20 Best Vinland Saga Quotes from the Anime & Manga

20 Best Vinland Saga Quotes from the Anime & Manga

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In terms of newer manga and anime releases, Vinland Saga is definitely a title to be reckoned with. Although it’s still in the making, the title has become extremely popular and there is a lot of hype surrounding it. Vinland Saga debuted back in 2005 and is currently on volume 26 of the manga. The anime adaptation premiered in 2019 with the first 24 episodes, whereas the second season is scheduled for a January 2023 release. Now, as manga and anime usually are, they are filled with some great lines of dialogue and these lines will be the focus of this article.

This list is going to include a total of the best 20 Vinland Saga quotes you need to know from various chapters and episodes. The quotes are taken from various contexts and situations, and we have decided to group them based on the message they are conveying.

1. “You clever fellows and your smug looks. You think you’ve got eeeeveryone dancing on the palms of your hands, don’t you? Hmm? Well, is me snapping your neck with my bare hand part of your brilliant plan? Is it? Speak up. I am not your puppet. I fight when I want to fight. I’ll die when I want to die. So you can tell Canute that if he wants a man killed, he can pick up his sword and fucking do it himself.” – Thorkell

2. “Chains are the only type of necklace that looks good on a human. Not gold. Not silver. A cold, iron chain. Iron links fastened around a hǣthen’s neck are all that can make him more than he was. Wouldn’t you agree?” – Halfdan

3. “Then we left Markland, and charted a course further south… ‘There are richer lands.’ That’s what the wind was telling us… And then we found it… The new world! A continent overflowing with bounty, where rippling grass plains cover the earth. We settled upon it… And I named it… Vinland.” – Leif Eriksson

4. “There’s nothing quite like enjoying some Saxon beer at night, so imagine you went without beer for the whole day to make it even better. But when you get back home, you realize you’re completely out of beer. At that point, you’d be dying to drink any booze, know what I mean? So can you now understand? Because that’s how I feel right now. I don’t give two shits about the reason or whether it was a misunderstanding. I. JUST. WANNA. FIGHT.” – Thorkell

5. “You swine… Is that how you speak to your once and future king, knave?! KNEEL BEFORE ME! I’LL GIVE YOU THE HONOUR OF KISSING MY BOOTS! THEN YOU’L DIE!” – Lucius

6. “Once his battle wounds have healed… Lord Artorius will return to us. And deliver us from our suffering… When that time comes… You must serve him, my son. He is a true warrior and our rightful king. Become his staff. Be his sword. And one day…” – Lydia


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7. “A man, slave to gold, holds a whip…And beats the slave he bought with that gold as if to claim HE is the master. He just doesn’t see it for himself. Every living human being is a slave to something.” – Askeladd

8. “I’d had fifteen years to think about him. And I realized that it wasn’t a matter of the life or death of the flesh. What’s important to a warrior is the soul…And where it lies.” – Thorkell

9. “Where in this world can a sane man be found? We’re the same. We’re all the same. None of us understands what it means to love all. Or the meaning of life…Or the meaning of death…Or the meaning of our own battles.” – Canute

10. “Far, far to the west, across the great sea, there’s a place called Vinland. It’s warm… and fertile. Where neither slavery nor the fires of war can reach. What do you say? Will you live with us there someday?” – Þórðr Snorrason

11. “The only reason I must rely on this sword is because I am imperfect. A true warrior…Needs no sword.” – Thors

12. “Not all warriors fight on the battlefield with a sword in hand. A sailor makes his living battling the sea.” – Leif Erikson

13. “Love provides the worth of everything in the world. Without love…gold, silver, horses, and women…all are worthless.” – Father Willibald

14. “Try achieving something great on the battlefield. You’re a Viking. Then I’ll reward you with a duel.” – Askeladd

15. “You’ve done it now, you third-rate clowns… (chomps down fly agaric mushroom) Come at me! All of you at once! I’ll take you all to Valhalla!” – Bjorn

16. “You’re young. Time is on your side. You’ll grow up and I’ll grow old. Someday you’ll likely beat me. It’s only natural. Even the strongest man must die.” – Askeladd

17. “Listen. Now I’m not sayin’ that I give a crap about what Canute’s thinking. I do what I want like I always do. But you mind telling me what the hell kind of royal edict it is that you brought, Wulf? It makes me sick. (…) My question is…what does he mean by “Interfere in the squabble with the Jomsvikings”? He wants me to get in there and tear things up? Every other time in my life, Canute’s been trying to STOP me from having a good war. What’s gotten into him?” – Thorkell


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18. “Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! What’s wrong?! Is this all you have, Dane filth?! Don’t any of you possess true mettle?!” – Castus

19. “Only those who do their jobs on the battlefield get the rewards they desire. That’s the life of a warrior.” – Askeladd

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