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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Happy Teacher’s Day: 18 greatest movie quotes from Shah Rukh Khan, Robin Williams

On Teacher’s Day 2018, inspire yourself with some uplifting movie quotes that every student should read. 18 best quotes from Shah Rukh Khan, Robin Williams, JK Simmons, Aamir Khan and other famous teachers in movies that will lift you up.

art-and-culture Updated: Sep 05, 2018 15:27 IST
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
Hindustan Times
Happy Teacher’s Day: 18 iconic movie quotes that continue to serve as an inspiration. (Instagram)
Happy Teacher’s Day: 18 iconic movie quotes that continue to serve as an inspiration. (Instagram)

Teachers are inspirational. Teachers are wise. Therefore, when Mohabbatein’s Shah Rukh Khan and Dead Poets’ Society’s Robin Williams drop pearls of wisdom, we shall string them together to form a necklace of prolific life quotes that are sure to inspire you on Teacher’s Day 2018.

It’s very possible that you’ll at least have one teacher in your life who has given you some grounded advice. Ever found yourself comparing the characters you see in reel-life to the ones you meet in real-life? Like Robin Williams as the inspirational professor in Dead Poets’ Society who taught about life to his students or Shah Rukh Khan in Mohabbatein who was more of a friend to his students teaching the importance of music and love to live a good life. It’s hard to not mention JK Simmons as the hard taskmaster in Whiplash, which also earned him an Oscar for the role the following year. Then, there was Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par.

Because it is Teacher’s Day, here are some of our favourite movie quotes from Hollywood and Hindi films and characters that will always remain a sweet memory for us:

1. There are no two words in the English language more harmful than “good job” - Terrence Fletcher played by JK Simmons in Whiplash

2. To find something, anything, a great truth or a lost pair of glasses, you must first believe there will be some advantage in finding it. - Jack Burden played by Jude Law in All the King’s Men  

3. I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? - Chuck Noland played by Tom Hanks in Cast Away

4. Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others. - from Before Sunrise

5. And Me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever. - Richard played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach

6. Our lives are defined by opportunities; even the ones we miss. - Bejamin Button played by Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

7. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - Gandalf The White played by Sir Ian McKellen in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 

8. Mohabbat aur sangeet ka bahut gehra rishta hai... kyunki dono ka janam dil se hota hai... aur dono ki kismat bhi dil ke kehne par nirbhar hai - Raj Aryan Malhotra played by Shah Rukh Khan in Mohabbatein

9. To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life. - Walter Mitty played by Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

10. Don’t ever let somebody tell you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. - Chris Gardner played by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness

11. My momma always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” - Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks

12. It is not our abilities that show what we truly are... it is our choices. - Professor Dumbledore played by Richard Harris in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  

13. Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. - Rafiki in The Lion King

14. Do, or do not. There is no “try”. - Master Yoda in Star Wars

15. We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. - John Keating played by Robin Williams in Dead Poets’ Society

16. Just keep swimming.- Dory in Finding Nemo

17. Alice, you cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours... - White Queen played by Anne Hathaway in Alice in Wonderland

18. Duniya mein aise aise heere paida hue hai, jinhone saari duniya ka naksha hi badal diya... kyunki yeh duniya ko apni alag nazar se dekh paaye - Ram Sankhar Nikumbh played by Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par

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