Any good movie or television show with any decent respect for itself leaves behind memorable famous movie quotes or sharp TV quotes for the general public to ponder and reflect on.
However, the really, really good and famous movies quotes do more than just inspire and tickle your brain!
The absolute best movie quotes somehow cleverly manage to insert themselves into everyday language.
For instance, how many times have you heard someone in a thick German accent quote the classic Terminator lines "Hasta la vista, baby" or "I'll be back" when they were taking their leave.
Or who haven't heard someone taking a shot at impersonating Robert De Niro from Taxi Driver "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?" when feigning to be insulted by something someone had said to them or when standing in front of a mirror?
Yes, quite often we encounter these great movie sayings and have a fond memory of the first time we heard these immortal lines. Of course, such immortal lines aren't limited to just movies by any means. There are also a number of famous television quotes out there as well for us to delight in.
Have a look at the movie quotes below and think about when you might have heard some of these classic lines.
Let's start off with one of the most movie quotes from mr. Humphrey Bogart himself when he symbolically toasts to Ingrid Bergman:
Here's looking at you, kid.
~ Casablanca (1942) ~
How many times has someone said the below immortal line with their cheesy Carey Grant voice and had you roll your eyes.
It is tired, it is clichéd, but it is still a classic nonetheless :-)
Don't apologize - it's a sign of weakness.
~ She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) ~
Know what else is a sign of weakness? That exact line! No, but in all seriousness, this is a motivational speech tool that is going to leave people with a bit to think about.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
~ Betty Davis in All About Eve (1950) ~
When you hear this line, there is no doubt that you are going to wonder where the heck that bumpy ride is coming from.
While it clearly makes no sense out of context, it is still fun to say to see if you can get an agitated look from someone on the sidelines.
Of course, outside of all the popular and famous movie quotes we find that television also produces some famous TV quotes as well.
Television is notorious for having some off key and rather special quotes as well.
And no matter how ideal family life was portrayed in the famous Cosby Show back in the good old 1980s, it's great to see that even the always very correct Claire Huxtable is only human! Check out these classic lines:
New rule in this house starting now! Nobody's to touch anybody anywhere with anything for the rest of their lives!
~ Claire Huxtable - The Cosby Show (Phylicia Rashad) ~
And now let's leave scene for Jerry Seinfield:
I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?
~ Jerry Seinfeld ~
While we clearly understand that the humor is that the illiterate individual has trouble reading, the real question might be: Will dyslexic people do better or worse with words when they are eating the jumbled alphabet soup? Yes, this is an interesting question but it is probably also one of most irrelevant questions known to man! That's why we like it! :-)
Of course, we also find that many of our beloved dramas also added a sense of cynicism and humor into the mix as well. Here is an example of one of the funny famous TV quotes that comes from the X-Files.
Your contact, while interesting in the context of science fiction, was, at least in my memory, recounting a poorly veiled synopsis of an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
~ Gillian Anderson as Agent Scully in the X-Files ~
Sarcasm is an impressive tool that television writers use to help lighten to mood. While the information dense X-Files quote above may need some time to properly sink in and plant its seed of humor, it was well worth it, wasn't it!
As we continue in this process, it's now time to take a step back from these famous TV quotes and return to some of the movie quotes.
Since they do say laughter is the best medicine, we should take a moment to enjoy some of the best famous funny movie quotes that have ever released.
Imagine the panic and insanity of being on an airplane that has no pilot. Terrible, right!
Then add a bit of Mr. Leslie "Don't Call Me Shirley" Nielsen to this catastrophic equation and you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Here is a great quote from the classic film Airplane.
There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
~ Airplane ~
And while enjoying our stay in the territory of the absurd let's continue with the Wizard of Oz:
Scarecrow (Ray Bolger): 'I haven't got a brain ... only straw.'
Dorothy (Judy Garland): '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.'
~ Wizard of Oz ~
Could this have been a social commentary on people who have trouble thinking for themselves? Noooo!
While there is no doubt that many people enjoy talking before ever thinking about the words that are coming out, this social commentary is a legendary one that you should consider when someone has a moment where they are talking without their two tiny brain cells connecting.
While staying within the area of lots of talking with little content, let's have a look at something many guys probably recognize:
Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
~ Dumb and Dumber ~
If you're a guy, you know you are guilty of this. You're sitting around as your girl friend starts talking about shoes, clothes and how ... well, you actually don't really know what comes next because you're not really paying attention anymore! ;-)
And staying within the realm of humor: One of the favorite things to do in Hollywood in the old days was to use humor with a play on words. What we find here is a look at one such quote about an elephant being in someone's pyjamas.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got in my pyjamas, I don't know.
~ Animal Crackers ~
These were of course just some of the famous funny movie quotes that are out there.
But as far as movie quotes go, there are other categories out there. One in particular is the popular movies quotes that have graced the big screen.
In this way some good old movie quote are often recycled and thus reappear in newer films.
Here are some great famous quotes:
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
~ Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind ~
Nothing more than a polite kiss off, we find that modern words have suddenly taken over this wonderful saying.
In fact, take a few moments to think about the last time you looked at your boss and said that you didn't give a four letter word as well.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
~ The Godfather ~
Yes, this was a classic line. It makes you wonder what the offer was and why you couldn't have been enlisted to enjoy the offer as well.
It seems like Mr. Brando kept you out of the loop, but don't cry. Eventually a horse's head ended up in someone's bed and you just know they weren't able to clean the sheets.
