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Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by fluteplayer07, Oct 8, 2010.
What are your most inspirational, memorable, or just favorite movie quotes; new or old?
Old Lodge Skins [played by Chief Dan George]: "Come out and fight! It is a good day to die! Thank You for making me a Human Being! Thank You for helpin' me to become a warrior! Thank You for my victories, and for my defeats! Thank You for my vision, and the blindness in which I saw further! You make all things and direct them in their ways, O Grandfather. And now You have decided the Human Beings will soon walk a road that leads nowhere. I am gonna die now, unless death wants to fight. And I ask You for the last time to grant me my old power to make things happen. Take care of my son here. See that he doesn't go crazy." - "Little Big Man" (1970)
Noah Cross: "'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough."
Walsh: "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Marion: "You're not the man I knew ten years ago."
Indiana: "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."
-Raiders of the Lost Ark
Vivian: You go too far, Marlowe.
Marlowe: Those are harsh words to throw at a man, especially when he's walking out of your bedroom.
Philip Marlowe: "My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains! You know, you're the second guy I've met today that seems to think a gat in the hand means the world by the tail."
Philip Marlowe: "Get up angel, you look like a Pekingese."
-The Big Sleep
"Money. You know what that is, the stuff you never have enough of. Little green things with George Washington's picture that men slave for, commit crimes for, die for. It's the stuff that has caused more trouble in the world than anything else we ever invented, simply because there's too little of it."
"Do you look down on all women or just the ones you know?"
"I was pretty nice to you."
"No, not to me. But you were pretty nice."
-In a Lonely Place
"Who'd you think I was anyway? The guy that walks into a good looking dame's front parlor and says: 'Good afternoon, I sell accident insurance on husbands; you got one that's been around too long? One you'd like to turn into a little hard cash?'"
"You're a killer."
"Partly. I'm a cop."
-Touch of Evil
"I don't go to church; kneeling bags my nylons."
-Ace in the Hole
"Hey, that's nice perfume."
"Something new: it attracts mosquitoes and repels men."
-The Big Heat
"Oh, Jeff, I don't want to die!"
"Neither do I, baby, but if I have to I'm gonna die last."
-Out of the Past
"Victims? Don't be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me, would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax--the only way you can save money nowadays."
-The Third Man
"How much time has he got?"
"He's behind schedule now."
"There's too many of them. I can't kill the world."
-Night of the Hunter
Knew there had to be thread like this I was overlooking. Thanks.
"I will always love you. That is the only truth that remains. Life is neither right nor wrong, good or bad. But I love you. That's all I know."
Probably one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen in the theater.
In addition to Cooper's Little Big Man quote:
Lodge Skins: Am I still in this world?
LBM: Yes, Grandfather.
Lodge Skins: (*sighs heavily*)... oh well, let's go and eat.
A League of Their Own:
Doogan: Well, I hurt my knee
Harvey: You fell outta a hotel window!
Doogan: There was a fire!
Harvey: Which you started, which I had to pay for.
Doogan: And I was going to send you a thank you note Mr. Harvey, but the hospital staff wouldn't let me have anything sharp to write with.
The life of Brian:
Centurion: Conjugate the Verb!
Life Of Brian (1979)
Brian: What will they do to me?
Ben the Prisoner: Oh you'll probably get away with crucifixion.
Ben the Prisoner: Yeah, first offense.
Brian: Get away with crucifixion?
Ben The Prisoner:Best thing the Romans did for us...Oh, yeah. If we didn't have crucifixion, this country would be in a right bloody mess!
Ben The Prisoner: Nail 'em up, I say! Nail some sense into 'em!
Repo Man (1984) dir. Alex Cox
Miller: "John Wayne was a f*g."
Archie: "What did you you say, Miller?"
Miller: "John Wayne was a f*g."
group: "The hell he was!"
Miller: "He was, too, you boys....I installed two-way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood, and he come to the door in a dress"
Desperate Living (1977) dir: John Waters
Queen Carlotta: [giving one of her nude guards a spanking] This will teach you to arouse royalty!
Dracula (1931) dir. Todd Browning
Count Dracula: "I never drink.....wine."
Full Metal Jacket (1987) dir: Stanley Kubrick
R. Lee Ermey's entire motivational speech.
From "Hombre," starring Paul Newman.
Newman and other passengers of the stagecoach are barricaded at the top of a hill from Richard Boone and other bandits. The wife of one of the passengers, held hostage by Boone, is at the foot of the hill. Boone leaves his cover at hill's bottom to negotiate ransom (obtaining a fortune embezzled by wife's husband from his bank). At the conclusion of the negotiations, during which Newman has been silent, . . .
Boone: Any questions?
Newman: Hey, I got a question. How you gonna get back down that hill?
Newman then shoots the blubbering, stuttering Boone.
From "Vera Cruz," starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster.
After a running battle with Mexican revolutionaries where Cooper saved Lancaster's life, . . .
