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Field of Dreams Quotes

Field of Dreams is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Field of Dreams ended in 1970.

It features Lawrence Gordon (producer) as producer, James Horner in charge of musical score, and John Lindley (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Field of Dreams is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Field of Dreams is 107 minutes long. Field of Dreams is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: James Earl Jones as Terence Mann, Dwier Brown as John Kinsella, Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Amy Madigan as Annie Kinsella, Frank Whaley as Archie Graham, Timothy Busfield as Mark, Gaby Hoffmann as Karin Kinsella, Steve Eastin as Eddie Cicotte, Art LaFleur as Chick Gandil, Michael Milhoan as Buck Weaver, and Charles Hoyes as Swede Risberg.

Field of Dreams Quotes

Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella

  • (Kevin Costner) "I think I know what "If you build it, he will come" means."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Ooh -- why do I not think this is such a good thing?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "I think it means that if I build a baseball field out there that Shoeless Joe Jackson will get to come back and play ball again."
  • (Amy Madigan) "You're kidding."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Huh-uh."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Wow."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Yeah."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Ha. You're kidding."
  • (Kevin Costner) "I'm 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I'm about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I'd never done a crazy thing in my whole life."
  • (Kevin Costner) "I'm pitching to Shoeless Joe Jackson --"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Don't we need a catcher?"
  • (Ray Liotta) "Not if you get it near the plate we don't."
  • (Kevin Costner) "I bet it's good to be playing again, huh?"
  • (Ray Liotta) "Getting thrown out of baseball was like having part of me amputated. I've heard that old men wake up and scratch itchy legs that been dust for over fifty years. That was me. I'd wake up at night with the smell of the ball park in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet -- The thrill of the grass."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Don't you miss being involved?"
  • (James Earl Jones) "I was the East Coast distributor of "involved." I ate it, drank it, and breathed it -- Then they killed Martin, Bobby, and they elected Tricky Dick twice, and people like you must think I'm miserable because I'm not involved anymore. Well, I've got news for you. I spent all my misery years ago. I have no more pain for anything. I gave at the office."
  • (Kevin Costner) "So what do you want?"
  • (James Earl Jones) "I want them to stop looking to me for answers, begging me to speak again, write again, be a leader. I want them to start thinking for themselves. I want my privacy."
  • (Kevin Costner) "No, I mean, what do you WANT?"
  • (James Earl Jones) "Oh. Dog and a beer."
  • (Kevin Costner) "What are you grinning at, you ghost?"
  • (Ray Liotta) "If you build it --"
  • (Ray Liotta) "-- HE will come."
  • (Kevin Costner) "I have just created something totally illogical."
  • (Kevin Costner) "I did it all. I listened to the voices, I did what they told me, and not once did I ask what's in it for me."
  • (Ray Liotta) "What are you saying, Ray?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "I'm saying, what's in it for me?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "The Voice is back."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Oh, Lord. You're supposed to build a football field now?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "The man wrote the best books of his generation. And he was a pioneer of the Civil Rights and the anti-war movement. I mean, he made the cover of Newsweek. He knew everybody. He did everything. And he helped shape his time. I mean, the guy hung out with The Beatles. But in the end, it wasn't enough. What he missed was baseball."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Oh, my God."
  • (Kevin Costner) "What?"
  • (Amy Madigan) "As a small boy, he had a bat named Rosebud."
  • (Kevin Costner) "By the time I was ten, playing baseball got to be like eating vegetables or taking out the garbage. So when I was 14, I started to refuse. Could you believe that? An American boy refusing to play catch with his father."
  • (James Earl Jones) "Why 14?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "That's when I read "The Boat Rocker" by Terence Mann."
  • (James Earl Jones) "Oh, God."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Never played catch with him again."
  • (James Earl Jones) "You see? That's the sort of crap people are always trying to lay on me. It's not my fault you wouldn't play catch with your father."
  • (Kevin Costner) "We're keeping this field."
  • (Kevin Costner) "The only thing we had in common was that she was from Iowa, and I had once heard of Iowa."
  • (Kevin Costner) "OK, the last interview he ever gave was in 1973. Guess what it's about."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Some kind of team sport."
  • (Kevin Costner) "It was you --"
  • (Ray Liotta) "No, Ray. It was YOU."
  • (Kevin Costner) "My name's Ray Kinsella. You used my father's name in one of your stories: John Kinsella."
  • (James Earl Jones) "You're seeing a whole team of psychiatrists, aren't you?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "My father's name was John Kinsella. It's an Irish name. He was born in North Dakota in 1896, and never saw a big city until he came back from France in 1918. He settled in Chicago, where he quickly learned to live and die with the White Sox. Died a little when they lost the 1919 World Series. Died a lot the following summer when eight members of the team were accused of throwing that series. He played in the minors for a year too, but nothing ever came of it. Moved to Brooklyn in '35, married Mom in '38. He was already an old man working at the naval yards when I was born in 1952. My name's Ray Kinsella. Mom died when I was three, and I suppose Dad did the best he could. Instead of Mother Goose, I was put to bed at night to stories of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson. Dad was a Yankees fan then, so of course I rooted for Brooklyn. But in '58, the Dodgers moved away, so we had to find other things to fight about. We did. And when it came time to go to college, I picked the farthest one from home I could find. This, of course, drove him right up the wall, which I suppose was the point. Officially, my major was English, but really it was the '60s. I marched, I smoked some grass, I tried to like sitar music, and I met Annie. The only thing we had in common was that she came from Iowa, and I had once heard of Iowa. After graduation, we moved to the Midwest and stayed with her family as long as we could -- almost a full afternoon. Annie and I got married in June of '74. Dad died that fall. A few years later, Karin was born. She smelled weird, but we loved her anyway. Then Annie got the crazy idea that she could talk me into buying a farm. I'm thirty-six years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I'm about to become a farmer. And until I heard the Voice, I'd never done a crazy thing in my whole life."
  • (Unnamed) "If you build it, he will come."

