Over the years, movies have given us some truly memorable lines—the ones you can't get out of your head after the credits roll, the ones you drop in conversation constantly, and the ones that, no matter how old, will always be relevant. Some you've probably heard (and said!) without ever having seen the film. Click through to find the most iconic movie quotes of the past century.
Quote: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
There was huge controversy over using the word “damn” in the now infamous line from Gone with the Wind. Two months before the film was set to premiere, censors requested the word to be cut due to a code that “forbade profanity,” among other things. Luckily, the now-iconic curse word stayed.
Quote: “Bond. James Bond.”
The iconic line—spoofed literally thousands of times (ok, we didn't count but we're pretty sure that's accurate)—was originally said by Sean Connery in Dr. No, the first of many James Bond movies. Author of the popular series, Ian Fleming, reportedly named his spy character after an American ornithologist.
Quote: “Are you talking to me?”
Robert De Niro created and delivered the infamous line in Taxi Driver in 1976. Director Martin Scorsese recently revealed that De Niro completely made it up on the spot. "A key improvisation in the movie was Bob in the mirror," Scorsese told the crowd at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Quote: “Here’s Johnny.”
Sometimes the scary lines are the most memorable—as was the case when Jack Nicholson stuck his head through the door and creepily said "Here's Johnny," a terrifying riff on the way Johnny Carson was introduced at the start of The Tonight Show. In 2013, a study revealed that this scene from The Shining was the scariest in movie history.
Quote: "Who ya gonna call?"
Ghostbusters! Ten bucks says you sang the phrase just now in your head. And now it's stuck there.
Quote: "So you're telling me there's a chance."
When Jim Carrey's hopelessly optimistic character confesses his love for Mary, she tells him he's got a one-in-a-million chance with her—which prompted the oft-repeated phrase. Though, like many famous lines, it's not always said correctly. There's a chance you've said, "So you're saying there's a chance."