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11 Best Movie Quotes About Summer

Movies like the season of summer.  Summertime features more freedom, romance, summer camps, sunshine, vacations, beaches, and new friends.  Many great screen stories are set in the heat of the summer sun.  They include Summer Holiday, Suddenly Last Summer, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Long Hot Summer, The Endless Summer, Blue Hawaii, Parent Trap, and Summer of '42.  As we enjoy the warmth and unpredictable weather of the season, here are the 11 best movie quotes about summer.

FRIENDSHIP: “It doesn’t make sense to leave home to look for home…to say goodbye to friends you love just to make new friends.”

Movie quote from: American Graffiti (1973) - Laurie Henderson (Cindy Williams)

american graffitiFriendships develop when individuals share life experiences.  They deepen when those experiences are meaningful.  Great friendships emerge from emotionally charged life activities like travel, college, enterprise, war, sports and 'being a teenager'.  When you are young, you have more time to share experiences with others.  This gets much tougher when you enter the more responsible phases of life.

The 5 Wisest Dumbledore Quotes in a Harry Potter Film

dumbledoreThe source of wisdom in the Harry Potter movies and books is the Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.  Most J.K. Rowling characters are caught up in the emotions of immediate things.  Dumbledore sees life's events from a broader perspective, as should be expected from a 150-year-old wizard.  Here are the five wisest quotes from the Harry Potter movies so far.

TEAM: "You've got a gift, Roy, but it's not enough. You've got to develop yourself."

Movie quote from: The Natural (1984) - Roy's Dad (Alan Fudge)

naturalRoy Hobbs joins the hapless New York Knights midway through one of the worst seasons in the team's history.  His contributions and genuine love of the game inspires everyone to perform better.  Some may say the story of The Natural is another example of sappy and unrealistic Hollywood hype.  I know that it is one of life's great ironies that every great team begins its journey to success through the efforts of one inspired and inspiring individual.

Our 5 Favorite Quotes From a Dracula Film

draculaAlex Proyas, the director of cult classics The Crow, Dark City, and I, Robot, has committed to directing a movie for Universal Studios about the origins of Dracula.  The film is entitled Dracula Year Zero and integrates the real history of Vlad the Impaler with the epic myths of the prince of darkness.  Since the original Dracula was launched on movie screens in 1931, more than 100 films have featured the head vampire who loves the howling sounds of “the children of the night.”  Here are our TOP FIVE favorite quotes from a Dracula film.

CONFIDENCE: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

Movie quote from: A Cinderella Story (2004) - Sam's Dad (Whip Hubley)

cinderellaWhen faced with an uncomfortable challenge, most of us turn away.  We choose 'not embarrassing ourself' over 'pursuing opportunity'.  This is certainly the case for Sam (Hilary Duff), a young woman whose father's death leaves her living with a stepmother who does not care about her. (does this story sound familiar?)  As we learn in the surprising film, A Cinderella Story, rewards often come to those confident enough to step up to the plate and swing.

APATHY: "I don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was a virtue."

Movie quote from: Se7en (1995) - William Somerset (Morgan Freeman)

sevenFew things are more destructive to the human soul than apathy.  Any workplace, community setting, or relationship that "embraces and nurtures apathy" is a dead place, a place where things won't grow.  Unfortunately, in today's world, apathy has become cool.  This cannot be good for the human condition.

The Best 10 Movie Quotes About Freedom

fireworksThe U.S. is not the only country to celebrate its national freedom in July.  Canada, Burundi, and Rwanda all celebrate their independence on July 1st.  Many countries left Spain in July, including Argentina, Peru and Venezuela.  Colombia celebrates its national freedom from Spain twice – in July and August.  Other July independence celebrations are held in Algeria, the Bahamas, Slovakia, Belgium and the appropriately named Liberia.  For nations across the world celebrating independence in July or any other month, here are 10 great movie quotes about freedom.

HECTIC PACE: "I don't know where we've been and I've just been there!"

Movie quote from: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman)


In this classic film, two train robbers are surprised by a team of the best lawmen in the west.  To escape arrest, they ride across rocky terrain, double back down stream beds, and send a riderless horse into the wilderness.  They move at such a hectic and reactive pace, they don't really know where they've been.  This is what life feels like in today's world of constant change.