Michael Oher
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Michael Oher (Character)
from The Blind Side (2009)

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The Blind Side (2009)
Michael Oher: [after pushing an opponent all the way off the field] Sorry, Coach. I stopped when I heard the whistle.
Coach Cotton: Where were you taking him?
Michael Oher: The bus. It was time for him to go home.

Sean Tuohy: Michael, we have something we'd like to ask you.
Michael Oher: What ?
Sean Tuohy: Well, Leigh Anne and I, we're... , well, we'd like to become your legal guardians.
Michael Oher: What does that mean ?
Leigh Anne Touhy: What it means, is, is that, we want to know if you would like to become part of this family.
Michael Oher: I kinda thought I already was.

Leigh Anne Touhy: Sean and I have been talking and Michael, if you're gonna accept a football scolarship we think it should be to Tennesee. And I promise that I will be at every game cheering for you.
Michael Oher: Every game.
Leigh Anne Touhy: Every game. But I will not wear that gaudy orange, I will not. It is not my colour wheel and I'm not gonna wear it.

Michael Oher: Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but you're not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they don't. It all depends on who you are, where you come from. Didn't at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up, and joining with the other side? I mean, valley of death that's pretty salty stuff. That's why courage it's tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do? Sometimes you might not even know why you're doing something. I mean any fool can have courage. But honor, that's the real reason for you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that's pretty good. I think that's what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.

Michael Oher: It's nice, I never had one before.
Leigh Anne Touhy: What, a room to yourself?
Michael Oher: A bed.

Michael Oher: Ms. Touhy?
Leigh Anne Touhy: I hear Ms. Touhy I look over my shoulder for my mother-in-law.

Michael Oher: Mr. Touhy sleeps on the couch?
Leigh Anne Touhy: Only when he's bad.

S.J. Tuohy: [Diagramming an American Football play with cylindrical containers from a spice rack on the Dining Room table] Now, I will be the Running Back... and you show me what you are supposed to do. Ready? Hike. You will block him, he will hit him, and the Quarter Back will hand it off... he gets off... and takes off... open lane to the endzone! All there is to it!
Leigh Anne Touhy: [Walks in... perplexed] What's going on here?
Michael Oher: Blended Spice just scored...