Can you guess if it's a political quote or movie line?


By: John Miller

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They say politics is Hollywood for ugly people. No matter how you spin it, movies and politics often share a very similar stage -- and their most famous moments often sound eerily similar. Can you pick the political quotes from the famous movie lines?

"I'm the king of the world!"

This could have been any egotistical president. But it's Leonardo DiCaprio shouting his lungs out on the bow of the "Titanic."


"I'm not a crook."

In 1973, during the fallout of the Watergate scandal, President Nixon dropped one of the funniest political quotes ever: "I'm not a crook." Thanks to the scandal, he was later forced to resign.


"I'll be back."

It's from a politician, all right -- Arnold Schwarzenegger. But he didn't use this quip while in office. He said it in "Terminator."


"I wish I knew how to quit you."

George W. Bush in a public memo to Saddam Hussein? Not this time, anyway. It's Jack Twist speaking to his cowboy lover in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain."


"I see dead people."

It sounds like one of George H.W. Bush's ominous military threats. But it was the young boy (Cole Sear) in "The Sixth Sense" who uttered this memorable movie line.


"There you go again."

During the 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan uttered the phrase, "There you go again," to Jimmy Carter. The iconic phrase is still used today, typically in reference to politicians who keep repeating the same ideas over and over again.


"Trust, but verify."

In the 1980s, as the U.S. and Soviet Union worked towards nuclear disarmament, Ronald Reagan used the phrase, "Trust, but verify," a clever play on a Russian proverb.


"They call it a Royale with cheese."

In 1994's "Pulp Fiction," Vincent chows down on a Quarter Pounder from McDonald's and says that in Paris, they don't call it a Quarter Pounder. "They call it a Royale with cheese."


"What we've got here is a failure to communicate."

Actor Strother Martin played the role of the Captain in 1967's "Cool Hand Luke," and he says, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don't like it anymore than you men." The line was also famously included in a Guns N' Roses song titled "Civil War."


"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"

Legend has it that Adolf Hitler may have said this as Berlin was falling. But it's actually the evil witch from "The Wizard of Oz."


"Show me the money!"

It should be a political quote, but it's Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire," a movie about a sports agent who decides that there's more to life than money and fame.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

Winston Churchill generated lifetimes worth of amazing quotes during his tenure. Here's another: "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."


"Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"

Is it Donald Trump preening on his private jet? Not this time. Instead, it's the evil queen from 1937's unforgettable "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."


"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

No, it wasn't Bill Clinton being facetious. It's Blanche DuBois at the grim ending of "A Streetcar Named Desire."


"Follow the money."

It's a famous line from "All The President's Men," a film about the Watergate scandal. The 1976 film starred both Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.


"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

It sounds like a Richard Nixon quote, but it's not. It's a famous line from 1976's "Network," in which a disillusioned network news anchor riles up viewers by saying, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"


"You complete me."

Can you imagine Lyndon B. Johnson saying this to his wife in public? Neither can we. This was one of several memorable lines from "Jerry Maguire."


"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."

Does it sound Bill Clinton? It's not. It's actually Adolf Hiter, and he employed this mentality to great effect during the reign of the Third Reich.


"You can't handle the truth!"

It's not an indignant line from Bill Clinton. It's Col. Nathan Jessep, played by Jack Nicholson, in "A Few Good Men."


"You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle."

It would be easy to imagine Marlon Brando spouting a line like this. But it was Bill Clinton who unleashed this bit of folksy wisdom upon the world.


"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."

"I think you all know that I've always felt the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan uttered those famous words regarding the farm crisis in 1986.


"If you're going through hell, keep going."

As leader of Britain during World War II, Winston Churchill witnessed plenty of hell, but he kept right on going. The famous leader managed some of the world's most memorable political quotes.


"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."

It could have been any of the grubby men in the corrupt Harding administration. But it's Gordon Gekko from 1987's "Wall Street" who said this famous movie line.


"It is not truth that matters, but victory."

Would you believe that Abraham Lincoln said this? He didn't. It was Adolf Hitler, a man for whom the means always justified the end.


"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

Roosevelt? No. Obama? Nope. This was Robin Williams as the inspirational instructor in "Dead Poets Society."


"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

No, it's not an insensitive political quote about illegal immigration. It's the ominous line from "Jaws," in which a man-eating shark terrorizes the waters off the East Coast.


"It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody."

What U.S. president doesn't feel the need to establish a winning persona? But some -- like Nixon -- wind up looking like losers, anyway.


"I drink your milkshake!"

This one is the most famous line from 2007's "There Will Be Blood." It had political origins, though, during the 1924 Teapot Dome political scandal.


"Let me make one thing perfectly clear."

Count this one as another Nixon-ism. The president constantly employed this particular phrase for emphasis.


"After all, tomorrow is another day!"

It's the last line of one of the most famous movies ever, "Gone With The Wind." Scarlett O'Hara says, "Tara. Home. I'll go home, and I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day!"


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