I have been obsessed with movies ever since I was a small child and even though the dynamic has changed somewhat since the inception of sites such as Netflix, I still love going to the movie theater. I went just last week with my regular movie partner Gregory Lindae, and we were talking about some of the greatest movie quotes of all time. Naturally we disagreed on a lot and my good friend asked me to spend some time and put my favorite quotes together. And so I have finally whittled it down and here is my list, let me know what you think.
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”
– Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness
“Houston, we have a problem.”
– Apollo 13
“Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does”
– David Schwimmer, from Kissing a Fool
“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”
– Heath Ledger, from 10 Things I Hate About You
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”
– from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.
– from Factotum
Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever.
— Leonardo di Caprio from The Beach
“The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.”
— The Silver Linings Playbook
“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
— Notting Hill
And there you have it, my favorite movie quote of all time, what would yours be? Let us know in the comments section below this post.