March 06, 2005

Movie quotes

This game (via here via here via here via here via here) seems to be gathering steam, so here are the first five film quotes which popped into my head (have to be from different movies):

Monty, you terrible cunt! (Withnail & I)

You asked for a miracle. I give you the FBI. (Die Hard)

Pot bellies are sexy. (Pulp Fiction)

Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you keep it a secret. (Dr Strangelove)

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. (The Princess Bride)

Posted by Felix at 09:19 PM GMT

There's no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire. (Simple Men). [though that's cribbed from Godard, no?]

This is what you get when you fuck a stranger in the ass! (The Big Lebowski)

And all the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand Enemies. And whenever they catch you, they will kill you (Watership Down) -- What can I say? Formative years.

How does an asshole like Bob get such a great kitchen? Bottle Rocket)

You're going to look pretty funny, eatin' corn on the cob... with no fuckin' teeth (The Blues Brothers).

I imagine comedy will provide materials, so to speak. Unless you count the entirety of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Posted by: Mr. 99th Percentile on March 6, 2005 09:56 PM

"You know how to whistle, don't you Steve, you just put your lips together and blow." (To Have and Have Not.)

"We've gone on holiday by accident." (Withnail.)

"These aren't the droids you're looking for." (Star Wars)

"'Is this Heaven?'
'No, it's Iowa'" (Field of Dreams)

"Give me a ping, Vasilly, one ping only." (Hunt for Red October)

Posted by: Matthew on March 6, 2005 10:09 PM

"Fork left!" "Right, frog." - The Muppet Movie

"I hate Illinois Nazis." - The Blues Brothers

"What we have here is a failure to communicate." - Cool Hand Luke

"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" - Raiders of the Lost Ark

"Badges? We don't need no badges." - Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Posted by: Jame on March 7, 2005 01:38 AM

"Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips." - The Blue Brothers.

"I could tell you but I'd have to kill you." - Top Gun

"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, when he said, 'I drank what?'" - Real Genius

"...this is Ohio. I mean, if you don't have a brewski in your hand you might as well be wearing a dress." - Heathers

"Surrender pronto or we'll level Toronto!" - Canadian Bacon

Posted by: Sterling on March 7, 2005 03:05 AM

Actually you could just do this for the Blues Brothers.

"Are you the police?" "No ma'am, we're musicians."

"Hi! This is car 55. We're in a truck!"

"We've got cigarettes, a full tank of gas, it's dark out and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it."

"The band, Elwood! The band!"

"One used prophylactic. One soiled."

Posted by: Jame on March 7, 2005 06:59 AM

No memory for film quotes but favourite from withnail is Monty's 'There comes a time in life when one realises one shall never play the Dane'.

Posted by: Jez on March 7, 2005 09:04 AM

Jame, get it right:
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." "Hit it!"


"Go ahead, make my day." - Dirty Harry

"When this baby hits 88 miles an hour, you're going to see some serious shit." - Back to the Future

"The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness." - Bull Durham

"The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory." - Apocalypse Now

Posted by: mike on March 7, 2005 03:31 PM

Listen pal, you can�t waltz in here, use my toaster, and start spouting
universal truths without qualification. - Surviving Desire


Posted by: Gherimiah on March 7, 2005 05:26 PM

Would you gentlemen like a Pepsi?(Spies Like Us)

That Pilot is a dead man!(Iron Eagle)

They Fuck you in the drive-thru!(Lethal Weapon 2??)

Why Evil? I think it has something to do with free will(Time Bandits)

I loved you in Wall Street!(Hot Shots Part Deux)

Posted by: JOSE on March 7, 2005 09:00 PM

Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with samurai swords. Bill might have humored you, but you will find neither humor nor mercy at my blade. (Kill Bill 1)

Posted by: kartika on March 8, 2005 01:42 AM

Jose reminds me of a good quip from Time Bandits in which Evil tells a henchman he has been 'mercifully spared the ravages of intelligence' or something like that.

Posted by: Jame on March 8, 2005 02:16 AM

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"- The Godfather
Then there was Norfolk in Elizabeth who said something like "Go on, cut off my head, the people will remember me as a martyr"and Walsingham says "No, they will forget".
"the heart is an organ of fire"The English Patient

Posted by: kartika on March 8, 2005 02:20 AM

Can anyone remember the exact quote from la dolce vita which goes something like"I want to live my life so that it cannot be ruined by a single phone call."?

Posted by: kartika on March 8, 2005 03:22 AM

Nope, but this one is pretty good, from Steiner, a quote that I'd always felt absolved me from a need to achieve great things: "I'm too serious to be a dilettante and too much a dabbler to be a professional."

Posted by: Matthew on March 8, 2005 03:38 AM

That would be:
"Oh Benson, dear Benson, you are so mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence."

Posted by: JOSE on March 8, 2005 04:09 PM

Tell me you don't look at this and think: "That's no moon."

Posted by: mike on March 8, 2005 11:58 PM

OK I cheated with this because I could not remember it by heart. But we all know you just replace the word "Plastics" with "computers", "IT","eugenics"and our parent's career advice comes to the fore.
The Graduate
Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you - just one word.
Ben: Yes sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Ben: Yes I am.
Mr. McGuire: 'Plastics.'
Ben: Exactly how do you mean?
Mr. McGuire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
Ben: Yes I will.
Mr. McGuire: Shh! Enough said. That's a deal.

Posted by: Kartika on March 9, 2005 02:30 AM

"Soylent green is PEOPLE!"

Posted by: Jessica on March 11, 2005 10:50 PM

"my name is maximus desimus meridius, commander of the armys of the north. genral of the felix legions, loyal servent to the true emperor marcus aurrelius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murered wfe, and i will have my vengence."

Posted by: ashg on April 20, 2005 11:33 AM