favorite line from a movie

what is your favorite line from a movie?

I always liked the last line from incredible shrinking man, but can’t remember it.

I am not sure how the others dopers feel about a particular word in my fav. line, so I will assume you know what it is.


That cracks me up everytime…I think it’s because Sam Jackson is a superior actor, directed by a superior director
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My fav right now is from Boondock Saints.

“Your what? Your precious little what? I will shoot myself in the head right now if you can tell me the name of that cat. Oh, what color was it bitch?”

You know that’s not nearly as funny just reading it.

From Body Heat:
“You’re not very bright, are you? I like that in a man.”

Kathleen Turner slides it past sooooo smoothly. She made a terrific villaness.


Gas Station Attendant: Just passing through, huh? Boy, that motor’s sure hot! You gals really must have been moving on these little machines. Yessir, the thrill of the open road. New places, new people, new sights of interest. Now that’s what I believe in, seeing America first! Yes ma’am, what can I do for you today?

Varla: Just your job, squirrel. Fill her up.
– from Russ Meyers’ FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)

My first favorite is my signature, which I first heard from the movie Steel Magnolias, uttered by the character Claree (Olympia Dukakis). I love it so much that I had it tattooed on my hip as a present to myself for my 39th birthday. (Stop laughing at me…)

My second favorite is from the movie Arthur. Dudley Moore is very morose, and says to Liza Minelli:

“Not all of us drink because we’re poets. Some of us drink because we’re not poets.”

I just love that line. It gives me chills every time I hear it.

Of course, it was way too long for a tattoo, so I had to go with the other one. Dammit.

There are so many that I like. I mean, there are serious ones, funny ones, romantic ones. One of my favorite serious ones is from The American President

Lots of great film quotes within their contexts are at http://www.filmsite.org/moments0.html

What we have here, is failure to communicate.

I just like that movie.

Can’t eat hard boiled eggs any more tho.

Oh ya, “Cool Hand Luke” was the movie

Some of my favorites:

“I don’t know if I started drinking because my wife left me, or if my wife left me because I started drinking.” – Leaving Las Vegas

“How did you get the money, anyway?”
“I guess you could say I sold my soul.”
“Yeah, I get a lot of that.” – Tomcats

“Do I amuse you?” – Joe Pesci in Goodfellas

“Respect the cock! Tame the cunt!” – Tom Cruise in Magnolia

“He’ll see the Big Board!” – Dr. Strangelove

From “Excalibur”:

King Arthur to Guenevere, “I have often thought that, in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe no more to the future and can be just a man, that we may meet, and you will come to me and claim me as yours, and know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have.”

“Oh, man! I just shot Marvin in the face!” From the immortal Pulp Fiction

“You can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” ~Dr. Strangelove

“I do have fast food experience.”
“Yeah, from 20 years ago.”
“Well surely you must have some sort of training program to explain such technological advances.”
~American Beauty

Raymond in “Rain Man”: “I’m an excellent driver.”

Would have to be Fargo - Scene where two prostitutes are asked to give a description of Steve Buscemi’s character.

“Well he’s kinda funny lookin.” “Funnier than most even!”

Such a perfect description of him despite the vagueness.

“Now there’s something you don’t see every day.” --Bill Murray in Ghostbusters

“It’s a hundred and four miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it’s dark out, and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it.” --the Blues Brothers

Multiple bits from The Big Lebowski, notably

Maude: “My art has been called vaginal, and that makes some men very uncomfortable. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.”
Dude: <pause> Oh yeah?

Jesus the Pederast Bowler: Let me tell you something man. You pull any of that shit on the lanes, you flash a pistol, I take it from you and shove it up your ass and pull the trigger till it goes ‘click’.
Donny: Jesus.
Jesus: “That’s right man! Don’t fuck with zee Jesus!”

Dude: Hey, easy man! I got a beverage here!

Walter: Fair? Fair??! Who’s the fucking nihilist here?

(I love that film.)

“I for one do not think that problem was that the band was ‘down’. I think that the problem may have been that we had a Stonehenge monument onstage that was in danger of being crushed, by a dwarf!” --David St. Hubbins, This Is Spinal Tap

Psieker is going to love this one. My favorite line from a movie right now is from Army of Darkness. “You ain’t leading but two things right now: Jack and Shit. And Jack just left town.”

“This is the most uncomfortable coffin I’ve ever been in.”
–Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau) in ED WOOD

“I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful” (repeated)–Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) in WHAT ABOUT BOB?

“We’re not going anywhere, we’re not going anywhere, we’re not going anywhere…Where are you going?”–Arnie Grape (Leonardo DiCaprio) in WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE

Practically anything that Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thornton) growls in SLING BLADE, especially: “Some folks call it a sling blade. I call it a Kaiser blade. It’s shaped kinda like a bananner.”

“I knew it, I’m surrounded by assholes!” -Spaceballs

Just read the sig line…

Hardy - I could copy the dialogue from either Clerks or Fargo. Any line would qualify as a favorite. I’m especially fond of the scene in Clerks with the mother asking Randall to order a children’s video fo her.