Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams quotes

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Dr. Archibald Graham (aka "Moonlight" Graham)
Ray Kinsella
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Terence Mann
The Voice


Go the distance.


If I'd only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes... now that would have been a tragedy.

If you build it, he will come. This was ranked #39 of the 100 most memorable American movie quotations of all time in a poll by the American Film Institute.

It's okay, honey. I... I was just talking to the cornfield.

Oh, my God, you're from the Sixties! [He sprays a flit-gun at Ray Kinsella.] Out! Back to the Sixties! Get back! There's no place for you here in the future! Get back while you still can!

Ray. People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

You know we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, well, there'll be other days. I didn't realize that that was the only day.

Annie Kinsella: I mean, Shoeless Joe...
Ray Kinsella: He's dead. Died in '51. He's dead.
Annie: He's the one they suspended, right?
Ray: Right.
Annie: He's still dead?
Ray: Far as I know.

Annie Kinsella: Terence Mann was a voice of reason during a time of great madness. He coined the phrase, "Make love, not war". Where others were chanting, "Burn, baby burn", he talked about love, and peace and understanding. I cherished every one of his books, and I dearly wish he had written some more. And I think that if you had experienced even a little bit of the Sixties, you might feel the same way too.
Pro-censorship woman: I experienced the Sixties.
Annie Kinsella: No, I think you had two '50's and moved right on to the '70's.

Annie Kinsella: What if the Voice calls while you're gone?
Ray Kinsella: Take a message.

John Kinsella: Is this heaven?
Ray Kinsella: It's — it's Iowa.
John: I could have sworn it was heaven.
Ray: Is there a heaven?
John: Oh, yeah. It's the place where dreams come true.
Ray: Maybe this is heaven.

Karin Kinsella: Are you a ghost?
Shoeless Joe Jackson: What do you think?
Karin: You look real to me.
Shoeless Joe: Well, then, I guess I'm real.

Ray Kinsella: By the time I was ten, playing baseball got to be like eating vegetables or taking out the garbage. So when I was fourteen I started refusing. Can you believe that? An American boy refusing to play catch with his father.
Terence Mann: Why fourteeen?
Ray Kinsella: That's when I read "The Boat Rocker", by Terence Mann.
Terence Mann: Oh, God.
Ray Kinsella: Never played catch with him again.
Terence Mann: You see? That's the kind of crap people are always trying to lay on me. It's not my fault you wouldn't play catch with your father!

Ray Kinsella: Don't we need a catcher?
Shoeless Joe Jackson: Not if you get it near the plate, we don't.

Ray Kinsella: Fifty years ago, for five minutes you came within... y-you came this close. It would kill some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it. God, they'd consider it a tragedy.
Dr. Graham: Son, if I'd only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes... now that would have been a tragedy.