Some of the best lines ever said came from the world of cinema. Below, we pick our favourite quotes from the movies.

Tears In The Rain Monologue

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears…in…rain. Time to die.”
– Roy Batty/Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner (1982)

Get Busy Living

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
– Andy Dufresne/Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Don’t Knock Masturbation

“Hey, don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.”
– Alvy Singer/Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977)

It’s The Pictures That Got Small

“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.”
– Norma Desmond/Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

When I Was 12

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?”
– The Writer/Richard Dreyfuss, Stand By Me (1986)

How To Quit You

“I wish I knew how to quit you.”
– Jack Twist/Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

I’m Also Just A Girl

“I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.”
– Anna Scott/Julia Roberts in Notting Hill (1999)

Killed The Beast

“It was beauty killed the beast.”
– Carl Denham/Robert Armstrong in King Kong (1933)

Life Is A Box Of Chocolate

“Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
– Mrs Gump/Sally Field in Forrest Gump (1994)

Life Is Only On Earth

“Life is only on earth, and not for long.”
– Melancholia (2011)

Don’t Ask For The Moon

“Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.”
– Charlotte Vale/Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (1942)

Old Age

“Old age. It’s the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don’t look forward to being cured of.”
– Mr Bernstein/Everett Sloane in Citizen Kane (1941)

That’s What Makes Me Sad

“That’s what makes me sad: Life is so different from books.”
– Marianne Renoir/Anna Karina in Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

You Can’t Fool Me

“You can’t fool me. There ain’t no Sanity Clause!”
– Fiorello/Chico Marx in A Night at the Opera (1945)