Best Lines

There are many great ones and ones that make a movie unforgettable.

Send us some of your favorite memorable snippets of dialogue!

“I’m not an actor, I’m a movie star!”
— Peter O’Toole, “My Favorite Year”, 1982

“I think everything must go back to the fact I had a very anxious childhood. You know, my mother never had time for me. When you’re the middle child in a family of five million, you don’t get any attention.”
— Woody Allen, the voice of Z the ant, Antz, 1998

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
— Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now, 1979

”Houston, we have a problem.”
— Tom Hanks, Apollo 13, 1995

”Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By’.”
— Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca, 1942

”Here’s looking at you, kid.”
— Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca, 1942

”We’ll always have Paris.”

— Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca, 1942

”Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
— Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca, 1942

”Round up the usual suspects.”
— Claude Rains, Casablanca, 1942

”You know what happens to nosey fellows? They lose their noses.”
— Roman Polanski, Chinatown, 1974

”What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
— Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke, 1967

”I could dance with you till the cows come home. . . On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows when you come home.”
— Duck Soup, 1933

”If you build it, he will come.”
— The Voice, Field of Dreams, 1989

”Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
— Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump, 1994

”I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
— Marlon Brando, The Godfather, 1972

”Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
— Clark Gable, Gone With The Wind, 1939

”I want to be alone.”
— Greta Garbo, Grand Hotel, 1932

”Well, it’s not the men in your life that counts, it’s the life in your men.”
— Mae West, I’m No Angel, 1933

”Show me the money!”
— Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire, 1996

”The key here, I think, is to not think of death as an end. But. . . but. . . think of it more as a very effective way of cutting down on your expenses.”
— Woody Allen, Love and Death, 1975

”I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”
— Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy, 1969

Frank (Leslie Nielsen): “Saayyy, nice beaver!”
Jane (Priscilla Presley): “Thanks. I just had it stuffed!”
— The Naked Gun, 1988

”I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
— Peter Finch, Network, 1976

”I’ll be sitting here waiting. . . in bed. . . With my legs open.”
— Penelope Cruz, Nine, 2009

”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.”
— Marlon Brando, On The Waterfront, 1954

”Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
— Gary Cooper, The Pride of the Yankees, 1942

”Well, nobody’s perfect.”
— Joe E. Brown, Some Like It Hot, 1959

”Dave, what are you doing, Dave? . . . I know things haven’t been quite right with me lately . . .”
— Douglas Raines, the voice of HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

”May the Force be with you.”
— Alex McCrindle, Star Wars, 1977

”Stella! Hey, Stella!”
— Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951

”I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.”
— Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard, 1950

”All right, Mr. De Mille. I’m ready for my closeup.”
— Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard, 1950

”You talking to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talkin’ to?”
— Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976

”I’ll be back.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator, 1984

”Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”
— Alfonso Bedoya, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948

”I’ll have what she’s having.”
— Estelle Reiner, When Harry Met Sally, 1989