Cleon, the Slave Dealer Quotes in The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
Cleon, the Slave Dealer Quotes:
Cleon, the Slave Dealer: [pandering] If you're a rich man, a few coppers wouldn't interest you.
[giving Marcus a coin]
Cleon, the Slave Dealer: This is for your work...
[he gives him a second copper]
Cleon, the Slave Dealer: ... and this is for saving my life.
Marcus: [laughing with contempt] Just about what the job is worth!
Cleon, the Slave Dealer: I don't think you should look down on me, my friend. Aren't we in the same business? We both furnish amusement for the people.
Marcus: I risk my life with the man I'm fighting. You buy and sell wretches to be slaughtered as a spectacle. I'm not proud of myself, but, by Jupiter, compared to you I'm a holy man.
Cleon, the Slave Dealer: You will never be an old one. It isn't bravery that survives; it's brains.
Marcus: Yes, it is well known that the rat lives longer than the lion, but who wants to be a rat? I wouldn't do your dirty work - not to save my life!
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