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Film Prophet's Top 150 Quotes from a Movie


I was aiming for 50 quotes, but it turned out I had 120.  Then after reviewing and editing it, there came to be 150... the same number on my first ever movie list: The Top Greatest U.S. Movies.

Nothing from the quotes are edited, so content is explicit solely on this webpage.  No where in my reviews will you find clear profanity.





Criteria: setting, humor, anger, shock and cultural value, greatness of a film, timing, delivery, originally scripted, idioms, memorable, and quotable!

Most from a year: 1999 has 10, 1994 has 8, 1942, 1995, and 2001 each have 7
Most from a film: Star Wars series has 6, Casablanca has 5, Fight club has 4, Office Space, Forrest Gump, and The Godfather series have 3
Most from an actor: Brad Pitt 6, Tom Hanks 5, Humphrey Bogart 4, Al Pacino 4, Jake Gyllenhaal 4, Morgan Freeman 3, Marlon Brando 3, James Stewart 3
Most from a director: Francis Ford Coppola 5, George Lucas 5,
Michael Curtiz 5, Alfred Hitchcock 4, David Fincher 5,
Billy Wilder 3, Mike Judge 3, Robert Zemeckis 3




The Top 150 Movie Quotes... (start from the bottom up!)


1. "Why is life worth living? Well, there are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile..."
- Manhattan (1979)

2. "I killed him for money and for a woman. I didn't get the money, and I didn't get the woman."
- Double Indemnity (1944)

3. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
- Gone with the Wind (1939)

4. "You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else."
- Fight Club (1999)

5. "Momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get.'"
- Forrest Gump (1994)

6. "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."
- A Bronx Tale (1993)

7. "Stand up wherever you are, go to the nearest window and yell as loud as you can: 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!'"
- Network (1976)

8. "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
- The Godfather (1972)

9. "Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice."
- Vertigo (1958)

10. "After all, tomorrow is another day!"
- Gone with the Wind (1939)

11. "I wish I knew how to quit you."
- Brokeback Mountain (2005)

12. "It's hard to stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world."
- American Beauty (1999)

13. "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'."
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

14. "I just saw the woman I'm going to marry. I know it, but I lost her. I'm gonna spend every day for the rest of my life looking for her. That, or die alone!"
- Big Fish (2003)

15. "Leave the gun, take the cannolis."
- The Godfather (1972)

16. "Hey! I'm walking here! I'm walking here!."
- Midnight Cowboy (1969)

17. "I'll be back."
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

18. "When and where does this 'real world' occur?"
- Almost Famous (2000)

19. "We always like to avoid confrontations as much as possible."
- Office Space (1999)

20. "There's no place like home."
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)

21. "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."
- Star Wars (1977)

22. "Life will find a way."
- Jurassic Park (1993)

23. "Fear is the path to the dark side, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering."
- Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

24. "You're a kid, you don't know what love means. I don't know what it means, nobody out there knows what the hells going on."
- Manhattan (1979)

25. "I gave up the best years of my life, and what have you done? You flopped!"
- The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

26. "I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it."
- On the Waterfront (1954)

27. "Sometimes you gotta say "what the fuck" and make your move."
- Risky Business (1983)

28. "You live in a dream. You're a sleepwalker blind. The world is a hell, what does it matter what happens in it!?"
- Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

29. "Love is eternal. It has been the strongest motivation for human actions throughout history. Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death."
- Laura (1944)

30. "Film is the greatest educational medium the world has ever known."
- Sullivan's Travels (1941)

31. "You are what you love, not what loves you."
- Adaptation. (2002)

32. "That'll be the day."
- The Searchers (1956)

33. "Free men die when they lose the pleasure of life; a slave loses pain. Death is the only freedom a slave know; that's why we'll win."
- Spartacus (1960)

34. "In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me."
- Harvey (1950)

35. "You talkin' to me, are you talkin' to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talkin' to?"
- Taxi Driver (1976)

36. "Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!"
- Blue Velvet (1986)

37. "It was the greatest feeling I ever had, followed abruptly by the worst feeling I ever had."
- Blow (2001)

38. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

39. "There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that's all some people have?"
- Sullivan's Travels (1941)

