Alejandro Murrieta Quotes in The Mask of Zorro (1998)


Alejandro Murrieta Quotes:

  • Elena: [in a confessional, Alejandro posing as a priest] I have broken the fourth commandment, padre.

    Alejandro Murrieta: You killed somebody?

    Elena: No, that is not the fourth commandment.

    Alejandro Murrieta: [pause] Of course not. Tell me, in what way did you break the most sacred of commandments.

    Elena: I dishonored my father.

    Alejandro Murrieta: That is not so bad. Maybe your father deserved it.

    Elena: What?

    Alejandro Murrieta: I said tell me more, my child.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: Do you surrender?

    Elena: Never, but I may scream.

    Alejandro Murrieta: I understand. Sometimes I have that effect.

  • Captain Harrison Love: The lady and I were trying to dance.

    Alejandro Murrieta: You were trying. She was succeeding.

  • Elena: [in a confessional, Alejandro posing as a priest] Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been three days since my last confession.

    Alejandro Murrieta: Three days? How many sins could you have committed in three days? Come back when you have more time, please.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: Look at me, I look like a butterfly. This is the most stupid thing I've ever done.

    Don Diego de la Vega: I doubt that.

  • Don Diego de la Vega: You have passion, Alejandro, and your skill is growing. But to enter Montero's world, I must give you something which is completely beyond your reach.

    Alejandro Murrieta: Ah, yes? And what is that?

    Don Diego de la Vega: Charm.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: I miss my brother, sir.

    Don Diego de la Vega: Your brother is dead. We lose the ones we love; we cannot change it. Put it aside.

    Alejandro Murrieta: How? How can I do what is needed, when all I feel is... hate.

    Don Diego de la Vega: You hide it

    [Holds up black mask]

    Don Diego de la Vega: with this.

  • Don Diego de la Vega: This is called a training circle, a master's wheel. This circle will be your world, your whole life. Until I tell you otherwise, there is nothing outside of it.

    Alejandro Murrieta: Capitan Love is...

    Don Diego de la Vega: There is NOTHING outside of it. Captain Love does not exist until I say he exists. As your skill with the sword improves, you will progress to a smaller circle. With each new circle, your world contracts, bringing you that much closer to your adversary, that much closer to retribution.

    Alejandro Murrieta: I like that part.

  • Don Diego de la Vega: [after beating Alejandro in a training session] Lesson number one: never attack in anger. Lesson number two...

    [smells Alejandro, who is very dirty]

    Don Diego de la Vega: Come with me.

    Alejandro Murrieta: [Don Diego de la Vega leaves; Alejandro sniffs his own underarm] What?

    [later, as he washes in a pool]

    Alejandro Murrieta: So what is lesson number three?

    Don Diego de la Vega: To get to lesson number four.

  • Don Diego de la Vega: Do you know how to use that thing?

    Alejandro Murrieta: Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man.

    Don Diego de la Vega: [sighs] This is going to take a lot of work.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: [whispering to his baby son] And so it was. Lighting split the sky, thunder shook the earth, and then all was quiet. The great warrior known as Zorro was gone. The people of the land gave him a hero's funeral, the largest anyone had ever seen. They came from far and wide to say farewell to their brave and noble champion. But don't worry, little Joaquin. Whenever great deeds are remembered, your grandfather will live on. For there must always, always be a Zorro. And some day, when he's needed, we will see him again... on his fearsome steed Tornado, riding like the wind, his sword blazing in the sun... leaping, jumping, swinging through the air... fighting like a lion. Fighting like a tiger. Fighting...

    [sees Elena watching him]

    Alejandro Murrieta: ... as safely as possible.

    Elena: Is this your idea of putting the baby to sleep?

  • Alejandro Murrieta: [upon first meeting her] Be careful senorita, there are dangerous men about.

    Elena: Well if you see one, be sure to point him out.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: I would have killed him.

    Don Diego de la Vega: No, not today. He is trained to kill. You seem trained to drink. Oh, yes, my friend, you would have fought very bravely, and died very quickly. Who then would avenge your brother?

  • Don Diego de la Vega: Convince Montero that you're a gentleman of stature, and he will let you into his circle.

    Alejandro Murrieta: Me? A gentleman?


    Alejandro Murrieta: This is going to take a lot of work.

  • Elena: When I sleep, I will dream of this dashing rogue Zorro. But what face shall I give him?

    Alejandro Murrieta: He has been many different men, but he has loved you as all of them.

    Elena: How can I refuse such a man? Do you know where I might find him?

    Alejandro Murrieta: You know Zorro. He could be anywhere.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: [Cuts a mark on Captain Love's face] "M"... For Murrieta.

  • Don Diego de la Vega: You should not trade something like that for a mere glass of whiskey.

    Alejandro Murrieta: Why not? You think I could get two?

  • Alejandro Murrieta: So, how much are we worth?

    Three-Fingered Jack: Uh, all told... about two hundred pesos?

    Joaquin Murrieta: That's it? After all the payrolls we've robbed, a lousy two hundred pesos apiece, that's all we're worth?

    Cpl. Armando Garcia: We're wasting time.

    Three-Fingered Jack: Now that's two hundred pesos for the both of you.

    Alejandro Murrieta: What? Are you crazy? Don't take it, Jack!

  • Alejandro Murrieta: Just one question.

    Captain Harrison Love: Really? What is that?

    Alejandro Murrieta: How would you like your remains displayed?

  • Alejandro Murrieta: [about Zorro] He probably wears the mask to hide his bald head and unsightly features.

  • Alejandro Murrieta: Did you miss me?

  • Alejandro Murrieta: Is something funny?

    Captain Harrison Love: Strange, actually. This is the second time I've shot this man while he was flying through the air.

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