#1 “We really never lose our demons. We only learn to rise above them.”
Ancient One, Doctor Strange
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#2 “A queen is never late…everyone else is simply early.”
Queen Clarisse Renaldi, The Princess Diaries
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#3 “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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#4 “I figure life’s a gift, and I don’t intend on wasting it.”
Jack Dawson, Titanic
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#5 “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
V, V for Vendetta
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#6 “I don’t want to survive, I want to live.”
Captain B. McCrea, Wall-E
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#7 “Worrying is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.”
Van Wilder, Van Wilder
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#8 “You are who you choose to be.”
Hogarth Hughes, The Iron Giant
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#9 “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society
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#10 “Life is pain, Princess. Anyone who tells you different is selling something.”
Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride
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#11 “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
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#12 “Keep moving forward.”
Walt Disney, Meet the Robinsons
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#13 “Have courage and be kind.”
Cinderella, Cinderella
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#14 “I don’t like it. I don’t agree with it. But I accept it.”
Lando Calrissian, Solo: A Star Wars Story
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#15 “Do it now or forever wish you had!”
Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray
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#16 “The key to a happy life is to accept that you are never actually in control.”
Masarani, Jurassic World
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#17 “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption
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#18 “In your place, if there is pain, nurse it. And if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out. Don’t be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster, that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything ― what a waste.”
Mr. Perlman, Call Me By Your Name
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#19 “If you were happy everyday of your life, you wouldn’t be a human being, you would be a gameshow host.”
Veronica, Heathers
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#20 “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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#21 “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you.”
Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars
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#22 “You must always have faith in yourself.”
Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
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#23 “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”
Joker, The Dark Knight
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#24 “Be excellent to each other.”
Bill, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
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