As much as big blockbuster movies excite and delight us there is a world beyond that which is full of creative free spirited up-and-coming talent, not to mention the great talents that have gone on to make bigger mainstream films.
To celebrate the vast body of great independent films and filmmakers we’ve created a list of Indie movie quotes to nourish those free spirited souls that like to stay outside the mainstream. We’ve included as many great old and new indie movies as we could find, but don’t despair if you can’t find your favorites here as we will be regularly updating this list, so keep coming back.
Let’s get straight to it and begin our indie journey…
A – Z Indie Movie Quotes
All Eyez on Me (2017)
Suge Knight: Sometimes people need to step outside of who they are to realize who they could really be
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American History X (1998)
Danny Vinyard: It’s hard to look back and see the truth about people you love.
Derek Vinyard: What do you know about the place I’m in?
Bob Sweeney: There was a moment when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn’t get no answers because I asked the wrong questions. You have to ask the right question.
Derek Vinyard: Like what?
Bob Sweeney: Has anything you’ve done made your life better?
Danny Vinyard: So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned. My conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life’s too short to be pi**ed off all the time. It’s just not worth it. Derek says it’s always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can’t top it, steal from them and go out strong. So I picked a guy I thought you’d like. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
American Psycho (2000)
Patrick Bateman: There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours, and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there.
Patrick Bateman: I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Patrick Bateman: There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis; my punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing.
At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
Vincent van Gogh: Maybe God made me a painter for people who aren’t born yet.
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Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Englishman: We all love hearing about ourselves, so long as the people in the stories are us, but not us.
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Before Midnight (2013)
Celine: [watching the sun set] Still there. Still there. Still there. Still there.
[as the sun finally sets and disappears]
Celine: That’s all you think about.
Celine: Women. I mean…
Jesse: I’m not complaining, I’m getting a lot of attention.
Celine: But you never stop ogling girls, like…
Jesse: I don’t ogle girls. I don’t ogle girls. I make love to them with my eyes.
Celine: I feel close to you?
Celine: But sometimes I feel like you’re breathing helium and I’m breathing oxygen
Jesse: [high pitched What makes you say that?
[reading the letter he’s written from his future self to Celine]
Jesse: “Dear Celine, I am writing to you from the other side of the woods. This letter is lighting a candle that will…”
Celine: Okay, stop it. I would never write this.
Jesse: “Other side of the woods.”
Celine: What woods?
Jesse: May I please continue?
Jesse: “I am sending you this young man. Yes, young. And he will be your escort. God knows he has many problems and has struggled his whole life connecting and being present even with those he loves the most. And for that he is deeply sorry. But you are his only hope. Celine, my advice to you is this. You’re entering the best years of your life. Looking back from where I sit now these middle years are only a little bit more difficult than when you were twelve and Mathieu and Vanessa danced all night to the Bee Gees ‘How Deep ls Your Love.'”
Celine: I don’t know about that. Anyway…
Jesse: “Celine, you will be fine. Your girls will grow up to become examples and icons of feminism.”
Celine: Nice one.
Jesse: Yeah. I just noticed there’s a postscript at the bottom. Looks important. Maybe I should skip over some of this.
Celine: Yeah, skip away. Please.
Jesse: Okay. You sure?
Celine: Yeah, okay.
Jesse: Yeah. Alright. Boring stuff. Yeah. Okay. Yeah, it’s like, blah, blah, blah, financial tips, horoscope stuff. Okay, here it is. “P.S. By the way, the best sex of my life happened one night in the southern Peloponnese. Don’t miss it. My whole sexual being went to a new, groundbreaking level.”
Begin Again (2013)
Dan: You can tell a lot about a person by what’s on their playlist.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Craig Schwartz: ls Malkovich Malkovich? I had a piece of wood in my hand, Maxine. I don’t have it anymore. Where is it? Did it disappear? How could that be? Is it still in Malkovich’s head? I don’t know! Do you see what a metaphysical can of worms this portal is? I don’t see how I could go on living my life the way I’ve lived it before.
