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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Movie Quotes (#257-343)
We're getting close to the unveiling of AFI's 100 greatest movie quotes. The list will be revealed in a 3-hour television event on June 21. Of course, it's a very subjective selection process and I don't plan on leaving it up to their panel to tell me which are the best quotes in movie history. Here are numbers 257-343 from their list of candidates. I'll let you know later what I think of them.
  • I cannot stand little notes on my pillow! "We are all out of cornflakes, F.U." It took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Unger. - Walter Matthau (THE ODD COUPLE)
  • The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea. - George Burns (OH, GOD!)
  • Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go! - Katharine Hepburn (ON GOLDEN POND)
  • Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons! They're welcoming us back. - Katharine Hepburn (ON GOLDEN POND)
  • You don't understand! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. - Marlon Brando (ON THE WATERFRONT)
  • I had a farm in Africa. - Meryl Streep (voice) (OUT OF AFRICA)
  • You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it. - Robert Mitchum (OUT OF THE PAST)
  • I think we deserve a break. - Jane Greer
    We deserve each other. - Robert Mitchum (OUT OF THE PAST)
  • Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy. - Clint Eastwood (THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES)
  • Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed. - Rudy Vallee (THE PALM BEACH STORY)
  • Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice. - Spencer Tracy (PAT AND MIKE)
  • Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. - George C. Scott (PATTON)
  • I know you are, but what am I? - Paul Reubens (PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE)
  • You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts. - James Stewart (THE PHILADELPHIA STORY)
  • Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition. - Doris Day (PILLOW TALK)
  • Does your dog bite? - Peter Sellers (THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN)
  • A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face. - Evelyn Venable (voice) (PINOCCHIO)
  • I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you before I saw you. - Montgomery Clift (A PLACE IN THE SUN)
  • Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! - Charlton Heston (PLANET OF THE APES)
  • They're here! - Heather O'Rourke (POLTERGEIST)
  • Never give a sucker an even break. - W. C. Fields (POPPY)
  • With my brains and your looks, we could go places. - John Garfield (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE)
  • I want the fairy tale. - Julia Roberts (PRETTY WOMAN)
  • Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. - Gary Cooper (THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES)
  • Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die! - Mandy Patinkin (THE PRINCESS BRIDE)
  • I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms. - Goldie Hawn (PRIVATE BENJAMIN)
  • Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer. - Kenneth Mars (THE PRODUCERS)
  • A boy's best friend is his mother. - Anthony Perkins (PSYCHO)
  • We all go a little mad sometimes. - Anthony Perkins (PSYCHO)
  • I ain't so tough. - James Cagney (THE PUBLIC ENEMY)
  • Bring out the Gimp. - Peter Greene (PULP FICTION)
  • They call it a "Royale with Cheese." - John Travolta (PULP FICTION)
  • Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes? - Harrison Ford (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK)
  • I'm an excellent driver. - Dustin Hoffman (RAIN MAN)
  • I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got. - Nicolas Cage (RAISING ARIZONA)
  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. - Joan Fontaine (voice) (REBECCA)
  • You're tearing me apart! - James Dean (REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE)
  • There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun -- a Swiss watch and a woman from anywhere. - John Ireland (RED RIVER)
  • Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite? - Michael Madsen (RESERVOIR DOGS)
  • Sometimes you gotta say, "What the f***." - Curtis Armstrong (RISKY BUSINESS)
  • Yo, Adrian! - Sylvester Stallone (ROCKY)
  • This isn't a dream! This is really happening! - Mia Farrow (ROSEMARY'S BABY)
  • Earn this. - Tom Hanks (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)
  • I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen. - John Cusack (SAY ANYTHING...)
  • Say "hello" to my little friend! - Al Pacino (SCARFACE)
  • Hoo-ah! - Al Pacino (SCENT OF A WOMAN)
  • The list is an absolute good. The list is life. - Ben Kingsley (SCHINDLER'S LIST)
  • Do you like scary movies? - Roger L. Jackson (voice) (SCREAM)
  • Let's go home, Debbie. - John Wayne (THE SEARCHERS)
  • Shane! Shane! Come back! - Brandon De Wilde (SHANE)
  • It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily. - Marlene Dietrich (SHANGHAI EXPRESS)
  • Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'. - Tim Robbins (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION)
  • Why don't you come up sometime and see me? - Mae West (SHE DONE HIM WRONG)
  • Never apologize and never explain, it's a sign of weakness. - John Wayne (SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON)
  • Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-babybaby. Please! - Spike Lee (SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT)
  • Here's Johnny! - Jack Nicholson (THE SHINING)
  • A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. - Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)
  • I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. - Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)
  • Non! - Marcel Marceau (SILENT MOVIE)
  • What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge! Put together! - Jean Hagen (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN)
  • I see dead people. - Haley Joel Osment (THE SIXTH SENSE)
  • It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years. - Diane Keaton
    Two hundred and four, if you count my marriage. - Woody Allen (SLEEPER)
  • Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? - Lucille La Verne (voice) (SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS)
  • Look at that! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex! - Jack Lemmon (SOME LIKE IT HOT)
  • Well, nobody's perfect. - Joe E. Brown (SOME LIKE IT HOT)
  • Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into! - Oliver Hardy (SONS OF THE DESERT)
  • Soylent Green is people! - Charlton Heston (SOYLENT GREEN)
  • I'm Spartacus! I'm Spartacus! - Tony Curtis, Ensemble (SPARTACUS)
  • The calla lilies are in bloom again. - Katharine Hepburn (STAGE DOOR)
  • Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway. - Otto Preminger (STALAG 17)
  • Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine. - Judy Garland (A STAR IS BORN)
  • May the Force be with you. - Harrison Ford (STAR WARS)
  • Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. - Carrie Fisher (STAR WARS)
  • I am your father. - David Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice) (STAR WARS V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)
  • Do, or do not. There is no try. - Frank Oz (STAR WARS V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)
  • Stella! Hey, Stella! - Marlon Brando (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE)
  • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. - Vivien Leigh (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE)
  • Go ahead, make my day. - Clint Eastwood (SUDDEN IMPACT)
  • There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan. Boy! - Joel McCrea (SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS)
  • I am big! It's the pictures that got small. - Gloria Swanson (SUNSET BLVD.)
  • We didn't need dialogue. We had faces. - Gloria Swanson (SUNSET BLVD.)
  • All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. - Gloria Swanson (SUNSET BLVD.)
  • Can you dig it? - Ron O'Neal (SUPERFLY)
  • I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the American way. - Christopher Reeve (SUPERMAN)
  • Match me, Sidney. - Burt Lancaster (SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS)
  • You're so money, and you don't even know it. - Vince Vaughn (SWINGERS)
  • Vegas, baby. - Vince Vaughn (SWINGERS)

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