“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Gone With the Wind, 1939
At the end of the film, Clark Gable’s character Rhett Butler is leaving his wife, Scarlett. Scarlett asks what she’ll do with herself after he leaves–his response is this famously harsh goodbye as he walks off into the night…
“Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Casablanca, 1942
Humphrey Bogart says this famous quote four times over the course of the film.
Fun fact: this line wasn’t in the original screenplay, but was added due to a conversation between Bogart and co-star Ingrid Bergman…
“You talking to me?” – Taxi Driver, 1976
In this scene Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle imagines an altercation that would give him an excuse to draw his gun, delivered with trademark panache.
Fun fact: De Niro improvised this line. The script only said “Travis speaks to himself in the mirror” so De Niro took some liberties and was ultimately successful…
“It’s a trap!”
Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi
This is the hill I will die on. This is the best, most iconic, easiest to quote Star Wars line in history. It’s fun to talk like Admiral Ackbar. It’s also fun to watch Admiral Ackbar say this line. It’s also, also fun to say this about any email from someone you haven’t heard from in over five years. All of these lines are things I personally say all the time and hopefully now you can be as annoying to your loved ones as I am to mine.
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”
Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope
And finally we get to the Jedi mind trick. Obi-Wan hides the exact droids the Stormtroppers are looking for just with a wave of his hand and a little Jedi mind bending. This quote has absolutely become meme-ified across the internet but is also just perfect to throw anyone off the trail with ease. “These aren’t the pizza bites you’re looking for, Carol” would be an excellent thing to say in a breakroom to keep Carol from stealing your snack.
I am in a world of shit
The most iconic “ever made”….
“May the Force be with you.”
I’ve come here to 2 chew bubble gum and kick ass and I’m all out of bubble gum…