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QUEEN GORGO
Your lips can finish what your fingers have started... or has the Oracle robbed you of your desire as well?
KING LEONIDAS
It would take more than the words than a drunken adolescent girl to rob me of my desire of you.
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QUEEN GORGO
There's only one woman's words that should affect the mood of my husband. Those are mine.
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QUEEN GORGO
Freedom isn't free at all, that it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood.
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QUEEN GORGO
[having stabbed Theron and while holding sword into his body] This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your Queen!
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KING LEONIDAS
In the end, a Spartan's true strength is the warrior next to him. So give respect and honor to him, and it will be returned to you. First, you fight with your head...
QUEEN GORGO
Then you fight with your heart.
KING LEONIDAS
[sees the Captain] What is it?
QUEEN GORGO
A Persian messenger awaits you.
KING LEONIDAS
Do not forget today's lesson.
PLEISTARCHOS
Respect and honor.
KING LEONIDAS
Respect and honor.
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MESSENGER
What makes this woman think she can speak among men?
QUEEN GORGO
Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.
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QUEEN GORGO
I am not here to represent Leonidas; his actions speak louder than my words ever could. I am here for all those voices which cannot be heard: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons - three hundred families that bleed for our rights, and for the very principles this room was built upon. We are at war, gentlemen. We must send the entire Spartan army to aid our king in the preservation of not just ourselves, but of our children. Send the army for the preservation of liberty. Send it for justice. Send it for law and order. Send it for reason. But most importantly, send our army for hope - hope that a king and his men have not been wasted to the pages of history - that their courage bonds us together, that we are made stronger by their actions, and that your choices today reflect their bravery.
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QUEEN GORGO
Spartan!
KING LEONIDAS
Yes, my lady?
QUEEN GORGO
Come back with your shield, or on it.
KING LEONIDAS
Yes, my lady.
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KING LEONIDAS
Then what must a king do to save his world when the very laws he has sworn to protect force him to do nothing?
QUEEN GORGO
It is not a question of what a Spartan citizen should do, nor a husband, nor a king. Instead, ask yourself, my dearest love, what should a free man do?