Everyone needs a mantra. You know — a little, easily memorizable phrase you unfurl whenever you desperately need a pick-me-up or a dose of inspiration. Luckily, you don't need to come up with the magical words on your own. That's where the movies come in.
Characters in movies have been known to speak in more poetic and easily quotable dialogue than the rest of us humans, who only occasionally create lasting glory from the building blocks of English. But movie characters? They talk in lines, not clunky sentences. Lines that might get you revved up, or make you laugh, or cause you to inadvertently raise your hand in a triumphant fist-bump.
We've gathered some of those stand-out lines from movies throughout the decades, ranging from slightly cheesy to completely profound. There's an inspirational line for every occasion (and every post on Instagram).