The best Quotes from Coach Carter

Coach Carter is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film directed by Thomas Carter. 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.

The best Quotes from Coach Carter

You said we're a team.
One person struggles, we all struggle.
One person triumphs, we all triumph.

TeamsCoach Carter, by Jason Lyle

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 sh-t! Are we clear?"

Tolerance, RacismCoach Carter, by 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?"

Coach Carter, by Ken Carter

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.

Basketball, SportsCoach Carter, by Ken Carter

I came to coach basketball players, and you became students. l came to teach boys, and you became men.

CoachesCoach Carter, by 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.

Fear, Self-ConfidenceCoach Carter, by Timo Cruz