Words to Remember

Just like Indian movies have their famous lines 'Kitne Admi the? (How many men were there) from the movie 'Sholay' and 'Mere pass maa hai' from the movie 'Deewar', here are a few of my personal favourites from some specatcular English movies.

1) "Houston, we have a problem." 
This is a line from the movie Apollo 13 where stranded astronauts on a mission to the moon struggle to survive in a crippled aircraft some 205000 miles from the earth.

2) "My mama always said, 'Life is (was) like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
The words made famous by Tom Hanks from the movie 'Forrest Gump'. A story of a simple minded man who proved determination, love and courage are the most important things in life and you can achieve anything.

3) "After all, tomorrow is another day!" 
Scarlett O'hara from the movie  'Gone with the Wind' made these words famous. An epic tale of a woman's journey through the most difficult time in American history.

4) "A martini. Shaken, not stirred."
James bond 007 signatory drink. So many of us try to copy his charisma.

5) "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." 
The closing lines from the great movie 'Casablanca'.

6) "I am just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
These lines go through every woman's mind. I am a sucker for romantic movies especially, 'Notting Hill'.

7) "Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void." 
It does make you wonder about your own life, right? Beautiful lines uttered by Meg Ryan as 'Kathleen Kelly' from the movie 'You've got Mail'.

8) [Harry and Sally discussing orgasms]
Sally Albright: Most women at one time or another have faked it. 
Harry Burns: Well, they haven't faked it with me. 
Sally Albright: How do you know? 
Harry Burns: Because I know. 
Sally Albright: Oh. Right. Thats right. I forgot. Youre a man. 
Harry Burns: What was that supposed to mean? 
Sally Albright: Nothing. Its just that all men are sure it never happened to them and all women at one time or other have done it so you do the math. 
This is followed by the famous fake orgasm by Meg Ryan from the movie 'When Harry met Sally'. This movie never fails to make me laugh.

9) "I love that you get cold when it is 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
Another winner from When Harry met Sally'

10) "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse".
The menacing words spoken by Don Vito Corleone in 'The Godfather' the best ever American gangster film ever made.
Being a huge movie buff, these lines have left a mark on my mind. These lines have become so famous and memorable that even if we want to, we can not forget these Movies.

Please add on to this list if I have forgotten any other famous lines.
I leave you with "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," spoken by Clark Gable in the celebrated Civil War epic, GONE WITH THE WIND, which was voted as the most memorable movie quote of all time by the American Film Institute.


  1. Great list.. you sort of covered most of the movies I like...

  2. Great choice Pineapple... BTW it is the old woman ordering the waiter to bring her what Meg had which really cracked me up... Meg has done a wonderful performance there. I have yet to meet a person who does not admire her...

  3. aw... this brings back so many memories :-).

    "You've got mail" is my all times fav :-).

    and "you have made me an offer I cannot refuse"- brings back so many good memories :-)

    Thank you for this post. It made me smile :-)

  4. Nice choice...also

    'You messin with me' ... Taxi driver

    'I'll be back'... Terminator

    'Frankly my dear I don't give a damn'

    'You mess with me, you mess with my family"

    Am I trying to hard to be seen as an Alpha Male?

    1. who's the man, uh? who's the man?" ...will smith independence day.

      "you are making me angry. you wont like me when i am angry" .. the incredible hulk.

      "with great power, comes great responsibility" ... spiderman


  5. Nice idea for a post, LP...and, u did cover most of the bases...but, what @ 'My name is Bond, James Bond'..or,again from James Bond:
    'Do you expect me to talk?'
    'No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die'.:)(Goldfinger)

  6. Damn it!


    You gotta believe me...

    Jack Bower, 24

  7. Fantastic selection Vineeta :)
    Loved the new aqua look of your blog :D :D


  8. Nice. though I'll admit I haven't seen "WHMS"

  9. Hmmm I forget the dialogues of the movies even if i watch them 100 times, that is how my memory works! and that is how i enjoy watching every movie again n again :P

    P.S > New header. Hmmmm... Kinda nice but then I loved your earlier header.... but then change is good (for a change :P)

  10. First time on your blog I think. ;) I have now added you and keep visitng. loved the post.
    will comeback to read more. Best

  11. Liked most of the lines on your list. Here are my favs.

    Pulp Fiction - "Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers?"


