Lucilla Quotes in Gladiator (2000)


Lucilla Quotes:

  • Lucilla: Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.

  • Marcus Aurelius: Let us pretend that you are a loving daughter, and I am a good father.

    Lucilla: This is a pleasant fiction, is it not?

  • Proximo: Congratulations, you have very persuasive friends.

    Lucilla: My brother's had Gracchus arrested. We daren't wait any longer. We must leave tonight. Proximo will be here t midnight and take you to the gate. Your servant, Cicero will be waiting there with horses.

    [Maximus nods]

    Maximus: You have done all this?

    Lucilla: Yes.

    Maximus: [sighs] You risk too much.

    Lucilla: I have much to pay for.

    [Maximus shakes his head]

    Maximus: You have nothing to pay for. You love your son, you are strong for him.

    Lucilla: I am tired of being strong.(sighs) My brother hates all the world and you most of all.

    Maximus: Because your father chose me.

    Lucilla: No because my father loved you... and because I loved you.

    Maximus: A long time ago.

    [kisses her hand]

    Lucilla: [smiles] Was I very different then?

    Maximus: (shakes his head, touches her face with his finger) You laughed more.

    Lucilla: I have felt alone all my life, except with you. I must go.

    Maximus: Yes.

    [kisses Lucilla one last time]

  • Lucilla: What did my father want with you?

    Maximus: To wish me well before I leave for home.

    Lucilla: You're lying, I could always tell when you were lying because you were never any good at it.

    Maximus: I never acquired your comfort with it.

    Lucilla: True, but then you never had to, life is more simple for a soldier. Or do you think me heartless?

    Maximus: I think you have a talent for survival.

  • Lucilla: Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him.

    Gracchus: Who will help me carry him?

    [Gladiators surround Maximus to carry him out of the arena]

  • Lucilla: Please be quiet, brother! Your constant scheming gives me even more of a headache!

  • [Lucilla tries to convince Maximus to conspire with Senator Gracchus]

    Lucilla: This man wants what you want.

    Maximus: Then have *him* kill Commodus!

  • Lucilla: I want to help you.

    Maximus: Yes, you can help me... Forget you ever knew me, and never come back here again.

  • Livius: You're beautiful.

    Lucilla: You're beautiful.

  • Livius: [standing over body of Timonides] What happened, gentle Greek? Did you try to tell them there were three possibilities? Did you not know there was a fourth? This!

    [picks up and throws spear away]

    Lucilla: This is the way they answer to reason and now even you must see, this is the only way to answer them.

    Livius: He does not seem dead to me, I can still feel his life, hear his words. Tell me what I must do in his name.


    Livius: March the army into Rome and drown the city in blood!

    Lucilla: [uncovering the Christian cross Timonides wore around his neck] He was my father's friend and a wise man.

    Livius: I shall go alone into Rome, if I do not return by sunset, let the army enter Rome.

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