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: Spartan! King Leonidas
: Yes, my lady? Queen Gorgo
: Come back with your shield, or on it. King Leonidas
: Yes, my lady.
[Gorgo waking up from Leonidas stroking her back
] Queen Gorgo
: Your lips can finish what your fingers have started... or has the Oracle robbed you of your desire as well? King Leonidas
: It would take more than the words than a drunken adolescent girl to rob me of my desire of you.
: Do not be coy or stupid, Persian. You can afford neither in Sparta! Messenger
: What makes this woman think she can speak among men? Queen Gorgo
: Because only Spartan women give birth to real men!
: Freedom isn't free at all, that it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood.
: [having stabbed Theron and while holding sword into his body
] This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your Queen!
: Then what must a king do to save his world when the very laws he has sworn to protect force him to do nothing? Queen Gorgo
: It is not a question of what a Spartan citizen should do, nor a husband, nor a king. Instead, ask yourself, my dearest love, what should a free man do?
: I am not here to represent Leonidas; his actions speak louder than my words ever could. I am here for all those voices which cannot be heard: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons - three hundred families that bleed for our rights, and for the very principles this room was built upon. We are at war, gentlemen. We must send the entire Spartan army to aid our king in the preservation of not just ourselves, but of our children. Send the army for the preservation of liberty. Send it for justice. Send it for law and order. Send it for reason. But most importantly, send our army for hope - hope that a king and his men have not been wasted to the pages of history - that their courage bonds us together, that we are made stronger by their actions, and that your choices today reflect their bravery.
: There's only one woman's words that should affect the mood of my husband. Those are mine.
[while wrestling with his son
] King Leonidas
: In the end, a Spartan's true strength is the warrior next to him. So give respect and honor to him, and it will be returned to you. First, you fight with your head... Queen Gorgo
: Then you fight with your heart. King Leonidas
: [sees the Captain
] What is it? Queen Gorgo
: A Persian messenger awaits you. King Leonidas
: Do not forget today's lesson. Pleistarchos
: Respect and honor. King Leonidas
: Respect and honor.
: It begins as a whisper. A promise. The lightest of breezes dances through the rigging as it creaks above the death cries of 10,000 men. It moves through her hair as gently as a lover's hand. That breeze, that promise, became a wind, a wind that is blown across Greece carrying a message told again and again of our Lady Freedom and how wise she was to charge Leonidas to lay all at her feet. A wind, my brothers, of sacrifice. A wind of freedom. A wind of justice. A wind of vengeance.
] Queen Gorgo
: Leonidas is dead... Themistocles
: Then... avenge him!
] Queen Gorgo
: The Oracle's words stand as a warning. A prophecy. Sparta will fall. All of Greece will fall. And Persian fire will reduce Athens to cinder. For Athens is a pile of stone and wood and cloth and dust. And, as dust, will vanish into the wind. Only the Athenians themselves exist, and the fate of the world hangs on their every syllable. Only the Athenians exist and only stout wooden ships can save them. Wooden ships, and a tidal wave of heroes' blood.
: You've come a long way to stroke your cock, while you watch real men train.
[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.
: How do you like me now, Sandman!
: Come back with your shield or on it. Leonidas
: If I come back on it, I want you to move on. Queen Margo
: I would never do such thing! Leonidas
: Well, hell, if you died, I'd play the field! To be honest, I always wanted to do a fat chick.
: [as Leonidas is beating up his son
] I remember when my father used to beat me. Queen Margo
: Rites of Passage? Captain
: No, my father was an alcoholic.
Gorgo, Leonidas' Wife
: In the absence of your dead mother, I present you this shield and say to you
[speaking in Greek
] Gorgo, Leonidas' Wife
: 'Return with the shield or on it'. Woman at Shield Ceremony
: What does that mean? Ellas, Leonidas' Niece
: Either return carrying this shield in victory or carried on the shield in death.