20 July 2006

Favorite movie quotes

So, I was thinking the other day that the best movies to quote are not necessarily the best movies to watch, though you should never generalize.

But my point is what are your favorite movie quotes? Go ahead and post some in the comments, if you like. No fair cheating and looking up the accurate version on the internet—just give it to me straight from your head.

I like the Monty Python movies, myself. OK, I really just like The Holy Grail. I sort of like a couple of others, and I do like the Flying Circus TV series, but it is mostly the Holy Grail.

Some of my favorite lines:

"Oh, Lord, bless this thy Hand Grenade, that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy."

"I soiled my armor I was so scared!" "I did it again!"

"Some call me...Tim?"

Arthur: "Look you stupid B*****d, you've got no arms left!"
Black Knight: "Yes I have!"
A: "Look!"
BK: "It's just a flesh wound."

"Message for you, sir!"

And of course the classic,
"This is supposed to be a 'appy occasion! Let's not bicker and argue about 'oo killed 'oo."

There are dozens of others as well, but I don't want to spend this whole entry on that movie when there are so many other movies to quote from.

The Princess Bride

"You have fallen for one of the classic blunders of all time! The first is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but the second and only slightly less well-known is, 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!' HA HA HA"--thunk.

"No more rhymes now--I mean it!
Anybody want a peanut?"

Inigo: "I confess, you are better than I am."
Man in Black: "Then, why are you smiling?"
I: "Because I know something you do not."
MiB: "Oh? And what is that?"
I: "I am not left-handed."

MiB: "There is something you should know."
I: "What is it?"
MiB: "I'm not left-handed either."

(Yes, I know that Westley is the man in black, but you didn't know it at that time. OK, you did, but no one in the movie did, and that’s what is important.)

"As it happens, he's only 'mostly dead.' Mostly dead means partly alive. Partly alive we can work with."

"I'm not a witch, I’m your wife!"

"Have fun storming the castle!" (This was the farewell of choice any time one of my buddies left for guard or convoy duty while in Afghanistan.)

"Let me explain--no, there is too much--I will sum up."

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

"I want my father back, you son of a b***h!"

Undercover Blues

Muerte: “My nem iss Muerte!”
Jeff: “Pleased to meet you, Morty.”

“Look, don’t call here again, unless you’re ready to have, like, a serious conversation, OK?”

Jane: “I love you very much.”
Jeff: “You really do?”
Jane: “More and more and more every day.”
Jeff: “You know what’s funny? That’s exactly how I feel about you.”

And so many more!

Galaxy Quest

“Did any of you ever watch the show?”

“Never give up! Never Surrender!”

Brandon: “Look I’m not a total space case, you know? I know it’s just a show, and you’re just actors, and all that—
Jason: “It’s all real!”
Brandon: “I knew it!”

“Well, s**** that! I’m not going! This episode was badly written!”

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

So, what about it? Like I said, some of the best movies to quote from are not the best movies to watch. You have to watch them occasionally, if only to refresh your memory. All of the above quotes were done from my own memory, I promise, so any mistakes were the mistakes of me, not the movies.

C,mon, do it!