60+ Iconic Titanic Quotes That'll Hit You In The Feels Near, Far, Wherever You Are

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Some of life’s mysteries may never be solved. Like, what existed before the Big Bang? Do babies have kneecaps? Was there room for Jack on that door at the end of Titanic or what? If you’re anything like us, then you’ve been ruminating about the latter question since the blockbuster’s 1997 release. The film essentially made Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet household names, Academy Award powerhouses, and the most sought-after actors of their generation. It also led to a nearly endless supply of memes, a song that was the best-selling single in history, and lines of dialogue so iconic we still use them today.

Just in case you need a refresher, we went ahead and rounded up the absolute best Titanic quotes that’ll have you yelling, “I’m the king of the world!” or whispering, “I’ll never let go.” This brings us full circle back to the mystery of whether Jack could have comfortably fit on that door next to Rose or if he was always doomed to sink to the bottom of the frozen Atlantic ocean, his glinting, blonde locks crusted with icicles. While DiCaprio graciously refuses to answer, Winslet agrees there was plenty of room for two. There you have it. We’ll never let go of that.

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  1. “Jack, I’m flying!” — Rose
  2. “God himself could not sink this ship.” — Cal
  3. “I’ll never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.” — Rose
  4. “Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens. No matter how hopeless.” — Jack
  5. Jack: “Where to, Miss?”

Rose: “To the stars.”

  1. “I don’t know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all of this.” — Jack
  2. “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.” — Jack
  3. “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.” — Rose
  4. “They’ve got you trapped, Rose. And you’re gonna die if you don’t break free. Maybe not right away because you’re strong but sooner or later that fire that I love about you, Rose… that fire’s gonna burn out.” — Jack
  5. “I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people.” — Jack
  6. Bruce Ismay: “But this ship can’t sink!”

Thomas Andrews: “She’s made of iron, sir! I assure you, she can. And she will. It is a mathematical certainty.”

  1. “I saw my whole life as if I’d already lived it. An endless parade of parties and cotillions, yachts, and polo matches. Always the same narrow people, the same mindless chatter. I felt like I was standing at a great precipice, with no one to pull me back.” — Rose
  2. “Can you exchange one life for another? A caterpillar turns into a butterfly. If a mindless insect can do it, why couldn’t I?” — Rose
  3. “Come, Josephine, in my flying machine, going up, she goes up, up she goes.” — Jack
  4. Rose: “You’re crazy!”

Jack: “That’s what everybody says, but with all due respect Miss, I’m not the one hanging off the back of a ship here.”

  1. Jack: “Whew! I’m Jack Dawson.”

Rose: “Rose DeWitt Bukater.” Jack: “I’m gonna have to get you to write that one down.”

  1. Rose: “I’ll let go!”

Jack: “No you won’t.” Rose: “What do you mean, no, I won’t? Don’t presume to tell me what I will, will not do! You don’t know me!” Jack: “Well, you would have done it already.”

  1. “She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached, but not five. Not five. She goes down by the head, the water will spill over the bulkheads, from one to the next back and back there’s no stopping it.” — Thomas Andrews
  2. Cal: “Where are you going? To him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?”

Rose: “I’d rather be his whore than your wife.”

  1. “A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.” — Rose
  2. “Your money can’t save you anymore than it can save me.” — First Officer Murdoch
  3. Rose: “I know what you must be thinking. “Poor little rich girl, what does she know about misery?”

Jack: “No, no, that’s not what I was thinking. What I was thinking was, what could’ve happened to this girl to make her think she had no way out?”

  1. Tommy Ryan: “Will you give us the chance to live, you limey bastard!”

First Officer Murdoch: “I’ll shoot any man who tries to get past me, get back!” Tommy Ryan: “Bastard!”

