William Wallace: Sons of Scotland, I am William Wallace.
Young soldier: William Wallace is 7 feet tall.
William Wallace: Yes, I've heard. He 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. I am William Wallace, and I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?
Soldier: Against that? No, we will run, and we will live
Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die, run and you'll live. At least awhile. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all your days, from this day to that, to tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they can never take our freedom!
William Wallace: Go back to England and tell them there, that the daughters and sons of Scotland are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free.
William Wallace: There's a difference between us. You think the people of this land 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.
William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives.
Wallace: It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.
Stephen: [speaking heavenward] Him? That can't be William Wallace. I'm prettier than this man. Alright Father, I'll ask him. [To William.] If I risk my neck for you, will I get a chance to kill Englishmen?
Hamish: Is your father a ghost, or do you converse with the Almighty?
Stephen: In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God. [Looking heavenward.] Yes, Father. [To William and his men.] The Almighty says don't change the subject; just answer the f**king question.
William Wallace: The answer is yes. Fight for me, you get to kill the English.
[After killing a would-be
Stephen: I didn't like him anyway. He wasn't right in the head.
Stephen (to Wallace at Falkirk): The Almighty thinks he can get me out of this, but he's pretty sure you're f**ked. Ha ha ha!
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 children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk fought for William Wallace. 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 want to lose heart! I want to believe as he does!
Robert the Bruce: You have bled with Wallace, now it's time to bleed with me!
Edward the Longshanks: Whom do I send? Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country.
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. Their dead cost nothing.
King Edward the Longshanks: Who is this person that speaks to me as though I needed his advice?
King Longshank: The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots.