15 Honest Things Fictional Characters Said That Stick With You

Quotes from films, TV shows, and books are wisdom. That wisdom from characters can make us laugh, make us cry, or make us think.

While the situation that they are in is fictional, that doesn't make what they say resonate less with the audience.

Members of a well-regarded Internet forum discussed their favorite film quotes, which reminded everyone of their favorite films and the movie moments that mean the most to them.

“My father taught me many things here — he taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

The Godfather Part II

Ramona Vega, played by Jennifer Lopez, boldly states a truth about the 2008 economic crash in the film, “These Wall Street guys, you see what they did to this country? They stole from everybody. Hard-working people lost everything.”


The quote is simple but effective, “Now, remember: you don't aim a gun at a man unless you intend to shoot him. And you don't shoot a man unless you intend to kill him.”

Phantasm (1979)

At one point, Wesley tells Buttercup, “Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

The Princess Bride

“To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

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