Lancaster: You saved my bacon back there. If you hadn't, you'd've stood to be a whole lot richer.
Cooper: Maybe I wasn't thinking of that.
Lancaster: Too bad you didn't know Ace Hannah. Shot my old man in a stud poker game when I was just a kid. Ace felt so bad, he give me a home. Ace used to say three things: Never trust anybody you don't have to trust; never do any favors you don't have to do; and never take any chances you don't have to take. . . . Ace lived long enough to know he was right. He lived 30 seconds after I shot him.
From "The Professionals," starring Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin.
Having witnessed the murders/executions of many soldiers of the Mexican army by soldiers of the rebellion, . . .
Robert Ryan: (rhetorically) What were Americans doing in a Mexican revolution, anyway?
Lancaster: Maybe there's only one revolution, . . . from the beginning - the good guys against the bad guys. Question is: Who are the good guys?
'Nobody ever loved me that much.' -- 'Rick', Casablanca
What makes that a great line is that it conveys so much in the context of the scene. (And that I can relate to it has nothing to do with it!)
'Well, sometimes the magic works. Sometimes, it doesn't.' -- 'Old Lodge Skins', Little Big Man
I use that one a lot.
'I've got your Pearl Jam!' -- Transvestite Mardi Gras-goer, Zombie! Vs. Mardi Gras
That one always makes me crack up.
Chas - brilliant clip from Full Metal Jacket! Brings back fond memories - I became a fan of Mr. Ermey because of that speech! lol
One of my faves from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, I used to play regularily when my old boss came to mind...quoted this once to a co-worker, they almost cried they laughed so hard
Chevy at his best!
Insurance Agent, speaking to John Rolfe, accused of being part of a bank heist:
Agent: (You) left school to join the Engineers. Good soldier, too. Bronze Star, Purple Heart...
Rolfe: Try buying a cup of coffee with 'em.
-Kansas City Confidential, 1953
You will have to do it yourself, Emma - Joan Crawford to Mercedes McCambridge in Johnny Guitar
You are something for the birds, Rosa & The only one who does anybody a favor in this town is the undertaker because he takes them out - Beyond the Forest
Dirty Harry: 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 kind of 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?
Tombstone...The last part of the end narration by Robert Mitchum...
"Wyatt Easp died in Los Angeles in 1929. Among the pallbearers at his funeral, were early western stars William S. Hart and Tom Mix........... Tom Mix wept."
And this scene...
Johnny Tyler: Is something on your mind?
Wyatt Earp: Just want to let you know you're sittin' in my chair.
Johnny Tyler: Is that a fact ?
Wyatt Earp: Yeah, it's a fact.
Johnny Tyler: Well, for a man who don't go heeled you run your mouth kinda reckless, don't you ?
Wyatt Earp: No need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you.
Johnny Tyler: Is that a fact ?
Wyatt Earp: Mm-hmm. That's a fact.
[Johnny Tyler stands up.]
Johnny Tyler: Well, I'm real scared.
Wyatt Earp: Damn right, you're scared. I can see that in your eyes.
[Wyatt walks up to Johnny as Johnny reaches for his gun.]
Johnny Tyler: All right now....
Wyatt Earp: Go ahead. Go ahead, skin it. Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens.
Johnny Tyler: Listen, mister, I-I'm gettin' awful tired of your...
[Wyatt slaps Johnny hard in the face.]
Wyatt Earp: I'm gettin' awful tired of your gas. Now jerk that pistol and go to work.
[Johnny doesn't do anything and Wyatt slaps him in the face again.]
Wyatt Earp: I said throw down, boy.
[Wyatt slaps Johnny harder and when Johnny turns to look at Wyatt his mouth is bleeding.]
Wyatt Earp: You gonna do somethin' or just stand there and bleed ?
[Johnny still doesn't do anything.]
Wyatt Earp: No ? I didn't think so.
James Bond: Ejector seat... you're joking?
Q: I never joke about my work 007.
Out of context it doesn't sound like much...but in the beginning of Samuel Fuller's The Steel Helmet, "Sgt. Zack" (Gene Evans) is having a conversation with a Lieutenant (who has considerably less combat experience than he does) about how they're going to go about getting their patrol back to safety. The Lieutenant explains his strategy. Sgt. Zack counters with his. The Lieutenant asks Zack to justify himself and the latter retorts,
"Look. I just want to come out of this thing, ok?"
It becomes Sgt. Zack's refrain for the rest of the movie. Here in type, it looks a little weak. But when Gene Evans delivers it...it's the ultimate tough guy line.
^^Yeah, the Steel Helmet is quite a good film, and features something unique for a war moive of that time: an integrated squad. Probably the best film that Lippert ever produced...
Sam Fuller was definitely not afraid to confront race in his movies. Compare the way he utilizes African American characters in movies like "The Steel Helmet" (1951) and China Gate (starring Nat "King" Cole) with other films shot in the same era (or even later). Definitely ahead of his time.