To paraphrase my man Barney Stinson: "Haaaaaaaaaave you met Manders?"
Her ever-entertaining Thursday 13 topic this week is movie quotes. You know me; I can't resist. So I'll try not to copy her answers. I'm pretty sure I've done this one before, but what the heck.
Thirteen of my Favorite Movie Quotes:
1) "...I have to tell Corey I love her by 1:37." "That's an excellent time." --AJ and Lucas, "Empire Records"
(Another: "Who glued these quarters down?" "I did." "What the hell for, man?" "I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren." --Warren and AJ)
2) " 'Sweet?' Where do you get off? Where do you get 'sweet'? I am dark and mysterious, and I am PISSED OFF! I could be very dangerous to all of you! And you should know that about me... I am THE ENEMY!" --William Miller, "Almost Famous"
3) "If only I could meet someone new. I guess my chances of that happening are somewhat diminished, seeing that I'm incapable of making eye contact with a woman I don't know." --Joel Barrish, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
4) "Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave." --Doc Holliday, "Tombstone" [so many to choose from there.]
5) "Hey, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I'm certainly not the dumbest. I mean, I've read books like "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "Love in the Time of Cholera", and I think I've understood them. They're about girls, right? Just kidding. But I have to say my all-time favorite book is Johnny Cash's autobiography "Cash" by Johnny Cash." --Rob Gordon, "High Fidelity" [SO many possibilities there]
6) "As you know, l'm quite keen on comic books. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero, Superman. Not a great comic book. Not particularly well-drawn. But the mythology... The mythology is not only great, it's unique. Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there's the superhero and there's the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he's Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn't become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red "S", that's the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears - the glasses, the business suit - that's the costume. That's the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He's weak... he's unsure of himself... he's a coward. Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race. Sorta like Beatrix Kiddo and Mrs. Tommy Plimpton." --Bill, "Kill Bill v. 2"
7) "That woman deserves her revenge... and we deserve to die. [laughs] But then again, so does she. So... I guess, we'll just see." --Budd, "Kill Bill v. 2"
8) "Wow, Trumpy, you do stupid things!" --Joel Hodgson, "MST3K: Pod People"
[It warms my heart that there's a whole thread on the page for the real movie, that is nothing but fans quoting the MST dialogue. Beauty.]
9) "Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And poof. Just like that, he's gone." --Verbal Kint, "The Usual Suspects"
10) *sung* "When Cameron was in Egypt-land..." "Let my Cameron go!"--Cameron Frye, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
11) "I'm German-Irish, actually." --Tom Hagen, "The Godfather"
12) "I want you to get into the deep beautiful melancholy of everything that's happened." --Claire, "Elizabethtown"
13) "It doesn't matter whether you're selling Jesus or Buddha or civil rights or 'How to Make Money in Real Estate With No Money Down.' That doesn't make you a human being; it makes you a marketing rep. If you want to talk to somebody honestly, as a human being, ask him about his kids. Find out what his dreams are - just to find out, for no other reason. Because as soon as you lay your hands on a conversation to steer it, it's not a conversation anymore; it's a pitch. And you're not a human being; you're a marketing rep." --Phil, "The Big Kahuna"