Latest Proximo quotes from Gladiator (2000)
Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.
Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.
Proximo : I am Proximo! I shall be closer to you for the next few days, which will be the last of your miserable lives, than that bitch of a mother who first brought you screaming into this world! I did not pay good money for your company. I paid it so that I might profit from your death. And just as your mother was there at your beginning, I shall be there at your end. And when you die - and die you shall - your transition will be to the sound of...
Proximo : Gladiators... I salute you.
You're good, Spaniard, but you're not that good. You could be magnificent.
Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. They just walk around, eating, and not mating. You sold me... queer giraffes. I want my money back.
Proximo : Can any of them fight? I've got a match coming up.
Slave Trader : Some are good for fighting, others for dying. You need both, I think.
So Spaniard, we shall go to Rome together and have bloody adventures. And the great whore will suckle us until we are fat and happy and can suckle no more. And then, when enough men have died, perhaps you will have your freedom.
Proximo : Thrust this into another man's flesh, and they will applaud and love you for that. You may even begin to love them
Proximo : for that.
Some of you are thinking that you won't fight. Others, that you can't fight. They all say that, until they're out there
I know that you are a man of your word, General. I know that you would die for honor, for Rome, for the memory of your ancestors. But as for me? I'm an entertainer.
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