25 of the Greatest Movie Quotes in History

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“Elementary, my dear Watson.”
> Movie: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929)
> Starring: Clive Brook, H. Reeves-Smith, Betty Lawford
> Writer(s): Arthur Conan Doyle, Basil Dean, Garrett Fort

Sherlock Holmes has many famous phrases that have been used in different movies about the renowned detective and his protege Dr. Watson. “Elementary, my dear Watson,” in particular, did not appear in the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The quote was made popular by a film. In the 1929 adaptation of the book, Holmes (Clive Brook) speaks the line: “”Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary.”

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“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”
> Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
> Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne
> Writer(s): Brothers Grimm

In all of the Snow White movies, the question to the spirit in the magic mirror, even if it’s changed slightly, is always asked by the Evil Queen. The 1937 animated musical fantasy “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” based on the German fairy tale of the same name written by the Brothers Grimm, is the first full-length animated Walt Disney movie.

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“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
> Movie: Gone With the Wind (1939)
> Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell
> Writer(s): Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” is the heartbreaking response Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) gives to his self-centered wife Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) when she tearfully asks him at the end of the movie “Where shall I go? What shall I do?”

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“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
> Movie: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
> Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
> Writer(s): L. Frank Baum, Noel Langley, Edgar Allan Woolf, Florence Ryerson, Noel Langley

A version of Dorothy’s famous line has been used in countless TV shows and feature films, from “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” to “Avatar” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” There is also Jo Dee Messina’s 1996 hit “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore.”

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“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
> Movie: Casablanca (1942)
> Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
> Writer(s): Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison

“Casablanca” has several memorable scenes and lines, including “We’ll always have Paris” and “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” One of the most famous is, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Today, the line is used informally to express friendly feelings towards one’s drinking companions.