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Roy Hobbs (Character)
from The Natural (1984)

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The Natural (1984)
Roy Hobbs: Red, it took me sixteen years to get here. You play me, and I'll give ya the best I got.
Red Blow: I believe ya.

Roy Hobbs: I coulda been better. I coulda broke every record in the book.
Iris Gaines: And then?
Roy Hobbs: And then? And then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game.

Pop Fisher: Batting practice tomorrow, be there!
Roy Hobbs: I have been. Every day.

Roy Hobbs: I guess some mistakes you never stop paying for.

Roy Hobbs: My life didn't turn out the way I expected.

Pop Fisher: You know my mama wanted me to be a farmer.
Roy Hobbs: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.
Pop Fisher: Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn hitter I ever saw. Suit up.

Iris Gaines: You know, I believe we have two lives.
Roy Hobbs: How... what do you mean?
Iris Gaines: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.

Max Mercy: You read my mind.
Roy Hobbs: That takes all of three seconds.

Gus Sands: If it isn't enough, tell us what you had in mind.
Roy Hobbs: To hit away.

Roy Hobbs: Pick me out a winner Bobby.

Roy Hobbs: The only thing I know about the dark is you can't see in it.

Red Blow: Pretty good food, huh?
Roy Hobbs: Damn good.
Red Blow: You can't spell it, but it eats pretty good, don't it?

Pop Fisher: Hobbs. I'm sending you down Hobbs, Class B ball. Tomorrow you go to the Great Lakes Assocaition.
Roy Hobbs: All right. You make the rules.
Pop Fisher: That's right, that's right and you ain't been playing by 'em. Don't you remember signing a contract!
Roy Hobbs: I remember signing a contract, to play ball not to be put to sleep by some two bit carney hypnotist! I won't do that Pop! I can't.

Roy Hobbs: I'll take some coffee, then.
[Hobbs finds ball and glove on couch after viewing framed photos placed on furniture]
Iris Gaines: It's my son's. he means the world to me. he's a great kid.
Roy Hobbs: I'll bet he is. I'd like to meet him.
Iris Gaines: He's coming pretty soon.
Roy Hobbs: Is he with his father?
Iris Gaines: No. His father lives in New York. But, I'm thinking he needs his father; he's at that age. He needs him.
Roy Hobbs: Sure. A father makes all the difference.
Iris Gaines: [music starts as she turns her gaze away from the conversation and whispers] Yeah.
[looks at son's photo, turns to Hobbs and embraces him]
Iris Gaines: You gotta catch a train.
Roy Hobbs: I can stay.
Iris Gaines: I think you'd better go.
Roy Hobbs: Yeah. Okay.
Iris Gaines: Where to next?
Roy Hobbs: Boston. Sorry I missed your boy.

Pop Fisher: I'd have walked away from baseball and I'd have bought a farm.
Roy Hobbs: Nothing like a farm. Nothing like being around animals, fixing things. There's nothing like being in the field with the corn and the winter wheat. The greenest stuff you ever saw.
Pop Fisher: You know, my mother told me I ought to be a farmer.
Roy Hobbs: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.
Pop Fisher: You're better than anyone I ever had. And you're the best goddamned hitter I ever saw. Suit up.