Random Movie Quotes. Can you identify the movie and who said it?

Just for fun! Below are 20 random movie quotes, all of which are fairly common I believe. I avoided the really obvious ones that everyone knows simply by being alive. LOL! Instead, I went for some of my favorites, the choices spanning from the 1960s to the 2000s. Try to guess the movie, and if you can, the actor(s) involved in the scene. Answers are below, along with a few movie clips from YouTube. Good luck!

1.  “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”

2.  “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

3.  “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

4.  “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”

5.  “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

6.  “I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”

7.  “I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”

8.  “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

9.  “Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody!”

10.  “Put some Windex on it.”

11.  “It’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.”

12.  “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?”

13.  “Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.”

14.  “I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?”

15.  “What? Over? Did you say ‘over’? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

16.  “Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.”

17.  “Hey, psycho – we’re not gonna discuss this, OK, it’s over. Please get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.”

18.  “I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children, and definitely not for me. It would be too humiliating.”

19.  “Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be the friendliest place on earth.”

20.  “Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.”

  1. Apocalypse Now (1979). Delivered by Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall) shortly after he has a beach bombed to clear out the Viet Cong.

2.  Love Story (1970). A dying Jennifer Cavilleri (Ali MacGraw) delivers this line to Oliver Barrett (Ryan O’Neal) after an altercation. In a humorous twist, two years later in the film What’s Up Doc? Ryan O’Neal will hear this line again when Barbara Streisand says it, along with a flutter of her eyelashes. O’Neal responds, “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”

3.  Dirty Harry (1971). “Dirty” Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) directs this to a robber. The full quote is an absolute classic, badass moment: “I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five’? Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself. But being that this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

4.  Airplane! (1980). Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) in a perfect deadpan voice on several occasions, responding to “Surely, you can’t be serious!”

5.  Dead Poets Society (1989). Spoken by English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) to his young students at an all-boys school.

6.  The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt) on her new diet strategy.

7.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Spoken by animated character Jessica Rabbit (voiced by Kathleen Turner) to Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins).

8.  The Usual Suspects (1995). Delivered by Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) to Detective Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) in reference to the shadowy master criminal named Keyser Soze.

9.  Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Angrily shouted by White Goodman (Ben Stiller) to Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) after La Fleur punches him in the mouth.

10.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). A common refrain by father Gus Portokalos (Michael Constantine) as a cure-all for everything. In the limo after the wedding, as Toula (Nia Vardalos) laments a big zit on her upper lip, new husband Ian Miller (John Corbett) notes that he woke with a zit too but it went away after he put Windex on it!

11.  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). Spoken by Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) to Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood). Part of an incredible speech after the battle at Osgiliath to restore Frodo’s lagging hope in the quest to destroy the one ring.

12.  Rush Hour (1998). Carter (Chris Rock) to Lee (Jackie Chan), newly arrived from Hong Kong, whom he thinks cannot speak English.

13.  Legally Blonde (2001). Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) coming to the defense of accused murderer Brooke Taylor Windham (Ali Larter), who is a famous fitness guru.

14.  Meet the Parents (2000).  A sarcastic question by Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro) to his daughter’s fiancée Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) after a nervous Greg lies about growing up on a farm and milking cats.

15.  Animal House (1978). A rah-rah speech from John “Bluto” Blutarsky (John Belushi) to his fraternity mates.

16.  Office Space (1999). The line is delivered by an unnamed female “office temp” to Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston). The hilarious followup is when Peter poses the scenario to next door neighbor Lawrence (Diedrich Bader) who is a construction worker.

17.  The Wedding Singer (1998). Epic dismissal of ex-fiance Linda (Angela Festherstone) by Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler), all the funnier because Van Halen did break up around the time the movie was set!

18.  The Sound of Music (1965). Governess Maria (Julie Andrews) giving a bold refusal to the formidable Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer).

19.  Crocodile Dundee (1986). Australian outback citizen Michael “Crocodile” Dundee expressing his innocent opinion of New York City to socialite Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski).

20.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). A portion of the moving eulogy for Spock (Leonard Nimoy) by his closest friend Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner). Truly one of the best scenes of all the Star Trek movies, outstandingly acted by Shatner.

How many did you know? 
Tell me in the comments!



Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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I got 8 correct. The one that is attributed to Rush Hour I thought was Madeline Kahn from one of the Mel Brooks’ comedies. Ooops!
And No clue on 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, or 20

cindie snyder

Fun post! I love trivia! I got 6 or 7 right. I need to bone up on movie quotes!lol


Alas only 6! Numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 18 and 19. My excuse is that although I used to visit the cinema regularly, once I had children it became a rare event tapering off to zero! 🙂 therefore I don’t think I’ve seen a lot of these films! Quotes from P&P, Dirty Dancing or The Princess Bride would be easier!


I got 8 of them. On one I got the actor but the wrong movie (Leslie Nielson), and Roger Rabbit was an educated guess. This was fun. Thanks!

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