Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby quotes

28 total quotes (ID: 390)

Eddie Dupris
Frankie Dunn
Maggie Fitzgerald
Quotes about Million Dollar Baby


Frankie likes to say that boxing is an unnatural act, that everything in boxing is backwards: sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to step back... But step back too far and you ain't fighting at all.


Frankie Dunn: You forgot the rule. Now, what is the rule?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Keep my left up?
Frankie: Is to protect yourself at all times. Now, what is the rule?
Maggie: Protect myself at all times.
Frankie: Good. Good.

Anybody can lose one fight, anybody can lose once, you'll come back from this you'll be champion of the world.

If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.

Frankie: Father, that was a great sermon... made me weep.
Father Horvak: What's confusing you this week?
Frankie: Oh, it's the same old, 'one God-three God' thing.
Father Horvak: Frankie, most people figure out by kindergarten that it's about faith.
Frankie: Is it sort of like Snap Crackle and Pop, all rolled into one big box?
Father Horvak: You're standing outside my church, comparing God to Rice Krispies?

Maggie: I've got nobody but you, Frankie.
Frankie: Then you've got me.

Girlie tough ain't enough.

Maggie: Working the bag, boss.
Frankie: I'm not your boss and that bag's working you.

All fighters are pig-headed some way or another: some part of them always thinks they know better than you about something. Truth is: even if they're wrong, even if that one thing is going to be the ruin of them, if you can beat that last bad out of them... they ain't fighters at all.

Maggie: (getting pushed into the stool on her corner. Her opponent had just scored at least two direct punches that popped her head back) She's tough, I can't go inside, I can't get close enough to hit her.
Frankie: You know why that is?
Maggie: Why?
Frankie: Cause she's a better fighter than you are, that's why. She's younger, she's stronger, and she's more experienced. Now, what are you gonna do about it?
[Next round starts. Maggie knocks her out in few seconds]

Maggie: You're gonna leave me again?
Frankie: Never.

Frankie: How many eyes do you need to finish this fight?
Maggie: (with a black eye) One's enough.

A movie is not good or bad because of its content, but because of how it handles its content. Million Dollar Baby is classical in the clean, clear, strong lines of its story and characters, and had an enormous emotional impact. Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times)

110, get a job punk.

(retreating to her corner after trading punches with her opponent. Sadly, the amount she received was more than that of which she threw) Sally, what am, I doing wrong? everytime I get close she's on me!