The list author says: "I made up this list during the Oscars. You have to do SOMEthing else at the same time! There are many famous lines from movies that have now become 'catch phrases' (Check out AFI.com ). But the ones below are the lines(famous or otherwise) for which I personally have the most affection. I'll try not to give away anything that diminishes the impact of the moment for you if you haven't seen it yet."
""Except a man be born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven'. 'I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly' 'I and the Father are One'. (All quotations of course from Jesus Christ and thus more important than any of the others below.)"
""Do you notice the powerful odor of mendacity in this room?" Big Daddy to son Brick near the end of my all-time favorite film. It's about the importance of forgiveness, family, integrity, honesty and memories."
""You have to have a little faith in people". The last line of Woody Allen's film breathes tentative, yet encouraging and bittersweet optimism combined with a sense of fatalism.Shot in black and white, like looking thru a lens into your own past. Quite powerful in a simple way."
""I need the eggs" The last line of this Woody Allen film is the punchline to a joke but also a wise touching truism about life, which some may not accept. This and the film above are on my list BEST FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN."
""Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore". The depth and pathos of this line has increased with time as much of our society moves farther and farther away from tradition, family, midwest values and Christianity."
"W.C.FIELDS....I can give away this joke and you'll still enjoy it. Fields asks a bartender: "Did I spend $20 in here last night?" Bartender: Yes. Fields: "What a load off my mind! I thought I'd lost it!""
"(Bogart and Bacall kissing.) Bogart: What did you do that for? Bacall: I wanted to see if I'd like it. Bogart: What's the decision? Bacall: I don't know yet. THEY KISS AGAIN: Bacall: It's even better when you help."
"I have affection for this line because I used to use a variation of it long before this movie was made. Example(if I was speaking to a woman named Susan): "And you're coming to the party surely....I mean, Susan.""
""I'm walkin' here! I'm walkin' here". Supposedly a line improvised by Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo when accidently bumped by a car during live shooting in a Manhattan intersection.Talk about staying in character!(Sort of an "I AM I SAID" Neil Diamond affirmation by an abandoned soul.)"
""You had me at HELLO'. This line became SO well-known, SO over-hyped and popular, that it has lost its personal effect. But it WAS a very good romantic line. It's not the writer's fault it's been said to death and seen by so many."
"This one is more 'memorable' than a 'favorite'. It is an ugly insult to a woman's advances, delivered in a really nasty way by Gene Hackman to Jennifer Warnes. It's one thing to be judgemental, it's another to be cruel."
""Now he'll feel more at home with the other horses". Maybe I'm cheating here because this line is not from an original film, but a film of my favorite play THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams. A symbolic line and an emotional turning point."
"Another line from a great play on film,LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. "You have to make allowances for this damned family or go nuts!" Probably could be said about most families, but such an understatement in this case is laughable."