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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

  1. The strangeness of this life cannot be measured: in trying to produce my own death, I was elevated to the status of a living hero.
      Kevin Costner as John Dunbar


  2. I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see.
      Graham Greene as Kicking Bird


  3. My place is with you. I go where you go.
      Mary McDonnel as Stands with a Fist


  4. You are the only white man I have ever known. I have thought about you a lot. More than you think. And I understand your concern. But I think you are wrong. The white man the soldiers are looking for no longer exists. Now there is only a Sioux named Dances With Wolves.
      Floyd Red Crow Westerman as Ten Bears


  5. Only a white man would make a fire for everyone to see.
      Wes Studi as Pawnee Warrior


  6. Nothing I have been told about these people is correct. They are not thieves or beggars. They are not the bogeymen they are made out to be. On the contrary, they are polite guests and I enjoy their humor.
      Kevin Costner as John Dunbar


  7. Dangerous (1935)

  8. I'm bad for people. I don't mean to be, but I can't help myself.
      Bette Davis as Joyce Heath


  9. You delight me! You have the most amazing lack of humor of anyone I've ever known!
      Bette Davis as Joyce Heath


  10. I am now humiliated to the point where I must thank you!
      Bette Davis as Joyce Heath


  11. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

  12. You'll find the shame is like the pain, you only feel it once.
      Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil


  13. I promised her my eternal love, and I actually thought that for a couple of hours.
      John Malkovich as Vicomte de Valmont


  14. I'm sorry to say this but those who are most worthy of love are never made happy by it. Do you still think men love the way we do? No... men enjoy the happiness they feel. We can only enjoy the happiness we give. They are not capable of devoting themselves exclusively to one person. So to hope to be made happy by love is a certain cause of grief.
      Michelle Pfeiffer as Madame de Rosemonde


  15. I've distilled every thing to one single principle: win or die.
      Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil


  16. Like most intellectuals, he's intensely stupid.
      Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil


  17. Why do you suppose we only feel compelled to chase the ones who run away?
      John Malkovich as Vicomte de Valmont


  18. You see, I have no intentions of breaking down her prejudices. I want her to believe in God and virtue and the sanctity of marriage, and still not be able to stop herself. I want the pleasure of watching her betray everything that is most important to her. Surely you can understand that. I thought betrayal was your favorite word.
      John Malkovich as Vicomte de Valmont


  19. When one woman strikes at the heart of another she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.
      Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil


  20. Well I had no choice, did I? I'm a woman. Women are obliged to be far more skillful than men. You can ruin our reputation and our life with a few well-chosen words. So of course I had to invent not only myself but ways of escape no one has every thought of before. And I've succeeded because I've always known I was born to dominate your sex and avenge my own.
      Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil


  21. When it comes to the marriage, one man is as good as the next. And even the least accomodating is less trouble than a mother.
      Glenn Close as Marquise de Merteuil


  22. Dave (1993)

  23. If you've ever seen the look on somebody's face the day they finally get a job, I've had some experience with this, they look like they could fly. And its not about the paycheck, it's about respect, it's about looking in the mirror and knowing that you've done something valuable with your day.
      Kevin Kline as Dave


  24. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

  25. Sir, I'm the president of the electronics club, the mathematics club, and the chess club. If there is a bigger nerd in here, please point him out.
      Arjay Smith as Brian Parks


  26. Everything I've ever cared about, everything I've worked for, it's all been in preparation for a future that no longer exists.
      Emmy Rossum as Laura Chapman


  27. The Guttenburg Bible. This Bible is the first book ever published. It represents the dawn of the age of reasoning. As far as I'm concerned, the written word is mankind's greatest achievement. Laugh if you want. But if Western Civilization is destroyed, I want to save one little piece of it.
      Tom Rooney as Jeremy


  28. A Day at the Races (1937)

  29. Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
      Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush


  30. If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you.
      Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush


  31. Emily, I have a confession to make. I really am a horse doctor. But marry me, and I'll never look at another horse.
      Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush


  32. Hey, don't drink that poison! That's $4.00 an ounce!
      Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush


  33. She's so in love with me, she doesn't know anything. That's why she's in love with me.
      Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush


