Favorite 300 Quotes
[Dying words] My Queen! My Wife! My Love.Leonidas
Leonidas: Before you speak, Persian, know that in Sparta everyone, even a kingâ€™s messenger, is responsible for the words of their voice. Now...what message do you bring?
Persian Messenger: Earth and water.
Leonidas: [Laugh] You rode all the way from Persia for earth and water?
Gorgo: Do not be coy or stupid, Persian. You can afford neither in Sparta.
Persian Messenger: What makes this woman think she can speak among men?
Gorgo: Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.
The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, that even a god-king can bleed.Leonidas
Spartan King Leonidas: This is where we fight! This is where they die!
Captain: On these shields, boys!
Spartan King Leonidas: Remember this day, men, for it will be yours for all time.
Persian Officer: SPARTANS! Lay down your weapons!
Spartan King Leonidas: Persians...COME AND GET THEM!
[After being threatened with the deaths of the Spartan women] Clearly you don't know our women. I might as well have marched them up here, judging by what I've seen.Leonidas
Spartan King Leonidas: We Spartans have descended from Hercules himself. Taught never to retreat, never to surrender. Taught that death in the battlefield is the greatest glory he could achieve in his life. Spartans: the finest soldiers the world has ever known
Stelios: It is an honor to die at your side.
King Leonidas: It is an honor to have lived at yours.
Immortals. We put their name to the test.Dilios
A new age has come, an age of freedom. And all will know that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it.Spartan King Leonidas
[After Xerxes offered to make Leonidas Warlord of his Empire, if he would only kneel before him] Wow. That is generous. But you see, there is a problem. After slaughtering so many of your men today, I've got an awful cramp in my leg [stretches] and thus kneeling will be difficult.Leonidas
Queen Gorgo: Spartan!
King Leonidas: Yes, my lady?
Queen Gorgo: Come back with your shield, or on it.
King Leonidas: Yes, my lady.
Persian: A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.