The Best 100 Classic Movie One-Liners (The Greatest Quotes in Film History)

The Best 100 Classic Movie One-Liners (The Greatest Quotes in Film History)

by Alexandra Townsend

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“Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” (Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer) The Jazz Singer came out in 1927. It wasn’t the first movie, films had already been around for decades, and it didn’t have a particularly thrilling plot. What it did have though was something that would soon revolutionize the film industry: sound.

Since 1927, film lovers everywhere have had the joy of hearing words that make us laugh, cry, scream, and dream. And we’ve repeated those words time and time again, striving to share the wonderful feelings that a good movie can evoke. Collect here are 100 quotes from some of the best movies of all time, quotes that time and time again can serve to remind us all of some of the most beautiful moments in cinema history.


Alexandra Townsend is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont. She enjoys learning and writing about feminism, LGBT stuff, comic books, fairy tales, and tons of other things.


Has there ever been a subject that humanity has been more obsessed about than love? Cinema history certainly wouldn’t lead you to believe otherwise. From the early nickelodeons to the IMAX screens of today audiences the world over have delighted in watching the trials romance, whether they be tragic or triumphant. Here are twenty quotes from some of the greatest cinematic romances of all time.

1. “The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.” (Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady)

2. “Oh stop it, Charlie, we’ve been through all that. I’m certainly not going to outlive you and that’s all there is to it.” (Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen)

3. “Ditto.” (Demi Moore, Ghost)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614648727
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 02/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 23
File size: 1 MB

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