Craig Schwartz: You don’t know how lucky you are being a monkey. Because consciousness is a terrible curse. I think, I feel, I suffer. And all I ask in return is the opportunity to do my work. And they won’t allow it, because I raise issues.
Maxine: You’re not somebody I could get interested in, Craig. You play with dolls.
Craig Schwartz: Puppets, Maxine. You see, it’s the idea of being inside someone else’s skin, and seeing what they see and feeling what they feel.
Riggan: How did we end up here? This place is horrible. Smells like balls.
Mike Shiner: [to Riggan] Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige, my friend.
Mike Shiner: [to the audience] Stop viewing the world through your cell phone screen! Have a real experience! Does anybody give a s**t about the truth other than me? This set is fake, the bananas are fake. There’s nothing in this milk carton! Your performance is fake. The only thing that’s real on this stage is this chicken. So I’m going to work with the chicken.
Sam: Why do you act like a d**k all the time? Do you just do it to antagonize people?
Mike Shiner: Maybe.
Sam: You really don’t give a s**t if people like you or not?
Mike Shiner: Not really.
Sam: That’s cool.
Mike Shiner: Is it? I don’t know.
Sam: Truth or dare?
Mike Shiner: Truth.
Sam: That’s boring.
Mike Shiner: Truth is always more interesting.
Brad’s Status (2017)
Brad Sloan: The world hated me, and the feeling was mutual.
Blue Velvet (1986)
Jeffrey Beaumont: I’m seeing something that was always hidden. I’m involved in a mystery. I’m in the middle of a mystery. And it’s all secret.
Sandy Williams: You like mysteries that much?
Jeffrey Beaumont: Yeah. You’re a mystery. I like you very much.
Jeffrey Beaumont: I found an ear.
Detective Williams: You did? A human ear?
Jeffrey Beaumont: Yeah. I thought I should bring it to you. Yeah, that’s right.
Detective Williams: Let’s take a look at it.
[peers into the bag that Jeffrey brought]
Detective Williams: Yes, that’s a human ear, all right.
Sandy Williams: I can’t figure out if you’re a detective or a pervert.
Jeffrey Beaumont: Well, that’s for me to know and you to find out.
Mason: [as he misses hitting the bowling pins] Wish we could use the bumpers.
Dad: Bumpers are for kids! What are you, two years old? You don’t want the bumpers. Life doesn’t give you bumpers.
Mr. Turlington: Who do you want to be, Mason? What do you want to do?
Mason: I want to take pictures. Make art.
Mr. Turlington: Any dips**t can take pictures, Mason. Art, that’s special. What can you bring to it that nobody else can?
Mason: That’s what I’m trying to find out.
Mr. Turlington: Try harder. Hey, maybe in twenty years you can call old Mr. Turlington, and you can say: “Thank you, sir, for that terrific darkroom chat we had that day.”
Mason: I care what I think of me, which isn’t much right now.
Nicole: You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around. You know, like the moment seizes us.
Father Flood: We need Irish girls in Brooklyn.
Eilis Lacey: I wish that I could stop feeling that I want to be an Irish girl in Ireland.
Father Flood: Homesickness is like most sicknesses, it will pass.
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Café Society (2016)
Bobby: Life is a comedy written by a sadistic comedy writer.
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Rellian: “If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.”
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Randal Graves: This job would be great if it wasn’t for the f***ing customers.
Veronica Loughran: You men make me feel sick. You’ll sleep with anything that says yes.
Dante Hicks: Animal, mineral or vegetable.
Veronica Loughran: Vegetable, meaning paraplegic.
Dante Hicks: They put up the least amount of struggle.
Randal Graves: Which did you like better? “Jedi” or “The Empire Strikes Back”?
Dante Hicks: Empire.
Randal Graves: Blasphemy.
Dante Hicks: Empire had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader’s his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that’s what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.
Dante Hicks: [referring to Dante’s relationship with Caitlin] There was a lot of good in our relationship
Randal Graves: Oh, yeah?
