Famous Movie Quotes and Lines(Total Famous Quotes: 92)
Here you will find carefully handpicked collection of famous quotes and lines from new and old movies for you to compare to your own personal lists. This is by no means a definitive list and will be updated regularly with more great lines.
The quotes are not in any particular order (other than alpha order by movie name!) but simply here to be viewed for your pleasure.
A – Z Famous Quotes
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Bass: Universal truths are constant. It is a fact, a plain and simple fact, that what is true and right is true and right for all.
[to the alien queen going after Newt]
Ripley: Get away from her, you bitch!
American Beauty (1999)
Lester Burnham: Remember those posters that said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one, the day you die.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
[Kurtz is dying, his final words]
Kurtz: The horror. The horror…
Apollo 13 (1995)
Jim Lovell: Houston, we have a problem
Loki: Enough! You are all of you beneath me! I am God, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by…
[Hulk grabs Loki by the legs and smashes him against the floor repeatedly and finally throws him aside to the ground]
The Hulk: Puny God.
Thanos: The hardest choices require the strongest wills.
Back to the Future (1985)
Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc, are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?
Dr. Emmett Brown: Precisely.
Marty McFly: Woh. This is heavy!
Dr. Emmett Brown: There’s that word again. “Heavy”. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth’s gravitational pull?
Batman Begins (2005)
Bruce Wayne: I wanted to save Gotham. I failed.
Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Bruce Wayne: You still haven’t given up on me?
Alfred Pennyworth: Never.
T’Challa: In times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.
Blade Runner (1982)
Batty: All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Freddie Mercury: Good thoughts, good words, good deeds.
William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives.
Dr. Abraham Erskine: A weak man knows the value of strength, and knows compassion.
Natasha Romanoff: The truth is a matter of circumstances, it’s not all things to all people all the time.
Captain Phillips (2013)
Captain Richard Phillips: Well, your problem isn’t me talking, your problem is you not listening.
[pointing to Adonis as they look in the mirror]
Rocky Balboa: You see this guy staring back at you? That’s your toughest opponent. I believe that’s true in the ring and I think that’s true in life.
Winston Churchill: Those who never change their mind never change anything.
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Joker: I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Blind Prisoner: Fear is why you fail.
Bruce Wayne: No, I’m not afraid. I’m angry.
The Departed (2006)
Frank Costello: When you decide to be something, you can be it.
Commander Bolton: Christ. I mean, you can practically see it from here.
Colonel Winnant: What?
Commander Bolton: Home.
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Julian Assange: Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. But if you give him a mask, he will tell you the truth.
Tyler Durden: It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Private Joker: The dead know only one thing, it is better to be alive.
Don Collier: Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.
Gandhi: When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.
Maximus: Are you not entertained?! Are you not entertained?! Is this not why you are here?
The Godfather (1972)
Don Corleone: A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me, “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
Jimmy Conway: Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.
Matt Kowalski: Ryan, you’re going to have to learn to let go.
Tony Lip: You know, the world’s full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.
The Green Mile (1999)
John Coffey: He kill them with their love. With their love for each other. That’s how it is, every day, all over the world.
Ottway: Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.
Vincent Hanna: I say what I mean, and I do what I say.
Samantha: The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.
President Snow: Fear does not work as long as they have hope, and Katniss Everdeen is giving them hope.
Eames: You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Col. Hans Landa: [to Perrier LaPardite] I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.
Professor Brand: “Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Into the Wild (2007)
[writing into his book]
Christopher McCandless: Happiness is only real when shared.
The Iron Lady (2011)
Margaret Thatcher: It used to be about trying to do something. Now it’s about trying to be someone.
Forrest Bondurant: It is not the violence that sets men apart, it is the distance that he is prepared to go.
Mathilda: Is life always this hard, or is it just when you’re a kid?
Leon: Always like this.
Life of Pi (2012)
Adult Pi Patel: I suppose in the end the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
Logan: [to Laura] Run. They’ll keep coming and coming. Listen, you don’t have to fight anymore. Go, go. Don’t be what they made you.
