Tossin’ It Out There: Which movie quotes do YOU use?

So, last week’s experiment in discussing movies was a resounding success.

Lots of comments, lots of GOOD comments, lots of discussion back and forth, I thought it was great!

But as posts do, that one is slowly slipping into the graveyard that is the “Older Posts” pages, and so, I thought I’d toss out another topic for us all to chime in on this week.

Up this week? What movie quotes do you use?

Everybody has some, or has had some, for sure. A certain situation will come up and you can’t help yourself, instead of saying something original, you come out with a movie quote. For me, a good example would be Carl Spackler’s (Bill Murray’s) “So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice” from the end of the pitchfork scene in Caddyshack. You can use it at the end of just about anything you tell people about yourself, and I frequently do. I wish I had a nickel for everytime I’ve said that over the years.

Lets not make this about finding the “Best Movie Lines Ever” or anything like that. (Well, unless you’re Ray. Ray, nothing but Shakespeare allowed from you, man) I’m just curious… you’ve quoted movies, you know you have! So, let’s hear it!

Which movie quotes do YOU use?


71 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: Which movie quotes do YOU use?

    • Ha!!!

      I think I know a couple of people who can relate to that.

      I say we just expand it to the whole flick! “That’s just pride… $&@%in with you”, “Prank caller! Prank Caller!”, and “Pretty please. With Sugar on top. Clean the &$@%ing car.” can not be forgotten.

      My poker crew was well versed in Pulp Fiction… Made for some fun nights. LOL

  1. Someday I may come to you and ask you for a favor……
    Littering and….littering and…..littering and….smoking the reefer
    Whole world’s comin to and end Mal….
    These snozberries taste like snozberries…
    Mine..mine…mine…mine (does the sounds of animated seagulls count as a quote?)

    • Can’t believe you didn’t mention Pulp Fiction! You and I are always using the “Sewer Rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I wouldn’t know, cause I wouldn’t eat the filthy…”

      I thought for sure u would!!

      Anyways, killers, yeah. Awesome. When that flick was “en vogue” I was quoting dozens of lines. I used to love to attach the end of the Frankenstein/Dr Frankenstein to things, such as…

      “Action X” makes a statement. I’m not 100% sure what it’s sayin’, but… Frankenstein killed Dr Frankenstein, so…

  2. Everything in “Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy” gets used pretty much daily. Especially “What about… the gun? Did you give the gun a good cleaning?”, “Are we ever going to get the big table in here, or do I have to go out there and cut down that fucking tree myself?” and “This is a drug… FOR THE WORLD… to give worms to ex-girlfriends.” You’d be surprised how often these can come up.

    Also, everything in “Dazed and Confused”.

    And, though it’s not a movie, every Simpsons quote from the first 10 years.

      • If you liked the show, you’ll like the movie. Personally, I enjoy the movie better than any episode of the show I ever watched. It goes best with a group of like-minded friends though. Great Midnight Movie material.

      • Bring out thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. Though shall count to 3 and only 3. though shall not count to 2 unless thy proceedeth to 3.

        It’s what King Arthur said throughout the Holy Grail, he could never say 3.

      • Another Monty Python quote (again, not from a movie though) that I’m sure will get appreciated here… and is used very often in my household:

        “G’day Bruce!”

      • Uh oh. The Bruces converge… this type of thing should come with a warning label!

        I love me some Python. Did either of you two see the IFC Retrospective? I think it was called “Almost the Truth”… It was fantastic.

  3. I tend to use “Mother pus bucket” from Ghostbusters and “Son of a motherless goat” from Three Amigos as swears when I’m mildly annoyed.

    Ghostbusters: “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it!”

    The Black Cauldron: “Munchies and crunchies in here somewhere.”

    Song of the South: “I’m gonna knock your head cleeeean off.”

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: “Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?”

    Princess Bride: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” and “Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

    • Oh, there’s some good ones in there, no doubt.

      I always go with “You just keep thinkin’ Butch, that’s what you’re good at” from Butch Cassidy, myself 😀

      Ghostbusters has a wealth of useable quotes. The best LINE is probably “Yes, it’s true, this man has no dick.”

      But Jay manages to come out with “Yes, have some” in a Louis voice whenever coffee is brought up. Like unerringly, without fail. LOL.

      Of course, those are both nice swear substitutes. Unfortunately I’m the type of person who just swears. 😦

      • TBS is great for swear substitutes. I use two of them pretty regularly.

        “Yippie Kai Yay, Mister Falcon.” from Die Hard, and “Take the fuzzy elephant!” from Darkman.

      • Oh god. That’s a funny topic in and of itself.

        My favorite swear substitutes come from “Scarface”.

