EW picks 50 great movie quotes. You sent in your favorites; now here are ours from the past half century

By EW Staff
Updated July 30, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

01 ”I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.” TERRY MALLOY (Marlon Brando) in ”On the Waterfront”

02 ”We all go a little mad sometimes.” NORMAN BATES (Anthony Perkins) in ”Psycho”

03 ”Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.” BEN BRADDOCK (Dustin Hoffman) in ”The Graduate”

04 ”Hey, don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.” ALVY SINGER (Woody Allen) in ”Annie Hall”

05 ”She’s my daughter! She’s my sister! She’s my daughter! My sister, my daughter. She’s my sister and my daughter!” EVELYN CROSS MULWRAY (Faye Dunaway) in ”Chinatown”

06 ”Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” DAVE BOWMAN (Keir Dullea) in ”2001: A Space Odyssey”

07 ”Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” TAYLOR (Charlton Heston) in ”Planet of the Apes”

08 ”Because when you’re a call girl, you control it, that’s why. Because someone wants you…and for an hour…I’m the best actress in the world.” BREE DANIEL (Jane Fonda) in ”Klute”

09 ”And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.” CARL SPACKLER (Bill Murray) in ”Caddyshack”

10 ”Hitler was better-looking than Churchill, he was a better dresser than Churchill, he had more hair, he told funnier jokes, and he could dance the pants off of Churchill!” FRANZ LIEBKIND (Kenneth Mars) in ”The Producers”

11 ”No, I’m all man. I even fought in WWII. Of course, I was wearing women’s undergarments under my uniform.” ED WOOD (Johnny Depp) in ”Ed Wood”

12 ”Your mother’s in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it.” REGAN MACNEIL/SATAN (Linda Blair) in ”The Exorcist”

13 ”You hear me talkin’, hillbilly boy? I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’ma get medieval on your ass.” MARCELLUS WALLACE (Ving Rhames) in ”Pulp Fiction”

14 ”I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.” FRENCH SOLDIER (John Cleese) in ”Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

15 ”He won’t come after me. He won’t. I can’t explain it. He would consider that… rude.” CLARICE STARLING (Jodie Foster) in ”The Silence of the Lambs”

16 ”Excuse me while I whip this out.” BART (Cleavon Little) in ”Blazing Saddles”