I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
~ The Wizard of OZ ~
Spoken after falling through a tornado, it makes all of us yearn for the chance to be sucked away into a brightly colored place full of munchkins and lollipops.
Oh, and of course a never ending yellow brick road to a majestically city. Or as some might call it: Hollywood.
May the Force be with you.
~ Star Wars: A New Hope ~
Harrison Ford delivered this classic line in one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.
For many people, this quote has defined an era and helped to create a following of Star Wars fans who quote it ever chance they get. In fact, May the 4th every year is devoted to this classic line!
Here is a look at a few more of the great movie quotes you are going to find.
I love the smell of napalm in the morning!
~ Apocalypse Now ~
E.T. phone home.
~ E.T. ~
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
~ Silence of the Lambs ~
As you can see from war movies to science fiction and ever horror, the movie quotes that are out there remain a unique and collective set of sayings.
Beyond these great movie quotes, we also have some famous TV quotes from popular television series. Take a look at some of the Sex and the City quotes below.
Here is a look at some of the best Sex and the City quotes that can be found.
These items took everything from sex to fashion and delivered them in a brilliant manner with some of the best writing around.
Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts?
~ Carrie ~
How does that work? You go to bed one night, wake up the next morning, and poof - you're a lesbian?
~ Carrie ~
Whatever happened to aging gracefully?
~ Miranda ~
My hair hurts.
~ Charlotte (after drinking too much) ~
I think I have monogamy. I caught it from you.
~ Samantha ~
While these are obviously some of the cleaner Sex and the City quotes, you can tell from these lines that there was some wit and charm that took place in this television show.
Perhaps that is one of the reasons why it remained as popular as it did for so long.
Let's take further look at some of the different famous TV quotes that are out there. This will help us put some of the famous movie quotes into perspective and consider how the two end up relating in this process.
Because of its recent popularity, we should take a moment to look at some of The Office quotes.
This of course proves to be an important factor to consider when you look at these quotes:
Your pencils are creating a health hazard. I could fall and pierce an organ.
~ Dwight Schrute ~
Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train.
~ Jim Halpert ~
This is our receptionist, Pam. If you think she's cute now, you should have seen her a couple years ago.
~ Michael Scott ~
This is an environment of welcoming, and you should just get the hell outta here.
~ Michael Scott ~
I suggested we flip a coin, but Angela said she doesn't like to gamble. Of course by saying that, she was gambling that I wouldn't smack her.
~ Pam Beesley ~
As you can see from these quotes, they deal with quite a number of topics that you would find in the office. Granted, some of them would probably get you fired if you actually used them in your own place of business, you are going to find that these do remain humorous enough that you can still relate to them in your own environment. That is one of the reasons as to why they are famous TV quotes after all.
From here, it might be a good idea to check out some of the other famous quotes and get an idea of some of the classic lines that are out there.
Perhaps some of the most memorable you will find are the Princess Bride quotes.
For the time, this was one of the most popular romantic adventure tales around and it had a quality and depth to it that people could relate to and children in turn really loved.
Here is a look at some of the best quotes to come from this film.
We are men of action, lies do not become us.
~ Westley ~
You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.
~ Fezzik ~
You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.
~ Buttercup ~
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
~ Inigo Montoya ~
She is alive, or was an hour ago. If she is otherwise when I find her I shall be very put out.
~ Prince Humperdinck ~
As you can tell from this collection of movie quotes, this movie had romance, it had action and above all, it had wit as well. It is no wonder that this movie is considered to have some excellent famous movie quotes as well.
Of course, any set of quotes will also need to touch on one particular movie that seems to have dominated quotes over the years. Star Wars quotes are in essence some of the most repeated movie quotes you will find in both film and your day to day life.
From Yoda to Luke Skywalker and his father Darth Vader, you are going to find that this film franchise has some of the most unique, famous quotes of any movies that are out there.
Here is a look at some of those Star Wars quotes.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
~ Star Wars: Episode 4, spoken by Princess Leia ~
Yes, this was a classic line. But the question becomes: If Obi-Wan was her only hope, why did Luke Skywalker save her?
Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?
~ Star Wars: Episode 5, spoken by Princess Leia ~
Han Solo: "Not a bad bit of rescuing, huh? You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.
Princess Leia: "That doesn't sound too hard." ~ Star Wars Quotes ~
I'm Luke Skywalker, I'm here to rescue you.
~ Star Wars: Episode 4 ~
Luke, I am your father
~ Star Wars: Episode 5 ~
These were some fairly popular quotes that came from the Star Wars franchise and most of us remember when we sat there and heard each line for the first time.
In fact, for many people those famous movie quotes bring back memories of our childhood and memories from a long time ago.
While we love and remember some of the great famous movie quotes that were big in the past, it's also important to take a look at some of the more recent quotes from both movies and television as you never know which ones are going to prove to be future classic lines that will be quoted for future generations:
This connection between me and Voldemort ... what if the reason for it is that I am becoming more like him? I just feel so angry, all the time. What if after everything that I've been through, something's gone wrong inside me? What if I'm becoming bad?
~ Harry Potter ~
Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig / Does whatever a Spider-Pig does / Can he swing / from a web? / No he can't / He's a pig / Look out! / He is the Spider-Pig!
~ Homer Simpson in The Simpsons ~
He's playing fetch ... with my kids ... he's treating my kids like they're dogs.
~ Debbie in Knocked Up ~
What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?
~ Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men ~
These are just some modern famous movie quotes that could prove to stand the test of time.
There is no doubt that as things continue into the future that new movies will bring out exciting new famous movie quotes that are going to have an impact in our culture.
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