65 Bull Durham Quotes On Success In Life

Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor-league baseball experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor-league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina. The film stars Kevin Costner as “Crash” Davis, a veteran catcher brought in to teach rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) about the game in preparation for reaching the major leagues. These Bull Durham quotes will motivate you.

Best Bull Durham Quotes

  1. “Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.” ~ Kevin Costner
  2. “When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.” ~ Kevin Costner
  3. “Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.” ~ Kevin Costner
  4. “Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.” ~ Kevin Costner
  5. “You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.” ~ Kevin Costner
  6. “I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.'” ~ Kevin Costner

  7. “I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.” ~ Kevin Costner
  8. “Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.” ~ Kevin Costner
  9. “I believe in the soul … the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” ~ Kevin Costner
  10. “I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” ~ Kevin Costner
  11. “True movies will never be measured by how much they make – they’ll be measured by how they make you feel.” ~ Kevin Costner
  12. “If you don’t understand your limitations you won’t achieve much in your life.” ~ Kevin Costner.

  13. “You’re just as good, and if you work harder, you can be better and you can be more than you think you can.” ~ Kevin Costner
  14. “I like being around people that mean what they say.” ~ Kevin Costner
  15. “I try to please myself. I don’t try to anticipate what people want to see.” ~ Kevin Costner
  16. “Life’s better when it’s fun. Boy, that’s deep, isn’t it?” ~ Kevin Costner
  17. “A good idea is something like an emotion, you just can’t keep it in.” ~ Kevin Costner
  18. “I’m a ‘what if’ person. I have always felt that failure was a completely underrated experience. I have taken blows. I have had high moments. But I don’t think the blows have ever hardened me. My enthusiasms are still big.” ~ Kevin Costner
  19. “Sometimes we worry about the things that you know that matter the least and don’t focus on the things that matter the most.” ~ Kevin Costner

  20. “There’s nothing more noble than a father and mother making an opportunity for their child, knowing that their life is gonna be hard. There’s something incredibly heroic about that.” ~ Kevin Costner
  21. “We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.” ~ Kevin Costner
  22. “I feel like I’ve been able to live a dream life, but my view of things is absolutely inside behavior about how I behave and how I count on other people behaving.” ~ Kevin Costner
  23. “You can be as you choose to be. It’s an act of discipline sometimes, but it can be done.” ~ Kevin Costner

  24. “It sounds vain, but I could probably make a difference for almost everyone I ever met if I chose to involve myself with them either professionally or personally.” ~ Kevin Costner
  25. “It’s such a cool thing in life to get what it is you want. Most of the time we don’t, but occasionally we do.” ~ Kevin Costner
  26. “You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you’d like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.” ~ Kevin Costner
  27. “I dream of big things. I work for the small things. If you’re going to dream, you might as well dream big. A lot of that came from my mother. She was adamant about the work ethic—about how you can’t just dream things.” ~ Kevin Costner
  28. “Conventional wisdom can get us into so much trouble, especially as artists.” ~ Kevin Costner

  29. “Some people come to you because if you’re in their movie, it’ll help them raise money. And some people come to you because they think you’re the person to play the part.” ~ Kevin Costner
  30. “The western will always be here. And it just depends on how good you make one. And one movie doesn’t kill it. And one movie doesn’t preserve it. It’s storytelling. It’s a very American thing. I’ll continue to do it.” ~ Kevin Costner
  31. “Money isn’t a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor.” ~ Kevin Costner
  32. “I’ve never had that fear of going against the grain.” ~ Kevin Costner

  33. “I wouldn’t do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good.” ~ Kevin Costner
  34. “Audiences trust Westerns when you hit the right tone. I think they’re not in vogue, but they will always be in vogue when you hit the right note.” ~ Kevin Costner
  35. “I’ve always known that I’m a little out of vogue.” ~ Kevin Costner
  36. “I think if you want to make a good sports movie, you’ve got to cut down on the sports. You have to make it about people. You can’t try to impress people with your knowledge and the X and O’s and all the details and the technicalities.” ~ Kevin Costner
  37. “I’m in a position where whatever I do, I can get my head handed to me. I’m in a position to fail because there is a whole group of people out there who want me to fail. It’s a weird vibe.” ~ Kevin Costner
  38. “When I see my children, and when I see the people who value me, I know how lucky I am.” ~ Kevin Costner

