Themistocles Quotes in 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Themistocles: Better we show them, we chose to die on our feet, rather than live on our knees!
Themistocles: My brothers. Steady your heart. Look deep into your souls. For your mettle is to be tested this day. If in the heat of battle you need a reason to fight on, you need only to look at the man who fights at your side. This is the why of battle. This is the brotherhood of men in arms. An unbreakable bond made stronger by the crucible of combat. You will never be closer than with those who you shed your blood with. For there is no nobler cause than to fight for those who will lay down their life for you. So you fight strong today. You fight for your brothers. Fight for your families. Most of all you fight for Greece.
Themistocles: [at sword-point standoff with Artemisia] I would rather die free than live as a slave.
Themistocles: Even if I was attached to you by chain.
Queen Gorgo: Leonidas is dead...
Themistocles: Then... avenge him!
Ephialtes: There will be death and destruction!
Themistocles: There will be.
[about Xerxes Messenger Visiting Sparta]
Queen Gorgo: No terms were reached. Xerxes' messenger was... Well, he was rude and he lacked respect. He didn't understand the same threats made in Thebes and Athens would not work here. This is the birthplace of the world's greatest warriors. Men whose king would stand and fight and die for any one of them. Xerxes' messenger... did not understand this is no typical Greek city-state. This is Sparta.
Themistocles: It was clear to the messenger there'd be no Spartan submission?
Queen Gorgo: It was clear.
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