100 + ‘Field of Dreams’ quotes that made the film a good fantasy drama

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FIELD OF DREAMSKevin Costner

Field of Dreams quotes that made the film a good fantasy drama. There are so many Field of Dreams quotes that can help you when you are tires of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Field of Dreams quotes exists just do that.

Field of Dreams is an America fantasy drama which emphasizes on sports. The film was directed by Phil Alden Robinson and produced by Lawrence Gordon and Charles Gordon of Gordon Company. The inspiration for the film was a novel titled Shoeless Joe written by WP Kinsella. Actors like Burt Lancaster, Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and James Earl Jones plays the leading roles. The film was nominated in the Academy Awards for Best original score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

The film was released on 21st April 1989. The 107 minutes long film was made under a budget of fifteen million dollars and grossed eighty-four million dollars throughout the world. The film was also selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the 2017 National Film Registry. The film is significant in cultural, historical and aesthetic aspects.  The film explains the story of a ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson. The story starts when a thirty-six-year-old farmer hears a voice. The farmer is Ray Kinsella who repeatedly hears the voice telling the phrase “if you build it he’ll come”. Later he discovers it as a baseball field and builds a field in his land. And during this time the Shoeless Joe Jackson appears in front of Ray. Later on, the voice goes on, telling Ray things that he was not able to understand. But he interpreted them. The story is based on this concept.

Initially, the film was titled the same as a novel later, and the name was changed. The shooting of the film began on 25th May 1988. One of the interesting factors is that a character played was based on a real-life baseball player. His name was Archibald Moonlight Graham. Rotten Tomatoes rated the film a 7.8 out of 10. The film was voted best for its sentimental nature. Along with that, the film is a blend of family, baseball and a fairy tale. The film received numerous awards and was nominated for many. It was listed the 28t film in AFI’s 100 years… 100 cheers. Till the film was released, the unknown voice remained a mystery. Only after its release did the team declares it as Ed Harris.

We have dug up these Field of Dreams quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Field of Dreams Sayings in the single place. These famous Field of Dreams quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Field of Dreams quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Field of Dreams quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experience:-

“I have just created something totally illogical.”

FIELD OF DREAMSKevin Costner

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“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”

Field of Dreams’ FAMOUS quotes (2)

“Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Field of Dreams’ POPULART quotes (3)

” BEN AFFLECK AND MATT DAMON WERE EXTRAS.”

Field of Dreams’ quotes (5)

“it was gary hoffmann’s first movie.”

