Gen: (tries to talk to Casey before class) Casey! (as she walks away) I'm in good shape! I can keep up with you!
Casey: Go away!
Gen: Casey, I didn't know!
Casey: (storms off upset) Right!
Tina: (catches Gen bunking off skating to go to school) Where have you been? You are aware you had practice half an hour ago!
Gen: (turns around from her locker) Yes, I'm aware!
Gen: And I'm done!
Tina: Done?! (walks toward Gen)
Gen: I'm quitting!
Tina: You've got to be kidding. That's ridiculous!
Gen: No; I was ridiculous for putting myself through this for so long! We both know I don't have the talent!
Tina: Gen, perseverance is nine-tenths of mastering any sport.
Gen: Do you know what I want? No, you don't know what I want! Because you never cared!
Tina: (to onlooking crowd) If you have any sense of self-preservation, you'll scatter. (to Gen) I'm listening!
Gen: I want to stop missing school! I like school! And you know what? It's stupid! And the band will probably be horrible, but you know what I want? I want to go to the homecoming dance! And I want to go with Brian! And I want to stop feeling like an idiot for flunking math because I don't have the time to learn it! And I want–!
Tina: (shouts) All right! (says softly) All right. I can see that maybe we've overdone it!
Gen: Overdone it? Just a little! Casey's skates, Mom?
Tina: We'll continue this discussion at home!
Gen: (slumps down the wall, crying. Then Casey offers her hand to help her up) You heard the whole thing?
Casey: Yeah! Are you okay?
Gen: (nods her head) It's your slot, Case! If I drop out you're right next! You're going to sectionals!
Casey: No. Thanks, but tomorrow's my Harvard interview! That's my slot! That's what I should be doing.
Gen: Are you sure about that?
[Casey chooses skating over Harvard.]
Joan: You can't do this, Case. You're giving up your dream.
Casey: No, Mom. I'm giving up your dream. I'm going after mine.
Casey: I want you to coach me for sectionals.
Tina: Why on Earth would I do that?
Casey: Because you don't have a skater and I don't have a coach. We're a perfect match.
Casey: What's wrong with wanting to feel strong and graceful and beautiful for once in my life?
[After filming and witnessing Casey landing a double lutz, and Casey was shocked that she landed a double jump.]
Ann: When you sign with Nike, remember I wear size six-and-a-half.
[Before Casey's long program]
Tina: Put these in. (Hands her earplugs)
Tina: Believe me, you don't want to know. If they fall, you'll get cocky. If they bring the crowd to its feet, you'll feel pressured. No one else exists. Go into the bubble.
Gen: You can eat what you want!
Tiffany: Like bread! Buckets and buckets of bread!
Nikki: Oh boo-hoo! Who cares? Who cares about all that stuff? Don't you just want to skate all the time?
Nikki: What's the matter with you, people? Are you insane? The Jumping Shrimp is a skating machine!
Casey: "The Jumping Shrimp"?
Nikki: My mom copyrighted it. See ya!
Tiffany: We must learn from her.
Casey: He says it's my calling!
Casey: How is this Quite Easily Demonstrated? I mean you’re just as good at physics as I am!
Anne: Not even close! I crank you glide! Event horizon! One day that guy is going to wake up and realise he needs a math tutor! And that tutor will be me!
Gen: Are you a science geek, too?
Anne: Math geek!
Gen: Really? If I pass math then maybe I can get into college! Do you tutor?
Anne: Know any cute guys?
Nikki: I was this close! (shows with her fingers) This close to losing! Where did all of those triples come from?
Nikki: Don't you know what's going to happen? After six months with Tina?!
Nikki: She's gonna whip my butt!
Casey: Are you happy about my feet?!
Tina: What? I'm sorry, Casey, but your old skates were a mess.
Gen: You bought her new skates?!
Casey: Oh, please! Like you didn't know!
Gen: Casey, I didn't!
Casey: How can you lie to my face?! You're just as bad as she is!
Teddy: Hey, ease up, Casey!
Casey: Oh! Just defend her, like you weren't part of it!
Teddy: How can you think that?
Casey: Because it's true! Y-you just set me up! All of you! What kind of people are you?!
Casey's Mom:(to Casey) Honey, get in the car. Just get in the car. (to Tina) How dare you!
Tina: Just hang on, kids.
Casey's Mom: You think you can just waltz away after injuring my daughter?!
Tina: It's Joan, right?
Casey's Mom: Pulling her away from her studies behind my back?!
Tina: Nobody pulled her!
Casey's Mom: Filling her head with some kind of fantasy that she can skate and then sabotaging every chance she had?!
Tina: I did you both a favor. You didn't want this for Casey and you're right. She's not cut out for it. Is she gifted? I'll give her that. But Casey will never fight for it. She's too polite to do what you have to, which is to push past everyone and everything and just take it.
Casey's Mom: So that's the example you set for your daughter. To lie and to sneak around and to cheat!
Tina: I made my daughter strong, and you made Casey at home in a lecture hall. And she's going to do very well there. So you see? We agree.
Casey's Mom: My daughter is brilliant. She will succeed at whatever she does. But she will do it the right way, despite people like you trying to convince her otherwise.