The best Quotes by Randall Wallace

The best Quotes by Randall Wallace

Randall Wallace (born July 28, 1949) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the historical drama film Braveheart (1995). He has since directed films such as The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), We Were Soldiers (2002), Secretariat (2010) and Heaven Is for Real (2014).

I soared above the song birds
And never heard them sing
I lived my life in winter
And then you brought the spring
War is a farmer's son from Kansas trying to kill a factory worker's son from Berlin, with neither of them knowing why.
I believe that God is carrying us whether we know it or not and is always present. I love what C.S. Lewis said - "You don't have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body."
I love writing. I've always been drawn to that and felt a particular joy in it - like the phrase in Chariots of Fire: "God made me fast and when I run I feel his pleasure." God gave me a love of writing and to do it I would feel God's pleasure.
I grew up a Baptist and went to seminary at Methodist school, Duke University, but I also don't worry too much about denominations. I love what John Wesley said - "If our hearts are together, let's not worry about whether our heads are together. If our hearts are together, then let's joins hands." So, I try to do that regardless of denominations.
I think that television lately has been extremely dark and, in some ways, cynical but I also think that people who are writing those shows probably feel exactly as I do - that sometimes the darkness of a story can highlight the light in a story. There's a lot of cynical stuff but I think it may be even more in movies now where you see so many movies about cynical and corrupted characters. That's the state of many movies right now but movies, television, all of culture, there's always going to be a battle between the stories that are cynical and stories that are hopeful.
I majored in religion for my entire undergraduate career at Duke University and then I went to seminary for a year unsure whether or not I really had the call to be a minister. I spoke with a pastor of my home church and told him I was going to seminary. He said "Do you feel the call to be a minister?" and I said "Honestly, I don't. I know it's the greatest call you could have but I'm not feeling that call myself. He said "Well, you know, you're wrong. It's not the greatest call. The greatest call is whatever calling God has for you."
Maybe the gift of any great person is the power to converse with our own hearts.
Storytelling is the greatest activity of any culture. Storytelling is how you build a family, how you pass along identity.
If I'm making a film and I'm not loving everything about it, then I know I've got to change something until I do.
Before I wrote the film I had never heard of William Wallace and his story seemed so romantic to me. I think he is an ancestor, I feel his blood in my veins. I can't prove it but then no one can disprove it.

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Every man dies, not every man really lives.
William Wallace in Braveheart
5
You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom.
William Wallace in Braveheart
1
It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.
William Wallace in Braveheart
3
Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.
Malcolm Wallace in Braveheart
11
The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots.
Longshanks in Braveheart
3
Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes.
4
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!
William Wallace in Braveheart
10
We who have seen war will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night we will always hear the screams.
Joe Galloway in We Were Soldiers
1
Lt. Col. Hal Moore: "I think you oughta get yourself an M-16."
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley: "Sir, if the time comes I need one, there'll be plenty lying on the ground."
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley in We Were Soldiers
1
Lt. Col. Hal Moore: "I'll never forgive myself."
Joe Galloway: "For what, sir?"
Lt. Col. Hal Moore: "That my men died and I didn't."
Lt. Col. Hal Moore in We Were Soldiers
1
If they're trying to get us close enough to kill, I rekon we'll be close enough to kill them.
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley in We Were Soldiers
1
Some had families waiting. For others, their only family would be the men they bled beside. There were no bands, no flags, no Honor Guards to welcome them home. They went to war because their country ordered them to. But in the end, they fought not for their country or their flag, they fought for each other.
Joe Galloway in We Were Soldiers
1
Kill all they send and they will stop coming.
Lt. Col. Nguyen Huu An in We Were Soldiers
I know that God has a plan for me, I just hope it's to help protect orphans, not make any.
Lt. Jack Geoghegan in We Were Soldiers
I can't promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear, before you and before Almighty God, that when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead or alive, we will all come home together. So help me, God.
Lt. Col. Hal Moore in We Were Soldiers
Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard: "The White House anticipates a buildup and wants a victory over cavemen in black pajamas."
"We wouldn't be there if they hadn't already beaten the French Army."
Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard: "French Army? What's that?"
Maj. Gen. Henry Kinnard in We Were Soldiers
What did Tennessee?
Same thing Arkansas.
I'm retiring as a football player from the University of Tennessee who played for the Colts and the Broncos and was very lucky to have played for all of them.
Hey baby, are you from Tennessee? Because you're the only ten I see.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Tennessee - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Every night I watch the sunset and soak up every last ray of its warmth, and send it from my heart to yours.
Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbor
4
Rafe: "You are so beautiful it hurts."
Evelyn: "It's your nose that hurts."
Rafe: "I think it's my heart."
Rafe McCawley in Pearl Harbor
1
That's what I want to come home to, that's what I want to have to think about and dream about. I wanna know that the best part of my life is still ahead of me.
Rafe McCawley in Pearl Harbor
1
A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.
Admiral Yamamoto in Pearl Harbor
1
There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.
Jimmy Doolittle in Pearl Harbor
1
Things never happen the same way twice.
32
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...
14
One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.
6
The world is full of magic. Small things become big. Winter turns to spring. One thing always changes into another.
Denahi in Brother Bear
6
Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
11
Friendship... is born at the moment when one man says to another 'What! You too? I thought that no one but myself...'
1
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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