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A few potent quotes from American Films
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck): You never really
understand a person until you consider things from
his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin
and walk around in it.

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A League of Their Own

Jimmy: (prayer before the game) Oh, Lord! Hallowed
be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be
mighty; may our balls... be plentiful. Lord, I'd just like
to thank you for that waitress in South Bend. You know
who she is - she kept calling your name.

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Harvey

Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart): Well, I've wrestled
with reality for thirty-five years, Doctor, and I'm happy
to state I finally won out over it.

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Love and Death

Boris Grushenko (Woody Allen): The key here, I think,
is to not think of death as an end. But... but... think of
it more as a very effective way of cutting down on your
expenses.

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Unforgiven

William 'Bill' Munny (Clint Eastwood): It's a hell of a thing
killin' a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever
gonna have.

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A Few Good Men

Col. Nathan Jessep (Jack Nicholson): You can't handle
the truth!

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Dead Poets Society

John Keating (Robin Williams): No matter what anybody
tells you, words & ideas can change the world.

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Blade Runner

Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer): I've seen things you people
wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder
of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the
Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time,
like tears in rain. Time ... to die.

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Braveheart

William Wallace (Mel Gibson): They may take away our
lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

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Network

Howard Beale (Peter Finch): I'm as mad as hell, and I'm
not going to take this anymore!

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Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley): If you are a minority of
one, the truth is the truth.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Jefferson Smith (James Stewart): I wouldn't give you two
cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't
have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and
a little looking out for the other fella, too.

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Casablanca

Rick (Humphrey Bogart): Where I'm going, you can't follow.
What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no
good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that
the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of
beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that.
Now, now... Here's looking at you kid.

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