Daily life is already filled with incredibly dull and uninspired small talk. So why would anyone want to part with a portion of their weekly budget to cringe at the same mind-numbing dialogue in a movie theater? These ten movie quotes are so badass that audience members everywhere have already adopted many of them.
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." – "The Godfather"
Marlon Brando played Don Vito, head of the Corleone crime family, the offers he was making were not exactly friendly real estate deals. This cryptic comment added eerie insight into just how much doing business with the Don was a truly "life and death" situation.
"You talkin' to me?" – "Taxi Driver"
Travis Bickle is an angry sociopath practicing for future confrontation in front of a mirror—pointing guns at his reflection. This cabby's volcanic personality morphed itself into a fetish for porn, arsenals and isolation in crowed New York City of all places. Bickle's quote may make riding the subway suddenly seem like a much safer transportation option.
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning." – "Apocolypse Now"
"Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting." – "Man On Fire"
A movie quote like this can only come from a mass murderer, a traumatized soldier or an assassin. In this case, it comes from the latter. Denzel Washington's emotionless character Creasy expresses this attitude via his knack for giving low-lifes a new landlord—The Higher Power.
"Go ahead, make my day." – "Sudden Impact"
If the audience was unaware of this legendary Clint Eastwood character's appetite for destruction—this movie quote said it all. When the profanity-filled precursors to a fight just will not do—this quote will certainly take the instigation of violence to the next level.
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" – "Network"
This movie quote proved that "going postal" does not only happen when getting fired from the post office. When work relations flair up in this world of television journalism – anger and outrage need an open ear and some vacation time.
“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – "The Godfather Part II"
Al Pacino not only proved to be a formidable replacement leader for the fallen Don Vito Corleone, but he also shared his flair for catchy life lessons. This movie quote evolved to the level of becoming a common survival tactic. Never has the value of trust been given a higher price tag than this.
"Say 'hello' to my little friend!" – "
Al Pacino knows how to turn well-written movie dialogue into an unforgettable auditory bumper sticker. This movie quote is so common in popular culture that people who have never even seen the movie have probably said it before. With "little friends" like these—you may prefer enemies.
"Snap out of it!" – "Moonstruck"
The superstar Cher plays Loretta Castorini—a woman stuck between choosing her fiancé or his younger brother for her next relationship. As this secret passion gets steamy enough to blur Loretta's vision, she feels compelled to slap the flirtatious smirk clean off of her admirer's face. The next time a potential lover transforms into a creepy stalker— keep this movie quote in mind (the slap is optional).
"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee." – "Pulp Fiction"
It is not Easter Sunday mass and Jules is not auditioning to become the next Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Writer and director Quentin Tarantino has fashioned this movie quote for Samuel L. Jackson as a "pre-game sermon" to cold-blooded murder. These are prayers that the drug dealers in that room probably do not want answered.