65 Famous Movie Quotes

65 Famous Movie Quotes
Sergio De Dios González

Written and verified by the psychologist Sergio De Dios González.

Last update: 18 July, 2022

Before they were made into movies, most of the stories behind the films from which these quotes were taken were also literary works. For this reason, many of the scenes often contain expressions worthy of being in poems. Furthermore, like literature, cinema seeks to unravel human nature.

More than one hundred years after cinema was invented, many conversations or statements have stayed in the minds of viewers. Here are 65 famous movie quotes for you to reflect on.

65 famous movie quotes

You’ve probably seen many of the films that these sayings come from. Indeed, although some films frequently seem rather too far-fetched, they do often transmit rather memorable sayings or pieces of knowledge to us. Here are 65 famous movie quotes.

1. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose”. (A Walk to Remember)

2. Death smiles at all of us. All that a man can do is smile back”. (Gladiator)

3. I would rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right”. (I.Q.)

4. “I was born when she kissed me, I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me”.  (In a Lonely Place)

5. “Her perfume is a sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes”. (Sin City)

6. “Our love is like the wind, I can’t see it but I can feel it”. (A Walk to Remember)

7. “We bury our sins, we wash them clean”. (Mystic River)

8. “I don’t want to need you. Because I can’t have you”. (The Bridges of Madison County)

9. “Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date? Well, we accept the love we think we deserve. Can we make them know that they deserve more? We can try ”. (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

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10. Happy endings are unfinished stories”. (Mr. and Mrs. Smith)

11. “I can’t remember to forget you”. (Memento)

12. “What is the point of confessing if I don’t repent?” (The Godfather Part III)

13. Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around”. (Vanilla Sky)

14. “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”. (The Godfather Part II)

15. “We all go a little mad sometimes”. (Psycho)

16. “I can tell you now that I’m, I know, I mean, I’m positive that I made the right decision. But there’s not a day that passes that I don’t wish that I made a different choice”. (Seven)

17. “You say you’re willing to die for love, but you know nothing about dying and you know nothing about love!” (Troy)

18. “I give the truth, scope!” (A Knight’s Tale)

19. “There are three ways of doing things around here, the right way, the wrong way, and the way I do it”. (Casino)

20. “Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave”. (Blade Runner)

21. “Without you, today’s emotions would be the scurf of yesterday’s”. (Amelie)

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22. “I have crossed oceans of time to find you”. (Dracula)

23. Never hate your enemies, it does not allow you to judge them”. (The Godfather part III)

24. “Now, either we heal as a team, or we’re gonna crumble, inch by inch, play by play ’til we’re finished”. (Any Given Sunday)

25. “It’s my favorite time of day driving you, Aurelia. It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you”. (Love Actually)

26. “I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next”. (Titanic)

27. “I’m not a smart man. But I know what love is”. (Forrest Gump)

28. “You’ve been in my life so long, I can’t remember anything else”. (Alien 3)

29. “I find you very desirable. I think you are the most desirable of all my parents’ friends”.  (The Graduate)


30. “You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton. I never saved anything for the swim back”. (Gattaca)

31. “It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us”. (Batman Begins)

32. “I came here tonight because 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”. (When Harry Met Sally)

33. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. (Love Story)

34. Apathy is the solution. I mean, it’s easier to lose yourself in drugs than it is to cope with life. It’s easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It’s easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs, it takes effort and work”. (Seven)

35. ” Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for “. (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)

36. “Failure teaches us that life is but a draft, a long rehearsal for a show that will never play”. (Amelie)

37. “You make me want to be a better man”. (As Good as It Gets)

38. “There is no lie I would rather hear than the truth”. (Autumn in New York)

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39. “A man without fear is a man without hope”. (Daredevil)

40. You always get somewhere if you walk long enough”. (Alice in Wonderland)

41. “And then I thought what if there is no one? What if you live your whole life and no one is waiting?” (The Lake House)

42. “The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last”. (Troy)

43. “But in a marriage…you’re saying “Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will notice it. Your life will not be unwitnessed because I will witness it”. (Shall We Dance?).

44. “Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up”. (V for Vendetta)

45. “It’s the choices that make us what we are … and we can always choose to do what’s right”. (Spiderman 3)


46. “How can we feel so different and be so much alike?” (I am Sam)

47. “Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural”. (Vanity Fair)

48. “Nostalgia is denial. Denial of the painful present”. (Midnight in Paris)

49. There are no unanswered questions, only poorly formulated questions. (The Matrix)

50. “Every man dies. Not every man really lives”. (Braveheart)

51. “My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. (Forrest Gump)

52. “Don’t let’s ask for the Moon. We have the stars”. (Now, Voyager)

53. “I’m just exactly where I want to be”. (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

54. “Hakuna Matata”. (The Lion King)

55. ” You’ve been getting stronger with every fight”. (Cinderella Man)

56. “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way”. ( Dead Poets Society )

57. “Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya: good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” (The Truman Show)

58. “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way to you”.  (The Bridges of Madison County)

59. “The past is just a story we tell ourselves”. (Her)

60. “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”. (The Fellowship of the Ring)

61. “Destruction is a form of creation”. (Donnie Darko)

62. “A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of not winning he doesn’t even try”. (Little Miss Sunshine)

63. “ But truthfully, Robyn is better than the girl of my dreams… she’s real”. (500 Days of Summer)

64. “Do or do not. There is no try”. (The Empire Strikes Back)

65. “Let’s never come here again because it will never be as much fun”. (Lost in Translation)

Movies to remember

Some of these 65 famous movie quotes may well remind you of movies you’ve seen at certain moments in your life that have left their mark on you. For example, if you’ve gone through a passionate but turbulent love affair that you knew would never last, perhaps The Bridges of Madison County sayings touched you.

There are some movies in which you’re able to see yourself. Indeed, you may even find some words of encouragement in them that help you to move forward when everything in your life seems dark. What famous phrases mentioned above have had a particular effect on you? Which would you choose as your favorite?


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