If you don’t mind mouthing a few lines, a la Hollywood style, then these gladiator quotes should leave you with a mouthful of choices. For more on gladiator movie quotes, read on.

Gladiator Quotes

Prizefighters or gladiators, as these heroic brave hearts were better known as, were condemned slaves, who were schooled to combat wild beasts in barbaric conditions and flaunt their gladiatorial actions in arenas in ancient Rome. Cut to Hollywood, and you have a more dignified depiction of gladiators. Hollywood has for long harbored a deep-rooted passion for larger-than-life, grisly and inspiring epic flicks, wadded with stirring battle scenes, jaw-dropping antics and tons of extras marching barefoot wielding medieval bronze weapons. But there has been none to beat the pomposity, opulence and esthetics of the Russell Crowe starrer ‘Gladiator’, a film that revolves round the Roman Empire and hinges itself on the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius, a talented and loyal Roman general, who is captured and enslaved by Commodus, the son of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. However, Maximus refuses to cow down and decides to seek revenge by fighting his way to the gladiator arena and winning his dignity and Empire in the end. Scroll down this write-up to get a slice of the big-screen drama through these all-time popular gladiator quotes.
Gladiator Movie Quotes
  • Why don't they know they are already dead? - Maximus
  • Whisper to them that I live only to hold them again, for all else is dust and air. - Maximus
  • Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is it not why you are here? Spaniard! Spaniard! Spaniard! - Maximus
  • Brothers, what we do in life, echoes in eternity. - Maximus
  • My name is Gladiator. - Maximus
  • 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. - Maximus
  • I am a slave! What possible difference can I make? - Maximus
  • What am I going to do with you? You simply won't die. - Commodus
  • 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. - Maximus
  • Marcus Aurelius had a dream that was Rome. This is not it. This is not it! - Maximus
  • At my signal, unleash hell. - Maximus
  • You're in danger of becoming a good man, Proximo. - Maximus
  • He sleeps so well because he is loved. - Commodus
  • Ancestors I ask for your guidance! Blessed mother come to me with the gods' desires for my future.
  • Your fault as a son is my failure as a father. - Marcus Aurelius
  • The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness. - Maximus
  • It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed. - Commodus
  • It's a dream, a frightful dream... life is. - Commodus
  • Am I not merciful? - Commodus
  • When a man sees his end, he wants to know there has been some purpose to his life. - Marcus Aurelius
  • I would butcher the whole world if you would only love me. - Commodus
  • One kind word, one full hug while you pressed me to your chest and held me tight, would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me you hate so much? All I ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar, Father. Father, I would butcher the whole world if you would only love me! - Commodus
  • There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile. - Marcus Aurelius
  • Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom. - Proximo
  • I heard your son squealed like a girl, when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife, moaned like a whore when they ravaged her. Again...again and again! - Commodus
If you thought that breathtaking shots was all to this winning flick, you now probably know that this film was equally rated for its amazing dialogues as well.

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