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50 movie quotes to start your day with

You've woken up. Your head hurts. The sunlight feels like it's melting your skin off. Everything is the worst.

All you need is a quick pick me up and as usual, the very best place to look is towards the big screen.

We've assembled a list of 50 movie quotes to kick your day off. Read and ponder.

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    Marty McFly (Back To The Future)

    "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."

    Michael J Fox, 1985

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    Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)

    "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

    Robin Williams, 1997

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    Michael Corleone (The Godfather Part II)

    "Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment."

    Al Pacino, 1990

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    Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

    "You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period."

    Will Smith, 2006

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    Andrew (The Breakfast Club)

    "We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."

    Emilio Estevez, 1985

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    Ben's Dad (Knocked Up)

    "Life doesn't care about your vision. You just gotta roll with it."

    Harold Ramis, 2007

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    Robert Spritzel (The Weather Man)

    "Nothing that has meaning is easy. "Easy" doesn't enter into grown-up life."

    Michael Caine, 2005

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    David Norris (The Adjustment Bureau)

    "It’s not whether or not you get knocked down, it’s what you do when you get back up."

    Matt Damon, 2010

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    Gusteau (Ratatouille)

    “If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”

    Brad Garrett, 2007

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    Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

    “You choose who you want to be.”

    Noomi Rapace, 2009

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    Lazarus (Black Snake Moan)

    “You ain’t got but one life. You ought to live it the way you want.”

    Samuel L Jackson, 2007

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    Veronica (Heathers)

    “If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being. You'd be a game-show host.”

    Winona Ryder, 1989

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    Bree Daniels (Klute)

    “I think the only way that any of us can ever be happy is to let it all hang out.”

    Jane Fonda, 1971

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    Otter (Animal House)

    "Don’t think of it as work. The whole point is just to enjoy yourself."

    Tim Matheson, 1978

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    Freddie Page (The Deep Blue Sea)

    “It’s never too late to begin again.”

    Tom Hiddleston, 2011

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    Omar (Four Lions)

    "Do you want to be in the queue, or do you want to be on the rides?"

    Riz Ahmed, 2010

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    George (How Do You Know)

    "We are all just one small adjustment away from making our lives work."

    Paul Rudd, 2010

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    Finch (American Reunion)

    "You can be whatever you want to be – you’ve just got to be it."

    Eddie Kaye Thomas, 2012

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    Rachel Dawes (Batman Begins)

    "It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you."

    Katie Holmes, 2005

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    Noah Vosen (The Bourne Ultimatum)

    "My number one rule is - hope for the best, plan for the worst."

    David Strathairn, 2007

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    Conrad Brean (Wag The Dog)

    "A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."

    Robert De Niro, 1997

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    Mademoiselle (Heaven Can Wait)

    "What was bad yesterday is lot of fun today."

    Signe Hasso, 1943

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    Charlie Allnut (The African Queen)

    "Never do today what you can put off ‘til tomorrow."

    Humphrey Bogart, 1943

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    Janine Roth (Lions For Lambs)

    "The only good thing about morning is it ends at noon."

    Meryl Streep, 2007

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    Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

    "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look once in awhile, you could miss it."

    Matthew Broderick, 1986

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    Hansel (Zoolander)

    "Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm going to give it my best shot."

    Owen Wilson, 2001

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    Jessie (Transsiberian)

    "No matter what your dream in life, no matter what your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole."

    Emily Mortimer, 2008

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    Sheba Hart (Notes On A Scandal)

    "Mind the gap – it’s the distance between life as you dream it and life as it is."

    Cate Blanchett, 2006

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    General Zamir (Munich)

    "If you can’t decide in one day, you can’t decide."

    Ami Weinberg, 2005

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    Pi (Life of Pi)

    "All of life is an act of letting go."

    Irrfan Khan, 2012

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    Bob Harris (Lost In Translation)

    "The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you."

    Bill Murray, 2003

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    Natalie Keener (Up In the Air)

    "It’s only a problem if you have a solution."

    Anna Kendrick, 2009

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    Marv (Sin City)

    "Hell is waking up every god damn day and not even knowing why you're here."

    Mickey Rourke, 2005

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    Bernstein (Scarface)

    "Every day above ground is a good day."

    Harris Yulin, 1983

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    Ernie (K-PAX)

    "Dying is something you have no control over. Why waste your life being afraid of it?"

    Saul Williams, 2001

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    Boon (The Reivers)

    "Sometimes you have to say goodbye to the things you know and hello to the things you don't."

    Steve McQueen, 1969

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    Buddy Ackerman (Swimming With Sharks)

    "Before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?""

    Kevin Spacey, 1994

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    John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

    "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

    Robin Williams, 1989

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    April (Hot Tub Time Machine)

    "You’ve got to embrace the chaos. That way, life just astonishes you."

    Lizzy Caplan, 2010

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    Remy (Repo Men)

    "If you want to change who you are, you have to change what you do."

    Jude Law, 2010

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    Grandma (ParaNorman)

    "There’s nothing wrong with being scared, as long as you don’t let it change who you are."

    Elaine Stritch, 2012

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    Laura (High Fidelity)

    "You have to allow for things to happen to people – most of all to yourself."

    Iben Hjejle, 2000

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    Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady)

    "If you can’t appreciate what you’ve got, you better get what you appreciate."

    Rex Harrison, 1964

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    April Wheeler (Revolutionary Road)

    "It takes backbone to lead the life you want"

    Kate Winslet, 2009

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    Uncle Ben (The Amazing Spider-man)

    "You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them."

    Martin Sheen, 2012

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    Jacob Palmer (Crazy, Stupid Love)

    "You play to your strengths, pal. That’s all anyone can do."

    Ryan Gosling, 2011

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    Alex Hitchens (Hitch)

    “Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”

    Will Smith, 2005

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    Terence McDonagh (Bad Lieutenant: Port Of New Orleans)

    "It’s amazing how much you can get done when you have a simple purpose guiding your life."

    Nicolas Cage, 2010

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    Dr Fredericks (The Good Shepherd)

    “Never be ashamed of your abilities.”

    Michael Gambon, 2006

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    Frank Costello (The Departed)

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

    Jack Nicholson, 2006

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