  1. “You know I heard, the ship may sink. I been asked to give you this small token of our appreciation. Courtesy of Mr. Caledon Hockley.” — Spicer Lovejoy
  2. “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
  3. “Gentlemen. It has been a privilege playing with you tonight.” — Wallace Hartley
  4. “As she goes down by the head, the water will spill over the tops of the bulkheads at E deck from one to the next. Back and back. There’s no stopping it.” — Thomas Andrews
  5. “In an hour or so, all of this will be at the bottom of the Atlantic.” — Thomas Andrews
  6. “Twenty-six years of experience working against him. He figures anything big enough to sink the ship they’re gonna see in time to turn. The ship’s too big with too small a rudder. It doesn’t corner worth a damn. Everything he knows is wrong.” — Brock
  7. “Remember, they love money, so pretend like you own a gold mine and you’re in the club.” — Molly Brown
  8. “You jump, I jump remember? I can’t turn away without knowing you’ll be all right.” — Jack
  9. Smith: “And how many aboard, Mr. Murdoch?”

First Officer William Murdoch: “2,200 souls on board, sir.” Smith: “Well, I believe you may get your headlines, Mr. Ismay.”

  1. “I can see the Statue of Liberty already… very small, of course.” — Fabrizio
  2. Jack: “Are you nervous?”

Rose: “No. Put your hands on me, Jack.”

  1. “I’m the king of the world!” — Jack
  2. “I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.” — Jack
  3. “I always win, Jack.” — Cal
  4. Brock: “All right, you have my attention, Rose. Can you tell us who the woman in the picture is?”

Elderly Rose: “Oh yes, the woman in the picture is me.”

  1. “Will these lifeboats be seated according to class? I hope they’re not too crowded.” — Ruth
  2. “Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls.” — Rose
  3. “Don’t you do that, don’t say your goodbyes. Not yet, do you understand me?” — Jack
  4. “Listen, Rose. You’re gonna get out of here, you’re gonna go on and you’re gonna make lots of babies, and you’re gonna watch them grow. You’re gonna die an old… an old lady warm in her bed, not here, not this night. Not like this, do you understand me?” — Jack
  5. “Music to drown by. Now I know I’m in first class.” — Tommy Ryan
  6. Rose: “It’s so unfair.”

Ruth: “Of course it’s unfair. We’re women. Our choices are never easy.”

  1. Spicer Lovejoy: “What could possibly be so funny?”

Cal: “I put the diamond in the coat. And I put the coat on her!”

  1. Rose: “I believe you are blushing, Mr. Big Artiste. I can’t imagine Monsieur Monet blushing.”

Jack: “He does landscapes.”

  1. “Rose! You’re so stupid. Why did you do that, huh? You’re so stupid, Rose. Why did you do that? Why?” — Jack
  2. “Seeing her coming out of the darkness like a ghost ship, it still gets me every time.” — Brock
  3. “At Cherbourg, A woman came aboard named Margaret Brown. We all called her Molly. History would call her the Unsinkable Molly Brown.” — Rose
  4. “Fifteen-hundred people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us. There were 20 boats floating nearby…and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six… out of 1500. Afterward, the 700 people in the boats had nothing to do but wait… wait to die… wait to live… wait for an absolution… that would never come.” — Rose
  5. 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: “Not the better half.”

  1. “Jack, this is where we first met.” — Rose
  2. “Are you ready to go back to Titanic?” — Brock
  3. “It’s payday, boys.” — Brock
  4. “Now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson, and that he saved me in every way that a person can be saved. I don’t even have a picture of him. He exists now only in my memory.” — Rose
  5. “Rose, you’re no picnic, all right? You’re a spoiled little brat, even, but under that, you’re the most amazingly, astounding, wonderful girl, woman that I’ve ever known.” — Jack
  6. “Is there anyone alive out there? Can anyone hear me?” — Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
  7. “My heart was pounding the whole time. It was the most erotic moment of my life. Up until then, at least.” — Rose
  8. “This was mine. How extraordinary! And it looks the same as it did last time I saw it… The reflection’s changed a bit.” — Rose
  9. “You gonna cut her meat for her, too, there, Cal?” — Molly Brown
  10. Cal: “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!”
  11. Cal: “You’re a good liar.” Jack: “Almost as good as you.”
  12. Rose: “I don’t know the steps!”

Jack: “Neither do I! Just go with it!”

  1. “The purpose of university is to find a suitable.” — Ruth
  2. Rose: “Teach me to ride like a man.”

Jack: [Speaking with a southern American accent] “And chew tobacco like a man.” Rose: [Trying to imitate the southern American accent] “And spit like a man!” Jack: “What, they didn’t teach you that in finishing school?”

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