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Friday, July 14, 2006

Unforgettable Lines & a Contest

I watched Ghostbusters last night. I haven't seen that movie in ages and I forgot how funny it was...

I remember how cool the special effects in the movie seemed when it first came out. Now they look sooooooo hmmm.. cheesy? The wonders of digital effects?

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I love a well written line, whether it's in a movie or a book, or whatever.

Some memorable lines...

You can't handle the truth! A Few Good Men

You had me at Hello. Jerry Maguire

(I'm so disturbed that two of my fave lines are from Tom Cruise movies)

Return of the King is one of my fave movies and it's full of liners I love, but this is my fave.

Gimli: I never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf.
Legolas: How about side by side with a friend?
Gimlin: Aye. I could do that.

Tombstone...another good one. I'll admit, I loved almost every line from Doc Holiday in this one. Kilmer just made that role.

Evidently Mr. Ringo's an educated man. Now I really hate him.


There are soooo many good lines out there. Want to share some of your favorites?

* I got a pressie in the mail today...A big box of copies of Hunting the Hunter. And I wanna share... so everybody that participates in today's blog is going to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a signed copy. Just comment, share some of your favorite lines before Monday morning and you're entered. I'll draw TWO winners on Monday.


Anonymous said...

There are so many but here are some I like:

A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Here's Johnny!


Anonymous said...

Hi Shi,

Nice pic of the HTH display.

I guess my fav line was from Forrest Gump:

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.

Ann N

snowflake said...

From Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget: Wait a minute... nice boys don't kiss like that.
Mark Darcy: Oh, yes, they fucking do.

From Spiderman
Uncle Ben: Remember, with great power. comes great responsibility.

From Love Actually
Tony: You'll come back a broken man.
Colin: Yeah, back broken from too much sex.

Barbara-PF said...

I want the fairy tale--Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman

janat62 said...

From Steel Magnolias

"Come on, hit Weasa...the whole parrish has wanted to do it for years! You'll be helping out mankind!"

From Dirty Dancing:

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

From Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood:
"I'll knock you into the middle of next week"
response--"then I'll kick your ass on Thursday"

Amy S. said...

I want you to know that I was rooting for you. Know that.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Dirty Dancing

It's just a book. No harm ever came from reading a book.

The Mummy

LuAnn McLane said...

"Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."

"Go ahead, make my day."

Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Shi,

the LOTR quote that you mentioned is my absolute favorite!

Patty Lacey said...

I can never remember lines from movies, I always want to. My younger brother remembers everything, so I just tell him what movie I want a quote from and he can usually tell me what line I am thinking of.

Jennifer Y. said...

Hmm...I have many favorites...Ilove movies almost as much as books:

From Kindergarten Cop:
"It's not a tum-ahh."

From Shakespeare in Love:
Shakespeare: I have a new play.
Marlowe: What's it called?
Shakespeare: Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter.
Marlowe: What is the story?
Shakespeare: Well, there's this pirate... In truth I have not written a word.

Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious…and don't call me Shirley.

From Last of the Mohicans:
Duncan: "There is a war going on. How is it you are heading west?"
Hawkeye: "Well, we face to the north and, real subtle-like, turn left."

From The Princess Bride (many good ones in this movie):
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

From JAWS (it has been stuck in my head mostly because it is at the end of the show House):
That's some bad hat, Harry.

Janice Maynard said...

"My name in Inigo Montoya - You killed my father... Prepare to die!"
(Princess Bride)

"Stay close to the candles, the staircase is treacherous."
(Young Frankenstein)... and the candles were not lit... :)

Janice M.

Janice Maynard said...

Oh weird! Jannifer and I posted the exact same line at the exact same moment! Her post wasn't even visible when I started writing.


bamabelle said...

"I'll just use the liar liar pants on fire defense!"

"You can have roots and still have wings."

"Promise me you won't let go Rose. Never let go."

Warner- "You got in to Harvard?"
Elle- "What? Like it's hard."

Hugs, Zara

Cryna said...

There are so many:

I'm too old for this s***!
Lethal Weapon

Houston, we have a problem.
Apollo 13


ilona said...

I rarely watch TV or movies as I prefer to read but one quote that is a favourite is from 'The Last Starfighter'
Alex Rogan: So... how many Starfighters are left?
Grig: Including you? One.

Maureen said...

My husband and I always say this, especially to our kids:

"You're out of order! You're all out of order!" Al Pacino from And Justice for All

Tempest Knight said...

OMG! I just bought Ghostbusters on DVD at Wal-mart the other day. As I sat to watch it, I kept thinking what our new technology would go with that crazy ghost Slimmer.

A few good liners:

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." - Gone with the Wind

LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring

Frodo: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."

Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

"Life is like box full of chocolates." - Forrest Gump

"May the force be with you, always." - Star Wars: A New Hope

McCoy: "He's really not dead . . . as long as we remember him."

Kirk: "It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. It’s a far better resting place that I go to than I have ever known."
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Lois said...

My all time favorite --

"Luke, I am your father." Empire Strikes Back

"You were the chosen one!" Revenge of the Sith

"Skeptical? I've been called a lot of things, skeptical however, is not one of them." X-Files

"Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here" (duh!)


Joyce said...

I'll be back.

Lori said...

One of my all time favorite was

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner" from Dirty Dancing. Yeah, I know cheesy, but I loved it.

I absolutely loved Napolean Dynomite and there were so many lines that just made me laugh out loud, this was one of them.

Napolean Dynomite: can you bring my chapstick
Kip: no
Napolean: but my lips hurt real bad!
Kip: ask the nurse I know she has like 5 sticks
Napolean: I'm not using her's you sicko!!!!!

