25 of the Greatest Movie Quotes in History

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“Bond. James Bond.”
> Movie: Dr. No (1962)
> Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee
> Writer(s): Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond series of spy novels, admitted that he was looking for the most boring name possible for his character. James Bond, after whom the super spy was named, was a famous ornithologist and the author of a birdwatching guide.

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“They call me Mister Tibbs!”
> Movie: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
> Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
> Writer(s): Stirling Silliphant, John Ball

The line became so famous that the sequel to “In the Heat of the Night” was titled “They call me Mister Tibbs!” “In the Heat of the Night” won five Oscars, including for best picture and best writing. The line is spoken by detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) after he clashes with a racist police chief who repeatedly calls Tibbs by his first name.

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“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?”
> Movie: Dirty Harry (1971)
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino
> Writer(s): Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner

The line is so popular it has been misquoted many times. Contrary to popular belief, Clint Eastwood, who plays the main character, Harry, does not say “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

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“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
> Movie: The Godfather (1972)
> Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
> Writer(s): Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola

A variation of “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” appears in all three Godfather movies. The line may very well be the most famous line spoken by a movie gangster. The line was adapted as is from Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather.”

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“You talkin’ to me?”
> Movie: Taxi Driver (1976)
> Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd
> Writer(s): Paul Schrader

Robert De Niro’s performance as a lonely taxi driver in New York City descending into madness is considered one of the greatest of his careers. One of the most famous lines in the film, and in the history of cinema, is “You talkin’ to me?” which De Niro actually improvised.