Friday, May 30, 2008

Your Turn

So, I thought today that I would share some of my favorite lines from films. There are obviously lots more, and some I couldn't find, but this will give you a great start. When I could find a clip, or a link to a clip, I provided it, otherwise, I have given you just the line.

First up is a great line from Better Off Dead

As I have mentioned previously, one of my favorite lines of all time from Vacation.

You have to go about 10 seconds in on this clip to see this line from Mr. Mom

From Fletch

Chief Karlin: What do you do for a living, Mr. Fletch?
Fletch: I'm a shepherd.

This is from Boiler Room. I found the clip, but it is 8 minutes long, so just left in the one line I love.

Jim Young: Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't fucking have any.

From Dogma

Loki: Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, outside of soccer.

A great clip from Sixteen Candles

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Mike Damone: I came over to help you out with your math homework. I figured you could use it on such a hot day...

The Jerk

Navin: It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child.


Matilda: I became...
Hansel: What?
Matilda: Bulimic.
Derek Zoolander: You can read minds?

Uncle Buck

Marcie Dahlgren-Frost: Marcie Dahlgren-Frost. Dahlgren is my maiden name, Frost is my married name. I'm single again, but I never bothered to remove the frost. And I get compliments on the hyphen.

The Ref

Gus: Your husband ain't dead, lady, he's hiding.


Emobacca said...

"Michael Francis Ricci, do you renounce Satan?"
-The Godfather

Anonymous said...

EL, something tells me your real age is closer to 35 or so based upon your favorite lines.

Just a thought.

Kitty said...

Strother Martin in COOL HAND LUKE: What we got here is a failure to communicate.


J. said...

Oh, this is calling for a Monty Python quote!

"Help! Help! I'm being repressed! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Do you see him repressing me?"

SHE SHE said...

Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing:
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
We say it all the time @ our house for laughs.

Reese said...

"You're not too smart are you? I like that in a man."

Kathleen Turner to William Hurt in Body Heat.

J. said...

Following on EL's 80s kick, Winona Ryder in Heather's:

"Lick it up, baby. Lick. It. Up."

Lynne said...

I must still quote this once a month or so. From Sixteen Candles:

[on the phone to the police]
Howard: What was he wearing? Well, uh, let's see, he was wearing a red argyle sweater, and tan trousers, and red shoes... No, he's not retarded!

cindie said...

Also from Better Off Dead (I think it's Better Off Dead)
"I want my 2 dollars!!"

and Monty Python's Holy Grail
"Bring out your dead. I'm not dead yet!"
"It's a mere flesh wound"

Ace Ventura Pet Detective
"Why don't you cry about it saddlebags?!"

I could go on and on...

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

"There IS no Dana -- only ZUEL!"


"If yer gonna spew, spew into THIS."

I can think of others, but they're from movies I watched most recently, and that's sort of cheating, right?

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

CINDIE: I can basically recite both Ace Ventura movies. It's kinda sad, but I don't care!

Anonymous said...

No list of favorite quotes can be without Army of Darkness/Evil Dead.

"Gimme some sugar, baby"

SHE SHE said...

Lynne - That's an AWESOME line. I will watch 16 Candles just for that one line alone!! Nice job!! On a serious note Russell Crowe in Gladiator:

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

GammaGirl said...

Ooooooh! Great post! This is one of my favorite scenes from Mean Girls:

"Crying Girl: I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy...

Damian: She doesn't even go here!
Ms. Norbury: Do you even go to this school?
Crying Girl: No... I just have a lot of feelings...
Ms. Norbury: Ok, go home..."

~crazy peanut~ said...

"What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

Monty Python's Holy Grail

Lynne said...

Aw, shucks, Sheetrock. Thanks!

SchmaddaKid said...

Dazed and Confused has so many, but Matt has the best two.

"Hey man, you got a joint?"
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did!"

"I keep gettin' older, they stay the same age."

~crazy peanut~ said...

".....sometimes you just gotta say what the fuck."

Xenu's Midget, Risky Business

jax said...

"i love my son. i love my dead, gay son"

"no shirt no shoes...noooo DICCCCCE" Spicoli, Fast times.

"you're terrible muriel" chubby sister,Muriel's Wddding

mooshki said...

Best movie ever, Super Troopers:

Farva: "Just cleaning out the old locker, she stinks like ass but I'll sure miss her... I guess you could say that about all my girls."

College Boy 3: "The snozzberries taste like snozzberries."

Foster: "You crapped on my heart."

My favorite from Better Off Dead:

"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

Mean Girls (There are so many!)

Damian: "That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets."

Karen: "If you're from Africa, why are you white?"
Gretchen: "Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white."

Regina: "I gave him everything... I was half a virgin when I met him!"

mooshki said...

Oops! By the time I wrote my comment I forgot that Ent had already posted the Better Off Dead one!

mooshki said...

Oh sh*t - sorry for the triple post, but I forgot the best movie quote of all time!

"Whadya say I take you home and eat your pussy?"

moira said...

