Steele: Rudy,are you ready for this, champ? Rudy: I've been ready for this my whole life! Steele: Then you take us out on the field. Fortune: You're 5 foot nothin', 100 and nothin', and you have barely a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there with the best college football players in the land for 2 years. And you're gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself. Am I making myself clear? Father Cavanaugh: Son, in 35 years of religious study, I have only come up with two hard incontrovertible facts: there is a God, and I'm not Him. Dan Devine: No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around. Dan Devine: You already know this but this is the most important game of your lives, no excuses do the work. Our lady of victory [all] Dan Devine: PRAY FOR US. Rudy: We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. We're gonna get 'em on the run boys and once we get 'em on the run we're gonna keep 'em on the run. And then we're gonna go go go go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline. This is a team they say is... is good, well I think we're better than them. They can't lick us, so what do you say men? D-Bob: We've had a hell of a goddamn run haven't we? Rudy: Mary, Mary quite contrary. What makes your garden grow? D-Bob: Remember Elza? We're engaged. Ain't that goddamn something? Elza: Dennis! D-Bob: Oh yeah, I ain't allowed to say "goddamn" no more. Rudy: You're the only one who ever took me seriously, Pete. Pete: Well, you know what my dad always said, Having dreams is what makes life tolerable. D-Bob: What's a lapsed Catholic to do? Frank: As long as my brother talks this crazy Notre Dame shit, he deserves anything that comes his way! Rudy: This entire year's been a waste! I've just blown another year of eligibility! Fortune: You got your head so far up your ass about that damn football team, you don't get the fact that you just got a year of top quality education! Waste? Quit wasting my time! Daniel: You're a Ruettiger! There's nothing in the world wrong with being a Ruettiger! Frank: If you are a part of that team, then my opinion of Notre Dame football just hit the shits! Frank:
That semester at junior college sure didn't make you any smarter.
Daniel: [Upon entering Notre Dame Stadium] This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen! Frank: Ara again? You gonna get an autographed picture and kiss it every night before you go to bed? Rudy: What is your problem? Frank: Or maybe he'll give you permission to wipe his ass. D-Bob: Are you learning stenography or something? Everything he's mouthing is in the goddamn book. Rudy: I gotta make an 'A' in this class. D-Bob: Just remember "Sitz im Leben" and it shouldn't be a problem. Pete: Hey, you were a pretty big Notre Dame fan! Frank: Yeah, and I used to collect baseball cards too! Fortune: I rode the bench for two years. Thought I wasn't being played because of my color, I got filled up with a lotta attitude. So I quit. Still not a week goes by I don't regret it. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of ya. You hear me clear enough? Fortune: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey what are you doing here don't you have pratice? Rudy: Not anymore I quit. Fortune: Oh, well since when are you the quitting kind? Rudy: I don't know I just don't see the point anymore. Fortune: So you didn't make the dress list, there are greater tragies in the world. Rudy: I wanted to run out of that Tunnell for my dad to prove to everyone that I worked... Fortune: PROVE WHAT? Rudy: That I was somebody. Fortune: Oh you are so full of crap. Your five foot nothin', a hundred and nothin' and you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years, and you were also going to walk out of here with a degree from the University of Norte Dame in this life time you don't have to prove nothing to nobody except yourself and after what you gone through if you haven't done that by now, it aint gonna never happen, now go on back. Rudy: I'm sorry I never got you to see you'r first game in here. Fortune: Hell I've seen to many games in this Stadium. Rudy: I thought you said you never saw a game... Fortune: I've never seen a game from the stands. Rudy: You were a player? Fortune: I rode the Bench for two years thought I wasn't being played because of my color I got filled up with alot of attidue so I quit, still not a week goes by I don't regret it, and I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out letting them get the best of you. Do you hear me clear enough? Ara Parseghian: What's your problem, O'Hare? Jamie O'Hara: Last practice of the season and this asshole thinks it's the Super Bowl! Ara Parseghian:
You just summed up your entire sorry career here in one sentence! If you had a tenth of the heart of Ruettiger, you'd have made All-American by now! As it is, you just went from third team to the scout team! Get out of here!