15 Movie Quotes on seeing each other as equals

15 Movie Quotes on seeing each other as equals

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Racism is still an obvious social issue and movies often tell stories not only on diversity but also on friendship and respect. This post is dedicated to every kind of equality, in order to promote a vision of the other not as an enemy but as "me on the other side" through the powerful medium of cinema and movies.

From the movie: Bound

“- Corky: You know what difference is between you and me, Violet?
- Violet: No.
- Corky: Me neither.”

Gina Gershon - Corky
Jennifer Tilly - Violet

From the movie: Black Panther

“We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.”

Chadwick Boseman - T'Challa

From the movie: Django Unchained

“Django is a free man. He cannot be treated like a slave. He... within the boundaries of good taste, he must be treated as an extension of myself.”

Christoph Waltz - Dr. King Schultz

From the movie: Ghost in the Shell

“When we see our uniqueness as a virtue, only then will we find peace.”

speaking in Japanese

Takeshi Kitano - Aramaki

From the movie: Hidden Figures

“Separate and equal are two different things. Just 'cause it's the way, doesn't make it right.”

Octavia Spencer - Dorothy Vaughan

From the movie: The Zookeeper's Wife

“My heart is no different than yours, I don't believe.”

talking to Antonina Zabinska

Arnost Goldflam - Dr. Janusz Korczak

From the movie: Lincoln

“How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands, stinking, the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio? Proof that some men are inferior, endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to reason, with cold, pallid slime in their veins instead of hot, red blood!”

Tommy Lee Jones - Thaddeus Stevens

From the movie: 12 Years A Slave

“Laws change. Universal truths are constant. What is true and right is true and right for all. White and black alike.”

talking to Epps

Brad Pitt - Bass

From the movie: The Thin Red Line

“Maybe all men got one big soul everybody's a part of, all faces are the same man.”

Jim Caviezel - Pvt. Witt

From the movie: Philadelphia

“I don't recall that glorious document saying anything about all straight men are created equal. I believe it says all men are created equal.”

about the Declaration of Independence

Denzel Washington - Joe Miller

From the movie: 12 Years A Slave

“- Edwin Epps: You comparing me to a nigger, Bass?
- Bass: I'm only asking, in the eyes of God, what is the difference?”

Michael Fassbender - Edwin Epps
Brad Pitt - Bass

From the movie: Lincoln

“I don't hold with equality in all things, just equality before the law, nothing more.”

Tommy Lee Jones - Thaddeus Stevens

From the movie: King Arthur

“For men to be men, they must first all be equal.”

Clive Owen - Arthur

From the movie: The Man Who Came to Dinner

“Is there a man in the world who suffers as I do from the gross inadequacies of the human race?”

Monty Woolley - Sheridan Whiteside

From the movie: Hairspray

“Segregation never. Integration now.”

Cyrkle Milbourne - L'il Inez