The manliest speech in filmdom.
William Wallace: Sons of Scotland! I'm William Wallace!
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!
(the 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? (beat
) Will you fight?!
Scottish Army: No! No!
Old soldier: 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 willing 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 make take our lives... BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE... OUR FREEDOM!!!!
(the Scottish army cheers)
William Wallace: ALBA GU BRATH!!! note