. And take on the sins of the world… Upon myself.”
- Athelstan: “I’ve asked for a sign. You have given me a sign. You’ve answered my prayers. I was blind, but now I see. I was dead, but… I’m reborn.”
- Floki: “Fenrir, the giant wolf, could not be constrained by any means known to man, so the dwarves forged a chain, but not from metal. Nothing made by man could constrain Fenrir, so they forged it from the things we cannot see and the things we cannot hear. Like the breath of a fish… the sound a moving cat makes. The roots… of a mountain.”
- Ragnar: “I cannot stop thinking about death. Death intrigues me. The death of children. The death of friends. But my own death continues to elude me. In my world, it is believed that the day of your death is fated. Would you like to know the day of your death?”
- Björn Ironside : “You can all say whatever you want, but he was a human. People started to talk as if he was a god. He was not a god,he was a man! A man with many dreams and many failings.”
- Ivar: I have no interest in peace. Peace is a dirty word.
- Floki: “Thor was angry with us. He beat his anvil and the waves grew ever taller. Soaked the boats, and one went down, heavy with water. We saw it, and heard the cries of the men hauled down into the deep. And then, at first light, we saw another had vanished. Storm wrecked, the men all drowned.”
- Lagertha : “Frey, god of plenty, shining Frey, we summon you. We offer you this sacrifice. Frey, son of Njord, you who decides when the sun rises, or the rain comes down, bring forth the fruitfulness of the earth. With the blood of this sacrifice, nourish and make fecund mother earth. With your phallus, fill her womb for the increase of the earth. Now is the time.”
- Floki: “When the God Loki had done something terribly bad, the other Gods took him to a nasty dark cave. And there they chained him on three sharp rocks. And above him they fastened a vile snake so that its poison would drip, drip, drip, forever on Loki’s face.”
- Ragnar Lothbrok: “I hung from a windy tree for nine long nights, wounded by a spear, dedicated to Odin, from that tree of which no man knows from where its roots run.”
- Ivar: If you are fated, it doesn’t matter if you choose or not. You simply have the illusion of being free to choose.
- Lagertha: “Dark shapes come to me at night. Monstrous forms. When I wake, they skulk in the shadows, shapeless, but no sooner am I asleep than they creep forward again.”
- Yidu: “They took me on a long journey, for days and weeks. And afterwards they sold me to the Franks. And now, I am here. I am here, wherever “here” is. And it’s so long since I knew where I was, or where I belonged. I suppose it is stupid for a slave to worry over such things. A slave does not really exist.”
- Rollo : “Always remember to finish off your opponent, if you can. No man ever ran away with his entrails hanging to his knees, or his head cut off.”
- King Ecbert: The more complicated a person is, the more interesting he is. But at the same time, the more dangerous he is.
- Ragnar: “Thor came to a deep channel. The sun dazzled upon the water. On the far bank, a figure sprawled in the sun, his flat-bottomed boat beside him. “Hey,“ yelled Thor. “You over there! Are you the ferryman andwhose ferry is that?” The figure sat up. He cupped his hands and shouted, “Hildolf, the slaughtered wolf, entrusted it to me! And he has given me my orders! So, if you want to cross here, tell me your name!” Demanded the ferryman. “Mmm, I’ll tell you. I am the son of Odin, the strongest god of all. So ferryman, you are talking to Thor!” The god’s words made waves across the water, they broke at the ferryman’s feet. “Now tell me your name,” said Thor. And the ferryman, he stood up and he shouted, “My name is Harbard! I seldom hide it.”
- Floki: “Nearby is Valhalla, vast and gold-bright. And every day, Odin chooses slain men to join him. They arm themselves and fight in the courtyard. They kill one another; but every night they rise again, and ride back to the hall, and feast. The roof is made out of shields. The rafters are spears. Coats of mail litter the benches. A wolf stands at the Western door and an eagle hovers above it. It has five hundred and forty doors, and when Ragnarok comes, eight hundred warriors will march out of each door, shoulder to shoulder.”
There is probably so much more that I have missed…https://www.youtube.com/embed/fAnNgRp7ln4?feature=oembed