Here are some memorable quotes from "300".
Released in the USA on December 09 of 2006, "300" (also known as "300: The IMAX Experience") is an Action/Drama/History/War film directed by Zack Snyder, and written by Frank Miller (graphic novel) , starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan and Michael Fassbender.
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Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight, we dine in hell!
[Dying words] My Queen! My wife! My love.
Immortals. We'll put their name to the test.
His helmet is stifling. His shield is heavy.
"Remember us." As simple an order as a king can give. "Remember why we died." For he didn't wish tribute or song. No monuments, no poems of war and valour. His wish was simple: "Remember us," he said to me. That was his hope. Should any free soul come across that place, in all the countless centuries yet to be, may all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones: Go tell the Spartans, passer-by, that here, by Spartan law, we lie. So my king died, and my brothers died, barely a year ago. Long I pondered my king's cryptic talk of victory. Time has proven him wise, for from free Greek to free Greek the word was spread that bold Leonidas and his 300, so far from home, laid down their lives, not just for Sparta, but for all Greece and the promise this country holds. Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxes' hordes face obliteration! Just there, the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight their hearts with icy fingers, knowing full well what merciless horrors they suffered at the swords and spears of 300. Yet they stare now across the plain at 10,000 Spartans commanding 30,000 free Greeks! Haroo! The enemy outnumber us a paltry three to one; good odds for any Greek. This day we rescue a world from mysticism and tyranny, and usher in a future brighter than anything we could imagine. Give thanks, men! To Leonidas, and the brave 300! To victory!
[Regarding Captain Artemis] Upon seeing the headless body of his own young son, the captain breaks rank. He goes wild, blood-drunk. The captain's cries of pain at the loss of his young son are more frightening to the enemy than the deepest battle drums. It takes three men to restrain him and bring him back to our own. The day is ours … no songs are sung.
Councilmen, I stand before you not only as your queen. I come to you as a mother. I come to you as a wife. I come to you as a Spartan woman. I come to you with great humility. I am not here to represent Leonidas – his actions speak louder than my words ever could. I am here for all those voices which cannot be heard: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons – three hundred families that bleed for our rights, and for the very principles this room was built upon. We are at war, gentlemen. We must send the entire Spartan army to aid our king in the preservation of not just ourselves, but of our children. Send the army for the preservation of liberty. Send it for justice. Send it for law and order. Send it for reason. But most importantly, send our army for hope – hope that a king and his men have not been wasted to the pages of history – that their courage bonds us together, that we are made stronger by their actions, and that your choices today reflect their bravery.
Because only Spartan women give birth to real men. [Response to Persian messenger questioning why Spartan women are allowed to address him]
This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your Queen. [Seconds after she stabs Theron to death ]
You will find that I am kind...unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel.
Embrace me as your king and as your god.
Come, Leonidas. Let us reason together.
King Leonidas (Gerard Butler)
→ This is where we hold them! This is where we fight! This is where they die!
Captain (Vincent Regan)
→ Earn these shields, boys!
→ Remember this day, men. For it will be yours for all time.
[Persian Officer rides through the ranks on his horse to address the Spartans ahead]
Persian (Kwasi Songui)
→ Spartans! Lay down your weapons.
[Spear flies from the Spartans, killing the Persian officer on the spot]
→ Persians! Come and get them!
[Persians sound the advance and charge towards the Spartans]
→ Give them nothing! But take from them … everything!