Gladiator

Gladiator quotes

60 total quotes (ID: 239)

Commodus
Juba
Marcus Aurelius
Maximus
Other
Proximo
Quintus


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.


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

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.

Gracchus: But the Senate is the people, sire. Chosen from among the people, to speak for the people.
Commodus: I doubt if any of the people eat so well as you, Gracchus. Or have such splendid mistresses, Gaius.

They say your son squealed like a girl, as they nailed him to the cross. And your wife moaned like a whore when they ravaged her. Again. And again. And again.

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.

Lucilla: I want to help you.
Maximus: Yes, you can help me. Forget you ever knew me, never come back here again.

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: When was the last time you were home?
Maximus: Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning.

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

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.

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 [he claps his hands]. Gladiators, I salute you.

Maximus: ... And you have met Caesar?
Proximo: ... Yes ... yes, I did ...

What am I going to do with you? You simply won't...die.

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