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    Hair (1979)

  1. The draft is white people sending black people to make war on the yellow people to defend the land they stole from the red people!
      (Uncredited Hippie)


  2. Halloween (1978)

  3. It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.
      Charles Cyphers as Sheriff Leigh Brackett


  4. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

  5. The universe tends to unfold as it should.
      John Cho as Harold


  6. I want that. I want that feeling. The feeling that comes over a man when he gets exactly what he desires. I need that feeling! We gotta go to White Castle.
      John Cho as Harold


  7. Now we're in Newark, of all places. You know we're gonna get shot.
      Kal Penn as Kumar


  8. Harold and Maude (1971)

  9. A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can.
      Ruth Gordon as Maude


  10. Dreyfus once wrote from Devil's Island that he would see the most glorious birds. Many years later in Brittany he realized they had only been seagulls. For me they will always be glorious birds.
      Ruth Gordon as Maude


  11. Vice, Virtue. It's best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then you're bound to live life fully.
      Ruth Gordon as Maude


  12. Harold, everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much.
      Ruth Gordon as Maude


  13. You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries. But I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing. oh my, how the world still dearly loves a cage.
      Ruth Gordon as Maude


  14. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

  15. It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.
      Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore


  16. A pity they let the old punishment die... Was a time detention found you hanging by your thumbs in the dungeons... God, I miss the screaming.
      David Bradley as Argus Filch


  17. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.
      Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore


  18. The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter. It's not always clear why.
      John Hurt as Olivander


  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

  20. Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.
      Emma Watson as Hermione Granger


  21. It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.
      Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore


  22. Professor Dumbledore has granted me permission to start this little dueling club, to train you all up, in case you ever need to protect yourself, as I myself have done on countless occasions. For full details, see my published works.
      Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart


  23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

  24. She's only interested in you because she thinks you're the Chosen One.
      Emma Watson as Hermione Granger


  25. But I am the Chosen One.
      Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter


  26. Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.
      Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley


  27. He's covered in blood again. Why is it he's always covered in blood?
      Bonnie Weright as Ginny Weasley


  28. Harvey (1950)

  29. Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.
      Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


  30. I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with.
      Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


  31. Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out
      Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


  32. Oh, mother, people get run over by trucks every day. Why can't something like that happen to Uncle Elwood?
      Victoria Horne as Myrtle Mae Simmons


  33. You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.
      Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


  34. That's envy my dear, there's a little bit of envy in the best of us.
      Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


  35. Hearts in Atlantis (1991)

  36. Sometimes when you're young, you have moments of such happiness, you think you're living in someplace magical, like Atlantis must have been? then we grow up and our hearts break into two.
      Anthony Hopkins as Ted


  37. Why do we always expect home to stay the same? Nothing else does.
      Anton Yelchin as Bobby


  38. It's funny how when you're a kid, a day can last forever. Now, all these years seem just like a blink.
      David Morse as Bobby (adult)


  39. We're all just passing through, kiddo. Just passing through, that's all.
      Anthony Hopkins as Ted


  40. It will be the kiss by which all others in your life will be judged... and found wanting.
      Anthony Hopkins as Ted


  41. Heathers (1989)

  42. If you were happy everyday of your life, you wouldn't be human. You'd be a game show host.
      Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer


  43. People will look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, "Now there's a school that self-destructed, not because society didn't care, but because the school was society." Now that's deep.
      Christian Slater as J.D.


  44. Chaos was what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
      Christian Slater as J.D.


  45. You don't get it do you? Society nods its head at any horror the American teenager can think upon itself. Nobody is going to care about exact handwriting.
      Christian Slater as J.D.


  46. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

  47. Its a fathers function to stop his son making the mistakes he made.
      Don Ameche as Henry Van Cleve


  48. As a man grows older older his medicine cabinet grows bigger.
      Don Ameche as Henry Van Cleve


  49. I opened my eyes and there she was sitting right there on the edge of the bed, Nellie Brun, registered Nurse. One look at her and it didn't matter if she was registered or not.
      Don Ameche as Henry Van Cleve


  50. Your heart has always been bigger than your father's pocketbook.
      Spring Byington as Bertha Van Cleve


  51. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

  52. The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct proportion to the intensity with which others are trying to prove him wrong.
      James Mason as Mr. Jordan


