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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Immortals. We'll put their name to the test.
[After Xerxes offered to make Leonidas Warlord of his Empire, if he would only kneel before him] You are generous as you are divine, oh king of kings. Such an offer only a madman would refuse. But … the idea of kneeling, it's, uh … you see, slaughtering all those men of yours has left a nasty cramp in my leg – so kneeling will be hard for me.
[After being threatened with the deaths of the Spartan women] Clearly you don't know our women. I might as well have marched them up here, judging by what I've seen.
The old ones say we Spartans are descended from Hercules himself. Bold Leonidas gives testament to our bloodline. His roar is long and loud …
His helmet is stifling. His shield is heavy.
Dawn: whips crack, barbarians howl. Those at the back cry, "Forward!" Those at the front cry, "Back!"
This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your Queen. [Seconds after she stabs Theron to death ]
[To Leonidas] Instead ask yourself: "What should a free man do'"
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.
You will find that I am kind...unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel.
There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories. Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned, and every Greek historian and every scribe shall have their eyes put out and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta or Leonidas will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!
Embrace me as your king and as your god.
King Leonidas (Gerard Butler)
→ Dilios, I trust that scratch hasn't made you useless.
Dilios (David Wenham)
→ Hardly, my Lord. It's just an eye. The gods saw fit to grace me with a spare.
Persian (Kwasi Songui)
→ I am the emissary to the ruler of all the world, the god of gods, king of kings, and by that authority, I demand that someone show me your commander! [He is ignored by the Greeks] Listen. Do you think the paltry dozen you slew scare us? These hills swarm with our scouts! And do you think your pathetic wall will do anything other than fall like a heap of dry leaves in the face of …
[The Emissary sees that the stone wall is partially made up of Persian corpses]
Stelios (Michael Fassbender)
→ Our ancestors built this wall, using ancient stones from the bosom of Greece herself. And with a little Spartan help, your Persian scouts provided the mortar.
→ You will pay for your barbarism!
[As the Persian Emissary raises his whip, Stelios cuts off the Emissary's arm]
→ My arm!
→ It's not yours anymore. Go now, run along and tell your Xerxes that he faces free men here, not slaves. Do it quickly, before we decide to make our wall just a little bit bigger.
→ No, not slaves. Your women will be slaves. Your sons, your daughters, your elders will be slaves, but not you. By noon this day, you will all be dead men! The thousand nations of the Persian Empire descend upon you! Our arrows will blot out the sun!
→ Then we will fight in the shade.