Quotes of the Day: “Mongol”

Self and hubby love watching sword-and-sandal epics. Also, war movies (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” etc etc etc). Also, The History Channel (turning “300” in its new series, “Battles B.C.”).

The other week (in between Chicago Trip 1 and New York trip), we ordered “Mongol” on Pay-Per-View. Quite a rousing movie, that. And self would like to share with dear blog readers that even though the last third was rather lame, the first 2/3 had probably the most exciting scenes she’s seen in a movie, thus far in 2009. And because the first 2/3 were just so cheesy/great, self of course had to write down certain choice quotes from the movie, which she will now proceed to share with dear blog readers:

Do not scorn a weak cub. He may become the brutal tiger.

— Mongol proverb, 1192

Now, self doesn’t know if that truly is a 12th-century Mongol proverb, but she thinks dear blog readers will agree that it does lend the movie’s proceedings a certain air of tension. So, thumbs up.


When choosing a bride, her face must be flat like a salt lake. Her eyes must be narrow. Evil spirits dive into big eyes . . . and she will go mad.

No date given for that particular proverb, but self thinks it funny that the Mongol of the title, Genghis Khan, chose a woman whose face was decidedly not flat.

Anyhoo, self highly recommends it, dear blog readers.  Three out of four stars!  Very entertaining.

Stay tuned.

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