  34. Why don't you go out and bring in something. Preferably your resignation.
      Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush


  35. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

  36. Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!
      Patricia Neal as Helen Benson


  37. We do not claim to have achieved perfection, but we have a system, and it works.
      Michael Rennie as Klaatu / John Carpenter


  38. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder.
      Michael Rennie as Klaatu / John Carpenter


  39. I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly.
      Michael Rennie as Klaatu / John Carpenter


  40. Your choice is simple. Join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.
      Michael Renni as Klaatu / John Carpenter


  41. Dead Poets Society (1989)

  42. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  43. No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  44. They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  45. Sucking all the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  46. There is a time for daring and a time for caution, and a wise man knows which is called for.
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  47. Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that. Break out!
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  48. Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go,
      Robin Williams as John Keating


  49. The Deer Hunter (1978)

  50. A deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that but they don't listen.
      Robert De Niro as Michael


  51. Deliverance (1972)

  52. Sometimes you have to lose yourself 'fore you can find anything.
      Burt Reynolds as Lewis Medlock


  53. He's got a real pretty mouth on him, don't he?
      Herbert Coward as Toothless Man


  54. Explain this to me again. I didn't know somebody could shoot themself with their own arrow.
      John Fowler as the Doctor


  55. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

  56. Who, in their right mind Kevin, could possibly deny the twentieth century was entirely mine.
      Al Pacino as John Milton


  57. Underestimated from day one. You'd never think I was a master of the universe, now would ya?
      Al Pacino as John Milton


  58. Let me give you a little inside information about God. God likes to watch. He's a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It's the goof of all time. Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.
      Al Pacino as John Milton


  59. Love is overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.
      Al Pacino as John Milton


  60. Free will. It's like butterfly wings: once touched, they never get off the ground.
      Al Pacino as John Milton


  61. Diamonds are Forever (1971)

  62. Presumably I'm the condemned man and obviously you're the hearty breakfast.
      Sean Connery as James Bond


  63. That's quite a nice little nothing you're almost wearing. I approve.
      Sean Connery as James Bond


  64. Just relax, I have a friend named Felix who can fix anything.
      Sean Connery as James Bond


  65. Die Hard (1988)

  66. With all things being equal, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.
      Bruce Willis as John McClane


  67. Yippee-ki-yay.
      Bruce Willis as John McClane


  68. Dirty Harry (1971)

  69. I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
      Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan


  70. Now you know why they call me Dirty Harry....every dirty job that comes along.
      Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan


  71. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

  72. To be with another woman, that is French. To be caught, that is American.
      Anton Rodgers as Inspector Andre


  73. A poacher who shoots at rabbits may scare big game away.
      Michael Caine as Lawrence Jamieson


  74. Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. You are a moron.
      Michael Caine as Lawrence Jamieson


  75. Dr. Dolittle (1967)

  76. I speak over two thousand languages, including Dodo and Unicorn. I had a classical education.
      Ginny Tyler as Polynesia


  77. You know, bein' is prison is much the same as being on a boat. Except in prison there's less chance of drowning.
      Anthony Newly as Matthew Mugg


  78. Dr. No (1962)

  79. World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they're Naploeon. Or God.
      Sean Connery as James Bond


  80. Flattery will get you nowhere... but don't stop trying.
      Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny


  81. Unfortunately I overestimated you, you are just a stupid police man.
      Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No


  82. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

  83. Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies. Now look, boys, I ain't much of a hand at makin' speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin' on back there. And I got a fair idea the kinda personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin'. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat. I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a-countin' on you and by golly, we ain't about to let 'em down.
      Slim Pickens as Major T.J. "King" Kong


  84. Your Commie has no regard for human life. Not even his own.
      Sterling Hayden as Genral Jack D. Ripper


  85. Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the war room.
      Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley


  86. Clemenceau said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought.
      Sterling Hayden as Genral Jack D. Ripper


  87. Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
      Slim Pickens as Major T.J. "King" Kong


  88. Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.
      Sterling Hayden as Genral Jack D. Ripper


  89. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

  90. There are two kinds of men and only two. And that young man is one kind. He is high-minded. He is pure. He's the kind of man the world pretends to look up to, and in fact despises. He is the kind of man who breeds unhappiness, particularly in women. Do you understand?
      Rod Steiger as Viktor Komarovski


