10 Greatest Movie Lines; But Here's What Maks Them Great

If you don’t recognize the AFI’s top ten, sorry you can’t play with us:

1. “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn!” [Every guy practices that line in private, but when Clark says it for us in public, we feel this surge of safe power]

2. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse!” [Oh, just to be a Don for a day]

3. “I coulda had class, I coulda been a contender!” [Feels so good when we can blame someone else]

4. “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!” [Dorothy is speaking for us every time we get up in the morning and read the headlines]

5. “Here’s looking at you, kid!” [Who doesn’t want to sound like Rick and look like Elsa]

6. “Go ahead, make my day!” [No matter what they say, revenge feels soooo good]

7. “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup!” [Who of us hasn’t felt it’s time for the world to pay us more attention]

8. “May the force be with you!” [A handy way to feel like a believer without being a Believer]

9. “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” [Oh, to play the part of the bitch just once]

10.”You talking to me!” [Hey, pal, we know just how you feel]

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  • I Feel compelled to share two quotes from one movie that I always felt conveyed some life lessons ... {From 'Harvey'}

    "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

    and ...

    "Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it."

  • In reply to Geezer:

    Elwood was Hollywood's greatest hero!!!

  • In reply to Jack Spatafora:

    He is certainly one of mine Jack ... a pooka is a pooka ... and then there is Harvey!

  • When Harry Met Sally (the scene in the diner) "I'll have what she's having!"

  • In reply to Laverne:

    Laverne ~ You know of course the actress who said that line was the director's mom...

  • I favor a quote from the other Elwood (or Joliet Jake), often censored on TV:

    "F'n Illinois Nazis."

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