        “How’m I gonna get a scar like this from eatin’ Pineapple?


        “This town is like one Giant Chicken, just waiting to get plucked.”

        They have a special feature on the DVD that goes over how they converted it for TV and its hysterical. It starts with like a half dozen people who swore there was no way it could be done. 😀

  4. Derailing this just for a sec — the problem with using a good movie quote IRL is that you have to be around someone who can appreciate it. My god, do you know how many times I use a line and all I hear is crickets? I’m constantly surrounded by the “I don’t watch movies” type or “Why would you watch a movie more than once?” people.

    Maddness I tells ya.

    • Not really a derail there… I hate that too.

      Or having to explain what movie its from?

      On the other hand, it makes it all the better like when you get back with old friends and stuff… its like going back to your home country where they all speak your native language again. 😀

      Oh yeah, totally know what you mean.

    • I work in a room of geeks and nerds. the Star Wars/Trek/Scrubs/Monty Python quotes fly and we all laugh and nod. It’s like working with a room full of Jay and my hubby!

      BUt, after all, the movie lines I use the most is “I know”, “If you build it, he will come” and “On ping only, Vasilli” I am sure Jay has others that I use

  5. If you want to join the PFJ, you’d have to really hate the Romans! – Life of Brian

    It’s not your job to be as confused as Nigel. – spinal tap

    It’s good to be the king. – History of the world

    He Hates these cans! – The Jerk

    What is it you c@*# Face? – Sound of music

    • Being in a band, I’m betting you pull out a lot of Spinal Tap stuff.

      Great movie. ENDLESSLY quotable. “The answer is none. None more Black.”

      Literally, that’s one of those “Dont get me started movies” where I could just write down everything they said, and I’ve interjected it into conversations at some point.

      But the BIG one just came to me. The one I Always use… and I actually used here in a post once I think is… “It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever”. Because that is a truism. TRUE TRUE TRUE.

      • “This music really speaks to me!”

        “I’ve finally discovered what my special purpose is for.”

        And of course, the “I don’t need anything…” rant.

  6. Fargin iceholes!
    Shitter’s full.
    It’s just a flesh wound.
    Did you see the size of that chicken?
    I love lamp.

  7. I’ll be honest… I’ve started this post about three times, because my list of quotes is kind of overwhelming. My wife says that about 25% of the words that come out of my mouth are movie (or TV) quotes. A lot of them have already been said, but here’s a few more obscure ones that I use quite a bit.

    Expressing disappointment in someone: “You let Mrs. Eisenhower down”. – The Hudsucker Proxy

    Usually used on my kids: “You know what that makes you? Lollygaggers.” – Bull Durham

    Answering the phone: “Tire World.” – Major League

    Leaving a room: “Keep the faith, brothas!” – Blazing Saddles

    Watching white people do something stupid: “Well if it isn’t the master race” – Lethal Weapon 2

    Getting an unimpressive gift: “Now I have a machine gun. Ho. Ho. Ho.” – Die Hard

    I use DeNiro’s baseball speech from the Untouchables any chance I get. Pretty much the whole thing.

    When I want my wife to make a decision: “I don’t know what’s right any longer! You’ll have to think for the both of us.” – Casablanca (in my “best” Ingrid Bergman accent)

    “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – Princess Bride, pretty much anytime I get sick of someone whining

    Starting a trip: “Engage the propellers, set rotation for twenty knots.” – Hunt For Red October (in my “best” Sean Connery Russian/Scottish accent)

    Jeez, I could keep going…

    • Oh yeah. I know the feeling. If I had to do a comprehensive list of all the ones I’ve EVER used, I’d never complete it.

      Do you give the kids the whole “Lollygagging” spiel? “You lollygag around the infield. You lollygag down to first base,” etc? 😀

      I’ve occasionally used the “He hit the bull! That guy gets a free steak!” but its tough to work in. “I want to announce my presense with authority!” is a great one too.

      Blazing Saddles is an awesome one. Just a wealth of quotes. “Scuse me, while I whip this out”, “Avedazeine baby!” (Dont know how to spell that) “Work work work work” You could just go on…

      Confession time. I’ve never seen Hudsucker Proxy.

      • The Hudsucker Proxy was the movie my wife and I saw on our first date. It’s essentially a parody/homage to Frank Capra movies. Tim Robbins is great in it, but we probably quote it a lot more because of the significance of it in our shared history. Other favorite quotes from it: “Certainly they didn’t hire me because they think I’m a schmoe!”; “If you fold it, they’ll fire you. We usually just throw it away”; “I’m getting off this merry-go-round!”; “Sure, sure…”; “You know… for kids!” Obviously none of them mean anything without context, and considering how many people haven’t seen Hudsucker, almost no one even recognizes it when we use the quote.

