Babe Quotes

Babe: Was Rex a champion?
Fly: He had the makings of the greatest champion there ever was, but it wasn't to be.
Babe: What happened?
Fly: A while back, when Rex was in his prime, the winter rains brought a great flood to the valley. Rex and the boss got most of the flock onto the high ground, then Rex went back to look for the strays. He found them. They had been stranded by the rising water. He tried to herd them across to safety, but they wouldn't budge - too afraid and too stupid to save their own skins. It was freezing cold and the water kept rising. Rex stayed with them right through the night. By morning, the sheep were drowned, and when they found Rex, he was barely alive.
Babe: Oh, mom...
Fly: Two weeks rest in front of the fire saw him back on his feet, but his hearing was never the same again. He never want anyone to know, but he's almost totally deaf.
Babe: Is that why he's so - you know - angry?
Fly: That's not the half of it. All this was barely a month before the grand national challenge. He tried his best, but he couldn't hear the boss's calls, and it slowed him up. The cold truth is that, but for the stupidity of sheep, Rex would've been the champion of champions.

Movie: Babe
The Narrator: Something broke through the terror - flickerings, fragments of his short life, the random events that delivered him to this, his moment of annihilation. As terror gave way to exhaustion, Babe turned to his attacker, his eyes filled with one simple question: Why?

Movie: Babe