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    Cabaret (1972)

  1. I'm going to be a great film star! That is, if booze and sex don't get me first.
      Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles


  2. Mayr tells Kost's fortune every morning, and it's always the same: "You will meet a strange man." Which under the circumstances is a pretty safe bet.
      Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles


  3. Caddyshack (1980)

  4. Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity
      Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik


  5. Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dog food. I've had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it.
      Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik


  6. I've sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn't want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.
      Ted Knight as Judge Smails


  7. A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish.
      Chevy Chase as Ty Webb


  8. I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.
      Chevy Chase as Ty Webb


  9. Remember Danny - Two wrongs don't make a right but three rights make a left.
      Chevy Chase as Ty Webb


  10. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

  11. I don't want to upset you too much, but at the moment you have an excellent chance of being hanged.
      Jose Ferrer as Lt. Barney Greenwald


  12. Mr. Maryk, you may tell the crew for me that there are four ways of doing things aboard my ship: The right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way. They do things my way, and we'll get along.
      Humphrey Bogart as Lt. Commander Queeg


  13. There is no escape from the Caine, save death. We're all doing penance, sentenced to an outcast ship, manned by outcasts, and named after the greatest outcast of them all.
      Fred MacMurray as Lt. Tom Keefer


  14. Calendar Girls (2003)

  15. Lawrence, we're going to need considerably bigger buns.
      Helen Mirren as Chris Harper


  16. Annie, I am 55 years old. If I'm not gonna get them out now, when am I?
      Linda Bassett as Cora


  17. I'd like to welcome Alan Rathbone from York. He's here to tell us about the history of the milk marketing board.
      Geraldine James as Marie


  18. Cannery Row (1982)

  19. The only thing we have in common is that we're both wrong for each other.
      Nick Nolte as Doc


  20. I love Doc! He was a character witness for me, and I ain't got no character.
      Frankie McRae as Hazel


  21. Carrie (1976)

  22. Everyone isnít bad, Mama! Everything isnít a sin!
      Sissy Spacek as Carrie


  23. Casino Royale (1967)

  24. You can't shoot me! I have a very low threshold of death. My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
      Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond


  25. It's depressing that the words "secret agent" have become synonymous with "sex maniac."
      David Niven as Sir James


  26. Cassablanca (1942)

  27. Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
      Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine


  28. Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so.
      Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine


  29. How extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. Some day they may be scarce.
       as Captain Renault


  30. We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
      Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine


  31. Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
      Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine


  32. Here's looking at you kid.
      Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine


  33. Play it again, Sam. [actually this line does not appear verbatim in the movie]
      Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine


  34. Cast Away (2000)

  35. Aha. Look what I've created. I have made FIRE
      Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland


  36. The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
      Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland


  37. Gotta love crab. In the nick of time too. I couldn't take much more of those coconuts. Coconut milk is a natural laxative. That's something Gilligan never told us.
      Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland


  38. Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on.
      Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland


  39. We live and we die by the clock, that's all we have.
      Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland


  40. 87 hours is an eternity. The cosmos was created in less time.
      Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland


  41. Catch-22 (1970)

  42. Let me see if I've got this straight: in order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy and I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy any more and I have to keep flying.
      Alan Arkin as Capt. John Yossarian


  43. I am the most renowned killer of fish in the whole United States Army Air Force.
      Alan Arkin as Capt. John Yossarian


  44. Well, he died. You don't get any older than that.
      Alan Arkin as Capt. John Yossarian


  45. Chariots of Fire (1981)

  46. I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.
      Ian Charleson as Eric Liddell


  47. I'm forever in pursuit and I don't even know what I am chasing.
      Ben Cross as Harold M. Abrahams


  48. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

  49. Mind like parachute - only function when open.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  50. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

  51. Optimist only sees doughnut. Pessimist sees hole.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  52. Hasty conclusion like gunpowder. Easy to explode.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  53. Grain of sand in eye may hide mountain.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  54. Cannot see contents of nut until shell is cracked.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  55. Joy in heart more desirable than bullet.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  56. Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)

  57. If strength were all, tiger would not fear scorpion.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  58. Hasty deduction like ancient egg. Look good from outside.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  59. Necessity mother of invention, but sometimes step-mother of deception.
      Warner Oland as Charlie Chan


