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The Blind Side: Quotes from the Movie

Stacey Tuttle on January 26, 2012 - 2:50 pm in Book Quotes, Books

Leigh Anne Tuohy, RE: Football: “Then like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide.”

Theological Themes: Success, Life

Leigh Anne Tuohy, RE: Football: “Up to now, the play’s been defined by what the quarterback sees. It’s about to be defined by what he doesn’t.”

Theological Themes: Success, Life

Leigh Anne Tuohy, RE: Football: “And the left tackle’s job is to protect the quarterback from what he can’t see coming. To protect his blind side.”

Theological Themes: Community, Servant-hood, Success

Coach/School Teacher, RE: Decision to enroll Michael Oher: “He’s a brave kid. For wanting to come here. For wanting a quality education. An education denied him by the poor quality of schools he’s attended. I tell you most kids of his background wouldn’t come within 200 miles of this place.”

Theological Themes: Poverty and Wealth, Race and diversity, Success, Community, Servant-hood, Love and compassion, Outreach/Great Commission

School Teacher, RE: Decision to enroll Michael Oher: “Forget sports, look at the wall. Christian, we either take that seriously or we paint over it. We don’t admit Michael Oher because of sports, you admit him because it’s the right thing to do.”

Theological Themes: Success, Community, Servant-hood, Love and compassion, Outreach/Great Commission

Michael Oher, RE: Being at a new school in a rich area: “I look and I see white every where. White walls, white floors and a lot of white people. The teachers do not know, I have no idea of anything they are talking about. I do not  want to listen to anyone especially the teachers. They are giving homework and expecting me to do the problems on my own. I have never done homework in my life. I go to the bathroom and look in the mirror and say ‘this is not Micheal Oher.’”

Theological Themes: Poverty and Wealth, Race and diversity, Success

Leigh Anne Tuohy, RE: Said during a prayer: “May we never forget how very fortunate we are.”

Theological Themes: Poverty and Wealth, Success, Community. Servant-hood. Love and compassion

Michael Oher: “I’ve never had one before.”

Leigh Anne Tuohy: “What? A room to yourself?”

Michael Oher: “A bed.”

Theological Themes: Poverty and Wealth, Servant-hood, Love and compassion

Leigh Anne Tuohy, RE: Her decision to adopt Michael Oher: “Look here’s the deal. I don’t need ya’ll to approve my choices, all right? But I do ask that ya’ll respect them.”

Theological Themes: Race and diversity, Community, Servant-hood, Love and compassion, Outreach/Great Commission

Friend: “I think what you’re doing is so great. To open up your home to him, honey, you’re changing that boy’s life.”

Leigh Anne Tuohy: “No, he’s changing mine.”

Theological Themes: Poverty and Wealth, Servant-hood, Love and compassion, Outreach/Great Commission

Sean Tuohy: “Michael’s gift is his ability to forget. He’s mad at no one and he doesn’t really care what happened in the past.”

Theological Themes: Servant-hood, Love and compassion

Sean Tuohy: “We’d like to become your legal guardians.”

Michael Oher: “What’s that mean?”

Leigh Anne Tuohy: “What it means that is we want to know if you’d like to become part of this family.”

Michael Oher: “I kind of thought I already was.”

Theological Themes: Race and diversity, Community, Servant-hood, Love and compassion

Coach/School Teacher, RE: Standing up for Michael Oher: “This young man plays for my team. My team! And I will defend him like he’s my own son against you or any other.”

Theological Themes: Community, Servant-hood, Love and compassion

Michael Oher, RE: His final essay for High School: “Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake but you’re not supposed to question adults or your coach or your teacher because they make the rules. Maybe they know best but maybe they don’t. It all depends on who you are, where you come from.”

Theological Themes: Race and diversity, Success, Community, Outreach/Great Commission

Michael Oher, RE: His final essay for High School: “That’s why courage is tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do? Sometimes you might not even know why you’re doing something. I mean, any fool can have courage. But honor, that’s the real reason you either do something or you don’t. It’s who you are and maybe who you want to be. ”

Theological Themes: Success, Community, Servant-hood, Love and compassion

Michael Oher, RE: His final essay for High School: “You should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.”

Theological Themes: Success, Community

Michael Oher, RE: Why he doesn’t remember much of his past: “When I was little and something awful was happening my mama would tell me to close my eyes. She was trying to keep me from seeing her do drugs or other bad things. And when she was finished or the bad things were over she’d say, ‘Now when I count to three, you open your eyes.  The past is gone, the world is a good place, and it’s all gonna be okay.’”

Theological Themes: Poverty and Wealth, Servant-hood, Love and compassion

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