20 Iconic Cooling Runnings Quotes From The Movie

'Cool Runnings' is an extremely popular movie.

'Cool Runnings', a movie you love to watch on Disney channel as a child, turns 28 this year!

The movie is a wholesome journey that takes you along with the characters’ battles and hardships, ultimately portraying how to accomplish your goals in life despite all odds against you. The film delivers many good messages to the public through its quotes and dialogues.

The reason 'Cool Runnings' or Runnings Cool from director Jon Turteltaub, continues to be a fan-favorite film is apparent, it’s like a friend that continually tells you "Cheer up, things will get better!" Did you know that 'Cool Runnings' was loosely based on real-world events? Yes! The movie highlights the formation of the Jamaican Bobsled team, including some real incidents that took place with the Bobsled team. Minor Spoiler ahead: The most gut-wrenching car crash scene in the film is actual footage from the Jamaican Bobsled team accident from the Winter Olympic Games in '88.

The characters Raymond J Barry (Kurt Hemphill), Rawle D. Lewis (Junior Bevil), Pauline Stone Myrie (Momma Coffie), Peter Outerbridge (Paul Coeur), Malik Yoba (Yul Brenner), Larry Gilman (Larry), Charles Hyatt (Whitby Bevil Sr.), Bill Dow, Kristoffer Cooper (Winston Stona), John Candy (Irving Blitzer) shine bright in the movie about the Jamaican sled team. Director Jon Turteltaub, Composer Hans Zimmer or cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, and other production team members have completed their work phenomenally.

Still, you need not be a fan to enjoy the most hilarious and iconic Cool Runnings quotes given below. We are sure that it will make your day better! If you like this article, we suggest you also check out [90s quotes] or 'A League Of Their Own' quotes.

Most Iconic 'Cool Runnings' Movie Quotes

This movie has delighted audiences for years and years, it sure is iconic. Let’s reminisce some of the best movie quotes. Which one is your favorite? Ours is definitely among the ones given below. Read along for some of the amazing Sanka 'Cool Runnings' quotes, as well as famous quotes from others.

(The movie still commands a considerable fan following.)

1. “I’m feeling very Olympic today. How about you?”

- Sanka Coffie, 'Cool Runnings'.

2. “It doesn’t matter if they come in first or 50th. Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. They’ve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nation’s flag. That’s the single greatest honor an athlete can ever have. That’s what the Olympics are about.”

- Irv, 'Cool Runnings'.

3. “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cool runnings!”

- Sanka Coffie, 'Cool Runnings'.

4. “I had to win. You see, Derice, I had made winning my whole life, and when you make winning your whole life, you have to keep on winning, no matter what.”

- Irv, 'Cool Runnings'.

5. “So am I, and the best I can be is Jamaican. Look, Derice... I’ve known you since Julie Jeffreys asked to see your ding-a-ling and I’m telling you as a friend if we look Jamaican, walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican and is Jamaican, then we sure as hell better bobsled Jamaican.”

- Sanka Coffie, 'Cool Runnings'.

6. “Irv: Dig where I’m coming from. I’m coming from two gold medals. I’m coming from nine world records in both the two and four-man events. I’m coming from ten years of intense competition with the best athletes in the world.

Sanka: That’s a hell of a place to be coming from!”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

7. “Junior Bevil: Seemin’ to you nobody likes us?

Yul Brenner: We’re different. People are always afraid of what’s different.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

8. “Sanka: Derice, why are you hitting the teammates helmets?

Derice: This is what the swiss do to psyche themselves up.

Sanka: They also make them little pocket knives, too, but I don’t see you doing that.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

9. “How about ‘Cool Runnings’? Means peace be the journey.”

- Derice, 'Cool Runnings'.

10. “Well the right foot for us is not the Swiss foot. I mean come on Derice, we can’t be copying nobody else’s style. We have our own style.”

- Sanka Coffie, 'Cool Runnings'.

11. “Oh, yeah, just one little drawback to this delightful winter sport. The high-speed crash. Ooh! That hurt. Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter.”

- Irv, 'Cool Runnings'.

Funny Cool Runnings Quotes

Fans say that the movie quotes gets funnier with time! Find out if you agree or not below. Read the best Cool Runnings quotes and enjoy.

There are some really funny moments in the movie.

12. “Derice: I can’t believe you’re still cold, mon.

Sanka: Cold? I’m freezing my royal Rastafarian nay-nays off!”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

13. “Whether you win or lose a bobsled race, it’s all about right here, the push-start! And this is where you’re gonna learn about the push- start, is right here in a Volkswagen!”

- Irv, 'Cool Runnings'.

14. “Irv: Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you’re not enough without one, you’ll never be enough with one.

Derice: Hey coach, how will I know if I’m enough?

Irv: When you cross that finish line tomorrow, you’ll know.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

15. “Derice: Sanka mon, whatcha smoking?

Sanka: I’m not smoking, I’m breathing!”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

16. “Sanka: When you need something from me...All you have to do is..say, “you are my best friend and we have been through a whole heap together and I really, really need you.

Derice: Alright, you are my best friend, and we’ve been through a whole lot together.

Sanka: Heap, heap!

Derice: Sorry man, whole heap together.

Sanka: And I really, really need you.

Derice: And I really, really need you.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

Famous 'Cool Runnings' Quotes

Quotes from this movie are still widely enjoyed by all. Here are some of most famous quotes from 'Cool Runnings' movie for you to enjoy

17. “British Official: We must also be concerned about the potential for embarrassment.

Irv: Oh, pardon me. I didn’t realize that four black guys in a bobsled could make you blush.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

18. “Irv: Gentlemen, a bobsled is a simple thing.

Sanka Coffie: Yeah, so’s a toilet.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

19. “Sanka Coffie: Maid service sir. Would you like your bed turned down? Mint? Perhaps I could dust your head?

Yul: Whatever is wrong with you is no little thing.”

- 'Cool Runnings'.

20. “What I am saying to you, is that you are the kind of club-toting, raw-meat-eating, Me-Tarzan-You-Jane-ing, big, bald bubblehead that can only count to ten if he’s barefoot or wearing sandals.”

- Sanka Coffie

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of exciting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestion for 25 Iconic 'Cool Runnings' Quotes From The Movie, then why not take a look at Uncle Buck quotes or ['Home Alone' quotes].


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