William Wallace: [about throwing the stones] I'm just wondering; can you do it when it matters?
Hamish: When it matters?
William Wallace: As it matters in battle.
Hamish: I could crush you like a worm.
William Wallace: Then do it.

Hamish: You'll move.
William Wallace: I will not.
Campbell: [Hands Hamish a large stone] He'll move.
[Hamish throws the stone barely missing Wallace. Wallace throws a small stone hitting Hamish between the eyes]
Hamish: I shoulda remembered the rocks.
William Wallace: Aye, you shoulda.

William Wallace: You dropped your rock.
Hamish: It's a test of manhood.
William Wallace: You win.
Hamish: Call it a test of soldiery then. The English won't let us train with weapons, so we train with stones.

Princess Isabelle: I understand you have recently been given the rank of knight.
William Wallace: I have been given nothing. God makes men what they are.

William Wallace: I'm dreaming.
Murron: Yes, you are. And you must wake, William.
[pause]
William Wallace: I don't want to wake. I want to stay here with you.

Robert the Bruce: Now, I know you've sacrificed much. But fighting these odds looks like rage, not courage.
William Wallace: It's well beyond rage. Help me. For Christ's sake, help yourselves. If we join, we can win. If we win, well then we'll have what none of us has ever had before: a country of our own.

I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The king of Scotland had died without a son, and the king of England, a cruel pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, claimed the throne of Scotland for himself. Scotland's nobles fought him, and fought each other, over the crown. So Longshanks invited them to talks of truce - no weapons, one page only. Among the farmers of that shire was Malcolm Wallace, a commoner with his own lands; he had two sons, John and William.

Narrator

Argyle Wallace: We'll stay here tonight, leave in the mornin'.
Young William: But I don't want to leave.
Argyle Wallace: You did not want your father to die either, but it happened.

Malcolm Wallace: I told ye to stay.
Young William: Well, I finished my work. Where're we goin'?
Malcolm Wallace: McAndrews'. He was supposed to visit when the gatherin' was over.
Young William: Can I come?
Malcolm Wallace: No! Go home, boy.
Young William: But I want to go.
Malcolm Wallace: Go home, William, or you'll feel the back o' my hand.

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[epilogue/voiceover] In the Year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland -- starving and outnumbered -- charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets; they fought like Scotsmen, and won their freedom.

William Wallace

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