What’s your favourite movie quote?

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Every film fan has a favourite movie quote, including you and me! The memorable lines are also some of the greatest lines in film history. Sometimes, they reveal a vital truth about the film, introduce the film or give you a glimpse of what the film is all about. The dialogues often set the mood and tone of the film and are often great one-liners.

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“Elementary, my dear Watson.” Did you know that Sherlock Holmes never utters this line in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories; it was invented entirely for the movies.

Keeping us hooked onto them forever, here are 30 favourite and greatest Hollywood movie quotes ever, carefully handpicked famous quotes and lines from new and old movies for you to compare to your own list.

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  • “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Love Story, 1970
  • “As if!” Clueless, 1995blog1
  • “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Chinatown, 1974
  • “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” Midnight Cowboy, 1969blog3
  • “They’re here!” Poltergeist, 1982
  • “Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 1937blog4
  • “I wish I knew how to quit you.” Brokeback Mountain, 2005
  • “My precious.” The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002blog10
  • “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Jaws, 1975
  • “May the Force be with you.” Star Wars, 1977blog6
  • “You talkin’ to me?” Taxi Driver, 1976
  • “There’s no place like home.” The Wizard of Oz, 1939blog11
  • “The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.” Fight Club, 1999
  • “I’ll have what she’s having.” When Harry Met Sally, 1989blog8
  • “I see dead people.” The Sixth Sense, 1999
  • “You can’t handle the truth!” A Few Good Men, 1992blog5
  • “E.T. phone home.” E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
  • “It’s alive! It’s alive!” Frankenstein, 1931blog12

Dialogues that make Bollywood filmy!

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Dialogues are the essence of any film. Whether or not a film stays with you, depends on the power of its dialogues, and Bollywood seems to never fail at delivering this to its audience. We have gathered dialogues from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s era that are enumerated even today, by adults and children alike. Let’s just say that these are a few of the many filmy dialogues from the pre-2000’s era of Bollywood. We will be back with a follow-up article kyun ki, picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!

Deewar (1975)

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Aaj mere paas gaadi hai, bungla hai, paisa hai… tumhare paas kya hai?” Amitabh Bachchan.
“Mere paas, mere paas… Maa hai…,” Shashi Kapoor.

Sholay (1975)

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“Kitne aadmi thhe?”asked Gabbar Singh, and a million fans stood up to applaud. To whom did Amjad Khan address this? Arre-o-Sambha!

Yaddon ki Baraat (1973)

kutte kaminey main tera khoon pee jaunga

“Kutte, kameene, main tera khoon pee jaoonga,” says Dharmendra. The first of a zillion films where the hero threatened the villain with canines!

Shahenshah (1988)

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“Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah,” Amitabh Bachchan’s famous signature line.

Pakeezah (1972)

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“Aapke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai. Inhe zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayenge,” Raj Kumar in a note addressed to Meena Kumari, after admiring her feet as she sleeps in a train compartment.

Devdas (1955)

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“Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le saku,” Dilip Kumar, playing the alcoholic unanonymous.

Namak Halal (1982)

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“I can talk English, I can walk English, I can run English… because English is a very phunny language,” Amitabh Bachchan.

Amar Prem (1971)

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“Pushpa, I hate tears… inhe ponch dalo,” said Rajesh Khanna to Sharmila Tagore; a dialogue that soon would be said across the country, every time a loved one shed a tear.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)

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“Senorita, Bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain,” Shah Rukh Khan. The dialogue became so popular that it was a part of US President, Barack Obama’s speech when he visited India.

Mr. India (1987)

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“Mogambo khush hua,” Amrish Puri in a line that made Indian villains!

Kalicharan (1976)

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“Saara sheher mujhe Loin ke naamse jaanta hai,” Ajit.

Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

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“Dosti ka ek usool hai madam; no sorry, no thank you,” Salman Khan to a very innocent Bhagyashree, that went on to make every youth in the country own a ‘FRIEND’ baseball cap.

Baazigar (1993)

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“Kabhi kabhi kuch jeetne ke liye kuch harna bhi padta hai, aur haar kar jeetnay wale ko baazigar kehte hain,” Shah Rukh Khan, setting the patent excuse that would be used every time somebody fails at a task.

Damini (1993)

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“Taarikh pe taarikh.. Taarikh pe taarikh…taarikh pe taarikh aur taarikh pe taarikh milti rahi hai… Lekin insaaf nahi mila me lord, insaaf nahi mila… Mili hai to sirf ye taarikh,” Sunny Deol

Don (1978)

Most famous bollywood dialogues

“Don ka intezaar toh 11 mulko ki police kar rahi hai, magar Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai,” Amitabh Bachchan

Sholay (1975)

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“Basanti! In kutto ke samne mat nachna,” Dharmendra with yet another canine mention.

Damini (1993)

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“Ye dhai kilo ka hath jab kisi pe padta hai na, to aadmi uthta nahi uth jata hai,” Sunny Deol.

Deewar (1975)

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“Main aaj bhi pheke hue paise nahi uthata hoon,” Amitabh Bachchan.

Sholay (1975)

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“Itna sannata kyun hai, bhai?,” said A.K. Hangal, setting the trend of saying this dialogue to break an awkward silence.

Sharaabi (1984)

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“Mooche ho toh Nathulalji jaisi, warna na ho,” Amitabh Bachchan. Seems like Big B got all the power-packed dialogues of this era!

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