Top 10 Inspirational Movie Quotes

The other day we were discussing some of our favorite movie quotes and realized that many of them are actually pretty inspiring. So we thought it would be fun to share them with you. The list was pretty long but we cut it down to our top 10  (plus a few extras) .

  1. “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” ~ Nelson Mandela played by Morgan Freeman in Invictus (2009)
  2. “Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.” ~ John Keating played by Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
  3. “To infinity and beyond!” ~ Buzz Lightyear played by Tim Allen in Toy Story (1995)
  4. “Life is too short to be wondering, ‘What if?'” ~ Charlyne Yi played by Charlyne Yi in Paper Heart  (2009)
  5. “If you want something, nothing is impossible.” ~ Jean-Louis Blondeau in Man on Wire (2008)
  6. “Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)
  7. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” ~ Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  8. “For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.” ~ Benjamin Button played by Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  9. “I don’t want to survive, I want to live!” ~ Captain played by Jeff Garlin in WALL-E  (2008)
  10. “Be deliriously happy or at least leave yourself open to be.” ~ William Parish played by Anthony Hopkins in Meet Joe Black (1998)

A few extra!

  • “Every man dies but not every man really lives.” ~ William Wallace played by Mel Gibson in Braveheart (1995)
  • “The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ~ Bob Harris played by Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003)
  • “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 played by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  • – “I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” ~ Shelby Eatenton Latcherie played by Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • “They don’t make you what you are, you do. You are what you choose to be.” ~ Dean McCoppin played by Harry Connick Jr. in The Iron Giant (1999)
  • “You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries, they only asked one question after a man died, ‘Did he have passion?’'”~ Dean Kansky played by Jeremy Piven in Serendipity (2001)

Please share your favorites quotes in the comments. Also, this is the beginning of a series of inspirational top ten lists that we will be posting every week or so. If there are any inspirational themes that you would like to see included please let us know.

1 Comment

  1. Michael.e said:

    you want the truth? you can’t handle the truth.

    jack Nicholson in a few good men.