Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Write, 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 one to that, for one chance... just one chance to come back here and tell anyone who believed you couldn't do it, that they may not believe in us, but they will never take the belief we have in ourselves!!!

What will you write with that freedom?

Now get out there and write as free men and women!

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Cherie Reich said...

Wow! Great quote from Braveheart, and I love how it can apply to writing. :)

Jess said...

I've never seen Braveheart, but I love it anyway. The soundtrack is awesome! Great quote :)

Jess said...

I like this scene~ it's great for inspiration! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Great post, very inspiring!! :)

cleemckenzie said...

That was the only time I was proud of Mel.:-)

I'm off to write as a free woman today.

RachelMaryBean said...


Savannah Garth said...

I'm a free writer! Woohoo!! Thanks PK

DL Hammons said...

Where's my sword?!!! :)

McKenzie McCann said...

I see many people saying you're quoting a movie, so I'll just go with it and claim I recognize it too. Ha ha.

But honestly, I've never come across any one who has outright said I couldn't be a writer. Then again, I think people feel more guilty telling teens they shouldn't reach for their dreams than adults. I've been lucky in that regard.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that is some awesome motivation, PK!

M.J. Fifield said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm off to write something brilliant!

Tracy said...

Wall-ace! Wall-ace! Wall-ace!

I'm all sorts of pumped up now. Although, I'm afraid I'm going to go home and want to pop in this DVD. Dilemma.

kmckendry said...

I love Braveheart!

L.G.Smith said...

Ha! Love it. Wish I'd written it. :))

William Kendall said...

I now feel compelled to moon some of the English.

Old Kitty said...

Them's fightin' talk!
Yay!! :-)

Take care

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Most inspiring post, wonderful to read and the video to watch.


DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Braveheart was such a gutsy movie and you've used the quote to perfection re writing. Thanks Pk.


Donna Yates said...

I love this, PK. I think of those who tell me I'll never get a book published, or don't be disappointed when everything I write is rejected. What a great post.

Scarlett and James said...

Excuse us while we go kill some Englishmen.

Roger Lawrence said...

Scarlett and James: I heard that! I have a dog!

Catherine Stine said...

Be brave and fearless. Yes!

Eliza Tilton said...


I still cry at the end when he screams it. We just watched this again during our vaca. I tried convincing the hubby it was a love story >< he didn't go for it.

Jeremy Bates said...

love the story of braveheart. I keep releating watching it on dvd

Jeremy Bates said...

freeeedooommmm!!! lol mel's awesome regardless what people say

The Armchair Squid said...

Good luck with the A to Z Challenge. I look forward to your posts.

fOIS In The City said...

PK, you are one who pushes the envelope and can meet any challenge!! Great post :)

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this movie. What a powerful clip.

I feel freeeee.

Anonymous said...

Great scene! Now I'm inspired to do something like topple an oppressive government. Or write something really cool. Maybe I should opt for the latter.

Leslie Rose said...

Okay, now I have to go and watch the whole movie. Free writers unite!

Trisha said...

I didn't like the horses dying in Braveheart ;)

Paul Tobin said...

Interesting post, that scene is key to the film. One of my inspiring scenes is from Henry IV:
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

It always does it for me.

LTM said...

very cool and awesome and inspirational! Yay, P! and I don't even like Braveheart! :D <3

Laura Diamond said...


Jay Noel said...

Do you shoot thunderbolts out of your arse?