Tuesday, August 28, 2007

these words are not my own...

I love movies, especially movies that offer me plenty of juicy quotes to repeat over and over. AFI came out recently with a list of the top 100 best movie quotes of all time, and although i am sure "show me the money" will forever be ingrained in pop culture....i have never used it in regular conversation and will hopefully never be caught doing so. but the following movies, are some of my all-time favorite movies to quote. some are of the lesser known variety and thus are saved for people who i know would appreciate them. sometimes i even use the quotes as a gauge for coolness...if i say the quote and someone recognizes the movie, then i know they have potential. there are other movies, and many more quotes that belong on this "quote list" but i decided to limit it to my...

TOP 5 MOST QUOTED MOVIES: (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

TOMMY BOY

quotes:

Tommy: Two
, four, niner, five, six, seven...
Richard Hayden: I can't hear you, you're trailing off and did I catch a niner in there? Were you calling from a walkie-talkie?

Richard Hayden: I think your brain has a thick candy shell.
Tommy: Your... Your brain has the shell on it.



Tommy: … Let me tell you why I suck as a sales man. Let's say I go into a guy's office, let's say he's even remotely interested in buying something. Well then I get all excited. I'm like Jojo the idiot circus boy with a pretty new pet. Now the pet is my possible sale. Hello there pretty little pet, I love you. And then I stoke it, and I pet it, and I massage it. Hehe I love it, I love my little naughty pet, you're naughty…

KEVIN SMITH MOVIES

MALLRATS
quotes:

Brodie: Breakfast, shmreakfast.


Brodie: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.

T.S. Quint: I was going to propose to her.

Brodie: Where?
T.S. Quint: The Universal Tour.
Brodie: You're kidding. What part?

T.S. Quint: When Jaws popped out of the water.
Brodie: That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

T.S. Quint: Too bad I'm not trying to marry you.

CLERKS
quotes:

Customer:
Cute cat. What's its name?
Randal Graves:
Annoying customer.

Dante Hicks: You hate people!
Randal Graves: But, I love gatherings, isn't it ironic?

FLETCH

quotes:

Receptionist: May I help you Dr...?

Fletch: Oh, it's me, Dr. Rosenpenis. I'm just here to check out Alan Stanwyk's file.
Receptionist: Dr. who?
Fletch: Dr. Rosenrosen, I'm here to get to the records room.

Dr. Joseph Dolan: Right. Now, how long have you had these pains, Mr. Barber?
Fletch: No, that's "Babar".
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Two B's?
Fletch: One B. B-A-B-A-R.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: That's two.
Fletch: Yeah, but not right next to each other. I thought that's what you meant.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Arnold Babar. Isn't there a children's book about an elephant named Babar?
Fletch: I don't know. I don't have any.

Dr. Joseph Dolan: No children?
Fletch: No elephant books.

Willy: What the hell you need ball bearings for?
Fletch: Awww, come on guys, it's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course.
Fletch: Hey! It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.

FERRIS BUELLER

quotes:

Ferris: If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away?

Ferris: Neither would I.

Economics Teacher: …Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.

Ferris: Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Grace: Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.


Ferris: Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in The Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.

SWINGERS
quotes:

Trent: I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's *really* hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from. Okay? You're a bad man. You're a bad man, Mikey. You're a bad man, bad man.

Trent: I'm gonna make Gretzky's head bleed for super fan 99 over here.


Trent: and he grows up, and grows up.

Trent: you’re so money and you don’t even know it.


*kimmy's comment reminded me of another very quotable movie, that was towards the top of my list and thus i have decided to add it*

HONORABLE MENTION:
CLUELESS
quotes:

cher: Would you look at that body language? Legs crossed towards each other. That is an unequivocal sex invite.

cher:Oh how fabulous. Getting Marky Mark to take time from his busy pants dropping schedule to plant trees.

cher:Hamlet didn't say that.
heather:I think I remember Hamlet accurately.
cher:Well, I remember Mel Gibson accurately, and he didn't say that. That Polonius guy did.

travis:I would like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school, the LA city bus driver who took a chance on an unknown kid and last but not least, the wonderful crew from McDonalds who spend hours making those egg McMuffins without which I'd never be tardy.

cher:And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.

6 comments:

Kimmy said...

I am officially NOT COOL! I was thinking more along the lines of, "You could be a farmer in those clothes!" Anyone??

Lindsay said...

All great movies! I just bought Jared the Fletch special edition for Father's Day. Clueless is seriously one of my favorite movies. One of my favorite parts of Swingers (not really quotable though) is when Mikey calls the girl on the phone like 5 times and finally he's like, "It's not you, it's me..."

angie said...

so true lindsay. i was going to put that whole answering machine part on here but it was too long. but oh so funny!

dirty>south said...

Fletch, as he's holding out a wad of money in front of his ex-wife's lawyer:

"Saw my pimp today."

and the best line from clueless. Cher's dad to her friend at dinner:

Friend: "How nice to meet y..."

Dad: "Get out of my chair!"

melanie said...

I love quotable movies. You did list some of the best. I've been quoting them in my head since I read this.

Anonymous said...

i love that your comments are "hollas." i feel very cool to say that i've seen all those movies. yea, i'm cool-nette nette