25 Movie Quotes about Life

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 11:29 am

People love movie quotes, and even the most casual viewer can usually recite one or two favorites from memory. Of course, these immortal lines fall into a number of categories, so this list is dedicated to 25 movie quotes about life.

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“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates, never know what you’re gonna get.” (Forrest Gump)

“Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.” (The Shawshank Redemption)

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.“ (Dead Poet’s Society)

“And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.” (All Quiet on the Western Front)

“Do, or do not. There is no try.” (The Empire Strikes Back)

“Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away” (Hitch)

“Well, it’s not the men in your life that counts, it’s the life in your men.” (I’m No Angel)

“Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.” (The King of Comedy)

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” (A Bronx Tale)

“Well, I’ve wrestled with reality for thirty-five years, Doctor, and I’m happy to state I finally won out over it.” (Harvey)

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” (Braveheart)

“The list is an absolute good. The list is life.” (Schindler’s List)

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (To Kill a Mockingbird)

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” (Auntie Mame)

“We all go a little mad sometimes.” (Psycho)

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!“ (Network)

“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” (National Lampoon’s Animal House)

“They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom.” (Braveheart)

“L-I-V-E! Live! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.” (Harold and Maude)

“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.“ (On the Waterfront)

“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.” (American Beauty)

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” (The Diary of Anne Frank)

“To God, there is no zero. I still exist.” (The Incredible Shrinking Man)

“Life will find a way.” (Jurassic Park)

This concludes our list of 25 movie quotes about life. I hope you’ve found a few phrases to inspire you, or at the very least bring a smile to your face. If you’d like to find more great film quotes, I suggest you become a member of Netflix. Their monthly membership plans start at just $7.99, and you can choose from over 100,000 movies to stream online or receive in the mail.

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