Top 10 Film Quotes About Freedom

Freedom is something all men seek. Whether it is freedom from their government, their family, work, minds, religions or otherwise, it is something we all want, in different capacities and for various reasons. Here is how Hollywood feels about freedom.

10. ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.’
From ‘Die Another Day’

This is very true when you think about it. War is actually an acronym for we are right. That means both sides believe they are right and will do whatever it takes to prove it.

9. ‘Independence is reliance on one’s own will and judgment.’
From ‘Now Voyager’

It can be, I think, but not always. Sometimes it is still forced

8. ‘You can bury freedom, but you can’t kill it. Taylor Jackson died for freedom. Aunt Lucille had to kill to get it. Life and death are only temporary, but freedom goes on forever.’
From ‘Crazy in Alabama’

Freedom does live on forever and it gets passed down. It is more than a physical state, but also a state of mind.

7. ‘What do you suppose that Boone was looking for when he went out alone into the wilderness, Was he looking for new lands, Maybe for something more, something that a man just can’t see with his eyes or hold in his hands. Something that some men don’t even know that they have until they’ve lost it. To be free. You know, that’s quite a word, freedom. I think that’s what he wanted.’
From ‘Sergeant York’

I think most everyone has one of those moments or times, where they have to go somewhere to discover who they are and what is going on, both inside their heads and hearts.

6. ‘Liberty is too precious to be buried in books. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say, “I’m free”.’
From ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’

Jimmy Stewart is wonderful when he says this line and gives his speech about what really matters and should matter. It’s brilliant.

5. ‘Freedom – to want nothing, to expect nothing, to depend on nothing.’
From ‘The Fountainhead’

Perhaps, this is true sometimes.

4. ‘It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.’
From ‘Fight Club’

Then you have no boundaries or even responsibilities, everything is open and possible.

3. ‘There is only one freedom of any importance, freedom of the mind.’
From ‘Iris’

The mind should always be free. You have control over that.

2. ‘They’ll talk to you and talk to you and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.’
From ‘Easy Rider’

Very true, of a lot of governments and institutions control their people so much they don’t even realise they are being controlled. They think they’re free, because they are told so, but then they are punished for exercising this imagined freedom.

1. ‘Freedom is not just a dream. It’s there, beyond those fences that we build all by ourselves.’
From ‘Instinct’

We house ourselves from things behind self-built walls.

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