Gladiator

Gladiator quotes

60 total quotes (ID: 239)

Commodus
Juba
Marcus Aurelius
Maximus
Other
Proximo
Quintus


Now we are free. ... I will see you again ... but not yet ... not yet.


Gracchus: I think he [Commodus] knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they'll roar. 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.
Lucilla: 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.
Gracchus: I do not pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people.
Lucilla: Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
We who are about to die salute you!

Quintus: Maximus? Maximus?
Maximus: Quintus, free my men. Senator Gracchus is to be reinstated. There was a dream, that was Rome. It shall be realized. These are the wishes of Marcus Aurelius.

Maximus: Do you find it difficult to do your duty?
Cicero: Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.

Marcus: You have proved your valor yet again, Maximus. Let us hope for the last time.
Maximus: There is no one left to fight, sire.
Marcus: There is always someone left to fight. How can I reward Rome's greatest general?
Maximus: Let me go home.
Marcus: Ah, home.

Maximus: What will you have me do, Caesar?
Marcus: I want you to become the protector of Rome after I die. I will empower you, to one end alone, to give power back to the people of Rome and end the corruption that has crippled it. Pause Will you accept this great honor that I have offered you?
Maximus: With all my heart, no.
Marcus: Maximus, that is why it must be you.

Commodus: The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know how the story ends. Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?
Maximus: You would fight me?
Commodus: Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
Maximus: I think you've been afraid all your life.
Commodus: Unlike Maximus the invincible, who knows no fear?
Maximus: I knew a man who once said: "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."
Commodus: I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?
Maximus: You must know. He was your father.
Commodus: You loved my father, I know. But so did I. That makes us brothers, doesn't it? Smile for me now, brother! [Commodus stabs him in the back]

[After winning against seemingly impossible odds] Are you not entertained? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!? Is this not why you are here? [Crowd chanting] Spaniard!!! Spaniard!!! Spaniard!!!

Frost...sometimes it makes the blade stick.

Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together, we survive.

Whisper to them that I live only to hold them again, for all else is dust and air.

Why don't they know they're already dead?

I am a slave! What possible difference can I make?

Marcus Aurelius had a dream that was Rome. This is not it. This is not it!

Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe they fought and died for nothing.