Best Ricky Bobby quotes

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We’ve all seen Talladega Nights and laughed at the antics of Ricky Bobby. But what most people don’t know is the story behind how this superstar NASCAR driver achieved his legendary status. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Ricky Bobby’s life and explore the lessons we can learn from him.

Here are the best quotes from Ricky Bobby, and much more.


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About Ricky Bobby

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Directed By:
Adam Mckay

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Produced By:
Jimmy Miller Judd Apatow

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Music By:
Alex Wurman

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Oliver Wood

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Distributed By:
Sony Pictures Releasing

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United States

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$72.5 Million

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Box Office:
$163.4 Million

Inspiring Phrases From Ricky Bobby

When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us–he was a wild guy, big on jokes. — Molly Shannon

I’m very driven by writing. Coming from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ because it’s such a writing job, and we all write our parts on the show and create characters, I’m so respectful of good writing. — Molly Shannon

I think I’m a really hard worker, and I feel like my attitude is to just enjoy the process of being creative and developing and ‘just throw a bunch of stuff against the wall and see what sticks.’ — Molly Shannon

Please be 18. — Ricky Bobby

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My dad was a real fun guy, and despite his personal problems, he was a great father. It wasn’t easy, but he did a good job of raising my sister Mary and I all by himself. — Molly Shannon

I used to watch ‘SNL’ when I was babysitting, after I put the kids to bed. It was the Gilda Radner and Bill Murray era. I loved it. — Molly Shannon

Man, what the hell are you talking about? — Ricky Bobby

Various Statements From Ricky Bobby

I guess I have a positive attitude about divorce because I have some friends who’ve gotten divorced, and I’m like, ‘Well, if it’s better, then–good!’ — Molly Shannon

Well let me just quote the late–great Colonel Sanders, who said’…’ I’m too drunk to taste this chicken. — Ricky Bobby

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I’m no way one of those comedians who want to do drama. I really do love comedies. I hope to go back to it. — Molly Shannon

There was a period where I stopped auditioning because I was like, ‘I don’t have the heart.’ There’s just so much rejection. — Molly Shannon

Mary Katherine Gallagher is an exaggerated version of me, how I felt when I was little. — Molly Shannon

Health care systems, giant water parks. The same reason anyone comes to America. — Ricky Bobby

Cal, that is a new house! It just has a lot of creaks and moans and groans in it! — Ricky Bobby

More Phrases From Ricky Bobby

Hey! It’s me, America! — Ricky Bobby

Holy moly, that’s like lookin’ up Yasmine Bleeth’s skirt! — Ricky Bobby

I love comedy, but I did always consider myself a dramatic comedian. — Molly Shannon

Where are you, Pepé Le Bitch? — Ricky Bobby

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People would be like, ‘Oh, ‘Saturday Night Live’ is such a stepping stone!’ And I remember being like, ‘A stepping stone?! This is my everything! I could just stop right here! This is the pinnacle!’ — Molly Shannon

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I never think I want to try to be funny. And humor, if there is anything funny, should come from a real place. — Molly Shannon

I’m embarrassed. I really thought I could feel it. — Ricky Bobby

Deeper Quotes From Ricky Bobby

Susan you gotta watch it when I get into autograph mode! — Ricky Bobby

Cal, that’s a real nice sentiment. That’s about one of the nicest things you ever said. — Ricky Bobby

I like both movies and TV, so I don’t have some big grand plan. — Molly Shannon

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When I was on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ all I did was work. — Molly Shannon

I get emotional. You guys are workin’ so hard, and I’m just so proud of you. You remind me of me, precocious and full of wonderment. — Ricky Bobby

Holding hands with a man makes me terribly uncomfortable. — Ricky Bobby

Why the hell am I even talking to you anyway? — Ricky Bobby

RICKY BOBBY Quotes Take Away

Ricky Bobby’s words of wisdom are as true now as they were when the movie came out. If you want to be successful, you have to go fast and never give up. We hope these quotes have inspired you to chase your dreams and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. And if you need a little push in the right direction, we offer courses that will help get you on the road to success.

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