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The Best 'Titanic' Movie Quotes

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The best Titanic quotes include some of the most memorable lines uttered in this 2012 3D release of the classic 1997 movie. In Titanic, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a poor artist, meets and falls deeply in love with Rose (Kate Winslet), a society woman who is engaged. Both are passengers on board the doomed R.M.S. Titanic. Many of the greatest quotes from the Titanic movie involve Jack and Rose, whose romance is ill-fated from the start. If your favorite Titanic quote is listed, be sure to vote it up. And, if you have a personal favorite quote from the film that isn't listed, please, add it.

Director James Cameron decided to re-release Titanic in 3D to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the R.M.S. Titanic's fateful first (and only) voyage. The Titanic sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. More than 1500 people died. In the famous movie Titanic, this event was portrayed in vivid detail. But the Titanic movie focuses heavily on romance as well as disaster, chronicling the fateful meeting of young lovers Rose and Jack. The film, which also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton and Frances Fisher, won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Visual Effects. Titanic 3D takes these visual effects to a whole new level, 14 years after the original film's theatrical release.

  • 5. I'd Rather Be...

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    Cal Hockley: "Where are you going? To him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?!"
    Rose: "I'd rather be his whore than your wife!"

    Bottom line: Rose DeWitt does NOT love Cal Hockley, much to the dismay of her mother, Ruth, and Cal, of course. Cal does everything he can to keep her away from Jack Dawson -- but true love reigns supreme.
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  • 6. You're Crazy

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    Rose: "You're crazy!"
    Jack: "That's what everybody says but, with all due respect, Miss, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship here. Come on. C'mon, give me your hand. You don't want to do this." (Jack helps Rose back over the railing) "Whew. I'm Jack Dawson."
    Rose: "Rose De Witt Bukater."
    Jack: "I'm gonna have to get you to write that one down..."

    When Jack first sees Rose, she's about to commit suicide by jumping from the Titanic into the icy waters below. She's distraught because she doesn't love, and doesn't want to marry, Cal Hockley. It's Jack who convinces her to keep living -- and it's officially the first time he saves her.
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  • 7. Only In My Memory

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    Lewis Bodine: "We never found anything on Jack -- there's no record of him at all."
    Old Rose: "No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now... Not to anyone... Not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me, in every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now... only in my memory."

    There's no official record of Jack Dawson on the 'Titanic' because he was a drifter -- he would not have been on the passenger list. Rose Dawson Calvert explains that Jack saved her -- literally and figuratively.
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