Quotes / Lady of War

But I'm a dangerous myrmidon! A graceful whirlwind of singing steel!!

Some flowers have thorns!
Reimi Saionji, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, when performing her Chaotic Blossoms special art

Andra is Majarashtra's bride
My army is my dowry
My husband will break Malwa's spine
My sons will break Malwa's bones
Shakuntala's wedding chant, Belisarius Series

Edward's sister had been, as we have seen, married to Earl Ethelred of Mercia. Ethelred died in 911, and his widow Ethelfleda, succeeded and surpassed him. In those savage times the emergence of a woman ruler was enough to betoken her possession of extraordinary qualities. Edward the Elder as he was afterwards called, and his sister, "the Lady of the Mercians", conducted the national war in common and carried its success to heights which Alfred never knew.
Winston Churchill, The History of the English Speaking Peoples

Delenn: This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw...or be destroyed.
Response: Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship.
Delenn: Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else.

Spock: How rare and how beautiful. But how incongruous when spoken by a soldier.
Romulan Commander: If you will give me a moment the soldier will transform herself into a woman.

Fighting's not really my thing, I'm more into fashion, but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his cute little head!

Her Mistress had been perfect of course, dancing her way through battle with utmost precision. She was beautiful, the moonlight entwining with her pale hair and leaving her in an eerie luminescence as she threw fire and power and grace, rendering the creatures which dared attack her home naught but ash and corpses in her wake.
— Myrtenaster describing Weiss Schnee in the fic Sunder

''At first glance, she wouldn't seem like an Initiate to the Jedi Order. She was just too...delicate. Short and petite, that umblemished skin, and her dress. (...) But those dainty fingers were clutching tight to that lightsaber hilt - her other hand wwas holding onto her shed blindfold- and the blue highlights of the weapon gave her features an added fierceness - and those eyes.
Forced, a RWBY fic