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Poll: Like Mother, Like Quoter

Celebrating Mother's Day, here's a selection of memorable movie quotes that contain the words mother, Ma, Mama, Mom...and I guess that's about it, we excluded derivative words like grandmother, godmother or the infamous word that goes with "Yippie-Ki-Yay", out of respect (sorry Die Hard (1988) and Samuel L. Jackson's fans). So...

Which of these motherly movie quotes is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    "My mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”
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    Psycho (1960)

    "A boy's best friend is his mother."
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    Little Caesar (1931)

    "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
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    White Heat (1949)

    "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"
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    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

    "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."
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    Back to the Future (1985)

    "Are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?"
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    BUtterfield 8 (1960)

    "Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time."
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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    "Mama says, “Stupid is as stupid does.”"
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    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    "I don't want anything to happen to him while my mother's alive."
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."
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    Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

    "I would like you to judge... I want that you... tell me... was she feeble-minded? My MOTHER! Was she feeble-minded? Was she?"
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    Bambi (1942)

    "Your mother can't be with you anymore... Come, my son."
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    Carrie (1976)

    "Breasts, Mama. They're called 'breasts' and every woman has them."
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    The Exorcist (1973)

    "Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it."
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    42nd Street (1933)

    "It must have been tough on your mother, not having any children."
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    Rosemary's Baby (1968)

    "Why don't you help us out, Rosemary? Be a real mother to Adrian. You don't have to join if you don't want to. Just be a mother to your baby."
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    I Remember Mama (1948)

    "But first and foremost, I remember Mama."
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    To Each His Own (1946)

    "I think this is our dance, mother"
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    A Place in the Sun (1951)

    "Tell Mama, tell Mama all."
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    Old Yeller (1957)

    "I know Mama. He was my dog. I'll do it."
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    Imitation of Life (1959)

    "Mama, Mama, I didn't mean it. I didn't mean it. Mama, do you hear me? I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Mama. Mama, I did love you."
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    All About Eve (1950)

    "When she gets like this - all of a sudden, she's playin' Hamlet's mother."
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    Shane (1953)

    "Pa's got things for you to do, and Mother wants you. I know she does. Shane! Shane... Come back!"
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    The Fortune Cookie (1966)

    "All my fault, Sister. I was just trying to... I'm his brother-in-law, Sister...And this is his mother, Sister, and this is my wife, his sister, Sister."
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    Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

    "Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama..."
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    A Christmas Story (1983)

    "Oh fudge! -- Only I didn't say fudge. I said THE word. The big one. The queen mother of dirty words. The F-dash-dash-dash word."
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    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    "Oh, Mama, that's the first time I stopped hugging first. I like that."
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    Rocky Balboa (2006)

    "Don't forget to visit your mother"
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    The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    "I just want to apologize to Mike's mom and Josh's mom, and my mom."
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    Mommie Dearest (1981)

    "Yes, Mommie." "Yes Mommie what?" "Yes, Mommie Dearest."
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    Mean Girls (2004)

    "I just want you to know, if you ever need anything, don't be shy, OK? There are NO rules in the house. I'm not like a *regular* mom, I'm a *cool* mom."
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    Juno (2007)

    "Bleeker's mom was possibly attractive once, but now she looks like a Hobbit. You know, the fat one, that was in the Goonies."

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