CASABLANCA has seven quotes in AFI's ballot, making it the most represented film.THE WIZARD OF OZ is the second most represented film with six quotes.Its closing lines were so powerful to President Franklin Roosevelt, that he ordered them printed on millions of leaflets and dropped over Nazi-occupied Europe." Jean Picker Firstenberg SELECTION CRITERIA AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated movie quotes to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.Jury members were asked to choose up to 100 movie quotes from a comprehensive list, including entries such as "Here's lookin' at you, kid" (CASABLANCA), "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" (GONE WITH THE WIND), "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?And when we counted down the greatest love stories of all time..was #1.
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." — We Bereaved, 1929 "We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others."—"My New Speech," undated "I take happiness very seriously.It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective."—"Happiness," School Bank News [published by the East New York Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY], May 1935 "If we do not like our work, and do not try to get happiness out of it, we are a menace to our profession as well as to ourselves."—"Know Thyself," The Home Magazine, September 1930 "I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring." —Letter to Mrs.Felix [Carrie] Fuld, May 10, 1933 "Long before I learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass, and in the curves and dimples of my baby sister's hand." —The Story of My Life, 1902 "The highest result of education is tolerance." —My Key of Life, 1926 "Education should train the child to use his brains, to make for himself a place in the world and maintain his rights even when it seems that society would shove him into the scrap-heap."—"Going Back to School," The Home Magazine, September 1934 "I cannot but say a word and look my disapproval when I hear that my country is spending millions for war and war engines—more, I have heard, than twice as much as the entire public school system costs the nation."—"My Future as I See It," Metropolitan Magazine, 1904 "What do I consider a teacher should be?*AFI defines an American film as an English language motion picture with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States.Additionally, only Movie Quotes from feature-length American films released before January 1, 2004, will be considered.