Greatest Brief Film Quotes: Here's a great collection of brief, concise, succinct, and short retorts, remarks, insults, one-liners and basic quotes (usually four to five words maximum), some from the greatest films of all time. All are memorable, quick to read, and easily quotable.
(chronological, by film title)
Introduction | 1930s-1940s | 1950s-1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s - Present
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1930s - 1940s
"I never drink wi-i-ine."
"It's alive! It's alive!"
of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"
"I want to be alone."
Tarzan, Jane, Tarzan..."
"I'm going to be a lady if it kills me."
"Victory is ours!"
"It was Beauty killed the Beast."
don't you come up sometime and see me?"
"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped!"
"Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one
"Whaddya hear? Whaddya say?"
my dear Watson. Purely elementary."
"Is that you, Martha? I don't want to be disturbed."
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
uh, stuff that dreams are made of."
looking at you, kid."
the rest of me?"
runs in my family. It practically gallops."
too many an' a hundred's not enough!"
had a good Swiss watch?"
We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't
have to show you any stinking badges!"
it, Ma. Top of the world!"