Saladin Quotes in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Balian of Ibelin: What is Jerusalem worth?
Balian of Ibelin: [Saladin has just offered safe conduct in his terms] When the Christians captured Jerusalem, they massacred every Muslim in the city walls...
Saladin: I am not those men. I am Salahudin.
[with more emphasis]
Saladin: Who defends?
Imad: Balian of Ibelin, the son of Godfrey.
Saladin: Godfrey? Godfrey nearly killed me in the Lebanon. Truly, I did not know he had a son.
Imad: It was his son at Kerak.
Saladin: The one you let live?
Saladin: Perhaps you should not have.
Imad: Perhaps I should have had a different teacher.
Saladin: Will you yield the city?
Balian of Ibelin: Before I lose it, I will burn it to the ground. Your holy places - ours. Every last thing in Jerusalem that drives men mad.
Saladin: I wonder if it would not be better if you did.
Saladin: [to Guy de Lusignan] A king does not kill a king. Were you not close enough to a great king to learn by his example?
Balian of Ibelin: And peace be with you.
Saladin: I pray you pull back your cavalry and leave this matter to me.
King Baldwin IV: I pray you retire unharmed to Damascus. Reynald of Chatillon will be punished. I swear it. Withdraw or we will all die here.
Saladin: When I'm not King, I quake for Islam.
Mullah: [the mullah pays a visit to Saladin in his tent after the battle at Kerak] Why did we retire? Why? God did not favor them. God alone determines the results of battles.
Saladin: The results of battles ARE determined by God, but also by preparation, numbers, the absence of disease, and the availability of water. One cannot maintain a siege with the enemy behind. How many battles did God win for the Muslims before I came... that is, before God determined that I should come?
Mullah: Few enough. That's because we were sinful.
Saladin: It is because you were unprepared.
Mullah: If you think that way, you shall not be king for long.
Saladin: [Saladin rises to his feet] When I'm not king, I quake for Islam. Thank you for your visit.
[the mullah does not budge; Saladin takes a step forward and extends his hand]
Saladin: Thank you for your visit.
[the mullah takes his meaning and grasps the offered hand]
Mullah: You promised. You promised to return Jerusalem. Don't forget.
Saladin: If I do not deliver war, I have no peace.
Imad: The King of Jerusalem will die soon. When he is dead, the boy will become king of a kingdom he cannot control. The Christians will make the war you need.
Reynald: I drink water for what it is.
Saladin: I did not give the cup to you.
Reynald: No, my Lord.
Saladin: A king does not kill a king.
Saladin: This is my brother, Fakhr.
Saladin: May the Seven Doves rest on your shoulders.
Sir Kenneth: Doves or vultures, you slippery infidel?
Saladin: Come, I invite you to share the waters of the oasis with me.
Saladin: These strange pale-eyed Goths, they show their hearts like the bumps on a pomegranate.
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Characters on Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
- Balian of Ibelin
- Godfrey of Ibelin
- King Baldwin IV
- English Sergeant
- Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem
- Richard Coeur de Lion
- Reynald de Chatillon
- Muslim Grandee
- Muslim Soldiers
- Guy de Lusignan
- Templar Master
- Saracen Messenger
- Patriarch of Jerusalem
- Son of Roger de Cormier
- Old Pilgram
- priest exhorting Crusaders
- Saracen Engineer