1. 10

    It's hard to explain the fun to be found in seeing the right kind of bad movie.

  2. 9

    All I know is, it is better to be the whale than the squid.

  3. 8

    Life always has an unhappy ending, but you can have a lot of fun along the way, and everything doesn't have to be dripping in deep significance.

  4. 7

    What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period. That's it. Animal protein is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. Forget the ads: Milk and eggs are bad for you.

  5. 6

    Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

  6. 5

    I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

  7. 4

    I lost faith in the Oscars the first year I was a movie critic - the year that Bonnie and Clyde didn't win.

  8. 3

    How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders. I am reminded of the Isaac Asimov story Nightfall, about the planet where the stars were visible only once in a thousand years. So awesome was the sight that it drove men mad. We who can see the stars every night glance up casually at the cosmos and then quickly down again, searching for a Dairy Queen.

  9. 2

    Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

  10. 1

    What you see is so much less than what you get.

  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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