Iris Gaines
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Iris Gaines (Character)
from The Natural (1984)

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The Natural (1984)
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.

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.

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.

Iris Gaines: I believe we have two lives: the one we learn with, and the one we live with after that