Dante Hicks: Yeah, I mean aside from the cheating, we were a great couple. I mean, that’s what high school is about. Algebra, bad lunch and infidelity.
Randal Graves: Oh, what? What’s with you, man? You haven’t said anything for like twenty minutes. What the hell’s your problem?
Dante Hicks: This life.
Randal Graves: This life?
Dante Hicks: Why do I have this life?
Randal Graves: Have some chips, you’ll feel better.
Dante Hicks: I’m stuck in this pit, working for less than slave wages, working on my day off, the goddamn steel shutters are closed, I deal with every backward-a** f*** on the planet, I smell like shoe polish, my ex-girlfriend is catatonic after f***ing a dead guy, and my present girlfriend has sucked thirty-six d**ks.
Randal Graves: Thirty-seven.
Dante Hicks: My life is in the sh**ter right now and if you don’t mind, I’d like to stew a bit.
Dark Waters (2019)
Rob Bilott: We protect us. We do. Nobody else. Not the companies, not the scientists, not the government. Us.
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Gretchen: You’re weird.
Gretchen: No, that was a compliment actually.
Donnie: [to Cherita] I promise that one day, everything’s going to be better for you.
Cherita Chen: [backing away] Shut up!
Gretchen: And what if you could go back in time and take all those hours of pain and darkness and replace them with something better?
Gretchen: I guess some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.
Donnie: Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I’m afraid that you’ll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.
The Drop (2014)
Bob Saginowski: There are some sins that you commit that you can’t come back from, you know? No matter how hard you try. You just can’t.
Bob Saginowski: Everybody has a past.
Enough Said (2013)
Eva: I’m tired of being funny.
Albert: Me too.
Eva: But you’re not funny.
Marge Gunderson: So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there? And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’t you know that? And here you are. And it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.
First Reformed (2018)
Toller: The man who says nothing always seems more intelligent. Why couldn’t I just keep silent?
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Garden State (2004)
Andrew Largeman: You changed my life, and I’ve known you four days. This is the beginning of something really big. But right now, I’ve got to go.
Sam: If you can’t laugh at yourself, life’s going to seem a whole lot longer than you’d like.
Andrew Largeman: Alright, so, what are we laughing at you about?
Sam: Mmm, I lied again. l have epilepsy.
Andrew Largeman: Which part are we laughing about?
Sam: I had a seizure at the law office where I work. Their insurance wouldn’t cover me unless I wore preventative covering. What’s preventative covering? The helmet I was wearing. Oh, come on! That’s funny. That’s really funny. I’m the only person who wears a helmet to work who isn’t, like, putting out fires or, like, racing for NASCAR. But what do you do? l mean, I can’t quit. Their insurance is amazing. What do you do? You laugh, you know? I’m not saying I don’t cry. But in between I laugh. And I realize how silly it is to take anything too seriously. Plus, I look forward to a good cry. Feels pretty good.
Andrew Largeman: I didn’t cry at my mother’s funeral. I tried, you know? I thought of all the saddest things l could think of, like things in movies. There’s this image from Life magazine that’s always haunted me, and I just, I focused in on it, you know? But nothing came. That actually made me sadder than anything: the fact that I just felt so numb.
Andrew Largeman: F***, this hurts so much.
Sam: Yeah, I know. But that is life. If nothing else, that’s life, you know? It’s real. Sometimes it f***ing hurts. To be honest, it’s sort of all we have.
Sam: How are you feeling?
Andrew Largeman: Safe. When I’m with you I feel so safe. Like I’m home.
Ghost World (2001)
Rebecca: [referring to the party] Wow. This is so bad, it’s almost good.
Enid: This is so bad, it’s gone past good and back to bad again.
Rebecca: So, what do you do if you’re a Satanist anyway?
Enid: Sacrifice virgins and stuff.
Rebecca: Well, that lets us off the hook.
Enid: Sometimes I think I’m going crazy from sexual frustration.
