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Some Powerful Movie Speeches to Keep You Going In These Orange Days

By Jodi Smith | Lists | November 15, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Lists | November 15, 2016 |


Some of these speeches are to inspire and others are to keep you from losing your mind. They’re movie speeches to get you in the mood to cause a fucking ruckus and they’re speeches to get you out of your despair and back into the world. They’re speeches to make you hungry to fight the power and to remember that not everyone is a flaming Cheeto filled with hate.

“Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” - Rocky Balboa

“Hate is baggage.” - American History X

“Greed has poisoned men’s souls.” - The Great Dictator

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - The Empire Strikes Back

“There are, of course, those who do not want us to speak.” - V for Vendetta

“We’re Americans, with a capital A!” - Stripes

“The whole nation is watching.” - Milk

“Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there.” - The Grapes of Wrath

“You’re an asshole, Annie. You’re an asshole. I’m life. Life bothering you?” - Bridesmaids

“So, I want you to get up now.” - Network

“They will have my dead body, not my obedience.” - Gandhi



Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.



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