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    I was watching a movie and thinking about how a great line makes a movie unforgettable. Here is the top 100 All-Time lines according to AFI. Are there any others that stick in your mind???

    Quotation Character Actor Film Date

    1 "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett Butler Clark Gable Gone with the Wind 1939

    2 "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."[3] Vito Corleone Marlon Brando The Godfather 1972

    3 "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."[4] Terry Malloy Marlon Brando On the Waterfront 1954

    4 "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Dorothy Gale Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz 1939

    5 "Here's looking at you, kid." Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942

    6 "Go ahead, make my day." Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood Sudden Impact 1983

    7 "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."[5] Norma Desmond Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard 1950

    8 "May the Force be with you." Han Solo Harrison Ford Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977

    9 "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." Margo Channing Bette Davis All About Eve 1950

    10 "You talkin' to me?" Travis Bickle Robert De Niro Taxi Driver 1976

    11 "What we've got here is failure to communicate."[6] Captain Strother Martin Cool Hand Luke 1967

    12 "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!" Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now 1979

    13 "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Jennifer Cavilleri Barrett Ali MacGraw Love Story 1970

    14 "The stuff that dreams are made of."[7] Sam Spade Humphrey Bogart The Maltese Falcon 1941

    15 "E.T. phone home." E.T. Pat Welsh E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982

    16 "They call me Mister Tibbs!" Virgil Tibbs Sidney Poitier In the Heat of the Night 1967

    17 "Rosebud." Charles Foster Kane Orson Welles Citizen Kane 1941

    18 "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Arthur "Cody" Jarrett James Cagney White Heat 1949

    19 "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Howard Beale Peter Finch Network 1976

    20 "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942

    21 "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Hannibal Lecter Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs 1991

    22 "Bond. James Bond." James Bond Sean Connery[8] Dr. No[1] 1962

    23 "There's no place like home." Dorothy Gale Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz 1939

    24 "I am big! It's the pictures that got small." Norma Desmond Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard 1950

    25 "Show me the money!" Rod Tidwell Cuba Gooding, Jr. Jerry Maguire 1996

    26 "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"[9] Lady Lou Mae West She Done Him Wrong 1933

    27 "I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"[10] "Ratso" Rizzo Dustin Hoffman Midnight Cowboy 1969

    28 "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"[11] Ilsa Lund Ingrid Bergman Casablanca 1942

    29 "You can't handle the truth!" Col. Nathan Jessup Jack Nicholson A Few Good Men 1992

    30 "I want to be alone." Grusinskaya Greta Garbo Grand Hotel 1932

    31 "After all, tomorrow is another day!" Scarlett O'Hara Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind 1939

    32 "Round up the usual suspects." Capt. Louis Renault Claude Rains Casablanca 1942

    33 "I'll have what she's having." Customer Estelle Reiner When Harry Met Sally... 1989

    34 "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." Marie "Slim" Browning Lauren Bacall To Have and Have Not 1944

    35 "You're gonna need a bigger boat." Martin Brody Roy Scheider Jaws 1975

    36 "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"[12] "Gold Hat" Alfonso Bedoya The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948

    37 "I'll be back." The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator 1984

    38 "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."[13] Lou Gehrig Gary Cooper The Pride of the Yankees 1942

    39 "If you build it, he will come."[14] Shoeless Joe Jackson Ray Liotta (voice) Field of Dreams 1989

    40 "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump Tom Hanks Forrest Gump 1994

    41 "We rob banks." Clyde Barrow Warren Beatty Bonnie and Clyde 1967

    42 "Plastics." Mr. Maguire Walter Brooke The Graduate 1967

    43 "We'll always have Paris." Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942

    44 "I see dead people." Cole Sear Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense 1999

    45 "Stella! Hey, Stella!" Stanley Kowalski Marlon Brando A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

    46 "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." Charlotte Vale Bette Davis Now, Voyager 1942

    47 "Shane. Shane. Come back!" Joey Starrett Brandon De Wilde Shane 1953

    48 "Well, nobody's perfect." Osgood Fielding III Joe E. Brown Some Like It Hot 1959

