Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Great Movie Quotes - Part Five

It's part five of my list of great movie quotes. You know the drill by now- none of the "Here's looking at you, kid" stuff, but some wonderful movie lines that should be better known. Here are ten more in chronological order.

"Quit worrying about the truth all the time. Worry about yourself."
Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) to Edie (Eva-Marie Saint), On The Waterfront (1954)

"We're really something, aren't we? The only animals that shove stuff up our ass for survival."
Papillon (Steve McQueen), Papillon (1973)

"We are smart enough not to buy into the oldest myth running- love.   A fashion created to keep people from jumping from windows." 
Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987)

"If we were here to keep the women happy, sure we'd still be in paradise."
Bull (Richard Harris), The Field (1990)

"No woman's worth a bullet between the eyes, am I right or wrong?" - George (Joe Mategna)
"Depends on whose eyes and which woman." 
Bugsy (Warren Beatty), Bugsy (1991)

"You know why the Yankees always win, Frank?" - Frank Abagnale, Sr. (Christopher Walken)
"They have Mickey Mantle?" - Franks Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo Di Caprio)
"It's because the other teams can't stop looking at those damn pinstripes."
Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older."
James Barrie (Johnny Depp), Finding Neverland (2004)

"Do you have any idea what breakfast cereal is made of? It's those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners."
Willie Wonka (Johnny Depp), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"If you're good at something, never do it for free."
The Joker (Heath Ledger), The Dark Knight (2008)

"Why did they hang him so high?" - Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld)
"I do not know. Possibly in the belief that it would make him more dead."
Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), True Grit (2010)

P.S. All great lines, but how do you top that line from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?


  1. That Dark Knight quote is an instant classic. Amazing coincidence is that it was running through my head yesterday. Words to live by.

  2. Maurice:

    That is a neat coincidence. Too many people just want to give their work away these days. To me that cheapens everything.

    Thanks for writing.