Movie Quotes of the 00’s Infographic

Times have changed since the turn of the century. But our love for all things early 2000s is never going away. Who didn’t love Britney and Justin’s infamous denim red carpet look? Or maybe Avril Lavigne’s tie obsession was more your speed. Low-rise jeans, anyone? While we might look at some of the fashion choices questionably, there’s no denying that it was a decade that gave us so many iconic flicks.

You don’t need a denim on denim ensemble to enjoy a 00s movie binge, but we’d never say no to suiting up in movie costumes from the 2000s. Take a look at our list of memorable movie quotes from the decade and let us know if your favorites made the list!

2000s Movies Quotes Infographic

2000 Movies

“Wilson!” – Chuck Noland from Cast Away (2000) played by Tom Hanks.

“I know my behavior can be… *erratic* sometimes.” –Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (2000) played by Christian Bale.

“They’re called boobs, Ed.” – Erin Brockovich from Erin Brockovich (2000) played by Julia Roberts.

“Are you not entertained?” — Maximus from Gladiator (2000) played by Russell Crowe.

“I always tell the girls, never take it seriously. If ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt. Ya never get hurt, ya always have fun. And if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” – Penny Lane from Almost Famous (2000) played by Kate Hudson.

2001 Movies

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.” – Elle Woods from Legally Blonde (2001) played by Reese Witherspoon.

“I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.” – Donnie Darko from Donnie Darko (2001) played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Show Frank in the bunny mask

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Toulouse-Lautrec from Moulin Rouge (2001) played by John Leguizamo.

“Wait a minute…nice boys don’t kiss like that.” – Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) played by Renee Zellweger.

“For your information, there’s a lot more to ogres than people think.” –Shrek from Shrek (2001) played by Mike Myers.

“In the common tongue it reads ‘One Ring to Rule Them All. One Ring to Find Them. One Ring to Bring Them All and In The Darkness Bind Them.’” –Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) played by Ian McKellen.

2002 Movies

“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It’s contrast.” – Virginia Woolf from The Hours (2002) played by Nicole Kidman.

“You are what you love, not what loves you.” – Don Kaufman from Adaptation (2002) played by Nicolas Cage.

“I told you not to fall in love with me.” – Jamie Sullivan from A Walk to Remember (2002) played by Mandy Moore.

2003 Movies

“Just keep swimming.” – Dory from Finding Nemo (2003) voiced by Ellen Degeneres.

“A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories.” – Will Bloom from Big Fish (2003) played by Billy Crudup.

“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion…love actually is all around.” – The Prime Minister from Love Actually (2003) played by Hugh Grant.

“I’m here to see a man.” – The Bride Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) played by Uma Thurman.

2004 Movies

“On Wednesdays we wear pink!” – Karen Smith from Mean Girls (2004) played by Amanda Seyfried.

“I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.” – Ron Burgundy from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) played by Will Ferrell.

“Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner!” – Napoleon Dynamite from Napoleon Dynamite (2004) played by Jon Heder.

“Hello, stranger.” – Alice from Closer (2004) played by Natalie Portman.

“I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.” – Graham from Crash (2004) played by Don Cheadle.

“This is it, Joel. It’s going to be gone soon.” – Clementine Kruczynski from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) played by Kate Winslet.

“Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.” – Creasy from Man on Fire (2004) played by Denzel Washington.

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” – Noah Calhoun from The Notebook (2004) played by Ryan Gosling.

“Because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.” – Sam Montgomery from A Cinderella Story (2004) played by Hilary Duff.

“Of course I have a secret identity. I don’t know a single superhero who doesn’t. Who wants the pressure of being super all the time?” – Incredible from The Incredibles (2004) played by Craig T. Nelson.

2005 Movies

“I wish I knew how to quit you.” – Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain (2005) played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

“There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret. Or life is yours to miss. No other road. No other way. No day but today.” –Mimi Marquez from Rent (2005) played by Rosario Dawson.

“I’m polishing my badge and getting used to the idea of saying goodbye to it. It and the 30 odd years of protecting and serving and tears and… blood and terror… triumph it represents.” – John Hartigan from Sin City (2005) played by Bruce Willis

2006 Movies

“This is Sparta!” – King Leonidas from 300 (2006) played by Gerard Butler.

“When you decide to be somethin’, you can be it.” – Frank Costello from The Departed (2006) played by Jack Nicholson.

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” — Emily from The Devil Wears Prada (2006) played by Emily Blunt.

“I have had it with these motherf*ckin’ snakes on this motherf*ckin’ plane!” – Neville Flynn from Snakes on a Plane (2006) played by Samuel L. Jackson.

“Very nice, how much?” – Borat from Borat (2006) played by Sacha Baron Cohen.

“Very odd, what happens in a world without children’s voices.” – Miriam from Children of Men (2006) played by Pam Ferris.

2007 Movies

“What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss?” – Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men (2007) played by Javier Bardem.

“I am McLovin!” – Fogell from Superbad (2007) played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

“Thundercats are go!” – Juno MacGuff from Juno (2007) played by Ellen Page.

2008 Movies

“Why so serious?” – The Joker from The Dark Knight (2008) played by Heath Ledger.

“I have doubts. I have such doubts.” – Sister Aloysius from Doubt (2008) played by Meryl Streep.

“Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway.” –Tony Stark from Iron Man (2008) played by Robert Downey Jr.

“They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City (2008) played by Sarah Jessica Parker.

2009 Movies

“You got it, Joben.” – Peter Klaven from I Love You Man (2009) played by Paul Rudd.

“Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.” –Jake Sully from Avatar (2009) played by Sam Worthington.


With the end of another decade happening soon, it’s fun to take a look at the near-past to see all that’s changed in a few years. Never forget the 00s!

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