“Michael Collins” quotes(1996)
Plot – In 1916, during the revolt known as the Easter Rising, Irish revolutionaries surrendered to the overwhelming military power of the British Army after six days of resistance from their headquarters of the Post Office in Dublin. Among the revolutionary leaders, only the American citizen Eamon de Valera is spared from the firing squad. Many followers, including Michael Collins and his close friend Harry Boland, end up in prison. Once released, the two find themselves being the new leaders of the Irish independence movement. Collins throws himself headlong into the political and military struggle against British rule, traveling the country and making converts with his highly effective speeches and with his magnetic personality. After a violent confrontation with the Royal Irish police, his injuries are treated by Kitty Kiernan, a young woman whose beauty and independence grabs the attention of both Collins and Boland. Collins organizes a secret fearless force - the Irish Volunteers - which launches attacks out of nowhere against the British army and the British police.
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“Michael Collins” Quotes 15 quotes
“I want peace and quiet. I want it so much I'd die for it.”
“- Eamon de Valera: They call us murderers.
- Michael Collins: War is murder! Sheer, bloody murder!”
“Give us the future, we've had enough of your past. Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in, to love.”
“The Irish people established the Irish Republic. It can only be disestablished by the Irish people.”
“We have a weapon more powerful... than any in the whole arsenal of the British Empire! That weapon... is our refusal!”
“- Harry Boland: What happens next time?
- Michael Collins: Next time, Harry, we won't play by their rules. We'll invent our own!”
“- Michael Collins: You know the problem with butterflies?
- Kitty Kiernan: What's that?
- Michael Collins: They only last one day.
- Harry Boland: Aye, but what a day, Mick!”
“The problem with the Irish is that they'll sing at the drop of a hat, but ask them to talk and they won't.”
“I hate them for making hatred necessary, and I'll do what I can to end it.”
“I can't understand your politics, but I appreciate your integrity.”
“- Kitty Kiernan: Is it true, Mick, that all of the women in America wear trousers?
- Michael Collins: Absolutely! Shameless hussies, the lot o' them.”