25 of the Most Badass Lines from Classic Films



Do you want to look and sound bad ass on your next conversations? Here are 25 of the most manly lines ever said in movies you can use.

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

John Wayne as Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles: “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R. Lee Ermey as Gny. Sgt. Hartman: “You’re so ugly, you could be a modern art masterpiece.”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name: “You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend—those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”

Watchmen (2009)

Jackie Earl Haley as Rorschach: “I’m not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with me!”

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Jeff Bridges as The Dude: “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.”



Dirty Harry (1971)

Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan: “You’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

The Public Enemy (1931)

James Cagney as Tom Powers: “I wish you was a wishing well, so I could tie a bucket to you and sink you.”

Robocop (1987)

Kurtwood Smith as Clarence J. Boddicker: “Bitches leave.”

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Steven Keats as Jackie Brown: “This life’s hard, man, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

The Hustler (1961)

Paul Newman as Eddie Felson: “Anything can be great. I don’t care, bricklaying can be great, if a guy knows—if he knows what he’s doing and why, and he can make it come off.”

Predator (1987)

Jesse Ventura as Blain: “I ain’t got time to bleed.”

Gladiator (2000)

Russell Crowe as Maximus: “Are you not entertained?”



A Few Good Men (1992)

Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessep: “You can’t handle the truth!”

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Kevin Spacey as Roger “Verbal” Kint: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

Taxi Driver (1976)

Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle: “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.”

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Charlton Heston as George Taylor: “Take your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”

They Live (1988)

Roddy Piper as George Nada: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.”

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Alec Baldwin as Blake: “Only one thing counts in this life — get them to sign on the line that is dotted.”



Braveheart (1995)

Mel Gibson as William Wallace: “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”

Ronin (1998)

Robert De Niro as Sam: “Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.”

The Big Sleep (1946)

Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe: “I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.”

Swimming with Sharks (1994)

Kevin Spacey as Buddy Ackerman: “You have no brain. No judgment calls are necessary. What you think means nothing. What you feel means nothing. You are here for me.”

The Terminator (1984)

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator: “I’ll be back.”

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Albert Finney as Leo: “You’re exactly as big as I let you be.”



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