By or about the Imperium of Man generally
My will be done.
-The Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind
No world shall be beyond my rule. No enemy beyond my wrath.
The universe has many horrors yet to throw at us. This is not the end of our struggle. This is just the beginning of our crusade to save Humanity. Be faithful! Be strong! Be vigilant!
One cannot consider the fate of a single man, nor ten, nor a thousand. Billions will live or die by our actions here, and we have not the luxury to count the cost.
-The Imperium! How mighty its aspect! How far-reaching its boundaries! As one world dies ten more are brought into the fold. Fear us, for we count the lives of planets, not men!
-Cardinal Mortius Blate
, Ecclesiarch Primus
Do not presume to judge me or the methods I choose to employ, petty-minded fool. You cannot comprehend the magnitude of the tasks I have undertaken, nor the consequences of my failure.
, declared Excommunicate Traitoris 998.M41
Some may be able to avoid the judiciaries of the Adeptus Arbites, fewer may be able to face off against the Imperial Guard and the Adeptus Astartes, but let it be known that none can stand against the Officio Assassinorum.
I have fought as a God fights. I am Imperius Dictatio. Kneel before me and beg for you lives!
I don't have time to die! I'm TOO BUSY!
The tracks on the Land Raider crush the heretics,
Crush the heretics, crush the heretics.
The tracks on the Land Raider crush the heretics,
All day long.
The Emperor protects.
-Practically every character in the Imperium
By or about the Space Marine Legions:
Fear our name, for it is vengeance.
-Rhetoricus of the Imperial Fists
Are we not the chosen of the Emperor, his loyal servants unto death?
We are the Ultramarines, the Sons of Guilliman. Whilst we draw breath, we stand. Whilst we stand, we fight. Whilst we fight, we prevail. Nothing shall stay our wrath.
, Chapter Master of the Ultramarines
Do not ask me to approach the battle meekly, to creep through the shadows, or to quietly slip on my foes in the dark. I am Rogal Dorn, Imperial Fist, Space Marine, Emperor's Champion. Let my enemies cower at my advance and tremble at the sight of me.
, Primarch of the VII Legion
Lorgar of Colchis. You may consider the following. One: I entirely withdraw my previous offer of solemn ceasefire. It is cancelled, and will not be made again, to you or to any other of your motherless bastards. Two: you are no longer any brother of mine. I will find you, I will kill you, and I will hurl your toxic corpse into hell's mouth.
, Primarch of the XII Legion, channeling Liam Neeson
Space Marines excel at warfare because they were designed to excel at everything.
Let them hide in their fortress. My crew could use the target practice.
, the Spear of Macragge
No brother falls forgotten.
A foe without honour is a foe already beaten.
A battle for supremacy against many foes is a battle of the best kind. There are few considerations, only those concerning where to place your next shot. It is war in its purest form.
No, NO! You would have me leave the side of my sworn battle-brothers in their darkest hour? I refuse!...On my honour as a son of Macragge, I choose to defy it. Even if it means I will perish here, even if you colour me a rebel like Lorgar's turncoats, I defy it!
(*after receiving an order to retreat from the second-in-command of the entire Imperium)
We are the slayers of kings, the destroyers of worlds, bringers of ruination and death in all its forms. These things we do in the name of the Emperor and in the defense of Mankind. Let none stay our wrath.
Our presence remakes the past.
-Inscribed on the Ultramarines' Chapter Banner
The Space Marines fear no evil, for we are fear incarnate.
I am Nathaniel Garro, and I am a Legion of One.
of the Dusk Raiders
I am the hammer! I am the hate! I am the woes of daemonkind!
-Warcry of the Grey Knights
The Chapter might lose us and the Imperium might never know we existed, but the Enemy - the Enemy will know. The Enemy will remember. We will hurt it so badly that it will never forget us until the stars burn out and the Emperor vanquishes it at the end of time. When Chaos is dying, its last thought will be of us. That is our memorial - carved into the heart of Chaos. We cannot lose, Grey Knights. We have already won.
of the Grey Knights.
The uniforms of the Imperial Guard are camouflaged in order to protect their wearers by hiding them from sight. The principle is that what the enemy cannot see he cannot kill. This is not the way of the Adeptus Astartes. A Space Marine’s armour is bright with heraldry that proclaims his devotion to his Chapter and the beloved Emperor of Mankind. Our principle is that what the enemy can see, he will soon learn to fear…
of the Firehawks Chapter
I was on Prospero, brothers. I was there when we burned their heresy from the galaxy. I saw Leman Russ lay waste to their cherished places. I saw Traitors weep from corrupted eyes as we turned their pyramids of glass into barren wasteland. That will not happen here. They were made weak by the knowledge of their treachery. We are made strong by the knowledge of our fidelity. Where Tizca fell, the Aett will stand. Though it may cost the lives of us all, the Aett will stand.
-Bjorn the Fell-Handed
, Dreadnought of the Space Wolves, Eldest, Honored One, Trueclaw, Last of the Company of Russ
We may be few, and our enemies many. Yet so long as there remains one of us still fighting, one who still rages in the name of justice and truth, then by the Allfather, the galaxy shall yet know hope.
-Wolf Lord Ragnar
of the Space Wolves
Listen closely Brothers, for my life's breath is all but spent. There shall come a time far from now when our chapter itself is dying, even as I am now dying. Then my children, I shall list'n for your call from whatever realms of death hold me, and come I shall no-matter what laws of life and death forbid. At the end I will be there. For the final battle. For the Wolftime.
, Primarch of the VI Legion
Wherever you are, tread lightly. We are closer than you think, and our blades are sharp.
