Falco Quotes in Gladiator (2000)
Gracchus: Fear and wonder, a powerful combination.
Falco: You really think people are going to be seduced by that?
Gracchus: I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they'll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it's the sand of the coliseum. He'll bring them death - and they will love him for it.
Gracchus: He enters Rome like a conquering hero. But what has he conquered?
Falco: Give him time, Gracchus. He's young, he may do very well.
Gracchus: For Rome? Or for you?
Commodus: And now they love Maximus for his mercy. So I can't just kill him, or it makes me even more unmerciful! The whole thing's like some crazed nightmare.
Falco: He is defying you. His every victory is an act of defiance. The mob sees this, and so does the senate. Every day he lives, they grow bolder. Kill him.
Commodus: No. I will not make a martyr of him.
[Commodus walks around]
Falco: I have been told of a certain sea snake which has a very unusual method of attracting its prey. It will lie at the bottom of the ocean as if wounded. Then its enemies will approach, and yet it will lie quite still. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still.
Commodus: So, we will lie still, and let our enemies come to us and nibble. Have every senator followed.
Falco: James Bond. You think he was some kind of hero.
Falco: You were supposed to throw away the key, not leave the door wide open.
M: Are you saying I had a hand in his escape?
Falco: Well, he did get away real fast.
M: Well that is what he is trained to do...
Falco: I hope nobody here's superstitious. That's one big mirror we're about to break.
Falco: We're here in case things escalate, not to make sure they do.
Falco: You get your house in order, or we're gonna do it for you.
Falco: James Bond... just in time for the fireworks.
James Bond: Let's get down to business.
Falco: [Icarus is destroying the minefield in the DMZ] The moment that thing hits the 38th parallel, we're going to launch everything we have at it!
M: That might not be enough!
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