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Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« on: December 30, 2006, 01:00:08 am »
Ok we all know of famous lines from movies and books...these are some of my favorites...ya'll be nice I don't always remember the movie...definitely won't remember the actor...and heck the quote may not be perfect....

I am just having fun here!!

ya'll post yours too!


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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 01:03:01 am »
I find myself using these all the time...but no one recognizes them so they just think I am nuts!!  :laugh:

"Well, well, well!!"

"Don't look at me I just got here myself"

and

"Nothing a week in the tropics wouldn't fix"

from "Mad Max"
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 01:07:20 am »
"The sons of dreams outlive the sons of man"

"That I was born to; this I am...I must make the best of it I can"

-The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 01:15:54 am »
"count upon nothing, but make your own nest against the storm"

"I lit the nightlamp and set it by the bed, and watched with him, til at morning the embalmers came to take him from me and fill him with everlasting myrhh."


-The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 01:51:47 am »
"There is the light and the dark and all things that live have the power to choose"

The Persian Boy

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 01:54:29 am »
"Grief not, for old age will not come to you...but to another, whom the Gods will make ready..."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 07:25:33 am »
"be as you wish to seem"

Mary Renault

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006, 12:45:42 pm »
EEK "The Wizard of Oz"! (and she even knows the actors!!)  :P

we didn't have color TV til I was a teenager (this was back in the dark ages before we could see any movie whenever we wanted) I was SHOCKED the first time I saw it in color! made quite a difference!

but Barbara reminded me there is a line in that movie I DO use on occassion...

"Are you a GOOD witch or a BAD witch?"

but I sub horse or dog...so I will ask a dog.."Are you a GOOD dog or a BAD dog?" The owners always think I am insane... :-\ :laugh:

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006, 10:38:22 pm »
"The sky looked like a big broken off piece of something blank he had forgotten about"

--Flannery O'Conner in Wise Blood.

I just love Flannery O'Conner, she says the widest things.
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006, 10:46:26 pm »
“Jasper had the palest blue eyes I’d ever looked into. They were hydrangea blue, the blue of a summer mid-afternoon, or, rather, the blue that you find at the base of a flame. I never got tired of looking into them, of having Jasper to look at, or of having Jasper look at me. Jasper was, I thought, as handsome as a man can be, without his being Italian.

Sometimes in Rome, in fact every day in Rome, I have seen men more handsome than Jasper. You can see better-looking men than Jasper every day in the Piazza del Popolo or on the Via del Corso. In Rome, even the policemen are so handsome that Dominic, full of grappa one night, could not resist flirting with a group of them, at three in the morning, in the Piazza Barberini. They were amused, thank God.

But this is Rome, it is only in Rome.

It could be Florence, Siena, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, but it isn’t. It just isn’t true there. It is only in Rome that you will be overcome by the dark, opulent beauty of the men.

Dominic said that God knew what He was doing when He made Italians.

Of course, this is what all Italians say.”

From “Such Times,”
by Christopher Coe
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2006, 11:16:04 pm »
that one is funny, Kerry

very nice!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2006, 01:48:19 am »
"Villians that come in twirling their mustaches are easy to spot. It is the ones who cloak themselves in good deeds that we must be eternally vigilant against"

"the first word censored, the first link forged....enslaves us all"

Star Trek The Next Generation

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2006, 12:34:36 pm »
“Jasper had the palest blue eyes I’d ever looked into. They were hydrangea blue, the blue of a summer mid-afternoon, or, rather, the blue that you find at the base of a flame. I never got tired of looking into them, of having Jasper to look at, or of having Jasper look at me. Jasper was, I thought, as handsome as a man can be, without his being Italian.

Sometimes in Rome, in fact every day in Rome, I have seen men more handsome than Jasper. You can see better-looking men than Jasper every day in the Piazza del Popolo or on the Via del Corso. In Rome, even the policemen are so handsome that Dominic, full of grappa one night, could not resist flirting with a group of them, at three in the morning, in the Piazza Barberini. They were amused, thank God.

But this is Rome, it is only in Rome.

It could be Florence, Siena, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, but it isn’t. It just isn’t true there. It is only in Rome that you will be overcome by the dark, opulent beauty of the men.

Dominic said that God knew what He was doing when He made Italians.

Of course, this is what all Italians say.”

From “Such Times,”
by Christopher Coe

As a fellow lover of all things and people Italian, I know what you mean!! I even married one!!

One of the lines I love is from a movie called "Boys Don't Cry" where Lana says to Brandon, "I don't care if you're a big hairy monkey." Lana is played by Chloe Sevigny and Brandon is played by Hillary Swank.
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2007, 07:50:34 am »
“I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds. My first sight of him was in the door of Germer’s, and, on that occasion, I was struck less by his looks than by the fact that he was carrying a large teddy-bear.

‘That,’ said the barber, as I took his chair, ‘was Lord Sebastian Flyte. A most amusing young gentleman.’

‘Apparently,’ I said coldly.

‘The Marquis of Marchmain’s second boy. His brother, the Earl of Brideshead, went down last term. Now he was very different, a very quiet gentleman, quite like an old man. What do you suppose Lord Sebastian wanted? A hair brush for his teddy-bear; it had to have very stiff bristles, not, Lord Sebastian said, to brush him with, but to threaten him with a spanking when he was sulky. He bought a very nice one with an ivory back and he’s having “Aloysius” engraved on it - that’s the bear’s name. The man, who, in his time, had had ample chance to tire of undergraduate fantasy, was plainly captivated.”

From “Brideshead Revisited”
(the sacred and profane memories of
Captain Charles Ryder)
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2007, 08:05:21 am »
Very interesting thread!
I'll post along as I remember some lines...

The first that comes to mind is from Some Like It Hot:

Jack Lemmon: "I'm not a woman; I'm a man"
Answer: "Nobody's perfect!"
" - I'm vegan now."
"-Vegan? I thought you were still Church of England"

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2007, 08:37:06 pm »
From "I, Claudius".

The emperor Tiberius is listening the mob rage outside the palace.  They are angry about an assasination in which the royal family is implicated.  He glares at his elderly mother Livia who is also in the room.

