The Best 'Good Will Hunting' Quotes 

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Updated June 14, 2019 74 votes 23 voters 25 items

The best Good Will Hunting quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Good Will Hunting, with the help of your votes. Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting was directed by Gus Van Sant and released in 1997.

What are your favorite lines from Good Will Hunting? One of the memorable one-liners was when Sean said, "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." Another great line from Good Will Hunting is, "Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?" spoken by Will.

Vote up your top Good Will Hunting quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

Them Apples is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Good Will Hunting' Quotes
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Them Apples

Will: (talking through glass windows) Do you like apples?

Clark: Yeah.

Will: Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?


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She's Not Perfect is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Good Will Hunting' Quotes
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She's Not Perfect

Sean: You're not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you've met, she's not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you're perfect for each other.


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Your Move is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Good Will Hunting' Quotes
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Your Move

Sean: Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me... fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven't thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?

Will: No.

Sean: You're just a kid, you don't have the faintest idea what you're talkin' about.

Will: Why thank you.

Sean: It's all right. You've never been out of Boston.

Will: Nope.

Sean: So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared sh*tless kid. But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my f*cking life apart. You're an orphan right? You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a sh*t about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some f*ckin' book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.

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Give It A Shot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Good Will Hunting' Quotes
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Give It A Shot

Skylar: What is your obsession with this money? My father died when I was 13 and I inherited this money. You don't think that every day I wake up and wish I could give it back? That I would give it back in a second if I could have one more day with him? But I can't, and that's my life and I deal with it. So don't put your sh*t on me when you're the one that's afraid.

Will: I'm afraid? What am I afraid of? What the f*ck am I afraid of?

Skylar: You're afraid of me! You're afraid that I won't love you back! f*ck it, I wanna give it a shot! At least I'm honest with you.


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