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Mr. Holland's Opus - 1995 Movie Quotes


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3225 1) I asked you to name a famous American composer 2) Bach? 1)Johann Sebastian Bach (full quote)
4066 1. I minored in dance. 2.He minored in dance (full quote)
2489 playing music is supposed to be fun. It's about heart, it's about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it's not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, I can't teach you that other stuff. (full quote)
2489 I'm 60 years old, Gene. what are you going to do: write me a recommendation for the morgue? (full quote)
2489 A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste. (full quote)
2489 You love music and you make the kids love it too. (full quote)
  Music is more than just the notes on a page (full quote)
19210 Our football games are missing something. Holland: Touchdowns. (full quote)
  play the sunset. (full quote)
24366 play the sunset. (full quote)
24366 You pack light... (full quote)
  Tubas are for fat guys with pimples. (full quote)
  Tell them I will use anything within my power, whether it be the Beatles, Beethoven, or billie Holliday, to teach these kids to love music (full quote)
  if you don't wake up now, i'll cut one of your piano strings... (full quote)
13284 1. You stoned again, Stadler? 2. I don't need this class, I know this stuff. I can give you all the names and dates you want. I know the chords, counterpoint- 1. So what? The name of this class is Music Appreciation, I don't see you appreciating anything! 2. This is such lame bullshit. 1. Sit down! You are THIS close to being suspended, pal! I want a paper on my desk by the end of term, I want it to be handwritten and titled: Music, The Language of Emotion! 2. You can't make me do that! 1. WATCH ME!!! This is not extra credit, you don't do it, you flunk. (full quote)
13284 1. I really HATE that woman, and I HATE teaching, Iris! I HATE it! Noone can teach these children, nobody! They just sit there, staring up at me! I've been trying to teach them- 2. You've played a lot of rough houses, did you always quit and go home or keep playing? 1. Wait, aren't we supposed to be on the same side? (full quote)
13284 Sometimes the best way to deal with a pest is to ignore them. (full quote)
13284 When I was 15, I hung out at a local record store. And the guy there thought he knew what I liked and one day, handed me this record album and it was John Coltrane. I took it home and played it and I hated it, I mean, I really hated it. So, I played it again. I played it again and I played it again, and I just couldn't stop playing it. Iris, you tell me that we're gonna have a baby, and that's like falling in love with John Coltrane, all over again. (full quote)
13284 1. These tests are pathetic! (reading) Name an American composer. Ms. Swedlin, your answer was...2. Bach? 1. Johann Sebastian Bach. And here's my favorite one. (reading) How do you know what key a concerto is in? Mr. Mimms, your answer was Look on the Front Page? Now, this question mark, it was here because you were not sure or because your English skills are on the same level as your music skills? These tests are a waste of my time AND yours! Everyone get their textbooks out, we're gonna go over these answers ONE BY ONE until you get them right! (full quote)
13284 1. Whoa, you just ran through a stop sign back there, Mr. Holland. 2. You're definitely speeding, Mr. Holland. 1. And I don't think you're allowed to just pass on the right like that, either.(car screeches around the corner losing a hubcap)This is a one-way street, Mr. Holland. 3. MR. HOSTA, SHUT UP!!! (full quote)
13284 Ladies and gentlemen, I'm Coach Meister, your marching buddy! (full quote)
13284 1. Mr. Holland, it has come to my attention that you are teaching the students rock and roll. 2. Is this a problem? 3. Is this a problem? I think so, our only job is to teach. And you cannot teach and the students cannot learn if there is no discipline. 2. What is your point, Gene? 3. What I am-What WE are saying is that you should be pushing the classics: Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky. 2. Stravinsky was the music of ther Russian Revolution if you want to talk about a breakdown in discipline. (full quote)
13284 1. This is off-limits, Cole, you understand? (makes motion in sign language) Don't touch! 2. That's Don't sit. (full quote)
13284 Well, congratulations, Gene. You've been looking for a way to get rid of me for 30 years and now they've finally given you an excuse. (full quote)
13284 1. (looking at car) Corvair. 2. Yeah. 1. I take it you didn't read Ralph Nader's book. 2. Well, unless Ralph is willing to buy me a new car, I'm going to have to stick with this one until the wheels fall off. 1. You may not have that long. (full quote)
13284 M. Barr, it is not as they say, considered couth to empty your spit valve in the middle of the performance and especially not on the foot of the person sitting next to you. (full quote)
13284 1. I made us 32 dollars today. 2. Big deal, I made 32 kids sleep with their eyes open. (full quote)
13284 Get your shirttail in! This isn't a dance, it looks like a party dress, get it in! (full quote)
13284 1. Teachers don't wait! 2. Excuse me? 1. High school is not a democracy, teachers don't wait. Phil Meister, Phys Ed. 2. Glenn Holland, music teacher.(looks at food) Oh my gosh, what is this? 1. It's Monday, Turkey spam surprise, you could mortar walls with it. Word of advice, always bring a bag lunch. 2. Where's yours? 1. I ate it in second period.(to lunch lady) Sylvie, don't tease me, I need extra. (full quote)
13284 1. I take it you were never in the army. 2.(chuckles) Now that's a stupid question. 1. I was. Man, I marched my keister off. 2. Then help me out! 1. See that kid in the stands? That's Lou Russ, he was the greatest halfback this school ever had, I had to drop him off the team because of his grades. 2. What are you saying, what do you want me to do, take his tests for him? 1. No, but I bet if he played in your band, I could talk Jacobs into giving him an academic credit (full quote)
13284 1. I want to have kids someday. 2. You have to find a wife first. 1. I don't want kids that badly, my students are like my kids, I wanna smack them sometimes but mostly, I just want to see them do good. (full quote)
13284 1. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the shoes of the person in front of you.. Ready? (band starts to march) WAIT! NO! NO! STOP! 2. Kennedy High, get in there! 1. Wait just a moment, watch my hands- 2. Let's go! Come on, Kennedy! 1. WE'RE DOIN THE best WE CAN, DAMMIT! (full quote)
38907 1) I care about these kids just as much as you do. And if I'm forced to choose between Mozart and reading and writing and long division, I choose long division. 2) Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about. (full quote)