Romance / Historical

We call them "knights in shining armour" perhaps because in the night we need "amour" or "love" to shine for us. Or perhaps it is that only love can find its way through the armour we all wear and polish, hiding the self that is so vulnerable and soft. Either way, when the joust began there was only ever going to be one winner for me, they could polish the metal and strut all they wanted, my heart had been taken, or perhaps I gave it away one starlit eve.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, February 15, 2019.
General

It is in the darkest of moment that the soul will shine brightly, and that is what made them knights - that they would be our guides even cruelty wasn't seen as stupid or wrong anymore. They were the ones that rode into battle when the rest couldn't find their way to nobility, when bravery was a whisper of the past. They had their shining armour and the most glorious stubbornness to stand up for what was right. And so we never saw them as mortal men, to us they were as gods, the ones who took the tongues of tyranny and rammed them back down their throats.

General

The valiant Biscayan and the renowned Don Quixote with drawn swords uplifted, ready to deliver two such furious slashing blows that if they had fallen full and fair they would at least have split and cleft them asunder from top to toe and laid them open like a pomegranate

By mikeb, November 11, 2012.

Found in The History of Don Quixote, authored by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.