49 of the Best Warhammer Quotes

Warhammer is a game that can be played on the kitchen table created by Games Workshop. The game has been around for over 30 years and has no game board to restrict moves. Instead of using a game board, players use rulers and end shooting, combats and battles with rolling dice. By collecting miniature plastic elves, orcs, monsters, and soldiers, you create your own little Warhammer army. The first edition of the Warhammer rule book was released in the fall of 1987.

In 1992 a PC game was released, Space Crusade, it was the first release of the Warhammer 40,000 franchise and a turn-based strategy game that was played on your PC. Since then, many different versions of the games have been released by developers such as THQ, Electronic Arts, Roadhouse Interactive, Gremlin Interactive and Fatshark.

Warhammer Quotes

  1. “A good soldier obeys without question. A good officer commands without doubt.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  2. “The rewards of tolerance are treachery and betrayal.” – Games Workshop
  3. “Sorry. I prefer blondes.” – Ciaphas Cain
  4. “Another day nearer the battle so drink up, lads and look brave. For another day nearer the battle is another day nearer the grave.” – Imperial Guard drinking song
  5. “That, my brother, is an axiom that sounds immensely profound until you realize it’s a lie.” – Aaron Dembski-Bowden, The First Heretic
  6. “Blessed is the mind too small for doubt.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  7. “Courage is fighting the kingdom which enslaves you, no matter that their armies outnumber yours by ten-thousand to one. You know nothing of courage! Honor is resisting a tyrant when all others suckle and grow fat on the hypocrisy he feeds them. You know nothing of honor!” – Angron, Wahammer 40K
  8. “I haven’t lost my arm, brother! It’s right over there! I’m still in this! I’m fine!” – Chapter Master Pedro Kantor
  9. “Some may question your right to destroy ten billion people. But those who understand realise that you have no right to let them live.” – Exterminatus Extremis
  10. “So I fight for a Father who I never loved, against a brother that I did. I defend an empire that never wanted me against an army that would have taken me in a heartbeat.” – Chris Wraight, The Path of Heaven
  11. “To admit defeat is to blaspheme against the Emperor.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  12. “There is no time to plan, there is no space to think. No respite. No forgiveness. There is only war.” – Warhammer 40,000 Source Book
  13. “You’ve lost an arm, Alessio! By the mercy of the Emperor, you’re lucky not losing your life as well!” – Captain Alessio Cortez
  14. “Orkses is never beaten in battle. If we win we win, if we die so it don’t count as beat. If we runs for it we don’t die neither, so we can always come back for anuvver go, see!” – Unknown
  15. “After a dozen deaths, you learn not to care. After a hundred, you can’t even if you wanted to.” – C.L. Werner, Dead Winter
  16. “For those who seek perfection there can be no rest on this side of the grave.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  17. “For what terrible sins of the past must we bear the torments of the present and the dark shadow of the future?” – Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000 Core Rule Book
  18. “This is a tactical retreat in the face of overwhelming boredom” – Argel Tal
  19. “They have only one purpose and there is nothing they will not do to accomplish this, no matter how vile or loathsome it might be. These abominations mean to destroy everything proud and noble, everything we hold dear and have fought so long to achieve.” – Inqisitor Agmar
  20. “The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead do not fight one another. The dead have no desires, no petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace…” – Graham McNeill, God King
  21. “The difference between heresy and treachery is ignorance.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  22. “They’re so busy playing, they’ve taken their eyes off the board” – Dan Abnett, I Am Slaughter
  23. “Is that a threat?” – Bronzi
  24. “A Heretic may see the truth and seek redemption. He may be forgiven his past and will be absolved in death. A Traitor can never be forgiven. A Traitor will never find peace in this world or the next. There is nothing as wretched or as hated in all the world as a Traitor.” – Cardinal Khrysdam
  25. “I’m not going to fight them, you fool. I’m going to kill them. – Malus Darkblade.” – Dan Abnett, The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade Volume One
  26. “Knowledge is power, guard it well.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  27. “Loken tried to imagine the future, but the image would not form. Death would wipe them all from history. Not even the great First Captain Ezekyle Abaddon would survive forever. There would be a time when Abaddon no longer waged bloody war across the territories of humanity.” – Dan Abnett, Horus Rising
  28. “Emperor’s Children don’t run!” – Saul Tarvitz
  29. “We’re the Death Korp of Krieg, son. Did you think that was just a pretty name? We never retreat. We fight and we die, that’s the Krieg way.” – Lieutenant Konarski, The Battle of Erebus
  30. “A world of death is a world of stagnation, without the change that makes it worthwhile. What you call uncertainty, I call life itself.” – Graham McNeill, God King
  31. “An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  32. “For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology.” – Dan Abnett
  33. “I hear you do strange things to your men.” – Jaghatai Khan
  34. “I am now dying, and our foes shall gather to destroy us. Then my children, I shall listen for your call in whatever realm of death holds me, and come I shall, no matter what the laws of life and death forbid. At the end I will be there. For the final battle. For the Wolftime.” – Leman Russ
  35. “I think the Horned Rat prefers his children blind or we would surely have the world now. And he knows we would betray even him if we could.” – David Guymer, Headtaker
  36. “Innocence proves nothing.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  37. “Remember, my Jokers, a dropzone is like a woman. Land on her firmly, and make sure you have the vital parts located before you get going.’ Hurtado Bronzi” – Dan Abnett, Legion
  38. “Don’t call me firefist. Because it hurts my precious feelings.” – Lheor
  39. “Still I would rather die having glimpsed eternity than to have stirred the cold furrow of mortal life. I embrace death without regret as I embraced life without fear.” – Kargos Bloodspitter, Champion of Khorne
  40. “Why is it, I wonder, that Sigmar felt compelled to burden you with such poor imaginations? Very well. Judicate me, if you can.” – David Guymer, The Beasts of Cartha
  41. “Success is commemorated; Failure merely remembered.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  42. “We know no fear. It was cut from our souls at birth. We can feel it only as an absence, as an empty shadow cast by the light of annihilation. In the face of a future of atrocity I stand mute, numb to the only feeling that would make me human.” – John French
  43. “It’s a fething Baneblade you moron. I’d be running too, now help me.” – Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt
  44. “’Do not ask which creature screams in the night. Do not ask who crouches in the shadow. For it is my voice that wakes you in the night and me who watches you from the shadow. I am Tzeentch and you are the puppet that dances to my tune.” – Karazantor the Vile, Traitor of Xian
  45. “Up! Up into man-thing nest! Up to their streets and their cellars! Up to their granaries and their stockyards! Up to their homes and their temples! All-all belongs to Rictus! All-all belongs to Vecteek!” – C.L. Werner, Blighted Empire
  46. “Even a man who has nothing can still offer his life.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
  47. “The world goes quiet and warm. I am dying, he thinks, I have failed and there will be nothing left, nothing but ash and hungering darkness. Something within him dims, fluttering to nothing like a flame fading to cold embers. He tries to raise his sword. He is falling…He was.. Running the ashes of a dead world through his fingers.” – John French
  48. “Not very complimentary.” – Argel Tal
  49. “Only in death does duty end.” – Commander quote shown at the bottom of the screen
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