        And absolutely the kids get the whole spiel. They almost have it memorized now, and they haven’t seen the movie yet.

  8. Seriously…41 posts and nobody said “Heeeeeers Johnny”? Or I think were gonna need a bigger boat? Or ET phone home? Or I am your father?

      • Yeah, there are a ton of great movie lines that aren’t really everyday-quotable. I was thinking of that when putting together my short list above. For example, I love the movie “Sneakers”, and it has a ton of great lines… but there’s almost never any occasion to use them. The only one I can use regularly is “too many secrets”, and generally only other techies will catch it as a specific reference. The rest are great lines for the movie, but aren’t really applicable to everyday life. Same goes with a lot of the really classic “scene” lines from movies (great or small); they may set the scene and pivot the whole movie around themselves, but they aren’t lines you can just drop into everyday conversation.

      • No man. I was just totally being a smart ass. LOL. People use those all the time.

        Just employing massive sarcasm, that’s all. 😀

        And one day I’ll go with the “Favorite Movie lines” or something and make the distinction of “They dont have to be usable in conversation” and we can all have fun with that, too.

  9. If I’m playing a videogame and someone kills me: “Oh you wanna play come on!” (The Dark Knight)


    “Sir, I have a plan! Mein furher, I can walk!” (Dr. Strangelove)

    “Sand is overrated, it’s just tiny rocks.” (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

    “I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!” (There Will Be Blood)

    “You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” (Batman)

    “F*** you, pay me!” (Goodfellas)

    Any of the Jay-isms (snoogans, snootch to the nootch, snootchie bootchies, etc.)

    “Good evening Claurice” (The Silence of the Lambs)

    “Ernest Hemmingway once said, ‘The world is a beautiful place, and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.” (Se7en)

    “This will be the high point of my day. It’s all downhill from here.” (American Beauty)

    And pretty much anything in Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, and anything De Niro says in Taxi Driver.

    • Today’s winner of the post I wish I could have gotten to earlier…

      The Batman Movies are both totally quotable, but esepcially (for me) the first one. As I mentioned before, we were even quoting the Robert Wuhl lines. How sad is that?

      Jay was cool in Clerks, but I have to say, once he started with that Snootchie Bootchie shit, I was out.

      Hannibal Lecter. Now you’re talkin’. “Quid Pro Quo, Clarice” LOL.

      Knowing what the “Beauty” reference refers to makes me laugh at that being used with a bunch of people also in the know. LOL.

      I’m with you on Pulp Fiction (as is well documented by this point) AND Lebowski. Taxi Driver… unless its the “You talkin’ to me?” there’s a lot of psychotic stuff there that might wind up getting you strange looks. LOL!!

      • It’s mostly the random lines in Taxi Driver (“Someday a real rain will come and wash the scum off the streets,” “I’m square, you’re the one that’s square, you’re full a shit man,” “I gotta get organized.”)

        As for Jay, well, he’s an acquired taste 😛

  10. Very classic and maybe even posted previously, but I can’t think of the countless times I have told people to “go home and get your shine box”- Classic and very usable line-

    • The first time I ever heard you tell someone that (RB) I almost shit myself. I don’t think he knew what we were saying, but you totally like meant to tell him to go blow so you delivered the line, and me and Gawle were dying, then you started laughing… So he suddenly had like, three people laughing in his face…

  11. Some of my favorites: “Surely you can’t be serious, and stop calling me Shirley.”, “I picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue” Airplane.

    “She turned me into a newt, she did! I got better”, “I’m not dead yet, actually I’m feeling quite better.” Monty Python

    “So…..she’s a dog.” “Dog’s and Cat’s living together!” Ghostbusters

    There are so many more. I vow to write down all quotes I hear or use tomorrow and add them here.

    • Well, dont want to turn this into a chore for anyone.

      Glad to see Airplane getting a nod. I’m a pick fan of “Good luck. We’re all counting on you.” and “Get me Rex Kramer!!”

      • An Airplane! line that gets a surprising amount of play from me is “Thank goodness that at least I’m married.” Especially around single friends.

        Also: “What to you make of this?” “I can make a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl…”

        Also: “It’s his ship now. He’s the boss. The top dog, the big cheese, numero uno, head hancho…”

        Also, whenever someone dribbles a drink “It looks like you’re developing a drinking problem.”

  12. – “I see dead people”
    – “is having an OK day, and bought a Coke Zero at the gas station. Raise the roof!”
    – “The mealoaf, we want it now!”
    – You’re killing me Smalls

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