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Beautiful Quotes From the Movie Titanic

Ashmeet Bagga
We all are suckers for romantic movies, and when we talk about romance, how can we forget the movie Titanic? Remarkable events make heroes out of peasants, and sadly, adversity makes for fine storytelling. The story will take you on a trip down memory lane by remembering some memorable quotes from the movie Titanic.

Did You Know?

Author Morgan Robertson wrote a fiction novel called Futility or The Wreck of the Titan, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Titanic disaster. This book tells the story of the Titan, the largest ship ever built labeled as "unsinkable" (just like the Titanic), which sinks in the North Atlantic after its collision with an iceberg.
Both Titan and Titanic had fewer lifeboats, and hit their icebergs roughly at the same speed. What is really puzzling is that the book was published 14 years before the Titanic disaster.
'Titanic' is a romantic disaster film directed, written, partly-financed, and co-produced by James Cameron, released in the U.S. on December 19, 1997. It is based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Cameron had a fascination with shipwrecks, and he wanted to portray the sinking tragedy with the help of a love story interspersed with human loss.
Titanic was the most expensive film ever made back then, with an estimated budget of about USD 200 million. It was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it was the first film to have two actors nominated for an Oscar for portraying the same character.
The film begins with an old woman named Rose Dawson Calvert being brought aboard a research vessel searching the wreck of the RMS Titanic. She is the woman in the drawings that the research team have found from the submerged Titanic. She then proceeds to narrate her experiences aboard the ship.
A young Rose Dewitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, a 17-year-old engaged (against her wishes) to Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). Her fiance gifts her the Heart of the Ocean necklace as an engagement gift.
She boards the ship as a first-class passenger and meets Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is a poor guy, and is drawn towards Rose at first sight. They meet for the first time when she tries to jump off the ship.
He talks her out of it, and they start spending time together. Gradually, they fall for each other, of course, her fiance and mother are against it, but this does not stop Rose, until one ill-fated day Titanic collides with an iceberg, and the ship is doomed, taking down thousands of people with her, including Rose and Jack.
As the ship is about to submerge, they find a wooden plank in the ocean wide enough for only one person.
Of course, Jack, being the gentleman, decides to stay in the water, and she climbs onto the plank. He gives her an assurance that she will die an old woman warm in her bed, he dies of hypothermia, but she is saved. The RMS Carpathia takes the survivors including Rose to New York.

Jack Dawson Quotes

"Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me... it brought me to you. And I'm thankful for that, Rose. I'm thankful. You must do me this honor. Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise."
"I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it."

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"When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose."
"Don't you do that. Don't say your good-byes. Not yet. Do you understand me?"

Rose Quotes

"Jack! This is where we first met."

Rose: "Mr. Andrews... I saw the iceberg and I see it in your eyes. Please tell me the truth."
Andrews: "The ship will sink."
"1,500 people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six out of 1,500. Afterward, the 700 people in the boats had nothing to do but wait... wait to die, wait to live, wait for an absolution, which would never come." ― Old Rose
"But now you know that there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me. He saved me in every way a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now only in my memory." ― Old Rose
"And all the while I feel like I am standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up."

"It was the ship of dreams to everyone else. To me it was a slave ship, taking me back to America in chains. Outwardly, I was everything a well brought up girl should be. Inside, I was screaming."
Rose: So you think you're big tough men?
[Rose takes Tommy's cigarette and takes a pull]
Rose: Then let's see you do this. Hold this for me Jack.
[lifts up her dress train]
Rose: Hold it up!
[Rose then slowly rises on her toes to complete a toe-stand]
3rd Class Woman: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

Other Famous Quotes

Rose: I promise.
Jack: Never let go.
Rose: I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go.
Rose: You have a gift Jack, you see people.
Jack Dawson: I see you.
Rose: And?
Jack Dawson: You wouldn't have jumped.
Rose: Hello Jack. I changed my mind. They said you might be out here.
Jack: Shhh. Gimme your hand. Now close your eyes, go on. Now step up. Now hold on to the railing. Keep your eyes closed, don't peek Rose
Rose: I'm not.
Jack: Step up on the railing. Hold on, hold on. Keep your eyes closed. Do you trust me?
Rose: I trust you.
[Jack opens Rose's arms]
Jack: All right. Open your eyes.
Rose: [gasps] I'm flying, Jack!
[Jack starts singing]
Jack: Come, Josephine, in my flying machine, going up, she goes up, up she goes.

Jack: This is crazy.
Rose: I know. It doesn't make any sense. That's why I trust it.

Jack: Where to Miss?
Rose: To the stars...
Rose: Teach me to ride like a man.
Jack: And chew tobacco like a man.
Rose: And spit like a man!
Jack: What, they didn't teach you that in finishing school?
Ruth: So this is the ship they say is unsinkable.
Cal Hockley: It is unsinkable. God himself could not sink this ship.

"It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. it really was." ― Old Rose
Rose: It's so unfair.
Ruth: Of course it's unfair. We're women. Our choices are never easy.

Ruth: Tell us of the accommodations in steerage, Mr. Dawson. I hear they are quite good on this ship.
Jack: The best I've seen, ma'am. Hardly any rats.
Ruth: Will the lifeboats be seated according to class? I hope they're not too crowded.
Rose: Oh mother, shut up! Don't you understand? The water is freezing and there aren't enough boats. Not enough by half. Half the people on this ship are going to die.
Cal Hockley: Not the better half.
Molly Brown: Come on Ruth, get in the boat. First-class seats are right up here.
Cal Hockley: You know, it's a pity I didn't keep that drawing. It'll be worth a lot more by morning.
Rose: You unimaginable bastard!
Ruth: You're not to see that boy again. Do you understand me? Rose, I forbid it.
Rose: Oh stop it, mother. You'll give yourself a nosebleed.

[about his silverware during dinner]
Jack: Are these all for me?
Molly Brown: Just start from the outside and work your way in.

Cal Hockley: You're a good liar.
Jack: Almost as good as you.
Lovejoy: What could possibly be funny?
Cal Hockley: I put the diamond in the coat. And I put the coat on her!

Jack: There's, uh, there's no arrangement is there?
Cal Hockley: No, there is. Not that you'll benefit much from it. I always win Jack, one way or another.
"Three years, I've thought of nothing except Titanic; but I never got it... I never let it in." ― Brock Lovett
Thomas Andrews: Mr. Lightoller, why are the boats being launched half full?
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: Not now, Mr. Andrews.
Thomas Andrews: Look, 20 or so in a boat built for 65? And I saw one boat with only 12, 12!
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: Well, we weren't sure of the weight, Mr. Andrews. These boats may buckle.
Thomas Andrews: Rubbish! They were tested in Belfast with the weight of 70 men! Now, fill these boats, Mr. Lightoller, for God's sake, man!
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: Please, I need more women and children, please!
Reading all these quotes brings back fond memories of the first time we saw the movie, I hope, I have covered most famous quotes, if not, do let us know in the comments section below.