(holds up trigger finger) "This is my safety"
“You wanna know what I think? It don't really matter what I think. Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that sh*t, just goes right out the window."
"When I get home and people ask me, 'Hey, Hoot, why do you do it, man? What are you? Some kind of war junkie? I won't say a god damn word. Why? They won't understand. They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you. And that's it. That's all it is."
The character “Hoot” from Black Hawk Down. Looking at the movie notes, he is actually a compilation character from two or three of the real Delta guys... Priceless, nevertheless, especially that last one.
To those who've served, you know what he's talking about.
Fight Club is so packed with memorable quotes that I can quote the movie from first frame to last.
I just watched Trainspotting, and that made me think of this thread. The voice-over at the beginning (audio, video), with Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" in the background...
quote:Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite [sic] on hire purchase in a range of f*cking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f*ckin' junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, f*cked-up brats that you've spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life.
But why would I want to do a thing like that?
I chose not to choose life. I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
... and the voice-over at the end (video), with Underworld's "Born Slippy" in the background...
quote:So why did I do it? I could offer a million answers, all false. The truth is that I'm a bad person. But that's going to change; I'm going to change. This is the last of this sort of thing. I'm cleaning up and I'm moving on, going straight and choosing life. I'm looking forward to it already. I'm going to be just like you: the job, the family, the f*cking big television, the washing machine, the car, the compact disc and electrical tin opener, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, mortgage, starter home, leisurewear, luggage, three-piece suite, DIY, game shows, junk food, children, walks in the park, nine-to-five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters, family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption, clearing the gutters, getting by, looking ahead, the day you die.
I especially love how lyrical it gets at the very end. The monologues are so bittersweet; they kiss you and you come away bleeding.
I've plenty more where those came from, but I'd be here all night.
Love Snatch! And Lock Stock, have just put lots of videos up of those very 2 films on myspace! Vinny Jones is a legend Ya can't beat a good Brit flick by any long means, just been watchin Mean Machine, absolute classic!! No wonder you guys made a rip off version, we are just THAT good!!
Edited to add: Born Slippy, *sigh* good times, gooood times!
One of my favorite quotes is from the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine. Cisco has been transported to an evil parallel universe, where an evil Kira is running the space station, and captures him:
Kira: "The only question I have is whether I should take you to bed or have you executed."
Cisco: "Do I get a vote?"
Kira: "Of course you do. It just doesn't count."
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Azrael: Ah, come on! Don't tell me you NEVER questioned the judgement, Serendipity. Serendipity: No. It never bothered me. So you were an artist! Big deal! Elvis was an artist. But that didn't stop him from joining the service in time of war. And that's why he's The King, and you're a schmuck.
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you do have at least make a passing attempt to cite the movie you're quoting from, for those of us losers who do recognize the quotes but can't quite recall where they heard it... (strings of posts from Snatch and Dogma are recognized as being from the same source)
I'll go with:
~"Well, isn't this place a geographical anomaly! Two weeks from everywhere!"
(O Brother . . . )
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quote:I thought you only had sex with three guys...
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.
Death: Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies. Susan: So we can believe the big ones? Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing. Susan: They're not the same at all. Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder, and sieve it through the finest sieve, and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet, you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some, some rightness in the universe, by which it may be judged. Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point? Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?
Clark: Hey. If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, d***less, hopeless, heartless, fat-a$$, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey s*** he is. Hallelujah. Holy s***. Where's the Tylenol?
Interesting side note; someone mentioned the line from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
I was just looking at Bartleby and stumbled across this:
WE are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.
With wonderful deathless ditties We build up the world's great cities, And out of a fabulous story We fashion an empire's glory: One man with a dream, at pleasure, Shall go forth and conquer a crown; And three with a new song's measure Can trample an empire down.
We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Nineveh with our sighing, And Babel itself with our mirth; And o'erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world's worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth.
One of the best quotes ever is the monologue Matt Damon gives to the NSA in "Good Will Hunting" concerning "why he shouldn't work for the NSA". I wish I could remember it all.
The basics are:
"You guys are codebreakers.....Say I'm working on a code that no one else can break. And I break it...."
Which leads to his hypothetical "buddy" getting sent away to war, shot in the ass, and losing his job and while he's gone, and consequently his house. Then when he gets back his job is exported to the country he was just fighting.
"My buddy can't get a job because his company has been outsourced to the country he was just fighting in and his ass is killing him from all the shrapnel he's carrying around in it. So, why don't I just shoot my buddy in the ass, give his job to his sworn enemy, and burn down his house..." (He didn't take the job with the NSA) Interestingly this monologue isn't in the 'original script'?
If you've seen it you know which one I'm talking about. It was great. Sorry I can't remember it all.
The Princess Bride “So who says life’s fair; where’s that written?” “I do not supposed you could speed things up?” “I know something you don’t know.” “Well that was an adventure; singed a bit were you?” “Sheesh! I never worked for so little and THAT was a noble cause.” “Boy, are you a rotten liar.” “Wh-at? Humperdink?” “Drop. Your. Sword.” “As you wish.”
Holy Grail “Be quiet! I am your King!” “Well I didn’t vote for you.” “Are you saying ‘Nee’ to that old woman?” “I don’t want to go in the cart.” “Don’t be such a baby!” “I feel happy. I feel happy.” “Look, there’s the King.” How do you know he’s the King?” “He’s the only one that doesn’t have sh** on him.” “She changed me into a newt! ...err....I got better.” “Well, we did do the nose....and the hat.....but she does have a wart!” “Burn her!”
Zorro “Charm.” “This is going to take a lot of work.”
Star Wars “I got a bad feeling about this.” “I care.”
Opportunity Knocks (Dana Carvey) “You do not talk when I talk. You do not talk when I talk.” “Come in- bumps, stay out- no bumps; your decision!”
Sense & Sensibility “What is swabbing, anyway?” “Oh a little cottage is always very nice.” “All I want to know is how long will it take them to move out!”
Back to the Future “He’s a peeping tom!”
Pirates of the Caribbean “Pi-rate.” “Not to the boats then?
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The Big Hit (Lou Diamond Phillips has accidentally kidnapped his bosses daughter)
Boss: "What would you do if someone ****ed with you in your own house?"
Lou is scared ****less. (since he is the one that ****ed with the bosses family) Says nothing.
Boss: "What...would...you do, if someone ****ed with you in your own house?"
Lou Diamnond Phillips: "I'd...I'd bust some caps!!"
Boss: "BUST..SOME..CAPS!! Give this man a gold star!"