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50 of the Most Famous Movie Quotes of All Time

Movies are meant to bring people together, inspire, and entertain. Here are the best movie quotes of all time that have from iconic movies.

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Movie Quote #1

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —Billy Crystal as Harry in When Harry Met Sally. Some of these best movie quotes are actually from books. Here are some movies that were books first.

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Movie Quote #2

“Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!” —Alfonso Bedoya as Gold Hat in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Movie Quote #3

“Yo, Adrian!” —Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky. Do you know where Rocky took place? These are the most iconic movies set in every state.

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Movie Quote #4

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” —Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave.

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Movie Quote #5

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” —Vivian Leigh as Blanch in A Streetcar Named Desire. You probably forgot these surprising films won Oscars.

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Movie Quote #6

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” —Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in The Help.

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Movie Quote #7

“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” —Julia Roberts as Anna Scott in Notting Hill. These films are known for their famous movie quotes, but these films are known for their famous one-liners.

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Movie Quote #8

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” —Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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Movie Quote #9

“You make me want to be a better man.” —Jack Nicholson as Melvin Udall in As Good as It Gets.

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Movie Quote #10

“Just keep swimming.” —Ellen DeGeneres as Dory in Finding Nemo.

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Movie Quote #11

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” —Karolyn Grimes as Zuzu in It’s a Wonderful Life. You’ll find more of the best movie quotes in these top Christmas movies of all time.

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Movie Quote #12

“I’m the king of the world!” —Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson in TitanicCan you guess which famous books these quotes are from? 

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Movie Quote #13

“Houston, we have a problem.” —Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert in Apollo 13.

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Movie Quote #14

“To infinity and beyond!” —Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story.

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Movie Quote #15

“As if!” —Alicia Silverstone as Cher in Clueless. You might have all of the best movie quotes memorized, but do you know these surprising movie trivia facts?

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Movie Quote #16

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” —Emily Blunt as Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada.

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Movie Quote #17

“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” —The Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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Movie Quote #18

“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.” —Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills in Taken.

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Movie Quote #19

“Wax on, wax off.” —Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid. These are the movies that were way better than the book and some that weren’t.

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Movie Quote #20

“If you build it, he will come.” —Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams.

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Movie Quote #21

“You complete me.” —Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire in Jerry Maguire. Reserve the next few Friday nights to watch the most romantic movies of all time.

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Movie Quote #22

“I wish I knew how to quit you.” —Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain.

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Movie Quote #23

“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” —Leslie Nielsen as Dr. Rumack in Airplane!

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Movie Quote #24

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys.” —Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society. People often get the best movie quotes wrong. Check out famous movie quotes that everyone messes up.

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Movie Quote #25

“That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.” —James Cromwell as Arthur Hoggett in Babe.

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Movie Quote #26

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” —Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown in Back to the FutureLove these famous movie quotes? You’ll also want to watch the funniest movies of all time.

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Movie Quote #27

“Well, it’s not the men in your life that counts, it’s the life in your men.” —Mae West as Tira in I’m No Angel

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Movie Quote #28

“Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplane. It was Beauty killed the Beast.” —Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham in King Kong.

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Movie Quote #29

“My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.'” —Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest GumpYou can catch a lot of these famous movie quotes in these iconic movies.

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Movie Quote #30

“Go ahead, make my day.” —Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in Sudden ImpactThese are the 17 famous last words from iconic people.

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Movie Quote #31

“It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.” —Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Movie Quote #32

“There’s no place like home.” —Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz.

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Movie Quote #33

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” —Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

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Movie Quote #34

“We’ll always have Paris.” —Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in CasablancaCan’t get enough of these famous movie quotes? You’ll also love reading the funniest quotes of all time.

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Movie Quote #35

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” —Christian Bale as Batman in Batman BeginsIf you’re a fan of action-packed movies, our roundup of the scariest movies will keep you on the edge of your seat…or hiding behind it.

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Movie Quote #36

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” —Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption.

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Movie Quote #37

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” —Kevin Spacey as Roger “Verbal” Kint in The Usual Suspects.

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Movie Quote #38

“Only one thing counts in this life—get them to sign on the line that is dotted.” —Alec Baldwin as Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross.

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Movie Quote #39

“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” —Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart. These quotes will make you miss your favorite movies and television shows.

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Movie Quote #40

“There’s no crying in baseball!” —Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own

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Movie Quote #41

“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” —Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II.

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Movie Quote #42

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” —Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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Movie Quote #43

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” —Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavilleri in Love Story. If you think you’re an expert on the best movie quotes, see if you can guess the movie that made these quotes famous.

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Movie Quote #44

“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.” —Kathleen Turner as Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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Movie Quote #45

“You had me at ‘Hello.'” —Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire.

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Movie Quote #46

“Try not. Do—or do not. There is no try.” —Frank Oz as Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Movie Quote #47

“The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.” —Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. These movies have hilarious titles in other countries.

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Movie Quote #48

“By protecting others, you save yourselves.” —Takashi Shimura as Kambei Shimada in Seven Samurai.

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Movie Quote #49

“Calling it your job don’t make it right, boss.” —Paul Newman as Luke in Cool Hand Luke.

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Movie Quote #50

“As my plastic surgeon always said, if you gotta go, go with a smile.” —Jack Nicholson as The Joker in Batman. Now that you’ve memorized the best movie quotes, read up on the most quotable books of all time.