Monday, July 12, 2010

My Favorite Lines From Favorite Movies Part 6

Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and Harry Burns (Bil...Image via Wikipedia
This is my conclusion of a film arc I started a short while back. Each segment contained some of my all-time favorite lines from the movies I never tire of watching. Some of the best writers of dialogue on the planet have written for film throughout the decades, and this has been a celebration of what they've achieved and immortalized on film. In no way has this been comprehensive, that's for sure. But, it's been fun to recall those special moments when the words registered on the screen, and in my memory. For those who wish to look back on what's come before, below are the links to the previous posts in this series:

So, for those times when you need something to say...

Sam: "So, how'd you get started in this business?"
Dierdre: "A wealthy scoundrel seduced and betrayed me."
Sam: "Same with me. How about that?"
The Eagle Has Landed
"A wink from pretty girl at a party results rarely in climax, Carl. But a man is a fool not to push a suggestion as far as it will go."
The Dirty Dozen
"You've all volunteered for a mission which just gives you just three ways to go. Either you can foul up in training and be shipped back here for immediate execution of sentence. Or you can foul up in combat, in which case I'll personally blow your brains out. Or, you can do as you're told."
Prizzi's Honor
"If Marxie Heller's so f**kin' smart, how come he's so f**kin' dead?"
Rob Roy
Montrose: "Great men, such as yourself, draw rumors as shite draws flies."
Duke of Argyll: "You are the shite, Montrose, and the flies upon it!"

"One must never underestimate the healing power of hatred."
Dr Ray Stantz: "You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven't had a successful test of this equipment."
Dr. Egon Spengler: "I blame myself."
Dr. Peter Venkman: "So do I."
Dr Ray Stantz: "Well, no sense in worrying about it now."
Dr. Peter Venkman: "Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back."

Dr Ray Stantz: "Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here."
Walter Peck: "They caused an explosion!"
Mayor: "Is this true?"
Dr. Peter Venkman: "Yes it's true... This man has no dick."
Thelma and Louise
"Look, you shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas is not the place you want to get caught."

"Well, we're not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here."
Some Like It Hot
"The story of my life. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop."

"Will you look at that! Look how she moves! It's like Jell-O on springs. Must have some sort of built-in motor or something. I tell you, it's a whole different sex! "
Duck Soup
"Remember you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
"But love don't make things nice. It ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflake is perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us. We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die."
Mommy Dearest
"Don't f--k with me, fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo."
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Marion: "You're not the man I knew ten years ago."
Indiana Jones: "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."
When Harry Met Sally
Harry Burns: "There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance."
Sally Albright: "Which one am I?"
Harry Burns: "You're the worst kind. You're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance."

"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because 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."

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  1. coolnessistimelessJuly 12, 2010 at 7:02 AM

    I love movie quotes.  It's always cool to see ones from different movies.

  2. Great quotes, as always! Love the WHEN HARRY MET SALLY one. So many quotable lines from that film.


    <span>Aaron Altman</span>: What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing... he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance... Just a tiny bit. And he will talk about all of us really being salesmen. And he'll get all the great women.

    Crash Davis: [to Nuke] Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you'll be classy. Win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press'll think you're colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it only means you are a slob.


    <span>First Sergeant Edward Welsh: What difference do you think you can make, one single man in all this madness? If you die, it's gonna be for nothing. There's not some other world out there where everything's gonna be okay. There's just this world. Just this rock.</span>
    <span>THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS:</span>
    <span><span>Frank Baker</span>: Okay, let's hear it. We trashed the Avedon, the Luau Lounge - what's our beef with 'Feelings'?
    <span>Susie Diamond</span>: Nothing... except who cares? I mean, does anybody really need to hear 'Feelings' again in their lifetime? It's like parsley, okay? Take it away, nobody's going to know the difference.
    <span>Frank Baker</span>: 'Feelings' is not parsley!
    <span>Susie Diamond</span>: Frank, to you 'Feelings' may be go**amn filet mignon, but to me, it's parsley. It's *less* than parsley. </span>

  3. Thanks, Keith. 

  4. Thanks, J.D. And thank you for contributing some fantastic film quotes in your comments, my friend.

  5. Pop Culture NerdJuly 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Great, great lines. I remember them once you mention them but how do you know them verbatim like that?? Did you watch the movies over the weekend and take notes? Are you a robot?

  6. I remember a good many of them, when I come across or recall them, but that's what IMDB is for  ;) . Still, even they don't get them correct sometimes (and/or the little processor in my head registers the conflict). More than once I had my doubts about the movie quotes I was checking. To break the uncertainty on these in the series, I went to the DVD and verified them there. I guess I'm anal that way.

    Thanks, Elyse.

  7. 好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

  8. No, no, no! There will always be more great movie quotes. This series can and must go on!

  9. Very kind of you to say, Naomi. Who knows... perhaps, it'll be back. Thanks very much for your comments, my friend.

  10. Another great selection, but the Prizzi's Honor quote is sublime. My won current favourite is from Secrets And Lies, when Brenda Blethyn is telling her daughter how she "Turned a few heads in my day", to which daughter replies, "Turned a few stomachs more like".

  11. Great to hear from you again, Steve. Thank you for your kind words, as well. That is a fine quote you've contributed, too.

  12. Happy to see a lack of MONEY PIT quotes... ;) Hope the move is going well.

    (btw, I like robots)

  13. More renovation stuff, at the moment. Thanks, Rachel.

  14. Sorry for my tardiness. These are awesome. I can relate with the fuzzy lollipop! And the WHEN HARRY MET SALLY lines are priceless! Love it!