When you think of the most iconic quotes from the movies, what comes to mind? Is it casablancais swoon-worthy “Here’s looking at you, kid”? Or maybe carried away by the windis memorable “Frankly, my darling, I don’t care! While there are many movie quotes that we recite in our daily lives, you might be missing a small but mighty group – movie quotes in a nutshell.
Some of these words are so recognizable and evocative that an utterance is reminiscent of the very movie it came from. Others are more dependent on how you pronounce the word itself – whether you shout it, sing it, or stretch it will give your friends a better idea of the movement you’re quoting. Bonus points if you use the actor’s accent in the movie.
Movies have a definite impact on pop culture, as well as popular phrases. There was a time when the word “excellent” was simply an adjective used to describe something top notch. But now, when someone responds to a story or screenplay with an “Excellent!” it’s impossible not to think about Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The same goes for the word “inconceivable”. A relatively rare word quickly became a go-to movie quote after being used in The princess to be married.
One-word movie quotes are special because they are able to conjure up a mental image of a scene with virtually no dialogue. Sometimes less really is more, which is why we’ve rounded up these 10 iconic movie lines that consist of just one word.
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How many of these terms do you use in conversation?