Exploring Popular Culture Sayings: Origins and Meanings


Don’t have a cow, man! ? The Simpsons, Bart Simpson.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get ? Forrest Gump

May the force be with you – Star Wars

I’ll be back – The Terminator

Winter is coming – Game of Thrones

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! ? Ghostbusters

Live long and prosper ? Star Trek, Spock

Here’s looking at you, kid ? Casablanca

Nobody puts baby in a corner ? Dirty Dancing

Just keep swimming ? Finding Nemo, Dory

It’s showtime! – Beetlejuice

Not all those who wander are lost ? The Lord of the Rings

Friends don’t lie – Stranger Things

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind ? Neil Armstrong

To infinity and beyond! ? Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear

Always be yourself! Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman – Batman

I am Groot ? Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot

With great power, comes great responsibility ? Spider-Man

Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys – Dead Poets Society

Keep calm and carry on. – British propoganda

Life’s a beach, and then you die.

Don’t cry over spilled Starbucks.

Keep calm and carry on Instagramming.

Tweet others how you want to be tweeted.

The early bird catches the first like.

All that glitters is not an Instagram filter.

Naps fix everything, just like duct tape.

Netflix and chill, but make it productive.

Podcasts before brocasts.

Meme is the new mainstream.

Selfie today or it didn’t happen.

Beauty is in the eye of the TikTok holder.

Like me for who I am, not for my Snapchat dog filter.

Addicted to the hashtag life.

Sleep, snack, stream, repeat.

In Youtube we trust.

Binge-watch is the new meditation.

Love the selfie, and the selfie will love you back.

Podcasts, not patriarchy!

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop online.

Instagram feed goals over real goals.

Make memes, not war.

Follow your dreams, not influencers.

Life is short, binge-watch more.

When life gives you lemons, post them on Instagram.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. (Forrest Gump)

May the force be with you. (Star Wars)

Keep calm and carry on. (British WW2 Propaganda)

The name’s Bond… James Bond. (James Bond)

I’ll be back. (The Terminator)

Winter is coming. (Game of Thrones)

You talking to me? (Taxi Driver)

Here’s Johnny! (The Shining)

D’oh! (The Simpsons)

That’s hot. (Paris Hilton)

Elementary, my dear Watson. (Sherlock Holmes)

F.R.I.E.N.D.S: Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.

Wakanda forever! (Black Panther)

To infinity and beyond! (Toy Story)

Treat yo self. (Parks and Recreation)

YOLO. (Drake)

We were on a break! (Friends)

Mmm… donuts. (The Simpsons)

Netflix and Chill.

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. (The Godfather Part II)

It’s morphin’ time! (Power Rangers)

Viva Las Vegas! (Elvis Presley)

I am Groot. (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Bazinga! (The Big Bang Theory)

What’s up, doc? (Bugs Bunny)

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