40. "She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother."
- Psycho (1960)

41. "I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself, but being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"
- Dirty Harry (1971)

42. "He was one of us... he was an Italian."
- Casino (1995)

43. "Use the Force, Luke."
- Star Wars (1977)

44. "Say hello to my little friend!"
- Scarface (1983)

45. "No, I am your father."
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

46. "We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won't and we're slowly learning that fact... and we're very, very pissed off."
- Fight Club (1999)

47. "Is that what you say to people after death, Goodness, that's awkward?"
- The Third Man (1949)

48. "Hasta la vista, baby."
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

49. "We'll always have Paris."
- Casablanca (1942)

50. "I steal."
- I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

51. "I took you out of your envelope and read you, read you right there."
- The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

52. "Julie gets her hair chopped off, I get run over by my car, Heather gets a body in her trunk, and you get a letter? That's balance!"
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

53. "And our bodies are Earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death."
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

54. "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."
- Batman Begins (2005)

55. "Here's looking at you kid."
- Casablanca (1942)

56. "What plan? He's outnumbered and unarmed."
- Blue Streak (1999)

57. "I am free in all the ways that you are not."
- Fight Club (1999)

58. "Is it safe?"
- Marathon Man (1976)

59. "Stand back for the love of god, he has a rotten brain!"
- Young Frankenstein (1974)

60. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
- Casablanca (1942)

61. "You know, it's like a gift or something. It's like I can't control it."
- The Girl Next Door (2004)

62. "I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason."
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

63. "With great power comes great responsibility."
- Spider-Man (2001)

64. "Hey you guys!"
- The Goonies (1985)

65. "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
- The Godfather: Part II (1974)

66. "There are only murderers in this room! Michael, Open your eyes! This is the life we chose, the life we lead. And there is only one guarantee: none of us will see heaven."
- Road to Perdition (2002)

67. "Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina!"
- Kindergarten Cop (1990)

68. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
- Sunset Blvd. (1950)

69. "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."
- The Usual Suspects (1995)

70. "Stella! Hey, Stella!"
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

71. "There's no crying in baseball!"
- A League of Their Own (1992)

72. "I'll never let go. I'll never let go, Jack."
- Titanic (1997)

73. "Shane! Shane! Come back!"
- Shane (1953)

74. "There are many strange things that can not be explained."
- Fanny and Alexander (1982)

75. "Then Bubba said something I won't ever forget. Bubba: I want to go home."
- Forrest Gump (1994)

76. "We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them to write "fuck" on their airplanes because it's obscene!"
- Apocalypse Now (1979)

77. "It's than damn Hansel. He's so hot right now."
- Zoolander (2001)

78. "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"
- The Princess Bride (1987)

79. "Is it possible to improve upon perfection?"
- The Quick and The Dead (1995)

80. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth."
- The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

81. "Here's Johnny!"
- The Shining (1980)

82. "We got a winner... we got a winner!"
- Requiem for a Dream (2000)

83. "Oh, no. It wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."
- King Kong (1933)

84. "What we've got here is failure to communicate."
- Cool Hand Luke (1967)

85. "Well, nobody's perfect."
- Some Like It Hot (1959)

86. "Clever girl."
- Jurassic Park (1993)

87. "They call it a 'Royale with cheese.'"
- Pulp Fiction (1994)

88. "Play it Sam, play, as time goes by."
- Casablanca (1942)

89. "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."
- Animal Crackers (1930)

90. "I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?"
- Meet the Parents (2000)

91. "Run Forrest! Run!"
- Forrest Gump (1994)

92. "There ain't never enough time, never enough..."
- Brokeback Mountain (2005)

93. "What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down."
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

94. "You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
- Fight Club (1999)

95. "To infinity, and beyond!"
- Toy Story (1995)

96. "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
- The Jazz Singer (1927)

97. "Rosebud."
- Citizen Kane (1942)

98. "I'm quietly judging you."
- Magnolia (1999)

99. "Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. If I told them the truth, they wouldn't believe me anyway. So, I prefer to lie."
- The 400 Blows (1959)

100. "Do you believe that someone out of the past, someone dead, can enter and take possession of a living being?"
- Vertigo (1958)

