The movie might be 25 years old already, but you’ll still enjoy these Jerry Maguire quotes.
Jerry Maguire was a movie that premiered in 1996 and was highly successful. It follows the story of sports agent Jerry Maguire, played by Tom Cruise, who decides to shift his career to focus on quality over quantity.
While it seems like a great idea, it proves to be more difficult than he imagined. He loses his job and finance and has a difficult time moving forward.
Renee Zellweger and Cuba Gooding Jr co-star in the movie along with Tom Cruise. The film was nominated for more than 40 awards and won 26, including an Oscar. Enjoy these Jerry Maguire quotes and lines from the 1990s hit film.
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Jerry Maguire Quotes about Love and Relationships
1. “I am out here for you. You don’t know what it’s like to be me out here for you. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about.” – Jerry
2. “The key to this business is personal relationships.” – Dicky
3. “It’s not “show friends.” It’s show business.” – Bob
4. “Don’t cry at the beginning of a date. Cry at the end, like I do.” – Laurel
5. “On the surface, everything seems fine. I’ve got this great guy. And he loves my kid. And he sure does like me a lot. And I can’t live like that. It’s not the way I’m built.” – Dorothy
6. “Anyone else would have left you by now, but I’m sticking with you.” – Rod
7. “Everybody loves you. Pisses me off.” – Ethan
8. “I’m incapable of small talk.” – Laurel
9. “If you ever want me to be with another woman for you, I’d do it. It’s not something I’m interested in.” – Avery
10. “I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is.” – Dorothy
11. “Maybe love shouldn’t be such hard work.” – Dorothy
12. “I love you. You… complete me.” – Jerry
13. “First, single mothers don’t “date.” They have been to the circus, you know what I’m saying?” – Rod
14. “Friends can tell each other anything if we have our “friends” hats on, right?” – Jerry
Jerry Maguire Quotes about The Reality of Growing-Up and Responsibilities
15. “Look at me, I’m the oldest 26-year-old in the world.” – Dorothy
16. “I got a shelf life of ten years, tops. My next contract’s gotta bring me the dollars that’ll last me and mine a long time. Shit, I’m out of this sport in 5 years. What’s my family gonna live on?” – Rod
17. “You are hanging on by a very thin thread and I dig that about you!” – Rod
18. “That’s how you become great, man. Hang your balls out there!” – Clerk
19. “There is no real loyalty, and the first person who taught me that was you.” – Avery
20. “This is not a guy. It’s a syndrome. Early mid-life. Hanging on to the bottom wrong.” – Laurel
21. “Do you want this jacket? I don’t need it. I’m cloaked in failure!” – Jerry
22. “Show me the money!” – Jerry/Rod
23. “First class, that’s what’s wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it’s a better life.” – Dorothy
24. “But if anybody else wants to come with me, this moment will be the ground floor of something real and fun and inspiring and true in this godforsaken business and we will do it together!” – Jerry
25. “I hated myself… no, I hated my place in the world.” – Jerry
26. “Well — I’m not the guy who’s going to run. I stick.” – Jerry
27. “What started out as one page became twenty-five. Suddenly, I was my father’s son again.” – Jerry
Jerry Maguire Quotes about People and Respect
28. “There is a sensitivity thing that some people have. I don’t have it.” – Avery
29. “Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren’t completely embarrassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow’s embarrassment?” – Jerry
30. “We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors.” – Jerry
31. “A real man wouldn’t shoplift the pootie from a single mom.” – Rod
32. “There is such a thing as manners, a way of treating people.” – Jerry
33. “So this is the world, and there are almost six billion people on it. When I was a kid, there were three. It’s hard to keep up.” – Jerry
34. “How about a little piece of integrity in this world that is so full of greed and a lack of honorability that I don’t know what to tell my son!” – Dorothy
35. “I had so much to say, and no one to listen.” – Jerry
36. “Society needs protection from these warped minds.” – Jerry
Jerry Maguire Quotes about Hope and Courage
37. “I just want to be inspired.” – Dorothy
38. “In life, to be honest, I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.” – Dicky
39. “I’m telling you to be the best version of you, to get back to the guy who first started playing this game.” – Jerry
40. “I’ll tell you why you don’t have your $10 million yet. Right now, you are a paycheck player. You play with your head, not your heart. In your personal life, heart. But when you get on the field, it’s all about what you didn’t get, who’s to blame, who underthrew the pass, who’s got the contract you don’t, who’s not giving you your love.” – Jerry
41. “I don’t like to give up.” – Jerry
42. “If this [points to heart] is empty, this [points to head] doesn’t matter.” – Dicky
43. “In this age, optimism like that is a revolutionary act.” – Dorothy
44. “Don’t worry, I’m not gonna do what you all think I’m gonna do, which is, you know, flip out!” – Jerry
45. “I am a valuable commodity! I go across the middle!” – Rod
46. “What you do have is my whole world, and it’s stronger than oak.” – Matt
47. “I love the mornings! I clap my hands every morning and say, ‘This is gonna be a great day!'” – Dicky
48. “A positive anything is better than a negative nothing.” – Locker Signs in the movie
49. “Dig the well before you are thirsty.” – Locker Signs in the movie
50. “Success consists of simply getting up one more time than you fall.” – Locker Signs in the movie
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Which of these Jerry Maguire quotes is your favorite?
If you’re a fan of Tom Cruise and haven’t watched this movie before, you may want to add it to your list. Many people thought this was the best role that he had played at the time the film was released. It was praised both for its writing and the acting.
If you saw the movie when it first came out, it may be one that you want to watch again. It includes drama, a little humor, and romance. There seems to be something for everyone to enjoy, not to mention a star-studded lineup of actors and actresses.
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January 28, 2021 7:00 AM EST