Dammit, I need to watch Mr. Mom again.

How about some Ghostbusters? "We're ready to believe you!" and "Back off man, I'm a scientist," are nice to start with.

BlahFrickinBlah said...

Better Off Dead.!


"Do you know the street value of this mountain?"

IndigoBlue said...

I love this game!

Urban Cowboy:

Mom: Sissy, now try and look sweet...
Sissy: But Mama, my thighs are sweatin'

Steel Magnolias:

Clairee: Weezer, you know I love you more 'n my luggage
Weezer: You are too twisted for color tv...have your roots done

American Pie:

"This one time, at band camp...."

About Last Night:

Dan: You used to go with your boss?
Debra: It's no big secret for Christ's sake
Dan: Then how come I didn't know about it?
Debra: I guess it never came up
Dan: Did you f*** him?
Debra: No, Dan, we were bowling partners.

junglekitten said...

this isn't a quote but it still makes me LOLLLLL!!!!!!!!

trashtalker said...

"Why are you such a mega-bitch?"
"Because I can be."

Too many to count from "Kicking and Screaming" (the 1995 one, not the Will Ferrell one), such as:

"Is that a pajama top?"
"No! ... Yes."

"Cool! A dictionary! I'm gonna look up blowjob."

"What I used to be able to pass off as a bad summer could now potentially turn into a bad life."

lutefisk said...

"I'll never let go"

Titanic--everytime my kids go on a trip, or away from home, this is said before they leave & during phone calls. We never get tired of it.

By the way, does anyone else watch Titanic over & over & think "this time, he might make it?" Maybe it's just my house--one day for sure we are going to see an alternate ending.

Maja With a J said...

I could spend all day on this post.

But I'm at work, so I can't.

"You need sunglasses to talk on the phone? Are you freebasing? Inquiring minds wanna know."
(Lost Boys)

"Bring me Solo and the wookie. They will suffer for this outrage"

"Now, I know I'm pretty, but I ain't as pretty as a couple of titties".
(True Romance - which I can quote pretty much from beginning to end, along with a few other select favourites)

Anonymous said...

my favourite from The Ref:

Lloyd: You know what I'm going to get you next Christmas, Mom? A big wooden cross, so that every time you feel unappreciated for your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it.

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Maja With a J said...

Crazy Peanut ; is it an African or a European Swallow?

lutefisk said...

My favorite:

Evan: You changed your name to McLovin?
Seth: It doesn't even have a first name, it just says McLovin!
Evan: The guy's either going think 'here's another guy with a fake ID', or here's McLovin, 25 year old Hawaiian organ donor. Okay? So what's it gonna be?
Fogell: [grinning] I am McLovin.

Bad Momma said...

"Charlotte," Mrs. Flax says dryly, "we're Jewish." from Mermaids

"The New Phone Books Are Here!!!! The New Phone Books Are Here!!! I'm Somebody!!!!!! from the Jerk

“I see you're drinking 1% milk. Is that because you think you're fat? Because you're not. You could probably be drinking whole milk.” from Napoleon Dynamite

Wil said...

I have always been partial to the following from "The Ref":

[Who do you think you are?] "Slipper Sox!!! Medium!!"

Then ... a few from "Running Scared" (1986 - Gregory Hines & Billy Crystal):

"Mother!! Mother!! May I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?"

"Oh No! The man did not know the meaning of Deuteronomy!"

CT-Hilltopper said...

The Breakfast Club:

Bender: Remember how you said your parents use you to get back at each other? Wouldn't I be outstanding in that capacity?

John Bender: So it's sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right?

John Bender: Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

Bender: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

laurelgray said...

Oh, so many...apologies for the lengthiness of the quotes...

(From The Departed)

Brown: So she tells me, "You never finish anything. You finish the police course, you get taken care of again, baby." So after graduation, I get a blow job again.

Billy Costigan: That's great. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman.

Brown: Fuck yourself.

Billy Costigan: Look at it this way: You're a black guy in Boston. You don't need any help from me to be completely fucked.


Oliver Queenan: Do you know what we do here? My section?

Billy Costigan: Sir, yes, sir. I have an idea...

Dignam: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's say you have no idea and leave it at that, okay? No idea. Zip. None. If you had an idea of what we do, we would not be good at what we do, now would we? We would be cunts. Are you calling us cunts?

Oliver Queenan: Staff Sergeant Dignam has a style of his own. I'm afraid we all have to get used to it.


Frank Costello: When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?

(From The Sweet Hereafter)

Nicole: As you see her, two years later, I wonder if you realize something. I wonder if you understand that all of us...Dolores, me, the children who survived...the children who didn't...that we're all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter. Where waters gushed and fruit trees grew and flowers put forth a fairer hue and everything was strange and new. Everything was strange and new.

(From Dr. Strangelove)

President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.


General "Buck" Turgidson: Sir, you can't let him in here. He'll see everything. He'll see the big board!


