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DL Hegel
10-23-2008, 08:11 AM
I love using movie and tv quotes--when possible in conversation. I love John Carpenter and many others. Today I used 'laugh while you can monkeyboy.' What are your favorites?

Sunkissed27f
10-24-2008, 03:56 AM
I'm glad you brought this up, because I want to use just ONE.

I am really wanting to use it....but someone told me it was frowned upon.

I know to be original, but where I want this small quote...it follows that particular part of my story that very briefly parallels with the movie.

Del
10-24-2008, 04:07 AM
My finished novel revolves strongly around the TV show The ADDAMS FAMILY. My MC is an odd girl that her peers relate to Wednesday Addams. It is her bane to hear the theme song...DA DA DA DUMP--Bump Bump echoed from a distance. No one has the nerve when she is close. They think she is a witch. :)

It isn't a dependence on the theme itself but a reflection on her peers. It lends character and attitude to an entire school that they be united against this one girl. It also fortifies my MC that she needs to be nonchalant on the exterior while she is fuming on the inside.

JLCwrites
10-24-2008, 04:35 AM
Anything from....

Monty Python
Strongbad
Friends
and yes... even old computer games like Quake.

(My nerd status has been revealed.)

Yeshanu
10-24-2008, 04:42 AM
Monty Python, and Lord of the Rings.

Yesssss, preciousss, yesss we doesss quotes movies, doesn't we?

Del
10-24-2008, 04:54 AM
King quotes everything. I hate it sometimes, because I don't know everything. I'd say 'avoid quoting the obscure'. I might stop and look something up in order to understand it but I bet few do, and it really screws up the rhythm of what you are reading.

Alan Yee
10-24-2008, 05:20 AM
In conversation, the movie I quote most often is The Wizard of Oz. Not just the spoken lines, but the songs, too. I know, I'm weird. What else is new?

JoeEkaitis
10-24-2008, 06:34 AM
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Sunkissed27f
10-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Haha....mine's old and very original of course!

"Come with me if you want to live."

What is it about that quote that can't be used in a harrowing, gripping, thriller, horror, murder, death scene with a hero and a victim involved of course?

Mela
10-24-2008, 09:02 PM
"Row well and live." - Ben Hur. which could be applied to any number of situations.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." Jaws, which I used here in my signature a while back.

"You speak treason." Maid Marian
"Fluently." Robin Hood
For anytime someone speaks "blasphemy"

"You done had a baby Miss Scarlett. Ain't no way you waist gonna be 18 inches again." For any time a friend complains of gaining weight after pregnancy - said in a light-hearted way, to not offend.

Mela
10-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Oh, and:

"Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore." for anytime a situation becomes unfamilar or unprecedented - such as our current financial crisis.

Celia Cyanide
10-24-2008, 09:30 PM
I use them in my status updates on Facebook a lot.

Mr Flibble
10-24-2008, 09:36 PM
All the time

Red Dwarf ( spin my nipplenuts and send me to Alaska!), Monty Python, various others.

*dons crap Russian accent*
I think not, baby puppy, it is you who are in trouble!


And occasionally 'Shut it, you slaaaaaag.' If only I could remember what film that one is from!

Pagey's_Girl
10-24-2008, 09:46 PM
One I like is from Will Smith's version of I, Robot - "You know, there are times when "I TOLD YOU SO!" doesn't even begin to cover it!"

DL Hegel
10-24-2008, 11:23 PM
One I like is from Will Smith's version of I, Robot - "You know, there are times when "I TOLD YOU SO!" doesn't even begin to cover it!"
classic:D

TrainofThought
10-25-2008, 12:04 AM
I love using movie and tv quotes--when possible in conversation. I love John Carpenter and many others. Today I used 'laugh while you can monkeyboy.' What are your favorites?:roll: I use them even when it's not possible in conversation. Sometimes I just go off on a tangent and start quoting.

"Joan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001610/): So, did you have a nice evening?
Debbie (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000193/): Yes. And I crawled away in shame.
Joan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001610/): Oh, aren't we a couple of sluts?"

"Alison Bradbury (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/): Well, if it's a girl, Cynthia, and if it's a boy, Elliot.
Lady in Car (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752539/): Those are lovely names.
Walter (Gib) Gibson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000131/): Elliot? You're gonna name the kid Elliot? No, you can't name the kid Elliot. Elliot is a fat kid with glasses who eats paste. You're not gonna name the kid Elliot. You gotta give him a real name. Give him a name. Like Nick.
Alison Bradbury (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/): Nick?
Walter (Gib) Gibson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000131/): Yeah, Nick. Nick's a real name. Nick's your buddy. Nick's the kind of guy you can trust, the kind of guy you can drink a beer with, the kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car, Nick."

"Professor Taub (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0511798/): Miss Bradbury. You, on the other hand, you express your ideas very clearly. Except that, your paper is dry, Alison. There's not enough of *you* coming through. Loosen up, Alison. Have some fun! Yes, sleep when you feel like it, not when you think you should. Eat food that is bad for you - at least once in a while. Have conversations with people whose clothes are not color coordinated. Make love in a hammock! Life is the ultimate experience, and you have to live it to write about it."

"Inigo Montoya (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001597/): Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Count Rugen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001302/): Stop saying that!"

"Vizzini (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001728/): HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001597/): You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

“Michaleen Flynn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0280178/): When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.”

“Chris Knight (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000174/) : So, if there's anything I can do for you, or, more to the point, to you, you just let me know.
Susan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286033/): Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
Chris Knight (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000174/): Not right now.
Susan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286033/): A girl's gotta have her standards.”

DL Hegel
10-25-2008, 12:07 AM
:roll: I use them even when it's not possible in conversation. Sometimes I just go off on a tangent and start quoting.

