Perseus Quotes in Clash of the Titans (1981)
Perseus: How may a mortal man face and defeat the Kraken?
Stygian Witch: The Kraken is invulnerable. 100 men could not fight him.
Stygian Witch: An army could not kill him.
Perseus: Nothing is invulnerable.There must be a way.
Stygian Witch: Perhaps, one way.
Stygian Witch: But a way even more dangerous than the Kraken itself.
Perseus: Tell me.
Stygian Witch: Give me the eye and l'll tell you.
Perseus: First, tell me.
Stygian Witch: The head of Medusa. The Gorgon!
Stygian Witch: One look from the head of Medusa can turn all creatures into stone. No matter how huge and powerful. And her blood is a deadly venom.
Stygian Witch: A Titan against a Titan!
Stygian Witch: You must win Medusa's head. She's not going to give it to you. As a present. As difficult and dangerous... as to vanquish 1000 Krakens. Your only chance against the Kraken. Give us the eye. We have answered your question.
Perseus: One more question.lf the eyes of Medusa... even after her death can turn all living creatures into stone... what about the blood?
Stygian Witch: Deadly and poisonous.
Princess Andromeda: [upon recognizing Perseus] You!
Cassiopeia: You know him?
Princess Andromeda: Only... from a dream.
[whispers in the crowd]
Princess Andromeda: I beg you, abandon me.
Perseus: Ask your riddle.
Princess Andromeda: In my mind's eyes I see... three circles joined in priceless, graceful harmony. Two full as the moon. One hollow as a crown. Two from the sea, five fathoms down. One from the earth, deep under the ground. The whole, a mark of high renown. Tell me, what can it be?
Perseus: Have courage, princess. What can it be? Three circles joined. Two moons and a crown.
Princess Andromeda: Tell me!
Perseus: The answer is a ring! Two pearls in a circle of gold! The ring of the Lord of the Marsh. The pearl ring of Calibos. Here, on the claw hand of Calibos himself!
[gasps from the crowd as he pulls from his cloak the severed hand of Calibos, the ring still attached]
Perseus: The ring. A gift from his mother... the goddess Thetis. Is that the answer?
[Andromeda hesitates in disbelief]
Perseus: Is that the answer? Tell me!
Princess Andromeda: [overcome with joy] Yes!
[cheers from the crowd]
Perseus: We fought in the swamp!
[the crowd silences]
Perseus: I spared his life on one condition. That he renounce his curse. There will be no more bonfires. No more nightmares. Light has conquered darkness. You're free.
Perseus: [picking up the metal owl from the 1981 film] What is this?
Solon: Just leave it!
Perseus: I know we're all afraid. But my father told me: someday, someone was gonna have take a stand. Someday, someone was gonna have to say enough! This could be that day. Trust your senses. And don't look this bitch in the eye.
Perseus: I'd rather die in the mud with those men than live forever as a god.
Perseus: If I do this, I do it as a man.
Draco: But you are NOT just a man.
Perseus: My father was killed by a god. My mother, sister, everyone I loved was killed by a god. I mend nets. Not wield a sword.
Andromeda: [after Perseus rescues Andromeda] The boats are coming for us.
Perseus: For you, not for me.
Andromeda: You won't stay, will you? Perseus, Argos needs a ruler!
Perseus: I cannot be a king. I serve you better as a man.
Io: My name is Io, Perseus.
Perseus: And how do you know me?
Io: I've watched you all your life. I guided you to your family.
Perseus: [sparring with Io] Try not to enjoy this so much.
Io: I'm trying to help you live.
[Perseus draws his divine sword at Hades]
Hades: I'm a god! I will live forever!
Perseus: But not here.
[hurls the sword at Hades, and a lightning bolt from Zeus hits Hades at the same time]
Spyros: Just like the day you came to me. The storm brought me right to you. I know you have questions, son. I wish I had the answers.
Perseus: I have everything I need. Right here.
Perseus: All my life you've been there you never left me. I can't leave you.
Eusebios: Every step we take is an insult to the gods.
Andromeda: What's your name?
Andromeda: Take this. Please, drink.
[Andromeda holds out a goblet of wine to Perseus, who reaches to take it]
Draco: [slaps the goblet away] Hands off!
Kepheus: Our daughter the missionary!
[after being attacked by Calibos]
Solon: Who was that?
Perseus: I don't know. Let's ask him.
Perseus: You can't hide from Hades.
Ammon: So says the bastard son of a god.
[stuck in a labyrinth]
Perseus: We can't do this...
Agenor: [smacks him] Two days ago, I was locked up in a cell trying, I admit, to escape being the son of Poseidon! Look at me now: in the bowels of Tartarus, saving the universe. Just follow the Navigator.
Perseus: [chains the Chimera] What are you waiting for? Burn me!
Helius: It'll be nice to be back home. A fisherman doesn't sound so bad...
Perseus: There's no going home for us.
Perseus: Just fix my body... and leave my soul to me.
Agenor: Don't give me the big speech.
Perseus: Yeah, I wasn't planning to.
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