A lot of the greatest movies were adapted from great novels. Fantastic source material can - and should - lead to a fantastic movie. Movies have sights, sounds and artistry to make dialogue POP, so sometimes it's easy to get lost in the words of a great movie and forget they came from the mouth of a great author first.
Let's play 'Guess the Movie'... from these epic quotes from the authors who made them happen!
'Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.'
The Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King
'I'm going to make it easier for you. Lie still. I've never done this before, and there will be blood.'
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
'I'd never given much thought to how I would die. But dying in place of someone I love, seems like a good way to go.'
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
'You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.'
The Shining - Stephen King
'I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer.'
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
'It's SH*TE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low.'
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
'When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.'
Forrest Gump - Winston Groom
'Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash?'
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
'Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona.'
L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy
'What does this guy do, he "covets". How do we first start to covet?'
The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris
'Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake.'
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
How many did you guess right? Whatever people say in the endless Book Vs. Movie battle, it's pretty clear that both lend each other a lot of inspiration...