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The 12 Wisest 'Fool' Movie Quotes

jokerIt seems like every second movie you see features the word 'fool' somewhere in the dialogue.  Bad guys like to use the word 'fool' when they're getting ready to fight the good guys.  Movie characters don't want to look like a fool, be made a fool of, or have someone fool around on them.  They don't want fool's gold nor desire to be the fool whose money has soon parted.  In celebration of each year's April Fool's Day, here are the 12 best 'fool' quotes from film.


1) “A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.”
 
     Wall Street (1987) – Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas)
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2) "The man with an idea is a fool, until the idea succeeds."
     The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) – Mark Twain (James Whitmore)
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3) "I would rather be an optimist and a fool that a pessimist and right."
     I.Q. (1994) - Kurt Godel (Lou Jacobi)
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4) “It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.”
     O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) – Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney)
 
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5) “It's better to live as your own man, than as a fool in someone else's dream.” 
     Destination Moonbeam Alpha (1976) – John Koenig (Martin Landau)
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6) "Any fool can steer a ship, sir.  It's just knowing where to take it."
     The Bounty (1984) - John Adams (Philip Martin Brown)
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7) "A jester unemployed is nobody's fool."
     The Court Jester (1955) - Hubert Hawkins (Danny Kaye)
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8) “Chance is the fool's name for fate.” 
     The Gay Divorcee (1934) – Guy Holden (Fred Astaire) 
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9) “There's a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept
     that his destiny's lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. The
     truth is I've always been a fool.”
 
    Big Fish (2003) – Ed Bloom (Ewan McGregor) 
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10) "I have this awful paranoid thought that feminism was mostly invented by men
      so that they could fool around a little more."
      Before Sunrise (1995) - Celine (Julie Delpy)
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11) “Never try to fool children. They expect nothing and therefore see everything.”
      Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997) – Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel
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12) "Those mob fools want you gone so they can get back to the way things were.
      But I know the truth: there's no going back."
      The Dark Knight (2008) - The Joker (Heath Ledger)
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