-Third Captain Shrike
of the Raven Guard
To take a town, send a legionary. To take a city, send a squad. To take a world, send a company. To take a culture, send a Chapter.
Camouflage is the colour of fear... I have no need to hide from my foes... I have no fear of death. My colours I wear openly, they proclaim louder than any words, "I am proud to live - I am proud to die."
For eleven hundred years, I have fought and I have seen the darkness in our galaxy. I have seen the vileness of the alien and the heresy of the mutant. I have witnessed the sin of possession. I have seen all the evil that the galaxy harbours, and I have slain all whose presence defiles the Emperor. I have seen what you will see. I have fought what you must fight, and I have slain what you must slay... so fear not and be proud, for we are the sons of Sanguinius, the protectors of Mankind. Aye, we are indeed the Angels of Death.
, Master of the Blood Angels
Surround yourself with the greatest warriors at your command, or cower in the deepest and darkest hole you can find. It matters not. I shall take your head for the Great Khan and for the Emperor.
of the White Scars
This galaxy is the Emperor's, and anyone or anything that challenges that claim is an enemy that shall be destroyed.
-High Marshal Helbrecht
of the Black Templars
What is the terror of death?
That we die, our work incomplete.
What is the joy of life?
To die, knowing our task is done.
-Litany of the Black Templars
No fear, no remorse, no pity!
My sword shall not waver, nor my heart weaken. I shall drown the xeno in his own blood. I shall smite glorious ruin upon the heretic. This I swear!
My name is Gerhart! I am of the sword brethren of Marshall Korneliusz's fighting company. Now tell me- who wants to be the first?
of the Black Templars
Repent! For tomorrow you die!
-Battle cry of the Dark Angels
By or about the Imperial Guard
To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing.
, Cadian 412th
I have followed you too far to fail now Ghazghkull Thraka. I bear the gift of death. You cannot outrun me. There's no place in this universe where you can hide. I have waited a long time for vengeance. I'm tired but not so tired I cannot kill you. Maybe then I won't see the faces of the dead. Maybe then I'll be able to sleep.
Commissar Sebastian Yarrick
Heroes of Armageddon! You have withstood the evil savagery of the Orks, and they have nothing left for you to fear. So raise high the black banners of vengeance - for now is our time.
What is the strongest weapon of mankind? The god-machines of the Adeptus Mechanicus? No! The Astartes Legions? No! The tank? The lasgun? The fist? Not at all! Courage and courage alone stands above them all!
-Lord Solar Macharius
, Second Warmaster of the Imperium
The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush his achievement and remove all record of his very existence. From that defeat there is no recovery. That is the meaning of victory.
Doing the Emperor's work is its own reward. But this is quite satisfying.
-Sgt. Alem Mahat
, Tallarn Desert Raiders, overseeing a mass executing of heretics.
I am a Commissar. I am empowered to deliver justice wherever I see it lacking. I am empowered to punish cowardice. I am granted the gift of total authority to judge, in the name of the Emperor, on the field of combat.
-Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt
, 81st/1st Tanith-Belladon
I hate last stands. There's never time to practice 'em.
Maj. Elim Rawne
, 81st/1st Tanith-Belladon
We hold them here or we fight them on the hallowed ground of Terra itself. I for one would rather see a million human lives lost here than allow a single Ork to set foot on Earth.
, Armageddon Steel Legion
We're the Death Korps 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.
, 933rd Death Korp
Your foe is well equipped, well-trained, battle-hardened. He believes his gods are on his side. Let him believe what he will. We have tanks on ours.
, Krieg 14th Armored
I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral world savages braining each other with stones, and I have monitored the death of a whole planet at the hands of a virus bomb. I have seen Space Marines drop to certain death, and win. I have seen Titans crush whole platoons underfoot. But there is no more stirring sight in war than the charge of massed cavalry.
, 9th Tallarn Hussars
Enemies of the Imperium, hear me. You have come here to die. The Immortal Emperor is with us and we are invincible. His soldiers will strike you down. His war machines will crush you under their treads. His mighty guns will bring the very sky crashing down upon you. You cannot win. The Emperor has given us his greatest weapon to wield. So make yourselves ready. We are the First Kronus Regiment, and today is our Victory Day.
-Governor-Militant Lukas Alexander
Though our tanks and artillery are mighty, it is the vast ranks of Imperial Guardsmen that shall trample the enemy to dust - let them come.
, Tactical Genius
I left my homeworld the night it died, and I've been fighting for its memory ever since. We Tanith are a dying breed. There are only about twenty hundred of us left. Gaunt only got away with enough for one regiment. The Tanith First. The First-and-Only. That's what makes us 'Ghosts', you see. The last few unquiet souls of a dead world. And I suppose we'll keep going until we're all done.
-Tpr Dermon Caffran
, Tanith 1st
I could choke the Great Eye itself if I had enough bodies to march into it.
-Lord Militant Hector Dravere
I have at my command an entire battle group of the Imperial Guard. Fifty regiments, including specialized drop troops, stealthers, mechanized formations, armored companies, combat engineers and mobile artillery. Over half a million fighting men and thirty thousand tanks and artillery pieces are mine to command. Emperor show mercy to the fool that stands against me, for I shall not.
Let's see how those degenerate sophisticates handle a healthy dose of pure unreasoning violence.
-Veteran-Sergeant Jarran Kell
, on the Eldar
Whatever happens, we have got
The Emperor's blessing,
They have not.
Where I fall ten more shall take my place! And one-hundred each of them! So strike me down! I am the harbinger!
-Ollanius Pius before being struck down by Horus