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41 Truly Beautiful Film Quotes That Will Always Make You Smile And Cry

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." — The Princess Bride

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most beautiful quotes from films. Here are some of the best responses.


2. “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”

—Andrew, The Breakfast Club

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3. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.”

—Andy, The Shawshank Redemption

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4. “I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine.”

—Barry, Punch-Drunk Love

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6. “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”

—Norman, A River Runs through It

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7. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

—Harry, When Harry Met Sally

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8. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

—John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society

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10. “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

—Lester Bangs, Almost Famous

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11. “The world moves for love. It kneels before it in awe.”

—Edward Walker, The Village

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12. “I figure life’s a gift, and I don’t intend on wasting it.”

—Jack, Titanic

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14. “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.”

—Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump

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15. “I never look back. It distracts from the now.”

—Edna Mode, The Incredibles

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16. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

—Mary, The Secret Garden

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18. “Can you hear it? The music? I can hear it everywhere. In the wind, in the air, in the light. It’s all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do…is listen.”

—Evan Taylor, August Rush

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19. “I think that sometimes we love people so much that we have to be numb to it. Because if we actually felt how much we really love them, it would kill us. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just means your heart’s too big.”

—Fay, Riding in Cars with Boys

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20. “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”

—Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

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22. “You are everything I never knew I always wanted.”

—Alex Whitman, Fools Rush In

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23. “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

—Jack Twist, Brokeback Mountain

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24. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.”

—Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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25. “No man is a failure who has friends.”

—Clarence, It’s A Wonderful Life

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27. “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.”

—Rachel, Batman Begins

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28. “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”

—Rafiki, The Lion King

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29. “You are what you love, not what loves you. That’s what I decided a long time ago.”

—Donald, Adaptation

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30. “I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”

—Dracula, Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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32. “It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world.”

—Lester Burnham, American Beauty

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33. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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34. “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

—Rick Blaine, Casablanca

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35. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

—Mr. Anderson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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37. “My friends, you bow to no one.”

—Aragorn, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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38. “I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”

—Red, The Shawshank Redemption

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39. “I’d rather fight with you than make love with anyone else.”

—Nick Mercer, The Wedding Date

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40. “For you, a thousand times over.”

—Hassan, The Kite Runner

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