100 Field of Dreams Quotes on Relationships & Visions

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Field of Dreams quotes, packed with great lessons you can learn from and share with your friends.

Phil Alden Robinson wrote and directed the 1989 sports drama, Field of Dreams, adapted from W.P Kinsella’s novel, Shoeless Joe. The plot revolved around Ray Kinsella’s decision to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield after hearing a voice.

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Best Field of Dreams Quotes

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1. “We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening.” – Dr. Archibald Graham

2. “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 part of our past, Ray.” – Terence Mann

3. “This is my most special place in all the world, Ray. Once a place touches you like this, the wind never blows so cold again. You feel for it like it was your child.” – Dr. Archibald Graham

4. “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.” – Terence Mann

5. “By the time I was 10, playing baseball got to be like eating vegetables or taking out the garbage. So when I was 14, I started to refuse. Could you believe that? An American boy refusing to play catch with his father.” – Ray Kinsella

6. Annie Kinsella: “Hey, what if The Voice calls while you’re gone?”

Ray Kinsella: “Take a message.”

7. “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.” – Terence Mann

8. John Kinsella: “Is this heaven?”

Ray Kinsella: “It’s Iowa.”

9. “If you build it, he will come.” – The Voice

10. “Son, if I’d only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes—now that would have been a tragedy.” – Dr. Archibald Graham

11. “You’re a pacifist!” – Ray Kinsella

12. “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?” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

13. “I dream of things that never were.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

14. Ray Kinsella: “Don’t we need a catcher?”

Shoeless Joe Jackson: “Not if you get it near the plate we don’t.”

15. “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.” – Ray Kinsella

Related: Bull Durham Quotes, Moneyball Quotes

Field of Dreams Quotes on Baseball and Sports

16. “You build a baseball field, and you sit here, and stare at nothing.” – Mark

17. “God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

18. “I’m 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I’m about to become a farmer. But, until heard The Voice, I’d never done a crazy thing in my whole life.” – Ray Kinsella 

19. “I think it means that if I build a baseball field out there, that Shoeless Joe Jackson will get to come back and play ball again.” – Ray Kinsella 

20. “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.” – Ray Kinsella

21. “Oh, all the stadiums have them now. Even Wrigley Field.” – Ray Kinsella

22. “Oh, Lord. You’re supposed to build a football field now?” – Annie Kinsella

23. “Sure, kid. Watch out you don’t get killed.” – Clean-shaven Umpire

24. “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.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

25. “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?” – Dr. Archibald Graham

26. “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 50 years. That was me. I’d wake up at night with the smell of the ballpark in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet—the thrill of the grass.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

27. “Makes it harder to see the ball.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

28. “Where did all of these baseball players come from?” – Mark 

29. “Ray. He’s my favorite writer too, but what’s Terence Mann got to do with baseball?” – Annie Kinsella

30. “He never made it as a ballplayer so he tried to get his son to make it for him.” – Ray Kinsella

Also read: A League of Their Own Quotes, Major League Quotes

Serious Field of Dreams Quotes

31. “For its money they have and peace they lack.” – Terence Mann

32. Ray Kinsella: “I know. I can’t bring my father back.”

Terence Mann: “So, the least you can do is bring back his hero.”

33. “Go the distance.” – The Voice

34. “Hey, Dad. You wanna have a catch?” – Ray Kinsella

35. “Ease his pain.” – The Voice

36. Shoeless Joe Jackson: “What are you saying, Ray?”

Ray Kinsella: “I’m saying, what’s in it for me?”

37. “There’s a man out there, on your lawn.” – Karin Kinsella

38. “This is my corn. You people are guests in my corn.” – Ray Kinsella

39. “The Voice is back.” – Ray Kinsella

40. “Yes I do. I know a lot about farming. I know more than you think I know.” – Ray Kinsella

41. “It would kill some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it. God, they’d consider it a tragedy.” – Ray Kinsella

42. “The only thing we had in common was that she came from Iowa, and I had once heard of Iowa.” – Ray Kinsella

43. “If you build what, who will come?” – Annie Kinsella

44. “Why do I not think this is such a good thing?” – Annie Kinsella

45. “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.” – Terence Mann

Engaging Field of Dreams Quotes to Keep You Amused

46. “The first two were high and tight, so where do you think the next one’s gonna be?” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

47. “He’s not gonna wanna load the bases, so look low and away.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

48. “We’re keeping this field.” – Ray Kinsella

49. “Yeah. Yeah, you can hit the curveball.” – Ray Kinsella

50. “All right, Beulah, do you want to step outside?” – Annie Kinsella 

51. “Well, either low and away, or in my ear.” – Dr. Archibald Graham

52. “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!” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

53. “You see? That’s the sort of crap people are always trying to lay on me. It’s not my fault you wouldn’t play catch with your father.” – Terence Mann

54. “Well, you know, I—I never got to bat in the major leagues. I’d have liked to have had that chance just once, to stare down a big-league pitcher. To stare him down, then just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn’t. That’s what I wish for.” – Dr. Archibald Graham

55. “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.’” – Terence Mann

56. “Ray, there was a reason they chose me, just as there was a reason they chose you and this field.” – Terence Mann

57. “I really didn’t know till just now, but I think it’s to ask you if you could do anything you wanted if you could have a—a wish.” – Ray Kinsella

58. 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.”

