From the Chronicles of Gor by John Norman
Meaning of Gor.....
"Gor," he said, "is the name of this world. In all the languages of this planet, the word means Home Stone."
~Tarnsman of Gor, page 26~
"If this land is to be saved, it is by us that it must be saved.........it is we on whom we must depend, and not on any other. If this land is to be saved, it is by us, and others like us, that it must be saved. There are no spells, no gods, no heroes to save us. In this chamber, it is not Torvald who must awaken. It is you and I." ~Marauders of Gor, page 235~
(Please click here for the scene "The chamber is empty"
Do not ask the stones...
"The Goreans have a saying which, came to me in the darkness, in the hall. ?Do not ask the stones or the trees how to live; they can not tell you; they do not have tongues; do not ask the wise man how to live, for, if he knows, he will know he cannot tell you; if you would learn how to live do not ask the question; it's answer is not in the question but in the answer, which is not in words; do not ask how to live, but, instead, proceed to do so."
~Marauders of Gor, Page 9~
(for the complete scene, Bosk of Port Kar in his great hall, alone with his thoughts, please click here ~Morality Scene <Morality.htm>~)
Let those who can climb mountains.....
"Let those who can climb mountains climb them; let those who cannot climb them console themselves with denying their existence.
~Rogue of Gor, page 81~
You may judge and scorn the Goreans....
"You may judge and scorn the Goreans if you wish. Know as well, however, that they judge and scorn you.
They fulfill themselves as you do not. Hate them for their pride and power. They will pity you for your shame and weakness.
~Beasts of Gor, page 11~
become equal to me; then we will be the same
"The morality of slaves says, "You are equal to me; we are both the same;" the morality of masters says, "We are not equal; we are not the same; become equal to me; then we will be the same." The morality of slaves reduces all to bondage; the morality of masters encourages all to attain, if they can, the heights of freedom."
~Marauders of Gor, page 8~
Why so hard?.....Why so soft?
To Gorean morality many Earth moralities might ask, "Why so hard?"
To these Earth moralities, the Gorean ethos might ask, "Why so soft?"
~Marauders of Gor, page 8 ~
(for the entire "morality scene", please click here and go to this website's scene page)
The master will never be happy until he is a master....
"In denying it we deny our own nature. In betraying it we betray no one but ourselves.
The master will never be happy until he is a master.
The slave will never be happy until she is a slave. It is what we are."
~Explorers of Gor, page 159~
Meaning of history....
"The meaning of history lies not in the future but in the moment."
~Explorers of Gor, Page 230~
"The Gorean is suspicious of the stranger, particularly in the vicinity of his native walls. Indeed, in Gorean the same word is used for both stranger and enemy."
~Outlaw of Gor, Page 49~
"Lo Sadar," it said. "I am a Priest-King."
~Priest-Kings of Gor, page 76~
"I am offering a libation," he said.
"What does that mean?" I asked.
"It means---to the Priest-Kings of Gor!"
~Outlaws of Gor, page 13~
Though often strict, is seldom cruel....
"Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean Master, though often strict, is seldom cruel. The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one. She will almost never encounter sadism or wanton cruelty, for the psychological environment that tends to breed these diseases is largely absent from Gor. This does not mean that she will not expect to be beaten if she disobeys, or fails to please her Master.
~Outlaw of Gor, Page 53~
one woman in forty is a slave....
"Are most Gorean women slaves?" she asked.
"No," I said, "Indeed, statistically, in those parts of Gor with which I am familiar, very few. Commonly only one woman in, say, forty or fifty is a slave.
This varies somewhat, of course, from city to city."
~Beasts of Gor, Page 246~
La kajira means....
"The first Gorean words the Earth girl had been taught, and she had learned them in the pens of Samos of Port Kar, were "La Lajira," which means "I am a slave girl." ~Tribesmen of Gor, page 74~
He is master, I am slave.........
"He is Master, and I am Slave.
He is owner, and I am owned.
He commands, and I obey
He is to be pleased, and I am to please,
Why is this?
Because he is Master and I am Slave."
~Explorers of Gor, page 178 & 179~
"What is the duty of a slave girl?" I inquired.
"Absolute obedience" she said, frightened.
"What are you?" I inquired.
"A slave girl," she said.
"What is your duty?" I asked.
"Absolute obedience," she cried out.
~Hunters of Gor, Page 258~
"A Gorean slave, incidentaly, always addresses free men as "Master" and all free woman as "Mistress."
~Captive of Gor, page 73~
"I realized then that she was first girl in the camp, and that I must obey her, that she had been empowered to set me tasks and duties. Suddenly I feared her. Before I had looked down upon her. Now I trembled. It was she who held the switch over me. Before I had generally obeyed her only when men were present.....Now I realized I must, without question, take slave instructions from her and discharge swiftly and well whatever menial duties she might place upon me.....She would command me. She held the switch. I would obey. She was first girl."
~Slave Girl of Gor, pages 66 & 67~
The Bondage Knot and the Offering of Larma.....
"On Gor, the female slave, desiring her master, yet sometimes fearing to speak to him, frightened that she may be struck, has recourse upon occasion to certain devices, the meaning of which is generally established and culturally well understood. I shall mention two such devices:
There is, first, the bondage knot. Most Gorean slave girls have long hair. The bondage knot is a simple looped knot tied in the girl's hair and worn at the side of her right cheek or before her right shoulder. The girl approaches the master naked and kneels, the bondage knot soft, curled, fallen at the side of her right cheek or before her right shoulder. Another device, common in Port Kar, is for the girl to kneel before the master and put her head down and lift her arms, offering him fruit, usually a larma, or a yellow Gorean peach, ripe and fresh. These devices, incidentally, may be used even by a slave girl who hates her master but whose body, trained to love, cannot endure the absence of the masculine caress."
~Tribesman of Gor, pages 27 & 28~
"The collar," I said, touching it, "is put on from without, but what it encircles, the slave, comes from within.".
......."Slavery, true slavery, comes from within." ~Savages of Gor, page 210~
"He had chosen the perfection of one man, the complete master, and one woman, the total slave. It is called the perfect bondage, each all and perfect to the other." ~Slave Girl of Gor, page 442~
"I wish you well," said Nar, using a common Gorean phrase of farewell."
~Tarnsman of Gor, page 94~
"I wish you well, all of you," said Mincon.
We bade him farewell.
~Mercanaries of Gor, page 200~