(B) I had me a uncle named Rufus. He’d lost his right arm so he learned how to do ev’rythang wit his lef arm. -J-(mumbles) (B) He was workin on a cotton gin, axle snapped chop of his lef arm. -J-(mumbling) (B) So he learned how to do ev’rythang wit his teef. -J-(mumbling) It was a mistake. (B) One day he said some things to mista charlie he shouldn’t’a had sad mista charlie you know knock all his teef out. So he learned how to do ev’rythang wit his feet. (J) I shouldn’t have. (B) Up ’til he got this…fungus it grew all up the… (J) Stop it! (B) I’m tryna tell you a story ’bout overcomin adversity. (J) Want to talk to me about my grip, fine. Talk to me about my swing, fine. (B) You don’t wanna hear about the fungus? He became a dancer. Made a fortune; it was jus the funniest thing to see this armless, toofless man slidin back an forth to the music of Bessie Smif and da Duke. (J) I don’t care if I’m 12 strokes back I just don’t! (B) You don’t even wanna win? (J) It’s just a game. (B) Ah! There it is, you done said it’ chaself it’s just a game so maybe, juuuust maybe there’s somethin else that’s rilin ya. Maybe you thought you was jus go’n sashay out onto that green an ole hero’a Savannah was just go’n reappear all by hisself. Don’t work dat way is all. The Junuh you was you ain’t neva go’n be agin. Ever. That’s all I’m sayin. (J) You don’t know a damn thing about me! (B) Well I know one thing you go’n look mighty foolish walkin out there wit two diff’rent shoes on ya feet. (J) Oh, shit! You got a answer for everything don’t you, Bagger? Let me tell you somethin. There’s no difference between winning and losing and anythang in between. What’s lost is lost, a man lives a man dies, and in the end it all turns out the same you’re alone, and that’s all you’re ever go’n be. (B) That a fak. Alone. So a soul is born with ev’rythang the Lord can give it and thing’s don’t go its way so it just gives up and then the good Lord just take ev’rythang back? (J) That’s right. (B) An
1) Don’t make no sense is all,man say he don’t play no golf, when he out here this shade of the night hittin balls off in the dark where he can’t even see ’em…2) Yep, well, I’ve done things that have made less sense…1)As we all have…
1) would you like foreplay or should we just go right into it 2) foreplay sounds good
1)What I’m talkin about is a game…a game that can’t be won only played…2)You don’t understand…1)I don’t need to understand, Ain’t a soul on this entire Earth ain’t got a burden to carry he don’t understand, you ain’t alone in that, but you been carrin this one long enough, time to go on, lay it down…2)I don’t know how…1)You got a choice, you could stop…or you can start…2)Start?…1)Walkin…2)Where?…1)Right back to where you always been and then stand there…Still, real still…And remember…2)It’s too long ago…1)Oh no sir, it aws just a moment ago. Time for you to come on ot the shadows Junuh. Time for you to choose…2)I can’t- 1)Yes you can, but you ain’t alone, I’m right hre with ya, I’ve been here all along…Now play the game, your game, the one that only you was meant to play, the one that was given to you when you come into this world…You ready? 2)(nodds yes)…Go on take your stance…Strike that ball Junuh don’t hold nothin back give it everthing…Now’s the time, let yourself remember. Remember YOUR swing. That’s right Junuh, settle yourself, lets go…Now is the time Junuh..(Juhuh swings and hits the all out of the woods and it lands on the green)
1- IS there anything you particularly miss about us? 2- I miss the way we danced.
1.What I’m talking about is a game. A game that can’t won. Only played. 2.You don’t understand. 1.I don’t need to understand. Ain’t a soul on this entired earth ain’t got a burden to carry he don’t understand. You ain’t alone in that. But you been carryin’ this one long enough. Time to go on. Lay it down. 2. I don’t know how. 1. You got a choice. You can stop. Or you can start. 2. Start? 1. Walkin’ 2. Where? 1. Right back to where you’ve always been. And then stand there. Still. Real still. And remember. 2. It’s too long ago. 1. Oh, no, sir. It was just a moment ago. Time for you to come on out the shadows, Junuh. Time for you to choose. 2. I can’t. 1. Yes, you can. But you ain’t alone. I’m right here with ya. I been here all along. Now, play the game. Your game. The one that only you was meant to play. The one that was given to you when you come into this world. You ready? Take your stance. Strike that ball, Junuh. Don’t hold nothin’ back. Give it everything. Nows the time. Let yourself remember. Remember your swing. That’s right, Junuh. Settle yourself. Let’s go. Now is the time, Junuh.
