Quotes from the Movie Hoosiers

My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

Coach Norman Dale

Welcome to Indiana basketball.

Coach Norman Dale

I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense.

Coach Norman Dale

Strap, God wants you on the floor.

Coach Norman Dale

If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.

Coach Norman Dale

There's a, um tradition in tournament play- not talk about the next step until you've climbed the one in front of you. I'm sure going to the state finals is beyond your wildest dreams, so let's just keep it right there.

Coach Norman Dale

You know, in the ten years that I coached, I never met anybody who wanted to win as badly as I did. I'd do anything I had to do to increase my advantage. Anybody who tried to block the pursuit of that advantage, I'd just push 'em out of the way. Didn't matter who they were, or what they were doing. But that was then. You have special talent, a gift. Not the school's, not the townspeople, not the team's, not Myra Fleener's, not mine. It's yours, to do with what you choose. Because that's what I believe, I can tell you this: I don't care if you play on the team or not.

Coach Norman Dale

You are in the Army. You're in my Army. Everyday between three and five.

Coach Norman Dale

Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.

Coach Norman Dale

Stick with your man. Think of him as chewing gum. By the end of the game, I want you to know what flavor he is.

Coach Norman Dale

My team is on the floor.

Coach Norman Dale

I love you guys.

Coach Norman Dale

I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.

Jimmy Chitwood

I'll make it.

Jimmy Chitwood

Clete, you tell him. Sectionals of '33, one point down. Five, four, three, two, one, let 'er fly... in and out. Yeah, well, I was fouled...

Wilbur Shooter Flatch

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