Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Monologue
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
18 - 55
Susan: It's because it's what you love, Ricky. It is who you were
born to be. And here you sit. Thinking. Well, Ricky Bobby is not a thinker.
Ricky Bobby is a driver. He is a doer, and that's what you need to do.
You don't need to think. You need to drive. You need speed. You need to
go out there, and you need to rev your engine. You need to fire it up.
You need to grab ahold of that line between speed and chaos, and you need
to wrestle it to the ground like a demon cobra. And then, when the fear
rises up in your belly, you use it. And you know that fear is powerful,
because it has been there for billions of years. And it is good. And you
use it. And you ride it; you ride it like a skeleton horse through the
gates of hell, and then you win, Ricky. You WIN! And you don't win for
anybody else. You win for you, you know why? Because a man takes what
he wants. He takes it all. And you're a man, aren't you? Aren't you?