Thursday, September 10, 2009

What a GREAT line!

Just for fun, the authors on one of the loops I'm on has been posting the first lines from their first books. It's been fun. Got me thinking about iconic lines from other books and commercials (Where's the beef?) and movies. And that got me surfing around the net for movie lines. I ran across some really fun ones that brought back memories and made me grin.


So, I thought we'd have a little fun here today. Below I've listed 23 of my favorites. Check them out and see if any of your favs are on the list. If not, tell us your best remembered line - be it from a book or a movie.


"I've always thought a good lashing with a buggy whip would benefit you immensely. "



Now, just to make this a little more interesting, I've left off the title of the movie, who said it and the year of released. Want to see if you can remember? Care to guess? For those of you who don't like suspense, scroll down to the bottom of the list for a repeat complete with details. Have fun! Oh - and if you ARE guessing what movies these lines are fun, I'd be interested to know how many of them you got right. Nothing like a little early morning competition :o)


1 ) "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

2) "Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."

3) "He won't come after me. He won't. I can't explain it. He would consider that...rude."

4) "Kid, the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,' let's go someplace like Bolivia."

5) "You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas is not the place you wanna get caught."

6) "And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper."

7) "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

8) "You want me to strap her to the hood?...She'll be fine. It's not as if it's going to rain or something."

9) "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together...and blow."

10) "What we've got here...is failure to communicate."

11) "They call me Mister Tibbs!"

12) "I bet you can squeal like a pig."AND"Get them panties down."

13) "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

14) You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."

15) "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."

16) "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

17) "Have fun storming the castle!"

18) "Is this heaven?" "No, it's Iowa."

19) "I'll have what she's having."

20) "He didn't get out of the cockadoodle car!"

21) "You can't handle the truth!"

22) "And in the morning, I'm making waffles!"

23) "Why does it cry, Sméagol?"


DON'T GO ANY FURTHER UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE THE ANSWERS!!!





1) "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." - BEN BRADDOCK (Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate (1967)

2) "Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." - ALVY SINGER (Woody Allen) in Annie Hall (1977)

3) "He won't come after me. He won't. I can't explain it. He would consider that...rude." - CLARICE STARLING (Jodie Foster) in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

4) "Kid, the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,' let's go someplace like Bolivia." - BUTCH CASSIDY (Paul Newman) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

5) "You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas is not the place you wanna get caught."- LOUISE (Susan Sarandon) in Thelma & Louise (1991)

6) "And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper." - MARGE GUNDERSON (Frances McDormand) in Fargo (1996)

7) "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
- DEAN WORMER (John Vernon) in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

8) "You want me to strap her to the hood?...She'll be fine. It's not as if it's going to rain or something." - CLARK GRISWOLD (Chevy Chase) in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

9) "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together...and blow." - MARIE BROWNING (Lauren Bacall) in To Have and Have Not (1944)

10) "What we've got here...is failure to communicate." - CAPTAIN (Strother Martin) in Cool Hand Luke (1967)

11) "They call me Mister Tibbs!" - VIRGIL TIBBS (Sidney Poitier) in In the Heat of the Night (1967)

12) "I bet you can squeal like a pig."AND"Get them panties down." - MOUNTAIN MAN in Deliverance (1972)

13) "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." - KILGORE (Robert Duvall) in Apocalypse Now (1979)

14) You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man." - MATTY WALKER (Kathleen Turner) in Body Heat (1981)

15) "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage." - INDIANA JONES (Harrison Ford) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

16) "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." - JOHNNY CASTLE (Patrick Swayze) in Dirty Dancing (1987)

17) "Have fun storming the castle!" - MIRACLE MAX (Billy Crystal) in The Princess Bride (1987)

18) "Is this heaven?""No, it's Iowa." - RAY KINSELLA (Kevin Costner) in Field of Dreams (1989)

19) "I'll have what she's having." - FEMALE DINER (Estelle Reiner) in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

20) "He didn't get out of the cockadoodle car!" - ANNIE WILKES (Kathy Bates) in Misery (1990)

21) "You can't handle the truth!" - COLONEL JESSUP (Jack Nicholson) in A Few Good Men (1992)

22) "And in the morning, I'm making waffles!" - DONKEY (Eddie Murphy) in Shrek (2001)

23) "Why does it cry, Sméagol?" - GOLLUM (Andy Serkis) in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)


Remember, I want to hear YOUR favorite lines too :o)

38 comments:

Jane said...

