Victorious – Inspirational Sport Video


“This kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid’s gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew.”
— Rocky Balboa.

“I’ma show you how great I am!”
— Muhammad Ali

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t to something. Not even me… Alright? You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something? Go get it. Period.”
— Christopher Gardner

“Great moments… are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight.”
— Herb Brooks

“I have wrestled with an alligator. That’s right. I have wrestled with an alligator. I done tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail. That’s bad!
Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick! I’m so mean I make medicine sick!
Bad dude!
Bad, fast! Fast! Fast! Last night I cut the light off in my bedroom, hit the switch and was in the bed before the room was dark.
All you chumps are gonna bow when I whoop him, all of you, I know you got him, I know you’ve got him picked, but the man’s in trouble.
I’ma show you how great I am!”

— Muhammad Ali

“Inch by inch, play by play. Until we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell… one inch at a time.”
— Tony D’Amato

“And for a long time now you’ve been hearing me talk about being perfect. Well I want you to understand something. To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship to yourself and your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down, because you told them the truth. And that truth is that you did everything that you could. There wasn’t one more thing that you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment, as best you can, with clear eyes and love in your heart? With joy in your heart? If you can do that gentlemen, then you’re perfect.”
— Coach Gary Gaines

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”
— Rocky Balboa

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
— Vince Lombardi

About romantic movies

Bruce Campbell, the ultimate B actor, in his book “Make Love!… the Bruce Campbell Way” says about romance and romance scenes:

“Hollywood is successful at portraying relationship as because it manages to bring our fantasies to life: it presents a “what if” world in which we can lose ourselves for a few hours. In movies, when it comes to man and women, everything happens at the speed of light. Couples fall in love at first glance. Later, during sex (which happens on the first date), men get instant erections and can make love for hours. Women achieve orgasms in record time, some going for three in a row. The sex will always be good, and it must be in some imaginative place, like a freight elevator or a nuclear submarine. Poor Barry, I can see why he was confused – like all of us, he had been brainwashed for years.”

The key words are our fantasies. Romance films are only fantasies, like most other films. They’re make believe. So why the double standard? Why are romantic fantasies considered better and more valuable in the eyes of the critics and general audiences than action or sci-fi fantasies?

Love, Emotions, and Other Little Things or “Why Romance Films Suck”

O vztazích I.

Tajemství člověka je v tom, že když ho opustí milá, je celý zoufalý, ale když sám přestane milovat nebo ctít říši, nic o svém ochuzení neví. Prostě si řekne: “Nebyla tak krásná, nebo tak milá, jak jsem snil…” a odchází, kam ho náhoda zanese. Ale svět pro něho už není zázrakem. A jitro už není jitrem návratu či jitrem probuzení v jejím náručí. Noc už není velikou svatyní lásky. Už není tím velikým pastýřským pláštěm, pod kterým oddechovala spící milá. Všechno zešedlo. Všechno ztrvrdlo. Ale člověk o svém neštěstí neví a nepláče pro svou ztracenou plnost. Raduje se ze svobody, která je svobodou nebytí.

–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Citadela