Movie Quotes That Kill It As Selfie Captions

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Whenever I feel pretty or extra fantastic, I take a selfie to memorialize the occasion. To be clear: These photos, which accumulate in the "selfies" folder of my iPhone, are not meant to be seen by anyone but me. They're snapshots of an emotion, a happy place. Sometimes, on a glum Tuesday, I'll scroll through them and nod: "Oh, yeah, that day spent tanning at my friend's friend's beach house really was fantastic," and the Tuesday will feel a bit less glum.
Then, there are the public selfies — those carefully angled, tastefully filtered photos that populate our Instagram feeds. Walt Whitman wrote, "I sing a song to myself." Maybe selfies are how we sing that song now.
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Here's to the selfie, in all its forms: the public, the private, the tasteful, the goofy, the cool, the vain. In the spirit of June 21 being National Selfie Day, grab your phone, find your angle, and smile. We've found the best movie quotes to use as a caption, ranging from earnest and inspirational to totally and utterly cheeky, and paired those quotes with iconic celebrity selfies.
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i spy with my little eye...

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"Here's looking at you, kid."

— Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca (1942)
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“You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me. Me! The mistress of all evil!”

— Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) in Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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"Don't dream it, be it."

—Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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"I just wanna let them know that they didn't break me."

— Andie (Molly Ringwald) in Pretty In Pink (1986)
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@selenagomez
"Make your lives extraordinary."

— John Keating (Robin Williams) Dead Poets Society (1989)
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"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

— Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1998)
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Elizabeth and Ryan! Congrats and blessings! Hanx.

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

—Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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"I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?"

— Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) in Working Girl (1988)
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Taking photos of yourself with the back camera can be difficult...but worth it.

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“Run mad as often as you choose but do not faint."

– Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor) in Mansfield Park (1999)
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4am 🍷

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"At my signal, unleash hell."

— Maximus (Russell Crowe) in Gladiator (2000)
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"What? Like it's hard?"

— Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) in Legally Blonde (2001)
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"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."

— David (Tom Cruise) in Vanilla Sky (2001)
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@chrissyteigen
"You can like the life you’re living. You can live the life you like."

Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Roxie (Renee Zellweger) in Chicago (2002)
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"I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now."

— Edna Mode (Brad Bird) in The Incredibles (2004)
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“I’m in a glass case of emotion!”

— Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) in Anchorman (2004)
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@tiffanyhaddish
"Oh, don't be absurd. Everyone wants to be us."

— Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep) in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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still got it.

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"I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me."

— Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) in The Departed (2006)
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when yiew match yo shirt ❤️🍄🍎

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"If you haven't noticed, I am a woman now."

Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
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"Adventure is out there."

— Carl (Ed Asner) in Up (2009)
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"People don't realize this, but loneliness is underrated."

— Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in 500 Days of Summer (2009)
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"If I go, there's just no telling how far I'll go."

— Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) in Moana (2016)
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annual bathroom selfie

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"Fucking chic."

— Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis) The Phantom Thread (2017)
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" I want to go where culture is like, New York, or Connecticut ,or New Hampshire."

— Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) in Lady Bird (2017)
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"Our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once."

— Professor Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) in Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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“I would make a great queen because I am stubborn—if that's what I wanted."

— Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) in Black Panther (2018)
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