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Rear Window Movie Quotes

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Here are the best Rear Window quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Rear Window 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. The most memorable Rear Window quotes help it rank among the most quotable movies ever.

Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, Rear Window is one of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic thrillers. Confined to a wheelchair after an accident shooting an auto race, a photographer spends most of his time staring out his apartment window and becomes obsessed with a neighbor after he sees what he believes to be the murder of the man's wife.

This list includes all the best Rear Window 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 Rear Window quotes are here.

  • 1

    The Human Intelligence

    The Human Intelligence
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Stella: Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.
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    Something's Buried There

    Something's Buried There
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Jeff: Those two yellow zinnias at the end, they're shorter now. Now since when do flowers grow shorter over the course of two weeks? Something's buried there.
    Lisa: Mrs. Thorwald!
    Stella: You haven't spent much time around cemeteries, have you? It's impossible that Mr. Thorwald could bury his wife in a hole the size of one square foot. Unless he put her in standing on end, in which case he wouldn't need the knives and saw.
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    Quote From The Best

    Stella: We've become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change. Yes sir. How's that for a bit of homespun philosophy?
    Jeff: Readers Digest, April 1939.
    Stella: Well, I only quote from the best.
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    Yes, You are Creative

    Yes, You are Creative
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Lisa: I wish I were creative.
    Jeff: You are. You're great at creating difficult situations.
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