Here are some of my favorites.
-"As you wish" and "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" from The Princess Bride.
-"I want my two dollars" from Better Off Dead
-"Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler" from Office Space

Emmanuelle said...

Great topic !!

Lucy from 2 Weeks Notice :
[talking on the phone with a girl George met at the bar]" The man you're dancing with is deeply troubled. You're much to young to be trading yourself like a stock on the Nasdaq to a man who will not be remembering your name... or his in the morning, is still married, and recently developed a very suspicious rash. Now go home, finish high school and reach your potential! "

Bernie in Notting Hill :
"I'm sorry I am so late. Bollocksed up at work again, I fear. Millions down the drain. "

Cindy Gerard said...

Jane
There were so many great lines from the Princes Bride!

Emmanuelle - Okay. My education is sadly lacking. I HAVE to get a copy of 2 Weeks Notice.
GREAT Lines.

Cindy Gerard said...

PS to Jane and Emmanuelle - I just added a question to the post - so I'll ask you guys too - how many of those Lines did you hook up with the movie? Inquiring minds and all that. I'll be honest - I only knew about half of them for certain and the rest - well, it was on the tip of my tongue :o)

Rosemary Harris said...

LOVE that line from Body Heat...
Okay here goes,
"Oh Jerry don't let's ask for the moon, we have the stars..."

"I'm walkin' here!!"

"I believe in America."

"Are you not entertained?"

Now, Voyager- Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis)
Midnight Cowboy - Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman)
The Godfather - Buonasera, the undertaker (?)
Gladiator - Maximus (Russell Crowe)

Playground Monitor said...

Great post! And great lines.


How about

"You had me at hello." from Jerry McGuire

"Joan Wilder? THE Joan Wilder? I read your books! I read ALL your books!" from Romancing the Stone, which also has a bazillion other great quotes.

"Houston, we've had a problem." from Apollo 13 -- the movie and the moon mission.

"Between two evils, I always try the one I never tried before." from one of Mae West's movies.

Of your 23, I guess the correct movie in 9 of them. Couldn't remember the year of release. Of course I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday either.

Marilyn

Cindy Gerard said...

Rosemary - OH Ratzo. Was there ever a more empathetic and quirky character created? Love Hoffman in that movie.

Marilyn - I cannot tell you how many times I've watched Romancing the Stone. Thanks for the reminder! Oh - and if you didn't have bacon and eggs and pancakes and OJ for breakfast, I'm at a loss to tell you what you DID have :o)

Helen Brenna said...

Oh, how fun, Cindy! I got 14 right.

Princess Bride is one of my favs for lines. "Inconceivable!" Love that one on top of the others mentioned.

Here's one that I don't think has been mentioned. "You make me want to be a better man."

Pamela Keener said...

How about
"How do they know where we're going?" From Trains Planes & Automobiles when they were told they were going the wrong way on the interstate.

Love & Hugs,
Pam Keener in PA

Cindy Gerard said...

Helen - awe... yeah, I loved that movie

Pamela - This is like sitting through a series of clips from fav movies. Brings smiles.

Michele Hauf said...

I love:

"Dodge this." From The Matrix

"War." from Dangerous Liaisons

And my hubby and I have this weird fixation on the line: "Razor. Mirror." from Greystoke, LEgend of Tarzan. You can't wield a razor or mirror in this house without getting that line quoted to you.

Cindy Gerard said...

I hear ya Michele. I still laugh when ever someone says, "I'll get the bags."

... you get the blond, I'll get the redhead ...

(Young Frankenstein)

Debra Dixon said...