Max Rockatansky: You know, hope is a mistake. If you can’t fix what’s broken, you’ll go insane.
Jonathan Kent: People are afraid what they don’t understand.
The Matrix (1999)
Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Teddy: So you lie to yourself to be happy. There’s nothing wrong with that. We all do it.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)
Ethan Hunt: Desperate times, desperate measures.
The Prestige (2006)
Robert Angier: If you understand an obsession, then you know you won’t change my mind.
Cutter: Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled. Alfred Borden: The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything. Alfred Borden: Are you watching closely? Alfred Borden: You went half way around the world, you spent a fortune. You did terrible things, really terrible things, Robert, and all for nothing.
Robert Angier: For nothing?
Alfred Borden: Yeah
Robert Angier: You never understood, why we did this. The audience knows the truth; the world is simple. It’s miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you, then you got to see something really special, you really don’t know? It was the look on their faces…
Cutter: Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.
Alfred Borden: The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.
Alfred Borden: Are you watching closely?
Alfred Borden: You went half way around the world, you spent a fortune. You did terrible things, really terrible things, Robert, and all for nothing.
Keller Dover: Pray for the best, prepare for the worst.
Jules: Well there’s this passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Chris Gardner: You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Marion Ravenwood: You’re not the man I knew ten years ago.
Indiana Jones: It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Mr. Brown: Mr. Brown. That’s a little too close to Mr. Shit.
Mickey: You’re going to eat lightning and you’re going to crap thunder!
Niki Lauda: A wise man gets more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Captain Miller: I just know that every man I kill, the farther away from home I feel.
Tony Montana: The eyes, Chico. They never lie.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Oskar Schindler: Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Sean O’Connell: Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.
William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.
Giles: [voice over] “Unable to perceive the shape of You, I find You all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with Your love. It humbles my heart, for You are everywhere.”
[as Red reads Andy’s letter]
Andy Dufresne: Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
The Shining (1980)
[aftering axeing the door, he put his head through the gap in the splintered door]
Jack Torrance: Heeere’s Johnny!
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
[referring Lecter’s decapitated former patient]
Clarice Starling: If you didn’t kill him, then who did, sir?
Hannibal Lecter: Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.
Pat: This is what I believe to be true. You have to do everything you can, and if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.
Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.
James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.
Bullet Tooth Tony: You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.
Star Trek (2009)
Kirk: You know, coming back in time, changing history, that’s cheating.
Spock Prime: A trick I learned from an old friend.
[giving an uncharacteristic smile, Spock Prime gives the Vulcan salute to Kirk]
Spock Prime: Live long and prosper.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Darth Vader: The Force is strong with this one.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Yoda: Do or do not. There is no try.
[as they step onto the Falcon]
Han Solo: Chewie, we’re home.
Vice Admiral Holdo: When I served under Leia, she would say, hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you’ll never make it through the night.
Bryan: I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
Taxi Driver (1976)
[Travis is practicing drawing his guns in front of the mirror]
Travis Bickle: You talking to me? You talking to me? You talking to me? Then who the hell else are you talking, you talking to me? Well, I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talking to? Oh, yeah?
[draws his guns]
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
[Terminator reaches his hand down to Sarah offering to help her]
The Terminator: Come with me if you want to live!
Thor: You’re ancestors called it magic, and you call it science. Well, I come form a place where they’re one and the same thing.
Doug MacRay: No matter how much you change you still have to pay the price for the things you’ve done. So I got a long road. But I know I’ll see you again, this side or the other.
Tree of Life (2011)
Mrs. O’Brien: There are two ways through life; the way of nature, and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow.
Mattie Ross: You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free except the grace of God.
The Truman Show (1998)
Truman: Good morning, and in case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!
Verbal: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.
V for Vendetta (2005)
V: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.
Benjamin Mee: Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it.
Jordan Belfort: Let me tell you something. There is no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every fucking time.
Professor X: Just because someone stumbles, loses their way, it doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Sometimes we all need a little help.
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