Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ten Things Tuesday- Memorable Movie Quotes

Some movies just stick with us, for whatever reason.

Maybe it has a lot of action.
Maybe it had a great story.
Possibly, it was just that hilarious.

In a lot of movies, there are pieces of dialogue that just stick out.
They are really funny
They have meaning and speak to me.

I am sure it is that way for all of us.

Some quotes just come back to me time and again.

This weeks Ten Things Tuesday is on the movie quotes that I really remember.

1. " Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they never stopped to think if they should."
   Jurassic Park
This is so true of so many things. A lot of people do because they can and never think of the consequences. Or they don't care what may happen.
Ian said it to John.

2 "Intellectuals, liberals, peacemongers, IDIOTS!"
    Mars Attacks
I love this movie. If you have never seen it, I highly recommend it. Martians invade and the governments keep trying to be their friends. Most of the people seem to have their heads up their asses.
The general said it because he was mad no one would listen.

3. "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."
     Batman Begins
Isn't that the truth? It isn't about your name, how much money you have, or what clothes you wear. It's about the way you chose to live.
Bruce said it to Rachel. He was paraphrasing something she had said to him earlier.

4. " POTATOES! You know potatoes? Fry 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew."
    Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
As to why I remember this phrase, I really don't know. I just do. If you don't remember- Sam said it to Gollum.

5." You're goin' down like a sweet muffin!"
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
This was a funny, funny movie. About a group of guys playing in a dodgeball tournament to pay off a loan.
White said this to Peter during the competition.

6. "If you're here and I'm here, doesn't that make it our time?"
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
So, the dude was a stoner. Isn't that actually true?
Spicoli said this to Mr. Hand in class one day.

7. "I do not think that word means what you think it means."
     The Princess Bride
Don't you just want to say that to people sometimes? I know I do.
Inigo said this to Vizzini because Vizzini kept saying things were "Inconceivable!"

8. " Now, get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx it and the band breaks up."
    The Wedding Singer
If you grew up in the 80s, you can definitely relate to this movie. But, my daughter loves it too so I'd say all around winner.
Robbie said this to Linda when she tried to get back together with him.

9. " When you grow up, your heart dies."
    The Breakfast Club
My mom always thought this was horrible, but in some ways it is true.
When you grow up, you aren't the same. You can't do things just because they are fun. You have responsibilities and to a teenager that can seem like you don't care about what they want.
Allison said this to the rest of the group.

10. " Life is a do over."
      City Slickers
 Life really sucks sometimes. Sometimes all you can do is start over.
Just because things have turned to crap doesn't mean they always will be that way.
Mitch said this to Phil after Phil majorly FUBARed his life.

So, what are some of your most memorable movie quotes?


  1. Some men just like to watch the world burn.
    -The Dark Knight
    The world needs ditch-diggers, too.
    Leave the gun, take the cannoli.
    -The Godfather

  2. I only recognized 2 of those quotes. The Wedding singer and princess bride. Love those movies

    I am always saying
    "Oh I put it away"
    The fairy godmother from Cindrella

    And "Oops I fell"
    From Austin powers

    Thats how I got my hunny to fall in love with me :)

  3. Al, Those are good ones. I don't know the one from The Godfather. I've seen it, I just don't remember that.

  4. Amber, Saturday night Kiddo and I watched The Princess Bride. She loves it like I do.
    Austin Powers- Awesome. I forgot about the fairy godmother saying that. :)

  5. Since you didn't ask......this was from Pete Clemenza after he (and another mobster) took (I think his name was Paulie) "for a ride." Evidently, Paulie had a role in the attempted assassination of Vito Corleone. Badda Bing Badda Boom (I know-a Sopranos quote, but it works), they shot Paulie in the back of the head. Clemenza asked that the cannoli he bought go home with him and that the gun be left in the car with Paulie's body.
    As far as Austin Powers, "This woman's a man, man."
    Too many groovy Austin Powers quotes to list.

  6. Al, There was a Paulie in Sopranos too so it works awesomely.
    Next time Honeyman goes to watch it, I'll have to pay more attention.

  7. You have a great list. I also loved The Wedding Singer. I also remember that line from LOTR.
    My favorite line from that movie is:

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

    "So do all who live in such times but that is not for them to decide. All they can do is decide what to do with the time that is given them." -Gandolf

    I'm paraphrasing, but I think I got it right. :)

  8. I don't know any of them , but the van Halen one was funny.

  9. Belle, I'm glad I am not the only one to know that quote. I've gotten odd looks over mentioning that before.
    That Gandolf quote is a great one.
    I think our house is due for a LOTR marathon one of these days. :)

    Alex, If you ever get a chance to watch The Wedding Singer, you should. It is a pretty fun movie.
    I hope you are feeling better.

  10. You sure do have a broad taste in movies. Nice list!

  11. Mohamed, Thanks. I always have a type to match my mood. :)

  12. " My birds head fell off" from dumb and dumber

  13. wheatgerm, :D I haven't seen that movie in years.


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