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The Top 10 Smartest Movie Quotes of 1989

rain man 19891989 was the year of Exxon Valdez, Tiananmen Square, Oliver North, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the hit on Salman Rushdie.  San Francisco ruled sport, as the 49ers won the Super Bowl and the Oakland A’s defeated the SF Giants in the World Series.  Rain Man won Best Picture and Bobby McFerrin reminded us all, “Don’t worry, be happy!”  Here are the smartest 10 film quotes of 1989

“The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”
Lonesome Dove – Gus McRae (Robert Duvall)

“I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”
Steel Magnolias – Shelby (Julia Roberts)

“I am looking for a dare to be great situation.”
Say Anything -  Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack)

“Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”
Dead Poet’s Society – John Keating (Robin Williams)

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
When Harry Met Sally – Harry Burns (Billy Crystal)

“You know we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, well, there'll be other days. I didn't realize that that was the only day.” 
Field of Dreams – Archibald “Moonlight” Graham (Burt Lancaster)

“We're all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points.  But we define ourselves by the choices we have made.  We are in fact the sum total of our choices.”
Crimes and Misdemeanors – Dr. Louis Levy (Martin Bergmann)

“Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marching across your face.”
Steel Magnolias – Truvy (Dolly Parton)

“The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they've abolished all lawyers.”
Back to the Future - Part II – Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd)

“The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.”
Crimes and Misdemeanors – Cliff Stern (Woody Allen)

Here are more Reel Life Wisdom quotes from the Year 1989.

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