Here is our 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.
Ripley: Get away from her, you b**ch!
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: It’s judgment that defeats us.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Jim Lovell: Houston, we have a problem
Tony Stark: No amount of money ever bought a second of time.
Thanos: The hardest choices require the strongest wills.
Back to the Future (1985)
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.
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Mr. Perlman: We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything, what a waste!
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.
Rocky Balboa: One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.
Winston Churchill: Those who never change their mind never change anything.
The Joker: I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.
Blind Prisoner: Fear is why you fail.
Bruce Wayne: No, I’m not afraid. I’m angry.
Lewis: Sometimes you have to lose yourself before you can find anything.
The Departed (2006)
Frank Costello: When you decide to be something, you can be it.
Robert Crawley: Please, there is no need to argue.
Violet Crawley: I never argue. I explain.
Commander Bolton: Christ. I mean, you can practically see it from here.
Colonel Winnant: What?
Commander Bolton: Home.
John Ford: Remember this. When the horizon’s at the bottom, it’s interesting. When the horizon’s at the top, it’s interesting. When the horizon’s in the middle, it’s boring as s**t.
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?
Don Corleone: A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.
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.”
Amy Dunne: When two people love each other, and can’t make that work, that’s the real tragedy.
Jimmy Conway: Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.
Sean: You don’t know about real loss, because that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself.
Matt Kowalski: Ryan, you’re going to have to learn to let go.
P.T. Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
Tony Lip: You know, the world’s full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.
The Lady: Whilst we’re off looking for red, in comes green. Red is the color of lust. But green is what lust leaves behind, in heart, in womb. Green is what is left when ardor fades, when passion dies, when we die too.
John Coffey: I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we’s coming from, or going to, or why. Mostly I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head all the time.
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.
Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
Ralph: That about sums it up for me.
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.
Eames: You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Col. Hans Landa: I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.
Donald: Don’t trust the right thing done for the wrong reason. The why of the thing, that’s the foundation.
Into the Wild (2007)
Christopher McCandless: [writing into his book] 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.
Arthur Fleck: I used to think that my life was a tragedy. But now I realize, it’s a f***ing comedy.
Richard Williams: The most strongest, the most powerful, the most dangerous creature on this whole Earth is a woman who knows how to think. Ain’t nothing she can’t do.
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: 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.
Man of Steel (2013)
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.
Paddington: If we’re kind and polite the world will be right.
Alfred Borden: They’ll beg you and flatter you for the secret, but as soon as you give it up, you’ll be nothing to them.
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. S**t.
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: “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.”
Andy Dufresne: [as Red reads Andy’s letter] Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance: Heeere’s Johnny!
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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.
Dr. Cliff Patel: One incident can change a lifetime.
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)
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.
Han Solo: Chewie, we’re home.
Vice Admiral Holdo: 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 Bickle: You talking to me? You talking to me? You talking to me? Well, then who the hell else are you talking to? You talking to me? Well, I’m the only one here.
Fay: We all believe we’d run into the burning building. But until we feel that heat, we can never know.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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: People get up every day, tell themselves something’s going to change their lives. They never do.
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 f***ing 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.