Greatest Brief
Movie Quotes


Greatest Brief Film Quotes
(chronological, by film title)
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Greatest Brief Film Quotes
1950s - 1960s

"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
"Why do they all look like unhappy rabbits?"
All About Eve (1950)

"I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
"We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!"
"As long as the lady is paying for it, why not take the Vicuna?"
"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
Sunset Boulevard (1950)

"Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above."
The African Queen (1951)

"Tell Mama, tell Mama all."
A Place in the Sun (1951)

"Stella! Steeeeelllllaaaaa!"
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

"Prove it..."
Shane (1953)

"Shane! Shane! Come back!"
Shane (1953)

"I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody."
On the Waterfront (1954)

"They abide and they endure."
"Chilllllll-dren...? Chilllllll-dren...?''
"It's a hard world for little things.''
The Night of the Hunter (1955)

"You're tearing me apart!"
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

"Let's go home, Debbie."
The Searchers (1956)

"Blood makes poor mortar."
"So let it be written, so let it be done."
The Ten Commandments (1956)

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories."
An Affair to Remember (1957)

"Match me, Sid."
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

"Help me! Help meeeeeeeee!"
The Fly (1958)

"We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives."
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

"Well, nobody's perfect."
Some Like It Hot (1959)

"Mama, face it. I was the slut of all-time."
Butterfield 8 (1960)

"Mother! Blood!"
"A boy's best friend is his mother."
Psycho (1960)

"I am Spartacus."
Spartacus (1960)

"...Bond. James Bond."
Dr. No (1962)

"Hey, Boo."
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"
"Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!"
Dr. Strangelove, or:...(1964)

"Come on, Dover! Move yer bloomin' arse!"
My Fair Lady (1964)

"We rob banks."
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

"What we've got here is...failure to communicate."
Cool Hand Luke (1967)

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
The Graduate (1967)

"Hello, gorgeous."
Funny Girl (1968)

"They're coming to get you, Barbra."
Night of the Living Dead (1968)

"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
Planet of the Apes (1968)

"I'm in pain, and I'm wet...and I'm still hysterical."
"Don't be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi Party!"
The Producers (1968)

"Open the pod bay doors, Hal."
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"Who are those guys?"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

"We blew it."
Easy Rider (1969)

"I'm walkin' here!"
Midnight Cowboy (1969)

"If they move, kill 'em."
The Wild Bunch (1969)

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