Those a just a couple...I seemed to draw a blank.

Anonymous said...

Say Anything with John Cusack and Ione Skye is one of my favorite movies. A couple memorable quotes from that film:

Lloyd Dobler: I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.

Lloyd Dobler: I got a question. If you guys know so much about women, how come you're here at like the Gas 'n' Sip on a Saturday night completely alone drinking beers with no women anywhere?

Joe: By choice, man.


Judy F said...

I'm the ghost with the most babe--Beetlejuice.

Also from Beetlejuice...Attention Kmart shoppers...

From the big easy...Chere your luck is about to change.

I feel the need the need for speed...Top gun

Those are some knockers--Young Frankenstein

Michelle B said...

Wow, great topic! I tend to forget some great lines in movies/TV shows that I like as I rarely write them down as I'm watching. And some of the lines I do remember are more funny than profound. I can say many of the lines along with the actors in Rush Hour 1 & 2 as well as in many Golden Girls episodes. Some of my faves I'd say are:

From Golden Girls (Sophia):
"I never understood why blessings wore disguises; if I was a blessing, I'd go around naked!"

From A Different World:
"Youth is the power to make choices."

From The Princess Diaries:
"The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."

From Six Degrees of Separation:
"How do we keep what happens to us; how do we fit it into life without turning it into an anecdote with no teeth and a punchline you'll mount over and over, years to come."

From Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl:
Will: "You cheated!"
Jack: "Pirate!"

Pardon if any of the wording isn't exact.

Pam G said...

Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"

The house servant in Gone With the Wind, "Ms Scarlett, I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies!"

That's all I can think of right now.

Pam G

Shiloh Walker said...

oh man... Last of the Mohicans... I haven't watched that in ages.

no matter how far, i will come for you excellent lines in that one

Cathie said...

Here's a favorite one of mine from "Gone With The Wind"
...'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.'

Cathie said...

One more from Gone With The Wind (notice I love this movie)
'As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.'

Cathie said...

I love these, Annie Sullivan said in the movie about Helen Keller called MIRACLE WORKER (notice I love the earlier movies)
'All's fair in love and war'


Stacy~ said...

Wow, these are some great ones!

Love the "Princess Bride":

"Ghostbusters": I've been slimed!

"You've Got Mail": I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.

"Bond. James Bond".

"Star Wars": May the Force be with you.

"Sixth Sense": I see dead people.

"Die Hard": YippeeKieYay, M-----F-----!"

from the t.v. show "Friends": How you doin'?

Shiloh Walker said...

you know... i can't believe i forgot one of the best lines of all time.

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

Jennifer Y. said...

Oooh...that is a good one Shi!

I just remembered some from Casablanca (which I saw again not too long ago):
"You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust."

"Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she had to walk into mine"

"Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time."

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Jaymi said...

I've got a couple.

E.T. phone home.

When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
I'm No Angel

I'll never leave.Not even if you kill me.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - series

Judy F said...

I'm not really bad I am just drawn that way. Jessica Rabbitt

Its' Alive Its Alive...Young Frankenstein

Smelly Cat--Friends

You had me at Hello--Jerry McGuire

Show Me the Money--Jerry McGuire

bamabelle said...

Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch): If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

Robert DeNiro (Travis): You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who do you think you're talking to?

Tim Robbins (Andy):(in letter to Red) Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

ann said...

lately all we watch are winnie the pooh dvds. my fave lines are by the gopher:
he was the dagblasted best rabbit friend i ever had, even if he was the only rabbir friend i've ever had.
whats gets blowed up, must get blowed down.
might be painful, but it could hurt alot too.

bamabelle said...

Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling): If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?
Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal): Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.

Noah- I could be fun, if you want. I could be pensive,, superstitious, brave? And I can be light on my feet. I could be whatever you want. You just tell me what you want, and I'm gonna be that for you.

Nonny said...

"There are no happy endings, because nothing ever ends." The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle.

"Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh, and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions. It doesn't matter where we come from, what we've done or suffered, or even if we make a difference. We live as though the world was what it should be, to show it what it can be." Angel, Season 4, episode "Deep Down"

Kelly said...

There are so many to choose from!

Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
Dirty Dancing

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Strictly Ballroom

I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
Notting Hill

Elizabeth Swann: There will come a moment when you have the chance to do the right thing.
Jack Sparrow: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

This last one is probably my new, absolute favorite. :-)

Judy F said...

***This are from Alane it won't let her post. JudyF

"Have fun storming the castle!"

"Where do these stairs go?"
"They go up."

I know there are lots more, too, but I figured 2 was enough. LOL

CrystalG said...

Dirty Dancing-"Nobody puts Baby in the Corner."
G.I. Jane- "Suck my dick, Master Chief."

Lori said...

My daughter's boyfriend and my husband's favorite movie line is
"Say hello to my little friend." from Scarface.
Not my favorite,but they love it and so does my brother now that I think about it.

Erin the Innocent said...

~Princess Bride

You know, I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now, evidently, my cycloptic colleague informs me that that can't be done. Can you remind me what I pay you people for? Honestly, throw me a bone here!
~Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

We're on a mission from God!
~The Blues Brothers

Shiloh Walker said...

you know... The Princess Bride apparently is a popular one.

Shiloh Walker said...

ooh ohh oh! I forgot one.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen... Captain Nemo.

I walk a different path

Jennifer Y. said...

Oooh good one Shi! I just watched LOEG again the other night!

Jodi said...

I've been out of town, but thought I'd go ahead and post.

Tombstone: "I'm your huckleberry."

The Wizard of Oz: "We're not in Kansas anymore."

Forrest Gump: "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Plus some of those already posted.

kim said...

i like you, just the way you are from briget jones