Maximus quotes

[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?

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the Armies of the North. General of the Felix Legions. Loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife...and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

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

Fratres! Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line. Stay with me. If you find yourself alone, riding in green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled; for you are in Elysium, and you're already dead! [his men burst out laughing] Brothers, what we do in life, echoes in eternity.

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.

At my signal, unleash hell.

My name...my name is Gladiator.

You're in danger of becoming a good man, Proximo.

Ancestors I ask for your guidance! Blessed mother come to me with the gods' desires for my future. Blessed father watch over my wife and my son with a ready sword! Whisper to them that I only live to hold them again! Ancestors I honor you and I try to live with the dignity you taught me!

I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."

The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness.

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