So many screenplays, so many character quotes. Inspirational, funny, dramatic. Always unique.
Many of them contributed to make their characters memorable and avoid one of the Top 7 Deadly Flaws of a Bad Screenplay: uninteresting characters.
If you're committed to get your screenplay read, not tossed, study these film quotes and their skillful use of dialogue techniques.
And check this page regularly as we keep updating it with our daily character quotes.
Mark Zuckerberg: You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.
The Social Network | Jesse Eisenberg | Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
Charlie: I've been a thief since I had baby teeth.
The Italian Job | Mark Wahlberg | Screenplay: Donna Powers & Wayne Powers
Richard Vernon: Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns.
The Breakfast Club | Paul Gleason | Screenplay: John Hughes
Pi Patel: You know, I left so much behind: my family, the zoo, India, Anandi. I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
Life of Pi | Irrfan Khan | Screenplay: David Magee
Ferris: 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 | Matthew Broderick | Screenplay: John Hughes
Robert: When I was a kid my favorite teacher was Mr. James.
Mr. James said that world events always revolve around five things: M-O-N-E-Y.
Arbitrage | Richard Gere | Screenplay: Nicholas Jarecki
Driver: I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours... No matter what. Anything happens in either side of that, then you are on your own.
Drive | Ryan Gosling | Screenplay: Hossein Amini
Forrest Gump: Hello. My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?
Forrest Gump | Tom Hanks | Screenplay: Eric Roth
Bill: You know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me, I cut off his hands. He offends me, I cut out his tongue. He rises against me, I cut off his head, stick it on a pike, raise it high up so all on the streets can see. That's what preserves the order of things. Fear. Gangs of New York | Daniel Day-Lewis | J Cocks, S Zaillian, K Lonergan
Gracchus: I don't pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people.
Gladiator | Derek Jacobi | Screenplay: David Franzoni and John Logan and William Nicholson
Jack Daglish: I think if people see this footage they'll say - oh my God that's horrible - and then go on eating their dinners.
Hotel Rwanda | Joaquin Phoenix | Screenplay: Keir Pearson, Terry George
Lt. Aldo Raine: I think you show great talent. And I pride myself on having an eye for that kind of talent. But your status as a Nazi killer is still amateur. We all come here to see if you wanna go pro.
Inglourious Basterds | Brad Pitt | Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
Jean Maitland: We started off on the wrong foot. Let's stay that way.
Stage Door | Ginger Rogers | Screenplay: Morrie Ryskind and Anthony Veiller
Brill: If you live another day I will be very impressed.
Enemy of the State | Gene Hackman | Screenplay: David Marconi
Gordon Gekko: If you need a friend, get a dog.
Wall Street | Michael Douglas | Screenplay: Stanley Weiser & Oliver Stone
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* Saving Private Ryan, screenplay written by Robert Rodat