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The 35 Best Quotes From Casablanca

Michael Brandon

I love the movie Casablanca. There I said it.

It’s one of those movies that sticks with you long after your first viewing.

With the help of Tumblr, we’ve compiled a collection of what I believe to be the best and most famous Casablanca quotes. Love is a complex thing. Here’s to Rick and Ilsa! May you always have Paris.

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It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die.
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by. As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld)


If we stop breathing, we’ll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die. Victor Laszlo

It’s funny about your voice, how it hasn’t changed. I can still hear it. “Richard, dear, I’ll go with you anyplace. We’ll get on a train together and never stop.” Rick


I stick my neck out for nobody! Rick

Major Stressor: What is your nationality?

Rick: I’m a drunkard.

Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

And what if you track down these men and kill them, what if you killed all of us? From every corner of Europe, hundreds, thousands would rise up to take our places. Even Nazis can’t kill that fast. Victor Laszlo


Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?

Rick: My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters.

Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.

Rick: I was misinformed.

You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust. Ugarte

I don’t mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one. Rick

Tell me, who was it you left me for? Was it Lazlo, or were there others in between or… aren’t you the kind that tells? Rick


Rick: Remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.

Renault: That’s my least vulnerable spot.

You know what I want to hear. … YOU PLAYED IT FOR HER, YOU CAN PLAY IT FOR ME! Rick

Sam: Ain’t you planning on going to bed in the near future?

Rick: No.

Sam: You ever going to bed?

Rick: No!

Sam: Well I ain’t sleepy either.

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Not an easy day to forget. I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue. Rick

I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Rick

Ugarte: You despise me, don’t you?

Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would.

I’m on their blacklist – their roll of honor! Rick


Either lay off politics, or get out. Rick

…there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade. Rick

When it comes to women, you’re a true democrat. Renault


Rick: Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do and what did you think, huh?

Ilsa: We said no questions.

I’m not fighting for anything anymore except myself. Rick


Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time. Ilsa

He opened up for her a whole beautiful world full of knowledge and thoughts and ideals. Everything she knew or ever became was because of him. And she looked up to him and worshiped him… with a feeling she supposed was love. Ilsa


If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life. Rick

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Rick


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