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The Ten Smartest Movie Quotes of 2007

dan in real life2007 was a year of great change and uncertainty.  Baseball was tarnished, writers struck, the globe got warmer, Iraq surged, China toys stumbled, home prices fell, oil prices soared, Facebook smiled, Vista fizzled, fires raged, Wall Street worried.  Within this context of doubt and disquiet, our smartest 2007 movie quote from Dan in Real Life provides wise advice for our times.  Chosen from over 100 nominated quotes, here are the ten smartest movie quotes of 2007

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dan in real life#1
“Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised.”


Dan in Real Life – Dan Burns (Steve Carell)



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the simpsons movie#2
“Sometimes you have to stand back to see a work of art.”


The Simpsons Movie
Marge Simpson (Julie Kavner)

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atonement#3
“I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life.”

Atonement – Robbie Turner
(James McAvoy)

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into the wild
#4
“People soften by the forced reflection that comes with loss.”


Into the Wild – Carine McCandless
(Jena Malone)


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I love my wife#5
"You can lose lots of money chasing women, but you will never lose women by chasing money."


I Think I Love My Wife - Mr. Landis (Edward Herrmann)



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#6
lions for lambs“You are sounding a hell of a lot like my parents.  They’re always harping on how they’re giving me a better life than they ever had, then they resent me because I have the nerve to enjoy it.”

Lions for Lambs – Todd Hayes (Andrew Garfield)
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sicko#7
“An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern.”


SickoTony Benn (himself)



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the great debaters#8
“We must never kneel down before the tyranny of a majority.”


The Great Debaters – Samantha Booke 
(Jurnee Smollett)


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amazing grace#9
“It is a sad fate for a man to die well known to everybody else and still unknown to himself.”

Amazing Grace – Richard the Butler
(Jeremy Swift)


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american gangster#10
“Quitting while you’re ahead is not the same as quitting.”


American Gangster – Chinese General 
(Ric Young)



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