Rebecca: And you haven’t heard of the miracle of masturbation?
Enid: I think only stupid people have good relationships.
Seymour: That’s the spirit.
Seymour: I can’t relate to ninety-nine percent of humanity.
Enid: I can’t relate to humanity, either, but I don’t think it’s completely hopeless.
The Gift (2015)
Gordo: I believe that the bad things in life, they can be a gift.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
M. Gustave: Rudeness is merely the expression of fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The most dreadful and unattractive person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower. I am reminded of a verse, “The painter’s brush touched the inchoate face by ends of nimble bristles and with their blush of first color, rendered her lifeless cheek living.”
M. Gustave: [referring to Madame D.] It’s quite a thing winning the loyalty of a woman like that for nineteen consecutive seasons.
Zero: Yes, sir.
M. Gustave: She’s very fond of me, you know.
Zero: Yes, sir.
M. Gustave: But I’ve never seen her like that before.
Zero: No, sir.
M. Gustave: She was shaking like a sh**ting dog.
M. Gustave: [referring to Madame D.] She was dynamite in the sack, by the way.
Zero: She was eighty-four, Monsieur Gustave.
M. Gustave: Mm, I’ve had older. When you’re young, it’s all fillet steak, but as the years go by, you have to move on to the cheaper cuts, which is fine with me, because I like those. More flavorful, or so they say.
M. Gustave: [talking to Madame D.’s corpse] You’re looking so well, darling. You really are. They’ve done a marvelous job. I don’t know what sort of cream they’ve put on you down at the morgue, but I want some. Honestly, you look better than you have in years. You look like you’re alive.
Dmitri: This criminal has plagued my family for nearly twenty years. He’s a ruthless adventurer and a con-artist who preys on mentally feeble, sick old ladies, and he probably f***s them, too!
M. Gustave: I go to bed with all my friends.
[suddenly Dmitri punches M. Gustave, Zero punches Dmitri then Jopling punches Zero]
Zero: What happened?
M. Gustave: What happened, my dear Zero, is I beat the living s**t out of a sniveling little runt called Pinky Bandinski who had the gall to question my virility, because if there’s one thing we’ve learned from penny dreadfuls, it’s that, when you find yourself in a place like this, you must never be a candy-a**. You’ve got to prove yourself from day one. You’ve got to win their respect. You should take a long look at his ugly mug this morning.
[he takes a sip of water and laughs]
M. Gustave: He’s, actually, become a dear friend.
M. Gustave: I’ve been dropped into a nest of vipers.
Zero: You have an alibi?
M. Gustave: Of course, but she’s married to the Duke of Westphalia. I can’t allow her name to get mixed-up in all this monkey business.
Zero: Your life may be at stake.
M. Gustave: I know, but the b**ch legged it. She’s already on board the Queen Nasstasja halfway to Dutch Tanganyika.
M. Gustave: [to Zero] But I’ll tell you what, if I die first, and I most certainly will, you will be my sole heir. There’s not much in the kitty except a set of ivory-backed hairbrushes and my library of romantic poetry, but when the time comes, these will be yours, along with whatever we haven’t already spent on whores and whiskey.
The Guest (2014)
David: You know, I promised Caleb I would do anything I could to help your family. But I’m afraid I haven’t been fully honest with you.
Hell or High Water (2016)
Tanner Howard: This is Mr. Pibb. I asked for a Dr. Pepper.
Toby Howard: So?
Tanner Howard: Only a**holes drink Mr. Pibb.
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Alan Turing: Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
Alan Turing: Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good. Humans find violence deeply satisfying. But remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes hollow.
Alan Turing: When people talk to each other, they never say what they mean.
[pauses for a moment]
Alan Turing: They say something else and you’re expected to just know what they mean.
Joan Clarke: I know it’s not ordinary. But who ever loved ordinary?
Alan Turing: Advise about keeping secrets: it’s a lot easier if you don’t know them in the first place.
Alan Turing: I have something to tell you. I’m a homosexual.