"Joan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001610/): So, did you have a nice evening?
Debbie (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000193/): Yes. And I crawled away in shame.
Joan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001610/): Oh, aren't we a couple of sluts?"

"Alison Bradbury (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/): Well, if it's a girl, Cynthia, and if it's a boy, Elliot.
Lady in Car (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0752539/): Those are lovely names.
Walter (Gib) Gibson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000131/): Elliot? You're gonna name the kid Elliot? No, you can't name the kid Elliot. Elliot is a fat kid with glasses who eats paste. You're not gonna name the kid Elliot. You gotta give him a real name. Give him a name. Like Nick.
Alison Bradbury (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001879/): Nick?
Walter (Gib) Gibson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000131/): Yeah, Nick. Nick's a real name. Nick's your buddy. Nick's the kind of guy you can trust, the kind of guy you can drink a beer with, the kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car, Nick."

"Professor Taub (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0511798/): Miss Bradbury. You, on the other hand, you express your ideas very clearly. Except that, your paper is dry, Alison. There's not enough of *you* coming through. Loosen up, Alison. Have some fun! Yes, sleep when you feel like it, not when you think you should. Eat food that is bad for you - at least once in a while. Have conversations with people whose clothes are not color coordinated. Make love in a hammock! Life is the ultimate experience, and you have to live it to write about it."

"Inigo Montoya (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001597/): Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Count Rugen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001302/): Stop saying that!"

"Vizzini (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001728/): HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001597/): You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

“Michaleen Flynn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0280178/): When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.”

“Chris Knight (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000174/) : So, if there's anything I can do for you, or, more to the point, to you, you just let me know.
Susan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286033/): Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
Chris Knight (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000174/): Not right now.
Susan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286033/): A girl's gotta have her standards.”
:roll::ROFL::ROFL::roll:ToT i just spit my soda all over my keyboard:D

Pagey's_Girl
10-25-2008, 12:25 AM
"Bye! Have fun storming the castle!"

BenPanced
10-25-2008, 12:25 AM
"No, that's a clock." (A WKRP In Cincinnati quote that's not "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.")

Sunkissed27f
10-25-2008, 12:46 AM
SO I take it "borrowing" quotes is perfectly legal?

Well...of course they are because people do it "all the time".

III
10-25-2008, 12:48 AM
I'm not sure I have a personality outside of movie and TV quotes.

Is America ready for a British James Bond?

quickWit
10-25-2008, 12:51 AM
I'm not sure I have a personality outside of movie and TV quotes.

I've got news for you Astird...you don't have a personality with movie and TV quotes. :)

Toothpaste
10-25-2008, 12:52 AM
"Gentlemen, to evil!"

Though I have to wonder, what does it say about me that I use that particular Simpsons quote on a regular basis . . .

quickWit
10-25-2008, 12:55 AM
"Gentlemen, to evil!"

Though I have to wonder, what does it say about me that I use that particular Simpsons quote on a regular basis . . .

*As Nelson*

Ha-ha! :D

Serena Casey
10-25-2008, 01:01 AM
We do it all the time. Anything from Princess Bride (mostly dead is not all dead), Napoleon Dynamite (that's what I'm talking about), Hoosiers (make it a good one, Strap), Honeymoon in Vegas (did you get a job here?), or The Office (does it smell like updawg in here?)

auntybug
10-25-2008, 01:24 AM
*burps loud*

Did you hear that?

yup, it's time to watch Elf.

jennifer75
10-25-2008, 01:45 AM
I am really wanting to use it....but someone told me it was frowned upon.



What? Who on earth?!?!?!?!?!

DL Hegel
10-26-2008, 06:47 AM
Laugh it up Fuzzball:)

DL Hegel
10-26-2008, 08:29 AM
good news everyone

bite my shiny metal hiney

Joe270
10-26-2008, 09:06 AM
Yipee-kai-yay, Motherf****er, and of course, from the same flick:

Welcome to the party, pal.

katiemac
10-26-2008, 09:52 AM
I quote Friends pretty frequently ("the cushions are the essence of the chair!"). Mostly TV shows instead of movies.

Joe270
10-26-2008, 12:07 PM
I do use this bit pretty often, when banging on the door to a party I've been invited to:

'Police, come quietly and we'll let ya plea bargain.'

Pagey's_Girl
10-27-2008, 09:24 PM
There's one line from Ghostbusters that always has me on the floor but no one else thinks is funny: "Wait, listen! Do you smell that?!"

I heard the perfect followup years later courtesy of the Powerpuff Girls: "What do you think I am, blind?! Of course I smell it!"

Shadow_Ferret
10-27-2008, 09:27 PM
Um, no, actually, I try to be as original as possible.

I've known too many people who think quick wit is being able to say, "I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for a while" every time it rains.

DL Hegel
10-28-2008, 12:26 AM
"Hey mommy, this mortal wound is all itchy"

cletus
10-28-2008, 02:42 AM
I rarely do it. I might use one if it pops into my head and actually fits the situation, which is where I find many people become annoying with it.

The only one I use regularly is from Full Metal Jacket.
When my wife asks "Am I getting fat?", I always answer in my best Gunnery Sergeant Hartman voice "You are a disgusting fat body."

katiemac
10-28-2008, 02:46 AM
*burps loud*

Did you hear that?

yup, it's time to watch Elf.

Bye Buddy, I hope you find your dad...

DL Hegel
10-28-2008, 04:19 AM
Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand things with alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures.

Clatto Verata N... Necktie... Nickel... It's an N word, it's definitely an N word!

I've got the gift. I blame my mother.

I'm running this monkey farm now Frankenstein!