    "The path of righteous men.." Sam Jackson quoting Ezekiel

    A Few Good Men - "I want the truth!"
    "You can't handle the truth!!"

    The Dark Knight - "Why so serious?"

    There is many more that I like.. but thats it from me for now.

  12. hey hi, interesting blog topic...
    Had fun reading it..
    some of my fav.-
    *You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise." Titanic
    "You... complete me."--Jerry Maguire

  13. Awesome post..Some of my favorites:
    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" - Gone with the Wind
    Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night! - All about Eve


  14. excellent post
    will be very helpful to the Hollywoodly-challenged people like us :-)

  15. g2: Welcome to my blog :) I am glad you liked my post.

    Anju: Thanks sis :)

    Farila : Thanks:) oh yeah that was great...she expected to have one the instant she finished her dish hehe

    Raaji: good to see your comment. Yeah You've got mail is my favourite too. I know all the dialogues :)

    Magiceye: Thank you:)

  16. The Knife: Thanks :)
    really good lines you have suggested. I remember the terminator one...rest not so much.

    Amit: ah..yes I knew that one. Thanks for your suggestion :)

    Ani: Famous lines by Jack bauer..but I guess those are from TV series 24. I don't remember him using them in the movie.

    Chatterbox : Thanks dear:) you are the only one who has liked this look...rest want the starfish back. I kinda like changing the template often.

    Anirban: Oh my god...you have to see it...its a classic...

    Lakshmi: Thats fun then...but you can now memorize these lines :P

    And about the template...I know its kinda girly...but I promise to bring back Mr. Starfish soon :)

  17. Tikuli: Thanks :) hope to see you more often now...

    Giri: Oh yes Few good men...how could I forget that :(

    Thanks for your input and welcome to my blog.

    Shweta: Titanic :) there was another one in it " I am the kin of the world".And Jerry Maguire.....thanks :)

    Sonali : Thanks dear for your input :)

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  18. Love those Harry Met Sally ones especially the romantic ones...The fake orgasm scene was hilarious with all the onlookers gazing at Sally :)

    Notting Hill movie was full of mushy dialogues but yes this was the best

  19. Meg Ryan is at the top of my all time fav list..with Drew Barrymore......

    i have seen a couple of movies from the list.....as many of them are way too old...not from my era... :)

    but would love to watch Casablanca and GOne with the wind....they have such a great reputation....i want to see wat is so good abt it......

    i love....romantic movies.....all of them...one of the major reason why i want to watch the above two movies......

  20. Nice list...hmm...I might add few more and remove a few romantic one..or add some like "I am not smart but I know what love is" Forest Gump or "What we do in life echoes in eternity" Gladiator..

    nice collection

  21. Ahhhh, this post is right up my alley....Allow me to add two more to the list here... From my favourite movie of all times:

    I never got lost. I was more at home everywhere than in one place. Kind of like a citizen of the world...
    That's Robert Kincaid

    and later Francesca says about Robert:

    And in that moment,everything I knew to be true about myself up until that moment was gone. I was acting like another woman yet I was more myself than ever before...

    Sighhhhhh...that movie makes me go mush everytime I watch it...and more importantly makes it so difficult for me to think of them as Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood...

  22. Nalini: Thanks :)

    Nish: Yes I simply love that scene..and the looks of other women in the restaurant :)

    Hitesh: They are not from my era as well :P do I sound too old?

    I loved Gone with the wind...read the book too...

    Tarun : ahhh yes..gladiator had some pretty powerful dialogues :)

    Journomuse: Oh I guess I haven't seen this movie...which one is this?

    The dialogues seem pretty amazing :)

  23. Good ones.. Here's my favorite....
    You make me want to be a better man..Jack Nicholson to Helena Hunt in As good as it gets.

  24. "King Kong has nothing on me" - Denzel Washington in Training Day.

  25. Sushj: Welcome to my blog :) oh that is also one of the movies I love....

    Hari: Welcome to my Blog :) cool one....

  26. One of my favorite movie lines is from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe" when referring to cocktails..."Never mix, never worry".

