"(Sighs) And here I thought the Wonders of Thedas would be a whore house. Pity." -Zevran
"Now that we have mentioned tying me up in that context, do we have any extra rope about?" -Zevran
"You tend to get up to interesting things. You meet interesting people and then you kill them. I'm game to tag along, if you are." -Zevran
"Now when was the last time I put my hand into a dark hole, ah, long story" -Zevran
"I got the impression it involved sex, but then, I get that about most things." -Zevran
"Just once I'd like to walk into one of these places and discover a lively dance, or a drinking festival. Or an orgy. But alas, no." -Zevran
"By your side I would willingly storm the gates of the Dark City itself. Never doubt it!" -Zevran
"Arg! Pirate Zevran reporting for duty! Prepare to be boarded!" -Zevran
"No dinner? Flowers? Gifts of lethal poison? (Chuckles) You spoil me." -Zevran
"Yes, it's terrible and it makes me sad. May I rest my head in your bosom? I wish to cry." -Zevran
Writer Sheryl Chee has said that when going out for a drink Zevran would "insist on garnishing his with an orange slice and an umbrella."
Lead Writer, David Gaider described Zevran as "deceptively spicy salsa."
One of David Gaider's influences for Zevran was Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Lord Rochester from Plunkett & Macleane.
It has been suggested that some of Zevran's demeanor came from a 1970's-80s tv commercial. However many aspects of his character and behaviour emulate Puss-in-Boots from the Dreamworks animated film Shrek 2, such as his accent, his love of leather boots, the fact he is an assassin sent by the King, how he offers his life in service after being allowed to live, and Puss is even called a "sleazy hit man" which is how Zevran is seen by others.
The quote during one of the possible endgames "You meet interesting people and then you kill them" is a nod to the movie Full Metal Jacket in which the lead character mentions that he wanted "to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture... and kill them."