59. “Well, sir, there’s a place where things like that happen, and if you want to go, I can take you.” – Ray Kinsella

60. Ray Kinsella: “What would you say if I said yes?”

Dr. Archibald Graham: “I think I’d actually believe you.”

Thought-Provoking Field of Dreams Quotes to Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

61. “Yes, I suppose I have! How about this, ‘Peace, love, and dope?’ Now, get the hell out of here!” – Terence Mann

62. “Hey, ump, how ’bout a warning?” – Dr. Archibald Graham

63. “I bet it’s good to be playing again, huh?” – Ray Kinsella

64. “You’re seeing a whole team of psychiatrists, aren’t you?” – Terence Mann

65. “Out! Back to the ’60s! Back! There’s no place for you here in the future! Get back while you still can!” – Terence Mann

66. “What are you grinning at, you ghost?” – Ray Kinsella

67. “No one’s called me Moonlight Graham in 50 years.” – Dr. Archibald Graham

68. “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

69. “At least he is not a book burner, you Nazi cow.” – Annie Kinsella

70. “Well, you were kidnapping me at the time, you big jerk!” – Terence Mann

71. “Who’s for Eva Braun here? Who wants to burn books? Who wants to spit on the Constitution of the United States of America, anybody? Now, who’s for the Bill of Rights? Who thinks that freedom is a pretty darn good thing? Who thinks that we have to stand up to the kind of censorship that they had under Stalin?” – Annie Kinsella

Field of Dreams Quotes That Will Make You Laugh

72. Ray Kinsella: “No, I mean, what do you want?”

Terence Mann: “Oh. Dog and a beer.”

73. “No, I think you had two ’50’s and moved right into the ‘70s.” – Annie Kinsella

74. “Mom died when I was three, and I suppose Dad did the best he could. Instead of Mother Goose, I was put to bed at night to stories of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson.” – Ray Kinsella

75. “You’re going to lose your farm, pal.” – Mark

76. “It’s okay, honey. I—I was just talking to the cornfield.” – Ray Kinsella

77. Eddie Cicotte: “I’m melting. I’m melting.”

Ray Kinsella: “That is so cool.”

78. “Oh, my God! You kidnapped him!” – Annie Kinsella

79. “You said your finger was a gun!” – Terence Mann

80. “He misplaced the house once.” – Annie Kinsella

81. “Terence Mann was a voice of reason during a time of great madness. He coined the phrase, ‘Make love, not war.’ Where others were chanting, ‘Burn, baby burn,’ he talked about love, and peace, and understanding. I cherished every one of his books, and I dearly wish he had written some more. And I think that if you had experienced even a little bit of the ‘60s, you might feel the same way too.” – Annie Kinsella

Hilarious Field of Dreams Quotes

82. “Yeah, but it turned up two days later, didn’t it?” – Ray Kinsella

83. “Then how could you plow under your major crop?” – Mark

84. “If you were married to me you, would kill me in my sleep.” – Annie Kinsella

85. “Are you Moonlight Graham?” – Ray Kinsella

86. “As a small boy, he had a bat named Rosebud.” – Annie Kinsella

87. “Hey, Annie. Guess what? I’m with Terence Mann!” – Ray Kinsella

88. “Come on, it’s so big—I mean, how can you lose something so big?” – Ray Kinsella

Field of Dreams Quotes That Will Remind You of the Film

89. “He’s the one they suspended, right?” – Annie Kinsella

90. “My name’s Ray Kinsella. You used my father’s name in one of your stories.” – Ray Kinsella

91. “It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watch them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time, you don’t think much of it.” 

92. “They’re talking about banning books again! Really subversive books, like ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’” – Annie Kinsella

93. “Hey, that’s Smokey Joe Wood. And Mel Ott. And Gil Hodges!” – Dr. Archibald Graham

94. “It’s more than that. It’s perfect.” – Ray Kinsella

95. “What’s with the lights?” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

96. “Is that why you did this? For you? I think you better stay here, Ray.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson

97. “I’m going to beat you with a crowbar until you leave.” – Terence Mann

More Field of Dreams Quotes From the Novel

98. “A ballpark at night is more like a church than a church.” – W.P Kinsella, Author

99. “Any game becomes important when you know and love the players.” – W.P Kinsella, Author

100. “Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds.” – W.P Kinsella, Author

Did This Collection Inspire You to Pursue Your Dreams?

In the film, Ray Kinsella was afraid of growing old without being successful; that’s why he did exactly what the voice told him to do. Amid his pursuit, he began to doubt himself. But as the story unfolded, he achieved his dreams and the restoration he desired with the help of his family and friends.

Pursuing your dreams can require a great deal of courage and perseverance. It is okay to feel down and rejected, but remember that all your feelings along the way are valid. Everything will turn out the way it’s supposed to in the end.

Nothing is impossible to a person who is empowered to do everything to reach their goals. Find motivation and use it as inspiration to work hard.

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