Coach Earl Rowley: You know, until last night, I was afraid of this. Dying.
Monica: Until last night, you weren't really living
Monica: [the day of the big game] Tess, any last-minute pointers?
Tess: Well, same thing I told the Babe. Hit far and run fast.
Monica: That's it?
Tess: Well, I never got any complaints outta him.
Tess: I told you he needed an umbrella but I didn't tell you to hit him on the head with it.
Monica: I know. I got angry.
Tess: Well, anger's not so bad. You just gotta be careful where you put it. So now you're sitting out here contemplating the infinite, huh?
Monica: And what it takes to run it. I can't see the plan, Tess. I know I'm supposed to be doing something but I don't know what. He said so many awful things.
Tess: You see, that anger's clouding your brain. Forget what he said. What did you hear?
Monica: I heard fear. Fear that his life has been a waste. He knows that he's dying and he knows that he's dying by himself.
Tess: Oh, honey, we all die by ourselves. It's living by ourselves that hurts. What is he leaving behind that will last?
Monica: I don't know.
Tess: Some of our best living is done by the people we leave behind.
Tess: You're speaking to the angel who showed the Babe which way to point. And you know who kept Kirk Gibson in that locker room 'til he was ready to hit that home run?
Tess: This week you'll be substituting for the history teacher. He's on jury duty.
Monica: Perfect. I'll simply reminisce.
Tess: A mighty storm is rising. And the rains are about to fall hard on that man. And he's gonna need an angel to hold the umbrella.
Laura Enloe: Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder, did I say the right thing to my son? Should I have let him do this? Should I have said no that? What would Frank have done?
Tess: He would be doing the same things you're doing.
Monica: May the road rise before you. May your swing be straight. May the ball fly high and far. And may God Himself take you home.
Monica: You know, if they let down their guard for - for one minute, or are sloppy for an instant, there's the opening the enemy's waiting fo;r and bingo, they're dead.
Coach Earl Rowley: But this is baseball. These are kids playin' against kids. Not the enemy.
Monica: No difference. Today it's baseball.Someday it'll be something else. Kids gotta learn to fight to win in a job, or...
Coach Earl Rowley: Or in a war?... So that's how it happened. In a war. You got sloppy and you got hurt. Are you really trying to save these kids from the same thing? Or do you just need to make someone pay for it?
Monica: [teaching] Dumping the tea to protest the king's unfair tax was a brave risk. It started the Revolution... Not to mention the harbor smelled of Earl Gray for weeks.
Monica: Sometimes we have to stand up and fight for what we believe in. And sometimes it takes even more courage to stay put. To hold your ground, and refuse to be bullied.
Peter Enloe: It doesn't always stop it.
Monica: No. It doesn't change the bullying. But it does change you.
Monica: How you doing, Coach?
Coach Earl Rowley: That's a stupid question.
Monica: Well, technically it's meant to be kind of a - an ice-breaker.
Coach Earl Rowley: You don't intimidate easily, do you? Could you cower just a little to humor me?
Monica: You want to know why I saved your life? Because there was something you were supposed to do with it. You were supposed to *share* it. You could've let your guard down every day for the rest of your life and sent a hundred boys to collage. You could've let your guard down and put our arm around a hundred Dinks and told them they were okay. But what did you choose to do with your gift? You spent your life thinking about what you lost. Makin' sure that you never let your guard down again, makin' sure you never let anyone in. Now it's too late. You see, because now you're gonna die more alone than ya ever were before.
Coach Earl Rowley: Ah, the Angel of Good Cheer. I can't die alone with you hangin' around, you know.
Monica: [on helping someone] It doesn't take a lifetime. It can take just a day.
Laura Enloe: The other boy the scout's considering? That's him.
[points to the pitcher batting for Peter]
Tess: It's never simple, is it?
Coach Earl Rowley: [of Adam] I'm just getting acquainted; he's a big baseball fan too.
Monica: Ah, that doesn't surprise me.
Coach Earl Rowley: And I'm stalling for time, huh?
Adam: Batter up, Mr. Rowley.
Coach Earl Rowley: [chuckling] Earl Rowley; rounding third, heading for home... What do I do?
Monica: Just let your guard down.
Laura Enloe: You have worked as a bartender, right?
Tess: Honey, you know the martini? You know the olive? You know that little red thing in the middle? That was my idea - the little red thing.