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Poll: Words Can Hurt

Which of these movies quotes do you find the saddest?

Some quotes may contain spoilers, I used the spoiler tag for the most obvious ones.

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Make Your Choice

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    Sean Penn in Mystic River (2003)

    Jimmy: "She's my own little daughter, and I can't even cry for her!"(Mystic River (2003))
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    Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko (2001)

    Donnie: "She said that every living creature on Earth dies alone." (Donnie Darko (2001))
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    Sally Field in Steel Magnolias (1989)

    M'Lynn: "I am so mad I don't know what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know *why* Shelby's life is over! I wanna know how that baby will *ever* know how wonderful his mother was! Will he *ever* know what she went through for him! Oh *God* I wanna know *why*? *Why*? Lord, I wish I could understand!" (Steel Magnolias (1989))
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    John Coffey

    “Please boss, don’t put that thing over my face, don’t put me in the dark. I’s afraid of the dark.” (The Green Mile (1999))
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    Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Clementine: "This is it, Joel. It's going to be gone soon." Joel: "I know." Clementine: "What do we do?" Joel: "Enjoy it." (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004))
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    Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber (1994)

    Lloyd: "You know what I'm sick and tired of, Harry? I'm sick and tired of having to eke my way through life. I'm sick and tired of bein' a nobody. (pause) But most of all,... I'm sick and tired of havin' nobody." (Dumb and Dumber (1994))
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    River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O'Connell in Stand by Me (1986)

    The Writer: "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" (Stand by Me (1986))
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    Still frame

    Vada Sultenfuss: "Where are his glasses? He can't see without his glasses!" (My Girl (1991))
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    Djimon Hounsou in In America (2002)

    Mateo: "'Im in love with you. And I'm in love with your beautiful woman. And I'm in love with your kids. And I'm even in love with your unborn child. I'm even in love with your anger! I'm in love with anything that lives!" (In America (2002))
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    Sean Bean in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Boromir: "Our people, our people. I would have followed you, my brother... my captain... my king." (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001))
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    Jack: "I wish I knew how to quit you." (Brokeback Mountain (2005))
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    Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993)

    Oskar Schindler: "I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just... I could have got more."(Schindler's List (1993))
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    Mandy Moore and Shane West in A Walk to Remember (2002)

    Landon: "I'm sorry she never got her miracle." Reverend Sullivan: "She did. It was you." (A Walk to Remember (2002))
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    Teruko Nagaoka, Chishû Ryû, and Hisao Toake in Tokyo Story (1953)

    Kyoko: "Isn't life disappointing?" Noriko: [smiles] "Yes, it is."(Tokyo Story (1953))
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    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976)

    Rocky: " Ah come on, Adrian, it's true. I was nobody. But that don't matter either, you know? 'Cause I was thinkin', it really don't matter if I lose this fight. It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood." (Rocky (1976))
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    Alan Ladd in Shane (1953)

    Joey: "Shane. Shane! Come back!" (Shane (1953))
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    Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland (2004)

    J.M. Barrie: "She went to Neverland. And you can visit her any time you like if you just go there yourself.; Peter Llewelyn Davies: How? J.M. Barrie: By believing, Peter. Just believe." (Finding Neverland (2004))
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    Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles, and Gale Hansen in Dead Poets Society (1989)

    Todd: "Oh captain, my captain." (Dead Poets Society (1989))
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    Renée Zellweger in Jerry Maguire (1996)

    Dorothy Boyd: You had me at "hello".(Jerry Maguire (1996))
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    Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990)

    Sam: "It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you." (Ghost (1990))
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    Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Redd: "I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. (The Shawshank Redemption (1994))
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    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, and Trini Alvarado in Little Women (1994)

    Beth: "Oh, Jo, I've missed you so. Why does everyone want to go away? I love being home. But I don't like being left behind. Now I am the one going ahead. I am not afraid. I can be brave like you. I know I shall be homesick for you even in Heaven." (Little Women (1994))
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    Bing Bong:"Take her to the moon for me. Okay?" (Inside Out (2015))
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    Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder star in Edward Scissorhands

    Kim: "Hold me.: Edward: "I can't." (Edward Scissorhands (1990))
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    Robin Williams and John Lithgow in The World According to Garp (1982)

    Garp: Remember, Helen. Helen Holm: What, my love? Garp: Everything. Helen Holm: Yes, my love. Garp: I'm flying Helen. Helen Holm: Yes, my love. Garp: I'm flying. Ter-un, ter-un, ter-un. (The World According to Garp (1982))
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    Michael Caine in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Alfred: "I'm so sorry. I failed you. You trusted me, and I failed you." (The Dark Knight Rises (2012))
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    Sean Penn in Mystic River (2003)

    Jimmy: "Is that my daughter in there?!??!! (Mystic River (2003))
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    Marlon Brando in "On The Waterfront" 1954 Columbia

    Terry: You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley. (On the Waterfront (1954)).

    Added 9/19/2016

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