Gladiator quotes

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Marcus Aurelius

It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.

It's a dream, a frightful dream... life is.

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

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.

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

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.

My name is Gladiator.

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

One kind word, one full hug while you pressed me to your chest and held me tight, would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me you hate so much? All I ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar, Father. Father, I would butcher the whole world if you would only love me..

People should know when they're conquered...

Shadows and dust. [last lines before he is murdered by Commodus's guards]

Sheath your swords. Sheath your swords!

So much for the glory of Rome.

So Spaniard, we shall go to Rome together and have bloody adventures. And the great whore will suckle us until we are fat and happy and can suckle no more! And then, when enough men have died, perhaps you will have your freedom.

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 how, but...we can decide how we meet that end, so that we are men.