OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: THE BLIND SIDE [2009]


Tuesday, January 14, 2014


The Blind Side
Based on the Extraordinary True Story
Now, y'all would guess that, more often than not, the highest paid player on an NFL team is a quarterback, and you'd be right.
But what you probably don't know is more often than not, 
the second highest paid player is, thanks to Lawrence Taylor, a left tackle.
Because as every housewife knows, 
the first check you write is for the mortgage, but the second is for the insurance.
And the left tackle's job is to protect the quarterback from what he can't see coming.
To protect his blind side.
The ideal left tackle is big, but a lot of people are big.
He's wide in the butt and massive in the thighs.
He has long arms, giant hands and feet as quick as hiccup.
~Leigh Anne Tuohy

Look at the wall.
We either take that seriously or we paint over it.
You don't admit Michael Oher because of sports.
You admit him because it's the right thing to do.
~Coach Cotton

With Men, This is Possible.
With God, All Things are Possible.

Leigh Anne: Michael, do you wanna stay here?
Because if you wanna stay here for a while longer, 
I can find some time to figure out a bedroom for you.
Because look at this, you're practically ruined a $10,000 couch.
Do you wanna stay here, Michael?
Michael: I don't wanna go anyplace else.

Enough with the rugby shirts.
You look like a giant bumblebee.

Michael: What do y'all do with all the leftover food from the restaurant?
Sean: We have to throw some out, what's already cooked.
Michael: That's too bad.
Sean: Yeah, I'd rather sell it.
SJ: Seems like you could give it away or something.
You should check into that, Daddy.
Sean: All right, I will, SJ.

Beth: I think what you're doing is so great.
To open up your home to him?
Honey, you're changing that boy's life.
Leigh Anne: No. He's changing mine.

Coach Cotton: Most kids from bad situations can't wait to be violent
and that comes out on the field.
But this kid, he acts like he doesn't wanna hit anyone.
Leigh Anne: He's Ferdinand The Bull.

Leigh Anne: We need to find out more about his past.
Sean: He won't talk about it.
He's like an onion.
You have to peel him back a layer at a time.
Leigh Anne: Not if you use a knife.

Leigh Anne: Michael, remember when we first met and we went to that horrible part of town 
to buy you those dreadful clothes?
I was a little scared, you told me not to worry, you had my back.
You remember that?
Michael: Yes, ma'am.
Leigh Anne: And if anyone tried to get to me, you would've stopped them, right?
[Michael Nodded]
And when you and SJ were in that car wreck, what didi you do to the airbag?
Michael: Stopped it.
Leigh Anne: You stopped it [point to Michael] YOU stopped it.
This team is your family, Michael.
You have to protect them from those guys, okay?
Listen... [drag the quarterback near to Michael]
Tony here is your quarterback, all right?
You protect his blind side.
When you look at him, you think of me, how you have my back, how you have his, okay?
[Michael nod]
All right... [drag the tailback near to Micahel]
Oompa-Loompa here is your tailback.
When you look at him, think of SJ and how you'd never let anyone or anything hurt him.
You understand me?
[Michael nod]
All right, got it?
Michael: What about Collins and Mr. Tuohy?
Leigh Anne: Fine, they can be on the team too.
Are you gonna protect the family, Michael?
Michael: Yes, Ma'am.
Leigh Anne: Good boy. Now go have some fun.

Courage is a hard thing to figure.
You can have courage based on a dumb idea or a mistake,
but you're not supposed to question adults, or a coach, or your teacher,
because they make the rules.
Maybe they know best, but maybe they don't.
It all depends on who you are, where you come from.
Didn't at least one of the 600 guys think about giving up and joining with the other side?
I mean, Valley of Death, that's pretty salty stuff.
That's why courage is tricky.
Should you always do what others tell you to do?
Sometimes you might not even know why you're doing something.
I mean, any fool can have courage.
But honor, that's the real reason you either do something or you don't.
It's who you are and maybe who you want to be.
If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage,
and that's pretty good.
I think that's what the writer was saying,
that you should hope for courage and try for honor.
And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do, have some too.
~Michael Oher's essay

Was it for you or was it for me?
Was it so I would go to school where you wanted?
Was it so I would do what you wanted?
~Michael Oher, to Leigh Anne


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