In the history of TV shows and movies alike, and some quotes become simply iconic. There’s no known formula to this, it’s a random turn of events that no one can ever foresee, not knowing the impact of a few well-written words. So, let’s take a look at some of the most iconic quotes ever made in geek movies and TV shows.
‘You know nothing, Jon Snow’ - Ygritte, Game of Thrones
Why this became something that people across the world would iterate to each other over and over is still a mystery to this day, but there is no denying that this has become an iconic saying that will stick around for years to come. From the mouth of the Wildling Ygritte, these words will forever haunt Jon Snow and any Game of Thrones fan who hears them.
‘One does not simply walk into Mordor’ - Boromir, Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is possibly one of the most popular, iconic and successful fantasy movies series there has ever been. However, of all three movies, there has only been one sentence that has made it into probably every household ever, and that is Sean Bean’s line ‘one does not simply walk into Mordor.’ This line has made its way into many internet memes and is even a way of suggesting that something is harder than it appears.
‘These aren’t the droids you are looking for’ - Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars
Come now, you’ve heard this one, or is there another quote you’re thinking of? Star wars have actually had some fantastic writing, which has caused some in particular to become iconic quotes. This is because the impact of these moments hit hard, and stay within people’s minds. One of these moments is when Obi-Wan uses his Jedi mind tricks to confuse some guards, making them see and believe something totally different from what is actually in front of them. Of course, this isn’t the only iconic quote and, arguably, there is one far greater than this one. ‘No, I am your father,’ this is often misquoted to ‘Luke, I am your father,’ but the meaning remains the same. While this can’t quite worm its way into everyday language like ‘one does not simply walk into Mordor,’ it has certainly made its impression on fans. It’s probably for the best since Luke’s screams would be far too difficult to quote accurately.
‘Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho’ - John McClane, ‘Die Hard’
While this quote is actually written down by John, the impact and hilarity remain the same. This movie was soon considered a Christmas film by ‘Die Hard’ fanatics, and the ‘ho ho ho’ just adds to the dark humor McClane has throughout the entire film.
‘With great power comes great responsibility’- Uncle Ben, Spiderman
While this quote has taken many shapes and forms, and we're sure Uncle Ben probably wasn’t the first person to say it, these words stick in the mind of Marvel fans to this very day. They are wise words indeed, and Peter Parker has no choice but to try and heed them following the loss of his uncle, living up to be the man he wants to be.
There are so many brilliant quotes out there, and there will, no doubt, be many more to come.