10 Best Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life

Sunday, March 20 by Sheldon Reid

When things are rough, remember these 10 best movie quotes to get you through life. Although movies are primarily a source of entertainment, these lines even offer bits of practical wisdom.

  1. "My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." This well-known comparison between daily life and sugary morsels comes from "Forrest Gump." Life can be unpredictable at times and, like this movie, a little absurd.
  2. "Get busy living or get busy dying." While playing the role of an inmate, Morgan Freeman hands you this piece of advice in "The Shawshank Redemption." This movie quote narrows everything down to two very simple options.
  3. "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it." Rafiki, the sagely baboon from Disney's "The Lion King," passes this movie quote down to you. You can reach maturity through analyzing past mistakes.
  4. "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Cheeky student Ferris Bueller delivered this movie quote in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Despite a record of being irresponsible, Bueller's words are wise—don't rush through life.
  5. "Who's to say what is 'proper'? What if it was agreed that 'proper' was wearing a codfish on your head? Would you wear it?" Alice Kingsley may be an oddball, but at least she thinks for herself. You can hear this movie quote in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."
  6. “Sometimes a man’s got to be big enough to see how small he is.” Even a villain can give good advice every now and then. Ben Wade, the main antagonist of "3:10 to Yuma" reminds you to acknowledge your limits.
  7. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." This well-known movie quote is from the 1939 classic "Gone With the Wind." When life hands you a load of stress, don't be afraid to show a little apathy, just be sure to remain cordial.
  8. "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light.” Young wizards expect wise quotes like this one from Dumbledore, the head wizard in the "Harry Potter" series. Even for a Muggle, happiness is never very far away.
  9. “You know, the finest line a man will walk is between success at work and success at home.” This movie quote from "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is for anyone seeking balance in life. A dutiful individual can juggle family life and personal business.
  10. "Whatever you fear most has no power over you. It is the fear that has the power." In "Men Who Stare at Goats," George Clooney offers this bit of advice. His words echo those of President Roosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."