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Cleopatra (1963)

Cleopatra (1963) quotes

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View Quote Agrippa: [After discovering Cleopatra's gold-clad body, with her servants Charmian and Eiras, who have been bitten by the asp that killed Cleopatra] Was this well done of your lady?
Charmian: Extremely well, befitting the last of so many noble rulers.
View Quote Agrippa: Well versed in the natural sciences and mathematics. She speaks seven languages proficiently. Were she not a woman one would consider her to be an intellectual. Nothing bores me so much as an intellectual!
Julius Caesar: Makes a better admiral of you, Agrippa.
View Quote Antony: Queens. Queens. Strip them naked as any other woman, they are no longer queens.
Rufio: It is also difficult to tell the rank of a naked general. Generals without armies are naked indeed.
View Quote Cleopatra: [kicking a cushion off her dais for Caesar to kneel on during her coronation] You have such bony knees.
Caesar: Not only bony, but unaccustomed to this sort of thing.
View Quote Cleopatra: Catullus doesn't approve of you... why haven't you had him killed?
Caesar: Because I approve of him.
View Quote Cleopatra: The way to prevent war is to be ready for it!
Sosigenes: Have 300 warships ever been built for war without war?
View Quote Cleopatra: Without you Antony, this is not a world I want to live in, much less conquer.Because for me there would be no love anywhere. Do you want me to die with you ? I will. Or do you want me to live with you ? Whatever you choose.
Antony: Are we too late, do you think, if we choose life ?
Cleopatra: Better too late than never.
View Quote Cleopatra: You will kneel.
Antony: I will what?
Cleopatra: On your knees.
Antony: [indignant] You dare ask the Proconsul of Rome-
Cleopatra: I asked it of Julius Caesar. I demand it of you!
View Quote Germanicus: [in the Roman Senate] Antony! Stay not too long in Alexandria!
[General laughter]
Octavian: Germanicus, stay not too long in Rome.
{More laughter]
View Quote Julius Caesar: Ah, yes. I seem to recall some mention of an obsession you have about your divinity... Isis, is it not?
Cleopatra: I shall have to insist that you mind what you say. I am Isis. I am worshiped by millions who believe it. You are not to confuse what I am with the so-called divine origin which every Roman general seems to acquire together with his shield. It was, uh, Venus you chose to be descended from, wasn't it?
View Quote Julius Caesar: You all look so impressive. Any one of you could be king.
Pothinus: His Majesty King Ptolemy, kindred of Horus and Ra, beloved of Thoth...
Julius Caesar: Et cetera, et cetera; you welcome me. And I, Gaius Julius Caesar, Consul of the Roman Senate, Pontifex Maximus, et cetera, et cetera, thank you.
View Quote Marc Antony: Octavian... this son of Caesar, does it upset you?
Octavian: No.
Marc Antony: You were so shut at the mouth just now one would think your words were are precious to you as your gold.
Octavian: Like my gold, I used them where they are worth most.
Marc Antony: Ah! And your virtue? [Leans over to him] My friend has a friend.
Octavian: That too.
Marc Antony: You know, Octavian... it's possible that when you die, you will die without ever having been alive.
View Quote Marc Antony: Your tongue is old, but sharp, Cicero. Be careful how you waggle it. One day it will cut off your head.
Cicero: 'Twill more likely be your sword, Antony: 'tis just as sharp, and quicker... and frightened of heads.
View Quote [After the execution of Pothinus] Flavius, return Apollodorus' dagger to him… but clean it first. It has Pothinus all over it.
View Quote [Dying in Cleopatra's arms] A take my breath away...