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The Best Finding Forrester Quotes

Updated January 25, 2019 106 votes 32 voters 1.1k views

The best Finding Forrester quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Finding Forrester, with the help of your votes. Starring Sean Connery and Rob Brown, Finding Forrester was directed by Gus Van Sant and released in 2000.

What is your favorite Finding Forrester quote? One memorable line was when Forrester said, "You're the man now, dawg!" Another great line from Finding Forrester is, "No, it was a firm rule. Sometimes using a conjunction at the start of a sentence makes it stand out. And that may be what the writer's trying to do," spoken by Jamal.

Vote up your top Finding Forrester quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

  • 1

    Ignored That Rule

    Forrester: Paragraph three starts...with a conjunction, "and." You should never start a sentence with a conjunction.
    Jamal: Sure you can.
    Forrester: No, it's a firm rule.
    Jamal: No, it was a firm rule. Sometimes using a conjunction at the start of a sentence makes it stand out. And that may be what the writer's trying to do.
    Forrester: And what is the risk?
    Jamal: Well the risk is doing it too much. It's a distraction. And it could give your piece a run-on feeling. But for the most part, the rule on using "and" or "but" at the start of a sentence is pretty shaky. Even though it's still taught by too many professors. Some of the best writers have ignored that rule for years, including you.


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    • 2

      A Soup Question

      Forrester: About those free-throws...Did you miss them? Or did you "miss" them?
      Jamal: Not exactly a soup question, now is it?

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      • 3

        Here's One

        Jamal: I came back to see, if you could help me out with my writing.
        Forrester: Here's one: 5,000 words on why you'll stay the f**k out of my home!

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        • 4

          You're The Man Now, Dawg

          Forrester: Punch the keys, for God's sake!
          Forrester: Yes... Yes! You're the man now, dawg!


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