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'Books? Books? I don't read books!'
'I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.'
'The last great opportunity of a lifetime--an entire world at war, and I'm left out of it? God will not permit this to happen! I will be allowed to fulfill my destiny!'
'I'm a concert pianist. That's a pretentious way of saying I'm... unemployed at the moment.'
'You don't like her. My mother don't like her. She's a dog. And I'm a fat, ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night.'
'They'd love you a lot more if you were hanged. You know why? Because it would sell more papers...'
'You know that the average New Yorker between the ages of twenty and fifty has two and a half colds a year?'
'It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire. Indeed it will... in a dull man.'
'Those men aren't going to pay ten bucks to look at your face; this is Broadway!'
'The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.'
'You don't find it hard to do your duty?' 'Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.'
'I'm not taking him with me. I'm no good for him. I'm terrible with him. I have no patience. He's better off without me.'
'It's men like him that build the world. The rest of them, like me... why, we just come along and live in it.'
'Your legs are too thin, your hair is too red, you have lips like a cat. You're no good. You give me too much trouble.' 'Flattery rolls right off me.'
'You are exceptionally odd.' 'I bet you're very popular with the girls.'
'Your nose is broken.' 'How does it look?' 'Ah, it's an improvement.'
'I don't know much about women. I've been married for 28 years, you know.'
'I'm sure that the way to say what I'd like to say will occur to me after you've gone.'
'This is the People's War. It is our war. We are the fighters. Fight it then. Fight it with all that is in us and may God defend the Right.'
'You use Evian skin cream, and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps, but not today.'
'I don't see what all of the fuss is about. It doesn't look any bigger than the Mauritania.'
'Hate him! How could I hate him? Mothers don't hate their sons! Is that what he told you? You see how you believe everything he tells you?'
'Shut up! The man with the Colt 45 says shut up!'
'My name is not Platt. My name is...' 'Your name is Platt.'
'Bill, you do love me, don't ya?' 'Of course I do; I live with ya, don't I?'
'If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say and a gentleman should always mean what he says.'
'But I wouldn't worry too much about your heart. You can always put that award where your heart ought to be.'
'He was even dumber than you. He couldn't even write his whole name. 'X,' that's what it ought to say on that goddamn headstone, one big lousy 'X.''
'My grammy never gave gifts. She was too busy getting raped by Cossacks.'
'What are you doing? These are mine. These are my workers. They should be on my train. They're skilled ammunition workers. They're essential. Essential girls!'
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'What you learn tonight?' 'Always protect myself.' 'What's the rule?' 'Always protect myself.'
'Jimmy, give it up. Give it up, it's all over with. If there was a deal, it's gone down by now. We blew it, we blew our warrants, and we blew our cover.'
'Why didn't you take off all your clothes? You could have stopped forty cars.'
'Be careful.' 'I always am.' 'Don't get hurt.' 'I never do.' 'Don't hurt no one.' 'Well, if you say so.'
'Look, sir, we can't just do nothing.' 'Why not? It's usually best.'
'All right. This one time I'll let you ask me about my affairs.' 'Is it true? Is it?' 'No.'
'It seems everyday ends with a miracle here. And whatever God may be, I thank God for this day.'
'Short people are mean. I never met a short man that stays nice all the way through. No sir. Mean little backstabbers, all of 'em.'
'Now, Green, don't get me wrong. Why, some of my best friends are Jews.' 'And some of your other best friends are Methodists, but you never bother to say that.'
'The nobility of England...' 'The nobility of England, My Lord, would have snored through the Sermon on the Mount, but you'll labor like scholars over a bulldog's pedigree.'
'Remember Maggio?' 'Oh, the wop? Yeah, real tough monkey.' 'You killed him.'
'What kind of party did you say that was?' 'A cocktail party.' 'In that case, I'll join you.'
'Hello Yank, welcome to a very merry little war. And now how about a wee drop for the King and Uncle Sam?'
'You have such perseverance, Bertie. You're the bravest man I know. You'll make a bloody good king.'
'Our... merciful God. He destroyed His own beloved, rather than let a mediocrity share in the smallest part of His glory.'
'That's right, Mr. Martini. There is an Easter Bunny.'
'Oh, no, sir. I'm sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me.'
'We are not questioning your authority, sir, but if manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.'
'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.'
'Tom, you know you surprise me. If anything in this life is certain - if history has taught us anything - it's that you can kill *anybody*.'
'All right, gentlemen. He's got one barrel left. When he fires that, take out your pistols, and shoot him down like the mangy scoundrel he is!'
'He even took the gramophone on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart.'
'I need you to help me make a fake movie.'
'Have there been any women in his life?' 'I assume he had a mother, but I am not certain.'
'And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.'
'Whatcha hit him with?' 'Hit whom?' ''Whom'? Are you a northern boy? What's a northern boy doing down here?'
'Go ahead. Jump. He never loved you, so why go on living? Jump and it will all be over...'
'I'm the hick they were gonna use to split the hick vote. But I'm standing right here now on my hind legs!'
'This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind.'
'Sometimes it's easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around the dark. Suddenly, a light gets turned on and there's a fair share of blame to go around.'
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'The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.' 'I was misinformed'
'Glad to meet you, kid, you're a real horse's ass. Is Lonnegan after you too?' 'I dunno... I ain't seen anybody.' 'You never do, kid.'
'Of course you can't have pancakes without maple syrup.' 'You bet your butt.'
'Honey, don't be weird.' 'OK honey, I won't be weird. I'll be whatever what you want me to be. We have a very healthy relationship.'
'Church wants you on your place. Kneel, stand, kneel, stand. If you go for that sort of thing, I don't know what to do for you.'
'I taught some of the stupidest children God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone.'
'I tell people to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.' 'And they let you get away with that?'
'Licentiousness is made a show! Vanity and pride are likewise made a show! This is the very business of show!'
'The fact is, what we're doing could be construed as--forgive me sir--collaboration with the enemy. Perhaps even as treasonable activity.'
'There should never be any good reason for neglecting someone that you love.'
'Look at me. You embarrass me. You embarrass yourself.'
'Her dream had come true. She was a folk singer.'
'At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you're going to be. Can't let nobody make that decision for you.'
'Aren't you glad the Army has all these tanks parked here? Just in case the Russians come and we have to have a big tank battle?'
'And...action!'
'It must be getting near tea-time, leastways in decent places where there *is* still tea-time.'
'Chevotarevich, is that a Russian name?' 'No, it's an American name.'
'I wanted to meet the man who could write such a long paper with so few adjectives.'
'Do you realize you gave me five pounds?' 'Yes, I've been trying to lose weight.'
'They took care of me fine. They trained me to use these things. I can dial telephones, I can drive a car, I can even put nickels in the jukebox.'
'I want you all to form two circles. The boys on the outside and the girls on the inside.' 'Where will you be?'
'I will raise my eyes and look down that corridor; 4 feet wide, with 10 lonely seconds to justify my whole existence. But WILL I?'
'Do you make love all the time, Gaston?' 'Certainly not! The only people who make love all the time are liars.'
'Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country. So whom do I send?'
'The only arithmetic he ever got was hearing the referee count up to ten.'
'The village, which had stood for maybe a thousand years, didn't know we were coming that day. If they had, they would've run.'
'When the Romans were marching me to the galleys, thirst had almost killed me. A man gave me water to drink, and I went on living.'
'Thomas Ellison, sir. Pressed into service. I've got a wife, a baby!' ' I asked your name, not the history of your misfortunes.'
'The die is cast. I'm a lily!' 'Have some popcorn.'
'You're the only man I know who makes his own clothes.'

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