Here’s a selection of Gladiator Quotes, covering topics such as romans, Proximo, fighting, inspiration, love and life.
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Can they hear you?
There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.
My name is Gladiator
Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.
You should see the Colosseum Spaniard. Fifty-thousand Romans… watching every movement of your sword… willing you to make that killer blow. The silence before you strike and the noise afterwards. It rises. It rises up… like a storm. As if you were the thunder god himself.
Maximus: Strength and Honour
You have a great name. He must kill your name before he kills you.
And the great whore will suckle us until we are fat and happy and can suckle no more.
I am dying, Maximus. When a man sees his end, he wants to know there was some purpose to his life. How will the world speak my name in years to come? Will I be known as the philosopher? The warrior? The tyrant? Or will I be the emperor who gave Rome back her true self? There was once a dream that was Rome.
Is Rome worth one good man’s life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him.
[to his dead friend] I will see you again… but not yet… not yet…
Gladiators… I salute you.
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?
Am I not merciful? AM I NOT MERCIFUL?
Are you not entertained?
Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe they fought and died for nothing.
Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
If you’re very good, tomorrow night I’ll tell you the story of emperor Claudius who was betrayed by those closest to him, by his own blood. They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something. He knew they were busy little bees. And one night he sat down with one of them and he looked at her and he said, “Tell me what you’ve been doing busy little bee or I shall strike down those dearest to you. You shall watch as I bathe in their blood.” And the emperor was heartbroken. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done.
Ultimately, we are all dead men. Sadly we cannot choose how but we can decide how we meet that end in order that we are remembered as men
People should know when they’re conquered.
We are nothing but dust and shadows. Dust and shadows!
You have sold me queer giraffes.
it vexes me. I am extremely vexed
At my signal, unleash hell!
The frost.. sometimes it makes the blade stick
Strength and honor
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
I don’t pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people.
Death smiles us all. All a man can do is smile back.
I’m sorry, Ceaser has spoken. Ride until dawn… and then execute him.
I will see you again, but not yet. Not yet.
What we do in life echoes in eternity.
Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity.
A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.