30 Spartacus Quotes: Revolutionize Your Mind with This Gladiator's Words
"Spartacus" remains a celebrated film in cinema history, having won four Oscars, and was partially directed by the iconic Stanley Kubrick. Read these 30 quotes from the movie and the more recent "Spartacus" series to understand the allure of this historical figure.
As the name implies, the film follows and is based on the historical figure Spartacus, who lived under the Roman Empire as a slave. However, he eventually became the leader of a revolt against the monolith.
Since the film's release, there have also been numerous series based on the historical figure. Mix some entertainment with historical education by reading the 30 quotes from the characters
An image of the character Spartacus with his quote: “An animal can learn to fight. But to say beautiful things, and to make people believe them…” | Source: youtube.com/Starz
"Gladiators seek to best all. That is how they survive." — Spartacus
"You do not know my heart." — Spartacus
"No more than I was to be born." — Spartacus
"And maybe there's no peace in this world, for us or for anyone else, I don't know. But I do know that, as long as we live, we must remain true to ourselves." — Spartacus
"I'm not an animal! I'm not an animal." — Spartacus
An image of the character Spartacus with his quote: “I do know that we're brothers. And I know that we're free. We march tonight!”| Source: youtube.com/Starz
"Everything! Why a star falls and a bird doesn't, where the sun goes at night, why the moon changes shape. I wanna know where the wind comes from." — Spartacus
“An animal can learn to fight. But to say beautiful things, and to make people believe them…” — Spartacus
"A man must accept his fate, or be destroyed by it." — Spartacus
“I do know that we're brothers. And I know that we're free. We march tonight!” — Spartacus
"When a free man dies, he loses the pleasure of life. A slave loses his pain. Death is the only freedom a slave knows. That's why he's not afraid of it. That's why we'll win." — Spartacus
An image of the character Spartacus with his quote: "A man must accept his fate, or be destroyed by it." |Source: youtube.com/Starz
"I am Spartacus!" — Spartacus
"There is always a choice" — Spartacus
"Every man loses when he dies—and all men die." — Spartacus
"Blood demands blood." — Spartacus
"I've had my fill of games, let us leave this arena forever." — Spartacus
An image of the character Varinia with her quote: "He dreams of a girl and he sighs, and the night wind stirs with his breath." | Source: youtube.com/Starz
"You like him, don't you." — Varinia
"Neither am I.'" —Varinia
"The wind begins in a cave: far to the north, a young god sleeps in that cave. He dreams of a girl and he sighs, and the night wind stirs with his breath." — Varinia
More 'Spartacus' Quotes
"A gladiator can not make friends. If we ever matched in an arena, I'd have to kill you." — Draba
"You must love her." — Crassus
An image of the character Sura with her quote: "You were always destined for great and unfortunate things." | Source: youtube.com/Starz
"If you looked into a magic crystal, you saw your army destroyed and yourself dead. If you saw that in the future, as I'm sure you're seeing it now, would you continue to fight?" — Tigranes Levantus
"A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it..." — Oenomaus
"Fight with honor—and if the gods will it—die with same." — Oenomaus
"The shadow of Rome is vast, and you, Thracian, will die under it." — Glaber
"You were always destined for great and unfortunate things." — Sura
"You don't want to know my name. I don't want to know your name." — Draba
An image of the character Oenomaus with his quote: "A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it..." |Source: youtube.com/Starz
"I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women." — Gannicus
"There is only one way to become a champion. Never lose." — Gannicus
"May the gods grant us [a] miracle, They [expletive] owe us something." — Batiatus
"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself." — Batiatus
An image of the character Gannicus with his quote: "There is only one way to become a champion. Never lose." | Source: youtube.com/Starz
Although the revolt was eventually quashed, Spartacus and his followers brought with them a massive wave against the Roman Empire, winning many battles.
He has since become a revolutionary figure of history and a revolutionary figure of the mind, inspiring those to rise against oppressors.
Another individual who significantly impacted the mindset of subjugated individuals was the first black woman millionaire in the United States, Madam C.J. Walker. Read 40 of her empowering quotes.
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