“Remember who you are,” says Mufasa from The Lion King. Movies are a jackpot for inspiration. And there’s a lot more to be learned from classic American films, many of which have recently been added to the National Film Registry’s preservation list.
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Twenty-five movies chosen by the Library of Congress have joined the list of 700 “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” films to be preserved. Many of these include some of your favorites, including The Princess Bride, The Lion King and Thelma & Louise. A number of '80s hits such as The Breakfast Club and Who Framed Roger Rabbit also made their way on the list.
We’ve rounded up some of the most inspirational quotes from these classics.
"You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people." — The Breakfast Club (1985)
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” –The Lion King (1994)
“I’m a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls!” — Funny Girl (1968)
“You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” — The Princess Bride (1987)
“I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then … do it for the rest of your life.” — Rushmore (1998)
“You get what you settle for!” — Thelma & Louise (1991)
“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” — Thelma & Louise (1991)
“A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have.” — Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
“Sure. I got the will. Question is, do you have the way? I can tell you now it ain’t gonna come cheap.” — Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)