The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987 TV Movie)
Col. William Barrett Travis: This is not about land or money...but the one thing that no man should never be able to take from another man: the freedom to make his own choices about his life, where he'll live, how he'll live, how he'll raise his family.
Col. William Barrett Travis: What are you fighting for?
Jim Bowie: More like the old life, I guess...like it used to be. Like it is in America where the people own the government. You see, Santa Anna, he thinks he owns the people. Now I don't like being owned. I'm kind of particular about that kind of thing.
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: We will go home with honor or we will not go home. Understood?
[When Black does not respond, Santa Ana snarls angrily]
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: UNDERSTOOD?
Col. Black: Yes, excellency.
Jim Bowie: This is for Texas, boys. This is for Texas and Freedom!
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: History teaches us, gentlemen, that great generals remain generals by never underestimating their opposition.
Col. William Barrett Travis: Are you a commander or a scout?
Jim Bowie: [Clearly annoyed at Travis] You know something, Colonel, you're gettin' to be a burr under my saddle.
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: Send her to the North with the others. I do not make war on women... and children.
Mrs. Susannah Dickinson: [Contemptuously] Just the freedom of your people!
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: I like you English... your thoroughness... your worldliness...
Col. Black: [Interrupting] On behalf of my countrymen...
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: [He pointedly holds up an imperious finger to silence him] ... but I do not like your fine manners. Manners win women, not wars. Perhaps if you English had realized that, the Americans would not be a country to plague me now. Yes?
[Black remains silent]
Col. William Barrett Travis: What if we fail?
Pvt. Danny Cloud: Well, death in the cause of liberty does not make me shudder, Colonel.