Tiberius (snarling):  Has it ever occurred to you, mother, that it's you they hate, and not me?
Livia (with aggravated dignity):  There's nothing on this earth that occurs to you that hasn't occured to me first.  That is the burden I live with!
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2007, 10:02:02 pm »
OK, my short term memory finally kicked in.  :)

From the movie Pitch Black:

Johns: Zeke.  Full clip, safety's off. One shot if you spot him.
Paris Ogilvie: And, what if Mr. Riddick spots us first?
[grinning] Johns: Then there'll be no shots.

Johns: How's it look?
Riddick: Looks clear.
[Johns steps forward, and a creature flies out towards them. They duck and it flies into the night]
Johns: You said it was clear!
Riddick: I said it *looked* clear.
Johns: Well, how does it look now?
Riddick: Looks clear.

Riddick:  You're not afraid of the dark, are you?

From Pirates of the Caribbean I and II:

[looks at Jack's sword]
Norrington: And I half expected it to be made of wood. You are without doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of.
Jack Sparrow: But you have heard of me.

[to Commodore Norrington] Jack Sparrow: I want you to know that I was rooting for you. Know that.

[Jack picks himself up and holds up key before looking back at Norrington and Will fighting on top of the mill): Still rooting for you, mate.

Will Turner: He roped a couple of sea turtles.
Mr. Gibbs: Aye. Sea turtles.
Will Turner: What did he use for rope?
[from beside them] Jack Sparrow: Human hair.

Elizabeth:  How did you get here?
Will [looking at Jack]:  Couple of sea turtles, mate.  Tied to my boots.
Jack [nodding sympathetically]:  Not so easy is it?

Will Turner: Where's Elizabeth?
Jack Sparrow: She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really... except for, of course, Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman.

From Star Wars IV:

Vader:  I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Vader:  Obi-Wan is here, the Force is with him.

From Out of Africa:

Karen:  You could marry me.  For the money, I mean.
Bror:  Eh, I have to marry a virgin.  I can't stand criticism.

Karen:  How do you manage it?  To keep us friends?
Bror:  We started that way.

From The Year of Living Dangerously:

[responds after being asked if she listened to Guy's radio broadcast]
Jill Bryant:  I thought it was a bit melodramatic...but it drove my flatmate to tears, so there you are.
Guy Hamilton:  What's it take to drive you to tears, eh?


"Madness is sacred to the gods.  They give it to us at the proper season to purge our souls as they give us strong herbs to clean out our bodies.  At the Dionysia we are a little mad.  But it leaves us clean because we've dedicated it to a god."

Mary Renault, The Last of the Wine
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2007, 01:05:50 am »
I love stuff like this and as someone once said I've got a million of em but I'll only share a few  ;)



"But Oh! The blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearless on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."   

~ Dinah Maria Mulock Craik ~

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This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet
its maker! This is a late parrot! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in
peace! It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an
ex-parrot!!!

---A Fish Called Wanda


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There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.

~The Gallant Hours

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Sometimes people just aren't who you need them to be, at like a certain moment, and unfortunately there's nothing you can do about it.

~ Once and Again


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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

~Henry David Thoreau

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Pain is to pleasure as disco is to punk. You need to live through one to fully appreciate the other.

~ Random Shooting in LA


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When it gets hot like this, you know what I do? I keep my undies in the icebox!

~ Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch

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Julie Taylor: Why don't we play two-on-two?
Ryder: But you're...
Julie Taylor: A girl? So I can't play. But then again, I am black, so maybe I can. You're problem's gonna be deciding which one of your narrow-minded stereotypes is gonna kick your lily-white ass.
Ryder: Yeah, right.
Julie Taylor: Afraid you'll get beat?
Christian Markelli: By a girl and a fag?

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007, 04:25:47 pm »
From Shanghai Noon:

Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) to Chon Wang (Jackie Chan):

This isn't China.  This is the West.  The sun doesn't rise here.  It sets.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 11:59:04 pm »
From The Producers

[Carmen answers the phone, a piano underscore playing]
Carmen Ghia: Hello, the living room of renowned theatrical director Roger De Bris' elegant Upper East Side townhouse on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in June. Whom may I say is calling?
[Carmen frowns and the piano abruptly stops]
Carmen Ghia: Listen, you broken down pathetic old queen. He was drunk, he was hot, you got lucky! Don't ever call here again!
[he slams the phone down]
Roger De Bris: Who was that?
Carmen Ghia: Wrong number!
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2007, 09:09:41 pm »
Dr. Frank-N-Furter (played marvellously by Tim Curry) in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975): "It's not easy having a good time. Even smiling makes my face ache."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2007, 09:13:18 pm »
Mrs. Gert Hammond (played superbly by Marion Eaton) in Thundercrack! (1975): "The thing he loved most in life was crushed by the weight of his own testicles."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2007, 09:08:52 pm »
From The Tokaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson:

"A line of women balanced wood tubs on their heads as they walked along the shoreline.  They wore their sashes brashly tied in front.  The well-side gossip was that men who bought their flatfish, mollusks, and seaweed could also rent their clams."

From the brilliant brilliant Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, chapter "Fecundity":

"...Edwin Way Teale reports that a lone aphid, without a partner, breeding 'unmolested' for one year, would produce so many living aphids that, although they are only a tenth of an inch long, together they would extend into space 25,000 light years.  Even the average goldfish lays 5000 eggs, which she will eat as fast as she lays if permitted.  The sales manager at Ozark Fisheries which raises commercial goldfish for the likes of me said, 'We produce, measure and sell our product by the ton.'...[life] multiplied mindlessly into tons and lightyears is more than extravagance, it is holocaust, parody, glut....a glob of tar [found in the middle of the Atlantic] was overgrown with gooseneck barnacles...how many...larva must be out there in the middle of the vast oceans for every one that finds a glob of tar to fasten to?  If I gathered a cup of ocean water would I be holding scores of dead and dying barnacle larva?  Should I throw them a chip?  What kind of world is this, anyway? Why not make fewer barnacle larva and give them a decent chance?  Are we dealing in life, or in death?"

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2007, 02:49:51 am »
From The Tokaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson:

"A line of women balanced wood tubs on their heads as they walked along the shoreline.  They wore their sashes brashly tied in front.  The well-side gossip was that men who bought their flatfish, mollusks, and seaweed could also rent their clams."

