Troy (film)

From Wikiquote
Jump to: navigation, search

Troy is a 2004 epic film about the the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces during the Trojan War.

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Written by David Benioff.
For Honor.taglines


Achilles[edit]

  • Imagine a king who fights his own battles. Wouldn't that be a sight?
  • [to his soldiers] Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are! We are lions! Do you know what's there, waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It's yours!
  • It's too early in the day for killing princes.
  • [to Briseis] I'll tell you a secret, something they don't teach you in your temple. The gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now, and we will never be here again.
  • At night I see their faces: all the men I've killed. They're standing there on the far bank of the river Styx, waiting for me. They say "Welcome, brother."
  • [to Hector] You gave him the honor of your sword. You won't have eyes tonight; you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: This is Hector, the fool who thought he killed Achilles.
  • [to Briseis] I want what all men want, I just want it more.
  • [To Agamemnon] You sack of wine! Before my time is done I will look down on your corpse and smile.
  • [To Hector] There are no pacts between lions and men.
  • [To Hector] Get up Prince of Troy.. Get up.. I won't let a stone take my glory.
  • [to Briseis] You gave me peace....in a lifetime of war

Agamemnon[edit]

  • Peace is for the women and the weak. Empires are forged by war.
  • [as Troy burns] Let it burn! Let Troy burn! Burn it! Burn it all! Burn Troy! Burn Troy!

Odysseus[edit]

  • This war will never be forgotten, nor will the heroes who fought in it.
  • Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?
  • If they ever tell my story, let them say... I walked with giants. Men rise and fall like the winter wheat... but these names will never die. Let them say I lived in the time of Hector, tamer of horses. Let them say... I lived in the time of Achilles.

Hector[edit]

  • All my life I've lived by a code, and the code is simple: honor the gods, love your woman and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!
  • You say you want to die for love, but you know nothing about dying and you know nothing about love!

Priam[edit]

  • I've fought many wars in my time. Some I've fought for land, some for power, some for glory. But I suppose fighting for love makes the most sense of all.
  • I loved my boy from the moment he opened his eyes until the moment you closed them.
  • I kissed the hand of a man who killed my son
  • (Hector) No father ever had a better son.
  • Even enemies can show respect.

Thetis[edit]

  • [to Achilles] If you stay in Larissa, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they'll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead, and their children after them, your name will be lost. If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories for thousands of years and the world will honor your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back, for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom. And I shall never see you again.

Dialogue[edit]

Agamemnon: Good day for the crows.
Triopas: Remove your army from my land.
Agamemnon: I like your land. I think we'll stay. I like your soldiers too.
Triopas: They won't fight for you.
Agamemnon: That's what the Messenians said. And the Arcadians. And the Epeians. Now, they all fight for me.
Triopas: You can't have the whole world, Agamemnon. It's too big, even for you.
Agamemnon: I don't want to watch another massacre. Let's settle this war in the old manner, your best fighter against my best.
Triopas: And if my man wins?
Agamemnon: We'll leave Thessaly for good.
Triopas: Boagrius!
[Boagrius emerges from the cheering Thessalian army]
Agamemnon: Achilles!
[Achilles does not appear]
Triopas: Boagrius has this effect on many heroes.

Messenger Boy: Are the stories about you true? They say your mother is an immortal goddess. They say you can't be killed.
Achilles: I wouldn't be bothering with the shield then, would I?
Messenger Boy: The Thessalonian you're fighting-- he is the biggest man I've ever seen. I wouldn't want to fight him.
Achilles: That's why no one will remember your name.

