30 Classic Manly Movie Quotes For Every Occasion

—Clint Eastwood

June 13th, 2019   |   Updated on March 20th, 2020

Modern men are not what we have grown up watching on the big screen. They are too soft. Leading men of the past used to settle the score the old fashioned way. First, they would make a bold statement and then action would follow.

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Here are the 30 classic manly movie quotes by your favorite actors.

1. “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?”—Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry (1971)

—Clint Eastwood


2. “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.”—Roddy Piper, They Live (1988)


3. “Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against. What have you got?”—Marlon Brando, The Wild One (1953)


4. “Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.”—Robert De Niro, Ronin (1998)


5. “One time I wrestled a giraffe to the ground with my bare hands.”—John C. Reilly, Step Brothers (2008)


6. “It wasn’t brains that got me here, I can assure you of that.” —Jeremy Irons, Margin Call (2011)

7. “You’re a disease. And I’m the cure.” —Sylvester Stallone, Cobra (1986)


8. “You’re exactly as big as I let you be.” —Albert Finney, Miller’s Crossing (1990)


9. “Pain don’t hurt.” —Patrick Swayze, Road House (1989)


10. “You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend — those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.” —Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

 —Clint Eastwood


11. “I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.” —Marlon Brando


12. “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” —Al Pacino


13. “Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way.” —John Wayne


14. “If they move, kill ’em.” —William Holden, The Wild Bunch (1969)


15. “Gladiators don’t make friends. If we’re ever matched in the arena together, I have to kill you.” —Woody Strode, Spartacus (1960)


16. “If you win, you win. If you lose, you still win.” —Joe Pesci,Raging Bull (1980)

17. “Are you not entertained?” —Russell Crowe, Gladiator (2000)


18. “Even if you beat me, I’m still the best.” —Paul Newman, The Hustler (1961)


19. “When you’re right, you’re right, and you’re right.” —Jack Nicholson, Chinatown (1974)


20. “Glad to meet you, kid. You’re a real horse’s ass.” —Paul Newman, The Sting (1973)

The Sting (1973)


21. “No bastard ever won a war by giving his life for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” —George C. Scott, Patton (1970)


22. “Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.” —Paul Newman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)


23. “Wake up — time to die.” —Brion James, Blade Runner (1982)


24. “You talking to me? You talking to me? Then who the hell else are you talking to — you talking to me? Well, I’m the only one here.” —Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver (1976)


25. “I’ll be back.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator (1984)


26. “You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it’s all about. The deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that – they don’t listen.” —Robert DeNiro,The Deer Hunter (1978)


27. “It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.” —Harrison Ford, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


28. “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” —John Wayne, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)


29. “Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.” —Denzel Washington, Man of Fire (2004)


30. “I like the way you die, boy.” —Jaime Foxx, Django Unchained (2012)


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