Gladiator quotes

60 total quotes (ID: 239)

Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Strength and honor...

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

It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.

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

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

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.

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!

At my signal, unleash hell.

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

[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!!!

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

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