Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Mr. Glenn Holland: The day they cut the football budget in this state, that will be the end of Western Civilization as we know it!
Iris Holland: Why is everyone else's child more important than yours?
Vice Principal Gene Wolters: Rock 'n' roll by its very nature leads to a breakdown in discipline.
Louis Russ: Tubas are for fat guys with pimples.
Glenn Holland: Play the sunset.
Glenn Holland: Playing music is supposed to be fun. It's about heart, it's about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it's not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, I can't teach you that other stuff.
Glenn Holland: Well, congratulations, Gene. You've been looking for a way to get rid of me for 30 years, and they finally gave you an excuse. Vice Principal Wolters: You know, I'm not as popular as you. I'm not anybody's favorite anything. Glenn Holland: That's because you're the enemy, Gene. You just don't know it.
Glenn Holland: I'm 60 years old, Gene. What are you going to do: write me a recommendation for the morgue?
Glenn Holland: Which instrument do you think you'd like to play? Louis Russ: Well, I was kinda thinkin' like... How about electric guitar? Glenn Holland: Well, this is a marching band. The extension cord will kill us.
Vice Principal Wolters: Have you been to any of the football games this season, Mr. Holland? Glenn Holland: I can't say that I have, no. Vice Principal Wolters: Well, Mrs. Jacobs and I feel that there's something missing. Glenn Holland: Touchdowns?
Principal Jacobs: A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste.
Rowena Morgan: You love music and you make the kids love it too.
Vice Principal Wolters: I care about these kids just as much as you do. And if I'm forced to choose between Mozart and reading and writing and long division, I choose long division. Glenn Holland: Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about.