Oscar Week Fun: (Somewhat) Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Nominated Movies

And now for something completely different, but hopefully enjoyable:

In honor of the 85th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, I thought it would be fun to post a sampling of some famous (or slightly famous, but still memorable) quotes from some past Oscar nominees!

To be clear: films are one of our best art forms, movie-watching a favorite pastime all over the world…but, as with any good art and creative output, everyone has their own varying opinions as to what constitutes the “best” or “the most” anything.

So, with that, let me share with you some of MY favorite (somewhat) inspirational quotes from some of my favorite Oscar-nominated movies of the past 30+ years:

  • “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
    – Doc Brown, BACK TO THE FUTURE
  • “Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.”
    – Yoda, STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  • “I really do have love to give! I just don’t know where to put it.”
    – Quiz Kid Donnie Smith, MAGNOLIA
  • “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
    – Mahatma Gandhi, GHANDI
  • “I love this place at night, the stars. There’s no right or wrong in them. They’re just there.”
    – Sgt. Elias, PLATOON
  • “Immediately after making this statement, Royal realized that it was true.”
    – Narrator, THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS
  • “Meet me… in Montauk…”
    – Clementine, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
  • “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.”
    – Lester Bangs, ALMOST FAMOUS
  • “To begin with, EVERYTHING.”
    – Russell Hammond (when asked what he loves about music), ALMOST FAMOUS
  • “I’ll… be… right… here.”
    – E.T. (pointing to Elliott’s forehead when leaving), E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

What are YOUR favorite inspirational movie quotes? Did you take away any favorite quotes from this year’s crop of Oscar nominees?

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