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Gladiator Movie Quotes

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Best Gladiator quotes, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Gladiator collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. This list includes all the best Gladiator lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Gladiator quotes are here.

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    I Will Have My Vengeance

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    Commodus: Rise. Rise. Commodus: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name.
    Maximus: My name is Gladiator.
    Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name.
    Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face 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.
    [Commodus trembles in disbelief]
    Quintus: Arms!
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    Only a Famous Death Will Do

    Commodus: The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know how the story ends. Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?
    Maximus: You would fight me?
    Commodus: Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
    Maximus: I think you've been afraid all your life.
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    Honor Rome

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    Lucilla: 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.
    Gracchus: Who will help me carry him?
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    Win the Crowd and Win the Freedom

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    Proximo: 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.
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