AFI has their list of their top 100 best movie lines of all time, but I feel like creating my own. These will not be in any particular order, but just as they come to mind. Hope you enjoy. This is only part one, as there is no way I could include all my favorite lines in one post.
1) “Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” –The Princess Bride (1987)
2)”Pee-wee: There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.
Dottie: I don’t understand.
Pee-wee: You don’t wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel. So long, Dott.” –Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
3)”Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.” –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
4)”Jed Cooper: You don’t remember me, do you?
Jed Cooper: [showing his hanging scar] When you hang a man, you better look at him.”–Hang ‘Em High (1968)
5)”Rhett Butler: No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.–Gone with the Wind (1939)
6)”Edward Lewis: You can’t charge me for directions!
Vivian: I can do anything I want to baby, I ain’t lost”–Pretty Woman (1990)
9)George McFly: Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain. “–Back to the Future (1985)
10)Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. –The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962)
9)Jefferson Smith: You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land of the Free in history books. Then they get to be men they forget even more. Liberty’s too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I’m free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn’t, I can, and my children will. Boys ought to grow up remembering that.–Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
10) “Atticus Finch: You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. –To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
11) “Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”–Airplane (1980)
12)”Uncle Henry Gale: Dorothy? Well, what has Dorothy done?
Miss Gulch: What she’s done? I’m all but lame from the bite on my leg!
Uncle Henry Gale: Oh! You mean she bit you?
Miss Gulch: No, her dog!
Uncle Henry Gale: Oh, she bit her dog, eh?”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)
13)“Princess Leia: Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.
Han Solo: Who’s scruffy-looking?” –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
14)Elaine Harper: But Mortimer, you’re going to love me for my mind, too.
Mortimer Brewster: One thing at a time! “–Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
15)Henry Frankenstein: It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!–Frankenstein (1931)
16)Alfred Kralik: “You know, people seldom go to the trouble of scratching the surface of things to find the inner truth.”–The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
17)”George McFly: Yes. Yes. I’m George. George McFly. I’m your density. I mean, your destiny.”–Back to the Future (1985)
18)”Count Dracula: I bid you welcome.”–Dracula (1931)
19)”Jerry: [normal voice] I’m a man!
Osgood: [shrugs] Well, nobody’s perfect!”–Some Like It Hot! (1959)
20)”Ellie Andrews: I’ll stop a car, and I won’t use my thumb!
Peter Warne: What’re you gonna do?
Ellie Andrews: It’s a system all my own.”–It Happened One Night (1934)
22)Jefferson Smith: Because of just one, plain, simple rule: Love thy neighbor. And in this world today, full of hatred, a man who knows that one rule has a great trust. You know that rule, Mr. Paine, and I loved you for it, just as my father did. And you know that you fight for the lost causes harder than for any others. Yes, you even die for them, like a man we both knew, Mr. Paine. You think I’m licked. You all think I’m licked. Well, I’m not licked. And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if the room gets filled with lies like these, and the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place. –Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
23)”Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. “–Ferris Buellar Day’s Off (1986)
24) “Johnny: [in a creepy voice] They’re coming to get you, Barbara!–Night of the Living Dead (1968)
25)”Macaulay Connor: Doggone it, C.K. Dexter Haven. Either I’m gonna sock you or you’re gonna sock me.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Shall we toss a coin?”–The Philadelphia Story (1940)
26)Prince Phillip: Now, father, you’re living in the past. This is the 14th century!”–Sleeping Beauty (1959)
27)”Yoda: No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try. ” –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
28)”Jenny Williams: Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.”–The Wolf Man (1941)
29)”Ugarte: You despise me, don’t you?
Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would.” –Casablanca (1942)
30)”William Wallace: They may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”–Braveheart (1995)
31)”Buzz: You are a sad, strange little man.”–Toy Story (1995)
32)”Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.
Shop assistant: Oh.
Vivian: You people work on commission, right?
Shop assistant: Yeah.
Vivian: Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now. “–Pretty Woman (1990)
33)”Harry Callahan: You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”–Dirty Harry (1971)
34)”Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”–Dracula (1931)
35)Forrest Gump: My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” –Forrest Gump (1994)
36) “Andrew: We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”–The Breakfast Club (1985)
37)“Auntie Em Gale: Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn’t mean that you have the power to run the rest of us. For twenty-three years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now… well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!”–Wizard of Oz (1939)
38) “Sugar: Been waiting long?
Junior: [gallantly] It’s not how long you wait, it’s who you’re waiting for! “–Some Like it Hot (1959)
39)”Darth Vader: No…I AM your father.” –Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
40)”Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” –Gone With the Wind (1939)
41)”Johnny: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”–Dirty Dancing (1987)
42)”Westley: As you wish. ” –The Princess Bride (1987)
43)”Ben Richards: I’m not into politics. I’m into survival.”–The Running Man (1987)
44) “Pee-wee: I know you are, but what am I?”–Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
45) “Buzz: To infinity, and beyond!”–Toy Story (1995)
46)”Mrs. de Winter: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”–Rebecca (1940)
47) “Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.”–Forrest Gump (1994)
48) “Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…
Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…
Claire Standish: …a princess…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?… Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)
49) “Dorothy: Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! “–Wizard of Oz (1939)
50)“Han Solo: May the Force be with you” –Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
51)”Flora: Thou sword of truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!” –Sleeping Beauty (1959)
52)”Detective John Kimble: Stop whining! You kids are soft. You lack discipline. Well, I’ve got news for you. You are mine now. You belong to me…No more complaining. No more “Mr. Kimble, I have to go the bathroom”. Nothing! There *is* no bathroom!”–Kindergarten Cop (1990)
53)”Lou: You gonna order something, kid?
