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.
Jack Dawson: When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose.
Titanic | Leonardo DiCaprio | Screenplay: James Cameron
Graham Waters: In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.
Crash | Don Cheadle | Screenplay: Paul Haggis
Harry: Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
Dumb and Dumber | Jeff Daniels| Peter Farrelly & Bennett Yellin & Bobby Farrelly
Monte Wildhorn: Never stop looking, for what's not there.
The Magic of Belle Isle | Morgan Freeman | Screenplay: Guy Thomas
Homer: Good night, you Princes of Maine! You Kings of New England!
The Cider House Rules | Tobey Maguire | Screenplay: John Irving
Hannibal Lecter: A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
The Silence of the Lambs | Anthony Hopkins | Screenplay: Ted Tally
Robin: If you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder.
The Place Beyond the Pines | Ben Mendelsohn | Screenplay: Derek Cianfrance & Ben Coccio and Darius Marder
Proximo: I did not pay good money for you, for your company. I paid it so that I could profit from your death.
Gladiator | Oliver Reed | Screenplay: David Franzoni, John Logan
Jason Bourne: This is where it started for me, this is where it ends
The Bourne Ultimatum | Matt Damon | Screenplay: Tony Gilroy
Colonel Jessep: You want to investigate me, roll the dice and take your chances. I eat breakfast 80 yards away from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill me. So don't for one second think you're gonna come down here, flash a badge, and make me nervous.
A Few Good Men | Jack Nicholson | Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
Jules: That show's called a pilot. Then they show that one show to the people who pick shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they want to make more shows. Some get chosen and become television programs. Some don't, become nothing. She starred in one of the ones that became nothing.
Pulp Fiction | Samuel L. Jackson | Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Dan: Can I be honest with you? I am bad fucking news. I'm not your friend. I'm not gonna help you. I'm gonna break you. Any questions?
Zero Dark Thirty | Jason Clarke | Screenplay: Mark Boal
Clark: I don't think Freddie is as committed to the cause as the cause is to him.
The Master | Rami Malek | Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson
Erin Brockovich: For the first time in my life, I got people respecting me. Please, don't ask me to give it up.
Erin Brockovich | Julia Roberts | Screenplay: Susannah Grant
Tyler Durden: Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!.
Fight Club | Brad Pitt | Screenplay: Jim Uhls
* Hancock - screenplay written by Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan
* Schindler's list, screenplay written by Steven Zaillian