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300 (film) Quotes

300 (film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . 300 ended its run in 1970.

It features Tyler Bates in charge of musical score, and Larry Fong as head of cinematography.

300 (film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Gerard Butler as King Leonidas, Andrew Pleavin as Daxos, Vincent Regan as Captain, Tom Wisdom as Astinos, Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes, Dominic West as Theron, Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes, and Giovanni Cimmino as Pleistarchos.

300 (film) Quotes

Gerard Butler as King Leonidas

  • (Stelios) "It's an honor to die at your side."
  • (Gerard Butler) "It's an honor to have lived at yours."
  • (Messenger) "All that God-King Xerxes requires is this: a simple offering of earth and water. A token of Sparta's submission to the will of Xerxes."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Submission? Well that's a bit of a problem. See, rumor has it the Athenians have already turned you down, and if those philosophers and, uh, boy-lovers have found that kind of nerve, then --"
  • (Dominic West) "We must be diplomatic."
  • (Gerard Butler) "-- and, of course, Spartans have their reputation to consider."
  • (Queen Gorgo) "Spartan."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Yes, my lady?"
  • (Queen Gorgo) "Come back with your shield, or on it."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Yes, my lady."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Captain, I leave you in charge."
  • (Vincent Regan) "But, sire --"
  • (Gerard Butler) "Relax, old friend. If they assassinate me, all of Sparta goes to war. Pray they're that stupid. Pray we're that lucky."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Besides, there's no reason we can't be civil, is there?"
  • (Vincent Regan) "None, sire."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Children, gather round. No retreat, no surrender; that is Spartan law. And by Spartan law we will stand and fight -- and die. A new age has begun. An age of freedom, and all will know, that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it."
  • (Gerard Butler) "This is where we hold them. This is where we fight. This is where they die."
  • (Vincent Regan) "Earn these shields, boys."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Remember this day, men, for it will be yours for all time."
  • (Ephor #1) "Sparta wages no war at the time of the Carneia."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Sparta will burn. Her men will die at the arms of their women and children will be slaves or worse."
  • (Gerard Butler) "In the end, a Spartan's true strength is the warrior next to him. So give respect and honor to him, and it will be returned to you. First, you fight with your head --"
  • (Queen Gorgo) "Then you fight with your heart."
  • (Gerard Butler) "What is it?"
  • (Queen Gorgo) "A Persian messenger awaits you."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Do not forget today's lesson."
  • (Giovanni Cimmino) "Respect and honor."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Respect and honor."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Persian cowards."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Spartans. Prepare for glory."
  • (Andrew Pleavin) "Glory? Have you gone mad? There is no glory to be had now. Only retreat, or surrender or death."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Well, that's an easy choice for us, Arcadian. Spartans never retreat. Spartans never surrender. Go spread the word. Let every Greek assembled know the truth of this. Let each among them search his own soul. And while you're at it, search your own."
  • (Ephor #2) "Trust the gods, Leonidas."
  • (Gerard Butler) "I'd prefer you trusted your reason."
  • (Gerard Butler) "You have many slaves, Xerxes, but few warriors. It won't be long before they fear my spears more than your whips."
  • (Gerard Butler) "You there, Ephialtes. May you live forever."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Dilios, I trust that "scratch" hasn't made you useless."
  • (Dilios) "Hardly, my lord, it's just an eye. The gods saw fit to grace me with a spare."
  • (Dilios) "Sire, any message?"
  • (Gerard Butler) "For the Queen?"
  • (Gerard Butler) "None that need be spoken."
  • (Messenger) "Choose your next words carefully, Leonidas. They may be your last as king."
  • (Gerard Butler) ""Earth and water"?"
  • (Messenger) "Madman. You're a madman."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Earth and water? You'll find plenty of both down there."
  • (Messenger) "No man, Persian or Greek, no man threatens a messenger."
  • (Gerard Butler) "You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death. Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same."
  • (Messenger) "This is blasphemy. This is madness."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Madness?"
  • (Gerard Butler) "This is Sparta."
  • (Gerard Butler) "This is where we hold them."
  • (Gerard Butler) "This is where we fight."
  • (Gerard Butler) "And this is where THEY DIE."
  • (Vincent Regan) "On these shield, boys."
  • (Unnamed) "AU."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Remember this day, men, for it will be yours for all time."
  • (Persian General) "SPARTANS. Lay down your weapons."
  • (Gerard Butler) "PERSIANS."
  • (Gerard Butler) "COME AND GET THEM."
  • (Vincent Regan) "HOLD."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Give them NOTHING. But take from them EVERYTHING."
  • (Vincent Regan) "STAY READY."

