ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

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...


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