OT: Movie Lines (Used in Everyday Conversation)

Submitted by DoctorDave on January 16th, 2010 at 6:02 PM

The ability with which those who frequent this forum quote movie and TV shows in the course of a conversation is impressive. What are some of your favorite quotes and what show are they from? My Top 10 are (in the form I use them, not necessarily verbatim):

1. Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria! (Ghost Busters).
2. Sometimes irony can be pretty ironic (Airplane 2).
3. So, you’re saying there’s a chance? (Dumb & Dumber).
4. I’ll retire to Bedlam (Scrooge, 1951).
5. Learn to live with disappointment (Princess Bride).
6. Conan, when asked what is good in life: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women (Conan the Barbarian).
7. There is no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness (Kung Fu Panda).
8. A man’s gotta know his limitations (Dirty Harry).
9. And so, without further eloquence... (Quiet Man).
10. And that’s...bad? (Emperor’s New Groove)


11. Squirrel! (Up)

Feel free to offer your most-used lines.



January 16th, 2010 at 6:14 PM ^

1. "If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now." (Christmas Vacation)

2. "So I got that goin' for me, which is nice." (Caddyshack)

3. "As far as you know." (Fletch)

I must really like Chevy Chase

Eck Sentrik

January 16th, 2010 at 6:19 PM ^

She. Ruined. Everything. - Fight Club

You gonna do something, or just stand there and bleed? - Tombstone

Run! He's got a towel! - The Hitchhikers Guide

Royal with cheese. - Pulp Fiction

I'll alert the media - Aurthur

That's a big Twinkie - Ghost Busters

The pen is rrrroyal blue! - Liar Liar

We landed on the moon! - Dumb and Dumber

Virtually anything ever said in all Monty Python movies.

Eck Sentrik

January 16th, 2010 at 6:24 PM ^

Kevin Smiths movies are a treasure of lines that can be used (in the right circumstances).

"I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie, and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that f*****-up bar" - Dogma


January 16th, 2010 at 6:30 PM ^

except that they don't get the Ferris Bueller's Day Off reference

Bueller....Bueller....Bueller - Obvs

Do, or do not. There is no try. Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

I Bleed Maize N Blue

January 16th, 2010 at 6:34 PM ^

Actually, that's from Magnum Force.

"Marvelous." (Enforcer)
"Swell." "Go ahead, make my day." (Sudden Impact)

"Fascinating." Spock, numerous times.

"Beam me up, Scotty." Sometimes followed by "There's no intelligent life down here." (Did Kirk ever actually say that?)

"I'll be bäck." Ahnold, numerous times.

"Inconceivable!" (Princess Bride)

"... and stop calling me Shirley." (Airplane)

"Holy ____, Batman!"

"Don't Panic!" (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - the book, natch)
"It's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike ___"
"... went out to lunch and never came back."
"I'm so depressed."

I'm sure I'll think of others later.


January 16th, 2010 at 7:40 PM ^

Perhaps it identifies me as the father of teenage children (whom I try to raise in a quasi-PG way) that the most oft-quoted movies which have stood the test of time are "Princess Bride" and "The Emperor's New Groove". Right behind are "Nacho Libre" and "Napoleon Dynamite."

From PB:

• To someone getting ready to engage in a competitive or difficult activity: Have fun storming the __________ (fill in the blank). Think it’ll work? It’ll take a miracle!
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
• Whenever someone botches a job: You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is “never get involved in a land war in Asia.” But only slightly less well known is this:____________” (fill in the blank).

From ENG:

No touchy!
Why do we even have that lever?
You threw off my groove!
• Whenever someone is looking a little…unkempt, shall we say: Let me guess, you have a great personality?


January 16th, 2010 at 6:36 PM ^

I'm no fan of Alec Baldwin, but after his character, completely in the bag and in the company of an underage girl (his standard MO), got in a single-vehicle accident while filming in a small town, he uttered an absolute classic:

"well. . .THAT happened. . ."


January 16th, 2010 at 7:43 PM ^

There is a whole treasure trove of lines just in a 5-min cameo by Alec Baldwin alone:

1) "Coffee's for closers."
2) "First place, new car. Second place, steak knives. Third place, you're fired."
3) "You know what it takes to succeed in this business? Brass Balls (spoken while holding an actual set of brass balls)."


January 16th, 2010 at 7:23 PM ^

I don't have an original thought in my head. All my comments are movie quotes. At this point, I think I believe I was in them.

Beyond many great ones here that have already been mentioned, I've milked the Airplane "I picked a bad day to give up..." thing ad nauseam. But then, it's been that kinda season.

A fav not mentioned, anytime you get into a little bit of cash...

"I saw my pimp today" -Fletch.

