Every man dies, but not every man really lives.Few will have forgotten the sheer adrenaline rush and goose bumps felt when Mel Gibson uttered those dynamite words in the garb of William Wallace in "Braveheart", 14 years ago. Such is the power of great, inspirational movie quotes - they can stir our emotions in a jiffy and often unearth emotions that even we as individuals are generally unaware of. So, here I give you some of the best inspirational movie quotes even penned, capable of bringing out emotions we didn't know existed within us, giving us that sudden insight into the the simplest and non-convoluted aspect of life.
Insightful Inspirational Movie Quotes
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. ~ The Emperor (Pat Morita) in "Mulan" (1998).
Fate! There is such a thing as fate, but it only takes you so far. Then it's up to you to make it happen. ~ Angel Stripper (Jenna Elfman) in "Can't Hardly Wait" (1998).
To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. ~ Mouse (Matt Doran) in "The Matrix" (1999).
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all. ~ Eduard Christoff Philippe GÈrard Renaldi, Prince of Genovia (Rene Auberjonois) in "The Princess Diaries" (2001)
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light. ~ Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (Richard Harris) in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004).
Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It's the moments that take your breath away. ~ Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) in "Hitch" (2005).
It's said that the West was built on legends. And that legends are a way of understanding things greater than ourselves. Forces that shape our lives, events that defy explanation. Individuals whose lives soar to the heavens or fall to the earth. This is how legends are born. ~ Caretaker (Sam Elliott) in "Ghost Rider" (2007).
It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. Sometimes it takes a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see. Ask yourself, how many people in the world can truly make you feel rare, pure, and extraordinary? ~ John Grogan (Owen Wilson) in "Marley and Me" (2008).
The moment we stop fighting for each other, that's the moment we lose our humanity. ~ Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in "2012" (2009).
The only thing important is what's under the skin. ~ Mama Odie (Jennifer Lewis) in "The Princess and the Frog" (2009).
Great Inspirational Movie Quotes
I believe a man is as big as what'll make him mad. ~ Reno Smith (Robert Ryan) in "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955).
Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'. ~ Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994).
In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day! ~ President Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) in "Independence Day" (1996).
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. ~ Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (Richard Harris) in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001).
With great power comes great responsibility. ~ Ben Parker (Cliff Robertson) in "Spider Man" (2002).
You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details. ~ Celine (Julie Delpy) in "Before Sunset" (2004)
I ask the members of Parliament to think about your daughters, your nieces, and sisters, and granddaughters, and ask yourselves: would you force them to do what you're trying to make me do? I believe I will be a great queen. I understand Genovia to be a land that combines the beauty of the past with all the best hope of the future. I feel in my heart and soul that I can rule Genovia. I... I love Genovia. Do you think that I would be up here in a wedding dress if I didn't? I stand here ready to take my place as your queen. Without a husband. ~ Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004).
You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you, you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period. ~ Christopher Gardner (Will Smith) in "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006)
Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy! ~ Christopher (Jaden Smith) in "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006).
I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason too. ~ Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) in "Hugo" (2011).
Grand-Santa: Arthur, there is a way.
Arthur: It's impossible.
Grand-Santa: They used to say it was impossible to teach women to read. Follow me. ~ Arthur Christmas (2011).
Romantic Inspirational Movie Quotes
Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you. ~ Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) in "Dirty Dancing" (1987).
There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same - only love. ~ Don Juan DeMarco (Johnny Depp) in "Don Juan DeMarco" (1995).
Nathaniel Messinger: Seth knows no fear, no pain, no hunger, he hears music in the sunrise. But he'd give it all up, he loves you that much.
Maggie Rice: I don't understand.
Nathaniel Messinger: He can fall, he can give up his existence as he knows it, he can give up eternity and become... one of us. ~ City of Angels (1998).
Look, I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me. ~ Ike Graham (Richard Gere) in "Runaway Bride" (1999). This happens to be my favourite Valentine's day quote, by the way. It is classy and yet so very touching. I just go Awwwwwwww!!! every time I hear it.
I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it that you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all. ~ Katarina Stratford (Julia Stiles) in "Ten Things I Hate About You" (1999).
A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. ~ John Grogan (Owen Wilson) in "Marley and Me" (2008).
Funny Inspirational Movie Quotes
It's 19 minutes after the hour, and now it's time for our daily feature: The Astrological Hour. A quick reminder - these reports are not intended to foster belief in astrology, but merely to support people who cannot take responsibility for their own lives. ~ Newscaster (Janice Kent) in "The Kentucky Fried Movie" (1977).
The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations. ~ Stella (Linda Hunt) in "Silverado" (1985).
Relationships do not rise and fall over star signs. Just because of the fact that you're both Aries doesn't make you magically compatible. Relationships do not rise and fall because your heart is linked to Venus and your head is up Uranus. ~ Jeff (Joshua David Hall) in "Take" (2008).
Very simple sentences, uttered without the use of flashy vocabulary and yet steeped in meaning. I would be indulging in exaggeration if I said that these lines are life-changing, but they do leave you with something to think about, tingling your intellect to facilitate the dawn of a new realization.