Field of Dreams’ SAYING

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” IT WAS LANCASTER’S LAST CINEMATIC FILM.”
” J.D. SALINGER WAS THE AUTHOR RAY TRIES TO KIDNAP IN THE ORIGINAL VERSION.”
” JIMMY STEWART WAS THE FIRST CHOICE TO PLAY GRAHAM.”
” KEVIN COSTNER WASN’T INITIALLY CONSIDERED BECAUSE HE HAD JUST STARRED IN A BASEBALL MOVIE.”
” KINSELLA GAVE THE MOVIE FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS.”
” KINSELLA WAS BORED WATCHING THE MOVIE OF HIS BOOK GETTING MADE.”
” LIOTTA COULDN’T HIT LEFT-HANDED WELL ENOUGH FOR THE MOVIE.”
” PEOPLE MISQUOTE THE VOICE ALL THE TIME.”
” RAY KINSELLA WAS NAMED AFTER A SALINGER CHARACTER.”
” RAY’S DAD WAS WORRIED HE WOULD DROP THE BASEBALL DURING THE GAME OF CATCH.”
” ROBINSON WAS UPSET WHEN THE STUDIO MADE HIM CHANGE THE TITLE.”
” THE CORN-BASED SCHEDULE MADE THE POWERS THAT BE FOR ANOTHER COSTNER MOVIE VERY UPSET.”
” THE FILMING SCHEDULE WAS BASED ON THE HEIGHT OF THE CORN.”
“DWIER BROWN SHOT THE FILM RIGHT AFTER HIS OWN FATHER’S FUNERAL.”
“JAMES EARL JONES WAS CONVINCED HIS “PEOPLE WILL COME” SPEECH WOULDN’T MAKE THE FINAL CUT.”
“LIOTTA THOUGHT THE SCRIPT WAS “SILLY.””
“MOONLIGHT GRAHAM IS A REAL PERSON.”
“RAY LIOTTA HAS NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE.”
“THE GRASS WAS PAINTED GREEN.”
“THE OWNER OF THE FARM SOLD IT IN 2012, BUT STILL MAINTAINS THE FIELD.”
“THE PERSON WHO VOICED “THE VOICE” THAT SPOKE TO RAY REMAINS A MYSTERY.”
“Ray Kinsella:
It’s okay, honey. I… I was just talking to the cornfield.
Annie Kinsella:
Hey, what if the Voice calls while you’re gone?”
“Ray Kinsella:
Take a message.
Ray Kinsella:
Don’t we need a catcher?”
“Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Not if you get it near the plate we don’t.
Terence Mann:
Peace, love, dope. Now get the hell out of here.”
“The Voice:
If you build it, he will come.
Ray Kinsella:
What are you grinning at, you ghost?
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
If you build it…”
“Shoeless Joe Jackson:
… HE will come.
Annie Kinsella:
If you build what, who will come?”
“Ray Kinsella:
He didn’t say.
Terence Mann:
Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”
“Ray Kinsella:
It was you…
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
No, Ray. It was YOU.”
“Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham:
This is my most special place in all the world, Ray. Once a place touches you like this, the wind nevers blows so cold again. You feel for it, like it was your child.
Ray Kinsella:
This is my corn. You people are guests in my corn.”
“Terence Mann:
Oh my God.
Ray Kinsella:
What?”
“Terence Mann:
You’re from the Sixties.
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Is this heaven?”
“Ray Kinsella:
No, it’s Iowa.
Archie Graham:
Hey ump, how ’bout a warning?”
“Clean-shaven Umpire:
Sure, kid. Watch out you don’t get killed.
Ray Kinsella:
The Voice is back.”
“Annie Kinsella:
Oh, Lord. You’re supposed to build a football field now?
Ray Kinsella:
Don’t you miss being involved?
Terence Mann:
I was the East Coast distributor of “involved.” I ate it, drank it, and breathed it… Then they killed Martin, Bobby, and they elected Tricky Dick twice, and people like you must think I’m miserable because I’m not involved anymore. Well, I’ve got news for you. I spent all my misery years ago. I have no more pain for anything. I gave at the office.”
“Ray Kinsella:
So what do you want?
Terence Mann:
I want them to stop looking to me for answers, begging me to speak again, write again, be a leader. I want them to start thinking for themselves. I want my privacy.”
“Ray Kinsella:
No, I mean, what do you WANT?
Terence Mann:
Oh. Dog and a beer.”
“Ray Kinsella:
Are you Moonlight Graham?
Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham:
No one’s called me Moonlight Graham in fifty years.”
“Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham:
Well, you know I… I never got to bat in the major leagues. I would have liked to have had that chance. Just once. To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn’t. That’s what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases – stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag. That’s my wish, Ray Kinsella. That’s my wish. And is there enough magic out there in the moonlight to make this dream come true?
Ray Kinsella:
Fifty years ago, for five minutes you came within… y-you came this close. It would KILL some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it. God, they’d consider it a tragedy.
“Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham:
Son, if I’d only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes… now that would have been a tragedy.
Ray Kinsella:
Where’d they come from?”
“Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Where did WE come from? You wouldn’t believe how many guys wanted to play here. We had to beat ’em off with a stick.
Archie Graham:
Hey, that’s Smokey Joe Wood. And Mel Ott. And Gil Hodges!”
“Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Ty Cobb wanted to play, but none of us could stand the son-of-a-bitch when we were alive, so we told him to stick it!
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
The first two were high and tight, so where do you think the next one’s gonna be?”
“Archie Graham:
Well, either low and away, or in my ear.
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
He’s not gonna wanna load the bases, so look low and away.”
“Archie Graham:
Right.
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
But watch out for in your ear.”
“Mark:
You build a baseball field, and you sit here, and stare at NOTHING.
John Kinsella:
Is this heaven?”
“Ray Kinsella:
It’s Iowa.
John Kinsella:
Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven.”
“Ray Kinsella:
Is there a heaven?
John Kinsella:
Oh yeah. It’s the place where dreams come true.”
“Ray Kinsella:
Maybe this is heaven.
Ray Kinsella:
The only thing we had in common was that she was from Iowa, and I had once heard of Iowa.”
“Eddie Cicotte:
I’m melting. I’m melting.
Ray Kinsella:
That is so cool.”
“Ray Kinsella:
What you grinning at, you ghost?
Ray Kinsella:
I’m 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball and I’m about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I’d never done a crazy thing in my whole life.”
“Annie Kinsella:
At least he is not a book burner, you Nazi cow.
Ray Kinsella:
We’re keeping this field.
Annie Kinsella:
All right, Beulah, do you want to step outside?”
“Ray Kinsella:
I bet it’s good to be playing again, huh?
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Getting thrown out of baseball was like having part of me amputated. I’ve heard that old men wake up and scratch itchy legs that been dust for over fifty years. That was me. I’d wake up at night with the smell of the ball park in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet… The thrill of the grass.”
“Ray Kinsella:
I’m pitching to Shoeless Joe Jackson…
Ray Kinsella:
See if you can hit my curve.”
“Ray Kinsella:
Yeah. Yeah, you can hit the curve ball.
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Man, I did love this game. I’d have played for food money. It was the game… The sounds, the smells. Did you ever hold a ball or a glove to your face?”
“Ray Kinsella:
Yeah.
Shoeless Joe Jackson:
I used to love travelling on the trains from town to town. The hotels… brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I’d play for nothing!”
“Ray Kinsella:
The man wrote the best books of his generation. And he was a pioneer of the Civil Rights and the anti-war movement. I mean, he made the cover of Newsweek. He knew everybody. He did everything. And he helped shape his time. I mean, the guy hung out with The Beatles! But in the end, it wasn’t enough. What he missed was baseball.
Annie Kinsella:
Oh, my God!”
“Ray Kinsella:
What?
Annie Kinsella:
As a small boy, he had a bat named Rosebud.”
“Ray Kinsella:
My name’s Ray Kinsella. You used my father’s name in one of your stories: John Kinsella.
Terence Mann:
You’re seeing a whole team of psychiatrists, aren’t you?”
“Ray Kinsella:
Hey, Annie. Guess what? I’m with Terence Mann!
Annie Kinsella:
Oh, my God! You kidnapped him!”
“Terence Mann:
Ray, there was a reason they chose me, just as there was a reason they chose you and this field.
Ray Kinsella:
Why?”
“Terence Mann:
I gave an interview.
Ray Kinsella:
What interview? What are you talking about?”
“Terence Mann:
The one about Ebbets Field. The one that charged you up and sent you all the way out to Boston to find me.
Ray Kinsella:
You lied to me.”
“Terence Mann:
Well, you were kidnapping me at the time, you big jerk!
Ray Kinsella:
Well, you lied to me!”
“Terence Mann:
You said your finger was a gun!
Ray Kinsella:
That’s a good point.”
“Terence Mann:
Ray. Ray. Listen to me, Ray. Listen to me. There is something out there, Ray, and if I have the courage to go through with this, what a story it’ll make: “Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa”.
Ray Kinsella:
I did it all. I listened to the voices, I did what they told me, and not once did I ask what’s in it for me.”
“Shoeless Joe Jackson:
What are you saying, Ray?
Ray Kinsella:
I’m saying? what’s in it for me?”
“Mark:
You’re going to lose your farm, pal.
Ray Kinsella:
Come on, it’s so big – I mean, how can you lose something so big?”
“Annie Kinsella:
He misplaced the house once.
Ray Kinsella:
Yeah, but it turned up two days later, didn’t it?”
“Annie Kinsella:
They’re talking about banning books again! Really subversive books, like “The Wizard of Oz”…”the Diary of Anne Frank”…
Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham:
You know we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. Back then I thought, well, there’ll be other days. I didn’t realize that that was the only day.”

