OT: Favorite Movie Quotes

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on March 7th, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Since there is absolutely nothing happening on the board today, and voting is down following the MGoOutage, let's talk about movies.  Specifically, your favorite movie quotes.

Could be one liners or entire monologues.

As for me, I pretty much know every line in Caddyshack by heart, and Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate is another favorite.  Also Pacino in about 50 other movies.




Cosmic Blue

March 7th, 2016 at 10:45 AM ^

from Samuel L Jackson's character in Jurassic Park. I say this while driving all the time

Not a movie, but anything mildly resembling a Mitch Hedberg joke will get me to quote him

The Mad Hatter

March 7th, 2016 at 10:53 AM ^

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual.

It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.

Christy, take off your robe.

Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.

Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole.

Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds.

Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it.

But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.


March 7th, 2016 at 10:55 AM ^

1. Q. How old are you McLovin?  A. Old enough...... to party.  (Superbad)

2. A person can love completely without complete understanding.  (A River Runs Through It)

3. Q.  Are these Zebras going to black or white?  A. As far as I know, zebras are black and white.  (Friday Night Lights)

4.  You know Monty, it's Doyle's Law. / Doyle's law?  Don't you mean Murphy? / Who is Murphy? / Who is Murphy, who the F is Doyle?!? (25th Hour)

5.  You're out Tom.  (The Godfather)

And many, many others



March 7th, 2016 at 11:08 AM ^

"We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is the answer we really need." Tyler Durden, "Fight Club"

"You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill." Col. Kurtz, "Apocalypse Now"

"I always liked to hear about the old timers. Never missed a chance to do so. You can't help but compare yourself against the old timers. Can't help but wonder how they would have operated these times. There was this boy I sent to the 'lectric chair at Huntsville Hill here a while back. My arrest and my testimony. He killt a fourteen-year-old girl. Papers said it was a crime of passion but he told me there wasn't any passion to it. Told me that he'd been planning to kill somebody for about as long as he could remember. Said that if they turned him out he'd do it again. Said he knew he was going to hell. Be there in about fifteen minutes. I don't know what to make of that. I sure don't. The crime you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not that I'm afraid of it. I always knew you had to be willing to die to even do this job. But, I don't want to push my chips forward and go out and meet something I don't understand. A man would have to put his soul at hazard. He'd have to say, "O.K., I'll be part of this world."" Sheriff Tom Bell, "No Country for Old Men"

yossarians tree

March 7th, 2016 at 11:56 AM ^

Cormac McCarthy is the greatest living American writer IMO. And "No Country" is my favorite book of his. And the Sheriff Tom Bell soliloquies in it are pure joy. Just perfectly distilled, grizzled, American poetic philosophy.


March 7th, 2016 at 12:46 PM ^

The Road is better, by just a little bit.  I have never read anything that hit me harder than then The Road.  I was just learning how to be a father (or how to try to be one) and that book really through me for a loop.  Had to put it down a couple of times.


March 7th, 2016 at 12:46 PM ^

The Road is definitely better. I had the same reaction. That book can haunt you for a while if you are a new father. I pushed through it becasue it was so good but damn.


March 7th, 2016 at 1:21 PM ^

but saw the movie.  I have to imagine the book is somewhat similar. If so, I couln't imagine reading it.  The Road has to be one of the most depressing, scary, and overall just sad movies I have ever watched. Not even really redemption in the end. Just more of the same horribleness.  Anyone who thinks post apocalyptic would be kind of cool, needs to watch that and they will never think of it again. 


March 7th, 2016 at 1:47 PM ^

is worth watching but the book really is a completely different experience.  I am never "book is better than movie" guy and I am not passing that judgment here (because I really just cannot stand that take in general), but The Road really cannot be adequately adapted to a film, there is too much there.  I will say that Charize Theron did an absolutely remarkable job with her role in the movie in like 5 minutes of screen time.  Robert Duvall never hurts either.


March 7th, 2016 at 4:01 PM ^

I think that turning good books into good movies is tough.  There are very few books I can think of where I liked the movie better. I actually liked the Lord of rings movies better than thr books, which is probably blasphemy. I just had a a really hard time understanding who was what in the books. I really enjoyed the Game of Thrones books and have heard that the series holds its own. I loved Ender's game (read the book probably 20 times) and thought the movie didn't do it justice.

Mybe i will try The Road as a books, but will never again watch the movie or suggest it to anyone. It was just a little too real for a post apocolyptic world, if that makes any sense. 


March 7th, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

you ask me, that is where the movie got it wrong.  Chigurh was supposed to be representative of essentially the moral decline of traditional American values.  His character was never intended to be a larger than life "Terminator" like creation.  By making him essentially cartoonish, the movie was never able to explore exactly what his existence meant and what he represented to Bell.  I could go on at length but I shouldn't because I doubt anybody cares, I just thought that the Coen brothers were the wrong folk to adapt that book.