Latest Achilles quotes from Troy (2004)
It's a beautiful night.
Patroclus : Nervous?
Achilles : Petrified.
The gods envy us.
Is there no one else? Is there no one else?
You are a far better king than the one leading this army.
Get up, Prince of Troy! I won't let a stone rob me of my glory!
If I hurt you, it's not what I wanted
Achilles : You're still my enemy in the morning.
Priam : You're still my enemy tonight. But even enemies can show respect.
We will meet again, my brother.
Imagine a king who fought his own battles! That would be a sight!
Messenger Boy : Are the stories true? They say your mother was an immortal godess. They say you can't be killed.
Achilles : I wouldn't be bothering with the shield then, would I?
Messenger Boy : The Thesselonian you're fighting... he's the biggest man i've ever seen. I wouldn't want to fight him.
Achilles : Thats why no-one will remember your name.
Messenger Boy : King Agamemnon has sent for you.
Achilles : Tell the king it can wait until morning.
Messenger Boy : Umm... it is morning.
I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
You gave me peace in a lifetime of war.
Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are, we are lions! Do you know what's waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It's yours!
Achilles : Who are you?
Priam : I have endured what no one on earth has endured before. I kissed the hands of the man who killed my son.
Achilles :Priam? How did you get in here?
Priam : I know my country better than the Greeks, I think.
Achilles : You are a brave man. I could have your head on a spit in the blink of an eye.
Priam : Do you really think death frightens me now? I watched my eldest son die, watched you drag his body behind your chariot. Give him back to me. He deserves a proper burial, you know that. Give him to me.
Achilles : He killed my cousin.
Achilles : He thought it was you. How many cousins have you killed? How many sons and fathers and brothers and husbands? How many, brave Achilles?
Briseis : Why did you choose this life?
Achilles : What life?
Briseis : To be a great warrior.
Achilles : I chose nothing. I was born and this is what I am.
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.
Patroclus : Is Ajax going to fight in Troy?
Odysseus : Of course. You've heard of Ajax, eh?
Patroclus : They say he can fell an oak tree with one swing of his axe.
Achilles : Trees don't swing back.
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