Almost Famous Movie Quotes
Some Almost Famous movie quotes and links to almost famous movie quotes:
Probably the best almost famous movie quote in movie history comes from Marlon Brandon in On the Waterfront(1954), directed by Elia Kazan. It was written by U.S. screenwriter Bud Schulberg, and the words were directed to Marlon Brando's brother played by Rod Steiger:"I coulda had class! I coulda been a contender! I coulda been somebody! Instead of a bum which is what I am! Let's face it! … He gets the title shot outdoors in the ball park and whadda I get? A one-way ticket to Palookaville."
John Wayne had some telling words put into his mouth by screenwriter Louise Stallings in one his almost famous cowboy movies, Tie a Yellow Ribbon. One example of John Wayne's hard-bitten humour from that film is: "Never apologize and never explain—it's a sign of weakness."
There are many almost famous movie quotes to be found in Taxi Driver: "Are you talking to me? There's nobody else here so you must be talking to me." - Robert de Niro (Travis).
Some of the coolest quotes come from Quinton Tarantino's films: "If you kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." - Mr Blond.
"If you build it, he will come." - The Voice in Field of Dreams.
"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it." - Alfred Hitchcock.
"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." - Jean-Luc Godard, French Film directot and auteur.
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart.
Some of the funniest quotes in cinema come from Marx brothers films: "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." - Groucho Marx.
"Our comedies are not to be laughed at." - Sam Goldwyn.
"When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his crew was well motivated." from The Hunt For Red October.
"I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over. I'll never be hungry again—no, nor any of my folks!—if I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill! As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!" - Sidney Howard, screenwriter. Gone with the Wind (1939).
"That's a hell of a good age to be. I wish I was that age again. Because Ben, you'll never be young again." written by screenwriter Buck Henry and spoken by Mr. Robinson to Benjamin Braddock, his wife's young lover in The Graduate.
"Norma, you're a woman of 50. Now, grow up! There's nothing tragic about being 50—not unless you try to be 25." From Sunset Boulevard, directed and written by Billy Wilder. Spoken by William Holden, playing a young screenwriter, to Norma Desmond, a faded film star played by Gloria Swanson.
"They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the national anthem." - Humphrey Bogart, On the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
"Once you are a star actor, people start asking you questions about politics, astronomy, archaeology and birth control." - Marlon Brando.
"I know a lot of people without brains who do an awful lot of talking." - The Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz
"You ain't heard nothin' yet, folks." Said by Al Jolson in the first talking film, The Jazz Singer, July 1927)