77 Movies with Smart Lines/Dialogues (2)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Blondie: “You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig.”

Tuco: “If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?”

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Boss: “Sorry, Luke. I’m just doing my job. You gotta appreciate that.”

Luke: “Nah – calling it your job don’t make it right, Boss.”

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Dr. Zaius: “You are right, I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand and hand with his idiocy. His emotions must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself.”


The Godfather (1972)

Michael: “My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.”

Kay Adams: “Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don’t have men killed.”

Michael: “Oh. Who’s being naive, Kay?”

The Godfather II (1974)

Michael Corleone: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”

The Network (1976)

Arthur Jensen: “It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet… And I’ve chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.”
Howard Beale: “Why me?”
Arthur Jensen: ”Because you’re on television, dummy”
Howard Beale: “All I know is, you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a human being, goddamn it. My life has value!’.”

Star Wars (1977)

Obi-Wan: “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.”

The Elephant Man (1980)

John Merrick: “People are frightened by what they don’t understand.”

Life of Brian (1979)

Brian: “Please, please, please listen! I’ve got one or two things to say.”
The Crowd: “Tell us! Tell us both of them!”
Brian: “Look, you’ve got it all wrong! You don’t NEED to follow ME, You don’t NEED to follow ANYBODY! You’ve got to think for your selves! You’re ALL individuals!”

Brian’s mother: “What star sign is he?”
Wise Man #2: “Capricorn.”
Brian’s mother: “Capricorn, eh? What are they like?”
Wise Man #2: “He is the son of God, our Messiah.”
Wise Man #1: “King of the Jews.”
Brian’s mother: “And that’s Capricorn, is it?”
Wise Man #3: “No, no, that’s just him.”
Brian’s mother: “Oh, I was going to say, otherwise there’d be a lot of them.”

Blade Runner (1982)

Roy: “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

Roy: “We’ve got a lot in common.”
Sebastian: “What do you mean?”
Roy: “Similar problems.”
Pris: “Accelerated decrepitude.”

Brazil (1985)

Arresting Officer: “This is your receipt for your husband… and this is my receipt for your receipt.”

Kurtzmann: [on Buttle] “You see? The population census has got him down as ‘dormanted’. Uh, the Central Collective Storehouse computer has got him down as ‘deleted’.”
Sam Lowry: “Hang on.”
[goes to a computer terminal] Kurtzmann: “Information Retrieval has got him down as ‘inoperative’. And there’s another one – security has got him down as ‘excised’. Administration has got him down as ‘completed’.”
Sam Lowry: “He’s dead.”

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Brian Johnson: “Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.”

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Esmerelda: “…Have you poor sheep strayed so far from the path?”
Edward: “We’re not sheep”

Officer Allen: “Will he be okay, doc?”
Psychologist: “The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong.

He’s had no context. He’s been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work – the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth – indicate that he’s a highly imaginative… uh… character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.”

Officer Allen: “But will he be all right out there?”

Psychologist: “Oh, yeah, he’ll be fine.”