Okay, if you're late to the blog on "movie line" day, you're screwed because all the best lines are taken!

I guess I can contribute something from one of my books that I've always been partial too. The heroine of this book is fairly naive and the hero's giving her a hard time. The two line exchange between heroine and hero...

"I have had sex before."

"With someone else in the room?"

Candace said...

"Snap out of it!" Loretta to Ronny.

"In time you'll die and I'll come to your funeral in a red dress!" Loretta to Johnny

Oh, of your 23, I got 20. Obviously, I spend way too much time watching movies.

Kylie said...

Oh this is fun. I could place 12 of them but have heard most of them.

I'm better at quoting lines from Seinfeld:

Like 'master of your domain' or 'soup nazi';

"it's a festivas for the rest of us!"

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

"Shrinkage???? I don't even know how you guys walk around with those things."

And they're spectacular!

Cindy Gerard said...

Debra - LOVE those lines. When's the next book coming out??? Truly. I miss your romances!!

Candace - 23?? Wow. You're the queen of the lines so far!!

Kylie - OMG Don't get me started on Seinfield:

"It was not a pick!"
"the sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"

"But I don't want to wear a puffy shirt!"

Kylie said...

And don't forget the classic from Friends: "That's right, I stepped up! Monica's my friend and she needed help. And if it happened to you, I'd pee on any one of you!

Cindy Gerard said...

Snort!!

Janga said...

What fun--even though I got only 15 of your 23.

Some of my favorites:

“Not interested in yourself, Red, you're fascinated. You're far and away your favorite person in the world.” C. K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) to Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) in The Philadelphia Story
“Well, you see, the love impulse in men frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.” Doctor to Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) in Bringing Up Baby and repeated by her to David Huxley (Cary Grant)
“Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't 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 going to go, go, go!” Ethel Thayer (Katharine Hepburn) to her husband (Henry Fonda) in On Golden Pond
“Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.” Justin Matisse (Harry Connick, Jr. to Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) in Hope Floats
“But you know, the thing about romance is... people only get together right at the very end.” Sam to Daniel (Liam Neeson), his step-father, in Love Actually

Jane said...

Hi Cindy,
I only knew 9 for certain. There were several that didn't ring a bell at all.

Cindy Gerard said...

Janga - you're good, girl!
And oh, I LOVE that line: “Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.” Makes my heart get all soft and fluttery. How romantic.

Jane - some of those lines are oldies but goodies.
BTW - the Harry Met Sally line - "I'll have what she's having?" WEll, I saw a piece on Billy Crystal awhile back on BIography. The woman in the restaurant who delivered that line was Billy's mother. pretty cool.

Debra Dixon said...

Cyndy--

Thank you. And "Shhh...don't rile them up again. I've just gotten romance readers lulled into a sense of acceptance that all they'll get from me is short work." (g)

Janga--
Yep. Loved this one. Love Harry Connick, Jr.
“Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me.” Justin Matisse (Harry Connick, Jr. to Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) in Hope Floats

GunDiva said...

I didn't count how many I got right, but had a big smile on my face the whole way through as memories came back :) Great post.

A couple of my favorites:
"Oh yeah? Clap!" Kristy Swanson in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
"You threw a knife...at my head!" Kristy Swanson (BUFFY)
"Safest thing you'll ever have between your legs!" said to Sara Jessica Parker in GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN as she got on a motorcycle.
"I can't believe I ate so much"..."The whole left side of the menu" Sandra Bullocks "father" in 2 WEEKS NOTICE
"I fart in your general direction!" (with french accent) MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

...bet y'all can guess I'm a child of the 80s *g*

And Janga, you rock with the HOPE FLOATS line - I love that line!

GunDiva said...

Oh, and I forgot...
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?" Jack Nicholson BATMAN

Anonymous said...

"As my late husband, Ephraim Levi, used to say, 'If you have to live from hand-to-mouth, you'd better be ambidextrous.'" Barbra Streisand, Hello, Dolly.