Ok, if I thought about it for awhile, I'd probably come up with a hundred. Because really, I'm a cipher defined by movies.

Chester Copperpot

January 16th, 2010 at 7:30 PM ^

"Now THAT is a tasty burger!" (Pulp Fiction)

"Obviously you're not a golfer." (Big Lebowski)

"What, like the back of a Volkswagen?" (Mallrats)

"Our little boy's all growns up!" (Swingers)

"Big gulps, huh? Well, see ya later." (Dumb & Dumber)


January 16th, 2010 at 7:40 PM ^

merman...MERMAN!!! (Zoolander)

What is up wit it vanilla face. (Borat)

Nobody makes me bleed my own blood! Nobody! (Dodgeball)

AHHH Nipplef*ck!!! (40 year old virgin)

Oh, and this....

Hoken's Heroes

January 16th, 2010 at 7:55 PM ^

From Full Metal Jacket

What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?

Dirty Harry:

Callahan: I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?

this is also a classic



January 16th, 2010 at 7:56 PM ^

A favorite of mine from Friday, that I probably still use too much on a daily basis.

Full Metal Jacket is loaded with them; a few others that haven't been mentioned:

"Were you born a fat, slimy, scumbag puke piece of shit, or did you have to work on it?"

"Me loves you long time"

Q: "How can you kill women & children?"
A: "Easy. You just don't lead them so much."

"It's all one big shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite."


January 22nd, 2010 at 9:17 AM ^

I always tell the truth...even when I lie! but really the entire monologue is pretty phenomenal.

"What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of [effin' casseroles]. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be. You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your [stumpy] fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way! "

I Bleed Maize N Blue

January 16th, 2010 at 8:10 PM ^

"Oh, a wiseguy, eh?" (Three Stooges)
"Spread out!"
"Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk."

"I'm getting too old for this shit." (various)

"Be the ball." (Caddyshack)

"Use the force, Luke." (Star Wars)
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
"It looks like a small moon."

"Missed it by that much." (Get Smart - the TV show)
"Sorry about that, chief."
"Would you believe ____?"

"Was it over when the German bombed Pearl Harbor?" (Animal House)
"on double secret probation."
"Seven years of college down the drain."
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

Tim Waymen

January 16th, 2010 at 8:18 PM ^

One of my favorites is from Predator when Ahnold goes, "Come on! Do it! I'm right he-ah! KILL ME! Do it NOW!" It's not really a one-liner or something I use in everyday speech. It's just that I do a pretty good imitation of it and I crack myself up.

"Plastics" from the Graduate, whenever someone's trying to figure out to do with his/her life. Yeah, I'm an old man who tells bad jokes.

Road Trip: "Austin? Austin, Massachusetts?"

A bunch from Zoolander:
"Cool story, Hansel!"
"But why male models?"
"Why you been actin' so messed up toward me?"
The bulimia scene before the orgy. Fat kid? "Eww!" Bulimia? "You could read minds??"

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Pretty much the whole scene in the beginning when Peter goes to bar with his stepbrother as his wingman.
"This place smells like stripper's perfume"
"I don't need to put a P in a V, I need to B my L on some T's." (yeah pretty gross, but hilarious)
"Dracula musical!!!" - instead of "Play Stairway!"

"And then it was exactly 23 months later that I found out she was an actual whore."
"Never meet a woman at a bar." Men, these are tried and true words that I actually use a lot when talking about how I'll find the future Mrs. Waymen.

The Hangover:
"It's not illegal, it's just frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane."
"So long, gay boys!"
"Is this hotel pager-friendly?"

Which leads me to "I'm a good driver."

Tropic Thunder: "What do you mean, 'you people'?"
"Let's face it, the kids aren't exactly dressing up as [name of person] for Purim anymore."

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

Animal House: "It's about time somewhat put their foot down, and that foot is ME!"

Big Daddy: "They went together like, like lamb and tuna!"

And finally, from Fast/Furious 1: "He's like gravity. Everyone just gets pulled to him." It's hilarious because it's so stupid!
My friends and I quote movies a lot.


January 16th, 2010 at 8:12 PM ^

There are so many great ones

I can imagine a lot. Han Solo - Star Wars
You talkin' to me? Travis Bickle- Taxi Driver
I always tell the truth, even when I lie. Tony Montana- Scarface
Game over man, it's F#$king game over. Bill Paxton- Aliens
Write that down. Van Wilder
If I dressed like that, I'd have to kick my own
ass. Happy Gilmore
I'm afraid I can't do that _____ HAL
What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? GSGT Hartman
Full Metal Jacket

Although I don't use this one everyday, it's my alltime

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits,
vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves,
bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!" - Headley Lamar, Blazing Saddles