Movie Quote Monday – 2012
Here are all the quotes from the 2012 Movie Quote Monday series. Plus some extras that I just like.
Titles link to the original post.
Val: Let’s do the linoleum today and do the garbage tomorrow.
—Earl: Nester’s not home tomorrow. Now look, we don’t dig today, we don’t get paid today. Now dammit, Valentine, you never plan ahead. You never take the long view, I mean, here it is Monday and I’m already thinking of Wednesday.
Loretta: A person can…can see where they’ve messed up in their life and they can change the way they do things. And they can even change their luck. So maybe, maybe my nature does draw me to you; that don’t mean I have to go with it. I can take hold of myself and I can…say yes to some things and no to other things that are gonna ruin everything. I can do that.
The Wizard of Oz
Scarecrow: Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.
Field of Dreams
Ray: I have done everything I’ve been asked to do – I didn’t understand it, but I’ve done it! And I haven’t once asked what’s in it for me.
—Joe: What are you saying, Ray?
Ray: I’m saying…what’s in it for me?
—Joe: Is that why you did this? For you?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Voldemorte: There is no good and evil. There is only power and those too weak to seek it.
The Wedding Singer
Robbie: I remember we went to the Grand Canyon one time, we were flying there, and I’d never been there before and Linda had, so…you would think that she would give me the window seat, but she didn’t. And… Not that that’s a big deal, you know, but… Guess there were a lot of little things like that – I know that sounds stupid.
—Julia: Not at all. I think it’s the little things that count.
Les: Being with someone…sharing…that’s what it’s all about.
The Princess Bride
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
Ronny: Love don’t make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess! We, we aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect… The stars are perfect. Not us – not us. We are here to ruin ourselves and…and to break our hearts.
Kate: Listen, don’t feel guilty. Because then I’ll start feeling guilty that I made you feel guilty and… You know… Actually, that was the old me. Just feel guilty. Swim in it. Till your fingers get all pruney.
A Christmas Story
Sweed: …what is that?
—Dad: It’s a major award.
Sweed: A major award?
Dad: I won it.
—Sweed: Damn, hell you say, you won it?
Dad: Yeah. Mind power, Sweed, mind power.
—Ralphie: The entire neighborhood was turned on.
I’ll Believe You
Dale: There is no right or wrong to belief. You can believe whatever you want to. You can believe in this god, or that god, or the Loch Ness monster. Or whatever you want!
Stranger Than Fiction
Professor Hilbert: You were right. This narrator might very well kill you, so I humbly suggest that you just forget all this and go live your life.
—Harold: Go live my life? I am living my life. I’d like to continue to live my life.
Professor Hilbert: *signs* I know. Of course. I mean all of it. However long you have left. You know, I mean, Harold, you could use it to have an adventure. You know, invent something, or just finish reading Crime and Punishment. Hell, Harold, you could just eat nothing but pancakes if you wanted.
—Harold: What’s wrong with you? Hey. I don’t wanna eat nothing but pancakes. I wanna live. Who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living…chooses pancakes?
Professor Hilbert: Harold, if you’d pause to think, I believe you’d realize that that answer’s inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led…and of course, the quality of the pancakes. You don’t understand what I’m saying.
—Harold: Yes, I do. But you have to understand that this isn’t a philosophy or a literary theory or a story to me. It’s my life.
Professor Hilbert: Absolutely. So just go make it the one you’ve always wanted.
Lars and the Real Girl
Lars: I feel terrible that all this is happening so close to the baby coming.
—Mrs. Petersen: That’s how life is, Lars. Everything at once.
Mrs. Schindler: We brought casseroles.
Lars: Thank you. Um, is there something I should be doing right now?
Mrs. Bruner: No, dear. You eat.
—Mrs. Schindler: We came over to sit.
Mrs. Petersen: That’s what people do when tragedy strikes.
—Mrs. Schindler: They come over and sit.
The Hunger Games
President Snow : Hope.
—Seneca : Hope?
President Snow : Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.