1: I could’a killed you. 2: Oh uh no sir, see i lined my self directly in front of you. Judgin by the way you was hittin them balls i figured that’s where i’ld be out of harms way.
Aint a soul on this entire Earth aint got a burden to carry he dont understand, you aint alone in that. But you been carryin this one long enough. Time to go, lay it down.
Almost like he searchin for something and then he finds it. Watch how he settle himself right into the middle of it. Feel that focus. Now he got a lot of shots he can choose from. But theres only 1 shot thats in perfect harmony with the field. 1 shot thats his authentic shot and that shot is gonna choose him. Theres a perfect shot out there trying to find each and everyone of us, all we gotta do is get ourselves out of its way and let it choose us. Look at him, he in the field.
And they was just lookin at me like I was stupid or crazy or somethin’. To think that you could beat Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen bein twelve strokes back, even though I told ’em all you had to do was pick up one stroke ev’ry four holes for the next fifty-four holes, right?
And who do you think was tellin me what a hopeless case you was the most? My own father who said, that he was a good friend a yours before you lost your mind in the war.
You can’t win?
He was a good friend’a mine.
And your supporters, who are every man, woman, and child in Savannah, are so demoralized, they can barely hold down their lunches
As Bagger Vance said: Its the game that cant be won, only played. So I play. I play on. I play for the moments yet to come. Lookin for my place in the field.
Bagger my putter’s got my loft than this thing. 2: Actually, they just about the same. 1: Great then I’ll just putt the ball down the fairway. Anything else?
Bagger says to Adell Your tears are for savannah? who did you take your clothes off for Chattenooga?
hello hombre. you speak the spanish?
if you walk outta here you’ll never caddie in savannah again i’ll see to it.
Inside each and every one of us is our one true authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that’s ours and ours alone. Something that can’t be learned… something that’s got to be remembered –Bagger Vance
Inside each and everyone of us is one true authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something is ours and ours alone. Something cant be taught to you or learned. Something got to be remembered. Over time this world can rob us of that swing. It can get burned inside us and all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas. Some folks even forget what their swing was like. Keep swingin.; But I dont have any balls.; Dont worry about hitting the ball or where its gonna go, just swing the club. Feel the club.
It is the knowing alone that survives the death of the body. You are the knowing. The knowing finds the swing, and the swing is you.
it’s a game that can’t be won, only played, so i play on, i play for the moments yet to come, looking for my place in the field
Junuh was starting to figure out what Bagger so eloguently put ‘how to stop thinking without falling asleep.
Junuh- Oh yes. The greatest game there is. Right, Hardy?
Hardy- Yes sir.
Bagger- The greatest game their will ever be.
Junuh- Just you and the ball.
Bagger- All by your lonesome. Hey I think it’s time.
Junuh- Time for what?
Bagger- Time for you to see the feild.
Junuh- The field? I see the field, Bagger, it’s 445 yards long, it’s got a little red flag at the end of it, it’s 12 strokes ahead of me.
Bagger- That ain’t it. Because if it was the field you was seein’ you wouldn’t be hackin at that ball like you was choppin weeds up from under your front porch.
Junuh- Just give me the club.
Bagger- Sorry, forget I said nothin you just go on take that, hack away.
