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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God quotes

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Don Lope de Aguirre
Gaspar de Caravajal

View Quote Aguirre: Perucho, don't you think the cannon might be a little bit rusty?
Perucho: It might.
View Quote Don Fernando de Guzman: All the land to our left and all the land to our right now belongs to us. I solemnly and formally take possession of all this land. Our country is already six times larger than Spain, and everyday we drift makes it bigger.
Aguirre: Have you seen any solid ground that would support your weight?
View Quote Gaspar: [Mortally wounded] This arrow cannot hurt me. This is not rain. [swings sword at Aguirre]
Aguirre: Monk, do not forget to pray. Otherwise it could end badly with God.
View Quote Gaspar: Has this heathen heard of our Saviour, Jesus Christ and of our mission and the True Word of God? This is a Bible. It contains the Word of God that we are bringing to lighten the darkness of their world. Has he understood that this Book contains the Word of God? Take it in your hand, my son.
Balthasar: He says it doesn't speak. [Native man throws down the Bible; Gaspar runs him through.]
Gaspar (narrating): It is hard work. These natives are hard to convert.
View Quote German dub: I was a prince in this country. Everyone else had to cast down their gaze before me, and no one dared look me in the eye. But now I am in chains, like my people. Now I must look at the ground.
View Quote [Hallucinating] That is no ship. That is no forest. [Arrow hits him] That is no arrow. We just imagine the arrows because we fear them.
View Quote [Reading Aguirre's letter of treason] We rebel until death. Our hands shall perish and our tongues dry up if this is not so. The House of Habsburg has lost all rights. And you, Philip the Second, are dethroned. By dint of this declaration you are annihilated. In your place we proclaim the nobleman from Sevilla, Don Fernando de Guzman as Emperor of El Dorado. Flee from hence, O King! And may God bless your soul.
View Quote I am the great traitor. There must be no other. Anyone who even thinks about deserting this mission will be cut up into 98 pieces. Those pieces will be stamped on until what is left can be used only to paint walls. Whoever takes one grain of corn or one drop of water more than his ration... will be locked up for 155 years. If I, Aguirre, want the birds to drop dead from the trees... then the birds will drop dead from the trees. I am the Wrath of God. The earth I pass will see me and tremble. Whoever follows me and the river, will win untold riches. Whoever deserts...
View Quote Once I was a prince, and men were forbidden to look on me. Now I am in chains.
View Quote That man is a head taller than me. That may change.
View Quote When we reach the sea, we'll build a bigger boat, and with it we'll sail north and take Trinidad away from the Spanish Crown. From there we'll go on and take Mexico from Cort├ęs. What a great betrayal that will be! We will then control all of New Spain and we will stage history as others stage plays. I, the Wrath of God, will marry my own daughter and with her found the purest dynasty ever known to man. Together we will rule the whole of this continent. I am the Wrath... the Wrath of God... Who else is with me?