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Match the opening quote to the movie it corresponds with. These 50 have been chosen by shortlist.com as the 50 best opening lines of all time.
Samuel L. Jackson by Letter
'As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.'
'We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.'
'I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.'
'Let me tell you what 'Like A Virgin' is about...'
'Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again.'
'Only ever met one man I wouldn't wanna fight.'
'I had the craziest dream last night. I was dancing the white swan.'
'People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden'
'Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.'
'What came first, the music or the misery?'
'I always believed it was the things you don't choose that make you who you are.'
'Way out West there was this fella I wanna tell you about. Goes by the name of Jeff.'
'3 billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day.'
'Do you find me sadistic? You know, I bet I could fry an egg on your head right now, if I wanted to.'
'Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f****** big television.'
'Chapter One. He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion. Eh uh, no, make that he, he romanticized it all out of proportion. Better.'
'The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.'
'Saigon. S***. I'm still only in Saigon. Every time I think I'm going to wake back up in the jungle.'
'God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that.'
'That was refreshing. I'm refreshed. I'm refreshing.'
'I'm 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball and I'm about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I'd never done a crazy thing in my whole life. '
'When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman, and a ride home.'
'People trust me with their secrets. But who do I trust with mine? You, only you.'
'I remember those cheers. They still ring in my ears.'
'After I killed him, I dropped the gun in the Thames, washed the residue off me hands in the bathroom of a Burger King, and walked home to await instructions.'
'The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it.'
'It's a story that might bore you, but you don't have to listen, because I always knew it was going to be like that.'
'Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here.'
'I believe in America. America has made my fortune.'
'Who am I? You sure you want to know?'
'The world is full o' complainers. An' the fact is, nothin' comes with a guarantee.'
'I always wondered why nobody did it before me. I mean, all those comic books, movies, TV shows. You think that one eccentric loner would've made himself a costume.'
'Hello, my name is (title). You want a chocolate?'
'When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point?'
'Are you watching closely?'
'You w- you wanna... you wanna talk about the vanishing wilderness?'
'I want to tell you about the time I almost died.'
'There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.'
'If I could just go back... if I could rub everything out... starting with myself.'
'I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be 'Sir'.'
'She shivers in the wind like the last leaf on a dying tree.'
'Today is a good day to die.'
'Please, sir, I want some more.'
'My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman.'
'One time my cousin Walter got a cat stuck up his ass. True story.'
'Did you know there are more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people of any kind living in the United States?'
'All right Curly, enough's enough. You can't eat the Venetian blinds. I just had 'em installed on Wednesday.'
'This is a true story about friendship that runs deeper than blood. This is my story and that of the only three friends in my life that truly mattered.'
'Listen, here's the thing: if you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker.'
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