15 Iconic Movie Quotes Parents Could Use on a Daily Basis

Parenting is the hardest job on planet earth. At least, it certainly feels that way sometimes. Luckily, there’s always a good movie and a glass of wine to wind down after a day on the battlefield, I mean at home. And hey, sometimes little nuggets of wisdom can be found in those flicks.

Here are 15 iconic movie quotes that work perfectly for parenting:

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

— Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz

From the moment you give birth to when they leave the nest – nothing looks the same anymore.

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”

— Strother Martin in Cool Hand Luke

Could be said up to 20 times a day. At the terrible twos stage? Possibly even more.

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

— Marlon Brando in The Godfather

Perfect for when you’re about to bribe your child. Hey, we all do it sometimes.

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

— Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind

Also could be said up to 20 times a day.

“You talkin’ to me?”

— Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver

Not with that attitude, you’re not.

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

— Peter Finch in Network

Let’s be real, we’ve all been here.

“May the force be with you.”

— Harrison Ford in Star Wars

An excellent hourly reminder.

“You can’t handle the truth!”

— Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men

Literally, you can’t.

“Round up the usual suspects.”

— Claude Rains in Casablanca

You will find out who made that mess.

“Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

— Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump

Probably the one your kid took half a bite of to discover what it was and then put it back because she didn’t like it.

“Well, nobody’s perfect.”

— Joe E. Brown in Some Like It Hot

Another excellent reminder. Maybe set an hourly alert on your phone to remember.

“Houston, we have a problem.”

— Tom Hanks in Apollo 13


“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

— Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing

Except for you. When they need a timeout.

“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!”

— Oliver Hardy in Sons of the Desert

For the fourth time today.

“Is it safe?”

— Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man

You just never know. It could be a war zone.

When you have kids, every day is an adventure. It can be tiring and overwhelming, but it’s the best thing in the world – except on bad days when you wonder if there’s a return policy. That’s when these quotes really come in handy.

Now, may the force be with you.

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