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Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison
(as Julius Caesar)

Cleopatra: Catullus doesn't approve of you. Why haven't you had him killed?
Julius Caesar: Because *I* approve of *him.*

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
(as Cleopatra)

Cleopatra: How DARE you and the rest of your barbarians set fire to my library? Play conqueror all you want, Mighty Caesar! Rape, murder, pillage thousands, even millions of human beings! But neither you nor any other barbarian has the right to destroy one human thought!

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
(as Cleopatra)

Cleopatra: I am the Nile. I will have sons. Isis has told me.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
(as Cleopatra)

Cleopatra: I will not be told where I can go and where I cannot go!

Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn
(as Sosigenes)

Cleopatra: The way to prevent war is to be ready for it!
Sosigenes: Have 300 warships ever been built for war without war?


Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
(as Cleopatra)

Cleopatra: There are never enough hours in the days of a queen, and her nights have too many.

Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison
(as Julius Caesar)

Agrippa: Nothing bores me so much as an intellectual!
Julius Caesar: Makes a better admiral of you, Agrippa.

Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison
(as Julius Caesar)

Julius Caesar: [after the execution of Pothinus] Return Apollodorus's dagger to him, but clean it first. It has Pothinus all over it.

Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison
(as Julius Caesar)

Julius Caesar: [speaking of the Grand Eunuch] ... a position not acquired without some, shall we say, sacrifices?

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
(as Cleopatra)

Julius Caesar: Ah, yes. I seem to recall some mention of an obsession you have about your divinity... Isis, isn't it?
Cleopatra: I shall have to insist that you mind what you say. I AM Isis. I am worshipped by millions who believe it. You are not to confuse what I am with the so-called divine origin which every Roman general seems to acquire together with his shield. It was, uh, Venus you chose to be descended from, wasn't it?

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