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Spartacus (Character)
from Spartacus (1960)

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Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus: And maybe there's no peace in this world, for us or for anyone else, I don't know. But I do know that, as long as we live, we must remain true to ourselves.

Spartacus: What's your name?
Draba: You don't want to know my name. I don't want to know your name.
Spartacus: Just a friendly question.
Draba: Gladiators don't make friends. If we're ever matched in the arena together, I have to kill you.

Antoninus: Are you afraid to die, Spartacus?
Spartacus: No more than I was to be born.

Spartacus: I am not an animal!
Varinia: Neither am I.

Tigranes Levantus: If you looked into a magic crystal, you saw your army destroyed and yourself dead. If you saw that in the future, as I'm sure you're seeing it now, would you continue to fight?
Spartacus: Yes.
Tigranes Levantus: Knowing that you must lose?
Spartacus: Knowing we can. All men lose when they die and all men die. But a slave and a free man lose different things.
Tigranes Levantus: They both lose life.
Spartacus: When a free man dies, he loses the pleasure of life. A slave loses his pain. Death is the only freedom a slave knows. That's why he's not afraid of it. That's why we'll win.

[on a gladiator who had wanted to see Rome]
Spartacus: He has no need. Rome has come to us.

Varinia: You like him, don't you.
Spartacus: Who wants to fight? An animal can learn to fight. But to say beautiful things, and to make people believe them...

[being forced to fight]
Spartacus: Don't give them the pleasure of a contest. Lower your guard, I'll kill you on the first rush.
Antoninus: I won't let them crucify you!
Spartacus: It's my last order, obey it!

[fighting]
Spartacus: Do you realize how long it takes to die on a cross?
Antoninus: I don't care!

Spartacus: [to Crassus, about the slain Antoninus] Here's your victory. He'll come back. He'll come back, and he'll be millions!

Varinia: What are you thinking about?
Spartacus: I'm free. And what do I know? I don't even know how to read.
Varinia: You know things that can't be taught.
Spartacus: I know nothing. Nothing. And I wanna know. I want to... I wanna know.
Varinia: Know what?
Spartacus: Everything! Why a star falls and a bird doesn't, where the sun goes at night, why the moon changes shape. I wanna know where the wind comes from.
Varinia: The wind begins in a cave: far to the north, a young god sleeps in that cave. He dreams of a girl and he sighs, and the night wind stirs with his breath.
[laughs]
Spartacus: I wanna know all about you. Every line, every curve. I wanna know every part of you. Every beat of your heart.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: Kill Them All (#1.13)" (2010)
Batiatus: You, were nothing before me! I gave you everything. I gave you the means to accept your fate!
Spartacus: Now you are destroyed by it.
[Cuts Batiatus' throat]

[last lines]
Spartacus: I have done this thing because it is just. Blood demands blood. We have lived and lost, at the whims of our masters for too long. I would not have it so. I would not see the passing of a brother, for the purpose of sport. I would not see another heart ripped from chest, or breath forfeit for no cause. I know not all of you wish this, yet it is done. It is done... Your lives are your own. Forge your own path, or join with us. And together, we shall see Rome tremble!

Spartacus: I will see the House of Batiatus fall. And with it the villain's blood upon the earth.
Crixus: As would I in your position, but I am far removed. My escape would not aid Naevia. How would I purchase her freedom? Or even find her while being hunted like a dog by the Romans.
Spartacus: Join me. We will find her, together.


Challenge of the Gladiator (1965)
Consul Metello: You never win victories with brute force alone. You also have to have a brain.
Spartacus: You don't believe I have one.

Livia: You're not a Christian?
Spartacus: That's the sort of thing that I don't have time to be bothered with.


Spartacus (2004) (TV)
Spartacus: Live Draba - that is what life is for.

Spartacus: I am not a king. I am something better. A free man.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: Wrath of the Gods (#2.10)" (2012)
Spartacus: [having bested Glaber] The Roman finally learns his place among us... on his knees.
Glaber: You've won nothing! Rome will send legions in my wake, and one day soon you shall fall to deserved end.
Spartacus: Perhaps. Yet it is not this day.

[last lines]
Spartacus: Let Rome send their legions. We will face them and see all follow Glaber in death!
[the rebels cheer]
Spartacus: Now we will become an army.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: Sacramentum Gladiatorum (#1.2)" (2010)
Doctore: Spartacus!
Spartacus: [catches Doctore's whip] That is not my name.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: Mark of the Brotherhood (#1.8)" (2010)
[a batch of new recriuts set up in a similar fashion as we found Spartacus, Varro, and Co. at the begining of the season]
Doctore: What is beneath your feet?
Duro: Sand?
Agron: [whispers, aside] Fucking idiot!
Doctore: Spartacus?
Spartacus: Sacred ground Doctore. Watered with tears of blood.
Doctore: Your tears. Your blood. Your pathetic lives forged into something of worth...


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: The Red Serpent (#1.1)" (2010)
Spartacus: Glaber is the most dangerous kind of fool. One with a title.


Sins of Rome (1953)
Spartacus: The only reward of a slave is scars.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: Whore (#1.9)" (2010)
Spartacus: [to Varro] Now, pull head from ass and use it for once.


"Spartacus: War of the Damned: Great and Unfortunate Things (#1.7)" (2010)
Spartacus: [They just finish having sex] That was... vigorous.
Sura: You look like the sort of man who can handle it.
Spartacus: I am rather rugged.