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Most Popular Movie Quotes: In the July 30, 2004 article entitled "Now Hear This" of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine 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. Most Popular Movie Quotes were provided by readers who wrote into the magazine.


Most Popular Movie Quotes
(in chronological order by film)

"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow."
- MARIE BROWNING (Lauren Bacall) in To Have and Have Not (1944)
Play clip (excerpt): To Have and Have Not - 1944

"Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."
- IDA CORWIN (Eve Arden) in Mildred Pierce (1945)

Play clip (excerpt): Mildred Pierce - 1945

"If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothin'."
- GILDA (Rita Hayworth) in Gilda (1946)

"Fasten your seat belts - it's going to be a bumpy night."
- MARGO CHANNING (Bette Davis) in All About Eve (1950)
Play clip (excerpt): All About Eve - 1950

"Stand up. Your father's passing."
- REVEREND SYKES (William Walker) in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"
- PRESIDENT MUFFLEY (Peter Sellers) in Dr. Strangelove or:... (1964)
Play clip (excerpt): Dr. Strangelove or... -1964

"What we've got here...is failure to communicate."
- CAPTAIN (Strother Martin) in Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Play clip (excerpt): Cool Hand Luke - 1967

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"
- VIRGIL TIBBS (Sidney Poitier) in In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Play clip (excerpt): In the Heat of the Night - 1967

"Do you enjoy...knives?"
- HAROLD (Bud Cort) in Harold and Maude (1971)

Play clip (excerpt): Harold and Maude - 1971

1 - "I bet you can squeal like a pig."
AND
2 - "Now let's you just drop them pants...Just take them right off."
- MOUNTAIN MAN (Bill McKinney) in Deliverance (1972)

Play clip 1 (excerpt): Deliverance - 1972
Play clip 2 (excerpt): Deliverance - 1972

"Look how they massacred my boy."
- VITO CORLEONE (Marlon Brando) in The Godfather (1972)

"Is it safe?"
- DR. SZELL (Laurence Olivier) in Marathon Man (1976)

Play clip (excerpt): Marathon Man - 1976

"...You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here."
- TRAVIS BICKLE (Robert DeNiro) in Taxi Driver (1976)
Play clip (excerpt): Taxi Driver - 1976

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning...Smells like victory."
- KILGORE (Robert Duvall) in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Play clip (excerpt): Apocalypse Now - 1979

"You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."
- MATTY WALKER (Kathleen Turner) in Body Heat (1981)

"It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."
- INDIANA JONES (Harrison Ford) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Play clip (excerpt): Raiders of the Lost Ark - 1981

"These go to 11."
- NIGEL TUFNEL (Christopher Guest) in This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Play clip (excerpt): This is Spinal Tap - 1984

"Game over, man! Game over!"
- HUDSON (Bill Paxton) in Aliens (1986)

Play clip (excerpt): Aliens - 1986

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
- JOHNNY CASTLE (Patrick Swayze) in Dirty Dancing (1987)

Play clip (excerpt): Dirty Dancing - 1987

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
- INIGO MONTOYA (Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride (1987)

Play clip (excerpt): The Princess Bride - 1987

- "Inconceivable!"
- "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
- INIGO MONTOYA (Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride (1987)

Play clip (excerpt): The Princess Bride - 1987

"Have fun storming the castle!"
- MIRACLE MAX (Billy Crystal) in The Princess Bride (1987)

Play clip (excerpt): The Princess Bride - 1987

"As you wish."
- WESTLEY (Cary Elwes) in The Princess Bride (1987)

Play clip (excerpt): The Princess Bride - 1987

"Son, you got a panty on your head."
- GUY IN A TRUCK (John O'Donnal) to Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona (1987)

Play clip (excerpt): Raising Arizona - 1987

"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum."
- NADA ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper) in They Live (1988)

Play clip (excerpt): They Live - 1988

- "Hey! Is this heaven?"
- "No, it's Iowa."
- RAY KINSELLA (Kevin Costner) in Field of Dreams (1989)

Play clip (excerpt): Field of Dreams - 1989

"This is Ohio. I mean, if you don't have a brewski in your hand, you might as well be wearing a dress."
- JASON DEAN (Christian Slater) in Heathers (1989)

Play clip (excerpt): Heathers - 1989

"I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen."
- LLOYD DOBLER (John Cusack) in Say Anything... (1989)

"I'll have what she's having."
- FEMALE DINER (Estelle Reiner) in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Play clip (excerpt): When Harry Met Sally... - 1989 (short) When Harry Met Sally... - 1989
(long)

"But I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you?"
- TOMMY DeVITO (Joe Pesci) in GoodFellas (1990)

Play clip (excerpt): GoodFellas - 1990

- "It might be a tumor."
- "It's not a tumor!" (pronounced tumah)
- JOHN KIMBLE (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Play clip (excerpt): Kindergarten Cop - 1990

"He didn't get out of the cock-a-doodie car!"
- ANNIE WILKES (Kathy Bates) in Misery (1990)

Play clip (excerpt): Misery - 1990

"Get outta here! And don't come back for five to seven days!"
- VADA SULTENFUSS (Anna Chlumsky) in My Girl (1991)

"Oh, and Senator, just one more thing. Love your suit."
- HANNIBAL LECTER (Anthony Hopkins) in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Play clip (excerpt): The Silence of the Lambs - 1991

"There are two types of people in this world: those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't."
- BOB WILEY (Bill Murray) in What About Bob? (1991)

"You can't handle the truth!"
- COLONEL JESSUP (Jack Nicholson) in A Few Good Men (1992)
Play clip (excerpt): A Few Good Men - 1992

"There's no crying in baseball!"
- JIMMY DUGAN (Tom Hanks) in A League of Their Own (1992)
Play clip (excerpt): A League of Their Own - 1992

"Oh, for goodness' sakes, get down off that crucifix. Someone needs the wood."
- ADAM/FELICIA (Guy Pearce) in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

"Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold on to."
- DOLORES CLAIBORNE (Kathy Bates) in Dolores Claiborne (1995)

"You had me at 'hello'."
- DOROTHY BOYD (Renee Zellweger) in Jerry Maguire (1996)
Play clip (excerpt): Jerry Maguire - 1996

"Show me the money."
- ROD TIDWELL (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in Jerry Maguire (1996) (also voiced by Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise))
Play clip (excerpt): Jerry Maguire - 1996

"And in the morning, I'm making waffles!"
- DONKEY (Eddie Murphy) in Shrek (2001)

Play clip (excerpt): Shrek - 2001

"Why does it cry, Sméagol?"
- GOLLUM (Andy Serkis) in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)


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