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The Very Best Quotes From 'Yesterday'

Updated July 2, 2019 792 votes 151 voters 5.9k views25 items

What are the best Yesterday quotes? You get to weigh in. There are plenty of funny lines and one-liners to choose from, courtesy of writer Richard Curtis, who also wrote Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The film has an unusual premise. A 12-second global blackout has occurred. When everything turns back on, the world is inexplicably a different place, in that the Beatles never existed. The only person who remembers them is Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), a struggling musician. Jack gets the idea to start passing off the Beatles' songs as his own. He quickly makes a new friend in pop star Ed Sheeran (playing himself). Also, he becomes an overnight superstar. Lily James co-stars as Ellie Appleton, a school teacher who serves as Jack's manager, at least for a while. She's madly in love with him, not that he's ever paid much attention to her feelings.

Yesterday was directed by Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning maker of Slumdog Millionaire. He gives the movie visual style to match its emotional content. The music of the Beatles appears throughout, with Himesh Patel doing his own singing. 

Vote up the most memorable Yesterday quotes from the list below, whether humorous or serious and regardless of what character says the line. 

  • 1

    I Am Ed Sheeran

    Jed Malik: You look like Ed Sheeran.

    Ed Sheeran: I am Ed Sheeran.

    Jed Malik: Ahhh, right. Well done.

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  • 2

    Wake Up And Love Me

    Ellie Appleton: I've been waiting half my life for you to wake up and love me.

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  • 3

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Ellie Appleton: Miracles happen all the time!

    Jack Malik: Like what?

    Ellie Appleton: Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol!

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  • 4

    Leave It Be

    Jed Malik: What's this one called?

    Sheila Malik: "Leave It Be"

    Jack Malik (correcting her): "Let It Be."

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