  60. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

  61. All those kids yours mister, or is this a picnic?
      Repairman


  62. No person with inner dignity is ever embarrassed.
      Clifton Webb as Frank Gilbreth


  63. Oh, these aren't so many. You ought to see the ones we left behind.
      Clifton Webb as Frank Gilbreth


  64. Chicken Run (2000)

  65. Pushy Americans, always showing up late for every war. Overpaid, oversexed, and over here.
      Benjamin Whitrow as Fowler


  66. So laying eggs all your life and then getting plucked, stuffed and roasted is good enough for you, is it?
      Julia Sawalha as Ginger


  67. Keep pedalling! We're not there yet! You can't see paradise if you don't pedal!
      Benjamin Whitrow as Fowler


  68. The China Syndrome (1979)

  69. He was not a loony. He was the sanest man I ever knew in my life.
      Wuilford Brimley as Ted Spindler


  70. I may be wrong, but I'd say you're lucky to be alive. For that matter, I think we might say the same for the rest of Southern California.
      Michael Alaimo as Greg Minor


  71. Chinatown (1974)

  72. You're dumber than you think I think you are.
      Jack Nicholson as Jake Gittes


  73. Let me explain something to you, Walsh. This business requires a certain amount of finesse.
      Jack Nicholson as Jake Gittes


  74. You've got a nasty reputation, Mr. Gitts. I like that.
      John Huston as Noah Cross


  75. Have you ever heard the expression "Let sleeping dogs lie"? Sometimes you're better off not knowing.
      John Huston as Noah Cross


  76. A Christmas Story (1983)

  77. My little brother had not eaten voluntarily in over three years.
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  78. No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
      Peter Billinsly as Ralphie


  79. You'll shoot your eye out kid.
      Jeff Gillen as Santa


  80. They looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  81. Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  82. We plunged into the cornucopia quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice.
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  83. Aunt Clara had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl.
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  84. What is a lamp, you nincompoop? Tt's a Major Award. I won it!
      Darren McGavin as The Old man


  85. In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  86. Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.
      Darren McGavin as The Old man


  87. Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. Though my personal preference was for Lux, I found that Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the other hand... YECCHH!
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  88. Randy lay there like a slug! It was his only defense!
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  89. My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium, a master.
      Jean Shepherd as narrator (Ralphie as an adult)


  90. Citizen Kane (1941)

  91. I can see you. I know who you are. I watch you... I KNOW. I am what you see. I am what you watch. I am it. I am the hands. I am the feet. I am the eyes. I am the body. I. AM. ROSEBUD. ROOOOSEBUUUD... THE WATCHER. THE FEAR. THE ETERNAL. THE SAINT! You are nothing.
      Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane


  92. Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost. Anyway, it wouldn't have explained anything... I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a... piece in a jigsaw puzzle... a missing piece.
      William Alland as Jerry Thompson


  93. I always gagged on the silver spoon.
      Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane


  94. You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars *next* year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in... 60 years.
      Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane


  95. Don't believe everything you hear on the radio.
      Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane


  96. Old age. It's the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don't look forward to being cured of.
      Everett Sloane as Mr. Bernstein


  97. It isn't enough to tell us what a man did. You've got to tell us who he was.
      Philip Van Zandt as Mr. Rawlston


  98. City of Angels (1998)

  99. I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.
      Nicholas Cage as Seth


  100. What good would wings be if you couldn't feel the wind on your face?
      Sarah Dampf as Susan


  101. Some things are true whether you believe in them or not.
      Nicholas Cage as Seth


  102. City Slickers (1991)

  103. Value this time in your life kids, because this is the time in your life when you still have your choices, and it goes by so quickly.
      Billy Crystal as Mitch Robbins


  104. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

  105. There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.
      Malcolm McDowell as Alex de Large


  106. Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.
      Godfrey Quigley as Prison Chaplain


  107. It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.
      Malcolm McDowell as Alex de Large


  108. There are subtleties! We are not concerned with motives, with the higher ethics. We are concerned only with cutting down crime and with relieving the ghastly congestion in our prisons. He will be your true Christian, ready to turn the other cheek, ready to be crucified rather than crucify, sick to the heart at the thought of killing a fly. Reclamation! Joy before the angels of God! The point is that it works.
      Anthony Sharp as the Minister (MP)


