Gladiator quotes

60 total quotes (ID: 239)

Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

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

The silence before you strike...and the noise rises...rises like a storm. As if you were the Thunder God himself.

Strength and honor...

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

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.

It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.

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!

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

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

Am I not merciful? [loses patience] Am I not merciful?!

Frost...sometimes it makes the blade stick.

Quintus: People should know when they are conquered.
Maximus: Would you, Quintus? Would I?