  53. Hello Dolly (1969)

  54. Advice is cheap, Ms. Molloy. It's the things that come gift wrapped that count!
      Walter Matthau as Horace Vandergelder


  55. Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow.
      Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi


  56. Eighty percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in danger of contamination.
      Walter Matthau as Horace Vandergelder


  57. As my late husband, Ephraim Levi, used to say, 'If you have to live from hand-to-mouth, you'd better be ambidextrous.'
      Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi


  58. Minnie, I don't mind that you never finish your lunch, but I do mind that you never finish your sentences.
      Marianne McAndrew as Irene Molloy


  59. I've lost everything: my job, my future, everything people "think" is important, but I don't care - because even if I have to dig ditches for the rest of my life, I shall be a ditch-digger who once had a wonderful day.
      Michael Crawford as Cornelius Heckl


  60. Hidalgo (2004)

  61. :Mister, you can say anything you want about me. I'm gonna have to ask you not to talk about my horse that way.
      Viggo Mortensen as Frank T. Hopkins


  62. High Fidelity (2000)

  63. We're no longer called Sonic Death Monkey. We're on the verge of becoming Kathleen Turner Overdrive, but just for tonight, we are Barry Jive and his Uptown Five.
      Jack Black as Barry


  64. Liking both Marvin Gaye and Art Garfunkel is like supporting both the Israelis and the Palestinians.
      John Cusak as Rob


  65. What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
      John Cusak as Rob


  66. Hey, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I'm certainly not the dumbest. I mean, I've read books like "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "Love in the Time of Cholera", and I think I've understood them. They're about girls, right? Just kidding. But I have to say my all-time favorite book is Johnny Cash's autobiography "Cash" by Johnny Cash.
      John Cusak as Rob


  67. Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do's and don'ts. First of all you're using someone else's poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.
      John Cusak as Rob


  68. Songs at my funeral: "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff, "Angel" by Aretha Franklin, and I've always had this fantasy that some beautiful, tearful woman would insist on "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Gladys Knight. But who would that woman be?
      John Cusak as Rob


  69. High Noon (1952)

  70. I've heard guns. My father and my brother were killed by guns. They were on the right side but that didn't help them any when the shooting started. My brother was nineteen. I watched him die. That's when I became a Quaker. I don't care who's right or who's wrong. There's got to be some better way for people to live. Will knows how I feel about it.
      Grace Kelly as Amy


  71. This is just a dirty little village in the middle of nowhere. Nothing that happens here is really important.
      Otto Kruger as the Judge


  72. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If you're honest you're poor your whole life and in the end you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star.
      Lon Chaney, Jr. as Martin Howe


  73. High Plains Drifter (1973)

  74. Somebody left the door open and the wrong dogs came home.
      Clint Eastwood as The Stranger


  75. Be careful. You're a man who makes people afraid, and that's dangerous.
      Verna Bloom as Sarah Belding


  76. It's what people know about themselves inside that makes 'em afraid.
      Clint Eastwood as The Stranger


  77. Billy, he wasn't a loved man. He didn't have much personality and what he did have was all bad.
      Walter Barnes as Sheriff San Shaw


  78. History of the World: Part I (1973)

  79. It's good to be the king.
      Mel Brooks as King Louis XVI


  80. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

  81. All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world.
      Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent


  82. In the beginning, the Universe was created. This made a lot of people angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.
      Stephen Fry as the Narrator


  83. It's an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, Man had always assumed that he was the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the *third* most intelligent. The second most intelligent were of course dolphins. Dolphins had long known of the impending destruction of earth and had on many occasions tried to alert mankind but their warnings were mistakenly interpreted as amusing attempts to punch footballs or whistle for titbits.
      Stephen Fry as the Narrator


  84. I'll handle this. I'm British. I know how to queue.
      Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent


  85. I've calculated your chance of survival, but I don't think you'll like it.
      Warwick Davis as Marvin the Robot


  86. It must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
      Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent


  87. Holes (2003)

  88. If you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity!
      Eartha Kitt as Madame Zeroni


  89. I feel so sorry for the old lady who lived in the shoe, 'cause it must've smelled real bad.
      Siobhan Fallon as Stanley's Mother


  90. I never mean to steal anything, but when I see a nice car, I just start twitching. You think I'm jumpy now, you should've seen me behind the wheel of that Mustang convertible.
      Noah Poletiek as Twitch