    49 "It's alive! It's alive!" Henry Frankenstein Colin Clive Frankenstein 1931

    50 "Houston, we have a problem."[15] Jim Lovell Tom Hanks Apollo 13 1995

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    51 "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"[16] Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry 1971

    52 "You had me at 'hello'." Dorothy Boyd Renée Zellweger Jerry Maguire 1996

    53 "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."[17] Capt. Geoffrey T. Spaulding Groucho Marx Animal Crackers 1930

    54 "There's no crying in baseball!" Jimmy Dugan Tom Hanks A League of Their Own 1992

    55 "La-dee-da, la-dee-da." Annie Hall Diane Keaton Annie Hall 1977

    56 "A boy's best friend is his mother." Norman Bates Anthony Perkins Psycho 1960

    57 "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."[18] Gordon Gekko Michael Douglas Wall Street 1987

    58 "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."[19] Michael Corleone Al Pacino The Godfather Part II 1974

    59 "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again." Scarlett O'Hara Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind 1939

    60 "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"[20][21] Oliver Oliver Hardy Sons of the Desert 1933

    61 "Say hello to my little friend!" Tony Montana Al Pacino Scarface 1983

    62 "What a dump."[22] Rosa Moline Bette Davis Beyond the Forest 1949

    63 "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"[23] Benjamin Braddock Dustin Hoffman The Graduate 1967

    64 "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" President Merkin Muffley Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove 1964

    65 "Elementary, my dear Watson."[24] Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939

    66 "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" George Taylor Charlton Heston Planet of the Apes 1968

    67 "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942

    68 "Here's Johnny!"[25] Jack Torrance Jack Nicholson The Shining 1980

    69 "They're here!" Carol Anne Freeling Heather O'Rourke Poltergeist 1982

    70 "Is it safe?" Dr. Christian Szell Laurence Olivier Marathon Man 1976

    71 "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! Wait a minute, I tell ya! You ain't heard nothin'!"[26] Jakie Rabinowitz/Jack Robin Al Jolson The Jazz Singer 1927

    72 "No wire hangers, ever!"[27] Joan Crawford Faye Dunaway Mommie Dearest 1981

    73 "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?" Cesare Enrico "Rico" Bandello Edward G. Robinson Little Caesar 1930

    74 "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." Duffy Joe Mantell Chinatown 1974

    75 "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." Blanche DuBois Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

    76 "Hasta la vista, baby." The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991

    77 "Soylent Green is people!" Det. Robert Thorn Charlton Heston Soylent Green 1973

    78 "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Dave Bowman Keir Dullea 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    79 Striker: "Surely you can't be serious!" Rumack: "I am serious... and don't call me Shirley." Ted Striker and Dr. Rumack Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen Airplane! 1980

    80 "Yo, Adrian!" Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone Rocky 1976

    81 "Hello gorgeous." Fanny Brice Barbra Streisand Funny Girl 1968

    82 "Toga! Toga!" John "Bluto" Blutarsky John Belushi National Lampoon's Animal House 1978

    83 "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." Count Dracula Bela Lugosi Dracula 1931

    84 "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."[28] Carl Denham Robert Armstrong King Kong 1933

    85 "My precious." Gollum Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002

    86 "Attica! Attica!" Sonny Wortzik Al Pacino Dog Day Afternoon 1975

    87 "Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!" Julian Marsh Warner Baxter 42nd Street 1933

    88 "Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!" Ethel Thayer Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond 1981

    89 "Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper." Knute Rockne[29] Pat O'Brien Knute Rockne, All American 1940

    90 "Shaken, not stirred."[30] James Bond Sean Connery[8] Goldfinger[31] 1964

    91 "Who's on First?" Dexter Bud Abbott The Naughty Nineties 1945

    92 "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac…It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!" Carl Spackler Bill Murray Caddyshack 1980

    93 "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Mame Dennis Rosalind Russell Auntie Mame 1958

    94 "I feel the need—the need for speed!" Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards Top Gun 1986

    95 "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." John Keating Robin Williams Dead Poets Society 1989

    96 "Snap out of it!" Loretta Castorini Cher Moonstruck 1987

    97 "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you." George M. Cohan James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942

    98 "Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner." Johnny Castle Patrick Swayze Dirty Dancing 1987

    99 "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!" Wicked Witch of the West Margaret Hamilton The Wizard of Oz 1939

    100 "I'm the king of the world!" Jack Dawson Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic 1997

    One of my favs, only because it's a great laugh about male frustration, and not real misogyny...

