18. All About EveThe Misquote:
"Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy ride." The Real Quote:
"Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." Why It Was Misquoted:
Betty Davis line is the most fondly remembered from All About Eve, but the focus on it detracts from the fact it is an all round brilliant film, with sterling performances and snappy dialogue. Clearly, ride makes more sense out of context; why would you fasten your seatbelts if not going in a car. One word change, assumedly made by those who havent actually seen the film, gives the misquote has an entirely different feel to the original line.
17. Casablanca (1942)The Misquote:
"I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship." The Real Quote:
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Why It Was Misquoted:
It says something about Casablanca's greatness that this is only its first appearance on the list. An absolute classic that remains to this day incredibly entertaining, it may have been seen by many, but has such a pervasive reputation people can still misquote it. Having one of the most famous misquotes of all kind of sidelines this other one, as the mistake is only slight, but to not include it on this list wouldn't be just.
16. ...And Justice For All (1979)The Misquote:
"I'm out of order? You're out of order! This whole court is out of order!" The Real Quote:
"You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order!" Why It Was Misquoted:
That this has become such a memorable line in any form says a lot of Al Pachino's performance in this forgotten legal drama. Its a complicated quote to remember, with repetitions of sentences and phrases that its entirely expected for it to be misconstrued. The quote exists in many forms, the only real link being the out of order, making it amazing it has remained in tact as well as it has in the most common misquote above.