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5 Powerful Green Book Quotes

It has been days that everybody has been talking about the winner of the 91st Academy Award for the Best Picture of 2019. The Green Book is the name of the masterpiece and its plot is settled in the 60’s America when segregation was still present, especially in the South.

The phenomenal perfomances of Viggo Mortensen as Frank Anthony Vallelonga, known as Tony Lip, and Mahershala Ali as the well-educated black man and musician Don Shirley. The story is based on true events which makes this movie undoubtedly appealing to a lot of people.

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However, there are other things too that have to be mentioned when speaking about this great movie. And that is the profound and natural script that has led the storyline since the beginning.

Everything in the movie flows so smoothly that you really get to enjoy the story of the unlikely friendship of a black pianist and the New York City bouncer that became Don Shirley’s driver.

The Green Book is definitely a movie worth watching, however, some people discuss whether the story depicted the main characters correctly. Some state that Tony Lip and Don Shirley were much different personalities than the ones shown in the movie. However it is, the story of this friendship already caught millions of fans around the globe, and that trend is likely going to continue.

The movie is profoundly inspirational because of its strong, deep dialogues. The dialogues are rich with powerful quotes that will surely stay in your mind for a little while after finishing the movie.

That’s why we decided to write them down, so whenever you need a little bit of inspiration, read them out! Here are some of them that left the biggest impression on people that have seen the movie.

Green Book Quotes:

1. “You know… world’s full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.”, Tony Lip

2. “You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.”, Don Shirley

3. “It takes courage to change people’s hearts.”, Oleg

4. “You know, my father used to say, whatever you do, do it 100%. When you work, work. When you laugh, laugh. When you eat, eat like it’s your last meal.”, Tony Lip

5. “So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I!?”, Don Shirley

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  • Maggie

    Such an inspirational story! It shows how things can be changed if we just dare and think outside of the box. Would watch it another 20 times

  • Larry Cote

    I knew Tony. He was a great guy and will always remain remembered. Great quotes!

  • Cheryl

    the story is so powerful. It’s hard to believe things were this bad back then. Luckily there are always good people

  • James Biederman

    Overrated movie, but still nice to watch

  • Carrie Ruiz

    Love the quotes! So inspirational…

  • Evelyn

    best movie ever!

  • richard82

    “It takes courage to change people’s hearts.”, Oleg
    I love this line so much. It says so much with so little.

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