    "Women: a mistake? Or DID HE DO IT TO US ON PURPOSE!?! BECAUSE I REALLY WANNA KNOW! BECAUSE IF IT’S A MISTAKE, MAYBE WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Find a cure. Invent a vaccine." Daryl Van Horne, AKA The Devil Jack Nicholson The Witches of Eastwick 1987


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    32,546,587 "fuck me up my tight ass harder harder! haaarderrr!" Splendor In The Ass, starring Nina Hartley 1989
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlot
    94 "I feel the need—the need for speed!" Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards Top Gun 1986

    I remember the jocks in school saying this in the 80s.

    I'd like to go back and show them Youtube videos which show that Top Gun was really about homosexuality.
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    Me I want whats coming to me, the world chico and everything in it

    Tony Montana, Scarface 1983
    Stay thirsty my friends

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    It would be interesting to know how many of the lines were uttered before the movie was made.... for example:

    # 38 "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."[13] Lou Gehrig Gary Cooper The Pride of the Yankees 1942

    I remember listening to a recording (free Gillette razor give away floppy 45) and hearing Lou Gehrig's tremulous voice uttering these words.

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    Casablanca (1942) has got to be one of the greatest one-liner movies of all time. Five lines are listed in the top 100. Here's some great ones from the movie that didn't make it:

    We read five times that you were killed, in five different places. As you can see, it was true every single time. Victor Laszlo and Berger; Paul Henreid and John Qualen.

    As the leader of all illegal activities in Casablanca, I am an influential and respected man. Signor Ferrari; Sidney Greenstreet

    I am making out the report now. We haven't quite decided yet whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape. Capt. Louis Renault; Claude Rains

    I like to think you killed a man. It's the romantic in me. Capt. Louis Renault; Claude Rains

    Monsieur Rick, what kind of a man is Captain Renault? Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so. Rick Blaine and Annina; Humphrey Bogart and Joy Page

    Rick, think of all the poor devils who can't meet Renault's price. I get it for them for half. Is that so... parasitic? I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one. Rick Blaine and Signor Ugarte; Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre

    How extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. Some day they may be scarce. Capt. Louis Renault; Claude Rains.

    What is your nationality? I'm a drunkard. That makes Rick a citizen of the world. Capt. Louis Renault, Rick Blain and Major Strasser; Humphrey Bogart Claude Rains Conrad Veigt.

    I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! Your winnings, sir. Oh, thank you very much. Capt. Louis Renault and Croupier; Claude Rains and Marcel Dalio

    And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart. That is my *least* vulnerable spot. Rick Blaine and Capt. Louis Renault; Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains

    Ricky, I'm going to miss you. Apparently you're the only one in Casablanca with less scruples than I. Capt. Louis Renault; Claude Rains

    And what in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca? My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. Waters? What waters? We're in the desert! I was misinformed. Rick Blaine and Capt. Louis Renault; Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains

    I'm only a poor corrupt official. Capt. Louis Renault; Claude Rains


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    “She can't take much more of this captain. Shell blow up any minute now!” Scotty in Star Trek!

    “L...Like a glove!” Ace Ventura

    “Beam me up Scotty!” Captain Kirk, Star Trek

    “Houston, we have a problem.” Tom Hanks in Apollo 13

    “Laugh it up fuzzball!” Harrison Ford as Han Solo to the Wookie, Chewbacca (Now where did I hear that just recently?)
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    William Wallace: I am William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

    Veteran: Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live.

    William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!
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    For me the movie Wall Street has some classic one lines

    "If the guy owned a funeral parlor no one would die"

    "Not only would you sell your mother to make a buck, you'd send her C.O.D."

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