10 Great Thematic Movie Quotes for Men

10 Great Thematic Movie Quotes for Men

“Go ahead, make my day” and “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn” are classic, guy movie quotes, but don’t necessarily impart any wisdom on us. So we at DM40 came up with 10 great passages from the lips of great actors that we can actually learn something from.


cuba gooding jr1. “Show me the money!”
- Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire
Lesson: Words mean nothing. Results are what count.




Connery untouchables2. “He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital; you send one of his to the morgue!”
- Sean Connery in The Untouchables.
Lesson: Thugs only understand violence.



clint eastwood3. “Deserves got nothing to do with it.”
- Clint Eastwood to Gene Hackman in Unforgiven as Eastwood is about to shoot Hackman when Hackman says he doesn’t deserve to die like that.
Lesson: Life isn’t fair; now get over it.




pacino godfather 34. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”
- Al Pacino in The Godfather III.
Lesson: Make your choices carefully because there are some mistakes that you can never overcome.




brando godfather5. “You can act like a man!”
- Marlon Brando in The Godfather.
Lesson: No matter what else, don’t blabber like a woman when life doesn’t go your way.




robbins shawshank6. “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
-Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption
Lesson: Don’t be a reactive dolt. You’ve got to make your own luck.




deniro casino7. “In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.”
- Robert DeNiro in Casino.
Lesson: Sit at a blackjack table  long enough and you’ll lose—guaranteed.



freeman lean on me8. “If you fail in life, I don’t want you to blame your parents, I don’t want you to blame the white man, I want you to blame yourself. The responsibility is yours!” 
- Morgan Freeman in Lean on Me.
Lesson: Stop blaming other people for your predicaments. Your pathetic life is your own fault.



redford natural9. “You’re about to.”
- Robert Redford in The Natural, in response to the team owner’s assertion that he could “count on Redford’s honor” by taking money to throw a game.
Lesson: A man’s integrity is more important than financial security.



Miracle-kurt-russell10. “Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world. I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw ‘em. This is your time.”
- Kurt Russell in Miracle
Lesson: You can accomplish great things in life if you believe that you can.

Did we forget your favorite? Or your motto? Feel free to share any other quotes that aren’t listed here.

One Response to 10 Great Thematic Movie Quotes for Men

  1. Pseudo says:

    Great quotes from some great movies – more please