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What are your personal favorite movie quotes?

Asked by Unbroken (10690points) January 27th, 2013

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dxs's avatar

There was a question on this a while back, and the same quote still holds my favorite (that I can think of): “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

What we have here is, failure to communicate.

Cool Hand Luke.

Aethelwine's avatar

” Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.”


bookish1's avatar

“We had two bags of grass, seventy five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt-shaker half full of cocaine, a whole multi-colored galaxy of uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… Also a quart of tequila, quart of rum, case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip. But once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to take it as far as you can.” (I used to be able to recite the whole thing. But I confess, I had to look up the last half this time!)

“Please, tell me about those FUCKING GOLF SHOES!”

—Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
—2001: A Space Odyssey

“Would you like a leg or a breast?”
—To Catch a Thief

“Do you know why we stopped you? Littering and… smoking the reefer.”
—Super Troopers

“I know you don’t smoke weed. I know this. But I’ma get you high today. Because it’s Friday, you ain’t got no job, and you ain’t got shit to do!”

“Make that three hard-boiled eggs.”
—A Night at the Opera

“Is it a boy or a girl?”
“I think it’s a bit early to start imposing roles on it, don’t you?”
—The Meaning of Life

@rosehips: Sorry… you asked for it. I could talk movies all day.

Aethelwine's avatar

“Oh Sam, let me look at you. Fred, she’s gotten her boobies.”

Sixteen Candles

this one always makes me giggle

wildpotato's avatar

Limiting myself to movies that weren’t books first, because it wouldn’t seem right to attribute the quote to the film in that case. Two come to mind:

From Punch-Drunk Love
Barry: I love you so much I could smash your face in with a sledgehammer.
Lena: I want to chew your face, and I want to scoop out your eyes and I want to eat them and chew them and suck on them.

And from Seven Samurai
Kikuchiyo: What do you think of farmers? You think they’re saints? Hah! They’re foxy beasts! They say, “We’ve got no rice, we’ve no wheat. We’ve got nothing!” But they have! They have everything! Dig under the floors! Or search the barns! You’ll find plenty! Beans, salt, rice, sake! Look in the valleys, they’ve got hidden warehouses! They pose as saints but are full of lies! If they smell a battle, they hunt the defeated! They’re nothing but stingy, greedy, blubbering, foxy, and mean! God damn it all! But then who made them such beasts? You did! You samurai did it! You burn their villages! Destroy their farms! Steal their food! Force them to labour! Take their women! And kill them if they resist! So what should farmers do?
[sits and weeps in the corner]
Kambei Shimada: [after a long pause] You were the son of a farmer, weren’t you?

@bookish1 That one ain’t bad, but this is the bit that always sends chills down my spine –
Duke: We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark – that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

“If I look into a blue diamond and think a negative thought, am I gonna die?”—The Gift

bookish1's avatar

@wildpotato : Oh, good one ! That always gives me chills as well!! There’s some even more intense lines about what was lost in 1968 in Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972. I wish I could find it, but I think I’ve returned it to the library already, and I can’t find any of the good quotations online. Dang.

Unbroken's avatar

@gailcalled Almost two years since the last one, time for an update. But thanks for the links.

@bookish1 be my guest. You have some good ones in there… a few I don’t recognize.

@Self_Consuming_Cannibal never seen it. But that would be my question too.

@wildpotato so vividly descriptive.

@jonsblond chuckles are worth repeating

@TropicalWillie That was a brush with the old familair. Need to rewatch that movie.

@dxs not sure the movie but .. i will take food over violence everyday.

bookish1's avatar

@rosehips: Yeah, my specialties seem to be 90s stoner movies and thrillers and classic film, haha.

Sunny2's avatar

“I’ll have what she’s having.”

livelaughlove21's avatar

Jack: “I wish I knew how to quit you.”
Alma: “Jack Twist…Jack Nasty!”

Smokey: “What the fuck you doing stealing boxes for? What you tryin’ to build, a clubhouse?”
Smokey: “Y’all ain’t never got two things that match. Got peanut butter, no jelly, Kool-Aid, no sugar, ham, no burger. Damn!”
Craig: “You a funny-lookin’ mother fucker.”
Smokey: “Hey, I don’t do that gay shit now.”

Sid: “Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That shit’ll come back with you.”
Stu: “She’s got my grandmother’s Holocaust ring!”
Alan: “I didn’t know they have out rings at the Holocaust.”

Stu: “You shot your load in me? In my bottom?”
Mr. Chow: “I do blow all night. Monkey jerk me off while I watch Stu make fuck with lady-boy.”

Neil Patrick Harris: “Yeah, I’m craving burgers too. Fur burgers!”