Agamemnon: I always thought my brother's wife was a foolish woman. But she's proved to be very useful.
Nestor: The Trojans have never been conquered. Some say they can't be conquered.
Agamemnon: Old King Priam thinks he's untouchable behind his high walls. He thinks the sun god will protect him. But the gods protect only... the strong! If Troy falls, I control the Aegean.
Nestor: Hector commands the finest army in the east.
Agamemnon: I'll attack them with the greatest force the world has ever seen! I want all the kings of Greece and their armies. Send emissaries in the morning.
Nestor: One last thing. We need Achilles and his Myrmidons.
Agamemnon: Achilles? He can't be controlled. He's as likely to fight us as the Trojans.
Nestor: We don't need to control him, we need to unleash him. That man was born to end lives.
Agamemnon: Yes, he's a gifted killer, but he threatens everything I've built. Before me, Greece was nothing. I brought all the Greek kingdoms together! I created a nation of the fire worshippers and snake eaters! I build the future, Nestor! Me! Achilles is the past. A man who fights for no flag. A man loyal to no country.
Nestor: How many battles have we won off the edge of his sword? This will be the greatest war the world has ever seen. We need the greatest warrior.
Agamemnon: There's only one man he'll listen to.

Agamemnon: A great victory was won today, but that victory was not yours. Kings did not kneel to Achilles. Kings did not pay homage to Achilles.
Achilles: Perhaps the kings were too far behind to see. The soldiers won the battle.
Agamemnon: History remembers kings, not soldiers! Tomorrow we'll batter down the gates of Troy and I will build monuments for victory on every island of Greece. I'll carve "Agamemnon" in the stone!
Achilles: Be careful, King of Kings. First you need the victory.

[the Trojans just sailed from Sparta back to Troy, Hector is carving a lion in a small piece of wood, Paris gets closer]
Paris: Is a beautiful morning. Poseidon has blessed our voyage.
Hector: Somentimes the gods bless you in the morning and curse you in the afternoon.
Paris: Do you love me brother? Would you protect me from any enemy?
Hector: [stops his carving and sees Paris] The last time you spoke to me like this you were 10 years old and you'd just stolen Father's horse. What have you done now?
Paris: I must show you something.

Paris: Wait, wait.
Hector: You fool.
Paris: Listen to me--
Hector: Do you know what you've done?! Do you know how many years our father worked for peace?
Paris: I love her.
Hector: [groans in frustration] It's all a game to you, isn't it? You roam from town to town bedding merchant's wives and temple maids, and you think you know something about love. What about your father's love? You spat on him when you brought her onto this ship! What about the love for your country? You'd let Troy burn for this woman?! I won't let you start a war for her.
Paris: May I speak? What you say is true. I've wronged you, I've wronged our father. If you want to take Helen back to Sparta, so be it. But I go with her.
Hector: To Sparta? They'll kill you.
Paris: Then I'll die fighting.
Hector: Oh, and that sounds heroic to you, doesn't it? To die fighting? Tell me, little brother, have you ever killed a man?
Paris: No.
Hector: Ever seen a man die in combat?
Paris: No.
Hector: I've killed men, and I've heard them dying, and I've watched them dying, and there's nothing glorious about it, nothing poetic! You say you want to die for love, but you know nothing about dying and you know nothing about love!
Paris: All the same, I go with her. I won't ask you to fight my war.
Hector: You already have.

Agamemnon: I see you're not hiding behind your high walls. Valiant of you. Ill-advised, but valiant.
Hector: You come here uninvited. Go back to your ships and go home.
Agamemnon: We've come too far, Prince Hector.
Menelaus: Prince? What prince? What son of a king would accept a man's hospitality, eat his food, drink his wine, embrace him in friendship, and then steal his wife in the middle of the night?!
Paris: The sun was shining when your wife left you.
Menelaus: She's up there, watching, isn't she? Good. I want her to watch you die.
Agamemnon: Not yet, brother. Look around you, Hector. I brought all the warriors of Greece to your shores.
Nestor: You can still save Troy, young prince.
Agamemnon: I have two wishes. If you grant them, no more of your people need die. First, you must give Helen back to my brother. Second, Troy must submit to my command, to fight for me whenever I call.
Hector: You want me to look upon your army and tremble? Well, I see them. I see 50,000 men brought here to fight for one man's greed.
Agamemnon: Careful, boy. My mercy has limits.
Hector: And I've seen the limits of your mercy, and I tell you now: no son of Troy will ever submit to a foreign ruler.
Agamemnon: Then every son of Troy shall die.
Paris: There is another way. I won't give her up and neither will you. So let us fight our own battle. The winner takes Helen home. And let that be the end of it.
Agamemnon: A brave offer, but not enough.
Menelaus: [taking Agamemnon aside] Let me kill this little peacock!
Agamemnon: I didn't come here for your pretty wife. I came here for Troy.
Menelaus: I came for my honor. His every breath insults me! Let me kill him. When he's lying in the dust, give the signal to attack. You'll have your city, I'll have my revenge.
Agamemnon: So be it.
Menelaus: [to Paris] I accept your challenge. And tonight, I'll drink to your bones.

