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25 Years Of Best Picture Winning Oscar Quotes!

The thing about the Best Picture winners of past days is that they have some of the greatest quotes. Here are our favorites from the last 25 years.


"I don't want to survive. I want to live." - Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), 12 Years A Slave


"Means something to who? You had a career before the third comic book movie, before people began to forget who was inside the bird costume. You're doing a play based on a book that was written 60 years ago, for a thousand rich old white people whose only real concern is gonna be where they go to have their cake and coffee when it's over. And let's face it, Dad, it's not for the sake of art. It's because you want to feel relevant again. Well, there's a whole world out there where people fight to be relevant every day. And you act like it doesn't even exist! Things are happening in a place that you willfully ignore, a place that has already forgotten you. I mean, who the f*** are you? You hate bloggers. You make fun of Twitter. You don't even have a Facebook page. You're the one who doesn't exist. You're doing this because you're scared to death, like the rest of us, that you don't matter. And you know what? You're right. You don't. It's not important. You're not important. Get used to it." Sam (Emma Stone), Birdman



"This is what I do. I get people out. And I've never left anyone behind." - Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), Argo


The Artist has no words.... So here's the trailer!


Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), The King's Speech: [referring to the Duke of York] "This fellow could really be somebody great. He's fighting me."

Myrtle Logue (Calum Gittins), The King's Speech: "Perhaps he doesn't want to be great. Perhaps that's what you want."



"Well, everyone's a coward about something, you know?" - Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner), The Hurt Locker



Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), Slumdog Millionaire: "I knew you'd be watching."
Latika (Freida Pinto), Slumdog Millionaire: "I thought we would meet only in death."


"I always figured when I got older, God would sorta come inta my life somehow. And he didn't. I don't blame him. If I was him I would have the same opinion of me that he does." - Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), No Country For Old Men



"I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me." - Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson), The Departed



"I am angry all the time... and I don't know why." - Jean (Sandra Bullock), Crash 


"I don't train girls." - Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood), Million Dollar Baby


"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take." - Gandalf (Ian McKellan),  Lord of the Rings: Return of the King



"Razzle dazzle them and they'll never catch wise." - Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), Chicago



"There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is." - Nash (Russel Crowe), A Beautiful Mind



"What we do in life echoes in eternity." - Maximus (Russel Crowe), Gladiator


"This isn't life! This is just stuff! And it's become more important to you than living!" - Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), American Beauty



"I know something of a woman in a man's profession. Yes, by God, I do know about that." - Queen Elizabeth (Judi Dench), Shakespeare In Love


"You jump, I jump, right?" - Rose (Kate Winslet), Titanic



"Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again." - Almásy (Ralph Fiennes), The English Patient



"The prisoner wishes to say a word." - Royal Magistrate (David Gant), Braveheart
"Freedom!" - William Wallace (Mel Gibson), Braveheart



"My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), Forrest Gump



"This list... is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf." - Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley), Schindler's List



"Hell of a thing, killin' a man. You take away everything he's got and everything he's gonna have." - Bill Munny (Clint Eastwood), The Unforgiven



"Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?" - Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), Silence Of The Lambs



"Nothing I have been told about these people is correct. They are not thieves or beggars. They are not the bogeymen they are made out to be. On the contrary, they are polite guests and I enjoy their humor." - John Dunbar (Kevin Costner), Dances With Wolves


Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”