Sunday, February 22, 2009

Would You Please Repeat That?

I was channel surfing the other night and caught the end of "Blade Runner." That's special in our house because my first date with hubby was to see "Blade Runner." It also has one of my favorite movie quotes. The replicant, Batty, is sitting on a rooftop with Deckard, in the rain, and he is dying.

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time . . . like tears in rain. Time to die."

That got me to thinking about other memorable movie quotes. Two of my favorites are from Jimmy Dugan, the coach in "A League of Their Own." "THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!"
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."

"Month Python and the Holy Grail" has enough good quotes for a dozen blog posts. Here are a couple of gems.

"Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."

"I don't want to talk to you anymore, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries."

I could sit here and quote movies all afternoon, but I am supposed to be making curtains and balancing my checkbook, so I'll just sign off with one of the all time greats.

"I know what you're thinking. Did he fire 6 shots, or only 5? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya' . . . punk?"


Anonymous Bill said...

Fill your hand, you son of a bitch.--John Wayne in True Grit. Sorry don't get it done--Sands of Iwo Jima. Just two of many quotes.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

bill - Good quotes, everybody has their favorites!

8:04 AM  
Blogger KiddoKare1 said...

"The more you eat, the more you shit" from a movie about...well shoot. Now I'm drawing a blank on his name. Oh yeah, Woody Guthrie, I think! We went to see that when I was a kid and my brother and I thought that was the most hilarious thing we ever heard.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

"Nee! Nee! Are you saying Nee to that old woman?"

Holy crap... don't even mention Python. Once I get started I can't stop for hours.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

tracy - Yeah, when you're a kid at the movies, pretty much everything is hilarious!

roger the shrubber - When Curtis was little, I used to amuse him in the grocery store by saying "Nee!" while pushing him in the cart. People thought I was nuts, but he loved it.

7:41 AM  

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