From the brilliant brilliant Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, chapter "Fecundity":

"...Edwin Way Teale reports that a lone aphid, without a partner, breeding 'unmolested' for one year, would produce so many living aphids that, although they are only a tenth of an inch long, together they would extend into space 25,000 light years.  Even the average goldfish lays 5000 eggs, which she will eat as fast as she lays if permitted.  The sales manager at Ozark Fisheries which raises commercial goldfish for the likes of me said, 'We produce, measure and sell our product by the ton.'...[life] multiplied mindlessly into tons and lightyears is more than extravagance, it is holocaust, parody, glut....a glob of tar [found in the middle of the Atlantic] was overgrown with gooseneck barnacles...how many...larva must be out there in the middle of the vast oceans for every one that finds a glob of tar to fasten to?  If I gathered a cup of ocean water would I be holding scores of dead and dying barnacle larva?  Should I throw them a chip?  What kind of world is this, anyway? Why not make fewer barnacle larva and give them a decent chance?  Are we dealing in life, or in death?"


really nice, Delalluvia  :)

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2007, 10:25:35 pm »
From The Princess Bride:

Vizzini: INCONCEIVABLE!

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

From Archangel by Sharon Shinn:

"I am not one man.  I am the heir of hundreds of other men and women who shaped the world according to Jovah's plan.  What you have made of Samaria is not what they intended."

"But the world changes."

"And it will change again."


From Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn:

'Thank you Jovah," she whispered,"You are very good."

"I exist to do your will," he said.

She smiled a little, "...the world is not at all as I had believed it."

"Yet the world is the same as it always was. It is merely that you see with new eyes."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2007, 11:20:03 am »
We who are left behind watch you on your way....
The long prison of the years unlocks it's iron door,
Go free now, into the beautiful land....
Forgive us who suffer in this clouded land,
Guide us and wait for us, as we wait for you.
We will meet again.
....We will meet again.


That's from a book: "Firesong" by William Nicholson. I guess it's kind of a childrens book but I love it and that bit always makes me cry, I rarely cry over books. I recommend it though, it's the third of a trilogy.

From "Ed Wood"
"Nah, I'm all man.  I even fought in WW2....Course, I was wearing ladies' undergarments under my uniform."

And, of course, the whole Smurf conversation from "Donnie Darko", I don't care if it's puerile, I think it's funny :)

First of all, Papa Smurf didn't create Smurfette. Gargamel did. She was sent in as Gargamel's evil spy with the intention of destroying the Smurf village. But the overwhelming goodness of the Smurf way of life transformed her. And as for the whole gang-bang scenario, it just couldn't happen. Smurfs are asexual. They don't even have... reproductive organs under those little, white pants. It's just so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. You know, what's the point of living... if you don't have a dick?

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I saw you were sick and tired of my wrong turns.
If you only knew the way I feel,
I'd really love to tell you,
But I could never seem to say
The things I needed to.
On a day like today
No other words would do.


Keane: On A Day Like Today

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2007, 08:12:29 am »
MOVIES

Gone with The Wind

Scarlett: Rhett... if you go, where shall I go, what shall I do?
Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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Casablanca

Rick: Your cash is good at the bar.
Banker: What? Do you know who I am?
Rick: I do. You're lucky the bar's open to you

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Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)

Tina: Trust you? The last time I trusted you, Mookie, I ended up with a son.

BOOKS

The Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger)

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

In the first place, I'm sort of an atheist. I like Jesus and all, but I don't care too much for most of the other stuff in the Bible. Take the Disciples, for instance. They annoyed the hell out of me, if you want to know the truth. They were all right after Jesus was dead and all, but while He was alive, they were about as much use to Him as a hole in the head. All they did was keep letting Him down. I like almost anybody in the Bible better than the Disciples. If you want to know the truth, the guy I like best in the Bible, next to Jesus, was that lunatic and all, that lived in the tombs and kept cutting himself with stones. I like him ten times as much as the Disciples, that poor bastard.

La vida es sueño.   (Pedro Calerón de la Barca)
(Life is a dream)

"¿Qué es la vida? Un frenesí. (What is life? A frenzy)
¿Qué es la vida? Una ilusión, (What's life? An illusion)
una sombra, una ficción; (A shadow, a fiction)
y el mayor bien es pequeño; (It is greatest good is small)
que toda la vida es sueño, (All life is a dream)
y los sueños, sueños son." (And dreams are just dreams)




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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2007, 07:13:37 pm »
From Dirty Harry ..  8) 
You gotta admire his straightforward way of saying things ..  :P


"Well, opinions are like a--holes, everyone's got one."


Harry just got suspended, he is upset and hands in his badge:

"Well, here's a 7-point suppository for you .."
Boss looks at him stunned.   "What did you say?"
Harry, with a growl:  "I said stick it in your a$$" ..



Harry has to explain why he shot a man..
Harry Callahan: Well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy.
The Mayor: Intent? How did you establish that?
Harry Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher's knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross!



And the ultimate:
  8)
You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya punk?


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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2007, 08:38:27 pm »
"Leeloo Dallas Multi Pass"   :D

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2007, 12:56:46 am »
This is from Be Here Now, by Ram Dass: You just love until you and the beloved become one.
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2007, 05:53:35 am »
AAAhhh...what fun!

"They weren't too big on ballpoints in 1943"---"Angel Heart" (?)

"More!"--Lone Star (Sales, director)

""Plus I feel sorry for him myself--a a man who don't know where he belong, gotta be in a whole lotta pain."---"A Soldier's Story" (Jewison, director)

"Kill the poys and the luggage--tis expressly against the law of arms!"---Henry V (Shakespeare)

"I can't believe I left my damn shirt up there."
(agreeing, but not very interested) "Yeah."----duh

"Sounding in moral virtue was his speeche
And gladly would he learn, and gladly teache."--Cantervbury Tales (Chaucer)

"Struck trees die black
Fire in the Air
Leaves not a Wrack
of Bone nor Hair."---Possession (A.S. Byatt)

"To die will be an awfully big adventure."--Peter and Wendy (Barrie)

"Every little cloud
always sings out loud."--Winnie-the-Pooh (Milne)

"A woman may be proud and stiff
when on love intent,
but love has pitched his mansion
in the place of excrement
and nothing can be whole, or sole,
till it has first been rent."  --Crazy Jane Talks to the Bishop (Yeats)

"You should have been there"--"Queer as Folk"

"You shoulda been there."---Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

"Not the station where all the trains stoip; the station where all the stations stop."---"Wings of Desire" (Wim Wenders director)

(first two words in French)"It's called 'riding the dragon''"-"-Barbarian Invasions" (director Denys Arcand)

"Guess I haven't got a choice."---"Forever Blue"  (Tom Pettit, writer)

"Cats and dogs are coming down,
14th street is going to drown
everyone is rushing round
I've got blond on blond."
                                   "Sommersturn," German film....that almost nobody
saw.

