Best Movie Quotes – Famous Film Quotations From Then and Now

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What Are the Best Movie Quotes in Film History? (image by rivieragalleryartist, via flickr)

Whether you’re looking for the best movie quotes for inspiration or a funny birthday card, you’ve come to the right place! These famous film quotations range from Jaws to The Pursuit of Happyness.

Here’s one of my absolute favorite movie quotes:

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. You can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it though. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ~ Benjamin Button.

Isn’t that the best movie quote ever – in terms of inspiration and achieving your goals? Thanks to Decci on The Life of Decci for bringing it alive for me!

If you haven’t seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button yet, check it out. It’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen, but it’s interesting to watch – quite creative and unique.

Another famous film quotation is about whistling, putting your lips together, and blowing…I think Marilyn Monroe said it, but I’m not sure. If you know, tell me in the comments section below!

On to the best, most famous movie quotations of all time…

Best Movie Quotes – Famous Film Quotations From Then and Now

“I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat” ~ Jaws. Thanks for this movie quote, @Astra_PT.

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” ~ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

“Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.” ~ Naked Gun 2½. Thanks for contributing this movie quote, @vidyasury.

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“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” ~ The Princess Bride.

“Why would I kill you? You complete me.” ~ Dark Knight.

“Wilma, I promise you; whatever scum did this, not one man on this force will rest one minute until he’s behind bars. Now, let’s grab a bite to eat.” ~ Naked Gun.

“I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?” ~ Meet the Parents.

“Aaaas Youuuuuuuuuu Wishhhhhh!!!” ~ Princess Bride. Thanks to @CraigBelieves for this quote.

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” ~ Princess Bride.

“I wish we had met when we were five. I’d have swept you right off your three-wheeler.” ~ Always. Thanks for this quotation, @Qdosology.

Jack Sparrow: No! Not good! Stop! Not good! What are you doing? You’ve burned all the food, the shade, the RUM!

Elizabeth Swann: Yes, the rum is gone.

Jack Sparrow: Why is the rum gone?

Elizabeth Swann: One, because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two, that signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire royal navy is out looking for me; do you really think that there is EVEN the slightest chance that they won’t see it?

Jack Sparrow: But why is the rum gone?!

~ Pirates of the Caribbean, the Curse of the Black Pearl. (this is one of my favorite funny movie quotations)

Inspirational and Thought Provoking Quotations From Famous Movies

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that has been given to us.” ~ Gandalf, Lord of the Rings. Thanks for this movie quote, @ShanxiO!

“That’s just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” ~ Alice In Wonderland.

“What’s wrong with selling pickles? Someone’s got to.” ~ Crossing Delancy.

“The brave do not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” ~ The Princess Diaries.

“That’s what people do. They leap, and hope to God they can fly.” ~ Hitch.

Best Movie Quotes Famous Film Quotations

Anthony Hopkins – Remember Him in Silence of the Lambs? (image by rivieragalleryartist, via flickr)

“My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.'” ~ Forrest Gump.

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” ~ Casablanca.

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” ~ A Walk To Remember.

“Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said ‘Do you need help?’ and the man said ‘God will save me’. Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said ‘God will save me’, then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, ‘God, why didn’t you save me?’ and God said ‘I sent you two boats, you dummy!'” ~ The Pursuit of Happyness.

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4 thoughts on “Best Movie Quotes – Famous Film Quotations From Then and Now

  • Donn King

    You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don’t wanna know about it, believe me.

    From “The Big Lebowski”

    Actually, the whole movie is my favorite movie quote.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Thanks for your comments and extra movie quotes 🙂

    My husband loves O Brother Where Are Thou but I’ve never heard him quote from it. Sing, yes…quote, no.

  • Michael Martin

    Thanks Laurie, great list and very synchronistic; enthralled by watching Benjamin Button for the first time this week (halfway through)!

    Ooh, ooh, second favourite:

    “What’d the devil give you for your soul, Tommy?
    Well, he taught me to play this here guitar real good.
    Oh son, for that you sold your everlasting soul?
    Well, I wasn’t usin’ it none.”

    (O Brother Where Art Thou)

  • Vidya Sury, Freelance Writer and Blogger

    That was a fun read!

    Here’s another I like, from the Wizard of Oz:

    Scarecrow: I haven’t got a brain, only straw
    Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?
    Scarecrow: I don’t know, but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?
    Dorothy: Yes, I guess you’re right!