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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From two unpublished works: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.


[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 #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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