  91. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

  92. I'm robbing a bank because they got money here. That's why I'm robbing it.
      Al Pacino as Sonny


  93. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

  94. If you wanna know what kind of life a person had, just look at their hands.
      Kathy Bates as Dolores Claiborne


  95. It's a depressingly masculine world, Dolores.
      Judy Parfitt as Vera Donovan


  96. Well, don't look to me, Dolores. All my money is tied up in cash.
      Judy Parfitt as Vera Donovan


  97. Husbands die every day, Dolores. Why... one is probably dying right now while you're sitting here weeping. They die... and leave their wives their money. I should know, shouldn't I? Sometimes they're driving home from their mistress' aparment and their brakes suddenly fail.
      Judy Parfitt as Vera Donovan


  98. Donnie Darko (2001)

  99. I promise, that one day, everything's going to be better for you.
      Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie


  100. Are you saying that the death of one species is less tragic than another?
      Drew Barrymore as Karen Pommeroy


  101. Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something.
      Jena Malone as Gretchen Ross


  102. What if you could go back in time, and take all those hours of pain and darkness and replace them with something better?
      Jena Malone as Gretchen Ross


  103. If the sky were to suddenly open up, there would be no law, there would be no rule. There would only be you and your memories.
      Katharine Ross as Dr. Lilian Thurman


  104. Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.
      Jena Malone as Gretchen Ross


  105. Donnie, an atheist is someone who denies altogether the existence of God. You're an agnostic. An agnostic is someone who believes that there can be no proof of the existence of God, but does not deny the possibility that God exists.
      Katharine Ross as Dr. Lilian Thurman


  106. The Door in the Floor (2004)

  107. Everything in fiction is a tool: pain, betrayal, even death. These are, you know, these are like, uh, different colors on a painter's palette. You need to use them.
      Jeff Bridges as Ted Cole


  108. Double Indemnity (1944)

  109. Suddenly it came over me that everything would go wrong. It sounds crazy, Keyes, but it's true, so help me. I couldn't hear my own footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man.
      Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff


  110. I killed him for money and for a woman. I didn't get the money... and I didn't get the woman.
      Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff


  111. Who'd you think I was anyway? The guy that walks into a good looking dame's front parlour and says, "Good afternoon, I sell accident insurance on husbands... you got one that's been around too long? One you'd like to turn into a little hard cash?"
      Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff


  112. They say all native Californians come from Iowa.
      Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff


  113. Dracula (1931)

  114. For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you're a wise man, Van Helsing.
      Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula


  115. No. You musn't go there. We people of the mountains believe in the castle there are vampires. Dracula and his wives - they take the form of wolves and bats. They leave their coffins at night and they feed on the blood of the living.
      Michael Viasroff as the Innkeeper


  116. Gentlemen, we are dealing with the undead.
      Edward Van Sloan as Van Helsing


  117. Duck Soup (1933)

  118. You're a brave man. Go and break through the lines. And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in be in here thinking what a sucker you are.
      Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly


  119. Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot.
      Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly


  120. Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honour, which is probably more than she ever did.
      Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly


  121. Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.
      Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly


  122. I'll see my lawyer about this as soon as he graduates from law school.
      Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly


  123. Go, and never darken my towels again!
      Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly


  124. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

  125. Just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber, you go and do something like this and totally redeem yourself!
      Jim Carrey as Harry


  126. I got worms! That's what we're gonna call it. I got worms! We're gonna specialize in selling worm farms. You know, like ant farms.
      Jeff Daniels as Lloyd


  127. According to the map we've only gone 4 inches.
      Jim Carrey as Harry


  128. Dumbo (1941)

  129. What's the matter with his ears? I don't see nothin' wrong with 'em. I think they're cute.
      Edward Brophy as Timothy Q. Mouse


  130. Remember, you come of a proud race. Why, you're a... a pachydoim, and pachydoims don't cry.
      Edward Brophy as Timothy Q. Mouse


  131. The magic feather? Yeah, I gotcha. Dumbo! Look! Have I got it! The magic feather! Now you can fly!
      Edward Brophy as Timothy Q. Mouse



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