Briseis Quotes in Troy (2004)


Briseis Quotes:

  • Briseis: Why did you choose this life?

    Achilles: What life?

    Briseis: To be a great warrior.

    Achilles: I chose nothing. I was born and this is what I am.

  • [Eyes closed, Briseis has blade against his throat]

    Achilles: Do it.

    [Briseis doesn't do anything, but only stares at him. Achilles opens his eyes]

    Achilles: Do it. Nothing is easier.

    Briseis: Aren't you afraid?

    Achilles: Everyone dies, whether today or fifty years from now.

    Briseis: If I don't, you'll kill more men.

    Achilles: Many.

  • Achilles: What's your name?

    [no reply]

    Achilles: Did you not hear me?

    Briseis: You killed Apollo's priests!

    Achilles: I've killed men in five countries, never a priest.

    Briseis: Well, then your men did. The sun god will have his vengeance.

    Achilles: What's he waiting for?

    Briseis: The right time to strike.

    Achilles: His priests are dead, and his acolyte's a captive. i think your god is afraid of me.

    Briseis: Afraid? Apollo is master of the sun, he fears nothing.

    Achilles: Where is he?

    Briseis: You're nothing but a killer! You wouldn't know anything about the gods!

    Achilles: I know more about the gods than your priests. I've seen them. You're royalty, aren't you? Spent years talking down to men.

    [sniffs her hair]

    Achilles: You must be royalty. What's your name? Even the servants of Apollo have names.

    Briseis: Briseis.

    Achilles: Are you afraid, Briseis?

    Briseis: Should I be?

    Eudorus: [poking head through door flaps] My lord, Agamemnon requests your presence. The kings are gathering to celebrate the victory.

    Achilles: You fought well today.

    Eudorus: My lord.

    Briseis: What do you want here in Troy? You didn't come for the Spartan queen.

    Achilles: I want what all men want, I just want it more. You don't need to fear me, girl. You're the only Trojan who can say that.

  • Briseis: Would you leave this all behind?

    Achilles: Would you leave Troy?

  • Briseis: I thought you were a dumb brute. It would have been easier to forgive a dumb brute!

  • Achilles: Apparently you won some great victory.

    Agamemnon: Ah, Perhaps you didn't notice. The Trojan beach belonged to Priam in the morning. It belongs to Agamemnon in the afternoon.

    Achilles: You can have the beach. I didn't come here for sand.

    Agamemnon: No. You came here because you want your name to last through the ages. A great victory was won today, but that victory is 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! I'll build monuments to victory on every island of Greece. I'll carve "Agamemnon" in the stone.

    Achilles: Be careful, king of kings. First you need the victory.

    Agamemnon: Your men sacked the temple of Apollo, yes?

    Achilles: You want gold? Take it. It's my gift to honour your courage. Take what you wish.

    Agamemnon: I already have. Aphareus! Haemon!

    [Aphareus and Haemon appear dragging Briseis]

    Agamemnon: The spoils of war.

    Achilles: No argument with you, brothers. But if you don't release her, you'll never see home again. Decide!

    Agamemnon: Guards!

    [Achilles draws his sword]

    Briseis: [breaking free from guards] Stop! Too many men have died today. If killing is your only talent, that's your curse. I don't want anyone dying for me.

    [Achilles groans, then sheathes his sword]

    Agamemnon: Mighty Achilles, silenced by a slave girl. Tonight I'll have her give me a bath, and then, who knows?

    Achilles: You sack of wine! Before my time is done, I will look down on your corpse and smile.

  • Briseis: Am I still your captive?

    Achilles: You're my guest.

    Briseis: In Troy, guests can leave whenever they want.

    Achilles: We should leave.

  • Achilles: You were brave to fight them. You have courage.

    Briseis: To fight back when I'm attacked? A dog has that kind of courage.

  • Briseis: You lost your cousin, and now you have taken mine. Where does it end?

    Achilles: It never ends.

  • Briseis: Am I still your captive?

    Achilles: You're my guest.

    Briseis: In Troy, guests can leave whenever they want.

    Achilles: We should leave now.

    Briseis: Would you leave this war behind?

    Achilles: Would you leave Troy?

  • Briseis: Do you enjoy provoking me?

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