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Poll: Iconic Movie Quotations

Many movie quotes became iconic because they could adapt to everyday situations that justified quoting the film... starting with the film itself Indeed, some quotes were even more legendary because they seemed to have an existence of their own "before" the film and entered pop culture as "quotes within quotes", or simply put "quotations".

Whether quotes whose core-statement was taken from an original speaker or featuring a quotation from the actual speaker referring to himself or someone else, the quotation to vote for is in bold letters. Some classic lines were used in an initial context then reprised for a more impactful effect, they can be considered as quotations but they don't exactly fit the criteria of the poll, so no "there's no place like home" or "Hasta la vista baby".

Which of these cinematic quotations is the most iconic?

After voting, I say "discuss the list here"

Make Your Choice

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    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    "My father taught me many things here. He taught me, 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.'"
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    Network (1976)

    I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!'"
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    Knute Rockne All American (1940)

    "And the last thing he said to me, 'Rock,' he said, 'sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.'"
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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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    Dirty Harry (1971)

    "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
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    Dead Poets Society (1989)

    "But If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? 'Carpe' -- hear it? -- 'Carpe, Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.'"
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    Platoon (1986)

    "Somebody once wrote: 'Hell is the impossibility of reason.' That's what this place feels like. Hell."
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    Misery (1990)

    "And there was Rocketman, trying to get out, and here comes the cliff, and just before the car went off the cliff, he jumped free! And all the kids cheered! But I didn't cheer. I stood right up and started shouting: 'This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE COCK - A - DOODIE CAR!'"
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    Se7en (1995)

    "Ernest Hemingway once wrote: 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part."
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    The Dark Knight (2008)

    "So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me, and he says: 'Why so serious?' He comes at me with the knife - 'Why so serious?!' He sticks the blade in my mouth. 'Let's put a smile on that face!' And why so serious?"
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    Patton (1970)

    "Thirty years from now when you're sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: 'What did you do in the Great World War II?', you won't have to say: 'Well, I shoveled s--t in Louisiana.'"
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

    "Kid. The next time I say: 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,' let's go someplace like Bolivia."

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