When asked the best advice he ever got, Michael Oher responed this way:
"It was from two teachers, Ms. Verlen Logan and Miss Sue Mitchell. In the 4th grade, Ms Logan used to tell our class, 'Can't never could and ain't never would." Later in high school, Miss Sue expressed the same idea, but more simply. Whenever I felt like things were too difficult or I was thinking about giving up, she would say, 'You can do it.' I know that doesn't sound like much, but for a kid who no one thought would amount to anything, having an adult believe in me enough to say 'You can do it' was empowering."