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20 Most Iconic Movie Quotes from the 70s

Ian Smith

The 70’s were an epic decade where iconic movies were premiering year after year. The Godfather, Annie Hall, Apocalypse Now, The Jaws and many others are children of the 70’s.

These movies have not only left an enormous signature in the film culture, but have also made a huge impact on our every day’s conversation. However, in each of these movies, beside of their ingenious, inspiring plot or superb casts, one line symbolizes the movie and sublimes the plot.

We quote these movie lines for fun or to make a point in some conversation. Check out the most quoted movie lines from the 70’s

A Clockwork Orange 1971


                               “We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwritten it.”


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  1971


                        “If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn’t have invented roller skates.

Last Tango in Paris  1972

“Go get the butter.”

Godfather 1972

                                      “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest  1975

“Don’t make a bit of sense to me. If that’s what being crazy is, then I’m senseless, out of it, gone down the road wacko, but no more no less.”

Jaws 1975

                                                        “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

                                                                “We are the knights who say NI.”

The Godafther II- 1975

                                                  “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

Taxi Driver 1976

                                         “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? 

All the President’s Men -1976

                                                     “Follow the money….Just follow the money.”

Carrie 1976

                                                                       “They’re all gonna laugh at you.” 

Star Wars 1977

                                                                 “May the Force be with you.”

Annie Hall 1977

“Love is too weak a word for what I feel – I lurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I – I do, don’t you think I do?”

Being There 1978

                                                                                “I like to watch TV”

Grease  1978

                                                                  “Tell me about it, stud.”

Superman 1978

                                                    “Easy Miss, I’ve got you.”“You’ve got ME? Who’s got YOU?


Alien 1979

                                       “This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. “

All That Jazz 1979

                                                   “Hey, at least I won’t have to lie to you anymore.”  

And Justice For All 1979

                               “You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order!”

Apocalypse Now 1979

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn’t find one of ’em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know, that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smells (or smelled) like – victory.”

Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News