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Best Lines Ever
Topic by: underdog
Posted: August 22, 2008 - 11:15 AM PDT
Last Reply: September 17, 2008 - 10:08 AM PDT

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underdog
post #1  on August 22, 2008 - 11:15 AM PDT  
Post your favorite movie lines, ones you quote to other people or never forget, here. New movies and older movies, it doesn't matter. Whatever you think is a great line of dialogue (and maybe why you love it so much). I'm trying to think of my own favorites as I prep to teach a scriptwriting workshop in the fall.

I'll never forget -- and, lord if it isn't still relevant today -- this famous speech from Network:

"I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!""

I actually said this the other day to someone, in jest of course (I didn't have a switchblade out):

"You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat."

Remember who said that line in Chinatown?
underdog
post #2  on August 22, 2008 - 11:22 AM PDT  
We could actually make this a guessing game if you want. Post a favorite quote and see who can guess the film (though with the IMDB it's pretty easy to cheat).

"Yeah, I'm fine. I snapped my chin down onto some guy's fist and hit another one in the knee with my nose."

--

"Whoever wrote this episode should die!"
underdog
post #3  on August 22, 2008 - 11:29 AM PDT  
"I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder."

---

"You're not a detective, you're a slot machine. You'd slit your own throat for 6 bits plus tax."
hamano
post #4  on August 22, 2008 - 11:57 AM PDT  
Mogambo khush hua! which ranks right up there with No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!
hamano
post #5  on August 22, 2008 - 11:58 AM PDT  
Oh, wait.. What, this is a game now?
janeskid
post #6  on August 22, 2008 - 12:10 PM PDT  
"Crazy,
Toys in the attic I am crazy,
Truly gone fishing.
They must have taken my marbles away....."

This is from a DVD but I don't know if it is called a movie or not.
underdog
post #7  on August 22, 2008 - 12:16 PM PDT  
> On August 22, 2008 - 12:10 PM PDT janeskid wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "Crazy,
> Toys in the attic I am crazy,
> Truly gone fishing.
> They must have taken my marbles away....."
>
> This is from a DVD but I don't know if it is called a movie or not.
> ---------------------------------

From Pink Floyd's the Wall, yah?

And nope, Hamano, not officially a game. People can name their source or not, just thought it would be fun to try to guess first. My quotes above are from Play It Again, Sam; Galaxy Quest; The Conversation; and Murder, My Sweet, in order.
shiftless
post #8  on August 22, 2008 - 3:19 PM PDT  
OK, not a movie, but still out on DVD:

"When I said I wanted 'ugly', I wanted Maryanne on Gilligan's Island ugly, not Cornelius on Planet of the Apes ugly. TV ugly, not ugly ugly."
weezy
post #9  on August 23, 2008 - 2:56 PM PDT  
My favorite closing line: "That'll do pig, that'll do."
Vanamonde
post #10  on August 23, 2008 - 5:38 PM PDT  
> On August 23, 2008 - 2:56 PM PDT weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> My favorite closing line: "That'll do pig, that'll do."
> ---------------------------------

James Cromwell as The Farmer talking to Babe


my line for you all is

"The only one who can't shoot straight with this gun is the bastard who can afford it".
Battie
post #11  on August 24, 2008 - 2:49 PM PDT  
Aside from a dozen lines from The Dark Knight, there's also:

"Hold my watch, because if it breaks I'll kill everyone on this train."

"Just shove them out of the way."
"They're human beings, John, not sheep!"
"If you insist on splitting hairs."
"I do, actually."
"*pause* That one looks like a sheep."

I've probably had both of those on my profile at one time or another. :P
doozer
post #12  on August 24, 2008 - 3:57 PM PDT  
"Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven't got any wings."

DLeonard
post #13  on August 24, 2008 - 5:17 PM PDT  
> On August 22, 2008 - 11:15 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Post your favorite movie lines, ones you quote to other people or never forget, here.
>
> I actually said this the other day to someone, in jest of course (I didn't have a switchblade out):
>
> "You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat."
>
> Remember who said that line in Chinatown?
> ---------------------------------

Ha, that was Polanski talking to Jack just before he cuts his nose. Don't know if I have the quote quite right, but I tend to throw out his next line, "you know what happens to nosy people?"
AstroAppa
post #14  on August 24, 2008 - 5:32 PM PDT  
"now...where was i?"

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father prepare to die"
Catullus
post #15  on August 27, 2008 - 12:47 AM PDT  
"You might have killed millions of people, but at the very least, you made me happy"

Legend of Galactic Heroes <- anime
doozer
post #16  on August 27, 2008 - 3:13 PM PDT  
"You're talking to me all wrong... It's the wrong tone. You do it again and I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron. Hey, tell me, does your mother sew? BOOM. Get her to sew that!"
underdog
post #17  on August 27, 2008 - 5:50 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2008 - 3:13 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "You're talking to me all wrong... It's the wrong tone. You do it again and I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron. Hey, tell me, does your mother sew? BOOM. Get her to sew that!"
> ---------------------------------

I admit I had to look this one up. Balls of Fury?
underdog
post #18  on August 27, 2008 - 5:53 PM PDT  
Life of Brian is full of great quotes.

"Alms for an ex-leper?"

--

"Wewease Wodewick!"

etc.

doozer
post #19  on August 27, 2008 - 9:03 PM PDT  
> On August 27, 2008 - 5:50 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > ---------------------------------
>
> I admit I had to look this one up. Balls of Fury?
>
> ---------------------------------


It's Christopher Walken in Joe Dirt. It was on tv the other night, and I happened to catch it hanging out with my roommate (he's quite ill, so watching bad movies is the extent of his capabilities right now and he gets bored doing it alone). If I remember correctly, he says it to a fire extinguisher.
weezy
post #20  on August 28, 2008 - 10:10 AM PDT  
> On August 27, 2008 - 9:03 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On August 27, 2008 - 5:50 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > I admit I had to look this one up. Balls of Fury?
> >
> > ---------------------------------

I'm impressed that you figured out it was a Walken line!
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