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.

No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.

Dan Devine

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 one 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!

Mary, Mary quite contrary. What makes your garden grow?

This entire year's been a waste! I've just blown another year of eligibility!

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.

We've had a hell of a goddamn run haven't we?


Well, you know what my dad always said, Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.


What's a lapsed Catholic to do?


As long as my brother talks this crazy Notre Dame shit, he deserves anything that comes his way!


You're the only one who ever took me seriously, Pete.

Dan Devine: You all already know this, but this is the most important game of your lives. No excuses, do the work. Our lady of victory...
All: Pray for us!

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No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.

Dan Devine

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 goal line. 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?