Joan Clarke: Alright.
Alan Turing: No. No. men, Joan, not women!
Joan Clarke: So what?
Alan Turing: Well, I just told you.
Joan Clarke: So what?
Alan Turing: I’m just a mathematician.
Stewart Menzies: I know a lot of spies, Alan. You’ve got more secrets than the best of them.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
The Voice: It’s not bad once you stop feeling sorry for yourself because you’re just a pig. Or, even worse, a pig infested with maggots. Someone has to be a pig infested with maggots, right? It might as well be you. It’s the luck of the draw. You play the hand you’re dealt. You make lemonade. You move on. You don’t worry about a thing.
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Llewyn Davis: I’m so f***ing tired. I thought I just needed a night’s sleep, but it’s more than that.
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Rosie: You look a tiger in the eye. And trust without fear. That’s what it is to be a woman.
Elsa: How do you do that? How do you know you can trust someone?
Rosie: You trust them.
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Gary Webb: Bad guys are usually more honest than good guys. And more fun.
Knives Out (2019)
Benoit Blanc: One thing I assume of age is weariness. Damned if I don’t get more tired every day. Tired of what I do. Following arcs, like lobbed rocks. The inevitability of truth. But the complexity and the gray lie not in the truth, but what you do with the truth once you have it.
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The Lobster (2015)
Hotel Manager: Have you thought of what animal you’d like to be if you end up alone?
David: Yes, a lobster.
Hotel Manager: A lobster is an excellent choice.
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Ivan Locke: You make one mistake, Donal, one little f***ing mistake, and the whole world comes crashing down around you.
Ivan Locke: The difference between never and once is the difference between good and bad.
Logan Lucky (2017)
Joe Bang: I am in-car-ce-ra-ted.
Jimmy Logan: Yeah, we got a plan to get you out.
Joe Bang: You Logan’s must be as simple minded as people say.
Jimmy and Clyde: Do people say that? Why?
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Bob: The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
Charlotte: Yeah. I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Randi: I said a lot of terrible things to you, my heart was broken, but I know yours was broken too.
Marriage Story (2019)
Ted: You know what people say, “Criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, divorce lawyers see good people at their worst.”
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Mean Streets (1973)
Charlie: You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bulls**t and you know it.
Charlie: It’s all bulls**t except the pain, right? The pain of hell. The burn from a lighted match increased a million times. Infinite. You don’t f*** around with the infinite. There’s no way you do that. The pain in hell has two sides: The kind you can touch with your hand. The kind you can feel in your heart, your soul, the spiritual side. And you know, the worst of the two is the spiritual.
Charlie: You know what the Queen said? “If I had balls, I’d be the King.”
Megan Leavey (2017)
Megan Leavey: You don’t leave because you have somewhere to go, you leave because nothing is keeping you there.
Therapist: What would you say to Rex if he were here?
Megan Leavey: I’d thank him for teaching me what love is.
Leonard Shelby: We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I’m no different.
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Mississippi Grind (2015)
Gerry: A hero is nothing more than a guy who pulls off what the rest of us are too scared to do.
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Abel Morales: You’ll never do anything hard as staring someone straight in the eye and telling the truth.
Abel Morales: I have always taken the path that is most right. The result is never a question for me. Just what path do you take to get there.
Abel Morales: When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life. And that I can’t do.
Him: You know what? Life doesn’t always work out the way you want it to.
Lou Bloom: My motto is if you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.
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Fern: It’s like my dad used to say, “What’s remembered lives.” I maybe spent too much of my life just remembering.
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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Eve: [to Adam] How can you’ve live for so long and still not get it? This self obsession is a waste of living. It could be spend in surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing. You have been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.
Paterson: Without love, what reason is there for anything?
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Charlie: If my Aunt Helen were still here, I could talk to her. And I know she would understand how I am both happy and sad, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.
Charlie: Mr. Anderson. Can I ask you something?
Mr. Anderson: Yeah.
Charlie: Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date?
