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'Moneyball' movie quotes include some of the best lines from Brad Pitt, who plays real-life Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in the film. Beane's unique system of scouting and evaluating players helped to change the game of baseball. If your favorite 'Moneyball' quote isn't on this list, add it!

'Moneyball' is based on the best-selling book 'Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game' by Michael Lewis (who also wrote 'The Blind Side'). Love him or hate him, few can deny that Billy Beane's sabermetric approach to baseball did get everyone's attention. How do you take a team of total underdogs and make them winners? Beane's system.

'Moneyball' features an all-star cast, led by Brad Pitt, but also including Jonah Hill (as the Ivy League wiz who helps Beane come up with a formula to get players), Philip Seymour Hoffman (as A's manager, Art Howe) and Robin Wright. In January of 2012, 'Moneyball' received multiple Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Pitt), Best Supporting Actor (Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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    Change the Game

    Billy Beane: "If we pull this off, we change the game. We change the game for good."

    They did and...they did. The game is definitely changed, as a direct result of what Billy Beane pulled off in Oakland.

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    It's Incredibly Hard


    Scott Hatteberg: "I've only ever played catcher."
    Billy Beane: "It's not that hard, Scott. Tell him, Wash."
    Ron Washington: "It's incredibly hard.


    This is a great, funny moment in 'Moneyball,' when Billy is trying to sign Scott Hatteburg (catcher) to play first base for him with the A's. Coach Ron Washington thinks Billy's out of his mind, but he tries to go along anyway - up to a point.

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    Mingle With the Players


    David Justice: "Why doesn't your boss travel with the team?"
    Peter Brand: "He doesn't like to mingle with the players."
    David Justice: "Is that supposed to make us easier to cut?"


    David Justice's direct question to Peter on a flight to a game shows he's a veteran who knows how professional baseball works. And he's absolutely right: Billy doesn't fraternize with the team because he knows he'll have to cut people, and being friendly with them would make that harder to do.

    And also? David Justice is really mad about the dollar soda machine....

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    Not Going to Fire You


    Billy Beane: "I'm not gonna fire you, Grady."
    Grady Fuson: "F**k you, Billy."
    Billy Beane: "Now I will."


    Grady Fuson was the A's head of scouting when Billy Beane presented and implemented his new system (well, Peter's system). Fuson bristled at the idea and eventually, he blew up at Billy over it and got fired. FYI: Grady Fuson was back with the Oakland A's in 2010, working as Beane's adviser.

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    Do You Believe?


    Billy Beane: "I think the question we should be asking is: Do you believe in this thing, or not?"
    Peter Brand: "I do."


    Billy Beane has everything to lose - his job, his daughter's college fund. He's willing to lay it all on the line to implement Peter's ideas. Now he needs to know that Peter is all in, too.

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