Well, it's official. Everything you know is a lie. OK, maybe not everything, but you've most likely been misquoting some of your favorite movies for a very long time. Here are some of the most misquotes movies of all time. How many are you guilty of?
The Empire Strikes Back
Come on, you knew this one was going to be on the list, right? That’s why we’re starting with it.
This line occurs when Darth Vader reveals his true connection to Luke Skywalker (spoilers for a 38-year-old movie incoming!).
What You’ve Been Saying: “Luke, I am your father!”
What the Line Actually Is: “No. I am your father.”
Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. Now that I’ve proven myself trustworthy, let’s take a look at this next one.
Field of Dreams
OK, take a deep breath. This one is going to hit you hard. When Kevin Costner is walking through that cornfield, he hears a voice start to whisper to him. And what does that voice say?
What You’ve Been Saying: “If you build it, they will come.”
Except…that’s not what the voice says.
What the Line Actually Is: “If you build it, he will come.”
Yep. It says “he,” not “they.”
I know you’re probably thinking I’ve gone off the deep end with this one, so once again, here’s video proof.
Silence of the Lambs
What You’ve Been Saying: “Hello, Clarice.”
A lot of people seem to have the idea that Hannibal Lecter says, “Hello, Clarice” upon first meeting Jodie Foster’s character in the film.
What the Line Actually Is: “Good morning.”
Yep. That’s right. He just says “Good morning.” In fact, at this point in the movie, he hasn’t officially even met Clarice, so it’d be extra bonkers if he already knew her name.
And if you’re thinking the line “Hello, Clarice” makes an appearance later in the film, like in the phone call at the end of the movie? It doesn’t.