“Field of Dreams” quotes

(1989)
Movie Field of Dreams
Title Field of Dreams
Year 1989
Director Phil Alden Robinson
Genre Drama, Family, Fantasy
Plot – Ray Kinsella owns a farm in Iowa, while his father was fond of baseball. One day Ray decides to build a baseball field to bring back to life a champion of the past. Everyone thinks he has gone crazy, but since that very day many players arrive at Kinsella's and Ray plays baseball with his father too.
All actors – Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley, Dwier Brown, James Andelin, Mary Anne Kean, Fern Persons, Kelly Coffield Park, Michael Milhoan, Steve Eastin, Charles Hoyes, Art LaFleur, Lee Garlington, Mike Nussbaum, Larry Brandenburg, Mary McDonald Gershon, Robert Kurcz, Don John Ross, Beatrice Fredman, Geoffrey Nauffts, Anne Seymour, C. George Biasi, Howard Sherf, Joseph R. Ryan, Joe Glasberg, Mark Danker, Frank Dardis, Jim Doty, Mike Goad, Jay Hemond, Mike Hodge, Steve Jenkins, Terry Kelleher, Ron Lucas, Fred Martin, Curt McWilliams, Jude Milbert, Steve Olberding, Gene Potts, James Roth, Paul Scherrman, Dale Till, Brian Waldvogel, Brian E. Frankish, Jeffrey Neal Silverman, Ed Harris, , Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Robin Eddins, Kevin Fennessy
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  • “- Ray Kinsella: My name's Ray Kinsella. You used my father's name in one of your stories: John Kinsella.
    - Terence Mann: You're seeing a whole team of psychiatrists, aren't you?”

    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    James Earl Jones - Terence Mann
    [Tag:madness, name, writers]
  • “- Terence Mann: You're from the sixties.
    - Ray Kinsella: Well, yeah, actually...
    - Terence Mann: [spraying at Ray Kinsella with a insecticide sprayer] Out! Back to the sixties! Back! There's no place for you here in the future! Get back while you still can!”

    Kevin Costner - Terence Mann
    James Earl Jones - Ray Kinsella
    [Tag:future, past]
  • “- Shoeless Joe Jackson: What's with the lights?
    - Ray Kinsella: Oh, all the stadiums have them now. Even Wrigley Field.
    - Shoeless Joe Jackson: Makes it harder to see the ball.
    - Ray Kinsella: Yeah, well, the owners found that more people can attend night games.
    - Shoeless Joe Jackson: [shakes his head] Owners.”

    Kevin Costner - Shoeless Joe Jackson
    Ray Liotta - Ray Kinsella
    [Tag:baseball, light]
  • “To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases, stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag. That's my wish, Ray Kinsella. That's my wish. And is there enough magic out there in the moonlight to make this dream come true?”
    Burt Lancaster - Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
    [Tag:baseball, wishes]
  • “By the time I was ten, playing baseball got to be like eating vegetables or taking out the garbage. So when I was 14, I started to refuse. Could you believe that? An American boy refusing to play catch with his father.”
    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
  • “The only thing we had in common was that she came from Iowa, and I had once heard of Iowa.”

    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    [Tag:similarity, wife]
  • Mom died when I was three, and I suppose Dad did the best he could. Instead of Mother Goose, I was put to bed at night to stories of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson.”
    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
  • “- Ray Kinsella: Is there a heaven?
    - John Kinsella: Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true.”

    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    Dwier Brown - John Kinsella
    [Tag:dreams, heaven]
  • “- Ray Kinsella: He's dead. Died in '51; he's dead.
    - Annie Kinsella: He's the one they suspended, right?
    - Ray Kinsella: Right.
    - Annie Kinsella: He's still dead?
    - Ray Kinsella: Far as I know.”

    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    Amy Madigan - Annie Kinsella
    [Tag:death]
  • They're talking about banning books again! Really subversive books, like "The Wizard of Oz"... "The Diary of Anne Frank".
    Amy Madigan - Annie Kinsella
    [Tag:books, fire]
  • “- Ray Kinsella: It would kill some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it. God, they'd consider it a tragedy.
    - Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham: Son, if I'd only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes... now that would have been a tragedy.”

    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    Burt Lancaster - Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
    [Tag:dreams, tragedy]
  • “- Mark: You're going to lose your farm, pal.
    - Ray Kinsella: Come on, it's so big... I mean, how can you lose something so big?”

    Timothy Busfield - Mark
    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    [Tag:losing]
  • “- Terence Mann: I want them to stop looking to me for answers, begging me to speak again, write again, be a leader. I want them to start thinking for themselves. I want my privacy.
    - Ray Kinsella: No, I mean, what do you want?
    - Terence Mann: Oh. Dog and a beer.”

    James Earl Jones - Terence Mann
    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
  • “Getting thrown out of baseball was like having part of me amputated. I've heard that old men wake up and scratch itchy legs that been dust for over fifty years. That was me. I'd wake up at night with the smell of the ball park in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet... the thrill of the grass.”
    Ray Liotta - Shoeless Joe Jackson
    [Tag:baseball]
  • We just don't recognize life's most significant moments while they're happening. Back then I thought, "well, there'll be other days". I didn't realize that that was the only day.
    Burt Lancaster - Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham
    [Tag:life, moment, regret]
  • “- Mark: You don't know the first thing about farming.
    - Ray Kinsella: Yes I do. I know a lot about farming. I know more than you think I know.
    - Mark: Then how could you plow under your major crop?
    - Ray Kinsella: What's a crop?”

    Timothy Busfield - Mark
    Kevin Costner - Ray Kinsella
    [Tag:ignorance]
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