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It’s always great when you recognise a line from the movies, whether it’s as iconic as “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”, or as casually effective as “I’ll be back”. But I suspect most of us have our own favourites, those lines of dialogue that have stuck in our memories for one reason or another, and which we trot out whenever we can to impress our friends and families – or just anyone who’ll listen.

Here then are my top 10 quotes, listed in no particular order, but all “ear-catching’ in their own way. See how many you recognise.

1 – “Englishmen. You’re all so fucking pompous. None of you have got any balls.” – The Grim Reaper, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

2 – “You’re a big man, but you’re in bad shape. With me it’s a full time job. Now behave yourself.” – Jack Carter, Get Carter (1971)

Get Carter (1971) - Michael Caine

3 – “The dead are not quiet in Hill House.” – Mrs Sanderson, The Haunting (1963)

4 – “Get out of my way son, you’re usin’ my oxygen.” – Randall P. McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

5 – “It’s been emotional.” – Big Chris, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

6 – “This isn’t the state of California, it’s a state of insanity.” – General Joseph W. Stilwell, 1941 (1979)

7 – “You’re going to die up there.” – Regan MacNeil, The Exorcist (1973)

8 – “You’re terrible, Muriel.” – Joanie Heslop, Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

9 – “It seems that envy is my sin.” – John Doe, Se7en (1995)

Se7en - John Doe

10 – “Dead? No excuse for laying off work.” – Supreme Being, Time Bandits (1981)

Honourable mention: “Stack ’em, pack ’em and rack ’em.” – Trudeau, Die Hard 2 (1990).

Feel free to let me know your own favourites, and keep on quoting!