May 19, 2005

Movie Quotes, Johnny & Willie

If I wasn't addicted to the keyboard I would be in the other room watching more of the Star Wars movies, the original set that is. Since I expect to go see Revenge of the Sith in the very near future I took that as a good excuse to watch the originals again. Never hurts to remind myself of the little things that I have forgotten as well as the reality that I just really enjoy them all.

Over at Treppenwitz the movie quotes have slowly begun to fly and I cannot help but join in with some of my favorites, movie or otherwise. Here is a random sample:
Gail Stanwyck: Look at her would you look at her. She looks like a hooker. Could you love someone who looked like that?
Fletch: What are you talking about? Of course not! Five, ten minutes tops, maybe.

Fletch

You've got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I'll bet he was glad to get rid of it.
Groucho Marx

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx

D-Day: War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
Bluto: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
[thinks hard]
Bluto: the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
[runs out, alone; then returns]
Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...
Otter: Dead! Bluto's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.
Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.
D-Day: Let's do it.
Bluto: LET'S DO IT!
Animal House
Ok, I could really go on all night
Inigo Montoya: Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father: prepare to die. Now, offer me money.
[slices Count Rugen's cheek]
Count Rugen: Yes.
Inigo Montoya: Power too. Promise me that.
[slices Count Rugen's other cheek]
Count Rugen: All that I have and more. Please...
Inigo Montoya: Offer me everything I ask for.
Count Rugen: Any thing you want.
Inigo Montoya: I want my father back, you son of bitch.
[stabs and kills Count Rugan]
Princess Bride

Vizzini: Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.

Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong - that's what's so funny. I switched glasses when your back was turned. Ha-ha, you fool. You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia", but only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian, when *death* is on the line.". Hahahahahah.
[Vizzini falls over dead]
Princess Bride
In the meantime I have been listening to the Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson VH1 Storytellers album. They do a great version of Ghost Riders In the Sky, Always on My Mind and Crazy.

It is a nice way to ease into a more peaceful state of mind and prepare myself for a big effort at the office tomorrow. Fridays can be particularly challenging as it is a day in which you are almost inclined to slack off a bit, but it is also a day in which things can get very busy and very hairy in a hurry.

So with that in mind I am going to sign off and get some sleep. Lailah tov from Los Angeles, see you in the AM.

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