  91. Everyone in my family names their son Stanley, 'cause it's Yelnats backwards. It's this little, uh, tradition.
      Shia LaBeouf as Stanley Yelnats IV


  92. You take a bad boy, make him dig holes all day in the hot sun, it turns him into a good boy. That's our philosophy here at camp green lake.
      John Voight as Mr. Sir


  93. Everything turns to callous eventually. That's life!
      John Voight as Mr. Sir


  94. The lake goes around for miles. You, and your children, and your children's children, will dig for a hundred years, and you will never find it.
      Patricia Arquette as Kissin' Kate Barlow


  95. Hondo (1953)

  96. A man oughta do what he thinks is right.
      John Wayne as Hondo Lane


  97. Everybody gets dead. It was his turn.
      John Wayne as Hondo Lane


  98. Hook (1991)

  99. You need a mother very, very badly.
      Amber Scott as Maggie


  100. What is this? Some sort of Lord of the Flies pre-school? Where are your parents? Who's in charge here?
      Robin Williams as Peter Banning


  101. All grown-ups are pirates.
      Dante Basco as Ruffio


  102. You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you, Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.
      Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell


  103. What would the world be like without Captain Hook?
      Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook


  104. A very violent sport, isn't it, baseball?
      Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook


  105. To die would be a great adventure.
      Robin Williams as Peter Pan


  106. You know you're not really Peter Pan, don't you? This is only a dream. When you wake up, you'll just be Peter Banning - a cold, selfish man who drinks too much, who's obsessed with success, and runs and hides from his wife and children.
      Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook


  107. The House of Sand and Fog (2003)

  108. Do you understand? Do not feel bad. Americans they do not deserve what they have. They have the eyes of small children who are forever looking for the next source of distraction, entertainment, sweet taste in the mouth. We are not like them. We know rich opportunities when we see them and do not throw away God's blessing.
      Ben Kingsley as Behrani


  109. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961)

  110. Last month I became a quarter-of-a-century man. Twenty-five years. It's not easy to get this medal. It takes a combination of skill, diplomacy, and bold caution.
      Sammy Smith as Mr. Twimble


  111. I realize that I'm the president of this company, the man that's responsible for everything that goes on here. So, I want to state, right now, that anything that happened is not my fault.
      Rudy Vallee as J. B. Biggley


  112. I feel sorry for men who don't knit, they lead empty lives.
      Robert Morse as J. Pierpont Finch


  113. This is the secret ingredient: it can't miss, I'm combining greed with sex.
      Robert Morse as J. Pierpont Finch


  114. Mediocrity is not a mortal sin.
      Robert Morse as J. Pierpont Finch


  115. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

  116. Norville Barnes, you don't know a thing about that woman. You don't know who she really is. Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about.
      Jennifer Jason Leigh as Amy Archer


  117. You punch in at 8:30 every morning, except you punch in at 7:30 following a business holiday, unless it's a Monday, then you punch in at 8 o'clock. Punch in late and they dock you. Incoming articles get a voucher, outgoing articles provide a voucher. Move any article without a voucher and they dock you. Letter size a green voucher, oversize a yellow voucher, parcel size a maroon voucher. Wrong color voucher and they dock you! 6787049A/6. That is your employee number. It will not be repeated! Without your employee number you cannot get your paycheck. Inter-office mail is code 37, intra-office mail 37-3, outside mail is 3-37. Code it wrong and they dock you! This has been your orientation. Is there anything you do not understand, is there anything you understand only partially? If you have not been fully oriented, you must file a complaint with personnel. File a faulty complaint and they dock you!
      Christopher Darga as Mail Room Orientation Guide


  118. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

  119. Y'know, I seen me a mermaid once. I even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain't never seen no phantom Russian submarine.
      Larry Ferguson as Watson


  120. I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck,maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?
      Sam Neil as Capt. Vasili Borodin


  121. When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.
      Sean Connery as Captain Ramius


  122. Hustle & Flow (2005)

  123. There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin' for them.
      Anthony Anderson as Key


  124. I'm here trying to squeeze a dollar out of a dime, and I ain't even got a cent man.
      Terrence Howard as DJay


  125. The Hustler (1961)

  126. Fat man, you shoot a great game of pool.
      Paul Newman as Fast Eddie



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