Odysseus: The world seems simple to you, my friend. But when you're a king, very few choices are simple. Ithaca cannot afford an enemy like Agamemnon.
Achilles: Am I supposed to fear him?
Odysseus: You don't fear anyone, that's your problem. Fear is useful. Stay, Achilles. You were born for this war.
Achilles: My life is war. Is that what you think?
Odysseus: Am I wrong?
Achilles: A week ago you were right. But things are less simple today.
Odysseus: Women have a way of complicating things.
Achilles: Of all the kings of Greece, I respect you most. But in this war you're a servant. And I refuse to be a servant any longer.
Odysseus: Sometimes you need to serve in order to lead. I hope you understand that one day.

Hector: I've seen this moment in my dreams. I'll make a pact with you. With the gods as our witnesses, let us pledge that the winner will allow the loser all the proper funeral rituals.
Achilles: There are no pacts between lions and men. [stabs spear into ground, and takes off helmet, throwing it to the side] Now you know who you're fighting.
Hector: [takes off helmet and throws it aside] I thought it was you I was fighting yesterday. And I wish it had been, but I gave the dead boy the honor he deserved.
Achilles: You gave him the honor of your sword. You won't have eyes tonight; you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: This is Hector. The fool who thought he killed Achilles.

Achilles: I told you how to fight, but I never told you why to fight.
Patroclus: I fight for you.
Achilles: Who will you fight for when I'm gone? Soldiers fight for kings they've never even met. They do what they're told to do. They die when they're told to die.
Patroclus: Soldiers obey.
Achilles: Don't waste your life following some fool's orders.

Achilles: Who are you?
Priam: I have endured what no one on earth has endured before. I kissed the hands of the man who killed my son.
Achilles: [realizes, stands abruptly] Priam? How did you get in here?
Priam: I know my country better than the Greeks, I think.
Achilles: [walks forward, lifts Priam] You are a brave man. I could have your head on a spit in the blink of an eye.
Priam: Do you really think death frightens me now? I watched my eldest son die, watched you drag his body behind your chariot. Give him back to me. He deserves the honor of a proper burial, you know that. Give him to me.
Achilles: He killed my cousin.
Priam: He thought it was you. How many cousins have you killed? How many sons and fathers and brothers and husbands? How many, brave Achilles? I knew your father. He died before his time. But he was lucky not to live long enough to see his son fall. You've taken everything from me. My eldest son, heir to my throne, defender of my kingdom. I can't change what happened. It's the will of the gods. But give me this small mercy. I loved my boy from the moment he opened his eyes till the moment you closed them. Let me wash his body. Let me say the prayers. Let me place two coins on his eyes for the boatman.
Achilles: If I let you walk out of here, if I let you take him, it doesn't change anything. You're still my enemy in the morning.
Priam: You're still my enemy tonight. But even enemies can show respect.

Agamemnon: Achilles makes a secret pact, and I have to honor it? What treason is this?! Consorting with the enemy, giving him twelve days of peace! Peace, peace! Their prince is dead, their army is leaderless; this is the time to attack!
Nestor: Even with Hector gone, we have no way to breach their walls.
Agamemnon: I will smash their walls to the ground, if it costs me 40,000 Greeks. Hear me, Zeus! I will smash their walls to the ground!

Taglines[edit]

  • For Honor
  • For Victory
  • For Love
  • For Destiny
  • For Passion
  • For Troy

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about: