As we gear up for Oscar weekend, it is only appropriate to take a moment and reflect on some of the most memorable movie quotes uttered. We can all stomp our chests and yell, “Wakanda Forever”, or look with at a friend with disdain and tell them “There is only room in this band for one hysterical queen”, but let’s go back a bit and remember some of our favourite movie quotes.

Famous Quotes From Oscar Winners

“You still think it’s beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it’s better not to die at all.”
–“All Quiet On The Western Front,” winner in 1930

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
– “Gone With The Wind,” winner in 1939

“We’ll always have Paris.”
– “Casablanca,” winner in 1943

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”– “All About Eve,” winner in 1950

“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been someone, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. It was you, Charlie.”
– “On the Waterfront,” winner in 1954

“I would rather be miserable with you than without you.”
– “Gigi,” winner in 1958

“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.”
– “The Sound of Music,” winner in 1965

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
– “The Godfather,” winner in 1972

“There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
– “The Godfather: Part II,” winner in 1974

“A man who says no to champagne says no to life.”
– “The Deer Hunter,” winner in 1978

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
– “The Silence of the Lambs,” winner in 1991

“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.”
– “Schindler’s List,” winner in 1993

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
– “Forrest Gump,” winner in 1994

“I’m the King of the World!”
– “Titanic,” winner in 1997

“What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”
– “Gladiator,” winner in 2000

“Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.”
–”A Beautiful Mind,” winner in 2002

“Out with the old. In with the new. That’s Life!”
– “The Artist,” winner in 2011

“I’m TS-motherfuckin’-A. We handle shit. That’s what we do. Consider this situation fuckin’ handled.”
-“Get Out,” winner in 2018 for Best Original Screenplay


And okay, okay,  we can’t help but take note of some more quotes from this year’s ‘Best Picture’ nominees

“Good thoughts. Good words. Good deeds.”
– Bohemian Rhapsody

“If you were not so stubborn you would make a great queen.”
“I would make a great queen because I am stubborn…if that is what I wanted.”
–Black Panther

“You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.”
–Green Book

“Talent comes everywhere, but having something to say and a way to say it so that people listen to it, that’s a whole other bag. And unless you get out and you try to do it, you’ll never know. ”
–A Star is Born

“Favor is a breeze that shifts direction all the time. Then in an instant, you’re back sleeping with a bunch of scabrous whores wondering whose finger’s in your ass.”
–The Favourite