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American History X Movie Quotes

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Best American History X quotes, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from American History X collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. In addition to touting some of the best movie quotes ever, the compelling dialogue of American History X also makes it one of the most quotable movies of all time.

American History X was a critically successful movie that spawned a legion of devoted fans who consistently rank it among the greatest movies of all time. The movie, a graphic and sometimes disturbing portrait of a neo-Nazi skinhead whose stint in jail provokes him to change his ways as he attempts to steer his younger brother away from the path he chose.

.This list includes all the best American History X lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous American History X quotes are here.
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    21 VOTES

    Racist in Correctional

    Racist in Correctional
    Video: YouTube
    Derek Vinyard: One in every three black males is in some phase of the correctional system. Is that a coincidence or do these people have, you know, like a racial commitment to crime?
  • 2
    7 VOTES

    Blaming Everybody

    Blaming Everybody
    Video: YouTube
    Bob Sweeney: There was a moment, when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn't get no answers 'cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.
    Derek Vinyard: Like what?
    Bob Sweeney: Has anything you've done made your life better?
  • 3
    6 VOTES

    You're Not Alone

    You're Not Alone
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Doris Vinyard: You think you're the only one doin' time, Derek? You think you're here all alone? You think I'm not in here with you?
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    5 VOTES

    A Notion of Obligation

    A Notion of Obligation
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Derek Vinyard: We're so hung up on this notion that we have some obligation to help the struggling black man, you know. Cut him some slack until he can overcome these historical injustices. It's crap. I mean, Christ, Lincoln freed the slaves, like, what? 130 years ago. How long does it take to get your act together?