Film Quotations

Some of my favorite quoteations from movies.

If you existed, I’d divorce you.
–Martha (Elizabeth Taylor)-Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?

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We’re lost…but we’re making good time!
–Commander Sulu (George Takei)-Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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What’s money? It’s like corny saxophone players. You can shake ’em out of trees.
–Jimmy (Mickey Rooney)-Strike Up the Band

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I’m going to get a little air. I’m a little flat.
–Tommy Williams (Mickey Rooney)-Babes in Arms

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What’s the meaning of goodness if there isn’t badness to overcome?
–Mrs. Brown (Anne Revere)-National Velvet

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I like people. Not seein’ much of ’em keeps me likin’ ’em.
–Pops (Harry Davenport)-The Bride Came C.O.D.

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Sometimes you’re so beautiful, it just gags me.
–Tony (James Stewart)-You Can’t Take it With You

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Don’t cry about tomorrow. Wait ’till it’s yesterday.
–Steve Bradford (James Cagney)-These Wilder Years

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There’s no such thing as too late. That’s why they invented death.
–Charlie Gordon (Walter Mathau)-Out to Sea

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I’d like to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.
–Madge (Bette Davis)-The Cabin in the Cotton

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Boards…don’t hit back.
–Mr. Lee (Bruce Lee)-Enter the Dragon

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You pile up enough tomorrows and you’ll find you’ve collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.
–Professor Harold Hill (Robert Preston)-The Music Man

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Never again will I allow women to wear my dresses!
–Alberto Bedini (Erik Rhodes)-Top Hat

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  • Driver?
  • Yes Miss?
  • Can’t you go any faster than this?
  • Lord love a duck, Miss, I can but I’m not allowed to leave me horse.

–Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) and Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire)-Top Hat

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  • Do you mean to sit there and tell me that girl slapped your face in front of all those people for nothing?
  • What would you have done; sold tickets?

–Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton) and Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire)-Top Hat

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My only hope was that they fought like gentlemen, because I didn’t.
–Wildfire (voice: Vic Morrow)-It’s a Dog’s Life

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I’d rather be with the people in this town…than with the finest people in the world!
–The Mayor (Fred Willard)-Roxanne

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When you’re reaching for a star, there’s a long way to fall.
–Charlie ‘C.D.’ Bales (Steve Martin)-Roxanne

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I liked him better before he died.
–Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley)-Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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  • You’re talking to one of the best musicians in the country.
  • How are you in the city?

–Moe (Moe Howard) and Larry (Larry Fine) –Dancing Lady

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  • Do…..
  • Re….
  • Egon!

–Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Akroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis)-Ghostbusters II

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I bet women find Dr. Flagg charming, especially girls.
–Aunt Cora Cooper (Luella Geer)-Carefree

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  • Around me, if a woman don’t wear mink, she don’t wear nothin’.
  • Well, I look good both ways.

–Big Boy Caprice (Al Pacino) and Breathless Mahoney (Madonna)-Dick Tracy

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  • Miss Brown, what idiot ever told you you were a dancer?
  • You did!

–Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) and Hannah Brown (Judy Garland)-Easter Parade

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When I watch you eat, when I see you asleep, when I look at you lately…I want to smash your face in.
–Barbara Rose (Kathleen Turner)-The War of the Roses

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I came, I saw, I got blowed up.
–Ernest P. Worl (Jim Varney)-Ernest Goes to Jail

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He’s dead for sure.
–Data (Ke Huy Quan), regarding a skeleton-The Goonies

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  • I’m sure you don’t mind.
  • I mind very well.

–Joan Manion (Joan Leslie) and Fred Atwell (Fred Astaire)-The Sky’s the Limit

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  • Did you see a picture called “Cover Girl”?
  • Yes.
  • Well, who did all the dancing in that?
  • You’re not Rita Hayworth?!
  • Heh, heh, heh. No I’m not…Ginger.

–Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire-Ziegfeld Follies: “The Babbitt and the Bromide”

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Wait a minute, wait. I’m having a thought. Oh yes…oh yes. I’m gonna have a thought. It’s coming……..it’s gone.
–Big Boy Caprice (Al Pacino)-Dick Tracy

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Dear Jessica, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four one-thousand, five one-thousand…
–Roger Rabbit (voice: Charles Fleischer)-Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.
–Jessica Rabbit (voice: Kathleen Turner)-Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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I’m not looking for Miss Right. I’m looking for Miss Right Now.
–Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh)-Dead Again

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What do these South Americans have below the equator that we haven’t?
–Ditzy Blonde (Mary Kornman)-Flying Down to Rio

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  • I want some peace and quiet.
  • I’ll be quiet.
  • I’ll be peace.

–Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus), Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) and Ziggy Marvin (Charlie Korsmo)-What About Bob?

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She eloped tonight with some Texan from Texas!
–Danny Reed (Walter Abel)-Holiday Inn

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  • All we want is to be treated like human beings. Not to be experimented on like guinea pigs or patronized like bunny rabbits.
  • I don’t patronize bunny rabbits.

–Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) and Mr. Sawyer (Bill Cort)-Heathers

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When teenagers complain that they want to be treated like human beings it’s usually because they are being treated like human beings.
–Mrs. Sawyer (Jennifer Rhodes)-Heathers

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  • Why did you marry me?
  • Because I saw the other half of me.

–Gena (Piper Laurie) and Coleman (Jason Robards)-Dream a Little Dream

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To tell you the truth, I don’t know you well enough to tell you the truth.
–Arthur Miller (Jerome Cowan)-Shall We Dance

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  • What does your watch say?
  • Its says tick tick tick tick tick.

–Arthur Miller (Jerome Cowan) and Jeremy Baird (Edward Everett Horton)-Shall We Dance

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The time to make up your mind about people is never.
–Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn)-The Philadelphia Story

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Why do you think they call me Doc? Because they sail their boats into me?
–Doc Terminus (Jim Dale)-Pete’s Dragon

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  • I want to do something for her…but what?
  • Well, there’s the usual things: flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep.

–The Beast (voice: Robby Benson) and Cogsworth (voice: David Ogden Stiers)-Beauty and the Beast

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Aunt Barbara, I love ya but you’re gonna get it.
–Jeffery Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan)-Blue Velvet

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I’m a man who can cry. Now, it’s true it’s usually when I’ve hurt myself, but it’s a start.
–Harris (Steve Martin)-L.A. Story

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Don’t be superstitious, man. It’s bad luck.
–Finian McLonergan (Fred Astaire)-Finian’s Rainbow

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Maybe we can’t soar up into the clouds but somewhere, deep inside, we can all fly.
–Milly (Lucy Deakins)-The Boy Who Could Fly

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Try to be feminine and sweet…if you can combine the two.
–Hortense Ditherwell (Alice Brady)-The Gay Divorcee

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Help, help! Somebody burp me before I blow up!
–Mikey (voice: Bruce Willis)-Look Who’s Talking

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  • Banzai!
  • Here’s to little trees.

–Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) and Daniel LaRuso (Ralph Macchio)-The Karate Kid

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  • You’re insane.
  • Really? I thought I was a Pisces.

–Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) and The Joker (Jack Nicholson)-Batman

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Chance is the fool’s name for fate.
–Guy Holden (Fred Astaire)-The Gay Divorcee

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21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 27…oh, I said that before.
–Jerry Halliday (Fred Astaire)-A Damsel in Distress

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  • I don’t care what you did as a boy.
  • Well, I did nothing as a girl, so there goes my childhood.

–Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers) and Guy Holden (Fred Astaire)-The Gay Divorcee

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Everyday you act worse, but today you’re acting like tomorrow.
–Huck Hanes (Fred Astaire)-Roberta

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  • Spock, you want to know something? Everybody’s human.
  • I find that remark…insulting.

–Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy)-Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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Well, she does not need your protection. I am too much protection enough.
–Alberto Bedini (Erik Rhodes)-Top Hat

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Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!
–Snooty Frenchmen (John Cleese)-Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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  • You’re lying.
  • How do you know?
  • Your lips are moving.

–Lowden Trott (Griffin Dunn) and Nicky Finn (Madonna)-Who’s That Girl?

