Mumble: "But there are plenty of reasons to dance."
Erik: "What's mine pa?" Mumble: "The only way to find out, is to try it. Come on son. Let's shake this world!"
----------------------------- That moment when your dad tells you not be shy in parties. That moment when he kisses you in from of his friends. That moment when he brings out all of your medals and awards to show his buddies. That moment when he caught you doing something and gave you an impromptu lessons about the birds and the bees. That moment when he pushes your bike and releases his hold on your seat while you pedal fast. That moment when you fall from your bike and he encourages you to get up. That moment when he tucks you in at night even if you're already in college. That moment when you dip your bread in his coffee and he doesn't complain. That moment when he cracks a corny joke in front of your friends. That moment when at 27, he still bids you to sit on his lap. That moment when he brings you jolly spaghetti.
That moment when they say you cannot choose who your parents are, but if given the chance, you'd still scour the whole parent pool just to find that same dad.
Akeelah: [quoting Marianne Williamson] Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Dr. Larabee: Does that mean anything to you?
Akeelah: I don't know.
Dr. Larabee: It's written in plain English. What does it mean?