  39. “I don’t have a seller’s remorse about how I’ve lived. I am cognizant of what I have done, and any of us could maybe draw the line better. But I’ve tried to live pretty fearlessly.” ~ Kevin Costner
  40. “I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren’t born. For people who weren’t born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.” ~ Kevin Costner
  41. “Conventional wisdom is so scary because what if everybody’s wrong?” ~ Kevin Costner
  42. “We all have to have our north star that we fix on and go to, but life is so much about the things that bump into you.” ~ Kevin Costner
  43. “You have to try to dismiss the loudness of cynicism. It’s certainly going to come.” ~ Kevin Costner
  44. “I don’t take much stock in other people’s opinions if I think something’s good.” ~ Kevin Costner

  45. “Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.” ~ Kevin Costner
  46. “I had a difficult time hearing my own inner voice about what I wanted to be in this life, because there were all these perfect examples of what a man actually does. The notion is that he goes to college, gets married and provides. That’s what a man does.” ~ Kevin Costner
  47. “I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.” ~ Kevin Costner
  48. “I don’t give up. I’m a plodder. People come and go, but I stay the course.” ~ Kevin Costner

  49. “I have a tremendous belief in people, not that people don’t let me down, not that I haven’t maybe let some people down. But I have a tremendous belief in people and in the common experience.” ~ Kevin Costner
  50. “I’m proud of all the movies I’ve made. They’re not sequels, they’re not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don’t want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that.” ~ Kevin Costner
  51. “I’ve never changed my approach to acting. I’ve always felt like I’ve gotten better. I think that all of us can get better. I feel like, in my acting, I’m better than I was three pictures ago. I think about it. I’m a slow study. It takes me a long time to grasp the material, in order to perform it. But when I come to the set, on the first day, I know the whole movie. That’s why I have to start early.” ~ Kevin Costner
  52. “I just tried to build on my failures.” ~ Kevin Costner

  53. “There’s a moment in time where kids really don’t want to hear anything from their parents.” ~ Kevin Costner
  54. “When I read a story that I think has value and I want to be in it, that doesn’t change for me. It doesn’t fall out of favor for me. I might have to move on because the universe is saying you can’t make this right now. But I’m going to circle back and make it.” ~ Kevin Costner
  55. “It was an experience of a lifetime to sit only a few feet away from him [Castro] and watch him relive an experience he lived as a very young man.” ~ Kevin Costner
  56. “You just do the things that you love and see if other people can like them too.” ~ Kevin Costner

  57. “What is it you want? That’s a question that we all get posed sometimes internally and sometimes externally.” ~ Kevin Costner
  58. “In my younger days, I used to pick up sluts, and I don’t mean that nastily. It’s more a term of endearment, really, for girls who know how to speak their minds.” ~ Kevin Costner
  59. “I’d like to put on buckskins and a ponytail and go underwater with a reed, hiding from the Indians… To me, that’s sexy!” ~ Kevin Costner”
  60. When I make a film I’m away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.” ~ Kevin Costner
  61. “I don’t like definitions. I like four-hour movies.” ~ Kevin Costner

  62. “I know I have this level of celebrity, of fame, international, national, whatever you want to call it, but it’s a pretty surreal thing to think sometimes that you’re in the middle of another famous person’s life and you think to yourself, ‘How the hell did I get famous? What is this some weird club that we’re in?'” ~ Kevin Costner
  63. “I will never forget what happened here tonight. people I went to school with will never forget.” ~ Kevin Costner
  64. “I think one of the first things to go as people’s lives start to go down is their dreams. Dreams should be the last thing to go – dreams are the things you go down with. If you’re left clinging to a piece of driftwood in the middle of the ocean, I’d put on it the word dreams.” ~ Kevin Costner

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