Marty McFly: Ah, yeah. Give me- Give me a Tab.
Lou: Tab? I can’t give you a tab unless you order something.
Marty McFly: Right. Give me a Pepsi Free.
Lou: You want a Pepsi, pal, you’re gonna pay for it.”–Back to the Future(1985)
54) “Baby: I carried a watermelon.”–Dirty Dancing (1987)
55)”Darth Vader: The Force is strong with this one.” –Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
56)”Baron St. Fontanel: A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven. “–Sabrina (1954)
57)”Scarlett: Sir, you are no gentleman.
Rhett Butler: And you, Miss, are no lady. “–Gone With the Wind (1939)
58)”Antoinette Lilly: Are you for real?
Bronco Billy McCoy: I’m who I want to be. “–Bronco Billy (1980)
59)“Rick: All right, I will. Here’s looking at you, kid.” –Casablanca (1942)
60)”Vizzini: HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”–The Princess Bride (1987)
61) “The Terminator: I’ll be back.”–The Terminator (1984)
62) “Andrew: [after Claire has given Allison a makeover] What happened to you?
Allison Reynolds: Why? Claire did it… What’s wrong?
Andrew: Nothing’s wrong… it’s just so different, you know? I can see your face. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)
63) “Large Marge: Be sure and tell ’em Large Marge sent ya! Heh heh heh heh heh. “–Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
64) “Obi-Wan: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Stormtrooper: These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.” –Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
65) “Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.”–Forrest Gump (1994)
66)”John Bernard Books: I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them. ” –The Shootist (1976))
67)”John Bender: Well, Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch. All the food groups are represented. Did your mom marry Mr. Rogers?
Brian Johnson: Uh, no. Mr. Johnson. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)
68)”Wizard of Oz: A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. “–Wizard of Oz (1939)
69)”Charlotte Vale: Oh Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.”–Now, Voyager (1942)
70) “Marty McFly: Whoa. This is heavy.
Dr. Emmett Brown: There’s that word again. “Heavy.” Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull? “
71)”Scarlett: As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again. “–Gone With the Wind (1939)
72) “Economics Teacher: Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?”–Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
73)”Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”–Casablanca (1942)
74)”Vito Corleone: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”–The Godfather (1972)
75)”Detective John Kimble: Emma, take your toy back to the carpet and sit down.
Emma: I’m not a policeman, I’m a princess!
Detective John Kimble: Take your toy back to the carpet!
Emma: [softly] I’m not policeman, I’m a princess.
Detective John Kimble: TAKE IT BACK!
Emma: [miserable] All right. “–Kindergarten Cop (1990)
76)”Wicked Witch of the West: You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)
77) “Forrest Gump: That’s all I have to say about that.”–Forrest Gump (1994)
78)”Bender: You gonna make me?
Bender: You and how many of your friends?
Andrew: Just me. Just you and me. Two hits. Me hitting you. You hitting the floor. Anytime you’re ready, pal. “–The Breakfast Club (1985)
79) “Terry: You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am…”–On the Waterfront (1954)
80)”Rick: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. “–Casablanca (1942)
81)”Scarlett: After all… tomorrow is another day.”–Gone With the Wind (1939)
82) “William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives”–Braveheart (1995)
83) “Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Man in Black: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know…
Man in Black: Get used to disappointment. ” –The Princess Bride (1987)
84)”Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. “–Back to the Future (1985)
85)”Rick: We’ll always have Paris.” –Casablanca (1942)
86)”Detective John Kimble: It’s not a tumor! It’s not a tumor. At all! “–Kindergarten Cop (1990)
87)“Wizard of Oz: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)
88) “Captain Renault: Round up the usual suspects.”–Casablanca (1942)
89)”Vizzini: You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia’ – but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line’!”–The Princess Bride (1987)
90)”Dr. Emmett Brown: Great Scott!”
91)”Miracle Max: Have fun stormin’ da castle.”–The Princess Bride (1987)
92)”William Wallace: It’s all for nothing if you don’t have freedom. “–Braveheart (1995)
93)”Dorothy: There’s no place like home! “–The Wizard of Oz (1939)
94)”The Terminator: Come with me if you want to live.”–The Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
95) “The Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.”–The Princess Bride (1987)
96)”Wicked Witch of the West: “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”–The Wizard of Oz (1939)
97)”Bronco Billy McCoy: You should never kill a man unless it’s absolutely necessary. “–Bronco Billy (1980)
98)”Norman Bates: A boy’s best friend is his mother.”–Psycho (1961)
99)”Clemenza: Mikey, why don’t you tell that nice girl you love her? I love you with all-a my heart, if I don’t see-a you again soon, I’m-a gonna die. “–The Godfather (1972)
Part 2 to come soon
For more on Back to the Future, go to The Clock is Ticking!
For more on Braveheart, go to Pot o’ Gold
For more on Dracula, go to I Bid You Welcome!
For more on Frankenstein, go to It’s Alive, it’s ALIVE!
For more on Gone With the Wind, go to At the End of the Rainbow
For more on Hang ‘Em High, go to In Rhapsody Over Clint Eastwood
For more on It Happened One Night, go to I Don’t Want the Money
For more on Phantom of the Opera, go to Feast Your Eyes on My Accursed Ugliness
For more on Sabrina, go to It’s BACK!
For more on Sleeping Beauty, go to According to Disney
For more on Star Wars, go to Apologies
For more on The Breakfast Club, go to When Everything is Going Your Way
For more on The Princess Bride, go to What I’d Like For Christmas