Quotes come from many sources, but none are more prolific than those that come from the silver screen. We spend plenty of our time watching movies, both old and new, and love nothing more than a good quote. So here is the definitive list of the twelve most notorious film quotes ever, and why we love them!
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
From the movie What a Girl Wants, this quote really does appeal to everyone. We could all stand to ask ourselves this question every once in a while, and we may just be surprised by the answer!
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”
Take a leaf out of Rhett Butler’s book; if he didn’t care in Gone with the Wind, why should you?
“Oh yes, the past can hurt, but you can either run from it, or learn from it”
Disney’s The Lion King is iconic in so many ways, but the beauty of this film really does lie in the script. When you can learn something from a painful situation, it gives it meaning.
“May the Force be with you”
The most notorious Star Wars quote in the galaxy is poignant, inspiring and just a little bit charming. If we all wished each other good will like this every day, the world would be a happier place!
“There’s no place like home”
Who can deny the hook line “there’s no place like home”? The Wizard of Oz showed us all that no matter where you find beauty, love and friendship in the world, your home will always be your home.
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”
If ever there was a movie quote to live by, this is it! The Dead Poets Society couldn’t have said it better, seize the day and make the most of every moment!
“May the odds be ever in your favor”
The people of the districts in The Hunger Games are wished luck to each other by way of this very dramatic statement. It became the motto of a generation, and a quote that holds so much meaning to its fans.
“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”
Who could forget Forrest Gump’s innocence as he said one of the most notorious movie quotes ever. The variety of life might keep us guessing, but it sure is sweet!
I’m king of the world!
Poor boy Jack had the time of his life on board the ill fated Titanic, if ever there was a quote to tell you to live for the moment, this is it!
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends”
Arguably one of the wisest men in film history, Harry Potter’s Dumbledore hit the nail on the head; sometimes you have to stick to what you believe in even if your own friends think you’re in the wrong.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine”
Casablanca tells the world that love will find you, no matter where you are.
“I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw. I’m scared of what I did, of who I am…. and most of all, I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”
Dirty Dancing proves that life can throw you through a loop sometimes, but what doesn’t kill you will always make you stronger. Live for yourself, for the moment and no matter what, love the way it makes you feel!
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