"My guard stood hard when abstract threats
to noble to neglect
deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect,
Good and bad, I defined these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm youngerthan that now."
                                      "My back Pages," Bob Dylan, last verse, end of "Forever Blue"



That's about enough out of me, huh?
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2007, 01:06:17 pm »
These are terrific, Julie!!!!!

I especially love the Yeats and the Wim Wenders



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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2007, 01:49:48 pm »
Thanks! (Not that I wrote them!)

Added a couple more..somebody stop me.
"We're each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark?" --"Nine Lives," by Ursula K. Le Guin, from The Wind's Twelve Quarters

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2007, 02:12:24 am »
From the fantastic book “Ghosts of Vesuvius”.   If you missed the original book thread, I highly recommended everyone who likes reading non-fiction to run not walk to get this book.  The author is a scientist, I’m not sure what his specialty is, but he is working and has worked on the ancient volcanic ruins around Vesuvius, 2 miles down at the Titanic wreck and at Ground Zero in Manhattan.

First something amazing about the author, Charles Pellegrino.  Either he’s one of the luckiest men alive or someone has it out for him really bad:


“I know this [time-dilation when in a life or death situation] to be true…In 1975 the truck I was driving was pierced by engine parts from a crashing 727 jetliner.  One hundred and twenty people died around me… I survived with only a bump on my head…I’ve been taken to the brink of death (and back) by a disease most physicians had never seen before, I’ve plane crashed again, then submarine-crashed…rockslided, tornadoed, shot at, slashed, stabbed, hand-grenaded and almost blown up with the Dead Sea Scrolls (this was in Jerusalem during a 1991 incident…in the failed attack…it was a dud…an archaeologist told me that ‘someone must have really been watching out’ for me on account of while everyone else in the room had ducked for cover, I had remained standing, looking stupidly at the grenade trying to decide [if it was real] or just something that “really did look like a grenade”.   “Don’t let [the author]’s head inflate with self-importance,” said a rabbi, “God wasn’t watching out for [him], he just happened to be standing near the scrolls and God did not want the scrolls to be harmed.”)”

“If not for a sudden crisis in my family, in July of 1996 [wherein I cancelled my flight so that] … I was on the beach with my little girl when Flight 800 passed overhead and minutes later, exploded on the horizon...  [My daughter] called my attention to the explosion…”Oh, Moon!  Pretty.” She had said…”

He comments about Roman emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicacea:

“To settle the reincarnation debate, two votes were held in Nicaea.  In the first vote the bishops were asked to choose between the afterlife taking place (a) in…heaven  or (b) …here on earth.  The first vote [results] weighed in against the earthly reincarnations, whereupon Constantine ordered the immediate execution of those who voted for a belief in an earthly [afterlife].

He then held a second vote…the second vote was unanimous, of course.”

About his attitude toward nature:

“Nature did not “select against” the dinosaurs so much as plow over them without even noticing.  Those who say we humans must be wise and be caretakers of the earth or nature will take revenge against us, are missing a far more frightening, far more sobering point:  Nature does not notice us.  Nature does not care.”

He was researching the wreck of the Titanic with a Russian research vessel on 9/11.  Once the news got out to everyone on the research vessel:

“The Russians raised an American flag on the stern of their ship and over the speaker system they played Ray Charles singing “America the Beautiful” (unable apparently to find, anywhere on board, a recording of “The Star Spangled Banner”).

He reminds his readers of the engineering crew on board the Titanic who kept the lights going until the very last second, knowing that when they were no longer able to do their job, it would be too late for them to escape.  He honors them and recalls similar heroic actions by an engineering crew on 9/11:

“Officially the city (under the Towers) was being abandoned [during the 9/11 attack), but engineer Frank DeMartini and his team remained below, commanding the lighting…[Officer] Vargas noticed that the lights occasionally flickered, but always the power was restored.  Always.  FDNY Battalion Commander…also noticed that the lights, though strained, always prevailed.  Even after the South Tower collapsed…he would recall the North Tower had lights again after only 20 seconds…he would never forget how, on a day when monsters took wing…the men behind the [power] grid also existed and outnumbered the monsters.  He would always remember DeMartini’s team who perished, every one of them, belowground...”

And another group:

“Look at the helicopter crews [on 9/11] over and around the Towers – who, when news that a third plane might be on the way and that they should be prepared to stop it in the only way possible, radioed back an expressionless, ‘Affirmative’…”

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2007, 05:36:54 am »
Best insult in a movie - from 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', delivered by a guard in a comedy French accent:

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!"

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(Hands up who said this to themselves in said comedy accent - it is funnier that way  ;))
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2007, 03:29:07 pm »
[sheepish]  Hands up.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2007, 06:27:52 pm »
Thomas Mann died in 1955; he made a recording for the"This I believe" radio broadcast that year. he starts out by telling us how science has pro\ven that, in the great scheme of things, we ain't nothin'.  Then he goes on to say that. nevertheless, he geels it is natural for man to believe that each step in the evolution of man on earth was a new creation: the one-celled animals, the land animals, man. And that the failure of mankind, through his own faults, would signify the failure of creation itself. Thn he pauses and says:

"Whether this is true, or not true, it would be a good ideas if men behaved as if it were."

(It's actually one of those sentences that's short6er in German than English! "Sei es so, oder nicht so, es waere gut, wenn der Mensch sich be4nehme, als wasere es so.")
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2007, 10:18:33 pm »
From the movie Armageddon:

AJ:  You ever heard of Evel Kneivel?
Lev:  No, I never saw 'Star Wars'.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2007, 02:58:36 pm »
(Hands up who said this to themselves in said comedy accent - it is funnier that way  ;))

What other way is there to say it? I LOVE that movie. (I highly recommend Mothy Python's Spamalot, the musical based off that movie.)

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2007, 04:03:00 pm »
From Love Actually, one of my favorite movies.