Dominic West as Theron

  • (Dominic West) "This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I'm not your king."
  • (Statesman) "What shall we do?"
  • (Dominic West) "What can we do?"
  • (Gerard Butler) "What can you do? Sparta will need sons."
  • (Statesman) "My good king. My good king. The oracle has spoken."
  • (Unnamed) "The Ephors have spoken. There must be no march."
  • (Dominic West) "It is the law, my lord. The Spartan army must not go to war."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Nor shall it. I've issued no such orders. I'm here, just taking a stroll, stretching my legs. These, uh, 300 men are my personal bodyguard."

Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes

  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "Unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "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. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled 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."
  • (Gerard Butler) "The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "But I am a generous god. I can make you rich beyond all measure. I will make you warlord of all Greece. You will carry my battle standard to the heart of Europa. Your Athenian rivals will kneel at your feet if you will but kneel at mine."
  • (Gerard Butler) "You are generous as you are divine, O king of kings. Such an offer only a madman would refuse. But the, uh, the idea of kneeling, it's- You see, slaughtering all those men of yours has, uh, well it's left a nasty cramp in my leg, so kneeling will be hard for me."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "You Greeks take pride in your logic. I suggest you employ it. Consider the beautiful land you so vigorously defend. Picture it reduced to ash at my whim. Consider the fate of your women."
  • (Spartan King Leonidas) "Clearly you don't know our women. I might as well have marched them up here, judging by what I've seen."

Vincent Regan as Captain

  • (Vincent Regan) "NO PRISONERS."
  • (Gerard Butler) "NO MERCY."
  • (Vincent Regan) "They look thirsty."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Well, let's give them something to drink. To the cliffs."

Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes

  • (Andrew Tiernan) "There is nothing to forgive, brave King. I know what I look like --"
  • (Gerard Butler) "You wear the crimson of a Spartan."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "My mother's love led my parents to flee Sparta -- lest I be discarded --"
  • (Gerard Butler) "Your shield and armor?"
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "My father's, sir."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "I beg you, bold King, to permit me to redeem my father's name by serving you in combat."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "My father trained me to feel no fear to make spear and shield and sword as much a part of me as my own beating heart."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "I will earn my father's armor, noble King, by serving you in the battle."
  • (Gerard Butler) "A fine thrust."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "I will kill many Persians."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Raise your shield."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "Sire?"
  • (Gerard Butler) "Raise your shield as high as you can."
  • (Gerard Butler) "Your father should have taught you how our phalanx works. We fight as a single, impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man to his left from thigh to neck with his shield."
  • (Gerard Butler) "A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. From thigh to neck, Ephialtes."
  • (Gerard Butler) "I am sorry, my friend; but not all of us were made to be soldiers."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "But, I-."
  • (Gerard Butler) "If you want to help in a Spartan victory, clear the battlefield of the dead, tend the wounded, bring them water. But as for the fight itself, I cannot use you."
  • (Persian General) "Leonidas, my compliments and congratulations. You surely have turned calamity to victory. Despite your insufferable arrogance, the god-king has come to admire Spartan valor and fighting skill. You will make a mighty ally."
  • (Andrew Tiernan) "Yield, Leonidas. Use your reason. Think of your men. I beg you."
  • (Persian General) "Listen to your fellow Greek. He can attest to the divine one's generosity. Despite your several insults, despite your horrid blasphemies, the lord of hosts is prepared to forgive all, and more, to reward your service. You fight for your lands? Keep them. You fight for Sparta? She will be wealthier and more powerful than ever before. You fight for your kingship? You will be proclaimed warlord of all Greece, answerable only to the one true master of the world. Leonidas, your victory will be complete if you but lay down your arms, and kneel to holy Xerxes."

Tom Wisdom as Astinos

  • (Stelios) "What the hell are you laughing at?"
  • (Tom Wisdom) "Well, you had to say it."
  • (Stelios) "What?"
  • (Tom Wisdom) ""Fight in the shade"."
  • (Tom Wisdom) "You still here?"
  • (Stelios) "Somebody's gotta watch your back."
  • (Tom Wisdom) "Not now, I'm a little busy."

Andrew Pleavin as Daxos

  • (Andrew Pleavin) "I saw those ships smashed on the rocks. How can this be?"
  • (Stelios) "We saw but a fraction of the monster that is Xerxes' army."
  • (Andrew Pleavin) "There can be no victory here. Why do you smile?"
  • (Stelios) "Arcadian, I've fought countless times, yet I've never met an adversary who could offer me what we Spartans call "A Beautiful Death." I can only hope, with all the world's warriors gathered against us, there might be one down there who's up to the task."

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