Godfrey de Ibelin
Godfrey de Ibelin
Actor: Liam Neeson (age 52 in this movie)
Godfrey de Ibelin's Memorable Quotes:
Godfrey
You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.
Balian
Godfrey
What could a king ask of a man like me?A better world than has ever been seen. A kingdom of conscience. A kingdom of heaven.
Godfrey
I once fought two days with an arrow through my testicle.
Godfrey
Balian
Do you know what lies in the Holy Land? A new world. A man who, in France, had not a house, is, in the Holy Land, the master of a city. He who was the master of a city begs in the gutter. There, at the end of the world, you are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.I have to find forgiveness. That's all I know.Whatever your position, you are of my house, and that means you will serve the King of Jerusalem.What could a king ask of a man like me?A better world than has ever been seen. A kingdom of conscience. A kingdom of heaven. There is peace between Christian and Muslim. We live together, or between Saladin and the king, we try. Did you think that lay at the end of a Crusade?

[Balian shakes his head]

It does. My son, you are all that survives me. Do not disappoint me.
Hospitaler
Godfrey
Are you sorry for all your sins?

[looking at Balian, his illegitimate son]

For all but one.
Hospitaler
Godfrey

[Approaching the village where Balian lives]

You know this place, my lord?Know it? I know all of it.
Hospitaler
Godfrey
The blacksmith is the man you seek. His name is Balian. But know that he mourns. The burial that we passed at the crossroads was for his wife. Their child died. She was overcome by grief and killed herself.Do you still advise what you advised upon the road?I do, my lord.
Godfrey
Hospitaler
Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong. That is your oath.

[cuffs Balian with the back of his hand]

And that's so you remember it.Arise a knight and Baron of Ibelin.
Hospitaler
Godfrey
Guy de Lusignan

[while tending to Godfrey's wounds]

When shall we stop this madness?It will soon be beyond my concern.

[Guy de Lusignan and his knights walk over to the campsite]

[pointing at Balian] Who is this?My son.Would I had fought you when you were still capable of making bastards.

[he laughs]

I knew your mother when she was making hers. Fortunately, you're too old to be one of mine.[Guy laughs again] All will be settled.
Godfrey
Get me some more wine.
Godfrey
[Director's Cut, before caving in his nephew's skull]Thank my brother for his love!
Village Sheriff
Godfrey
I am the son of Roger de...Take your helmet off while addressing me.

[the knight takes off his helmet and clears his throat]

I am the son of Roger de Cormier.

[Godfrey stares at him]

I am accorded the privilege of ransom.This is true.

[he walks away while the English sergeant drives a pickaxe through the knight's skull]

Godfrey
Balian
[Balian catches up with Godfrey's group after killing the village priest]If you've come to kill me... even these days, it is not easy. Well?I have done... murder.Haven't we all.Is it true that in Jerusalem I can erase my sins... and those of my wife? Is it true?We can find out together.
Godfrey
Balian
It was not that they had no right to take you, it was the way they asked.They had the right to take me.So do I.
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