Odysseus Quotes in Troy (2004)


Odysseus Quotes:

  • [last lines]

    Odysseus: [voiceover] If they ever tell my story let them say that I walked with giants. Men rise and fall like the winter wheat, but these names will never die. Let them say I lived in the time of Hector, tamer of horses. Let them say I lived in the time of Achilles.

  • Odysseus: [to Achilles] War is young men dying and old men talking. You know this. Ignore the politics.

  • [first lines]

    Odysseus: [voiceover] Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

  • Achilles: Play your tricks on me. But not on my cousin.

    Odysseus: You have your swords. I have my tricks. We play with the toys the gods give us.

  • Achilles: Of all the kings of Greece, I respect you most. But in this war you're a servant. And I refuse to be a servant any longer.

    Odysseus: Sometimes you need to serve in order to lead. I hope you understand that one day.

  • Patroclus: Prince Hector, is he as good a warrior as they say?

    Odysseus: The best of all the Trojans. Some would say...

    [sidelong glance at Achilles]

    Odysseus: ...he's better than all the Greeks.

    [Achilles snorts]

    Odysseus: Even if your cousin doesn't come, I hope you'll join us, Patroclus. We could use a strong arm like yours.

    Achilles: Play your tricks on me. But not on my cousin.

  • Odysseus: [Achilles throws his spear into a nearby tree] Your reputation for hospitality is fast becoming legend.

  • Agamemnon: Achilles is one man!

    Odysseus: Hector is one man! Look what he did to us today!

    Agamemnon: Hector fights for his country! Achilles fights only for himself!

    Odysseus: I don't care about the man's alliegence, I care about his ability to win battles!

  • Achilles: Things are less simple today.

    Odysseus: Women have a way of complicating things.

  • Achilles: Why? Are the Greeks tired of fighting each other?

    Odysseus: For now.

  • Odysseus: Then fight for me. My wife will feel much better knowing you're riding beside me. I'll feel much better.

  • Odysseus: The men believe we came here for Menelaus' wife, he won't be needing her anymore.

  • Achilles: If you sailed any slower the war would be over.

    Odysseus: I'll miss the start as long as I'm here at the end.

  • Odysseus: It's no insult to say a dead man is dead.

  • Odysseus: This war will never be forgotten, nor will the heroes who fight in it.

  • Odysseus: We need you. Greece needs you.

    Achilles: Greece got along fine before I was born. And Greece will remain Greece long after I am gone.

  • Eudorus: We were going to sail home today.

    Odysseus: I don't think anyone's sailing home now.

  • Agamemnon: Odysseus, what news do you bring?

    Odysseus: Someone left this for us.

    Agamemnon: A present. Nice. It looks just like *our* horse.

    Odysseus: Should I bring it inside?

    Agamemnon: It'd be rude not to.

    [Odysseus lays down the horse and Peabody pops out]

    Agamemnon: [laughs] I did *not* see that coming!

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