The best Invictus quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Invictus, with the help of your votes. Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, Invictus was directed by Clint Eastwood and released in 2009.
What is your favorite Invictus quote? One memorable line was when Nelson Mandela said, "Inspiration, perhaps. How do we inspire ourselves to greatness when nothing less will do? How do we inspire everyone around us? I sometimes think it is by using the work of others." Another great line from Invictus is, "The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer fit to lead," also spoken by Nelson Mandela.
Vote up your top Invictus quotes, regardless of which character they come from.
Nerine: Thinking about tomorrow?
Francois Pienaar: No. Tomorrow's taken care of, one way or another. I was thinking about how you spend 30 years in a tiny cell, and come out ready to forgive the people who put you there.
Nelson Mandela: How do you inspire your team to do their best?
Francois Pienaar: By example. I've always thought to lead by example, sir.
Nelson Mandela: Well, that is right. That is exactly right. But how do we get them to be better then they think they CAN be? That is very difficult, I find. Inspiration, perhaps. How do we inspire ourselves to greatness when nothing less will do? How do we inspire everyone around us? I sometimes think it is by using the work of others.
Brenda Mazibuko: You're risking your political capital, you're risking your future as our leader.
Nelson Mandela: The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer fit to lead.
Etienne Feyder: Well, you know what they say about soccer. It's a gentleman's game played by hooligans. On the other hand, rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen.
Linga Moonsamy: Ja, ja, ja, I heard that one before. And it wasn't funny the first time.