There are some lines in the movies that are so memorable that they almost define the entire movies. Some of my favorite lines are:
The Last of the Mohicans
Hawkeye: My father’s people say that at the birth of the sun and of his brother the moon, their mother died. So the sun gave to the earth her body, from which was to spring all life. And he drew forth from her breast the stars, and the stars he threw into the night sky to remind him of her soul. So there’s the Cameron’s monument. My folks’ too, I guess.
Cora Munro: You are right, Mr. Poe. We do not understand what is happening here. And it’s not as I imagined it would be, thinking of it in Boston and in London…
Hawkeye: Sorry to disappoint you.
Cora Munro: No, on the contrary. It is more deeply stirring to my blood than any imagining could possibly have been.
Cora Munro: What are you looking at, sir?
Hawkeye: I’m looking at you, miss.
“You be strong, you survive… You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you” Hawkeye to Cora
In the Name of the Father
Gerry Conlon: I’m an innocent man. I spent 15 years in prison for something I didn’t do. I watched my father die in a British prison for something he didn’t do. And this government still says he’s guilty. I want to tell them that until my father is proved innocent, until all the people involved in this case are proved innocent, until the guilty ones are brought to justice, I will fight on. In the name of my father and of the truth!
Bridget Jones’ Diary
“I Like You Just as You Are” Mark Darcy to Bridget Jones
“You Complete Me” Jerry to Dorothy, Jerry MacGuire
“Oh shut up, just shut up…You Had Me at Hello” Dorothy to Jerry
While You Were Sleeping
Jerry to Lucy: You’re born into a family. You do not join them like you do the Marines.
Jack: I just wanted to give you this before all the presents started to pile up. I was droppin’ off some furniture in Little Italy. I look in a window, and…
Lucy: [it’s a snow globe of Florence] Florence.
Lucy: Thank you. It’s really beautiful.
Jack: And I wanted to say that I think that Peter… is a very lucky guy.
Lucy: Thank you.
Jack: I had to say that because you’re gonna be my sister-in-law.
Lucy: Ha, ha, ha, ha. Well, I guess we’ll be seeing a lot of each other then.
Lucy: Peter once asked me when I fell in love with Jack. And I told him, “It was while you were sleeping.”
Pride and Prejudice (TV Series)
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
“Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends—whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain.”
“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” (Darcy to Elizabeth)…well, Ardently is a nice word indeed
“You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner.” (Elizabeth to Darcy)
Too many to quote 😀
The Princess Diaries
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowships of the Ring
Frodo: “I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”