Every so often you will watch a tv show or a box set and there will be a quote that sticks in your mind. It is these quotes that make people watch the same movie or box set over again. These quotes keep us amused or thoughtful and pondering for days or even weeks afterward and quite possibly because of these iconic quotes, the movie has made it big at the box office.
Here we’ve looked at some of the greatest TV quotes. We hope they’ll bring happy memories to you and maybe encourage you to watch another movie.
“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get.” —Forrest Gump
This movie is set over about thirty years in the US and the main character is played by Tom Hanks. Hanks is a charming and charmed simple person and the movie is somewhat cynical although delightful. There is a deeply conservative thread running through the plot and gets pretty serious when Gump’s girlfriend deserts him, then shows up again to reunite and introduce him to his unknown son. After passing away from what we could say is Aids, Gump gets to bring up his son.
“All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about and when I’m with her I feel happy to be alive, like I can do anything, even talk to you like this. So that’s what I feel is love—when I’m better because she’s here.” —Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World, TV show.
This was aimed at pre-teens and early teenagers and was based over a period of about 27 years from 1993 – 2000. Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) tries to test his theories on life and relationships although Topanga (Danielle Fishel) constantly tests Cory’s outlook on the ways of love. They go through a bumpy patch in their relationship but come out better at the end.
Cory plays a big part in bringing his friend and friend’s father back together again and lives in hope that their mother also returns.
During the high school years, the principal continues to make Cory and his friend’s lives a challenge.
“Cheer up, Child. It’ll turn out alright in the end. You’ll see…” —Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast, movie
This is the sort of movie that all little girls want to watch – again and again. Bella, played by Emma Watson is taken to a castle by a beast. Being beautiful and independent, Bella starts to see beyond the beast’s exterior and despite her fears she realises that the beast has a kind heart and soul.
With a fairy tale romance movie garnished with dresses any girl would love to wear, and a handsome prince who worships the girl, it’s no surprise that this movie stayed with us for many, many years.
She falls in love with the beast, he turns into her handsome prince, and the rest, as they say, is history.
“I laugh in the face of danger!” —Simba in The Lion King, movie.
Here’s another movie that brought people back again and again to watch it. People were borrowing children just to get in on the pretext that they were bringing the kids when they really wanted to see the movie themselves.
The movie was an Oscar winner and the second highest-grossing movie of the year. The movie had scenes of heartbreak and tears as well as moments when one’s knees would go weak. What could possibly be cuter than a lion cub who becomes the king and rules the kingdom with the love of his life?
“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” —Monica in Friends, TV show.
The tv show Friends first made its appearance in 1994 with a group of friends learning to navigate through life and grow up. Obstacles occurred along the way, as they do in every family, but the friends learned the importance of what true friendship means.
With the friends coming from varied walks of life and with careers ranging from a paleontologist to a spoiled princess they also learned how to work with each other’s good and bad points.
“Somebody call for Robin? Pretty sure I saw the Bat-signal last night.” Suits season 9
By the time this season came to be aired this box set was very popular with viewers who wanted to watch Suits season 9 online. The season finds the main character trying to regain his reputation, while Harvey finds out the Donna means more to him than he has realized. The 9th and penultimate episode first aired on September 18, 2019, and you find Mike helping Harvey to overcome a personal loss while Faye fights off an attempt to destroy her reputation.
To sum up
Some of the greatest tv quotes are found in the movie, box set or show that you least expect. This is why some movies become iconic and we return to them over and over.
Everyone knows that one person who has seen The Sound of Music at least ten times. Not only is it the music that brings you back, but also those amazing tv quotes which just seem to happen at the exact right time and right place in the movie.
Sometimes it’s the clothes, sometimes the music, but often it is the iconic quotes that keep us amused and ready to watch a show for a second, or maybe the third time.