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Alberto, you’re a fine fellow, Alberto Bedini! I’m so glad you’re not skinny!
–Alberto Bedini (Erik Rhodes) singing to his reflection-Top Hat

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This is the clumsy television broadcasting system. When you hear the musical note, will somebody call me up and tell me what time it is?
–Guzzler’s Gin Spokesman (Red Skelton)-Ziegfeld Follies: “When Television Comes

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  • Chance, you’re a genius!
  • I am not!!….What’s a genius?

–Shadow (Ben–voice: Don Ameche) and Chance (Rattler–voice: Michael J. Fox)-Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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  • If I’m not funny, I won’t be able to live with myself.
  • Well then, you’ll have to get another apartment, won’t you?

–Fozzie Bear (voice: Frank Oz) and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice: Dave Goelz)-The Muppet Movie

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  • Start at the beginning.
  • Yes, yes. And when you come to the end-hoo hoo hoo hoo…stop.

–The March Hare (voice: Jerry Colonna) and The Mad Hatter (voice: Ed Wynn)-Alice in Wonderland

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  • I’ll get food by acting like I don’t want food.
  • That’s stupid.
  • I’ll prove it!
  • Oh, you don’t have to prove it. I believe you’re stupid.

–Sassy (voice: Sally Field) and Chance (Rattler–voice: Michael J. Fox)-Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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  • Fozzie!
  • Yes.
  • Uh, bear left.
  • What?
  • Bear left!
  • Right Frog!

–Kermit the Frog (voice: Jim Henson) and Fozzie Bear (voice: Frank Oz)-The Muppet Movie

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I am thinking she is a virgin. Or at least she used to be.
–Ben (Fisher Stevens)-Short Circuit

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  • What kind of beer do you drink?
  • Heineken.
  • Heineken!? Fuck that shit! Pabst–Blue Ribbon!

–Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) and Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan)-Blue Velvet

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  • Who’s the boss of this outfit?
  • Uuuuuuuh….
  • My point exactly!

–Timon (voice: Nathan Lane) and Pumba (voice: Ernie Sabella)-The Lion King

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  • Sure you won’t change your mind?
  • Is there something wrong with the one I have?

–Dr. Ann Gillian (Catherine Hicks) and Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy)-Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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Whoo-ow!
If you’re hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat,
Eat my buddy, Pumba, here because he is a treat.
Sit on down and dine, on a piece of swine,
All you have to do is get in line.
Are you achin’
–yep yep yep
For some bacon?
–yep yep yep
He’s a big pig.
–yep yep.
You can be a big pig, too. Hoy!
–Timon (voice: Nathan Lane) and Pumba (‘yeps’ only)-(voice: Ernie Sabella)-The Lion King

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You are a sad, strange little man.
–Buzz Lightyear (voice: Tim Allen)-Toy Story

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  • You know, you’re a lot more intelligent than you look.
  • Why, thank you. I wish I could say the same of you.

–Lady Tarrington (Ketti Gallian) and Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers)-Shall We Dance

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  • You read minds or was that just a shot in the dark?
  • I read minds.
  • Oh yeah? What was I just thinking?
  • That I’m full of shit.
  • Impressive.
  • Not really. Pretty simple to read.

–Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) and FBI Agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan)-The Hidden

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Ah, go hawk up a hairball.
–Chance (Rattler–voice: Michael J. Fox)-Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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If I’m not back in five minutes…wait longer.
–Ace Ventura (Jim Carey)-Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Why, if we were only wiener dogs, our problems would all be solved!
–Radio (voice: John Lovitz)-The Brave Little Toaster

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North by northwest. Watch out for low-flying aircraft.
–Radio (voice: John Lovtiz)-The Brave Little Toaster

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  • You know, I thought it’d be good to have somebody along who’s really…strong!
  • And loud.
  • And grumpy!
  • And oblivious to reality!

–Toaster (voice: Deanne Oliver), Lampy (voice: Tim Staack), Blanket (voice: Timothy E. Day) and Radio (voice: John Lovitz)-The Brave Little Toaster

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We’re trapped here like rats. Small little rats with no hair and one leg.
–Radio (voice: John Lovitz)-The Brave Little Toaster

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  • Things could be worse, you know.
  • How?
  • How what?
  • How could they be worse?
  • They couldn’t. I lied.

–Radio (voice: John Lovitz) and Lampy (voice: Tim Staack)-The Brave Little Toaster