Quotes from the Movie Gladiator

I heard your son squealed like a girl, when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife, moaned like a whore when they ravaged her. Again...again and again!

Commodus

When a man sees his end he wants to know there has been some purpose to his life.

Marcus Aurelius

There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.

Marcus Aurelius

Your faults as a son is my failure as a father.

Marcus Aurelius

Some of you are thinking you won't fight. Others, that you can't fight, they all say that, until they're out there. [He picks up a sword.] Thrust this into another man's chest, and the crowd will applaud and love you for it. In time, you may even begin to love them for that. Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose when, butÖwe can decide how we meet that end, so that we are rememberedÖas men.

Proximo

Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.

Proximo

Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. They just walk around eating, and not mating. You sold me queer giraffes!

Proximo

The silence before you strikeÖand the noise afterÖit risesÖrises like a storm. As if you were the Thunder God himself.

Proximo

I am Proximo. I will be closer to you in these next few days, which will be the last days of your miserable lives than that bitch of a mother who first brought you screaming into this world. I did not pay good money for your company, I paid it so i could profit from your deaths. And just as your mother was there at your beginning, so I shall be there at your end. And when you die, and die you shall, your transition will be to the sound of Gladiators, I salute you.

Proximo

Strength and honor...

Quintus

Sheath your swords. Sheath your swords!

Quintus

Life is a gift from our fathers to us. Who are you to give it up for lack of lifting a spoon?

Juba

Better to die for a friend than to die for gold.

Juba

You have a great name. He must kill your name before he kills you.

Juba

Now we are free. *pauses* I will see you againÖbut not yet...not yet.

Juba

The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum. He'll bring them death and they will love him for it.

Gracchus

Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once, make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him.

Lucilla

I don't pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people.

Gracchus

Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.

Lucilla

Sheath your swords. Sheath your swords!

Quintus

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