Viva Zapata!

Emiliano Zapata: A strong people is the only way to freedom!

Emiliano Zapata: Madero!

Pablo: Yes, you remember I read to you about him.

Emiliano Zapata: You promised to teach me to read.

Pablo: I will, I will.

Emiliano Zapata: You people want honest politicians. There are none!

Eufemio: I love you, but I do not like you.

Old General: Sometimes a dead man can be a terrible enemy.

Pablo: Careful you don't hit him!

Eufemio: When I want to hit him, I'll hit him! When I want to miss him, I'll miss him!

Pablo: A man's been known to die of a close miss!

Josefa: I don't speak for myself now, but if anything happens to you, what would become of the people? What would they have left?

Emiliano Zapata: Themselves.

Josefa: And all the fighting and the deaths... what has really changed?

Emiliano Zapata: They have really changed. That's how things really change - slowly - through people. They don't really need me anymore.

Josefa: They have to be led.

Emiliano Zapata: Yes, but by each other. A strong man makes a weal people. Strong people don't need a strong man.

President Porfirio Diaz: These matters take time. You must be patient.

Emiliano Zapata: With your permission, my President, we make our tortillas with corn, not patience.

Fernando: Cut off the head of the snake and the body will die.

Fernando: [to a vistor wanting to see Zapata] General Zapata is busy.

Fernando: [after a firing squad gunshot is heard] General Zapata will see you now.