Mr. Griffith: “I don’t know what your generation’s fascination is with documenting your every thought… but I can assure you, they’re not all diamonds. ‘Roman is having an OK day, and bought a Coke Zero at the gas station. Raise the roof.’ Who gives a rat’s ass?”
Olive: “He got a Coke Zero AGAIN? Ah, that Roman. Incorrigible!”
Marianne: “There’s a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.”
Olive: “Tom Cruise?”

Stay tuned for round 2…when it’s not 1:20AM. :)

Berserker's avatar

The darkest souls are not those which choose to exist within the hell of the abyss, but those which choose to move silently among us.
Doctor Loomis

ucme's avatar

Woof, woof, yip, yap, whimper.
Taken from Lassie Come Home, emotional stuff.

Crumpet's avatar

“i haven’t had sex for a looong time”
“what, like 8 days?”


Pachy's avatar

“What I wouldn’t give for a large sock with horse manure in it.” Annie Hall

Anything from “Casablanca, including THIS ONE :
Captain Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.

Pachy's avatar

From Manhattan:
Party Guest: I finally had an orgasm, and my doctor said it was the wrong kind.
Isaac Davis (Woody Allen): You had the wrong kind? I’ve never had the wrong kind, ever. My worst one was right on the money.

mattbrowne's avatar

“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot”

syz's avatar

“Gosh darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.”

ragingloli's avatar

Lukas, you are my son. – Stellar Conflicts.
I shall return. – The Eliminator.
The question you are asking yourself, is how many times have I discharged my Blunderbuss. – No Nonsense Harold.
I’m sick of these gosh darn serpents on my gosh darn aero plane. – Serpents on a flying machine.
Is there a reason you are serious? – The Comedian, The Dark Squire
Do not make me mad, you will find it unpleasant when I become mad.- The Incredible Jolly Green Giant.

gailcalled's avatar


“I’m the dude, man.”

“I don’t roll on Shabbos.”

syz's avatar

“Let’s get out of here before one of those things kills Guy.”

lookingglassx3's avatar

Now’s the part where my inner Charlie Chaplin fangirl comes out…

“As for being a mass killer, does not the world encourage it? Is it not building weapons of destruction for the sole purpose of mass killing? Has it not blown unsuspecting women and little children to pieces? And done it very scientifically? As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison. However, I do not wish to lose my temper, because very shortly, I shall lose my head. Nevertheless, upon leaving this spark of earthly existence, I have this to say: I shall see you all… very soon… very soon.”
– Monsieur Verdoux

“It’s the approach of death that terrifies… But if the unborn knew of the approach of life, they’d be just as terrified.”
– Monsieur Verdoux

“That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.”
“I believe I am dying, doctor. But then, I don’t know. I’ve died so many times.”
– Limelight

“We think too much, and feel too little.”
– The Great Dictator

“The Sistine Chapel – yeah, that and Misery’s Child; those are the only two divine things ever in this world!”
– Misery

Pachy's avatar

This from “Network.” Written almost 40 years old and as up to date as this morning’s news:

Howard Beale: I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot – I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!... You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

Pachy's avatar

And one more ainti-it-the-truth quote from “Network” ...

Arthur Jensen: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear? You think you’ve merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU… WILL… ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that… perfect world… in which there’s no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.

ucme's avatar

Dialogue from Dirty Harry, he’s explaining why he shot a guy…

Harry: “Well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard, that’s my policy.”
Mayor: “Intent, how did you establish that?”
Harry: “When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher’s knife & a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross!”

From The Outlaw Josey Wales…

“Don’t piss down my back & tell me it’s rainin.”

My fave though has to be the Ezekiel 25:17 quote from Pulp Fiction, delivered superbly by Samuel L. Jackson…kick arse script from Quentin as per.

Luiveton's avatar

Love Story: Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man” -The Godfather
“Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger” -Godfather Pt III
“Run Forrest, Run!” -Forrest Gump
“I’m Chuck Bass.” -GG

TheobromosHumper's avatar

Go ahead. Make my day!

Rarebear's avatar

“Sealed with a curse, as sharp as a knife
Doomed is your soul, and damned is your life.”

Lord John Whorfin.

deni's avatar

Every line of Dumb and Dumber.

Sunny2's avatar

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

dxs's avatar

@deni The last scene is the best scene. nsfw

flutherother's avatar

Trainspotting – We would have injected vitamin C if only they had made it illegal!

flutherother's avatar

Good Night, and Good Luck

No one familiar with the history of this country, can deny that congressional committees are useful. It is necessary to investigate before legislating. But the line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one, and the Junior Senator from Wisconsin has stepped over it repeatedly. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always, that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak, and to defend the causes that were for the moment unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Sen. McCarthy’s methods to keep silent or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. We proclaim ourselves as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom wherever it continues to exist in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. The actions of the Junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his, he didn’t create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it, and rather successfully. Cassius was right, the fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Good night, and good luck

Unbroken's avatar

Mien furer: I can walk!

There’s no fighting in the war room.

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