James Earl Jones as Terence Mann

  • (Chisolm Newspaper Publisher) "-- and there were times when children could not afford eyeglasses, or milk, or clothing. Yet no child was ever denied of these essentials, because in the background, there was always Dr. Graham. Without any fanfare or publicity, the glasses, or the milk, or the ticket to the ballgame found their way into the child's pocket."
  • (James Earl Jones) "You wrote that?"
  • (Chisolm Newspaper Publisher) "The day he died."
  • (James Earl Jones) "You're a good writer."
  • (Chisolm Newspaper Publisher) "So are you."
  • (James Earl Jones) "I wish I had your passion, Ray -- Misdirected though it might be, it is still a passion. I used to feel that way about things, but --"
  • (James Earl Jones) "What do I tell him?"
  • (James Earl Jones) "Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh -- people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."
  • (James Earl Jones) "Oh, my God."
  • (Kevin Costner) "What?"
  • (James Earl Jones) "You're from the sixties."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Well, yeah, actually --"
  • (James Earl Jones) "Out. Back to the sixties. Back. There's no place for you here in the future. Get back while you still can."

Timothy Busfield as Mark

  • (Timothy Busfield) "Do not sell this field, Ray."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "You're going to lose your farm, pal."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Come on, it's so big; I mean, how can you lose something so big?"
  • (Amy Madigan) "He misplaced the house once."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Yeah, but it turned up two days later, didn't it?"
  • (Timothy Busfield) "So, I thought you were going to watch some game?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Well, it's more of a practice since there's only eight of them."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "Eight of what?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Them."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "Who them?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Them them."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "You build a baseball field, and you sit here, and stare at NOTHING."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "Where did all of these baseball players come from?"
  • (Timothy Busfield) "Admit it, Ray. You've never liked farming."
  • (Kevin Costner) "That's not true."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "It is true. You don't know the first thing about farming."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Yes I do. I know a lot about farming. I know more than you think I know."
  • (Timothy Busfield) "Then how could you plow under your major crop?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "What's a crop?"
  • (Timothy Busfield) "What the f --"
  • (Timothy Busfield) "When did these ballplayers get here?"

