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Lisa sent a link to a You Tube thing that is ten minutes long (sorry, the link to that video now doesn't work, or I'd post it here).  It's about scenes and quotes from classic movies.  Great quotes, great scenes from classic movies.

That got me thinking.... what's your favorite movie line?  What's the best all-time movie line?  Everybody's got an opinion, but here's mine, from Coal Miner's Daughter.  I hate country music so much, but that was such a great movie....Sissy Spaceck did such a wonderful job playing Loretta Lynn, it was incredible.  She even sang the songs for the soundtrack.  That's what acting is all about. 

In the movie, Loretta's husband (Dewey) called her stupid.  Loretta responded:

"I AIN'T stupid! Don't you EVER call me STUPID! I might be ignorant, but I AIN'T STUPID!!!!!"  Classic.
 

Do you have a better-most-favorite line from a movie?  Please email us - kneewee@hotmail.com        Let's build a web page about it!

Here we go:


From my great friend Rusty in Florida:

Ten Bears: These things you say we will have, we already have.
Josey Wales: That's true. I ain't promising you nothing extra. I'm just giving you life and you're giving me life. And I'm saying that men can live together without butchering one another.

 One of my favorite scenes – hard to beat Clint in a good western. He spends most of the movie saying “I recon so”, but he does make a great speech or two.

 In another vein:

 Blazing Saddles:

Mongo: “Don’t know. Mongo only pawn in game of life.”  (and “Excuse me while I whip this out” plus many others – hard to pick one line from that movie)  So true - my fave is a Slim Pickens line - "Somebody go back to town and get a shitload of dimes!"

 Young Frankenstein:

Igor: “ No – this way! (demonstrating the desired walk)” (again – too many to list – “what knockers!” – “I was going to make expresso!” – “Abbie Normal” – etc. – damn, now I’m going to have to watch it again tonight!)

 And don’t forget Slim Pickens “Yee Haa!” while riding the A-bomb down in Dr. Strangelove (he had some good ones in Blazing Saddles, too. – “Well that was lucky, we doggoned near lost a four-hundred dollar hand car!”)

 And in a class of its own:

“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!”

 Stolen by Mel Brooks for Blazing Saddles, John Belushi for the Killer Bees on SNL, plus everybody else since, but originally (clip from Wikipedia):

The original quotation comes from the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart. In one of the scenes in the movie a Mexican bandit leader (Gold Hat played by Alfonso Bedoya) is trying to convince Fred C Dobbs (played by Bogart) and company that they are the Federales.

Dobbs: 'If you're the police where are your badges?'

Gold Hat: 'Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!'[1]

 Way too many references to badges, badgers, etc.  – all stinkin’ and not needed http://www.rudebadmood.com/badges/allindex.shtml

 Rusty


From Jeff C., one of our best contributors:

Stupid is as stupid does!
 
            Forrest Gump

Awaiting further emails for this page, another quote comes to mind - it was from one of the Terminator movies, I don't know which one, there were so many.  Terminator was holding a bad guy by the ankle, dangling him over a city street many stories below.  The Terminator dropped him.  Splat.

A few scenes later somebody asked him what he did with the guy - he said, "I let him go."


And then Gordon sent: 

Michael Caine in The Italian Job,
 
"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off"

From Jenifer:

American Graffiti,
 
Hey you guys know Gil Gonzales
 
Pharoah-Yeah we know Gil,we killed him last night
 
Other Pharoah-Tied him to the car and dragged him
McTaggart Bryan RemyAnthony

From "Porky's":

Coach Brackett: "Mr. Carter, I think I have a way out of this. We, uh, call the police, and we have 'em send over one of their sketch artists. And Miss Balbricker can give a description. (laughing) We can put up "Wanted" posters all over school...”Have you seen this prick?(more laughing) Report immediately to Beulah Balbricker. Do not attempt to apprehend this prick, as it is armed and dangerous. It was last seen hanging out in the girls' locker room at Angel Beach High School."
From Lisa:
 
One of my favorite lines----which is rather obscure but crosses my mind often---is from Dumb & Dumber. The girl in the bar is telling Jim Carey her life story and he suddenly tells her "I...don't...CARE!"

From Rusty in Florida, Part II:

You should link to this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years..._100_Movie_Quotes

A pretty good list, but I don’t understand why there’s no Mel Brooks quotes (except “badges” – credited to Bogart) - my fave from that list is “Its’ in the hole!” from Caddyshack (#92).

There’s some other good Bogart lines in there, too – mostly from Casablanca.

Rusty

p.s. Another great line from Josie Wales – “Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.” – shoulda made the list.


From Mitch And Rachel:

Mitch:

From the movie  “Color Purple” – It’s gonna rain on your head.

 Rachel:

From the movie “The Jerk” – It’s not the money I’m going to miss, it’s all the stuff.


From The Silver Buick:

My Mistake, four coffins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeFpM2OEWPs


From JOES66FURY2

Wagon Train's a really cool show, but did you notice they never get anywhere? They just keep wagon training.


From Brian:

To chop it up some....

Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russel in Tombstone)

"You called down the thunder, now you've got it. You tell 'em I'm comin'....and hell's comin' with me!"


From Blackout Steve:

"A JELLY DONUT!"  Grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IayHnA0cGuc


From Bullet:

Slater: Didja ever look at a dollar bill, man? There's some spooky **** goin' on there. And it's green too.

Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_eTV4lRJYU


Another one from Blackout Steve:

Reminds me, ohhhh yeah, this should have been on the BIG list.  Everybody missed this one. Classic.  One of the best ever...

