Opening Lines

Take from this what you will…

Rosebud… Citizen Kane

I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom, but—I taught her never to dishonor her family. The Godfather

We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt. Interstellar

In his time, Howard Beale had been a mandarin of television, the grand old man of news, with a HUT rating of 16 and a 28 audience share. In 1969, however, he fell to a 22 share, and, by 1972, he was down to a 15 share. In 1973, his wife died, and he was left a childless widower with an 8 rating and a 12 share. He became morose and isolated, began to drink heavily, and, on September 22, 1975, he was fired, effective in two weeks. The news was broken to him by Max Schumacher who was president of the News Division at UBS and an old friend. The two men got properly pissed. Network

One minute. This is the beginning. We’re at ground zero. Maybe you should say a few words, to mark the occasion. … i… ann….iinn.. ff….nnyin… (With a gun barrel between your teeth, you only speak in vowels.) I can’t think of anything. (With my tongue, I can feel the rifling in the barrel. For a second, I totally forget about Tyler’s whole ‘controlled demolition’ thing and I wonder how clean this gun is.) Fight Club

He is strong. (mother to baby) Hello. The baby is healthy. Why does she cry? She is human. Star Trek (2009)

I thought weapons were forbidden on this planet… Besides, I can’t believe you’d kill me for a field of empty holes. It’s all I have. Your pain runs deep. What do you know of my pain? Let us explore it together… Each man hides a secret pain. It must be hauled from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain with me and gain strength from it. Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier

I want a car! Chicks dig the car. This is why Superman works alone. Batman and Robin

Hi babe! I have something for you… What is it? Just a little something… Johnny it’s beautiful. Thank you. Can I try it on now? Sure, it’s yours. Wait right here… Mmmm …I’m gonna to try it on right now. Mmmm-Hmmm The Room

We’re almost there honey, just a little while longer and your vacation starts. I’m getting cold, Mother. I’m hungry. We should be getting pretty close by now… the agent said it was about twelve miles from Highway 10, and that was Highway 10 back there. But you know we should have asked for better directions at the last gas station back there. Listen, I’ve never gotten us lost before. Mommy, I’m cold. Manos The Hands of Fate

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