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Sean Tuohy Quotes

Five of the best book quotes from Sean Tuohy
  1. #1
    ″‘What I learned playing basketball at Ole Miss,’ he said, ‘was what not to do: beat up a kid. It’s easy to beat up a kid. The hard thing is to build him up.‘”
  2. #2
    “Michael’s gift is that the Good Lord gave him the ability to forget. He’s mad at no one and doesn’t really care what happened. His story might be sad, but he’s not sad.”
  3. #3
    “When Sean Tuohy first spotted Michael Oher sitting in the stands in the Briarcrest gym, staring at basketball practice, he saw a boy with nowhere to go but up. The question was how to take him there.”
  4. #4
    “He needed overt drama in his life. He was a person for whom the clock was always running out, the game was always tied, and the ball was always in his hands. He’d played the role for so long that he’d become the role.”
  5. #5
    “And by the time he met Big Mike, he had a new unofficial title: Life Guidance Counselor to whatever black athlete stumbled into the Briarcrest Christian School. The black kids reminded him, in a funny way, of himself. Sean knew what it meant to be the poor kid in a private school, because he’d been one himself.”