You said your dog did not bite!

That is not my dog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o


From Steve:

Evil will always win because good is dumb" Dark helmet (Rick Moranis) Spaceballs

 "Shhh smell that?"  Peter Beckman (Bill Murray) Ghostbusters

Steve


From Matt:

Elwood: It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
Jake: Fix the cigarette lighter.


Elwood: Oh no.
Jake: What the fuck was that?
Elwood: The motor. We've thrown a rod.
Jake: Is that serious?
Elwood: Yup


From Yankster:

One of my all time favs is a line from Star Wars, Episode 5, The empire Strikes Back.
 
Princess Leia to Han Solo:  "Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!"
 
Han Solo's response:  "Who's scruffy-looking?"

From Cathy:

Shirley McLaine as Ouiser Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias
 
"He is a boil on the butt of humanity"

From Riverdawg:

Mine is another from Josey Wales

When the bounty hunter comes back into the saloon for him. Josey asks “why did you come back?”

The bounty hunter says – “a man has to make a living”.

Josey replies – “dying ain’t much of a living boy”.


From Poobah:

Mr.. Peewee,
 
Here are some good movie quotes from Slingblade.
 
 
Karl looking for something to eat just after being released from the "nervous hospital" approaches a food stand:
 
    Karl: Reckon what you like to eat in there?
    Frosty Cream Employee: Well, the French fries are pretty good.
    Karl: French fried pertaters?
    Frosty Cream Employee: Yeah, French fries.
    Karl: How much do you want fer 'em?
    Frosty Cream Employee: They're 60 cents for medium and 75 cents for large.
    Karl: Reckon I'll have me some of the big 'uns.
 
 
The evil Doyle talking about Karl after Melinda brings him home:
    Doyle: Hey - is this the kind of retard that drools and rubs shit in his hair and all that 'cause I'm gonna have a hard time eatin' 'round that kind of thing now. Just like I am with antique furniture and midgets. You know that. I can't so much as drink a damn glass of water around a midget of a piece of antique furniture.
 
 
Karl having lunch with Vaughn, the gay manager of the Dollar Store:
    Vaughn: You always seem to be deep in thought. Tell me, what are you thinking right now?
    Karl: I was thinkin' I'm gonna take me some of these taters home with me.
    Vaughn: How about before that?
    Karl: Well let me think. I was thinkin' I could use me another couple cans of that potted meat if you got any extree.
 
 
Two scenes concerning Karl and Melinda, the Dollar Store employee Linda is trying to fix Karl up with:
 
    Scene one:
    Linda: Karl, you know what? Melinda here was voted employee of the month at the Dollar Store last February. Isn't that something?
    Karl: Yes ma'am. I reckon.
    Melinda: Well, when you like pricing items as much as I do, it's just bound to happen sooner or later, I guess.
 
    Scene two, after Karl and Melinda had taken a walk together the previous evening:
    Melinda: Hi Karl. I'm on my lunch break. I got you these flowers that were on sale, cause they're not fresh - $2.99 plus my 10% employee discount, since I didn't
    bring you anything on our date last night. Well, I just thought I'd bring them to you. I enjoyed walking with you. I got a blister the size of a quarter on my heel. Well
    see you some time I guess.
    Karl: Blisters sure can hurt.
 
 
And finally, Karl gives Doyle his just desserts:
    Doyle: What'cha doin' with that lawn mower blade Karl?
    Karl: I aim to kill ye with it.
 
Karl whacks Doyle then dials 911:
    Karl: Yes, ma'am. I've killed Doyle Hargraves with a lawnmower blade. Yes, ma'am, I'm right sure of it. I hit him two good whacks in the head with it. That second one just plum near cut his head in two...It's a lil' ol' white house on the corner of Vine Street and some other street. There' a pick up truck out front that says, "Doyle Hargraves Construction" on it. Doyle said besides sending the police, you might wanna send an ambulance or a "hearst." I'll be sittin' here waitin' on ye.
 
 
 
Doyle and the members of his band discussing writing songs:
 
    Terence: We wrote one last night outside the mini mart. Morris called it "Stuart Drives A Comfortable Car," and then like in country songs, you know, in parentheses it says, "There's Usually Someone in the Trunk." And, um, I came up with a tune just a hummin'.
    Doyle: See, you don't want to question the genius, Vaughn. Morris here is a modern-day poet, kinda like in olden times.
    Morris: Yeah, I got a new tune in composition entitled, "The Thrill," and it goes somethin' like this: "I stand on the hill, not for a thrill, but for the breath of a fresh kill. Never mind the man who contemplates doin' away with license plates. he stands alone, anyhow, bakin' the cookies of discontent by the heat of the laundromat vent. Leavin' his soul!" Then, like in poetry, I go dot-dot-dot, you know, kinda off center, then I drop down and then go, "Leavin' his soul! And partin' the waters of teh medulla oblongata of --brrrrrrrrr! --- mankind. That was a damn good song wasn't it Doyle?
    Terence: I don't think that's right. I believe the dot dot dot come between medulla and oblongata.
    Morris shakes his head.
    Terence: Well it did!   
    Morris: The dots are where I say they are. Melody and tune that's your trade, Terence. You're a tunesmith.

From Linda:

In " AS GOOD AS IT GETS" , Jack Nickelson says "Go sell crazy someplace else, we're all full up here!".

From Lampert:

another great quote"We need more cowbell!!! SNL‏

 

 


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