Movies Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old movies quotes, movies sayings, and movies proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.     

Yahoo Serious

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.     

Walt Disney

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.     

Stanley Kubrick

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.     

Bette Davis

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.     

Roger Ebert

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.     

Alfred Hitchcock

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.     

George Lucas

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.     

Woody Allen

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.     

Tim Burton

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.     

Louise Brooks

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.     

Orson Welles

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.     

Jean Cocteau

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.     

Alfred Hitchcock

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.     

Will Rogers

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.     

Mary Schmich

There's an electrical thing about movies.     

Oliver Stone

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.     

George Lucas

Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.     

Wim Wenders

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.     

Richard King

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.     

Roland Emmerich

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.     

Sydney Pollack

In most movies there is a Prince Charming who rides up and saves the girl.     

Zoe Lister-Jones

Movies are the shadiest business in the world.     

Jessica Alba

Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life.     

Quentin Tarantino

Movies can be instruments of enlightenment.     

Marianne Williamson

Horror movies don't exist unless you go and see them, and people always will.     

Joss Whedon

Movies are hard work. The public doesn't see that. The critics don't see it. But they're a lot of work. A lot of work.     

Robert De Niro

Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.     

S. E. Hinton

I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny.     

Matthew Vaughn

It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.     

Roger Ebert