Is This Heaven?

To paraphrase Shoeless Joe Jackson’s exchange with Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, No, it’s a beach … and a ukulele!


The “Is this heaven?,” “No, it’s Iowa” exchange from Field of Dreams isn’t my favorite, though.  This one is:

Ray Kinsella: So what do you want?

Terence Mann: I want them to stop looking to me for answers, begging me to speak again, write again, be a leader. I want them to start thinking for themselves. I want my privacy.

Ray Kinsella: No, I mean, what do you WANT?

[Gestures to the concession stand they’re in front of]

Terence Mann: Oh. Dog and a beer.