Harry: Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?
Sarah: Two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, what, two hours?
Harry: And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?
Sarah: Ahm, two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes.
Harry: I thought as much.
Sarah: Do you think everybody knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Do you think Karl knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Oh that is bad news.
Harry: Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it.
Sarah: Like what?
Harry: Invite him out for a drink and then after about twenty minutes casually drop into the conversation the fact that you'd like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.
Sarah: You know that?
Harry: Yes. And so does Karl. Think about it. For all our sakes. It's Christmas.
Sarah: Certainly. Excellent. Will do. Thanks, boss.


[Natalie, a secretary, is greeting the Prime Minister]
Natalie: Hello, David. I mean "sir". Shit, I can't believe I've just said that. Oh, and now I've gone and said "shit" - twice. I'm so sorry, sir.
Prime Minister: It's fine, it's fine. You could've said "fuck", and then we'd have been in real trouble.
Natalie: Thank you, sir. I did have an awful premonition that I was going to fuck up on the first day. Oh, piss-it!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2007, 07:51:53 pm »
From The Life of Brian:

Brian (having just opened his shutters first thing in the morning, and seeing throngs of people below, who are waiting for his pearls of wisdom): "No, no, don't you understand?  You are all individuals!"

Throng, in droning unison: "We are all individuals."


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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2007, 11:05:21 pm »
From Titanic:

Bruce J. Ismay [shocked]:  But this ship can't sink!

Thomas Andrews [grim]:  She's made of iron, sir!  I assure you, she can.  And will.


From Chronicles of Riddick:

Imam:  Have you heard a single word I have said?

Riddick:  About it all circling the drain...the universe...

Imam nods.

Riddick:  Had to end sometime.


From two unpublished works:

Did he want something more than these young American girls, so repressed, so concerned at being labeled 'bad girls' that they couldn't enjoy life?

So must the gods appear in their lust, beautiful and unashamed.
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2007, 11:37:04 am »
From the HBO series Rome,

Mark Antony [uncomfortable in a patron civil role]:  Well, I will have to get used to this political manuevering even if it kills me.

[Looking around the crowded room with a half smile] - Or anyone else for that matter.

From the movie Gladiator,

Quintus [looking grimly at the yelling horde of German rebels]:  A people should know when they're conquered.


Maximus:  What we do in life, echoes in eternity.


Maximus:  At my signal, unleash hell.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2007, 11:49:56 am »
From the charming romantic comeday "BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's," I liked this exchange between Holly Golighty  and Paul Varjack .   :)

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Holly Golightly: He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.

Paul Varjak: Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.


Holly Golightly: That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2007, 01:00:16 pm »
Here's a couple; what makes these special is how they were delivered......


Marlene Dietrich to Orson Welles in Touch of Evil:

"..honey you're a mess"



Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity

Stanwyck:  I wonder if I know what you mean......

macMurray:  I wonder if you wonder.



bette davis to olivia dehavilland in Hush hush sweet charlotte

"you're a vile, sorry little bitch!"


rosiland russell in the Women


"of course she adores the Fowler family, particuarly my husband!"

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2007, 10:23:04 am »
From F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby:

They're careless people, Tom and Daisy.  They smash things up and retreat into their money, or vast carelessness, or whatever it is that keeps them together, leaving other people to clean up the mess.
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2007, 12:55:35 pm »
Fran, I also love the last line:

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2007, 12:55:44 pm »
From Love Actually, one of my favorite movies.

Harry: Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?
Sarah: Two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, what, two hours?
Harry: And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?
Sarah: Ahm, two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes.
Harry: I thought as much.
Sarah: Do you think everybody knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Do you think Karl knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Oh that is bad news.
Harry: Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it.
Sarah: Like what?
Harry: Invite him out for a drink and then after about twenty minutes casually drop into the conversation the fact that you'd like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.
Sarah: You know that?
Harry: Yes. And so does Karl. Think about it. For all our sakes. It's Christmas.
Sarah: Certainly. Excellent. Will do. Thanks, boss.


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Natalie: Hello, David. I mean "sir". Shit, I can't believe I've just said that. Oh, and now I've gone and said "shit" - twice. I'm so sorry, sir.
Prime Minister: It's fine, it's fine. You could've said "fuck", and then we'd have been in real trouble.
Natalie: Thank you, sir. I did have an awful premonition that I was going to fuck up on the first day. Oh, piss-it!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2007, 02:15:05 pm »


         Line from Arthur, which had so many...

     "you're a HOOKER?   I thought I was just doing good with you."



     Beautiful mind

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2007, 03:44:34 pm »
I had to do a quick internet search for the exact words but every time The Blues Brothers is on TV I'll watch just to hear Aretha Franklin say:

"We got two honkies out there dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2007, 08:00:23 pm »
Can you tell me which movies these liines are from??

Do you concur?

Even better!

Without so much as a 'by your leave.'

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2007, 12:26:36 am »

Those lines sound familiar Front, but I can't place them.

One sounds like it's from a Johnny Depp movie, the other from Last of the Mohicans - maybe.


More favorite lines:

Mrs. Coulter: I forgive you.

From The Golden Compass



Mr. Smith: Honey, I think you should know...I was married before.

Angry, Mrs. Smith slams on the car brakes, throwing Mr. Smith against the windshield where Mrs. Smith starts slapping at him, furious.

Mr. Smith [dodging]: Are you out of your mind?  What's the matter with you?

Mrs. Smith [in the words of wives all over the world throughout time]:  You're what's the matter with me!

From Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2007, 08:38:07 am »
The other from Last of the Mohicans - maybe.


Right, Del. One IS from LOTM. But, which one?

Guess on the other three lines everybody!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2007, 08:46:53 am »
Right, Del. One IS from LOTM. But, which one?

Guess on the other three lines everybody!

LOL for Mrs. Smith!!


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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2007, 12:29:11 pm »
One of my favorite lines is from The Royal Tenenbaums. Richie (Luke Wilson) confides to his dad, Royal (Gene Hackman), that he's in love with his sister. They note that she's adopted, so it's not strictly incest.

Royal: Still, it's frowned upon ... [shrugs cheerfully] but what isn't, these days?


I use that line a lot in real life.



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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2007, 05:42:45 pm »
Stay alive, no matter what occurs!
Right you are, Della!! Seeing that line again got me so riled up, I had to go rent the movie again. There's a new director's cut out now...I recommend it!!

