Famous Quotes From Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby is a four-time Oscar Award-winning movie directed by Clint Eastwood about a woman from the middle of nowhere, Missouri, who’s passion for boxing prompts her seek training from Frankie, a retired boxer who’s spent over 25 years training elite athletes. Though reluctant at first, Frankie later agrees to train her, leading to a deep friendship that heals his inner wounds and sets Maggie (the million dollar baby) free.
Despite its name, Million Dollar Baby is everything you could want in a movie: inspirational, gritty, and packed full of hot boxing women owning each other in the ring. Whether you’re looking for inspiration from this movie for your own boxing endeavors, or you just want to imagine that Morgan Freeman is giving you unsolicited advice through your computer monitor, these quotes are sure to leave an impression on you.
“Sometimes there’s just nothing we can do. Cut’s too wide, too close to the bone. Maybe you got a severed vein, or you just can’t get the coagulant deep enough. There are all kinds of combinations you come up against, down in the different layers of meat, and Frankie knew how to work every one.” Scrap narrating about Frankie and his management methods.”
“She came from southwestern Missouri, the hills outside the scratch-ass Ozark town of Theodosia, set in the cedars and oak trees somewhere between nowhere and goodbye.” Scrap, in reference to Maggie and where she grew up.”
“She grew up knowing one thing; she was trash.” – Scrap
“It’s your fault. Yeah, it’s your fault she’s lying in there like that. You kept after me until I trained her. I knew I shouldn’t have done it, her being a girl and all. Everything kept telling me not to. Everything but you.” Frankie’s accusation at Scrap, who encouraged him to train Maggie.
“I was born at two pounds, one and a half ounces. Daddy used to tell me I fought to get into this world… And I’d fight my way out. That’s all I wanna do, Frankie. I just don’t wanna fight you to do it. I got what I needed. I got it all. Don’t let ‘em keep taking it away from me.” Maggie in a conversation with Frankie from her hospital bed.”
“People love violence. They’ll slow down at a car wreck to check for bodies. Same people claim to love boxing. They got no idea what it is. Boxing is about respect, getting it for yourself, and taking it away from the other guy.” Scrap narrating during boxing match scenes.”
“Some people would say the most important thing a fighter can have is heart. Frankie would say, ‘Show me a fighter who’s nothing but heart, and I’ll show you a man waiting for a beating.’” Scrap narrating about Frankie.
Maggie: “They took my leg, boss.”
Frankie: “It’s gonna be all right, you hear?”
Maggie: “I always hear your voice, boss.”
“I want you to jab her right in the tits until they turn blue and fall off.” Frankie’s advice to Maggie right before she fights her most formidable opponent.”
“If there’s battles in boxin’, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance.” – Scrap