Quotations from Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby is a sports drama about a trainer/manager who works to make a woman an established boxer. The story follows the life of an unappreciated boxing trainer with an elusive past as he seeks to find atonement by helping an amateur female boxer. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. Based on short stories by F.X. Toole.
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Million Dollar Baby won four Oscar awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actress. It was also nominated for three more Academy Awards. Read some quotes from Million Dollar Baby below.
Frankie Dunn: I don't train girls.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.
Maggie Fitzgerald: I'm 32, Mr. Dunn, and I'm here celebrating the fact that I spent another year scraping dishes and waitressing which is what I've been doing since 13, and according to you, I'll be 37 before I can even throw a decent punch, which I have to admit, after working on this speed bag for a month, may be the God's simple truth. Other truth is, my brother's in prison, my sister cheats on welfare by pretending one of her babies is still alive, my daddy's dead, and my momma weighs 312lbs. If I was thinking straight, I'd go back home, find a used trailer, buy a deep fryer and some oreos. Problem is, this the only thing I ever felt good doing. If I'm too old for this, then I got nothing. That enough truth to suit you?
Frankie Dunn: You forgot the rule. Now, what is the rule?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Keep my left up?
Frankie Dunn: Is to protect yourself at all times. Now, what is the rule?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Protect myself at all times.
Frankie Dunn: Good. Good.
Father Horvak: What's confusing you this week?
Frankie Dunn: Oh, it's the same old "one God-three God" thing.
Father Horvak: Frankie, most people figure out by kindergarten it's about faith.
Frankie Dunn: Is it sort of like Snap Crackle and Pop, all rolled into one big box?
Father Horvak: You're standing outside my church, comparing God to Rice Krispies?
Maggie Fitzgerald: You're gonna leave me again?
Frankie Dunn: Never.
Frankie Dunn: Mo cuishle means my darling. My blood.
Frankie Dunn: I think someone should count to 10.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: She's getting pretty good.
Frankie Dunn: Yeah, real fast. It's almost as if someone's been helping her.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Oh, I don't know. Maybe she's just got what it takes.
Frankie Dunn: She's got my speed bag, is what she's got.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Now, how'd she get that?
Maggie Fitzgerald: They took my leg, boss.
Frankie Dunn: It's gonna be allright, you hear?
Maggie Fitzgerald: I always hear your voice, boss.
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