17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning Movies
The Oscars are just around the corner and that means on Sunday March 4, the famous awards show will reveal the top films of 2017. With Jimmy Kimmel as its host, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony will honor and recognize some of today’s most successful, impactful and talented people in film and entertainment. From The Post to I, Tonya, this year’s list is full of some of 2017’s greatest motion pictures with big names like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie.
To get ready for this year’s award show, we’ve taken a look back at some of the greatest, most inspirational quotes from Oscar-winning movies of the past.
From Lawrence of Arabia to Titanic and Moonlight, here are 17 of the most inspirational quotes from Oscar-winning movies.
“Never be in a hurry. You’ll miss the best parts in life.”-- Marlene Dietrich in Around the World in Eighty Days, 1956
“Big things have small beginnings, sir.”-- Mr. Dryden in Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
“If you can’t appreciate what you’ve got, you better get what you appreciate.”
-- Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, 1964
“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.”
-- Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, 1965
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place, and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you get hit; it’s about how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward.”-- Rocky Balboa in Rocky, 1976
Honesty and love will prevail.
“Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.”-- Gandhi in Gandhi, 1982
“If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say. And a gentleman should always mean what he says.”
-- Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston in The Last Emperor, 1987
Make every day count.
“I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... To make each day count.”-- Jack in Titanic, 1997
Leave your legacy.
“What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”-- Maximus in Gladiator, 2000
Have a heart.
“Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind. But an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.”
-- John Nash in A Beautiful Mind, 2001
Love the life you live.
“You can like the life you’re living. You can live the life you like.”-- Roxie in Chicago, 2002
“It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.”-- Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris in Million Dollar Baby, 2004
Change the world.
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”-- Frank Costello in The Departed, 2006
Take on challenges.
“For the sake of all that we ourselves hold dear, and of the world’s order and peace, it is unthinkable that we should refuse to meet the challenge. It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home and my peoples across the seas, who will make our cause their own. I ask them to stand calm and firm, and united in this time of trial.”
-- King George VI in The King’s Speech, 2010
Embrace the new.
“Out with the old, in with the new! That's life!”
-- Peppy Miller in The Artist, 2011
Work with purpose.
“This is my career, this is my chance to do some work that actually means something.”-- Riggan Thomson in Birdman, 2014
“At some point you've got to decide who wanna be. Can't let nobody make that decision for you.”-- Juan in Moonlight, 2016