Selected by Premiere Magazine (in their August 2000 issue)

Hint: Move your mouse pointer over the yellow star next to each quote to identify the source of the film quote (some of the stars are linked to the film's identification and a detailed description of the film).

"I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."

"I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
"We didn't need dialogue. We had faces."
"All right, Mr. De Mille. I'm ready for my closeup."

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

"I'd hate to take a bite out of you. You're a cookie full of arsenic."

"I just want to say one word to you - just one word.... 'plastics.'"

"E.T. phone home."


"Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine."

"Michael...we're bigger than U.S. Steel."

- "Why would a guy wanna marry a guy?"
- "Security."

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms."

"Miss Casswell is an actress, a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Art."

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."

"As God is my witness, as God is my witness, they're not going to lick me! I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again - no, nor any of my folks! If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill! As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

"...I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

(NOT "...I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!")
"Go ahead, make my day."

"You owe me money!"

"Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!"

"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"

"You know, you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle."

"If they move, kill 'em."

"Well, nobody's perfect."

- "Tell me, how did you find America?"
- "Turn left at Greenland."
"The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin!"

"You don't understand! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. Let's face it......It was you, Charley."

"I'll be back."

"Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous plot we have ever had to face."

" I'll have what she's having."

"If you don't get the President of the United States on that phone, do you know what's gonna happen to you?...You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company."

"Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

"Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

"I stick my neck out for nobody."

"Can I borrow your underpants for ten minutes?"

"All of a sudden, she's playing Hamlet's mother!"
- "I'm afraid Mr. De Witt would find me boring before too long."
- "You won't bore him, honey. You won't even get a chance to talk."

"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."

"Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"

"Use the Force, Luke."

"They call me Mister Tibbs."

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

"I've got his trunk all packed. I've had it packed for a week now."
"Old age, it's the only disease...that you don't look forward to being cured of."
"Everything was his idea...except my leaving him."
"Five years ago, he wrote from that place down there in the South, uh, what's it called? Shangri-La? El Dorado? Sloppy Joe's?"

"Mmmm-hmmm! This is a tasty burger!"

"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."

"So I got that going for me, which is nice."

"Show me the money!"

- "Did you hear what I said, Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you."
- "Shut up and deal!"

"You're tearing me apart!"

"Then close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, 'There's no place like home'."

"Here's looking at you, kid."

"That is one nutty hospital."

"...Bond. James Bond."

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow."

(NOT "If you want me, just whistle.")
"He-e-e-e-re's Johnnie!"

"Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!"

"We find the defendants incredibly guilty."

"I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen."

- "You want answers?"
- "I want the truth!"
- "You can't handle the truth!"

"Made it Ma! Top of the world!"

"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."

"You talkin' to me?"

"Licorice, mmmm. If there's anything I'm a sucker for, it's licorice."

"Pa's got things for you to do, and Mother wants you. I know she does. Shane. Shane. Come back. 'Bye, Shane."

"I am Spartacus."

"Yeah, I was in the s--t."

"What do you mean, I'm funny?...You mean the way I talk? What?...Funny how? I mean, what's funny about it?...But I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to f--kin' amuse you? What do you mean, funny? Funny how? How'm I funny??...How the f--k am I funny? What the f--k is so funny about me? Tell me? Tell me what's funny!..."

"Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops, that is, depending on the breaks."

"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."

"The horror...the horror."

"We belong dead."

"You shouldn't ask me for advice...When it comes to relationships with women, I'm the winner of the August Strindberg award."

"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."

"Get away from her, you bitch!"

"We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives."
"Last night I saw a flying object that couldn't have possibly been from this planet...But I can't say a word! I'm muzzled by army brass!"
"All you of Earth - are idiots!"

- "He was from my village. He was the village idiot!"
- "Yeah, what'd you do, place?"

"Don't you f--kin' look at me!"

"No wire hangers!"

"Oh, no. It wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning...smells like...victory."

"Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it."

"I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies."

"I'm the king of the world!"


"Yippie kay-yay, mother@#!%er."

- "Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules."
- "You want me to hold the chicken, huh?"
- "I want you to hold it between your knees."

"Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn."

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"

"Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet. Wait a minute, I tell ya, you ain't heard nothin'! Do you wanna hear 'Toot, Toot, Tootsie!'?"

"Round up the usual suspects."
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

"Go, get the butter."

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