Paolo: You just saunter out of your house one fine morning and pluck God out of the air as easily as catching a butterfly. It's all too simple. St. Francis of Assisi: If what you say is true then the Holy Father will point out errors in my faith Bishop Guido: They are restoring a consecrated ruin for love. Is that a crime? Giacondo: He's been riding all night on a girl. Tomorrow is the battle, we must prepare! Bernardo: War's a serious business Giacondo: Such profoundity Bernardo St. Francis of Assisi: This is my death mask. Bishop Guido: Come forward, sons of Assisi. God is with you! Pietro Di Bernardone: Business is blooming, life is back to normal at last Pietro Di Bernardone: These servants are just like animals! Pietro Di Bernardone: That's obvious what was wrong with him. The boy needed a woman. Pica Di Bernardone: Don't be so clumsy, monsignor. It's L'Amour St. Francis of Assisi: What have the judges of men to do with me. God is my only judge! Consul: Unfortunately, he isn't around to help us out. Bishop Guido: So what do you want? St. Francis of Assisi: I want to be happy, I want to live like the birds in the sky. I want to experience the freedom and beauty that they experience. St. Francis of Assisi: If the purpose of life is this loveless toy we fill our days with, then it is not for me. Consul: Everyone will have his assigned place [when the emperor enters the town] Bishop Guido: But you are here? Straight ahead of me? Bernardo: I want to help you St. Francis of Assisi: Words, words Bernardo. There was a time when I believed in words. St. Francis of Assisi: Come and let yourselves be built as living stones into the spiritual temple Giacondo:
God himself had come down from heaven to talk to him?
Silvestro: God has spoken to lots of people sometimes St. Francis of Assisi: [to the pope's guard] No, not him. He is not with us! Tell him, Paolo, you are not with us. Bernardo: Tell him! Paolo: I am with them Pope Innocent III: In our obsession of original sin, we too often forget original innocence. Pope Innocent III: You've brought me, dear children, great joy and a little sadness Pietro Di Bernardone: I may curse the war because of the fever it brought to you but for business, it was a blessing St. Francis of Assisi: [to Giocondo] We are not a regiment of priests for whom the sacred vow of chastity is the order. We are just a band of man who simply love God, each according to his own capacity.