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    Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  1. Why are you hiding back there? You don't have to hide from me - I'm Peg Boggs, your local Avon representative
      Dianne Wiest as Peg Boggs

  2. I'm not finished.
      Johnny Depp as Edward

  3. The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He's had no context. He's been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work - the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth - indicate that he's a highly imaginative... uh... character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.
      Aaron Lustig as the Psychologist

  4. Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.
      Alan Arkin as Bill

  5. Ed Wood (1994)

  6. I have no next picture. I haven't worked in four years. This business, this town, it chews you up, then spits you out. I'm just an ex-boogeyman.
      Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi

  7. They don't want the classic horror films anymore. Today it's all giant bugs. Giant spiders, giant grasshoppers. Who will believe such nonsense?
      Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi

  8. This is the most uncomfortable coffin I've ever been in.
      Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi

  9. Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery.
      Johnny Depp as Ed Wood

  10. Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?
      Vincent D'Onofrio as Orson Welles

  11. You know, you're, you're much scarier in real life than you are in the movie.
      Johnny Depp as Ed Wood

  12. Take my word for it. If you want to make out with a young lady, take her to see "Dracula".
      Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi

  13. Elf (2003)

  14. If you can sing alone, you sing in front of other people. There's no difference.
      Will Farrell as Buddy

  15. We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
      Will Farrell as Buddy

  16. You sit on a throne of lies!
      Will Farrell as Buddy

  17. I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.
      Will Farrell as Buddy

  18. The Elephant Man (1980)

  19. I am not an animal. I am a human being. I am a man.
      John Hurt as John Merrick in the title role

  20. People are frightened by what they don't understand.
      John Hurt as John Merrick in the title role

  21. Oh, he's an imbecile, probably from birth. Man's a complete idiot... Pray to God he's an idiot.
      Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Frederick Treves

  22. Am I a good man? Or a bad man?
      Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Frederick Treves

  23. Elizabeth (1998)

  24. I am my father's daughter, and I am not afraid of anything.
      Catet Blanchett as Elizabeth

  25. There is so little beauty in this world, and so much suffering. Do you suppose that is what God had in mind? That is to say if there is a god at all. Perhaps there is nothing in this universe but ourselves. And our thoughts.
      Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham

  26. All men need something greater than themselves to look up to and worship. They must be able to touch the divine here on earth.
      Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham

  27. Madam, if I may. A prince should never flinch from being blamed for acts of ruthlessness which are necessary for safe guarding the state and their own person. You must take these things so much to heart that you do not fear to strike. Even the very nearest that you have if they be implicated.
      Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham

  28. I do not like wars. They have uncertain outcomes.
      Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth

  29. War is a sin, but sometimes, a necessary one.
      Edward Hardwicke as the Earl of Arundel

  30. Empire of the Sun (1987)

  31. Jim: I was dreaming about God. He was playing tennis. Perhaps that's where God is all the time and that's why you can't see Him when you're awake, do you think? Perhaps He's our dream, and we're His.
      Christian Bale as Jim

  32. Learned a new word today. Atom bomb. It was like the God taking a photograph.
      Christian Bale as Jim

  33. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

  34. Vodka is a luxury we have. Caviar is a luxury we have. Time is not.
      Bob Hoskins as Nikita Khrushchev

  35. Sad to have a dream you know won't happen.
      Jude Law as Vassili

  36. Look at him with pride, because he's looking at you. The whole country is looking at you.
      Bob Hoskins as Nikita Khrushchev

  37. The English Patient (1996)

  38. In Italy, there's always chickens, but no eggs. In Africa there's eggs, but never chickens. Who separated them?
      Willem Dafoe as Caravaggio

  39. I once heard of a captain who wore a patch over a good eye. The men fought harder for him.
      Ralph Fiennes as Almásy

  40. New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire.
      Ralph Fiennes as Almásy

  41. Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again.
      Ralph Fiennes as Almásy

  42. Eragon (2006)

  43. That's the spirit - one part brave, three parts fool.
      Jeremy Irons as Brom

  44. A son doesn't choose his father
      Garrett Hedlund as Murtagh

  45. Forgive me if I stare, I knew you were young, but even then I was expecting someone a little more, well, more.
      Robert Carlyle as Durza

  46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  47. Valentine's Day is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
      Jim Carrey as Joel

  48. Sand is overrated. It's just tiny, little rocks.
      Jim Carrey as Joel

  49. Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.
      Kirsten Dunst as Mary

  50. Sometimes I don't think people realize how lonely it is to be a kid.
      Kate Winslet as Clementine

  51. Adults are, like, this mess of sadness and phobias.
      Kirsten Dunst as Mary

  52. E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982)

  53. He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship.
      Henry Thomas as Elliot

  54. How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?
      Henry Thomas as Elliot

  55. E.T. Phone Home
      Pat Welsh as E.T.

  56. You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together.
      Henry Thomas as Elliot

  57. Ever After (1998)

  58. You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.
      Patrick Godfrey as Leonardo da Vinci

  59. A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live?
      Drew Barrymore as Danielle

  60. When you're as old as I am, son, now is all you've got.
      Patrick Godfrey as Leonardo da Vinci

  61. I feel as if my skin is the only thing keeping me from going everywhere at once.
      Dougray Scott as Henry

  62. My father was an excellent swordsman, monsieur. He taught me well. Now hand me that key or I swear on his grave I will slit you from navel to nose.
      Drew Barrymore as Danielle

  63. Excalibur (1981)

  64. Talk. Talk is for lovers, Merlin. I need the sword to be king.
      Gabriel Byrne as Uther Pendragon

  65. Whoever pulls the sword from the stone, he shall be king!
      Nicol Williamson as Merlin

  66. Remember, there's always something cleverer than yourself.
      Nicol Williamson as Merlin

  67. You're not listening... well, your heart is not. Love is deaf as well as blind. That's it.
      Nicol Williamson as Merlin

  68. Good and evil - there is never one without the other.
      Nicol Williamson as Merlin

  69. Now, once more, I must ride with my knights to defend what was, and the dream of what could be.
      Nigel Terry as King Arthur

  70. The future has taken root in the present.
      Nicol Williamson as Merlin

  71. The Exorcist (1973)

  72. Mother, what's wrong with me?
      Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil

  73. Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. We may ask what is relevant but anything beyond that is dangerous. He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don't listen to him. Remember that - do not listen.
      Max von Sydow as Father Merrin

  74. What an excellent day for an exorcism.
      Mercedes McCambridge as Pazuzu

  75. Have you ever heard of exorcism? Well, it's a stylized ritual in which the rabbi or the priest try to drive out the so-called invading spirit. It's been pretty much discarded these days except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of an embarrassment.
      Peter Mastersen as Dr. Barringer

  76. There are no experts. You probably know more about possession than most priests. Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says he's the devil himself.
      Jason Miller as Father Damian Karras

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