Merlin was full of interjections that seriously need to make a comeback.
- A dark age indeed! Age of inconvenience!
- Hang it all! Hang. It. All!
- Leave off! Leave off! You fiendish chain, you!
- One big medieval mess!
- Impossible. Impossible. Confound it all!
- Blast it all! Impudent piece of crockery!
Merlin also knew how important it was to gain knowledge.
- You can’t grow up without a decent education, you know.
- Develop your brain! There’s the higher power!
- He’s the brawn, and you’re the brain!
He didn’t put up with anything stupid.
- See here, sugar boy! You’re getting too rough! That teapot is cracked enough.
- Oh, bah! Everybody’s got problems. The world’s full of problems.
- I’ve got news for that old walrus. I’m sticking it out! I plan to cheat, of course.
- No sense going around insulting bullfrogs. The water world has its jungles too.
- What in thunder is a monster like that doing in the mote? By George, I’ll turn him into a minnow.
He was full of problem-solving ideas.
- Have you ever considered being a squirrel?
- It would have worked if it weren’t for this infernal beard.
- What a mess! What a medieval muddle! We’ll have to modernize it.
- Don’t take gravity too lightly, or it’ll catch up with you.
But most importantly, Merlin understood love.
- That love business is a powerful thing. Greater than gravity? Well, yes. In its way, yes, I’d say it’s the greatest force on Earth.