Ford V Ferrari is a car lover’s dream movie. It’s intense, competitive, and is based on a true story. But you don’t have to be a car lover to enjoy it. Here are the best Ford V Ferrari quotes to motivate and inspire you, while others are to make you laugh.
Best Ford V Ferrari Movie Quotes
Ford v Ferrari follows Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), a former professional driver, as he enlists the help of a team, including racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale), to build the Ford GT40 in the hopes of competing against the iconic Ferrari’s best race cars.
This was one of my top movies of 2019! Some of the best quotes from Ford v Ferrari are from Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles.
Carroll Shelby: We’re lighter, we’re faster, and if that don’t work, we’re nastier.
Caroll Shelby: There’s a point – 7000 RPM – where everything fades. When your seeing becomes weightless, just disappears. And all that’s left is a body moving through space and time. 7000 RPM that’s where you meet it. Can I ask you a question? The only question that matters. Who are you?
Ken Miles: If this were a beauty pageant, we just lost.
Carroll Shelby: Looks aren’t everything.
Lee Iacocca: Mr. Ford, Ferrari has a message for you, sir.
Henry Ford II: What did he say?
Lee Iacocca: He said Ford makes ugly little cars in ugly factories. And, he called you fat, sir.
Henry Ford II: We’re going to bury Ferrari at Le Mans.
Lee Iacocca: Suppose Henry Ford II wanted to build the greatest race car the world’s ever seen to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What’s it take?
Carroll Shelby: Well, it takes something money can’t buy.
Lee Iacocca: Money can buy speed.
Carroll Shelby: Well, it isn’t about speed.
Ken Miles: And they’re going to go back to their lovely offices, and they’re going to work out new ways to screw you. Why? Because they can’t help it. Because they just want to please their boss who wants to please his boss who wants to please his boss. And they hate themselves for it. But deep down, who they hate even more are guys like you, because you’re not like them, because you don’t think like them, because you’re different.
Carroll Shelby: That’s coming straight from the deuce.
Carroll Shelby: We’re going to make history.
Henry Ford II: This isn’t the first time Ford Motors has gone to war in Europe. We know how to do more than push paper. And there is one man running this company. You report to him. You understand me? Go ahead, Carroll, go to war.
Carroll Shelby: He thought you was just finer than frog fur.
Carroll Shelby: So yeah, I’d say you’ve got Ferrari right where you want him. You’re welcome.
Am I on fire? Fill the tank. -Carroll Shelby
Hear that? That’s the sound of the Ford Motor Company out of business. -Henry Ford II
If you’re not winning, you are losing. -Carroll Shelby
Haha, nice try, Bob. -Ken Miles
I’m not what they call a people person. -Ken Miles
It’s over. Let’s look on the bright side. Now I can get fat, and I’ll trim the roses and eat pork pie. -Ken Miles
What I’m saying is you can’t buy a win, Lee, but maybe you could buy the guy who can get you a shot. -Carroll Shelby
Put a Ford type driver in the Ford car, Mr. Shelby. That’s the Ford way. -Leo
They said I had a carte blanche this time. I looked it up, it’s French for horsesh—. – Carroll Shelby
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“This is about the place where the uninitiated soil themselves.”
“You can’t win a race by committee.”
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