Classic Movie Quotes and Lines
All from movies dated pre-1970's
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definitions but in this site these are movie quotes taken from movies
released pre-1970’s. Why? Well, simply because these excellent movies
deserve their own category where they can be properly paid homage.
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Classic Quotes: 46
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2001: A Space Odyssey
I am putting myself to the fullest possible use,
which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
Angry Men (1957)
always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this.
And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I
don't really know what the truth is. I don't suppose anybody will ever
really know. Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is
innocent, but we're just gambling on probabilities, we may be wrong. We
may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don't know. Nobody really
can. But we have a reasonable doubt, and that's something that's very
valuable in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it's
SURE. We nine can't understand how you three are still so sure. Maybe
you can tell us.
About Eve (1950)
Funny business, a woman's career. The things you drop on your way up
the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again
when you get back to being a woman. That's one career all females have
in common, whether we like it or not, being a woman. Sooner or later,
we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had or
wanted. And in the last analysis, nothings any good unless you can look
up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without
that, you're not a woman. You're something with a French provincial
office or a book full of clippings, but you're not a woman. Slow
curtain, the end.
The mirror...it's broken.
Yes, I know. I like it that way. Makes me look the way I feel.
The Big Sleep (1946)
you're a private detective. I didn't know they existed, except in
books, or else they were greasy little men snooping around hotel
corridors. My, you're a mess, aren't you?
I'm not very tall either. Next time I'll come on stilts wear a white
tie and carry a tennis racket.
doubt if even that will help.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Holly, I'm in love with you.
So what? So plenty! I love you. You belong to me.
No. People don't belong to people.
course they do.
I'm not going to let anyone put me in a cage.
I don't want to put you in a cage. I want to love you.
the same thing.
it's not. Holly...
I'm not Holly. I'm not Lula Mae, either. I don't know who I am! I'm
like cat here, a couple of no-name slobs. We belong to nobody and
nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.
The Bridge on the River
day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this
bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built
it. Not a gang of slaves, but soldiers, British soldiers, Clipton, even
Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid (1969)
Kid, there's something I ought to tell you. I never shot anybody before.
One hell of a time to tell me!
the next time I say, "Let's go someplace like Bolivia," let's GO
someplace like Bolivia.
can't fight it anymore. I ran away from you once. I can't do it again.
Oh, I don't know what's right any longer. You have to think for both of
us. For all of us.
right, I will. Here's looking at you, kid.
I wish I
didn't love you so much.
Charles Foster Kane:
I don't think there's one word that can describe a mans life.
Cool Hand Look (1967)
Captain, Road Prison 36:
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
President Merkin Muffley:
I will not go down in history as the greatest mass-murderer since Adolf
General "Buck" Turgidson:
Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned
with the American People than with your image in the history books.
General "Buck" Turgidson:
Hmm...Strangelove? What kind of a name is that? That ain't no Kraut
name is it, Stainesey?
He changed it when he became a citizen. Used to be Merkwurdigeliebe.
[the German word for
General "Buck" Turgidson:
Well, a Kraut by any other name, uh Stainesey?
Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money and a woman...and I didn't
get the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty, isn't it?
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For a Few Dollars More
me, isn't sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal and, above all,
Sherrif of White Rocks:
Yeah, that he is.
[Monco takes badge off
of the sheriff's vest and gives it to some town folks]
you people need a new sheriff.
The Good, the Bad and the
see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend; those with
loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
The Graduate (1967)
For God's sake, Mrs. Robinson! Here we are. You got me into your house.
You give me a drink. You...put on music. Now you start opening up your
personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me.
The Great Dictator
A Jewish Barber:
sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I
don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if
possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one
another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's
happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and
despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the
good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be
free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's
souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into
misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut
ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our
knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We
think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need
humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The Great Escape
Wait a minute. You aren't seriously suggesting that if I get through
the wire, and case everything out there, and don't get picked up, to
turn myself in and get thrown back in the cooler for a couple of months
so you can get the information you need?
The Hustler (1961)
I'm the best you ever seen, Fats. I'm the best there is. And even if
you beat me, I'm still the best.
Stay with this kid; he's a loser!
It's a Wonderful Life
Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there
and you can hear me...show me the way...show me the way.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
What is your name?
My name is for my friends. None of my friends is a murderer!
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The Maltese Falcon (1941)
You always have a very smooth explanation...
do you want me to do, learn to stutter?
My Man Godfrey (1936)
All you need
to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.
want to justify your
faith in me by being a very good butler and in time, perhaps, filling
the void created by the death of your late lamented Pomeranian.
forgotten all about him, he had fleas, anyway. Besides, you're
different, you use big words and you're much cuter.
North by Northwest
[Thornhill is wearing
sunglasses to hide his identity]
Something wrong with your eyes?
they're sensitive to questions.
Well, did you hear that? I'm practically on the wagon, that's quite a
don't think a woman can change?
Sure, change is fun, for awhile.
Once Upon a
Time in the West (1968)
[staring at Harmonica
from her window]
What's he waiting for out there? What's he doing?
He's whittling on a piece of wood. I got a feeling that when he stops
whittling, something's gonna happen.
On the Waterfront
you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to
Total Classic Quotes: 46
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