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Quotes from The Natural

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    • Roy Hobbs: Red, it took me sixteen years to get here. You play me, and I'll give ya the best I got.
    • Red Blow: I believe ya.
    • Pop Fisher: C'mon Hobbs, knock the cover off the ball!
    • Roy Hobbs: I coulda been better. I coulda broke every record in the book.
    • Iris Gaines: And then?
    • Roy Hobbs: And then? And then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game.
    • Pop Fisher: Batting practice tomorrow, be there!
    • Roy Hobbs: I have been. Every day.
    • Roy Hobbs: I guess some mistakes you never stop paying for.
    • Roy Hobbs: My life didn't turn out the way I expected.
    • Pop Fisher: You know my mama wanted me to be a farmer.
    • Roy Hobbs: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.
    • Pop Fisher: Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn hitter I ever saw. Suit up.
    • Iris Gaines: You know, I believe we have two lives.
    • Roy Hobbs: How... what do you mean?
    • Iris Gaines: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.
    • The Judge: I thought I could rely on your honor!
    • Max Mercy: You read my mind.
    • Roy Hobbs: That takes all of three seconds.
    • Gus Sands: If it isn't enough, tell us what you had in mind.
    • Roy Hobbs: To hit away.
    • Roy Hobbs: Pick me out a winner Bobby.
    • Pop Fisher: I shoulda been a farmer.
    • Pop Fisher: People don't start playing ball at your age, they retire!
    • Roy Hobbs: The only thing I know about the dark is you can't see in it.
    • [after failing to catch a fly ball]
    • Bartholomew 'Bump' Bailey: I lost it in the sun.
    • [looks up at the cloudy sky]
    • Pop Fisher: Blinding.
    • [to his "best" pitcher who can't throw a strike]
    • Pop Fisher: Come on, Fowler! Throw strikes!
    • Red Blow: Fowler's killing worms, Pop.
    • Pop Fisher: My ma urged me to get out of this game. When I was a kid, she pleaded with me. And I meant to, you know what I mean? But she died.
    • Red Blow: Tough.
    • Pop Fisher: Now look at me. I'm wet nurse to a last-place, dead-to-the-neck-up ball club, and I'm choking to death!
    • Red Blow: Pretty good food, huh?
    • Roy Hobbs: Damn good.
    • Red Blow: You can't spell it, but it eats pretty good, don't it?
    • Pop Fisher: Hobbs. I'm sending you down Hobbs, Class B ball. Tomorrow you go to the Great Lakes Assocaition.
    • Roy Hobbs: All right. You make the rules.
    • Pop Fisher: That's right, that's right and you ain't been playing by 'em. Don't you remember signing a contract!
    • Roy Hobbs: I remember signing a contract, to play ball not to be put to sleep by some two bit carney hypnotist! I won't do that Pop! I can't.
    • Ed Hobbs: You've got a gift Roy... but it's not enough - you've got to develop yourself. If you rely too much on your own gift... then... you'll fail.
    • Roy Hobbs: I'll take some coffee, then.
    • [looks at son's photo, turns to Hobbs and embraces him]
    • Iris Gaines: You gotta catch a train.
    • Roy Hobbs: I can stay.
    • Iris Gaines: I think you'd better go.
    • Roy Hobbs: Yeah. Okay.
    • Iris Gaines: Where to next?
    • Roy Hobbs: Boston. Sorry I missed your boy.
    • [Hobbs finds ball and glove on couch after viewing framed photos placed on furniture]
    • Iris Gaines: It's my son's. he means the world to me. he's a great kid.
    • Roy Hobbs: I'll bet he is. I'd like to meet him.
    • Iris Gaines: He's coming pretty soon.
    • Roy Hobbs: Is he with his father?
    • Iris Gaines: No. His father lives in New York. But, I'm thinking he needs his father; he's at that age. He needs him.
    • Roy Hobbs: Sure. A father makes all the difference.
    • [music starts as she turns her gaze away from the conversation and whispers]
    • Iris Gaines: Yeah.
    • Iris Gaines: I believe we have two lives: the one we learn with, and the one we live with after that
    • Al: You guys. You know, people are always running down amazing things. This guy Hobbs, you ain't seen nothing yet. I got a feeling...
    • Pop Fisher: I wanted to win that pennant worse than I wanted any goddamned thing in my life. You'd think I could just this once, wouldn't you? I didn't care nothing about the Series. Win or lose, I would have been satisfied.
    • Pop Fisher: I'd have walked away from baseball and I'd have bought a farm.
    • Roy Hobbs: Nothing like a farm. Nothing like being around animals, fixing things. There's nothing like being in the field with the corn and the winter wheat. The greenest stuff you ever saw.
    • Pop Fisher: You know, my mother told me I ought to be a farmer.
    • Roy Hobbs: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.
    • Pop Fisher: You're better than anyone I ever had. And you're the best goddamned hitter I ever saw. Suit up.
    • The Judge: I thought I could rely on your honor, Hobbs?
    • Roy Hobbs: You're about to.
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