Pakistan and India are celebrating their 70th Independence Days on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, 2016, respectively. It signifies each country's freedom struggle and independence from the British monarchy following hundreds of years of subjugation.
The Indian subcontinent's struggle for freedom is dramatic and passion inducing, a story that will remain as enthralling despite retelling a million times. As the years pass by, younger generations get further and further removed from this history of the nation, which is why it is necessary to immortalize the stories of freedom struggle through movies, books and other art forms.
The element of patriotism can be best evoked through speeches, dialogues and repeatable quotes. This Independence Day, take a look at some of the most inspiring, patriotic quotes from films and plays:
We think it is time that you recognized that you are masters in someone else's home. Despite the best intentions of the best of you, you must, in the nature of things, humiliate us to control us. General Dyer is but an extreme example of the principle... it is time you left. – Gandhi from "Gandhi"
Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't, I can, and my children will. Boys ought to grow up remembering that. – Jefferson Smith from "Mr Smith Goes to Washington"
I may not live to see our glory, but I will gladly join the fight. And when our children tell our story, they'll tell the story of tonight. — Hamilton from "Hamilton"
We're gonna keep fighting. Is that CLEAR? We're gonna attack all night, we're gonna attack tomorrow morning. If we are not VICTORIOUS, let no man come back alive! – Patton from "Patton"
So that if tomorrow is the great getting-up morning, if that tomorrow we have to meet the Judgement Day, O Heavenly Father, we want you to let our folks know that we died facing the enemy! We want 'em to know that we went down standing up! Amongst those that are fighting against our oppression. We want 'em to know, Heavenly Father, that we died for freedom! We ask these blessings in Jesus' name. Amen! – John Rawlins from "Glory"