President Merkin Muffley: [to Kissoff] Hello?...Fine, I can hear you now, Dmitri... Clear and plain and coming through fine... I'm coming through fine, too, eh?... Good, then... well, then, as you say, we're both coming through fine... Good... Well, it's good that you're fine and... and I'm fine... I agree with you, it's great to be fine... a-ha-ha-ha-ha... Now then, Dmitri, you know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb... The *Bomb*, Dmitri... The *hydrogen* bomb!... Well now, what happened is... ahm... one of our base commanders, he had a sort of... well, he went a little funny in the head... you know... just a little... funny. And, ah... he went and did a silly thing... Well, I'll tell you what he did. He ordered his planes... to attack your country... Ah... Well, let me finish, Dmitri... Let me finish, Dmitri... Well listen, how do you think I feel about it?... Can you *imagine* how I feel about it, Dmitri?... Why do you think I'm calling you? Just to say hello?... *Of course* I like to speak to you!... *Of course* I like to say hello!... Not now, but anytime, Dmitri. I'm just calling up to tell you something terrible has happened... It's a *friendly* call. Of course it's a friendly call... Listen, if it wasn't friendly... you probably wouldn't have even got it... They will *not* reach their targets for at least another hour... I am... I am positive, Dmitri... Listen, I've been all over this with your ambassador. It is not a trick... Well, I'll tell you. We'd like to give your air staff a complete run-down on the targets, the flight plans, and the defensive systems of the planes... Yes! I mean i-i-i-if we're unable to recall the planes, then... I'd say that, ah... well, ah... we're just gonna have to help you destroy them, Dmitri... I know they're our boys... I'm sorry, too, Dmitri... I'm very sorry... *All right*, you're sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well... I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri! Don't say that you're more sorry than I am, because I'm capable of being just as sorry as you are... So we're both sorry, all right?... All right.

(From A Few Good Men)

Col. Jessep: ...I'm gonna rip the eyeballs out of your head and piss in your dead skull! You fucked with the wrong Marine!

(From Dodgeball)

White Goodman: At Globo Gym we understand that "ugliness" and "fatness" are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it.


Patches O'Houlihan: If you can dodge traffic, you can dodge a ball.

Finnigin said...

From Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:

Lawrence: Ruprecht, do you want the genital cuff?

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

Hey, Francesca -- I already covered Ghostbusters a few posts back. :-) That said, I wanted to know if we share the same favorite ad lib from an eighties movie theme song:

"Bustin' makes me FEEEEEL GOOD!"

I can't believe no one has mentioned Office Space or Borat yet. I kind of want to, but it's like opening a Pandora Box of time-wastage, and I have enough chores that need to be done!

OH, GOD. How about THIS one, though, from the movie Kingpin?

"Top o' the mornin' to ya! My name's Roy Munson, and I was just wonderin' if you had any cow milkin' or butter churnin' need doin'?"

libby said...

the GRANDPARENTS are the funniest fucking thing in "sixteen candles"

"God did not put me on this Earth, to be awakened in the middle of the night, to listen to filthy suggestions from a foul-mouth houligan"

(not perfectly quoted, but so fucking funny!)

Also from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" (the BEST python movie, IMO):
"One minute, I'm a leper with a trade, then up he comes, cures me. Bloody do-gooder."

and after the 'ex-leper' complains about the tiny amount of money Brian gives him: "Half a Dinari for me bloody life story?

Brian:"there's just no pleasing some people."

Ex-leper "That's just what Jesus said!"

also from Life of Brian:

"Oh it's the MEEK, 'blessed are the meek!' Oh, isn't that nice...I'm glad they're gettin' somethin', cause they have a helluva time!"

libby said...

ooh ooh! Life of Brian:

(Cheeky guy making fun of a guy for his big nose, Brian intercedes and says, "Lay off him");

Cheeky guy: "You're not so bad yourself, conch-face. Where are you two from, Nose City?"

When Brian is mistaken as the Messiah:
"I should know, Lord, I've followed a few."

Then Brian tells the huge worshiping crowd to "Fuck off!!!"

(John Cleese):
"How shall we fuck off, oh, Lord?"

And we all remember that (from "Life of Brian") that "Biggus Dickus"'s wife is named "Incontinentia Buttocks."

I am 'libby', but I used to be 'lisbeth."

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

The Ref

Gus: Your husband ain't dead, lady, he's hiding.

Love everything about this film. Nice call, ENT.

The Godfather

Clemenza: "Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

bionic bunny! said...

"i'm picking out a thermos for you..." (the jerk)

forget the quotes, just two words:

"Young Frankenstein"

Kathy K said...

"These go to eleven".

-Spinal Tap.

Basically, I'd give you the whole darned script because it's so darned funny, but for the one line that makes fans laugh no matter what the context, "These go to eleven" pretty much says it all.

merrick said...

midnight run

DeNiro: I got two words for you .. SHUT THE FUCK UP

Anyalye This

cant remember all the great lines, except, Jelly, you want a fresh, huh?


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