Famous quotes are often repeated after someone sees a good movie. Any movie that was both entertaining and thought-provoking often resulted in highlights from the movie being memorialized in the form of quotes.
Who can forget the famous quote by Clint Eastwood,” I know what you’re thinking did he fire six shots or only five? Well to tell the truth in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off you to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well do you punk? “This famous quote had many people looking at their friends and asking them if they felt lucky.
In the movie Airplane, when asked “Surely you can’t be serious?”, Leslie Nielsen responded with ” I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley “. After this movie, many people responded in the same way by indicating that they did not want to be called Shirley. This humorous approach, to an otherwise dire situation had moviegoers repeating this famous line again and again.
Jack Nicholson was also quoted many times throughout his movie career. One of the most well-known was from a movie called A Few Good Men. The simple line “You can’t handle the truth ! “ was used by many people over and over again as moviegoers relived the pivotal point in the movie. Who can forget the frightening moment in the movie The Shining where Jack Nicholson popped his head through a door and shouted “Here’s Johnny! “?
Many famous quotes are etched in our minds many years after the movie was first released. Arnold Schwarzenegger was made famous by his quote, “I’ll be back “ from the movie the Terminator. This is also the movie which coined the phrase “Asta la Vista, baby “. Kids could be heard using these quotes while playing games in the yard. Many adults used them in an offhand manner in general conversation and most immediately knew which movie they came from.
Of all actors, John Wayne was publicly quoted the most throughout his career. Known as the tough guy and the man’s man, many of his quotes were used to exemplify being tough and not backing down. “Out here, due process is a bullet.”, from the movie the Green Beret perhaps best personifies the attitude John Wayne expressed. In many of his films, he represented the notion that a man stood on his honor and his word should be enough. Still other quotes showed his no-nonsense style, “Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya.”, is a prime example of the tough attitude and gruff style that made him one of the premiere tough guys of his day.
The next time you go to the movies, that pivotal scene may create the next memorable quote. Famous quotes are remembered long after they’re first spoken and bring us back to a point in time when the movie they were in was relevant to what we were experiencing in our own lives. This relevance is what makes famous quotes so powerful and timeless.