From the very great movie Rudy, speech given by the actor Charles S. Dutton to the character Rudy.
Since when are you the quitting kind?…So you didn’t make the dress list. There are greater tragedies in the world…Oh, you are so full of crap. You’re 5 feet nothin’, a 100 and nothin’, and you got hardly a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years. And you’re also gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody – except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen. Now go on back…
Hell, I’ve seen too many games in this stadium…I’ve never seen a game from the stands…I rode the bench for two years. Thought I wasn’t bein’ played because of my color. I got filled up with a lotta attitude. So I quit. Still not a week goes by I don’t regret it. And I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walkin’ out, letting them get the best of ya. You hear me clear enough?
Of course here is the video.
Charles S. Dutton has had a recent recurring role as a Detective from Denver on the show Longmire.
Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. (Mere Christianity 120) C.S. Lewis
Friend and colleague of J.R.R. Tolkien, faculty of English at Oxford, and writer or the very popular Chronicles of Narnia series. A small portion of his life was turned into a film, Shadowlands starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. Not bad for a stuffy scholar from Belfast.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is. Irvin Himmel
Okay I love the quote and from what I can find, a fifteen minutes worth of google-fu. All I can tell you about Irvin Himmel is he does not have a wikepedia page, he may or may not be a member of Somerville Rd Church Of Christ in Alabama.
But I will tell you this, people love this quote, anytime you type Himmel’s name, someone seems to be quoting it in an article somewhere. Well since I can’t find any definitive information on Mr. Himmel, let me just say thanks, I enjoy the sentiment, meaning and simple but poignant message of those fourteen words.
Orson Wells as Harry Lime.
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Wells delivers this short speech in the movie The Third Man. Although he was a writer, director and actor Wells did not do anything but act in this movie, except Lime’s grumbling about his stomach problems (which were improvisations) and the famous “cuckoo clock” spiel at the end of the Ferris wheel scene.
A much older and well fed Orson Wells.