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Gracchus: But the Senate is the people, Sire, chosen from among the people, to speak for the people.
Commodus: I doubt if many of the people eat so well as you do, Gracchus, or have such splendid mistresses Gaius. I think I understand my own people.
Gracchus: Then perhaps Caesar would be so good as to teach us, out of his own extensive experience.
[the Senators laugh]
Commodus: I call it love. I am their father, the people are my children and I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly…
Gracchus: Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, Sire?
[Commodus slowly turns around, he looks at Gracchus]
Commodus: No. But if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you shall.”
Marcus Aurelius: Shh, Commodus.
Commodus: All I’ve ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.
Marcus Aurelius: Commodus…
[he kneels in front of him]
Marcus Aurelius: …your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Come…
[holds his arms out to Commodus and they embrace, Commodus begins to cry]
Commodus: Father. I would have butchered the whole world…if you would only love me!
[Commodus begins to asphyxiate Marcus whilst embracing him]”
Maximus: What would you have me do Caesar?
Marcus Aurelius: I want you to become the protector of Rome after I die. I will empower you to one end alone, to give power back to the people of Rome and end the corruption that has crippled it. [Maximus looks amazed and sad] Do you accept this great honor that I have offered you?
Maximus: With all my heart, no.
Marcus Aurelius: Maximus, that is why it must be you.”
Marcus Aurelius: If only you had been born a man, what a Caesar you would have made.
[kisses him on his cheeks]
Marcus Aurelius: You would have been strong. I wonder, would you have been just?
Lucilla: I would have been what you taught me to be.
Marcus Aurelius: Enough of politics. Let us pretend that you are a loving daughter, and I am a good father.
Lucilla: This is a pleasant fiction, isn’t it?”
Al Swearingen: We're in the presence of the new.
E.B.: Fuck the fucking new! Jesus Christ, Al. Is it over for us here?”
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