“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneur from the non-successful one is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much your life into this thing, there are such rough moment in time that most people give up. I don’t blame you, because it’s really tough. And it consumes your life, I mean, if you got a family, and you are in the early days in the company. I can’t imagine how long you could do it. I’m sure it is been done. But its rough. It’s a pretty much, you know, eighteen hours day job, seven day a week for while. So unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re going not survived, you would give it up. So you got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right, that you are passionate about, otherwise you not going have perseverance to stick it through. And I think that’s half a battle right there.”
Remember the Titans (中譯 : 衝鋒陷陣)，故事坐落在維吉尼亞鎮上一所高中的美式足球隊，與其新來到的教練赫爾曼・布恩(Herman Boone，由丹佐・華盛頓飾)。此片改編自真實的人生故事，當時在種族融合的政策下，許多學生被迫遷移他校來達到「黑白融和」的理想，布恩教練也即因此受到 T.C. William 高中的聘用，與白人副教練配合帶領這支長敗的黑白混和隊伍。在訓練的過程中，學員逐漸懂得布恩教練種族平等的訊息，且最終贏得州賽的冠軍。
Anybody know what this place is? This is Gettysburg. This is where they fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin’ the same fight that we’re still fightin’ amongst ourselves today.
Edward George Ruddy died today! Edward George Ruddy was the chairman of the board of the Union Broadcasting Systems and he died at eleven o’clock this morning of a heart condition! And woe is us! We’re in a lot of trouble!!So, a rich little man with white hair dies. What does that got to do with the price of rice, right? And why is that woe to us?
Because you people and 62 million other Americans are listening to me right now. Because less than 3 percent of you people read books. Because less than 15 percent of you read newspapers. Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn’t come out of this tube.
Miracle，為2004年拍攝的曲棍球(Hockey)電影，描述美國曲棍球國家隊，由教頭荷布・布魯克斯(Herb Brooks)帶領下，於1980年冬季奧運上擊敗蘇聯的隊伍而奪得金牌。那時美國隊的成員平均年齡是21歲，大多是大學生，比起當時號稱是世界最強的蘇聯隊，可說是勝算渺茫。但最終奇蹟發生了。以下為荷布・布魯克斯(Kurt Russell 飾)一段賽前對球員的激勵談話 :
Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here, tonight. One game. If we played ‘em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight we skate ‘em. Tonight we stay with ‘em and we shut them down because we can! Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players, every one of ya. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time — is done. It’s over. I’m sick and tired to hearin’ about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw ‘em! This is your time! Now go out there and take it!
President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates.
The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has Harvard given me an extraordinary honour, but the weeks of fear and nausea I have endured at the thought of giving this commencement address have made me lose weight. A win-win situation! Now all I have to do is take deep breaths, squint at the red banners and convince myself that I am at the world’s largest Gryffindor reunion.