Hercules – Quotes
Narrator: you think you know the truth about him? You know nothing.
Narrator: [Hera] wanted him dead. [Toddler Hercules kills 2 snakes she sent to kill him.] Luckily, he took after his father.
Autolycus: Make the legend bigger, scarier. The scarier the story is, the less likely they are to fight.
Hercules: We all have problems.
Ergenia: Well perhaps I can convince you to make our problems your own.
Eergenia to her son: Stay away from Hercules. Men who work in violence attract violence.
Lord Cotys: How we view ourselves is of little importance. [But] How others see us… Your name is a rallying cry.
Ergenia: Bring us peace and I will believe in you too.
Autolycus: Alright, today’s lesson: How not to stab yourselves.
Lord Cotys: Die in battle, you’ll go to Elysium…
Autolycus: Or if you’re lucky, you’ll go to Purgatory where all the fun people are.
Hercules: Amphiaraus, do we die in this battle?
Amphiaraus: My time’s not come yet, not sure about yours.
No matter how far you go, no matter how fast you go, a man can not escape his fate.
Autolycus about people’s response to the Hercules legend: No mere mortal could have performed such feats—he must be the son of a God…. So we played along.
Iolaus about Hercules’ boar’s leather armor: It’s indestructible.
Man from the army crowd: Well then how did Hercules get if off the boar?
Iolaus: He used an indestructible blade!
Amphiaraus: As always, the gods are generous with hints, but cheap with specifics.
Hercules : In this moment, on this day, become the man you were meant to be. Write your own legends. Let it be to death or to victory!
Hercules: Find another savior.
Autolycus: Something tells me we aren’t going to get paid.
Hecules: You may be right.
Hercules: You want me to serve you?
Lord Cotys: Spare me the moral outrage.
Hercules: There’ll be no more innocent blood on my hands. Thrace needs our help.
Atalanta: Debt? You think we follow you because we owe you? Look around Hercules. We’re family. We will fight for you; we will die for you—because you would do the same for us.
Iolaus: Uncle, all I’ve ever done is tell stories of great deeds performed by others. It’s time to start living my own.
King Eurystheus: I can deal with an ambitious man, but a man who wants nothing…He can’t be bought.
Amphiaraus : Who are you? Are you a murderer? Are you a mercenary who turns his back on the innocent? We believe in you! We have faith in you! Remember the deeds you have performed, the labors you have accomplished! Are you only the legend, or are you truth behind the legend? Now, tell me, WHO ARE YOU?
Hercules: I am Hercules!
Amphiaraus, after Hercules saved his life: Excuse me! That was my moment, my fate.
Hercules: You’re welcome.
Autolycus: Don’t just stand there. Kill someone!
King Eurystheus: You’re no hero. You’re no god. You’re nothing but a man. Your wife and children deserved to die.
Amphiaraus : You want to know the truth about it? Truth is, I prefer it to the legend.
Amphiaraus : Is he actually the son of Zeus? I don’t think it really matters. You don’t need to be a demi-god to be a hero. You just need to believe you’re a hero. It worked for Hercules. But there again, what do I know? I’m supposed to be dead.