101. "I'll fuck ANYTHING THAT MOVES!"
- Blue Velvet (1986)

102. "Is there no one else? IS THERE NO ONE ELSE?"
- Troy (2004)

103. "Do, or do not. There is no try."
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

104. "Attica! Attica!."
- Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

105. "No, I can't go into a movie that's already started, because I'm anal."
- Annie Hall (1977)

106. "You people are insane! You're wasting your lives making shit! Nobody cares! These movies are terrible!"
- Ed Wood (1994)

107. "Yippy-ki-yay, mother-fucka."
- Die Hard (1988)

108. "My friend here is trying to convince me that any independent contractors who were working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when they were destroyed by the Rebels."
- Clerks. (1994)

109. "You see Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."
- Office Space (1999)

110. "Wax on, wax off."
- The Karate Kid (1984)

111. "You'll shoot your eye out!"
- A Christmas Story (1983)

112. "Show me the money!"
- Jerry Maguire (1996)

113. "I am not an animal! I am a human being. I am a man."
- The Elephant Man (1980)

114. "Help me! Help me!"
- The Fly (1958)

115. "Turn the right corner in Sin City, and you can find anything..."
- Sin City (2005)

116. "Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something? - What makes you think I'm not?"
- Donnie Darko (2001)

117. "You can do it!"
- The Waterboy (1998)

118. "Anything can happen, anything is possible. Time and space do not exist."
- Fanny and Alexander (1982)

119. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
- Dead Poets Society (1989)

120. "We rob banks."
- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

121. "Houston, we have a problem."
- Apollo 13 (1995)

122. "Okay, but I get to be on top."
- Big (1988)

123. "Round up the usual suspects."
- Casablanca (1942)

124. "Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills."
- Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

125. "PC Load Letter"? What the fuck does that mean?"
- Office Space (1999)

126. "Every living creature on Earth dies alone."
- Donnie Darko (2001)

127. "Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part."
- Se7en (1995)

128. "You must always have faith in yourself."
- Legally Blonde (2001)

129. "Didn't you get the memo?"
- Batman Begins (2005)

130. "Shop Smart, shop S-Mart."
- Army of Darkness (1993)

131. 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
- The Princess Bride (1987)

132. "May the force be with you."
- Star Wars (1977)

133. "It's alive!"
- Frankenstein (1931)

134. "You're going to need a bigger boat."
- Jaws (1975)

135. "Toga! Toga!"
- Animal House (1978)

136. "Bond. James Bond."
- Dr No. (1962)

137. "This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing a voice of God."
- Amadeus (1984)

138. "Jesus, look at them... what are they celebrating? Stealing a woman's house? Fuck these people."
- House of Sand and Fog (2003)

139. "The stuff that dreams are made of."
- The Maltese Falcon (1941)

140. "You, shall, not, pass!"
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

141. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
- Apocalypse Now (1979)

142. "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges."
- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

143. "Scotty, beam me up."
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

144. "Vote for Pedro."
- Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

145. "I'm king of the world!"
- Titanic (1997)

146. "Somebody stop me!"
- The Mask (1994)

147. "Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."
- The Rock (1996)

148. "You need a lot more than inspiration."
- Red Violin (1998)

149. "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore."
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

150. "It never ends."
- Troy (2004)


Reflection on #1 Movie quote:
The scene in Manhattan nears the ending of the film. Woody Allen's character struggles to write a novel and dictates that quote first into a tape recorder as he lies on a couch. He begins to think of recollections of all things that have made his life worth living. He names such things like, Groucho Marx, Wilie Mays, 2nd movement of the Jupiter Symphony, Louis Armstrong, recording of Potato Head Blues, Swedish movies, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, etc, and he ends it with 'Tracy's face...'

I am a list person and I put almost everything in top ten or so lists so I won't forget anything of higher accordance. If someone asks me what my favorite is of something or something to recommend, I canít do it. I will need time to think, research, and construct a top ten or so list of that something. That is what he begins to do in that scene beginning with that quote. After hearing his list, I was inspired to make my own of the things in life that hold me together through failures, losses, mistakes, etc. Each of us should make a personal list for ourselves, or for entertainment.