Top 10 Favorite Film & TV Quotes

Top 10 Favorite Film & TV Quotes

Check out the honorable mentions of great Film & TV quotes that didn’t quite make the list here:

During quarantine, my friend Amit and I have been making our own Top 10 lists on various topics and discussing our results via video chat. Our fourth topic was “Top 10 Favorite Film & TV quotes”.

There are countless quotes that are much more iconic and memorable than many of the ones that made my list (e.g., “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”, “Say hello to my little friend”, “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid”, etc). But my selections are much more meaningful to me and connect with me on a deeper level.

It was difficult choosing only ten quotes, but after much deliberation, here are my Top 10 Favorite Quotes in Film & Television…

1. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

2. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Robert Guillaume as Rafiki in The Lion King (1994)

3. “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” – Russell Crowe as Maximus in Gladiator (2000)

4. “Nothing fucks you harder than time.” – Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones (Season 7, Episode 5: Eastwatch)

5. “Well, my brother has his sword and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.” – Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones (Season 1, Episode 2: The Kingsroad)

6. “There’s always one fuckhead like you trying to shit in the apple pie. Well, you just shat in the one apple pie that knows how to shit back.” – M.C. Gainey as Hank in Club Dread (2004)

7. “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” – Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride (1987)

8. “I said it before and I’ll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

9. “Hasta la vista, baby.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

10. “Wise man say: Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.” – Robbie Rist as Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)