Terence Mann, played by James Earl Jones and loosely based on J.D. Salinger in the film 'Field of Dreams', makes the argument to his friend Ray Kinsella that he should not sell his dream.
FRIEND: This is fascinating - it is, but the fact remains that you don't have the money to bring the mortgage up to date, so you have to sell.
TERENCE MANN: Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack.
FRIEND: Ray, just sign the papers.
TERENCE MANN: And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces.
FRIEND: Ray, when the bank opens in the morning, they will foreclose.
TERENCE MANN: People will come Ray.
FRIEND: You're broke Ray, sell now or you'll lose everything.
TERENCE MANN: The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.
FRIEND: Ray, you will lose everything. You will be evicted. Come on Ray.
RAY: I'm not signing.