Amy Madigan as Annie Kinsella

  • (Amy Madigan) "They're talking about banning books again. Really subversive books, like "The Wizard of Oz" -- "The Diary of Anne Frank" --"
  • (Amy Madigan) "Hey, what if the Voice calls while you're gone?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Take a message."
  • (Amy Madigan) "All right, Beulah, do you want to step outside?"
  • (Amy Madigan) "Terence Mann was a voice of reason during a time of great madness. Where others were chanting, "Burn, baby, burn", he was talking about love and peace and prosperity. He coined the phrase, "Make love, not war". I cherished every one of his books, and I dearly wish he had written some more. And if you experienced even a little bit of the sixties, you would feel the same way, too."
  • (Beulah) "I experienced the sixties."
  • (Amy Madigan) "No, I think you had two fifties and moved right into the seventies."
  • (Amy Madigan) "If you build what, who will come?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "He didn't say."
  • (Amy Madigan) "Ray. He's my favorite writer too, but what's Terence Mann got to do with baseball?"

Dwier Brown as John Kinsella

  • (Dwier Brown) "Is this heaven?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "It's Iowa."
  • (Dwier Brown) "Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Is there a heaven?"
  • (Dwier Brown) "Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Maybe this is heaven."
  • (Dwier Brown) "Well, good night Ray."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Good night, John."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Hey -- Dad?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "You wanna have a catch?"
  • (Dwier Brown) "I'd like that."

Frank Whaley as Archie Graham

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Gaby Hoffmann as Karin Kinsella

  • (Gaby Hoffmann) "Daddy, there is a man on your lawn."
  • (Gaby Hoffmann) "Daddy?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "In a minute, Karin."
  • (Gaby Hoffmann) "There's a man out there, on your lawn."

Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson

  • (Ray Liotta) "The first two were high and tight, so where do you think the next one's gonna be?"
  • (Frank Whaley) "Well, either low and away, or in my ear."
  • (Ray Liotta) "He's not gonna wanna load the bases, so look low and away."
  • (Frank Whaley) "Right."
  • (Ray Liotta) "But watch out for in your ear."
  • (Ray Liotta) "Man, I did love this game. I'd have played for food money. It was the game -- The sounds, the smells. Did you ever hold a ball or a glove to your face?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Yeah."
  • (Ray Liotta) "I used to love travelling on the trains from town to town. The hotels -- brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I'd play for nothing."
  • (Ray Liotta) "Hey, rookie. You were good."
  • (Ray Liotta) "What's with the lights?"
  • (Kevin Costner) "Oh, all the stadiums have them now. Even Wrigley Field."
  • (Ray Liotta) "Makes it harder to see the ball."
  • (Kevin Costner) "Yeah, well, the owners found that more people can attend night games."
  • (Ray Liotta) "Owners."

Art LaFleur as Chick Gandil

  • (Art LaFleur) "Show-off."
  • (Michael Milhoan) "Stick it in your ear, Gandil."
  • (Steve Eastin) "Yeah, Gandil. If you'd have run like that against Detroit, I'd have won 20 games that year."
  • (Art LaFleur) "For Pete's sake, Cicotte, that was 68 years ago. Give it up, will ya?"
  • (Charles Hoyes) "Hey, hey. You guys wanna play ball, or what?"
  • (Michael Milhoan) "Musclebound jerk."
  • (Steve Eastin) "Oh, yeah? At least I got muscles."
  • (Art LaFleur) "No, at most you got muscles."
  • (Michael Milhoan) "Come on, asshole. Pitch."
  • (Charles Hoyes) "Weaver -- Be nice."
  • (Michael Milhoan) "Sorry, kid."
  • (Gaby Hoffmann) "It's okay. I don't mind."

Steve Eastin as Eddie Cicotte

  • (Steve Eastin) "I'm melting. I'm melting."
  • (Kevin Costner) "That is so cool."

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