Movie Quote Monday – 2011
Here are all the quotes from the 2011 Movie Quote Monday series. Plus some extras that I just like.
Titles link to the original post.
Bringing Up Baby
Dr. Fritz Lehman: All people who behave strangely are not insane.
—Susan: Is that so?
Death at a Funeral (british version)
Daniel: Life isn’t simple, it’s complicated. We’re all just thrown in here together, in a world full of…chaos and confusion, a world full of questions and no answers, with death always lingering around the corner, and…we do our best. We can only do our best, and my dad did his best. He always tried to tell me that you have to go for what you want in life because you never know how long you’re gonna to be here. And whether you succeed or you fail, the most important thing is to have tried. A parent can only guide you in the right direction, in the end you have to learn for yourself. You have to grow up yourself.
The Truman Show
Christof: While the world he inhabits is in some respects counterfeit…there’s nothing fake about Truman himself. No scripts, no cue cards. It isn’t always Shakespeare, but it’s genuine. It’s a life.
North to Alaska
Sam: Well, what I can’t stand is when…people look down on others who aren’t doing them any harm.
—Angel: Oh Sam, you cannot change the world. And it’s…it’s so nice here. And that’s enough.
Follow that dream
Holly: I wonder where the road goes?
—Toby: It’s hard to tell just by lookin’ at one end.”
Jim Lovell: From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. It’s not a miracle…we just decided to go.
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
Noxeema: See, Vida, there are times when you help people, and then there are times when, if you help people, you end up being killed. So, you don’t help people!
—Vida: Well, she trusts me and I trust her.
Noxeema: Honey there’s a fine line between trust and stupidity.
Vida: I thought you had learned just a little bit more than this, Noxeema.
—Noxeema: Well, I thought you had learned how to mind your own business. Look, Vida, what is going on upstairs has nothing to do with you. Nothing.
Andy: I don’t do, okay? I try. And I’m trying to make a porno, because it’s something I think I might be able to do, because it’s killing me I haven’t done anything. You know, people who do, they have extra time; not us trying people. We’re busy trying all the time – nothing takes up more time than trying!
Professor Charles Xavier: It is an historical fact – sharing the world has never been humanity’s defining attribute.
Follow that dream:
Toby: You ain’t gonna use that road, are you, Pop?
—Pop: Why not?
Toby: Well that sign says ‘Closed To The Public’.
—Pop: We ain’t the public – we’re part of the gov’ment. They send me checks. I keep them busy, and happy – we’re dependent on each other. We ain’t the public, Toby.
Stranger Than Fiction
Narrator: As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be okay. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And fortunately, when there aren’t any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin…or a kind and loving gesture…or a subtle encouragement…or a loving embrace…or an offer of comfort. Not to mention hospital gurneys…and nose plugs…and uneaten Danish…and soft-spoken secrets…and Fender Stratocasters…and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days are, in fact, here for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange. But I also know that it just so happens to be true.
Willow: Courage, Willow.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Prince Pondicherry: It is perfect in every way.
—Willie Wonka: Yeah, but it won’t last long; you better start eating right now.
Prince Pondicherry: Nonsense! I will not eat my palace. I intend to live in it.
Moira: It’s so fast, Peter. It’s a few years…and it’s over. And you are not being careful. And you are missing it
Andy: I always used to believe that when you threw your money in, it turned into your wish.
—Goonies: You take this one, and I’ll take two coins…
Stef: Wait, wait, wait, wait – stop, stop – you can’t do this…
Stef: Because, these are somebody else’s wishes…they’re somebody else’s dreams.
Kung Fu Hustle
Landlady (Helen of Troy): The good cannot coexist with the bad.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
—Linus: Sure, Charlie Brown. I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
Linus: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge: Much good it has ever done you.
—Fred: Uncle, there are many things which have made me happy, things which have never fattened my purse by even that much. Christmas is one of these. I’ve always looked on Christmas as a good time…a kind, charitable, forgiving, pleasant time. It’s the only time when people open their hearts freely…the only time when men and women seem to realize that all human beings are really members of the same family. And that being members of the same family, they owe each other some measure of warmth and solace. And therefore, Uncle, though it’s never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pockets, I believe that it has done me good and will do me good and I say, God bless it!
A Christmas Story
Adult Ralphie: We plunged into the cornucopia, quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Narrator: He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming – it came! Some how or other, it came just the same.
Grinch: How could it be so? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags.
—Narrator: He puzzled and puzzed til his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Miracle on 34th Street
Fred: Don’t you see, it’s not just Kris that’s on trial, it’s everything he stands for; it’s kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.
—Doris: Oh, Fred, you’re talking like a child! You’re living in a realistic world and those lovely intangibles of yours are attractive, but not worth very much. You don’t get ahead that way.
Fred: That all depends on what you call getting ahead. Evidently, you and I have different definitions.
Frank Cross: It’s Christmas Eve, it’s…it’s the one night out of the year when we all act a little nicer, we, we…we smile a little easier. We…we, we…we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.
Philip: There’s magic at Christmas.
Santa: Some people, they just lose sight of what’s important in life. That doesn’t mean they can’t find their way again…huh? Maybe all they need is just a little Christmas spirit!