Video Fridays: The Most Epic Inspirational Speech Of All Time
I don’t know what kind of week you’ve had and there’s a real danger to finding one’s inspiration from movies and other sorts of fiction… but sometimes we fall in love with these moments because they speak to a greater reality. Enjoy.
Uploaded by flashmvp on Feb 12, 2011
A montage of incredibly inspirational movie speeches, rolled into one moving motivational speech. All film rights belong to their respective owners as per copyright laws; I own the movies, but not the rights. Enjoy! 🙂
Matrix Reloaded, Remember the Titans, Any Given Sunday, Independence Day, Braveheart, Troy, 300, Hoosiers, Lean on Me, Friday Night Lights, We Are Marshall, City Hall, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Network, Miracle, Malcolm X, Rudy, The Replacements, Rocky Balboa, The American President, Scent of a Woman. Al Pacino, Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Matthew McConaughey, Morpheus, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Achilles, Aragorn, Gerard Butler, Leonidas, Gladiator, Maximus, sports, football, basketball, war
Special thanks to Pookiemon99
I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everyone knows things are bad.
I want to talk about our opponent, this afternoon. They’re bigger, faster, stronger, more experienced.
They say you are inferior.
If we played ’em ten times, they might win nine.
Oh, and I say it again and again: You been had! You been took! You been hoodwinked! Bamboozled!
I’m not finished!
Let me tell you something you already know: The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.
When the bow breaks, the cradle will fall. And it has fallen here, it has fallen!
Believe me when I say, we have a difficult time ahead of us.
Forget about the crowds, the size of the school, their fancy uniforms, and remember what got you here. Don’t be consumed by winning or losing this game.
We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore.
If we don’t come together, right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed.
We sink, we swim, we rise, we fall, we meet our fate together!
Either we heal as a team, or we’re gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, til’ we’re finished.
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. The day may come when the courage of men fails.
Fight, and you may die. Run, and you’ll live…at least a while.
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, we were great once. Can we not be great again? Is that too much to ask? Are we asking too much? Is it beyond our reach? Because if it is, then we are nothing but sheep being herded to the final slaughterhouse!
But it is not this day.
Not this game. Not tonight.
That ends right now.
I will not go down that way!
You are not inferior!
We can fight our way back. We can climb out of hell. One inch at a time.
But if we are to be prepared for it, we must first shed our fear of it. I stand here without fear because I remember.
Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever.
But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad!
When you take that field today, you’ve got to lay that heart on the line, men. From the soles of your feet, with every ounce of blood in your body, lay it on the line until the final whistle blows. And if you do that…if you do that, we cannot lose.
Tonight, we stay with them, and we shut them down because we can! This is your time. Their time…is done. Screw ’em! This is your time!
You understand me? How you play today, is how you will be remembered.
So here’s what I want you to do:
You blitz all night!
When you find your minds wandering, I want you to knuckle back down and concentrate. Concentrate! Remember what’s at stake!
And now I’ve got a message for those people out there who have abandoned you and written you off:
I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!
This day we fight!
I choose to fight back! I choose to rise, not fall! I choose to live, not die!
Let no man forget how menacing we are, we are lions!
This is your opportunity to rise from these ashes and grab glory.
On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces, for that inch.
That’s how winning is done!
Would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies…
You make sure, they remember, forever…
We will not vanish, without a fight…
We are still here!
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Now, what’re you gonna do?
Now go out there and take it!
Take it! It’s yours!