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"Barbarism is the natural state of mankind," the borderer said, still staring somberly at the Cimmerian. "Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always triumph."

- "Beyond the Black River"

The fighting madness of his race was upon him, and with a red mist of unreasoning fury wavering before his blazing eyes, he cleft skulls, smashed breasts, severed limbs, ripped out entrails, and littered the deck like a shambles with a ghastly harvest of brains and blood.

- "Queen of the Black Coast"

"...Free my hands and I'll varnish this floor with your brains!"

- "The Scarlet Citadel"

"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing."

- "Tower of the Elephant"

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