King Arthur

King Arthur quotes

320 total quotes (ID: 318)

Bishops Aide
British Scout
Multiple Characters

Fairy tales. The kind you hear of people so brave, so selfless that they can't be real. Arthur and his knights. A leader both Britain and Roman. And yet you chose your allegiance to Rome. To those that take what does not belong to them. That same Rome that took your men from their homeland.

Save your prayers, boy. Your God doesn’t live here

Why do you always talk to God and not to me? Pray. (gestures for ARTHUR to continue) To whomever you pray that we don't cross the Saxons.

Saxon Soldier He says they walled him up in a building and took the family. Someone who goes by the name of Artorius.

Knights. The gift of freedom is yours by right. But the home we seek resides not in some distant land. It's in us! And in our actions on this day! If this be our destiny, then so be it. But let history remember that as free men, we chose to make it so.

You think very hard upon our vow, Bishop, for I will hold you to it. Break it, and no Roman legion, papal army, nor God Himself will protect you. That is my word.

That sword you carry is made of iron from this earth, forged in the fires of Britain. It was love of your mother that freed the sword, not hatred of me. Love, Arthur.

No, I choose life! And freedom! (slams hand down on the stables) for myself and the men! (angry sigh)

I don't believe in heaven. I've been living in this hell. (cheeky grin and shifty eyebrows) But if you represent what heaven is, then take me there.

I’ll live, I promise you. Is there nothing about my land that appeals to your heart? Your own father married a Briton. Even he must have found something to his liking.

[voiceover] By 300 AD, the Roman Empire extended from Arabia to Britain; but they wanted more. More land. More people's loyalty and subservience to Rome. But no people were so important as the powerful Sarmatians to the east. Thousands died in that field. And when the smoke cleared on the fourth day, the only Sarmatian soldiers left alive were members of the decimated but legendary cavalry. The Romans, impressed by their bravery and horsemanship, spared their lives. In exchange, these warriors were incorporated into the Roman military. Better they had died that day...For the second part of the bargain they struck, indebted not only themselves...... but also their sons. And their sons' sons and so on, to serve the Roman Empire as knights.I was such a son. Our post was Britain – or at least the southern half. For the land was divided by a seventy-three mile wall, built three centuries before us, to protect the empire from the native fighters of the North. So, as our forefathers have done, we made our way and reported to our Roman commander in Britain – ancestrally named for the first, Artorius – or, Arthur.

Monk Don’t you see it is the will of God these sinners be sacrificed! These sinners! These sinners!

Arthur. This is not Rome's fight. It is not your fight. All these long years we've been together, the trials we've faced, the blood we've shed... What was it all for, if not for the reward of freedom? And now when we are so close! When it is finally within our grasp - look at me! (grabs ARTHUR) Does it all count for nothing?

(Young Arthur) And what of their free will?

What will you do, Arthur, when you return to your beloved Rome?