Quotes from the Movie Chariots of Fire

Then where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within.

Eric Liddell

I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.

Eric Liddell

You, Aubrey are my most complete man. You're brave, compassionate, kind: a content man. That is your secret, contentment; I am 24 and I've never known it. I'm forever in pursuit and I don't even know what I am chasing.

Harold M. Abrahams

And now in one hour's time, I will be out there again. I will raise my eyes and look down that corridor; 4 feet wide, with 10 lonely seconds to justify my existence. But will I?

Harold M. Abrahams

That was the miscalculation of my life.

Harold M. Abrahams

He's out I tell you, you're all deaf - deaf and bloody blind! Aubrey I ask you, for God's sake!

Harold M. Abrahams

What do you mean, not out? You could have heard it from bloody Bournemouth! Come on, Liddell, my innings.

Harold M. Abrahams

And now in one hour's time, I will be out there again. I will raise my eyes and look down that corridor; 4 feet wide, with 10 lonely seconds to justify my whole existence. But will I?

Harold M. Abrahams

Aubrey, I've known the fear of losing but now I am almost too frightened to win.

Harold M. Abrahams

Protocol, Monty, protocol. He is here to show us what may be done, and, more essentially, what may not be.

Lord Andrew Lindsay

As well he should. He frightens the living daylights out of me.

Sam Mussabini

Well, when the right woman comes along, how would you feel if she pops the question? [quiet laugh] Ya'see, Mr. Abrahams, like the bridegroom, it's the coach should do the asking.

Sam Mussabini

Yeah, he's fast! But he won't go any faster; not in the dash, anyway. He's a gut runner, all heart, digs deep! But a short sprint is run on nerves. It's tailor-made for neurotics.

Sam Mussabini

Do you want to know why you lost today?

Sam Mussabini

You're over striding. Just a couple of inches.

Sam Mussabini

Now these coins represent the steps in your sprint.

Sam Mussabini

Have you got another two coins, Mr. Abrahams? Well, maybe we can find 'em.

Sam Mussabini

Remember, over striding death for the sprinter.

Sam Mussabini

Slap in the face, each step you take. Knocks you back.

Sam Mussabini

I want you to pretend you're running on hot bricks: if you leave your feet to long on the ground, they'll get burned! Pop, pop, pop! Light, light, light as a feather!

Sam Mussabini

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