BTW, "Without so much as a 'by your leave'" is also from LOTM.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2007, 05:44:09 pm »
Let me ask again: Who said


Do you concur?

and

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2007, 06:29:42 pm »
I like these couples of lines from THE LION IN WINTER.  Sorry FRONT-RANGER, I don't the origin of the two you cite. I could google it, but that would be cheatin..

Prince John: A knife! He's got a knife!
Eleanor: Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians! How clear we make it

There are many good lines in that movie.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2007, 08:22:54 pm »
Right you are, Della!! Seeing that line again got me so riled up, I had to go rent the movie again. There's a new director's cut out now...I recommend it!!

BTW, "Without so much as a 'by your leave'" is also from LOTM.

I'll have to see TRT, Katherine! It sounds great!!


What is LOTM?

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2007, 08:27:59 pm »

REG:
    Yeah...And what have the Romans ever given us in return?!
XERXES:
    The aqueduct?
REG:
    What?
XERXES:
    The aqueduct.
REG:
    Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that's true. Yeah.
COMMANDO #3:
    And sanitation.
LORETTA:
    Oh, yeah, sanitation, Reg. Remember what the city used to be like?
REG:
    Yeah. All right. I'll grant you the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Romans have done.
MATTHIAS:
    And the roads.
REG:
    Well, yeah. Obviously the roads. I mean, the roads go without saying, don't they? But apart from the sanitation, the aqueduct, and the roads--
COMMANDO:
    Irrigation.
XERXES:
    Medicine.
COMMANDOS:
    Huh? Heh? Huh...
COMMANDO #2:
    Education.
COMMANDOS:
    Ohh...
REG:
    Yeah, yeah. All right. Fair enough.
COMMANDO #1:
    And the wine.
COMMANDOS:
    Oh, yes. Yeah...
FRANCIS:
    Yeah. Yeah, that's something we'd really miss, Reg, if the Romans left. Huh.
COMMANDO:
    Public baths.
LORETTA:
    And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now, Reg.
FRANCIS:
    Yeah, they certainly know how to keep order. Let's face it. They're the only ones who could in a place like this.
COMMANDOS:
    Hehh, heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.
REG:
    All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
XERXES:
    Brought peace.
REG:
    Oh. Peace? Shut up!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2007, 10:07:12 pm »
What is LOTM?

Last of the Mohicans!! 'Nother line:

On the contrary, it is more stirring to my blood than any imagining could be.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2007, 10:40:03 pm »
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.  The Outsiders
"Gettin' tired of your dumbass missin'!"

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2007, 11:16:02 pm »
From the dystopic classic 1984.

Winston Smith: [In Winston's diary] Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two equals four. If that is granted all else will follow.



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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #63 on: January 21, 2008, 12:29:07 pm »
"The frontier place is for people like my white son and his woman and their children. And one day there will be no more frontier. And men like you will go too, like the Mohicans. And new people will come, work, struggle. Some will make their life. But once, we were here."

 - Chinagoochcuk, Chief of the Mohawk tribe, final words of The Last of the Mohicans

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #64 on: January 21, 2008, 12:30:21 pm »
Let me ask again: Who said


Do you concur?

and

Even better!

I'll give you another chance to guess!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2008, 03:40:54 pm »
One of my favorites from Amadeus:

"How does one kill a man? It's one thing to dream about it.. Very different when- when you... when you have to do it... with your own hands." - Antonio Salieri

I have a lot of favorite lines from books and film but that's one of the first that comes to mind.

Oh, here's more:

"To this day, people still come up to me and ask how I got over his (Sergei Grinkov's) death. My answer is always the same: 'I'm not over it.' In all honesty, I don't think I ever will be." - Scott Hamilton

"Nothing is either good or bad, 'tis thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

"Goodness is beauty in the best estate." - Christopher Marlowe

"There is no sin but ignorance." - Christopher Marlowe

"Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position." - Christopher Marlowe

"O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars." - Christopher Marlowe

"Virtue is the fount whence honour springs." - Christopher Marlowe

"Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?" - Christopher Marlowe

"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Brothers Karamazov

(I have been on a Marlowe kick the past few months LOL)
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2008, 10:41:41 pm »

Am watching a rerun of "Red October" with Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery.

One of my favorite lines from the movie and a good one to always keep in mind, especially in an election year:  8)

The late great lamented actor Richard Jordan as Dr. Jeffrey Pelt, the President's Security Advisor addresses Alec Baldwin's character:

"Listen...I'm a politician, which means I'm a cheat and a liar and when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops.  But it also means I kept my options open..."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2008, 12:29:28 pm »
I always liked the first few paragraphs of Out of Africa.   

"I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills..."   It gets right to the point. You know this is going to be a recollection of what has transpired. The next three paragraphs are highly evocative of what East Africa must have been like to Europeans going there in the early 1900s. The air is pure, things like that, all in contrast to highly industrialized Europe.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2008, 02:11:47 pm »
Who is Christopher Marlowe? I must get to know this guy, Anya!

And della, I loved Richard Jordan too!!

And karl, I loved Out of Africa!!

Now I'm starting to sound like Corduroy...

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2008, 08:46:41 pm »
Who is Christopher Marlowe? I must get to know this guy, Anya!

http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/marlowe.htm

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And della, I loved Richard Jordan too!!

 ;D  His untimely death was a tragedy.  :'(

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And karl, I loved Out of Africa!!

Me too!

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2008, 09:49:54 pm »

"Nuke" LaLoosh [embarrassed and angry, rushes the stranger in the alley]:  Who the hell are you?

The calm stranger gives him a single punch that lays out the bigger, younger man into the garbage with a faint "good punch" wafting weakly up.

"Crash" Davis:  I'm your new catcher.  And you just got Rule #1, don't think.  It can only hurt the ball club.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2009, 07:09:19 pm »
bump day bump!  :)

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #72 on: March 18, 2009, 10:05:29 pm »
"Jasper had the palest blue eyes I've ever looked into. They were hydrangea blue, the blue of a summer mid-afternoon, or, rather, the blue that you find at the base of a flame. I never got tired of looking into them, or having Jasper to look at, or of having Jasper look at me. Jasper was, I thought, as handsome as a man can be, without his being Italian.

Sometimes in Rome, in fact every day in  Rome, I have seen men more handsome than Jasper. You can see better looking men than Jasper every day in the Piazza del Popolo or on the Via del Corso. In Rome, even the policemen are so handsome that Dominic, full of grappa one night, could not resist flirting with a group of them, at three in the morning, in the Piazza Barberini. They were amused, thank God.

