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50 Great Movie Quotes: In the July 30, 2004 article entitled "Now Hear This" in Entertainment Weekly, the magazine's editors provided various lists of the greatest cinema quotes ever. Almost all of the article's selected or honored quotes have already been listed on this site (found within the Greatest Film Quotes page), but not in this particular configuration or grouping.
(listed in ranked order)
"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda
been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face
"We all go a little mad sometimes."
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?"
"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I
"She's my daughter!...She's my sister! She's my daughter!
My sister, my daughter...She's my sister and my daughter."
"Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL."
"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape."
"Because when you're a call girl, you control it, that's
why. Because someone wants you...and for an hour...I'm the best
actress in the world."
"So we finish 18 and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something,
you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there
won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you
will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me,
which is nice."
"Hitler was better-looking than Churchill, he was a better
dresser than Churchill, he had more hair, he told funnier jokes,
and he could dance the pants off of Churchill!"
"No, I'm all man. I even fought in WWII. Of course, I was
wearing women's undergarments under my uniform."
"...Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like
to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it."
hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with
you by a damn sight. I'm gonna get Medieval on your ass."
"He won't come after me. He won't. I can't explain it.
He would consider that...rude."
"Excuse me while I whip this out."
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!"
"You know what I am? I'm your worst f---in' nightmare, man. I'm a nigger with
a badge. That mean I got permission to kick your f--kin' ass whenever I feel like it."
"Kid, the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,'
let's go someplace like Bolivia."
"Wendy?...Darling. Light of my life. I'm not gonna hurt
ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said: 'I'm not gonna hurt ya.' I'm just gonna bash your brains in. I'm gonna bash 'em right
the f--- in! Ha, ha."
"I just hate you and I hate your ass face."
"You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe
me, Texas is not the place you wanna get caught."
"And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper."
"I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the
band was down. The problem may have been that there
was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of
being crushed by a dwarf."
"Who told you to step on my sneakers, who told you to walk
on my side of the block, who told you to be in my neighborhood?"
"There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything
about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the
armies of the North, General of the Felix legions, loyal servant
to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son,
husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in
this life or the next."
"Bring the dog, I love animals. I'm a great cook."
"And one day, not long from now, my looks will go. They
will discover I can't act, and I will become some sad middle-aged
woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while."
"Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism
is not 'every man for himself.' And the London Underground is
not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked
"Empire had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets
his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen
and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I
mean, that's what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets."
"My daughter is in pain...Give my daughter the shot!"
"Relax, all right? Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts
are boring; besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground
balls. It's more democratic."
"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently, my cycloptic colleague informs me that that can't be done. Can you remind me what I pay you people for? Honestly, throw me a bone here. What do we have?"
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
"You want me to strap her to the hood?...She'll be fine.
It's not as if it's going to rain or something."
"When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome. Then,
of course, you spoke."
"I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia. I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of
an ancient culture, and kill them."
"Look at that! Look how she moves! That's just like Jell-O
"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should
value life more."
"Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic
"Jerry, d'you know the human head weighs eight pounds?"