Quotes from the Movie Alexander

What disturbs me most is not your lack of respect for my judgment, but your contempt for a world far older than ours.

Alexander

You've all honored your country and your ancestors and now we come to this most distant place in Asia where across from us Darius has at last gathered an army, but look again at this war and ask yourselves, who is this great king who pays assasins in gold coins to murder my father, our king in a most despicable and cowardly manner? Who is this great king Darius who enslaves his own men to fight? Who is this king but a king of air? These men do not fight for their homes. They fight because this king tells them they must. When they fight, they will melt away like the air. But we are not here today as slaves. We are here today... as Macedonian free men! Some of you, perhaps myself, will not live to see the sun set over these mountains today but I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time, conquer your fear and I promise you, you will conquer death! And when they ask you where you fought so bravely, you will answer, "I was here this day at Gaugamela for the freedom and glory of Greece!" Zeus be with us!

Alexander

No man or woman can be too powerful or too beautiful without disaster befalling them.

Philip

A king isn't born, Alexander, he is made. By steel and by suffering. A king must know how to hurt those he loves. It's lonely. Ask anyone. Ask Heracles. Ask any of them. Fate is cruel. No man or woman can be too powerful or too beautiful without disaster befalling. They laugh when you rise too high. And they crush everything you've built with a whim. What glory they give in the end, they take away. They... They make of us slaves.

Philip

Hercules did it by himself. Did you conquer Asia by yourself, Alexander? I mean, who planned the Asian invasion, wasn't not your father? Or is his blood no longer good enough?

Cleitus

Pay attention lad, your father's still watching over you!

Cleitus

I no longer served your purpose?! What purpose was I serving when I saved your puppy-life at Gaugamela?!

Cleitus

It was said later that Alexander was never defeated, except by Hephaistion's thighs.

Ptolemy

Back, and to the left! ~ Macedonian Soldier

Ptolemy

All men reach and fall...

Ptolemy

Alexander used to say that we are most alone when we are with the myths.

Ptolemy

He was a god, Cadmos, or as close as anything I've ever seen.

Ptolemy

His tragedy was one of increasing loneliness and impatience with those who could not understand. And if his desire to unite Greek and barbarian ended in failure... what failure! His failure towered over other men's successes. I've lived... I've lived a long life, Cadmos. But the glory and the memory of man will always belong to the ones who follow their great visions. And the greatest of these is the one they now... call "Megas Alexandros" - the greatest Alexander of them all.

Ptolemy

All you desire in the world is yours! Take it...

Olympias

In my womb I carried my avenger!

Olympias

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