25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Could Change Your Life

Do you think that a movie quote could change your life? Actually, it can. Let’s face it, movies have a dynamic power to change and teach us. Whether it’s by moving us to tears or giving us the courage to keep going, some of the best inspirational messages are found on the big screen.

Take, for example, those endearing love stories that withstand the test of time (think The Titanic, The Notebook). These movies have us in tears each and every single time. After watching them, we’re motivated to give our loved ones big hugs and kisses!

Or how about those real-life documentary films, or those warm and fuzzy Pixar animated movies… you get the idea. So, without further ado,  We present 25 inspirational movie quotes that could change your life!

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25

The Pursuit of Happyness

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“Don’t ever let somebody tell you-you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it.



People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you-you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness

24

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



23

The Godfather

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“Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – Mario Puzo, from The Godfather



22

Good Will Hunting

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“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” – Sean Maguire, from Good Will Hunting



21

Friday Night Lights

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“Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could.



There wasn’t one more thing you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you’re perfect!” – Coach Gary Gaines, from Friday Night Lights

20

Finding Nemo

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“Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.” – Dory, from Finding Nemo



19

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off



18

Gladiator

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“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Maximus, from Gladiator



17

Braveheart

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“Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” – William Wallace, from Braveheart



16

Cast Away

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“I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” – from Cast Away



15

Rocky Balboa

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”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.



It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky, from Rocky Balboa

14

Finding Forrester

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“Someone I once knew wrote that we walk away from our dreams afraid that we may fail or worse yet, afraid we may succeed.” – Forrester, from Finding Forrester



13

The Shawshank Redemption

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“Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.” – Andy Dufresne, from The Shawshank Redemption



12

The Greatest Showman

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“No one ever made a difference by being like everybody else.” – P.T. Barnum, from The Greatest Showman



11

The Sandlot

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“Kid, there are heroes and there are legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” – Babe Ruth, from The Sandlot



10

Freedom Writer

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“I don’t want excuses. I know what you’re up against. We’re all of us up against something. So you better make up your mind, because until you have the balls to look me straight in the eye and tell me this is all you deserve, I am not letting you fail.



Even if that means coming to your house every night until you finish the work. I see who you are. Do you understand me? I can see you. And you are not failing.” – Erin Gruwell, from Freedom Writer

9

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” – Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets



8

Mulan

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“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – The Emperor, from Mulan



7

The Bucket List

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“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions.



Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to others?’” – Carter Chambers, from The Bucket List

6

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Frodo: “What are we holding onto, Sam?”

Sam: “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.”

– Frodo and Sam, from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers



5

Peaceful Warrior

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“The accident is your training. Life is a choice. You can choose to be a victim or anything else you’d like to be.” – Socrates, from Peaceful Warrior



4

It's a Wonderful Life

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“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” – Clarence the angel, from It’s a Wonderful Life



3

Rudy

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“In this life time, you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through,if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen.” – Fortune, from Rudy



2

The Lion King

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“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki, from The Lion King



1

The Empire Strikes Back

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Do, or do not. There is no “try”. – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back





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