The Secret Science of Memorable Quotes

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Attention all aspiring authors and screenwriters: fame and fortune may be closer than you think. A group of researchers (and, we’re guessing, movie buffs,) did an analysis of short, memorable lines from over 1,000 films to find out why they’re so catchy. Here’s what they found (there’s a link to the quiz they used, even though the study is over.) And as a bonus, here’s AFI’s list of top 100 movie quotes of all time (as of 2005.)  Check them out – it’s an offer you can’t refuse.


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