10 Of The Most Inspirational Movie Quotes Of All-Time

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The beauty of cinema lies in the multitude of dimensions that it has to balance simultaneously. From the acting, to the cinematography, to the writing, it all has to come together in perfect harmony to create a great movie. No matter how great the actor though, a movie can never stand the test of time unless it has been written well. The dialogues from some movies are so inspirational and well-written, that they manage to inspire generations of people long after it has left the big screen. Here is a list of 10 of the most inspirational movie quotes of all-time.

Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

This epic line comes from one of the greatest on-screen mentors of all-tine – Gandalf. He says: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

Cast Away

Tom Hanks’ epic turn in ‘Cast away’ taught us to survive even when times seem really dire. His motto in the movie rings through purely. He says: “I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”

The Godfather

A movie that is filled with quotable quotes, but this one has to be the most inspirational of them all. It goes: “Great men are not born great, they grow great.”


Who can forget Mel Gibson’s epic speech in ‘Braveheart’. His most inspiring dialogue in the movie has to be: “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.”

It’s A Wonderful Life

A desperate man is rescued by an Angel in this classic Christmas movie. One of the most important observations made by Clarence the Angel which is quite inspiring is: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”


Russel Crowe’s performance in the ‘Gladiator’ was truly stunning. He was a powerful and motivated character with plenty to say. His best words in the movie have to be: “What we do in life echoes in eternity”.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Dumbledore is just a bag full of wisdom in the Harry Potter series. He always knew how to guide Harry during his toughest ordeals, and one of his best advice to the boy wizard was: “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”

The Shawshank Redemption

The seven greatest words from one of the greatest films ever made: “Get busy livin, or get busy dyin”. Andy Dufresne sure knew what he was talking about in this movie.

The Bucket List

Two dying men try to have it all before the pearly gates open up to them. Jack Nicholson’s character, Carter Chambers, has this timeless quote for his friend in order to inspire him to do the most with his time. It goes: “You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to others?'”

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Yoda is an infinite source of wisdom in the Star Wars series, and his most important advice to Luke has to be: “Do or do not. There is no try”.