But this is Rome, it is only in Rome.

It could be Florence, Siena, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, but it isn't. It just isn't true there. It is only in Rome that you will be overcome by the dark, opulent beauty of the men.

Dominic said that God knew what he was doing when he made Italians.

Of course, that is what all Italians say."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2009, 12:00:49 pm »
"Jasper had the palest blue eyes I've ever looked into. They were hydrangea blue, the blue of a summer mid-afternoon, or, rather, the blue that you find at the base of a flame. I never got tired of looking into them, or having Jasper to look at, or of having Jasper look at me. Jasper was, I thought, as handsome as a man can be, without his being Italian.

Sometimes in Rome, in fact every day in  Rome, I have seen men more handsome than Jasper. You can see better looking men than Jasper every day in the Piazza del Popolo or on the Via del Corso. In Rome, even the policemen are so handsome that Dominic, full of grappa one night, could not resist flirting with a group of them, at three in the morning, in the Piazza Barberini. They were amused, thank God.

But this is Rome, it is only in Rome.

It could be Florence, Siena, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, but it isn't. It just isn't true there. It is only in Rome that you will be overcome by the dark, opulent beauty of the men.

Dominic said that God knew what he was doing when he made Italians.

Of course, that is what all Italians say."

from "Such Times"
by Christopher Coa

*Jess booking a trip to Rome!!!  :o :o*






*Jess's husband canceling the trip*


 >:( >:(

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2009, 07:22:19 pm »
*Jess booking a trip to Rome!!!  :o :o*






*Jess's husband canceling the trip*


 >:( >:(

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2009, 01:37:47 pm »

"The thunderclap of its guns edged ever closer.  After a while, the rhythm of its shooting sounded like an extended drum solo in a rock song...It was the wrathful approach of the United States of America, footsteps of the great god of red, white and blue.

It was the best fucking sound in the world."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2009, 02:54:34 pm »
From Tattoo Machine

Tattoo artist giving his opinion of customers:

"And don't bother giving me any kind of line like:  'I'm a lawyer. Here's my card if you ever need any advice...To the very rich, we'll [tattoo artists] always be to the left of your waiter and a step above the poor soul who details your Hummer...And sweetheart, touching you is not my reward at the end of the rainbow.  It's my job.  Someone with a nicer rack than yours will be in soon...beauty translates for some into a bending of the rules, a "Lucky You" mentality so trite and common it's ugly.  No tip, demanding of special treatment...it's tiresome at the very least.

Vegans smell like fried chicken when they sweat.  And they tend to pass out.  For heaven's sake, can't something be done about that?"


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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2010, 09:16:00 am »
"I reached out and touched his hair. He turned and kissed my hand. I moved closer until we were standing against each other. He smelt like soap and clean clothes. Gentle. Just holding and kissing gently. If this had been it, if I had died then, I would have said it was enough."

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2010, 10:15:38 am »
The stranger said, "I have only just landed. I came up the river tonight. I thought perhaps . . . I have an introduction for the senora from a great friend of hers."

"She is asleep," the boy repeated.

"If you would let me come in," the man said with an odd frightening smile, and suddenly lowering his voice he said to the boy, "I am a priest."

"You?" the boy exclaimed.

"Yes." he said gently. "My name is Father - " But the boy had already swung the door open and put his lips to his hand before the other could give himself a name.

The Power and the Glory

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I recently came across a battered old copy of Graham Greene's magnificent novel, "The Power and the Glory" with my name inscribed in adolescent copperplate on the inside cover, along with the date 1967. I'd last read it when I was a teenager. It's an understatement to say I enjoyed  re-reading it. It would be more accurate to say I exhilarated  in re-reading it!

They just don't write novels like this any more. Read it! Not to be missed.
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2010, 11:11:39 am »
Thanks for the tip, Kerry! I have this book but haven't read it yet.

I loved The Quiet American, and enjoyed Our Man in Havana and The Comedians.


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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #80 on: January 13, 2010, 11:20:19 am »

Thanks for the tip, Kerry! I have this book but haven't read it yet.

I loved The Quiet American, and enjoyed Our Man in Havana and The Comedians.


Cheers, Katherine! I'll put them on my to-read list.  :)
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2010, 03:19:38 pm »
How about this line from a movie?

"Mother of Jefferson Davis! She's passin' the fox!"

 ;D

(Mother Burnside on Mame's riding in the fox hunt in Auntie Mame)
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #82 on: January 14, 2010, 08:14:41 am »
There was nothing on telly tonight, so I went through my DVD collection, looking for something to take my fancy.

Why is it that whenever I do this, I never seem to be able to find something to watch? Same thing happens when I feel like listening to some music. I scour my CD collection and can never find something I feel like listening to at that particular time. So I turn on the radio and guess what? What's playing on the radio when I turn it on is exactly what I feel like listening to! Funny that.

But I did have success this evening, when I happened upon "The Naked Civil Servant," the brilliant film of the life of British high-camp eccentric and raconteur par excellence, Quentin Crisp, based on his autobiography of the same name.

Which brings me to my favourite quote from "The Naked Civil Servant." Towards the end of the film, John Hurt, outstanding in the title role as "the naked civil servant"; i.e., Quentin Crisp; declares:

"I am one of the stately homo's of England!"
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2010, 03:32:34 pm »
"And then I stepped on the ping pong ball! Well, it was just ghastly!"

Gloria Upson, in Auntie Mame.  ;D
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« Reply #84 on: January 14, 2010, 03:34:38 pm »
"I am one of the stately homo's of England!"

That's a wonderful line! I'm thinking that it could have been applied to the late John Gielgud or presently to Sir Ian McKellen.  ;D
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2010, 09:45:27 pm »
That's a wonderful line! I'm thinking that it could have been applied to the late John Gielgud or presently to Sir Ian McKellen.  ;D

Absolutely!  :D
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2010, 03:34:26 am »
"Shakespeare is like mashed potatoes, you can never get enough of him."

