Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Going to the Movies

If you read on you will find some of my favorite movie lines.

1. Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. [Matthew "Ferris" Broderick in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."]

2. The kid gets it all. Just plant us in the damn garden, next to the stupid lion. [Josh "Walter" Lucas, reading the uncles' will in "Secondhand Lions.]

3. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. [Tim "Andy" Robbins in a letter to Morgan "Red" Freeman in "The Shawshank Redemption."]

4. I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating! [Katherine "Rose" Hepburn to Humphrey "Charlie" Bogart in "The African Queen."]

5. You're too old and fat to be jumping horses. {Kim "Mattie" Darby to John "Rooster" Wayne in "True Grit."]

6. Fill your hands! [John "Rooster" Wayne to Robert "Ned" Duvall in "True Grit."]

7. No grit, Rooster Cogburn? Not much! (Mattie in "True Grit.")

8. It ain't dyin' I'm talkin' about...it's livin'. [Robert "Gus" Duvall to Tommy Lee "Woodrow" Jones in "Lonesome Dove."]

9. Comes down to a pretty simple choice. Get started living, or get started dying. [Tim "Andy" Robbins in "The Shawshank Redemption."]

10. Promise me. Whatever happens, don't let them eat my dog. [Tom "Lewis" Berenger to Barbara "Lillian" Hershey in "The Last of the Dogmen."]

11.  George made a bed; he's expecting to get laid.  [Kyra "Lace" Sedgwick] No, just hoping.
[John "George" Travolta] in Phenomenon.

12.  Am I right?  I'm right.  You all go to hell! [Robert "Doc" Duvall in Phenomenon.]

"Get on your horse, Jasper, we got cattle to drive!"

Incidentally, I think that line in #10  woud have been a great place to end the movie. Too many flicks pass a good ending line and sometimes even two or three of them before it fizzles out. What are your favorite cinematic quotes?


Secondary Roads said...

At the end of the movie:
"It's the stuff dreams are made of."
-- The Maltese Falcon

Anonymous said...

"Wanna peel the tomato?" Lisa Minelli, in the Sterile Cuckoo.

"Idiots on my team! I have idiots on my team! They don't rob you going to the mine - they rob you coming back from the mine". Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. Know exactly how the oldtimer felt.