  109. I was cured all right.
      Malcolm McDowell as Alex de Large


  110. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

  111. I know this sounds crazy, but ever since yesterday on the road, I've been seeing this shape. Shaving cream, pillows. Dammit! I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important.
      Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary


  112. I guess you've noticed something a little strange with Dad. It's okay, though. I'm still Dad.
      Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary


  113. Is that it? Is that all you're gonna ask me? Well I got a couple of thousand goddamn questions, you know. I want to speak to someone in charge. I want to lodge a complaint. You have no right to make people crazy! You think I investigate every Walter Cronkite story there is? Huh? If this is just nerve gas, how come I know everything in such detail? I've never been here before. How come I know so much? What the hell is going on around here? Who the hell are you people?
      Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary


  114. Coccoon (1985)

  115. I wouldn't accuse you of dishonesty! I accuse you of being from another planet, but an honest planet!
      Steve Guttenberg as Jack Bonner


  116. Men should be explorers, no matter how old they are. I don't know about anybody else, but I'm going.
      Don Ameche as Art Selwyn


  117. Well I'll tell ya, with the way nature's been cheating us, I don't mind cheating her a little.
      Wilford Brimley as Ben Luckett


  118. The Color Purple (1985)

  119. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
      Margaret Avery as Shug Avery


  120. Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance, and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention... except walk?
      Margaret Avery as Shug Avery


  121. Till you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna' fail.
      Whoopi Goldberg as Celie


  122. Who you think you is? You can't curse nobody. Look at you. You're black, you're poor, you're ugly, you're a woman, you're nothing at all!
      Danny Glover as Albert


  123. You sho is ugly.
      Margaret Avery as Shug Avery


  124. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

  125. There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child.
      Max Von Sydow as King Osrikc


  126. My child, you have come to me my son. For who now is your father if it is not me? I am the well spring, from which you flow. When I am gone, you will have never been. What would your world be, without me?
      James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom


  127. Do you want to live forever?
      Sandahl Bergman as Valeria


  128. Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night.
      James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom


  129. Contemplate your fate upon the Tree of Woe.
      James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom


  130. Contact (1997)

  131. First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?
      Michael Chaban as S.R. Hadden


  132. This isn't a person-to-person call.
      Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway


  133. For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something, some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we? If this is a chance to find out even just a little part of that answer... I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
      Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway


  134. Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web -- at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history.
      Matthew McConaughey as Palmer Joss
  135. They should've sent a poet.
      Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway


  136. You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.
      David Morse as Ted Arroway as the Alien Contact


  137. So what's more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious God created the Universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that He simply doesn't exist at all, and that we created Him, so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?
      Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway


  138. I... had an experience... I can't prove it, I can't even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real! I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever... A vision of the universe, that tells us, undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how... rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater then ourselves, that we are *not*, that none of us are alone! I wish... I... could share that... I wish, that everybody, if only for one... moment, could feel... that awe, and humility, and hope.
      Jodie Foster as Dr. Ellie Arroway


  139. The Conversation (1974)

  140. I'm not following you, I'm looking for you. There's a big difference.
      Harrison Ford as Martin Stett


  141. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

  142. My Lord, whatever I done, don't strike me blind for another couple of minutes.
      George Kennedy as Dragline


  143. What we got here is... failure to communicate.
      Captain, Road Prison # 36


  144. Are you still believin' in that big bearded Boss up there? You think he's watchin' us?
      Paul Newman as Luke


  145. Crash (2004)

  146. It's just black people demeaning other black people, using that word over and over. You ever hear white people callin' each other "honky" all the time? "Hey, honky, how's work?" "Not bad, cracker, we're diversifying!"
      Ludacris as Anthony


  147. I am angry all the time... and I don't know why.
      Sandra Bullok as Jean Cabot


  148. I'll protect you, Daddy.
      Ashlyn Sanchez as Lara


  149. How far can bullets go?
      Ashlyn Sanchez as Lara


  150. You see any white people in there waiting an hour and thirty two minutes for a plate of spaghetti?
      Ludacris as Anthony


  151. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

  152. Afraid of dying? Nah. I read The Bible once. You know God and Jesus and all them apostles? They were all fishermen, just like me. Yeah, straight to heaven for Mick Dundee. Yep, me and God, we'd be mates.
      Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee


  153. That's not a knife...now THAT's a knife.
      Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee


  154. That's incredible. Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be the friendliest place on earth.
      Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee



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