Braveheart Quotes

Hamish: Personal escort of the princess.
William Wallace: Aye.
Hamish: Musta made an impression.
William Wallace: Aye.
Hamish: I didn't think you were in the tent that long.

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Malcolm Wallace: It's our wits that make us men.

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Malcolm Wallace: Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.

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Royal Magistrate: The prisoner wishes to say a word.
William Wallace: [shouts loud and long] Freedom!

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William Wallace: We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why.

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William Wallace: [to Mother MacClannough, who says he's out of his mind to ride in the rain] Oh, it's fine Scottish weather, madam. The rain is falling straight down and slightly to the side like.

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Young William : What are they doin'?
Argyle Wallace : Saying goodbye in their own way. Playing outlawed tunes on outlawed pipes.

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Robert's Father : At last, you know what it means to hate. Now you're ready to be a king.
Robert the Bruce : My hate will die with you.

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Princess Isabelle : The king desires peace.
William Wallace : Longshanks desires peace?
Princess Isabelle : He declares it to me, I swear it. He proposes that you withdraw your attack. In return he grants you title, estates, and this chest of gold which I am to pay to you personally.
William Wallace : A lordship and titles. Gold. That I should become Judas?
Princess Isabelle : Peace is made in such ways.
William Wallace : Slaves are made in such ways. The last time Longshanks spoke of peace I was a boy. And many Scottish nobles, who would not be slaves, were lured by him under a flag of truce to a barn, where he had them hanged. I was very young, but I remember Longshanks' notion of peace.

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Robert the Bruce : Lands, titles, men, power, nothing.
Robert's Father : Nothing?
Robert the Bruce : I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and their children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk, they fought for William Wallace, and he fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart.
Robert's Father : All men betray. All lose heart.
Robert the Bruce : I don't wanna lose heart. I wanna believe as he does.

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William Wallace : It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.

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William Wallace : Are you ready for a war?

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Young William : I can fight.
Malcolm Wallace : I know. I know you can fight. But it's our wits that make us men.

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Robert the Bruce : [ Robert the Bruce is visiting his leper father ] Father?
Robert's Father : Ah, come in. Come in.
Robert the Bruce : A rebellion has begun.
Robert's Father : [ pause ] Under whom?
Robert the Bruce : A commoner... named William Wallace.
Robert's Father : [ another pause ] You will embrace this rebellion. Support it from our lands in the north. I will gain English favor by condemning it and ordering opposed from our lands in the south. Sit down. Stay awhile.
Robert the Bruce : This Wallace... he doesn't even have a knighthood. But he *fights*, with *passion*, and he *inspires*.
Robert's Father : [ laughing ] And you wish to charge off and fight as he did, eh? [ Robert nods slightly ]
Robert's Father : So would I, eh? [ he laughs again ]
Robert the Bruce : Well, maybe it's time.
Robert's Father : [ the elder man stops laughing ] It is time... to *survive*. You're the seventeenth Robert Bruce. The sixteen before you passed you land and title because they *didn't* charge in. Call a meeting of the nobles.
Robert the Bruce : But, they do nothing but talk.
Robert's Father : Rightly so. They're as rich in English titles and lands as they are in Scottish, just as we are. You admire this man, this William Wallace. Uncompromising men are easy to admire. He has courage; so does a dog. But it is exactly the ability to *compromise* that makes a man noble. And understand this: Edward Longshanks is the most ruthless king ever to sit on the throne of England. And none of us, and nothing of Scotland will remain, unless *we* are as ruthless. Give ear to our nobles. Knowing their minds is the key to the throne.

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Hamish : Personal escort of the princess.
William Wallace : Aye.
Hamish : Musta made an impression.
William Wallace : Aye.
Hamish : I didn't think you were in the tent that long.

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William Wallace : There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.

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Longshanks : Not the archers. My scouts tell me their archers are miles away and no threat to us. Arrows cost money. Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing.

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Murron : You're going to teach me to read, then?
William Wallace : Aye, if you'd like.
Murron : Aye!
William Wallace : In what language?
Murron : Ah, you're showing off now.
William Wallace : That's right. Are you impressed yet?
Murron : No. Why? Should I be?
William Wallace : Oui. Parce que chaque jour j'ai pensé à toi. [ Yes. Because every single day I've thought about you ]
Murron : [ hesitates, impressed despite herself, then smiles ] Do that standing on your head and I'll be impressed.
William Wallace : Well, my kilt will fly up, but I'll try.

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Stephen : The Almighty says this must be a fashionable fight. It's drawn the finest people.

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William Wallace : Lower your flags and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today.

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Robert the Bruce : You have bled with Wallace, now bleed with me.

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Princess Isabelle : I understand you have suffered. I know... about your woman.
William Wallace : [ pauses ] She was my wife. We married in secret because I would not share her with an English lord. They killed her to get to me. I've never spoken of it, I don't know why I tell you now, except... I see her strength in you. One day, you'll be a queen. And you must open your eyes. You tell your king that William Wallace will *not* be ruled... and nor will any Scot while I live.

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Princess Isabelle : The king will be dead in a month and his son is a weakling. Who do you think will rule this kingdom?

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William Wallace : I came back home to raise crops, and God willing, a family. If I can live in peace, I will.

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[ William has asked Murron to go riding with him in the rain ]
Mother MacClannough : In this? You're out of your mind!
William Wallace : Oh, it's good Scottish weather, madam. The rain is falling straight down. Well, slightly to the side like.

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William Wallace : Why do you help me?
Princess Isabelle : Because of the way you are looking at me now.

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William Wallace : And if this is your army, why does it go?
Veteran : We didn't come here to fight for them!
Young Soldier : Home! The English are too many!
William Wallace : Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace.
Young Soldier : William Wallace is seven feet tall!
William Wallace : Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse. [ Scottish army laughs ]
William Wallace : I *am* William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?
Veteran : Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live.
William Wallace : Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! [ Scottish army cheers ]
William Wallace : Alba gu bràth! [ "Scotland forever!" ]

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William Wallace : Go back to England and tell them there that Scotland's daughters and her sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free.

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Longshanks : [ to Prince Edward ] One day you will be a king. At least try to act like one.

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Longshanks : Who is this person who speaks to me as though I needed his advice?

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