Mary Bryant (2005)
Mary Bryant: Courage killed the one man I loved, and then it took my children. And now it will finish us off.
Will: I don't know that I can get us across.
Mary Bryant: Of course you don't, it's a risk, but you've gone from Cornwall across to Spain - the same distance, you said it yourself, and you'll be the one to get us to Timor.
Will: I didn't exactly do that - sail across to Spain, I didn't exactly do that. I can read a chart better than a book, I can hug a coastline, feel a boat around rocks, but I've never taken a boat outside of land in my life, and I don't intend to now. Listen to it, it's our last stroke of luck and its telling us to stay here.
Mary Bryant: Then why did you say...?
Will: Don't you know me by now?
Clarke: Wilfulness is the root of all sin. Each of us has a daily battle to rein ourselves in, and you - you were the test I failed, twice.
Clarke: All of these? An army couldn't have eaten and drunk this much!
Ambassador's wife: They had very healthy appetites.
Clarke: And these? You gave note of credit for a brothel?
Ambassador's wife: From our limited knowledge of English ways. Admittedly many gossip about your royal family and members of parliament... we understood that the brothel was very much a part of the daily rounds.
Will: They said we'd never see the sun down here, but there you are.
Will: Still thinking of your lieutenant?
Mary Bryant: There is, and always has been, only one man for me.
Will: I could never leave that boy behind, no more than I can sleep with Ralph Clarke, but we've got this far because you could. They all know it, but none of them can say it.
Mary Bryant: We got this far because you sailed us here.
Governor Arthur Phillip: Nearest civilization, Timor - three or four thousand miles away. They'd have to negotiate reefs, plus twelve-hundred miles of open sea. And with the burden of carrying a woman, and children, no - even if they survive the sea, they'll never survive each other.
Clarke: Who are you being loyal to? Mary Bryant? She left you on that beach to die, do you think she'd die for you? She'd never even think of it!
Sam: I wouldn't want her to.
Mary Bryant: Well, look at you, Mr. John Parker - I went and married the perfect gentlemen.
Will: And I went and married a real pistol!
Mary Bryant: God, I can't get used to it, not seen myself in a mirror for four years.
Will: You've been through a lot, it's taken its toll.
Will: You'd be better off here. Marry a Dutchman, God knows you've got enough of them lying around at you're feet. No witnesses, no paper... we were blessed by a fool on a beach, wasn't legal outside the colony... you're free.
Mary Bryant: I've never thought of myself as being anything other than free, ever.
Clarke: I had a choice of two ships to bring me home, I chose this passage because I had to know... I've thought of nothing but you. I've never been so happy, when you came to me with the children and asked for my help, such a short time we had together...
Mary Bryant: I am no hero, and I have no ambition to be made into one. There are some in this court today who have tried to make me something that I am not. I am guilty as charged, as are the two men standing beside me. Not many of us transported can claim to be innocent - some are wicked, and deserve to be feared, but most are not. Most are men and women who risked their lives to feed themselves and their families. Guilty we may be, but worthless we are not. There are many like us in this country, and to transport us away is another country's gain, and this country's loss. Those that survive the harshness of the colonies are the true heroes. I tried to build a life amongst them, and would have been content to be their companion, but I stole away for the sake of my children, I could not see them starve. I have lost everything I hold dear to me, my husband, my children. So you can take my life, but these men- the courage they have should not be choked out of them.