Junuh: I guess e should quit now before it gets too embarassing
Bagger: Oh no sir it’s been embarassing for a while now
Just doesn’t make no sense thats all, man says that he aint no golfer…het he is out her in the middle of the night hittin’ golf balls
Just knock the living shit out of it
Look at his practice swing. Almost like he’s searching for somethin’. Then he finds it. Watch how he settle hisself right into the middle of it. Fell his focus. He got a lot of shots he could choose from. Duffs and tops and skulls. But there’s only one shot that’s in perfect harmony with the feild. One shot thats his…authentic shot. And that shot is going to choose him. There’s a perfect shot out there tryin’ to find each and every one of us. All we gotta do is get ourselves out of its way. Let it choose us. Mmm. Look at him. He in the feild. Can’t see that flag as some dragon you got to slay. You got to look with soft eyes. See the place where the tides and the seasons ans the turnin’ of the earth all come together.Where everything that is becomes one. You got to seek that place with your soul, Junuh. Seek it with your hands. Don’t think about it. Feel it. Your hands is wiser that your head will ever be. I can’t take you there, Junuh. Just hopes I can help you find a way. Juts you, that ball, that flag, and all you are– seek it with your hands. Don’t think about it. Feel it. You’re looking at it, Junuh.
look into my eyes and tell me what you see> determination, pure, determination Panic?< .
No sir, i was just a moment ago.
Oh grow up hardy. You’re daddy’s out sweepin streets because he took every last dime he had, and used it to pay up every last man and woman he owed, and very business who worked for him, instead of declaring bankruptcy like everyone else in town, including your best friend Wilbur Charles’ dad Raymond, which is why he’s able to sit around all day long on his ‘dignity.’ Your daddy stared adverstiy in the eye hardy, and he beat it back with a broom.
see the place where the tides, the seasons the turning of the earth all come together, where everything that is becomes one, you’ve got to seek that place with your soul.
Seek it wit’cha hands don’t thank about it. Feel it. Your hands is wiser than your head ever go’n be. Now I can’t take you there, Junuh. Just hopes I can help you find a way. Just you, that ball, that flag… and all you are. (In Junuh’s mind, slowly becoming Junuh’s voice)- Seek it wit’cha hands don’t thank about it feel it- You’re lookin at it, Junuh- feel it, just you -inside each and ev’ry one’a us is one true authentic sw…- that ball- it’s the only authentic swing, that flag, and all that you are.
The question on the table is, ‘How drunk, is drunk enough?’ and the answer is that it’s all a matter of brain cells. 2: Brain cells? 1: that’s right hardy, every drink of liquer you take kills a thousand brain cells, but that doesn’t much matter cause we got billions more. first the sadness cells go, so you smile real big. then the quiet cells go, so you start sayin everything real loud for no reason at all. (laughing) but that’s ok, that’s ok, cause the stupid cells go next, so everything you say is real smart. and last, come the memory cells….. these are tough son’s a bithches to kill.
The trick is to find your swing.; Whatd you say?; You lost your swing, we got to go find it now somewhere in the harmony of all of this, all there was, all that will be.
there’s not enough liquor in all of georgia to get me drunk enough
Was there something about me that you particularly missed? something that I can feel gratified about depriving you of all these years?
where the tides,the seasons,the turning of the earth, all come together, you’ve got to seek that place with your soul
Yep inside each and everyone of us is one true authentic swing…somethin we was born with…somethin that’s ours and ours alone, somethin that can’t be taught to ya or learned, somethin that got to be remembered. Over time the world can rob us of that swing, it get buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas, some folk even forget what their swing was like…
You cant see that flag as some dragon you got to slay. You’ve got to look with soft eyes. See the place where the tides and the seasons and the turning of the Earth all come together, where everything there is becomes one. You got to seek that place with your soul Junuh. Seek it with your hands, dont think about it, feel it. Your hands is wiser than your head is ever gonna be. Now I cant take you there Junuh-just-hopes I can help you find a way. Its just you, that ball, that flag, and all you are–seek it with your hands. Dont think about it. Feel it. Feel it.
You got a choice. You can stop or you can start.; Start?; Walkin.; Where?; Right back to where you always been and then stand there–still, real still and remember.; Its too long ago.; Oh, no sir, it was just a moment ago. Time for you to come on out the shadows Junuh. Time for you to choose.; I cant.; Yes, you can, but you aint alone. Im right here with ya. Ive been here all along. Now play the game. Your game, the one that only you was meant to play. The one that was given to you when you come into this world. You ready? Come on, take your stance. Strike that ball Junuh, dont hold nothing back, give it everything. Nows the time, let yourself remember, remember your swing, thats right Junuh. Settle yourself, lets go. Now is the time Junuh.
You know I cant quit.; I know, just makin sure you know it too.
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