Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams quotes

50 total quotes (ID: 210)

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


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.


That's my corn out there! You guys are guests in my corn!

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.

It was like coming this close to your dreams... and then watch them brush past you like strangers in a crowd.

Well, you know I... I never got to bat in the major leagues. I would have liked to have had that chance. Just once. To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. 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?

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.

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

I'd best be getting home. Alicia will think I've got a girlfriend.

Ray Kinsella: You've changed.
Terence Mann: Yes, I suppose I have. How's this? Peace, Love, Dope! Now, get the hell out of here!

[When Karin Kinsella is injured, Archie "Moonlight" Graham leaves the baseball field; this causes him to become his later self, Dr. Graham.]
Dr. Graham: She'll be all right. She'll be turning handsprings before you know it. (He looks wistfully at ball field.)
Ray Kinsella: You can't go back? You can't go back... oh, God, I'm sorry —
Dr. Graham: It's all right. I'd best be gettin' on home. Alicia will begin to think I've got a girlfriend. [He turns to leave.]
Shoeless Joe Jackson: Hey, rookie! You were good.

Ray: Hey, Dad... you wanna have a catch?
John: I'd like that.

Ease his pain.

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

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

I need all the karma I can get right now.