The best Quotes from Coach Carter

The best Quotes from Coach Carter

Coach Carter is a 2005 American biographical teen sports drama film starring Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Thomas Carter (no relation). It is based on the true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter, who made headlines in 1999 for suspending his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic results.

You said we're a team.
One person struggles, we all struggle.
One person triumphs, we all triumph.
Jason Lyle
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Worm: "That's my n*gga right there. If you was any bigga, you'd be my 'bigga n*gga'."
Ken Carter: "Sit down. SIT DOWN! N-gger is a degrogatory term used to insult our ancestors. See, if a white man used it, you'd be ready to fight. Your using it teaches him to use it. You're saying it's cool. Well, it's not cool, and when you're around me, I don't want to hear that shit! Are we clear?"
Ken Carter
Ken Carter: "You shooting the ball, what's your name?"
Jason Lyle: "Jason Lyle, but I ain't no sir."
Ken Carter: "Oh, well, are you a madam?"
Ken Carter
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You really need to consider the message you're sending this boys by ending the lockout. It's the same message that we as a culture send to our professional athletes; and that is that they are above the law. If these boys cannot honor the simple rules of a basketball contract, how long do you think it will be before they're out there breaking the law? I played ball here at Richmond High 30 years ago. It was the same thing then; some of my teammates went to prison, some of them even ended up dead. If you vote to end the lockout, you won't have to terminate me; I'll quit.
Ken Carter
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I came to coach basketball players, and you became students. l came to teach boys, and you became men.
Ken Carter
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Timo Cruz
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I grew up in Florida, where if you weren't comfortable dancing, you weren't going to get any girls.
Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger.
I'm thankful for weird people out there 'cause they're some of the most creative people.
I don't know what you're going through life doing if you're not really trying to collect some really great memories.
But I'm not a tough guy or a street fighter for real. I'm just an actor.
I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.
Anyone who tells you money can't buy happiness never had any.
I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
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We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
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I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
22
You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind
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It's our "white" responsibility to make sure people who speak out about racism are safe at all times. This means ending structural racism in our societies, authorities and media.
Nations were the most foolish of mortal inventions. No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from.
Basketball isn't just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.
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I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.
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That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish.
1
They fire coaches before players.
Behin every fearless player is a fearless coach who refused to let them be anything but the best they can be.
There's a lot of money to be made in scaring people.
Admitting your fears is the first and most difficult step in overcoming them.
Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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Don't let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don't deserve what you want.
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