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1. "Il cielo sopra la sua vettura era disseminato di un'enorme quantità di stelle, sembrava addirittura una polvere d'oro - l'oro che i conquistadores inviavano ai loro sovrani via mare - rovesciata da sacchetti di cuoio su un nero velluto spagnolo."
Author: Alexander Lernet Holenia
2. "Confirming the Moriori's apparent pusillanimity. The tattooed Maori conquistadores found their single-barked"
Author: David Mitchell
3. "Wal-Mart's relationship to place has become so abstracted that the company views even its own stores through the conquistador's eyeglass. Like temporary forts built solely for purposes of territorial conquest, any one of them can be abandoned at any time."
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
4. "Valdivia's actions symbolize man's indefatigable thirst to take control of a place where he can exercise total authority. That phrase, attributed to Caesar, proclaiming he would rather be first-in-command in some humble Alpine village than second-in-command in Rome, is repeated less pompously, but no less effectively, in the epic campaign that is the conquest of Chile. If, in the moment the conquistador was facing death at the hands of tht invincible Araucanian Caupolican, he had not been overwhelmed with fury, like a hunted animal, I do not doubt that judging his life, Valdivia would have felt death was fully justified. He belonged to that special class of men the species produces every so often, in whom a craving for limitless power is so extreme that any suffering to achieve it seems natural, and he had become the omnipotent ruler of a warrior nation."
Author: Ernesto Guevara
5. "First the priests arrive. Then the conquistadores."
Author: James Clavell
6. "Bez urážky lze importovat jenom myšlenky myšlenkami, ne myšlenky zbranemi. Každý násilný conquistador pokládá obyvatele dobývaného území za ménecenné. Conquistou jim to dává najevo. Je-li tu však neco ménecenného, pak jsou to myšlenky, které se umejí prosadit jenom zbranemi."
Author: Josef Škvorecký
7. "So El Dorado is no' a man."In a soft tone, Lucia said, "She's La Dorada, the Gilded Woman. History had it wrong.Really wrong.""Makes sense.""What do you mean?""Say you were a conquistador, hunting for the Gilded One's gold, yet the native was clever enough to keep a tomb full of it hidden. A native—a woman native— somehow outwits you?" He shook his head. "Back in the day, I met a few gold-hungry conquistadors, and let's put it this way—the fragility of conquistador ego canna be overstated."
Author: Kresley Cole
8. "Another of the great civilizations, the Aztecs, raised a breed of hairless chihuahuas especially for eating. When the Conquistadors arrived and found dog on the menu, they were of the same opinion as Mademoiselle, that this was evidence of the worst form of barbarism. They, the Spaniards, used dogs as befits civilized and Christian men - to hunt down fugitive Indians and tear them to pieces."
Author: Medlar Lucan
9. "La admiración por el Padre, símbolo de lo cerrado y agresivo, capaz de chingar y abrir, se transparenta en una expresión que empleamos cuando queremos imponer a otro nuestra superioridad: "Yo soy tu padre" […] No es el fundador de un pueblo; no es el patriarca que ejerce la patria protestad; no es rey, juez, jefe de clan. Es el poder, aislado en su misma potencia, sin relación ni compromiso con el mundo exterior. Es la incomunicación pura, la soledad que se devora a sí misma y devora lo que toca. No pertenece a nuestro mundo; no es de nuestra ciudad; no vive en nuestro barrio. Viene de lejos, está lejos siempre. Es el extraño. Es imposible no advertir la semejanza que guarda la figura del "macho" con la del conquistador español. Ése es el modelo –más mítico que real– que rige las representaciones que el pueblo mexicano se ha hecho de los poderosos: caciques, señores feudales, hacendados, políticos, generales, capitanes de industria. Todos ellos son "machos, "chingones"."
Author: Octavio Paz
10. "In a new world behave in a new way as a new man. unhorse the conquistador."
Author: Padgett Powell
11. "No entendían que uno tiene que ponerse del lado de los ganadores, o perder. Y es el hombre el que gana, siempre. El viejo conquistador."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

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