Best history movie quotes of all time

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Movie Quote Quiz
Dunkirk picture

Commander Bolton: Well, we'll know in six hours' time.
Colonel Winnant: I thought the tides are every three.
Commander Bolton: Then it's a good that you're Army and I'm Navy, isn't it?

More Dunkirk quotes
The Elephant Man picture

John Merrick: No! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I. Am... A man!

More The Elephant Man quotes
Fearless picture

Moon: Because, "If you're sad", my Grandma told me "then cry", "After you cry, you still have to live life"

More Fearless quotes
Valkyrie picture

Henning von Tresckow: We have to show the world that not all of us are like him. Otherwise, this will always be Hitler's Germany.

More Valkyrie quotes
Eddie the Eagle picture

Eddie Edwards: I've been kicked off every team before I even got a chance to prove myself.

More Eddie the Eagle quotes
Patriots Day picture

Katherine Russell: For a Muslim woman, marriage is a lilting dance of duality, strength and submission. Beautiful, selfless, rapturous love of two masters, the carnal and the divine. The life a Muslim woman lives is a dangerous and difficult one. If she does not submit to her husband, there is a spot reserved for her in Hell. Yes. My husband kissed me before he left, and he will kiss me again when I see him in Heaven. And you can't prove anything.

More Patriots Day quotes
Battle of Britain picture

Squadron Leader Canfield: The engine's overheating, and so am I! Either we stand down, or blow up! Now which do you want?

More Battle of Britain quotes
Hunger picture

Bobby Sands: I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing.

More Hunger quotes
Ip Man 4: The Finale picture

Ip Man: I teach Chinese Kung-Fu.

More Ip Man 4: The Finale quotes
Selma picture

Martin Luther King Jr.: Who murdered Jimmie Lee Jackson? Every white lawman who abuses the law to terrorize. Every white politician who feeds on prejudice and hatred. Every white preacher who preaches the bible and stays silent before his white congregation. Who murdered Jimmie Lee Jackson? Every Negro man and woman who stands by without joining this fight as their brothers and sisters are brutalized, humiliated, and ripped from this Earth.

More Selma quotes
The Alamo picture

Jim Bowie: I'd hate to say anything good about that long-winded jackanapes, but he does know the short way to start a war.

More The Alamo quotes
Pride picture

Journalist 2: And why should gay people like me support the miners?
Mark: Because miners dig for coal, which produces power, which allows gay people like you to dance to Bananarama till 3 o'clock in the morning.

More Pride quotes
The Longest Day picture

Pluskat: Lieutenant-Colonel, the invasion is here! Five thousand ships! There-there must be over five thousand ships out there!
Ocker: Now get a hold of yourself, Pluskat. The Americans and the British don't even have half that many ships altogether.
Pluskat: Dammit, if you don't believe me, then come up here and see for yourself! This is fantastic. It's incredible! I-I just can't believe it!
Ocker: My dear Pluskat, what course are those ships on?
Pluskat: STRAIGHT FOR ME!

More The Longest Day quotes
More Casino quotes
Luther picture

Frederick the Wise: The Roman Inquisition does not give hearings. It gives death sentences.

More Luther quotes
Hotel Rwanda picture

Paul Rusesabagina: There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. When you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help.

More Hotel Rwanda quotes
Waterloo picture

Mulholland: We're doing murder, your grace.
Duke of Wellington: I hope to God... that I've fought my last battle.

More Waterloo quotes
Iron Jawed Angels picture

Dr. White: "Give me liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry, an American hero.
District commissioner #1: Apples and oranges.
Dr. White: In oranges and women courage is often mistaken for insanity.

More Iron Jawed Angels quotes
The Favourite picture

Abigail: As it turns out, I'm capable of much unpleasantness.

More The Favourite quotes
The Lion in Winter picture

Prince Geoffrey: I know. You know I know. I know you know I know. We know Henry knows, and Henry knows we know it. We're a knowledgeable family.

More The Lion in Winter quotes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.