“You know, we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. Back then I thought, well, there’ll be other days. I didn’t realize that was the only day.” Dr. Archibald Graham, reminiscing about playing just one inning in the majors.

“Not if you get it near the plate we don’t.” Shoeless Joe Jackson’s response when Kinsella is pitching to him and asks if they need a catcher.

“Sure, kid. Watch out you don’t get killed.” The umpire’s response when Archie Graham almost gets hit by a pitch and asks for a warning.

“They’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.” Terence Mann’s soliloquy explains America’s love for baseball and sends chills up the most hardened baseball fan’s spine.

“Dad … you wanna have a catch?” Ray Kinsella’s final question for his dad and the answer to his quest for redemption.

“Field of Dreams is the only movie – and I saw it in the theater – on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated; I couldn’t get out of my seat. And I sat and watched it a second time.”

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?”

“The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again.”

“You know we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. Back then I thought, well, there’ll be other days. I didn’t realize that that was the only day.”

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the naughtiest of them all?”

“Eleanor Roosevelt quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“James Allen quote: The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The…
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”

“Baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”

“Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack.”

“I’m 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I’m about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I’d never done a crazy thing in my whole life.”

May the Force be with you.

Man, I did love this game. I’d have played for food money… I used to love traveling on the trains from town to town. The hotels… brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I’d play for nothing!

“I have just created something totally illogical.”———

“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”——-

“Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life.”——-

“I was lucky to get one good adaptation. Field of Dreams the Musical is lurking in the wings. Hope it will provide my daughters with a ton of money someday.”

“Most writers are unhappy with film adaptations of their work, and rightly so. ‘Field of Dreams,’ however, caught the spirit and essence of ‘Shoeless Joe’ while making the necessary changes to make the work more visual.”

I have lots of favorites movies. I say this only because it’s a favorite movie because it’s a sport I love. I’m a huge baseball fan. There are movies I like as much as this, but I sort of single this movie out because I’m a baseball nut, and that’s ‘Field of Dreams.’

“Distribution may not matter in fictional worlds, but it matters in most. The Field of Dreams conceit is especially popular in Silicon Valley, where engineers are biased toward building cool stuff rather than selling it. But customers will not come just because you build it. You have to make this happen, and it’s harder than it looks.”

“No matter what. Wherever your mind wanders, it seems to turn up at the same Field of Dreams. It’s the vision you wake up with in the morning, and it’s the last thing you picture before you fall asleep. Everytime you think of it, the idea in your head seems to get more vivid, filled in with more detail: You not only want to win a gold medal at the Olympics, you not only can see yourself standing there on the podium, but you can also feel the goose bumps as your national anthem is played; the tears are in your eyes. (That’s how real a dream can be and should be)”

” A TOWN-WIDE BLACKOUT WAS ENFORCED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE FINAL SCENE WORK.”

 

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