46 Quotes That Will Make You Miss Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.
Movie and TV show quotes
Some of the best movie and TV quotes are used so often it’s hard to think they originated from a movie or TV show. Ever think back to your childhood and find you can remember, word-for-word, some of the lyrics to your favorite songs, even if you haven’t heard them in a decade? The same goes for many of your old go-to TV shows and movies. In case you need a pick-me-up, stroll down memory lane with these iconic lines from the past. Find out what the most popular movie was the year you were born.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
The Princess Bride
“As you wish.” —Westley in The Princess Bride, movie. These are the top 10 romantic movies you haven’t seen yet—but should.
“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” —Monica in Friends, TV show. Here are some books Friends fans will love once they’re done binge-watching the series.
The Lion King
“I laugh in the face of danger!” —Simba in The Lion King, movie. Try these trivia questions to test your knowledge of your favorite Disney movies.
Boy Meets World
“All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about and when I’m with her I feel happy to be alive, like I can do anything, even talk to you like this. So that’s what I feel is love—when I’m better because she’s here.” —Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World, TV show. Check out some more sweet quotes that perfectly capture what it’s like to fall in love.
“Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.” — Cher in Clueless, movie. These are the 36 questions that can make you fall in love with anyone.
Clarissa Explains It All
“Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way! Really? No way!” —Clarissa in Clarissa Explains it All, TV show.
“To infinity—and beyond!” —Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, movie. Check out these surprising facts you never knew about your favorite Disney characters.
“It’s like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it’s going to rain. Well… they can tell when it’s raining.” —Karen in Mean Girls, movie. Here are 12 of the best movies about friendship to watch with your best friends.
“Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends… If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” —Prime Minister in Love Actually, movie. The best movie and TV quotes can be on any topic, including love.
“AHHHHHH!” —Kevin in Home Alone, movie. Here’s the psychological reason why you sometimes feel like you’re being watched.
“Well, that’s the story. So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz or your washing machine blows up or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, ’cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house.” —Randall Peltzer in Gremlins, movie
“Tell me about it, stud.” —Sandy in Grease, movie
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
“It’s not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!” —Frank in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, movie
“You can’t eat this soup standing up. Your knees buckle.” —Jerry in Seinfeld, TV show.
The Breakfast Club
“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” —Andrew in The Breakfast Club, movie
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” —Johnny in Dirty Dancing, movie
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
“Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?” —Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, movie
“Women. You can’t live with ’em. Pass the beernuts.” —Norm in Cheers, TV show. Cheers is one of the classic TV shows you didn’t know you could watch on Netflix.
“I learned one thing about eating jigsaw puzzles…an hour later, you’re hungry again.” —ALF in ALF, TV show
“You’ve got to know the rules before you can break ’em. Otherwise, it’s no fun.” —Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice, TV show
“Heyyyyy!” —Fonzie in Happy Days, TV show. Find out some iconic TV roles that almost went to totally different people.
The Wonder Years
“Maybe we both already felt we’d come too far too fast. Maybe we both realized that growing up doesn’t have to be so much a straight line as a series of advances and retreats.” —Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years, TV show
“I don’t want to be happy; I want to be with you.” —Stanley Roper in Three’s Company, TV show
The Brady Bunch
“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” —Jan in The Brady Bunch, TV show
“Good morning, Angels.” —Charlie in Charlie’s Angels, TV show. Check out these movie and TV show filming locations you can actually visit in real life.
Laverne & Shirley
“I just said ‘you bet your buns’ to a nun! Does that count as a sin?” —Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley, TV show
I Dream Of Jeannie
“Oh, no, no. I cannot read minds, Master. Oh, but I have a friend, Nostradamus, who does a marvelous job of…” —Jeannie in I Dream Of Jeannie, TV show
“I am a witch. A real house-haunting, broom-riding, cauldron-stirring witch.” —Samantha in Bewitched, TV show. These are the best-selling books behind your favorite TV shows.
“If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away.” —Reverend Jim Ignatowski in Taxi, TV show
“Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.” —Eunice “Lovey” Wentworth Howell in Gilligan’s Island, TV show. These are the famous movie lines that everyone actually misquotes.
“Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can’t change rule number one.” —Henry Blake in MASH, TV show
“You yell, ‘Barracuda,’ everybody says, ‘huh, what?’ You yell ‘Shark,’ we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.” —Mayor Vaughn in JAWS, movie. Check out these 40 fun facts you never knew about the making of JAWS.
Saturday Night Fever
“Would ya just watch the hair. Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.” —Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, movie
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
“It’s not pining, it’s passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies! It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot!” —Praline in Monty Python & the Holy Grail, movie. Next, find out if you’ve seen these classic movies everyone lies about watching.