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Sunday, January 13, 2013

10 Memorable Movie Quotes

I got happy when I saw Stasha's Listicles topic for this week, suggested by Ally at Just a Normal Mom10 Best Movie Quotes. And then I got overwhelmed because there are just.so.many. memorable ones.  I thought of focusing on just one movie, like Steel Magnolias,  Forrest Gump, or Sleepless in Seattle because I am reminded of quotes from all those movies pretty much on a daily basis but there are so many other great ones I didn't want to exclude and I know I'm going to leave a ton out but here I will attempt to narrow it down to just ten...

1. Steel Magnolias, Clairee (Olympia Dukakis): "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."
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2. Sleepless in Seattle, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks), when asked what was so special about his late wife: "Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together...and I knew it.  I knew it the very first time I touched her...I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like...magic." 
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3. When Harry Met Sally, Older Woman in Deli (Estelle Reiner) after she'd just witnessed Sally (Meg Ryan) fake it at the table to prove a point to Harry (Billy Crystal): "I'll have what she's having."  

By the way, did you know that she is Rob Reiner's mother and still alive today, at 94?  

4. Forrest Gump, Forrest (Tom Hanks) to Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise) after his shrimp boat crashes into the docks in the distance: "That's my boat."   


 BwaHaHaa... I love me some Forrest Gump.
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5. Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) : "Where do you think you're going?  Nobody's leaving.  Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no.  We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye.  And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse!" 

I watch it every December and it never gets old.
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6. Say Anything, Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack): "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career.  I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed, or repair anything sold, bought or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that." 

Gotta love Lloyd!

7. The Notebook, Duke aka Noah (James Garner) : "I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life.  There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."  
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Sigh...


8. A League of Their Own, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks...Can you tell I'm a fan?):  "Are you crying?  Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!" 


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9. Inglourious Basterds, Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt): "You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business.  And cousin, business is a boomin'. " 

I think this is my favorite Brad Pitt role.  This speech he gave in his first scene is absolutely priceless...


10. Steel Magnolias, Shelby (Julia Roberts): "Mama, I don't know why you have to make everything so difficult...you get through it and life goes on... I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." 

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And wouldn't we all? 



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32 comments:

  1. Love these. I see we have similar tastes in movies. But my favorite all time is... "Life is pain princess, anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something."

    (name that movie)

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    1. I had to cheat! I know so many people who LOVE that movie and honestly, I'm not even sure I've ever seen it all the way through and if I have, it's been so many years I can't remember it much. I need to watch that again.

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    2. I actually don't even know now if it's in the movie.... it may have just been in the book. I think the appeal for me was the cast of actors. So much talent in two hours. :) My other favorite from the movie is "I'm not a witch! I'm your wife!" :)

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  2. My favorite movies to quote: League of Their Own, When Harry met Sally, Bull Duhram and Pulp Fiction.

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    1. Oh yes...Bull Durham and Pulp Fiction! Love both those too.

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  3. Oh my gosh, you picked FABULOUS quotes!!!! I thought about using some of these movies too, but I couldn't decide...Love these!

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  4. Great picks. So hard to narrow it down but you got a little bit of everthing.

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  5. Love your list - you picked so many good ones! "There's no crying in baseball!" made my list, too.

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  6. "A League of Their Own" made our list,too! And oh how I love me some "Say Anything." Can't believe it didn't make our list. There were just too many good ones to choose from. Ellen

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  7. Love your quotes. I really like anything from Steel Magnolias and that Sleepless was awesome.

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  8. What awesome quotes! #9 is one of my favorite movies ever. Everything about it was perfect. And yes, accessorizing is the key ;)

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  9. The last one is my fave =) Steel Magnolias and Forrest Gump are two of my all time favorites.

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  10. Great quotes...I think number 10 is my favourite! :D

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  11. Oh I love that Sleepless in Seattle part. I could have done my whole post about Sleepless in Seattle, but I went with another favorite instead. ;)

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  12. Love all these and struck by the one from Inglorious Bastards. Sometimes dark comedy has a way of making a point like nothing else. Love these movies too.

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  13. The Inglorious one was a great scene...

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  14. Honestly, I feel like Steel Magnolias could be an entire post...I cannot believe we forgot that one! Loved your list! :) My mom was a HUGE Tom Hanks fan, she would have said his biggest ever. Your choices from him made me smile. :)

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  15. I saw the photo of Olympia Dukakis and KNEW what you were going to write!

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  16. Brad Pitt was awesome in Inglourious Basterds! I'm going to have to watch that again.

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  17. Great movie quotes!! All so memorable :)

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  18. I am loving the lists today.... I keep thinking "Oh, I haven't seen that in ages!" LOL! Great line up!

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  19. Christmas Vacation, The Notebook, and Steel Magnolias...three of my all-time fav. movies! Great quotes, Diane!

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  20. This was such a hard topic for me! I'm just not a big movie watcher. I can't remember what I did 10 mins ago let alone a quote from a movie I watched. :D I got help with mine. Your list is awesome! I knew most of them :)

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  21. Such good picks! I often tell my kids that there's no crying in baseball. They always look at me funny because no one in our family plays baseball. Some day they will be old enough to watch that movie with me!

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  22. That Say Anything quote is hilarious - good job impressing the family. I agree that Christmas Vacation never gets old!

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  23. The only one I haven't seen is Inglourious Basterds, and scine I love all 9 of your other ones, I can see that we like the same type of movies so I'm going to rent that!

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  24. You picked a great moment in Forrest Gump. One of my all time favorite movies! :)

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  25. Yes, yes we would! I would have included either "I carried a watermelon," or "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" because I love me some Dirty Dancing!

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  26. I say the League of Their Own quote all the time..."there's no crying in basketball, softball, cross country, football, etc"

    My favorite quote from Forrest Gump is "Captain Dan's got magic legs". This quote is used sarcastically in all kinds of instances:O

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  27. These are all awesome. All of these great quotes/clips make me want to have a serious movie marathon. :)

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