40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes

this is totally cool. someone (a guy named Matthew Belinkie of OverthinkingIt) spent a lot of time finding inspirational speeches in movies, then slicing and dicing them into one 2 minute monologue.

you’ll recognize many of them, and it will make you smile.

and here’s a transcript of most of what’s said (though it seems the first bit, at least, isn’t in here):

Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I’m not going home. We’ve come too far! And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. You’re going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that’s fine, we’ll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That’s how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you’ve got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You’re like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death… that’s the Chicago Way! Who’s with me? Clap! Clap! Don’t let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let’s fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our Independence Day!

9 thoughts on “40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes”

  1. That was awesome, my two favorite inspirational speeches made it in there (Ash on the Castle yelling “Who’s with me!?!”) and Abraham Lincoln raising his arms to the San Dimas highschool crowd.

    I just wish they would have used more of both of those scenes, mainly backing Ash’s up to

    “Go ahead and run. Run home and cry to mama. Me? I’m through running.”

    and Lincoln’s back up to
    “Be Excellent to each other, and PARTY ON DUDES!”

  2. Alright, now maybe I’m just being nitpicky, but I don’t really think that part of Pulp Fiction was that inspirational to me. :-P

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