Mr. Anderson: Are we talking about anyone specific?
Mr. Anderson: We accept the love we think we deserve.
Charlie: Can we make them know that they deserve more?
Mr. Anderson: We can try.
Charlie: Sam, do you think that if people knew how crazy you really were, no one would ever talk to you?
Sam: All the time.
Sam: Can we be friends again?
Charlie: Of course. Come on. Let’s go be psychos together.
Charlie: My doctor said we can’t choose where we can come from but we can choose where we go from there. I know it’s not all the answers but it was enough to start putting these pieces together.
Martha: I want you to really, really look in that mirror, and take in yourselves, right? Look closely. We’re all so self-conscious, and we’re all so worried about what everyone else is thinking. When, of course, the only thing that really matters is what we think of ourselves.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
William Moulton Marston: War, violence, hatred, the path to peace is not through finance or politics, it is to solve the problems of man’s heart. That’s why we need Wonder Woman.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Mia: That’s when you know you’ve found somebody really special. When you can just shut the f*** up for a minute and comfortably share silence.
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Queen & Slim (2019)
Slim: What if God wanted me to die and I messed up his plan?
Queen: I don’t think that’s what he wanted.
Slim: How do you know?
Queen: I just think you were meant to be here.
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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Mr. Pink: Why am I Mr. Pink?
Joe: Because you’re a fa**ot, all right?
Mr. Pink: Why can’t we pick our own colors?
Joe: No way, no way. Tried it once. It doesn’t work. You get four guys all fighting over who’s going to be Mr. Black, but they don’t know each other so nobody wants to back down. No way. I pick! You’re Mr. Pink. Be thankful you’re not Mr. Yellow.
Mr. Brown: Yeah. But Mr. Brown, that’s a little too close to Mr. S**t.
Herman Blume: What’s the secret, Max?
Max Fischer: The secret?
Herman Blume: Yeah. Well, you seem to have it pretty figured out.
Max Fischer: The secret. I don’t know. I think you just got to find something you love to do and then do it for the rest of your life. For me, it’s going to Rushmore.
Martin Luther King Jr.: And what about in our minds? Equality in the black psyche. And I look at these men, beaten and broken down for generations. Deciding to demand more? What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough?
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John Doe: It seems that envy is my sin.
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Slow West (2015)
Silas Selleck: The most dangerous are the last to fall.
Still Alice (2014)
Dr. Alice Howland: I am not suffering, I am struggling. Struggling to be a part of things, to stay connected to who I once was. So live in the moment, I tell myself. It’s really all I can do. Live in the moment.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Ice Cube: Speak a little truth and people lose their minds.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Manny: If my best friend hides his farts from me then what else is he hiding from me, and why does that make me feel so alone?
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Stephen Hawking: Ever since the dawn of civilization people have craved for an understanding of the underlying order of the world. There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe. And what can be more special than that there is no boundary? And there should be no boundary to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Daniel Plainview: There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money I can get away from everyone.
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Marlo: Your twenties are great, but then your thirties come around the corner like a garbage truck at 5:00 AM.
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T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Spud: First, there is an opportunity, right? And then, then there is a betrayal.
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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Deacon: When you are a vampire you become very sexy!
Terence Fletcher: There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “good job”.
Cheryl Strayed: “If your nerve deny you, go above your nerve.” Emily Dickinson, and Cheryl Strayed.
Cheryl Strayed: Here’s some questions I’ve been asking myself. I thought, what if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I’d done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was sorry, but if I could go back in time I wouldn’t do anything differently than I had done? What if I’d actually wanted to f*** every one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if yes was the right answer instead of no? What if what made me do all those things everyone thought I shouldn’t have done was what also had got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?
Wind River (2017)
Cory Lambert: You can’t steer from the pain. If you do, you’ll rob yourself, you’ll rob yourself of every memory of her. Every last one, from her first step to her last smile. Kill them all. Just take the pain, Martin. You hear me? You take it. It’s the only way you’ll keep her with you.
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