Angela's Ashes

Frank McCourt

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After hearing about Angela's Ashes  for some time, I finally got around to buying a copy of the book and read it last week. I regret having waited so long. To say it's about growing up poor in Ireland would be an enormous understatement. I laughed out loud and I wept - sometimes on the same page. Angela's Ashes  is an exultation of the human spirit. It is an absolute delight that's left me hanging out for more. Fortunately Frank McCourt (now sadly deceased) has written two sequels - 'Tis  and Teacher Man.  They are both on my reading list. And I'll be shortly hunting around online for a copy of the movie. I can't recommend this wonderful book highly enough.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2010, 05:12:16 pm »
I totally agree with you on Angela's Ashes, Kerry!

I loved that book when I read it, quite some years ago.

He's writing about the most horrible childhood imaginable, and with humour!


I waited impatiently for the sequel to be released here, (many years before I was confident with internet and on line purchase), and was terribly disappointed when I finally read it. It's nowhere near the first book. It seems to me he wasn't able to repeat that wonderful writing.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2010, 06:29:04 pm »


a new favorite line

what would I really do without you? - Dr Parnassus
Get a midget. - The dwarf

yeah I would. - Dr Parnassus
yeah I know.  - The dwarf
 
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2010, 09:17:14 pm »
I totally agree with you on Angela's Ashes, Kerry!

I loved that book when I read it, quite some years ago.

He's writing about the most horrible childhood imaginable, and with humour!


I waited impatiently for the sequel to be released here, (many years before I was confident with internet and on line purchase), and was terribly disappointed when I finally read it. It's nowhere near the first book. It seems to me he wasn't able to repeat that wonderful writing.

Thanks for the warning, Sason. I might borrow it from the local library, instead of buying a copy.  :-\
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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2010, 05:14:34 pm »
Thanks for the warning, Sason. I might borrow it from the local library, instead of buying a copy.  :-\

That would be a wise thing to do, imo. Should you like it, you can always buy it after reading it.

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« Reply #91 on: February 04, 2010, 09:50:34 am »

"It was getting towards the end of winter, which meant that the temperature of the air was just right, and the sky was bright, pale blue, and cloudless. There was a slight smell of wood-smoke in the air, a smell that tugged at her heart because it reminded her of mornings around the fire in Mochudi. She would go back there, she thought, when she had worked long enough to retire. She would buy a house, or build one perhaps, and ask some of her cousins to live with her, They would grow melons on the lands and might even buy a small shop in the village; and every morning she would sit in front of her house and sniff at the wood-smoke and look forward to spending the day talking with her friends. How sorry she felt for white people, who couldn't do any of this, and who were always dashing around and worrying themselves over things that were going to happen anyway. What use was it having all that money if you could never sit still or just watch your cattle eating grass? None, in her view; none at all, and yet they did not know it. Every so often you met a white person who understood, who realised how things really were; but these people were few and far between and the other white people  treated them with suspicion."

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« Reply #92 on: February 04, 2010, 12:05:31 pm »
"It was getting towards the end of winter, which meant that the temperature of the air was just right, and the sky was bright, pale blue, and cloudless. There was a slight smell of wood-smoke in the air, a smell that tugged at her heart because it reminded her of mornings around the fire in Mochudi. She would go back there, she thought, when she had worked long enough to retire. She would buy a house, or build one perhaps, and ask some of her cousins to live with her, They would grow melons on the lands and might even buy a small shop in the village; and every morning she would sit in front of her house and sniff at the wood-smoke and look forward to spending the day talking with her friends. How sorry she felt for white people, who couldn't do any of this, and who were always dashing around and worrying themselves over things that were going to happen anyway. What use was it having all that money if you could never sit still or just watch your cattle eating grass? None, in her view; none at all, and yet they did not know it. Every so often you met a white person who understood, who realised how things really were; but these people were few and far between and the other white people  treated them with suspicion."

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith

Some Africans have such a separate idea of time.  Yes, many 'white' people consider 'watching the grass grow' or in this case, 'watching cows eat the grass' an activity they want to avoid.

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« Reply #93 on: May 17, 2010, 01:57:54 am »
'Come again, Sir. I don't get you.'

'I said Death. I said, do you think about Death a lot?'

'Why, no. Hardly at all. Why?'

'The Future - that's where Death is.'

'Oh - yeah. Yeah - maybe you've got a point there.' 

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« Reply #94 on: June 16, 2010, 02:27:46 am »
"Several quiet days ensued, in which, once again, they were without clients, and could bring the administrative affairs of the agency up to date. Mma Ramotswe wrote letters to old friends and prepared accounts for the impending end of the financial year. She had not made a lot of money, but she had not made a loss, and she had been happy and entertained. That counted for infinitely more than a vigorously healthy balance sheet. In fact, she thought, annual accounts should include an item specifically headed Happiness, alongside expenses and receipts and the like. That figure in her accounts would be a very large one, she thought."

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« Reply #95 on: August 26, 2010, 10:07:48 pm »
"Rabbits (says Mr. Lockley) are like human beings in many ways. One of these is certainly their staunch ability to withstand disaster and to let the stream of their life carry them along, past reaches of terror and loss. They have a certain quality which it would not be accurate to describe as callousness or indifference. It is, rather, a blessedly circumscribed imagination and an intuitive feeling that Life is Now. A foraging wild creature, intent above all on survival, is as strong as the grass."

Richard Adams, Watership Down

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« Reply #96 on: December 08, 2010, 12:27:29 am »

"I clearly see that my life was only an imprudent dash between the cradle and the tomb across open country and under fire."

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« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2010, 10:12:42 pm »
"'This statue commemorates the loyalty of a dog who sat by his master's grave in the Greyfriars Kirkyard for fourteen years. He never left his post.' .... such loyalty did exist, and not just amongst dogs. People stuck by each other for years and years, in the face of all the odds, and it should be relief, not disbelief, that one felt on witnessing it."

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« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2011, 08:47:45 pm »
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.

and

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.  Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.

- Robert A. Heinlein, The Books of Lazarus Long and If this goes on

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2011, 06:18:21 pm »
All falcons are hawks, but not all hawks are falcons.

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Re: Favorite Lines from Books and Movies
« Reply #100 on: December 27, 2016, 07:03:53 pm »
Am watching a rerun of "Red October" with Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery.

One of my favorite lines from the movie and a good one to always keep in mind, especially in an election year:  8)

The late great lamented actor Richard Jordan as Dr. Jeffrey Pelt, the President's Security Advisor addresses Alec Baldwin's character:

"Listen...I'm a politician, which means I'm a cheat and a liar and when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops.  But it also means I kept my options open..."

Newly relevant in this election year.  :-\
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