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Are there movie lines you use in everyday life?

Asked by Blueroses (18234points) September 27th, 2010

Forgive me if this has been asked previously. ucme’s thread got me thinking of an article Steven King wrote for EW about lines that stick with you and become part of your daily repertoire.
For example, I can’t hear somebody say “Bye-bye” without adding “Have fun storming the castle!”
What are some of yours?

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janbb's avatar

You talkin’ to me?

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chyna's avatar

Not a movie, but a TV show, yadda yadda.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

“This little baby’s gotta winka-dink.” – Madeline Khan in Paper Moon

There are dozens of others. Just take a gander at these videos and you might be surprised at how many are commonly used. There is probably not a day, or at least a week, when one doesn’t come to mind.
Other famous American movie quotes… Weird how many I recognize when I haven’t even seen the movie.

MacBean's avatar

SOMETIMES I DOUBT YOUR COMMITMENT TO SPARKLE MOTION. (It’s a lot more useful than you might think.)

linneasophia's avatar

When ya ain’t got nothing, you don’t need nothing.
When ya can’t do anything about it, you just stand it.

FutureMemory's avatar

I got a business to run. Sometimes I gotta kick ass to make it run right…what’s the matter with you? (Moe Green explaining to Michael Corleone why he slaps his brother around in public.)

muppetish's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I love that movie. “We’ll just have to keep on veering, that’s all.” is one of my favourite lines ever.

I reference Clue on a daily basis (“I’m not shouting! Oh, all right, I am!” or “Why’d you lock him in the room again?” / “We haven’t finished searching the house yet!” or “To make a long story short…” / “Too late!” / “One by one you all arrived.” or “I didn’t do it!” or “Can you keep a secret?” / “Yes.” / “So can I.” etc.)

I’m sure I’ll think of a million things I reference often after I post this, but I know I cannot resist dropping a good Clue line into conversation.

Blueroses's avatar

These are all great answers. @Pied_Pfeffer watching that link, now I have to add “Shaaaane, Come baaack.”

john65pennington's avatar

I use this phrase frequently with my wife: “here’s looking at you, kid” Humphrey Bogart.

tinyfaery's avatar

A bunch of ‘em. TV lines, too.

Some common ones are “Bored now” (Buffy) and many lines from L.A. Story including, pronouncing Pasadena as PasAdinah.

Mamradpivo's avatar

“The dude abides.” And every once in a while, in a conversation about small mammals, I’ll toss in “the marmot is not the issue here.” I’ve been pulling these out for over a decade and people still invite me around, so it must still be amusing.

Trillian's avatar

Bunches from Seifeld; “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!” “But are you Lord of your domain?” “SERENITY NOW!”

AstroChuck's avatar

I tend to throw around “Rat farts!” now and again.

That’s from Caddyshack.

Blueroses's avatar

@linneasophia That sounds familiar but I can’t place the film. What is it from?

deni's avatar

“would you like to do it in the butt?” – from the Ladies Man. use it all the time

ucme's avatar

Yeah I asked this one too at one time & yes you are forgiven my child :¬) As for any lines I use well, this one comes in handy on occasion!

Austinlad's avatar

This question gets asked a lot, and my answer is always the same. I

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

It’s a line from a Woody Allen film filled with great lines, ANNIE HALL. In my workday, it comes in VERY handy.

cazzie's avatar

Constantly… and can’t think of any off the top of my head.. most are from kids movies… like when Kevin Spacey plays the badass grasshopper in A Bugs Life. ‘Do I LOOK stupid to YOU?’ and we keep saying ‘Re-DONK-u-less’ instead of ridiculous like the pigeons in Bolt. And from Nemo, to get the kid moving on his way when we’re trying to get somewhere, I sing, ‘Just keep swimming, just keep swimming….’

NaturallyMe's avatar

“it makes my ass twitch” – i think it’s a line from Meg Ryan in some movie that i don’t remember the name of.

janbb's avatar

Which reminds me, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

And another from The Princees Bride – ROUS.

Blueroses's avatar

@janbb Pretty much every line from Princess Bride :)

janbb's avatar

And the one I wish Bush had remembered, “Never fight a land war in Asia.”

Blueroses's avatar

@ratboy Oh, good. I thought I was totally missing something with your previous link.

iamthemob's avatar

atta girl.

Blueroses's avatar

Garbage day cracks me up.

sliceswiththings's avatar

I use Pee-Wee’s lines in real life all the time. “What do you mean, Mace?” And Wayne’s World. If I;m referring to a single unit of something I use the pronunciation of “a” as did Wayne when he says “I don’t even own ‘a’ gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack.”

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