What Are Some Famous Lines From Classic American Movies?


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Some of the most famous lines from American classic movies are "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," from "Gone With the Wind"; "I'll be back," from "The Terminator"; "My mama always said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get'," from "Forrest Gump"; "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine," in "Casablanca"; and "Bond, James Bond" first quoted in "Dr. No." The top 10 most famous movie quotes are provided by Guinness World Records based on a survey of critics and experts. In the survey, the classic movies are defined as predating 1994 and more than half are from the 1930s and 1940s.

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What Are Some Famous Lines From Classic American Movies?
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The famous quotes have wide-scale appeal and have become well known, in part due to the delivery of the line in the film.

The remaining top 10 quotes, in no certain order, are "Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men," from "I'm No Angel"; "Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?" from "Hell's Angels"; "Won't you excuse me for a moment while I slip into something a little bit more comfortable?" from "Blazing Saddles"; "I could dance with you till the cows come home ... On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows when you came home," in "Duck Soup"; "Give me a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby," from "Anna Christie"; and from "Taxi Driver," "You talkin' to me?"

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