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Hector (Character)
from Troy (2004)

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Troy (2004)
Agamemnon: I see you're not hiding behind your high walls. Valiant of you. Ill-advised, but valiant.
Hector: You come here uninvited. Go back to your ships and go home.
Agamemnon: We've come too far, Prince Hector.
Menelaus: Prince? What prince? What son of a king would accept a man's hospitality, eat his food, drink his wine, embrace him in friendship, and then steal his wife in the middle of the night?
Paris: The sun was shining when your wife left you.
Menelaus: She's up there, watching, isn't she? Good. I want her to watch you die.
Agamemnon: Not yet, brother. Look around you, Hector. I brought all the warriors of Greece to your shores.
Nestor: You can still save Troy, young prince.
Agamemnon: I have two wishes. If you grant them, no more of your people need die. First, you must give Helen back to my brother. Second, Troy must submit to my command, to fight for me whenever I call.
Hector: You want me to look upon your army and tremble? Well I see them. I see 50,000 men brought here to fight for one man's greed.
Agamemnon: Careful boy, my mercy has limits.
Hector: And I've seen the limits of your mercy and I tell you now, no son of Troy will ever submit to a foreign ruler.
Agamemnon: Then every son of Troy shall die.

Paris: Do you love me, brother? Will you protect me from any enemy?
Hector: Last time you spoke to me like this, you were 10 years old and you'd just stolen Father's horse. What have you done now?

Hector: Fight me!
Achilles: Why kill you now, Prince of Troy, with no-one here to see you fall?

Hector: [about his baby son] I want to see him grow tall. I want to see all the girls chasing after him.

Hector: You say you're willing to die for love but you know nothing about dying and you know nothing about love!

Hector: All my life I've lived by a code and the code is simple: honor the gods, love your woman and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!

Hector: I've seen this moment in my dreams. I'll make a pact with you. With the gods as our witnesses, let us pledge that the winner will allow the loser all the proper funeral rituals.
Achilles: There are no pacts between lions and men.
[stabs spear into ground, and takes off helmet, throwing it to the side]
Achilles: Now you know who you're fighting.
Hector: [takes off helmet and throws it aside] I thought it was you I was fighting yesterday. And I wish it had been, but I gave the dead boy the honor he deserved.
Achilles: You gave him the honor of your sword. You won't have eyes tonight; you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: This is Hector. The fool who thought he killed Achilles.

Helen: I can't ask anyone to fight for me. I'm no longer queen of Sparta.
Hector: You're a princess of Troy now.
[pause]
Hector: And, my brother needs you tonight.

Achilles: Go home, prince. Drink some wine, make love to your wife. Tomorrow, we'll have our war.
Hector: You speak of war as if it's a game. But how many wives wait at Troy's gates for husbands they'll never see again?
Achilles: Perhaps your brother can comfort them. I hear he's good at charming other men's wives.

Hector: [Feeling guily about killing Patrocolus] I killed a boy today. He was young; too young.

Hector: Yesterday the Greeks underestimated us. We should not return the favor.

Hector: If I die...
Andromache: No...
Hector: If I die I don't know how much longer Troy will stand.

Hector: [to priest] Bird signs? You want to plan out strategy based on bird signs?

[from director's cut]
Priam: When you were very young, you came down with scarlet fever. Your little hand was so hot. The healer said you would not last the night. I went down to Apollo's temple, and I prayed until the sun came up. That walk back to the palace was the longest of my life. When I went into your mother's room, and you were sleeping in her arms, your fever had broken. I promised that day to dedicate my life to the gods, I will not break my promise. For 30 years I have worked for peace, *thirty* years. Paris is a fool sometimes, I know that, but I will fight a thousand wars before letting him die.
Hector: Forgive me father, but you won't be the one fighting.

Hector: Make him swing and miss; he'll tire.

Hector: All my life, I live by a course, and the course is simple - honor the gods, love you woman, and defend your country!
Trojan cavalry: Yaaaahhhhh!
Hector: Troy is Mother to us all. Fight for her!


"Helen of Troy" (2003)
Hector: Now he's talking war against Troy.
Paris: Why?
Hector: Because we control access to the silks and spices of Byzantine.
Paris: Psh
Hector: What?
Paris: I can't believe people go to war over nutmeg.
Hector: Well, they do, Paris, and you'd better get used to it.

Achilles: You should have killed me when you had the chance.
Hector: I don't fight like that.
Achilles: I do!
[Achilles throws his spear at Hector]

Hector: The prophecy has been fulfilled.
Paris: What prophecy?
Hector: Because you live, we all must die.


"Doctor Who: Temple of Secrets (#3.6)" (1965)
[first lines]
Prince Hector: Achilles!
Achilles: Over here, stable keeper! Barbarian horse worshipper!


Helen of Troy (1956)
Paris: Hector, where is my place?
Hector: Besides your Spartan woman.