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Troy quotes

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Achilles: Go home, prince. Drink some wine, make love to your wife. Tomorrow, we'll have our war. Hector: You speak of war as if it's a game. But how many wives wait at Troy's gates for husbands they'll never see again? Achilles: Perhaps your brother can comfort them. I hear he's good at charming other men's wives.

Achilles: He killed my cousin! Priam: He thought it was you. How many cousins have you killed? How many fathers and brothers and sons and husbands, how many, brave Achilles?

Achilles: I told you how to fight but I never told you why to fight. Patroclus: I fight for you. Achilles: Who will you fight for when I'm gone? Soldiers fight for kings they've never even met. They do what they're told to do, they die when they're told to die. Patroclus: Soldiers obey. Achilles: Don't waste your life following some fool's orders.

Achilles: If you sailed any slower the war would be over. Odysseus: I don't mind missing the start as long as I'm here at the end.

Achilles: Imagine a king who fights his own battles. Wouldn't that be a sight? [goes to fight Boagrius] Agamemnon: Of all the warlords loved by the gods, I hate him the most.

Achilles: Things are less simple today. Odysseus: Women have a way of complicating things.

Achilles: You were brave to fight them. Briseis: To fight back when men attack me? A dog has that kind of courage.

Agamemnon: Achilles is one man! Odysseus: Hector is one man! Look what he did to us today! Agamemnon: Hector fights for his country! Achilles fights only for himself! Odysseus: I don't care about the man's alliegence, I care about his ability to win battles!

Andromache: 50,000 men did not come to watch your brother fight and you know it.

Andromache: [to Hector] I can't imagine life without you.

Briseis: Why did you choose this life? Achilles: What life? Briseis: To be a great warrior. Achilles: I chose nothing. I was born and this is what I am.

Briseis: Would you leave this all behind? Achilles: Would you leave Troy?

Briseis: You lost your cousin, and now you have taken mine. Where does it end? Achilles: It never ends.

Briseis: [to Achilles] Do you enjoy provoking me?

Briseis: I thought you were a dumb brute. I could have forgiven a dumb brute.