The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt quotes

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Rameses


Moses: Hey, Ramses! How'd you like to have your face carved on a wall?
Rameses: Someday, yes.
Moses: How about now?! [pushes him into wall]


Rameses: Second born, second place!
Moses: Not for long!

Rameses: The weak link in the chain. That's what he called me.
Moses: Well, you are rather pathetic.
Rameses: Irresponsible, ignorant of the traditions. He practically accused me of bringing down the dynasty.
Moses: Yeah, I can see that now. There go the pyramids! [laughs]
Rameses: You can laugh about it.
Moses: Statues crumbling and toppling, the Nile drying up, you will singlehandedly bring the greatest kingdom on Earth to ruins!
Rameses: Tell me this, Moses, tell me this: why is it that every time you start something, I'm the one who ends up in trouble?

Moses: I figured it out, you know what your problem is, Rameses, you care too much.
Rameses: And your problem is that you don't care at all.
Moses: Well, in that case, I supposed that you do care more than I do that we're... late for the banquet, for example.
Rameses: I'm done for, Father will kill me!
Moses: Don't worry, nobody will ever notice us coming in.
Rameses: [They enter and the entire crowd sees them and cheers loudly] Nobody will ever notice.

[Moses discovers, to his great dismay, that the pharaoh was responsible for the butchery of thousands of Hebrew children.]
Pharaoh Seti: The Hebrews grew too numerous. They might have risen against us.
Moses: [On the brink of tears] Father, tell me you didn't do this.
Pharaoh Seti: Moses, sometimes, for the greater good, sacrifices must be made.
Moses: Sacrifices?
Pharaoh Seti: [Taking Moses tenderly into his arms] Oh, my son...they were only slaves.

Moses: Is this where you found me?
Queen: Moses, please try to understand.
Moses: So everything I thought, everything I am, is a lie.
Queen: No! You are our son and we love you.
Moses: Why did you choose me?
Queen: We didn't, Moses. The gods did.

[Moses has fallen into Jethro's well]
Tzipporah: What are you girls doing?
Sister: We're trying to get the funny man out of the well!
Tzipporah: Trying to get the funny man out of the well. Well that's one I've never heard before. [she looks down the well] Oh! Oh, my! Don't worry down there! We'll get you out! Hold on! [she sees it is Moses] You! [she lets go of the rope, nods and saunters away]
Sister: That's why papa says she'll never get married.

Hotep: So you think you've got friends in high places, with the power to put us on the run. [he vanishes]
Huy: Well, forgive us these smiles on our faces. You'll know what power is when we are done, son...

Aaron: So, Moses, how does it feel when you get struck to the ground?
Moses: I didn't need to cause you more pain. I'm just trying to do as God told me.
Aaron: God? When did God start caring about any of us? In fact, Moses, when did you start caring about slaves? Was it when you found out that you were one of us?

Moses: Rameses, let my people go!
Rameses: Still gnawing away on that bone, are we? [to his guards] Carry on.
Moses: You cannot keep ignoring us!
Rameses: Enough. I will hear no more of this Hebrew nonsense. [to his guards] Bring him to me.

Rameses: Abandon this futile mission, Moses! I've indulged you long enough! This must now be finished!
Moses: No, Rameses. It is only beginning.

Moses: [singing] Once I called you brother. Once I fought the chance to make you laugh. It's all I ever wanted. And even now, I wished that God had chose another, serving as your foe on his behalf. It's the last thing that I wanted. This was my home. All this pain and devastation, how it tortures me inside. All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride. You who I called brother. Why must you call down another blow?
Chorus: [singing] I send my scourge, I sent my sword.
Moses: [singing] Let my people go.
Chorus: [singing] Thus saith the Lord.
Moses, Chorus: [singing] Thus saint the Lord.
Rameses: [singing] You who I called brother. How could you have come to hate me so? I this what you wanted?
Chorus: [singing] I send the swarm, I send the hoard.
Rameses: [singing] Then let my heart be hardened, and never mind how high the cost may grow. This may still be so: I will never let your people go.

Moses: Rameses?
Rameses: Let me guess. You want me to... let your people go.
Moses: I... hoped I might find you here.
Rameses: Get out! [throws a bowl at him]
Moses: Ramses, we must bring this to an end. [pause] Come on, talk to me. We could always talk here. [pause] This place... so many memories... I remember the time you... [chuckles] switched the heads of the gods in the Temple of Ra.
Rameses: If I recall correctly, you were there switching heads right along with me.
Moses: No, that was you, I didn't do that.
Rameses: Yes you did. You put the hippo on the crocodile and the crocodile...
Moses: [remembers] ...on the falcon.
Rameses: Yes! And the priests thought it was a horrible omen and fasted for two months! Father was furious! You were always getting me into trouble! [pauses and smiles] But then... you were always there to get me... out of trouble again. Why can't things be the way they were before?