15 May 2010

More Movie Quotes? Yup! I've Got a Bad Case of FQF

It seems I can't get enough of my favorite film quotes of which there are many. So sue me. I first provided a list of my 20 favorite film quotes from men back in November. That was followed the next day by 20 favorites from women. Less than a fortnight ago I offered 20 more from men and again came back with 20 from females a day later. Evidently I've got film quote fever (familiarly known as FQF). There is no known cure. This may be due to the fact that no one suffering FQF has any desire to have it go away.

This time I've got...I don't know I lost count...quotes and it's co-ed -- men and women mixed. Please enjoy.

You know, I never feel comfortable on these sort of things. Victims? Don't be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax - the only way you can save money nowadays. - Orson Welles as Harry Lime The Third Man (1949).

Well, there's the trap door, the humidor, and the cuspidor. How many doors would you like? - Ginger Rogers as Jean Maitland in Stage Door (1937).

I don't gripe to you, Reiben. I'm a captain. There's a chain of command. Gripes go up, not down. Always up. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer, so on, so on, and so on. I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that as a Ranger. - Tom Hanks as Capt. Miller  in Saving Private Ryan (1998).

Now, get this, you double-crossing chimpanzee: There ain't going to be any interview and there ain't going to be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up. If I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I'm gonna walk right up to you and hammer on that monkeyed skull of yours 'til it rings like a Chinese gong! - Rosalind Russell as Hildy in His Girl Friday (1942).

Maybe there ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue, they's just what people does. Some things folks do is nice and some ain't so nice, and that's all any man's got a right to say. - John Carradine as Casy in Grapes of Wrath (1940).

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent. - Robert De Niro as Lorenzo in A Bronx Tale (1993).

You know if someone came in here, they wouldn't believe what they'd see? You and me with long faces plunged into despair because we find out a man didn't kill his wife. We're two of the most frightening ghouls I've ever known. - Grace Kelly as Lisa Carol Fremont in Rear Window (1954).

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too. - James Stewart as Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).

You belong to that unfortunate category that I would call the "Park Avenue brat". A spoiled child who's grown up in ease and luxury... who's always had her own way... and who's misdirected energies are so childish that they hardly deserve the comment, even of a butler on his off Thursday. - William Powell as Godfrey in My Man Godfrey (1936).

Goddamn, that's great. So old Elaine Robinson got started in a Ford. - Dustin Hoffman as Ben Braddock in The Graduate (1967).

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces! - Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950).

After living with you for the last six months, I'm turning into one of your scripts. Well, this is not a script, Diana. There's some real, actual life going on here. - WIlliam Holden as Max Schumacher in Network (1976).

To a new world of gods and monsters! - Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Pretorius in Bride of Franeknstein (1935).

Lose it? I didn't lose it. It's not like, "Whoops! Where'd my job go?" I QUIT. Someone pass me the asparagus. -Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999).

Sherry, the next time you do NOT want to see anybody, just let me know, and I'll usher them right in. - Bette Davis as Maggie Cutlerin The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942).

Why don't you go home to your wife? I'll tell you what, I'll go home to your wife, and outside of the improvement she'll never know the difference. - Groucho Marx as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff in Horsefeathers (1932).

And Nietzsche, with his theory of eternal recurrence. He said that the life we lived we're gonna live over again the exact same way for eternity. Great. That means I'll have to sit through the Ice Capades again. - Woody Allen as Mickey in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).

We didn't exactly believe your story, Miss O'Shaughnessy. We believed your 200 dollars. I mean, you paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it all right. - Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941).

A homosexual with power... that's scary. - Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk (2008).

Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. - Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999).

Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere. - Kim Novak as Judy Barton in Vertigo (1958).

What is the law? It's a gun pointed at somebody's head. All depends upon which end of the gun you stand, whether the law is just or not. - Cary Grant as Leopold Dilg in Talk of the Town (1942).

The trouble with kids is they always figure they're smarter than their parents - never stop to think if their old man could get by for 50 years and feed 'em and clothe 'em - he maybe had something up here to get by with - things that seem like brain twisters to you might be very simple for him. - William Demarest as Constable Kockenlocker in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944).

Outside, countess. As long as they've got sidewalks YOU'VE got a job. - Joan Blondell as Joan Prescott in Footlight Parade (1933).

Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today. - Bill Murray as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day (1993).

What would I say to a hamburger? Boy. I'd take Mr. Hamburger by the hand and say, "Pal, I haven't seen you for a long, long time." - Paul Muni as James Allen in I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1933).

Well, here I am, anonymous all right. With guys nobody really cares about. They come from the end of the line, most of 'em. Small towns you never heard of: Pulaski, Tennessee; Brandon, Mississippi; Pork Van, Utah; Wampum, Pennsylvania. Two years' high school's about it, maybe if they're lucky a job waiting for them back at a factory, but most of 'em got nothing. They're poor, they're the unwanted, yet they're fighting for our society and our freedom. It's weird, isn't it? They're the bottom of the barrel and they know it. Maybe that's why they call themselves grunts, cause a grunt can take it, can take anything. They're the best I've ever seen, Grandma. The heart & soul. - Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor in Platoon (1986).

My brother beat me. My sister beat my brother. My father beat my sister and my brother and me. My mother beat my father and my sister and me and my brother. The neighbors beat our family. The people down the block beat the neighbors and our family. - Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig in Zelig (1983).

I changed my life today, what did you do? - Paul Newman as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982).

It's becoming ridiculous the way you grab attention. Whenever I start to tell a story, you finish it. If I go on a diet, you lose the weight. If I have a cold, you cough. And if we should ever have a baby, I'm not so sure I'd be the mother. - Carole Lombard as Maria Tura in To Be or Not to Be (1942).

God gives us heartache and the devil gives us whiskey. - Edward G. Robinson as Joseph Randall in Five Star Final (1931).

The Uncertainty Principle. It proves we can't ever really know... what's going on. So it shouldn't bother you. Not being able to figure anything out. Although you will be responsible for this on the mid-term. - Michael Stuhlbarg as Larry Gopnik in A Serious Man (2009).

1 comment:

Jess said...

My favorite quote from American Beauty has always been, "I finally got the car I always wanted. A 1970 Pontiac GTO. I rule." (I'm sure I have the actual car wrong, but I love watching him say it).