“Do or do not... there is no try.” Yoda, Star Wars

“May the Force be with you.” Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars

“Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!” Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Wizard of Oz

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Wizard of Oz

“This town needs an enema!” Jack Nicholson as the Joker, Batman

"Christina, get the axe!" Mommie Dearest

"I want you...that is all." Kevin Kline as Luc, French Kiss

Carla

Cindy Gerard said...

Debra - We won't be silenced!! Novels, novels, novels. We want Debra Dixon romance novels. Live with it. You're adored!

Gun Diva - LOVE. IT. "Safest thing you'll ever have between your legs!"
Whoot!!

And who could forget Jack N as the Joker. Crazy good line!!

You guys are a blast!

Emmanuelle said...

Cindy you NEED to watch 2 weeks notice. It didn't have much succeess but it's one of the best romantic comedies for me. Sandra bullock and Hugh Grant have huge chemistry !!
I only figured 3 quotes... I know, pathetic. I don't really watch movies and I've seen most of them in french ;-)

Cindy Gerard said...

Emmanuelle: Got it. Two Weeks Notice it is! Love Bullock! haven't seen her new one yet with Ryan what's his name but I love him too.

Minna said...

Be scared. Be very scared. -Addams Family
How in the hell can one love cloths and rags? -Unknown Soldier

Cindy Gerard said...

Yea, Minna. Love those.

How about: "Beam me aboard, Scotty."
Talk about iconic :o0

Pamela Keener said...

Carla Those are great quotes from Wizard of Oz. Thanks! I didn't know Billy Crystals Mom said that infamous line. That is awesome.
Great blog post & replies.

Kathleen Eagle said...

I love movie lines! I got 19, but I didn't remember all the characters' names.

"You're over your head, Pea." Lonesome Dove

"I ain't like that no more." Unforgiven

"I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender." The Outlaw Josie Wales

Can you tell my baby loves the Western movies?

GunDiva said...

"Are your cookies made with real Girl Scouts?" Wednesday, ADDAMS FAMILY

This is fun - what a great post. I'm loving "hearing" all of these.

GunDiva said...

And, Cindy, you DO need to get 2 WEEKS NOTICE - I damn nearly peed myself during the RV scene :)

Cindy Gerard said...

Kathy - you rock! 19 is awesome.
And oh - yes - Lonesome Dove. DuVal was amazing. i can't remember the exact quote but I'll never forget him saying something to the tune of he wanted to walk down the street and "poke him a whore"

GunDiva - you and E have convinced me. I'm getting w Weeks notice asap - well, asap after I meet this @$!#$#$$ deadline.

Minna said...

Live long and prosper!

This means war! -one of those Groucho Marx movies

Mind you, Unknown Soldier is a Finnish movie, based on Väinö Linna's book -which has been translated in English.

Anonymous said...

I know I am a day or two late....:o(, but, as a child of the 80's also, and as an homage to the late great John Hughes...Ferris Bueller's Day off...Ferris, ( I am going to paraphrase cause I don't have the capability of getting the exact quotes at this time of night) Cameron is so uptight that if you were to shove a lump of coal up his #**, in two weeks you would have coal.
Pretty in Pink, Jon Cryer to Molly Ringwald, "I will always remain, a duck man"

The Breakfast Club, Judd Nelson to the counselor, "Does Barry Manilow know you stole his wardrobe?"

Also, from "Sweet Home Alabama", You have a baby!...In a bar!

I could keep going, what a fun game, thanks Cindy for a great idea, and something fun and relaxing after a long day....
Cindy

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, fun!!

How about:

"I could be the Walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people." Ferris Bueller.

"It's called reading. Top to bottom, left to right. Group words together as a sentence. Take tylenol for any headaches; midol for any cramps." David Spade in "Tommy Boy."

"No more rhymes now, I mean it!" "Anybody wanna peanut?" Princess Bride

"He's so confused, he doesn't know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt." Dolly Parton in "Steel Magnolias."

And who could forget ... "This is the beginning of a beatiful friendship." Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca."