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20 Meaningful Quotes From Film Characters




Mary Poppins

Walt Disney


“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”

– Mary Poppins, from Mary Poppins

Finding Nemo

Pixar/Walt Disney

“Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.”

– Dory, from Finding Nemo

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Paramount Pictures

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

– Ferris, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Godfather

Paramount Pictures

“Great men are not born great, they grow great.”

Don Vito Corleone, from The Godfather


Universal Pictures

“What we do in life echoes in eternity.”

– Maximus, from Gladiator

The Sopranos


“A wrong decision is better than indecision.”

 – Tony Soprano, from The Sopranos

Winnie The Pooh


“The things that make me different are the things that make me”

Pooh Bear, from Winnie The Pooh



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

– William Wallace, from Braveheart



“It’s one of the great tragedies of life — something always changes.”

– Dr. House, from House

Cast Away

20th Century Fox

“I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”

– Chuck, from Cast Away



”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

– Rocky, from Rocky Balboa

Snow White


“You’re never too old to be young.”

Snow White, from Snow White

The Shawshank Redemption

Castle Rock Entertainment

“Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.”

– Andy Dufresne, from The Shawshank Redemption

Forrest Gump

Paramount Pictures

“Mama says life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get.”

Forrest Gump, from Forrest Gump

Mean Girls

Paramount Pictures

“Calling someone fat doesn’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. All you can do in life is try and solve the problem in front of you.”

– Cady, from Mean Girls

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Warner Bros

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”

– Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets



“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

– The Emperor, from Mulan

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

New Line Cinema

Frodo: “What are we holding onto, Sam?”

Sam: “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.”

– Frodo and Sam, from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

It’s A Wonderful Life

Liberty Films

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

– Clarence the Angel, from It’s a Wonderful Life

The Lion King


“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.”

– Rafiki, from The Lion King

The Empire Strikes Back


“Do, or do not. There is no try.”

– Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back