Robert Howard

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In existographies, Robert E. Howard (49-19 BE) (1906-1936 ACM) (PR:14,532|65AE / writer:1,584) (LH:#) was an American science fiction writer, noted for his 1928 Solomon Kane, somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms, and 1931 Conan the Barbarian, a black-haired barbarian hero who swears by a deity called Crom.



Howard corresponded with Howard Lovecraft.


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The following are quotes:

“What is death, but a traversing of eternities and a crossing of cosmic oceans.”
— Robert Howard (c.1930), Kull: Exile of Atlantis[1]
“Time, place and space are illusions, having no existence save in the mind of man which must set limits and bounds in order to understand.”
— Robert Howard (c.1930), Kull: Exile of Atlantis
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
— Robert Howard (c.1930), Publication[2]
“Fire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky, but Crom is your god. Crom, and he lives in the earth. Once giants lived in the earth, Conan, and in the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered, and the earth shook, and fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters. But in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield, and we who found it. We are just men, not gods, not giants, just men. And the secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan, you must learn its discipline, for no one, no one in this world can you trust, not men, not women, not beasts... This you can trust. [points to his sword].”
— Robert Howard (1932), Conan the Barbarian; in 1982 film, explaining the mystery of steel to Conan (actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger); written by John Milius and Oliver Stone; thematic to Friedrich Nietzsche and Scarface (1983) dialogue

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