It may be true that every film has one memorable line, but these are 10 most famous movie quotes of all time, the quotes that have withstood the test of time. These are the lines that captivates the entire audience and remains in their minds forever.
''E.T phone home.'' No one really knows why this particular quote stood out amongst all the rest in the ''E.T'' film. Perhaps it's the sense of childlike wonder in all of us that can relate to this being's yearning to return home. This simple line was uttered around the world either as a parody or homage to this incredible movie.
''Hey, don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someone I love.'' This line uttered by Woody Allen in ''Annie Hall'' speaks for itself in every way. It shows the genius of the writer for conceiving such a simple yet bitingly hilarious quote.
''Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape!'' One could probably judge the value of a quote by how much it has been used or parodied over the years. This one has been used so many times in so many different scenarios that its power must be acknowledged.
"My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.''The words of a great philosopher transcribed into layman terms and uttered by Tom Hanks. How much better could it get? This quote just goes to show, that even someone with an I.Q of 75 can have good ideas too.
''I'll be back.'' One more line for the history books. Not only was James Cameron's ''Terminator 2'' one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time. Arnold's unique performance and Austrian accent gave way to this, and many other quotes that will be warmly parodied for decades to come.
''Go ahead, make my day.''These five words sum up the overall personality of Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan: gritty, tough, and won't give a second thought to blowing your face off with his .44 Magnum.
''Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.'' How could a quote from ''The Wizard of Oz'' not be on this list? The pure innocence of Dorothy shines in this quote, and the movie in general sets a standard for all colored motion pictures in the future.
''May the force be with you'' A line once uttered only by Harrison Ford, other Jedi knights and Star Wars geeks everywhere. Not even George Lucas could have forseen the impact this line would have on society, as it gave birth to a full-fledged religion.
''Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.'' Fun fact: If the prices of movie tickets sales were adjusted for inflation, ''Gone with the Wind'' would be the highest-grossing movie of all time. It's a small wonder why this quote ended up second on this list. Critics and viewers of classic movies alike must agree that this film firmly cemented itself as one of the greatest in American cinema, and this quote was a major contributor.
''Bond, James Bond.'' A line that only the coolest, classiest and suavest of men can pull off. First passed through the lips of Sir Sean Connery in ''Dr. No,''the Bond franchise might just be the most enduring movie series ever made. Every Mr. Bond after Connery must prove that he's worth his salt by successfully uttering to the audience the greatest movie quote of all time.
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