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What are some of your favorite lines from movies?

Asked by GAMBIT (3855points) October 17th, 2008

“That’ll be the Day” – John Wayne from the movies The Searchers

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SuperMouse's avatar

Gramma in Parenthood: “I’m shrinking!”
Larry: “Bummer.”

“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!” The Treasure of Sierra Madre

“He’s a very scary guy.” Michael Corleone The Godfather

“I’m doing the work, I’m baby stepping, I’m not a slacker!” What About Bob?

flameboi's avatar

“I fell the need… the need for speed”
Top Gun

Sloane2024's avatar

“Your mom goes to college.” -Kip, Napolean Dynamite

GAMBIT's avatar

“Life is like a box of chocolates” – Forest Gump

cyndyh's avatar

Lurve to SuperMouse for the mention of What About Bob?

“He’s not gone. He’s never gone.” What About Bob?
“Would you tell Picasso to sell his guitars?” School of Rock
“Charlie, you fuckin’ bitch. Let’s work it out.” High Fidelity
“China is Here? I don’t even know what the hell that means.” Big Trouble in Little China

Marta:“Protestant churches are like thees?”
Fred: “Pretty much.”

GAMBIT's avatar

“What we have here is a failure to communicate” – Cool Hand Luke

EnzoX24's avatar

“Here’s to looking at you, kid.” Casablanca
Way before my time, but still a damn good one.

cookieman's avatar

“Take the gun. Leave the cannoli.” – The Godfather

gailcalled's avatar

Here are 90 answers from March.(More than one line per respondent.) Most of the great lines in cinema history.

galileogirl's avatar

When things get tough I go all Scarlett O’Hara-y
“I’ll think about that tomorrow”-Gone With The Wind

The one that best describes my life
“Where’s my tits? Where’s my tits?”-Myra Breckinridge

Mexicanamerican's avatar

You weep for Santiago and you curse the marines. You have that luxury, you have the of not knowing what I know that santiagos death while tragic probabley saves lives. And my existence while grotesque and incomprenseable you probably saves lives. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleep under very balnket of freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you say thank you and be on your way, either way I don’t give a damn of what you think you are entitled to… Co. Nathen jessup usmc. A few good men

Mexicanamerican's avatar

sorry for the misspelled words need but needed to get back to work..

wildflower's avatar

“Nobody puts Baby in the corner” – Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing

@mexicanamerican: You forgot the best part:“You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”

GAMBIT's avatar

“When you can snatch this pebble from my hand it will be time for you to leave”.

Kung Fu

saranwrapper's avatar

“We both like soup.” – Best in Show

“I don’t care that your bow legged and I don’t care that you’re bilingual…” – Wet Hot American Summer

Mexicanamerican's avatar

sure the kids cry when you tie ol’tiger to the tree and bash his head with a shovel.. But thats life.. Zalenski the auto parts king… Tommy boy

simone54's avatar

“Here’s to swimmin with bow legged women.”—Quint, Jaws.

eatmunky's avatar

I still get chills every time I hear this speech

best cheesiest goosebumpiest speech ever made in cinema.

And as for one-liners:

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…” – Doc Brown BTTF


“and I’ve got to tell you, it was… heh.. it was… beautiful.” -Captain Pinbacker, Sunshine.

GAMBIT's avatar

“Go ahead make my day” – Clint Eastwood

wildflower's avatar

Oohh….another classic:

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all” – Andrew Clark, The Breakfast Club

Mexicanamerican's avatar

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries.. (licking inside window of a police cruiser).. Super troopers

SoapChef's avatar

This is from the Commitments. It was about working class Irish kids that wanted to be known as the best soul band in Ireland. The driving force, Jimmy Rabbitte had placed a newspaper ad for a trumpet player. Believing it was a message from God, this, rather disheveled and spaced out guy sputters up to Jimmy’s house on a motorcycle, letting the bike fall to the ground as he gets off. Jimmy’s father answers the door.
After the guy, who turns out to be brilliant horn player leaves, this was the conversation between Jimmy and his father…

Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What did Evel Knievel want?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: On a fucking Suzuki?

scamp's avatar

Two people here will understand why I like the following line from The Excorsist…. “You’re going to die up there.”

JoeyDesignsStuff's avatar

She wants to fuck me; she wants my dick in (or?) around her mouth!
Jonah Hill, Superbad.

cyndyh's avatar

“Are you talkin to me?”

stratman37's avatar

Parole Board chairman: They’ve got a name for people like you H.I. That name is called “recidivism.”
Parole Board member: Repeat offender!
Parole Board chairman: Not a pretty name, is it H.I.?
H.I.: No, sir. That’s one bonehead name, but that ain’t me any more.
Parole Board chairman: You’re not just telling us what we want to hear?
H.I.: No, sir, no way.
Parole Board member: ‘Cause we just want to hear the truth.
H.I.: Well, then I guess I am telling you what you want to hear.
Parole Board chairman: Boy, didn’t we just tell you not to do that?
H.I.: Yes, sir.
Parole Board chairman: Okay, then.

Raising Arizona

MacBean's avatar

From Mike Leigh’s Naked: “Was I bored? No, I wasn’t fuckin’ bored. I’m never bored. That’s the trouble with everybody – you’re all so bored. You’ve had nature explained to you and you’re bored with it, you’ve had the living body explained to you and you’re bored with it, you’ve had the universe explained to you and you’re bored with it, so now you want cheap thrills and, like, plenty of them, and it doesn’t matter how tawdry or vacuous they are as long as it’s new as long as it’s new as long as it flashes and fuckin’ bleeps in forty fuckin’ different colors. So whatever else you can say about me, I’m not fuckin’ bored.”

St.George's avatar

Evelle: [about the balloons he just bought] These blow up into funny shapes and all?
Grocer: Well no… unless round is funny.

Raising Arizona

I laugh everytime I hear that….

MrItty's avatar

“How do you write women so well?”
“I think of a man, and take away reason and accountability.”
—As Good As It Gets

“This landing’s going to be pretty interesting.”
“Define ‘interesting’.”
”‘Oh God, oh God, we’re all gonna die’?”

charliecompany34's avatar

“earn this”
—saving private ryan

augustlan's avatar

“It is a matter of complete indifference to me” – John Wayne in The Quiet Man.

Bluefreedom's avatar

“I have a question. Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?” – John Bender (Judd Nelson) to Principal Richard Vernon while in detention from the movie “The Breakfast Club”

Bluefreedom's avatar

Here are some classic lines from the movie “Caddyshack”.....

Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.

You’re a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?

I’ve sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn’t want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.

I smell varmint poontang. And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang, I think.

cyndyh's avatar

“Ah, I feel like a hundred bucks.”

hotgirl67's avatar

’‘When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody,you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible’’-Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally

simone54's avatar

@hotgirl67 You just watched Scrubs!

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