  27. Kewl list if I do say so myself!!
    Like the ones from when harry met sally!!!
    Oh and who can forget Forrest Gump??
    Such movies are Epic!!!

  28. Oops, I got so carried away forgot to write that....

    The Bridges of Madison County...Defines romance in my books...:) It was When Harry Met Sally and You've got M@il till this film happened to me...If you don't manage to get the dvd, you can watch it on youtube, if you don't really mind watching it like that..:)

  29. Me-Me: Nice one :) I am yet to see that movie...

    Vyazz: Thanks :) Yep they are my fav movies...I keep watching them over and over.

    Journomuse: Ooo got to see it....must be a damn good movie..

    Yes I will definitely give it a look on Youtube. Thanks :)

  30. Oh! It's like a walk down memory lane. All of them fabulous lines!

  31. Tanvi: Thanks :) welcome to my blog.

  32. Great selection Pineapple,perfectly written :)

    Marinela x

  33. This is a fantastic post !! I loved the first portion that is related to Indian Hospitality !!

  34. Short Poems: Welcome to my blog :) I am glad you liked it..

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  35. Nice post. So, this only means everyone visiting my home from today are Gods. Except for my neighbor. I am addicted to trouble him... LOL

    Have a nice day!

  36. Very interesting post!! The last two are amongst my favorites.

    I once happened to overhear (my kids were watching) Paul Walker in 'The Fast and the Furious' offering (and then starting) to do the dishes, he said something like, "Where I come from the one who cooks does not do the dishes." I thought that was sweet :)

  37. IHM: I wish this become s a motto in all households :)
    It is sweet...

  38. Great idea for a post. I think the Hindi movies dialogue "mere paas maa hai" is phenomenal maybe due to the sheer number of us Indians.

  39. Namta: Thanks and welcome to my blog :) yep you can write a post for hindi movie dialogues.

  40. A good compilation there, but it was evident that the list was coming from someone of the opposite gender.

    How about a few more:-

    1) From Gone with the Wind: Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn

    2) Shawshank Redemption: Hope is a good thing Red, and good things don't die.

    3) Taxi Driver: You talkin' to me?

    4) Terminator 2: I'll be back!

  41. thouh I am a big movie buff ,somehow out of procastination I skipped out the movies 'You've got Mail' and 'When Harry met Sally'.
    After reading the quotes above ,first thing that i will be doing today will be to watch these 2 movies..thanks for sharing...

  42. How can people forget scorsese's genius in GOODFELLAS most memorable and cool line in cinema "AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GANGSTER!" and the gem of JOE PESCI with "WHAT THE FUCK IS SO FUNNY ABOUT ME?"

    Anyways a nice write up tough am not into romantic stuff so haven't gone through some of them!

  43. Hello...this post was fun to read! I love 'When Harry met Sally' - it has so many great lines...and even an action movie like 'Terminator' throws up the memorable, "I'll be back" in Arnie's typical accent. Here's one from 'Jerry Maguire'..."Shut up! You had me at Hello!" (Renee Zelleweger interrupting Tom Cruise's profession of love)

  44. the harry sally dialog was memorised by me since forever.... gr8 list

  45. Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

  46. Tha kitne aadmi thing will never be forgotten by anyone who has seen the Sholay movie.
    Even so many ads and programs keep reminding us of these.
    Funny non the less.

  47. A superb collection of movie quotes.

    My favr8 is-

    Fear,Doubt and disbelief;let it all go.

    Morphius(lawrence fisherberg) to Neo(keaneau reeves) from Matrix

  48. hey.. nice collection of the famous dialogues :)

    i din't watch the movie when harry met sally as yet.. now that you've posted this, will watch it soon :)

    Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. (harry potter and the sorcerer's stone)

  49. Ah finally someone who appreciates movie dialogues!

    Nice list!

    But my all time favorite (as of now) is:

    The Joker: "I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you ... stranger"

  50. sunaina patnaik21 May 2012 at 17:57

    The lines from 'Gone with the wind' and 'Notting Hill' are my favourite! :-D 

  51. The first one is one of my favourites!

  52. hmm! good post ! gr8 homework :)

  53. great sharing. No 2 is my favorite.

  54. Manan the one from Spiderman is so memorable...

  55. Jayanth..yes that is a cool one I missed..


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