December 13, 2005

What's your favorite movie quote?

Q. Shenaynay

Hard to choose -- for me, I think might be a three-way tie.

~ from My Man Godfrey, 1936:
"All you need to start an insane asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people."

~ Cary Grant to Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby, 1938:
"Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because after all, in moments of quiet I'm strangely drawn toward you... but, well, there haven't been any quiet moments."

~ Clifford the Dreadlock Rasta Muppet dude, in Muppets From Space:
"Oooooooh -- Shenaynay!!!"

And YOU?


Great Scot said...

"What! There is gambling going on here?" - Capt. Renault, Casablanca

van Danne said...
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Androphenese said...

"I'm having chicken noodle soup with Alma!" -The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

Certainly this is the not the favorite quote of mine of all time of all movies period, but can I really have an absolute favorite?

X said...

"It's called a LANCE, HELLO!"
A Knights Tale

Laura Kathryn said...

"Whasa wrong Wacky?"
When said with the right twist and accent it can be adapted to many occasions as a very useful question.

Laura Kathryn said...

BTW -Above quote by Chico to Harpo Marx in "The Big Store."

fa-so-la-la said...

Weeeell..... I agree with Andrew-- one can never have an absolute favorite. BUT. If backed against a wall and forced to quote a movie, the first thing out of my mouth would either be the on from My Man Godfrey, Bringing Up Baby, or this gem from The Philadelphia Story, delivered by Katharine Hepburn when rather tipsy--

"There was once a Chinaman who drowned trying to kiss the reflection of the moon in the river. He was drunk.

::long pause::

But he wrote beautiful poetry..."

Also, several choice lines from Enchanted April. For instance, the number one best way to stop a conversation heading in the wrong direction:

"Cuckoos. :Pause: I'm sorry, I was just thinking about cuckoos for some reason."

And, seriously--

"It's a good thing to get on with your loving, and not to waste time."

HowGreatADebtor said...

From George Clooney's character in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?:

It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.

Larry said...

Jack Black's character in School of Rock:
He is instructing a young girl who plays cello on how to play the bass guitar. The instructions are , "Hold it like this. Tip it to the left and CELLO-O you've got a BASS!"

van Danne said...

oh my goodness this is impossible. favorite? I don't think I could pick 10 favorites.

van Danne said...

i should offer an apology. i might... might come up with five favorites if I thought about it long enough, but we're talking like an hour. i can't do it cap'n. i don't have the power.

DrSmyth said...

all the pixar moives

and i used to be able to quote toy story all the way through.

Leslie Noelani Laurio said...

We're all sort of stuck on one from the Narnia movie - "He's a beaver! He isn't supposed to be saying *anything*!

And I like the one where Peter asks, "Mrs. Macready?" and she says, "Fraid so."

Laura Kathryn said...

The best movie to quote EVER (and I think those who have seen it will agreee) is You've Got Mail.
It has a quote for every occasion.

"Don't cry, Shopgirl. Don't cry."
"A HOTDOG is singing. You need quiet while a hotdog is singing?"
"I have a very thirsty date - she's part camel."
"You are a lone reed, standing tall, waving boldly in the corrupt sands of commerce."
"They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?"
"I like Patricia. I *love* Patricia. Patricia makes COFFEE nervous."
"Hello it's Mr. Nasty. "
"Hey, you wanna bump into me on say, Saturday around lunch time?"

(That one or The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. "You're C of C, you're okay. You're C of C, you're okay. You're not C of C, but you're okay!")

Elvis said...

Corn, corn, corn, nothin but corn.

Second Hand Lions

Owl of the Desert said...

I can't say it's my favorite, but it came to me today...

"Your most valuable possession in the galaxy is your towel."
-The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy bout...

"Here's lookin' at you, kid."
-Casablanca (There are so many great quotes in this one movie!)

Now that I'm thinking about them...I could just keep going...

"Well, I bet that's the first engagement that ever started with a spanking!"

Goodness....there truly are just so many... :-)

rachel tsunami said...

From Ben Hur: But you have to say it like Charleton Heston. with furrowed brow and piercing stare.

"Don't disappoint me Masala."

van Danne said...

or how about, "what is your name, forty-one?"

Mama Squirrel said...

From The Third Man:

Calloway: Next time we'll have a foolproof coffin.

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite, but a good one is from "Elizabethtown." Claire says to Drew: "You keep trying to break up with me, and we're not even together." Drew replies: "We're not??"

Anonymous said...

"Is Yo name's mammy"?
-from Holiday Inn

Androphenese said...
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Androphenese said...

"Global Challenge is stupid." -The Times and Trials In a Day of Andrew Beauchamp's Life

Becca said...

Indeed, it is impossible to choose just I won't.

"Wow! I tell ya what...Wow!" -Bartok from Anastasia

"My dog is dead! My dog is dead." Bill Murray from The Man Who Knew Too Little

(mulfarious me stole all the good ones from You've Got Mail) :o)

"These mashed potatoes are so creamy. Mary mashed them." Midge Callahan from While You Were Sleeping

oh dear....i could go on forever.

"That would be... harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.....Oh! and world peace." Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality.

i'm going to have to force myself to stop now.

Mama Squirrel said...

(I couldn't stand it, I had to add another one.)

The Muppet Movie:
Fozzie: Oh, I'm so nervous. If this movie's no good, I won't be able to live with myself.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew: Well, then you'll have to get another apartment.

Mama Squirrel said...

Check these ones out too, they're really funny.

Life is better in the South said...

"More isn't always better-
Sometimes it's just, more."
~Sabrina (the 2nd one)

I have a ton of Fave's but that's the only one I could think of!

Setiago said...

This may not make sense to some, but there are many excellent quotes from Santa Fe Trail. One of my favorite is when John Brown said, "I have nothing personal against you men, but I will deal harshly with any interference."

The other is when Jefferson Davis asked George Custer (Ronald Reagan), "Wasn't there also a Stuart?" Custer replies (after bragging to a ladyfriend about all of his daring exploits that he singlehandedly performed, "Uh, he was around." You have to see the movie to appreciate it.