The movie quote meme

by DaniGirl on March 31, 2008 · 36 comments

in Memes

Filched from Alison at Party of 3, the movie quote meme.

The rules:

* Pick 10 (or so) of your favorite movies.
* Find, remember, or look up a quote from each movie.
* Post them here for everyone to guess.
* Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
* NO googling or cheating by doing an online search. Cheaters never prosper.
* Share the fun and only guess one movie.

Edited to add: They’re all outed, but this was so much fun we’ll play again soon! I can’t believe it took less than 24 hours to get them all! Let me know if you do the meme so I can play along, too.

  1. You just got lesson number one: don’t think; it can only hurt the ball club. Kate guessed it! Bull Durham, best sports movie evah!
  2. You know, there’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don’t all bring you lasagna at work. Most of ’em just cheat on you. Natasha and Reluctant Housewife guessed it: Clerks. As Natasha notes, it’s Silent Bob’s only line in the whole movie.
  3. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The End. Mad Hatter guessed it: Moulin Rouge! Although after calling one of my all-time fave movies “wretched” I may have to reassess my endless affection and admiration for her.
  4. It also left a man’s decapitated body lying on the floor next to his own severed head. The head, which of this time, has no name. Trixie guessed it: Highlander! We considered naming Lucas “Connor McLeod”, partly because McLeod is my granny’s maiden name and partly for the geeky insider’s joke!
  5. Bye-bye boys. Have fun storming the castle! Madeleine guessed it: The Princess Bride, of course.
  6. Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in The Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I’d still have to bum rides off people. Liz, Kerry, Renee and Anne guessed it: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It was the first “boy drives to your house, picks you up and takes you to a movie, then takes you to a park to make out afterward” date I ever went on!
  7. Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I’m being repressed! Miche guessed it: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Are there any movies more quotable than Monty Python? It was so hard to choose!
  8. It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing. Mama V guessed it: LOTR – Fellowship of the Ring.
  9. That ain’t no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can’t be un-did, homeskillet. jo(e) guessed it: Juno! (Great movie!! I saw it when I was waiting for Lucas to arrive, one Tuesday morning all by myself in the theatre. It was actually my second attempt at seeing the movie; the first time, I lost my mucous plug in the cinema washroom between buying my popcorn and the start of the movie, and left the theatre in a fit of optimism in thinking the baby was on the way — about three weeks before he actually did arrive.)
  10. I can’t fire them. I hired these guys for three days a week and they just started showing up every day. That was four years ago. Chrissey, B&P, Suze and Rebecca guessed it: High Fidelity. The intersection of Nick Hornby and John Cusack — does it get any better than that?
  11. You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library. Erin guessed it: Good Will Hunting.
  12. Naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm, and a two-foot salami under the other. The bartender says, I guess you won’t be needing a drink. Naked lady says…OH SHIT!!Liz and Anne guessed it: The Breakfast Club!
  13. I have no thought at all about my own reward, I really didn’t come here on my own accord. Just don’t say I’m damned for all time.NoMoEarth and Reluctant Housewife guessed it: Jesus Christ Superstar! Props for getting an obscure one! My mother used to listen to this soundtrack when she cleaned the house, and I had the whole thing memorized by the time I was ten years old.
  14. It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses. Nancy, Kerry and Karen guessed it: The Blues Brothers!
  15. All the ways you wish you could be, that’s me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not. kgirl guessed it: Fight Club. I don’t know why I love this movie so much, but I really do.

FWIW, all of these quotes are from movies I own or intend to acquire. Have fun!

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate March 31, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Me first? Whoa!

I’ll pick Number 1. Bull Durham. A classic. Perfect for opening day.

2 Erin March 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Number 11: Good Will Hunting?

3 Madeleine March 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm

#5 The Princess Bride, of course.

4 Miche March 31, 2008 at 3:39 pm

#7 Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! Iโ€™m being repressed!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

5 jo(e) March 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Number 9 is Juno.

6 Karen March 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm

#14: Blues Brothers?

7 Chrissey March 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

#10 is High Fidelity, I believe.

8 Liz March 31, 2008 at 5:09 pm

#6 is Ferris Beuller’s Day Off

#12 is The Breakfast Club.

And my captcha is another great 80’s teen film connection “Hinton of”

9 Liz March 31, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Shit! I should have only done one movie! Take one of mine off please!!!

10 DaniGirl March 31, 2008 at 5:17 pm

I’ll let you have both, Liz, consider it a late bday gift!

11 Kerry March 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm

I might be wrong on both, so I’m doing two guesses.

#6 is Say Anything. At least, it sounds like something Lloyd Dobbler would say.

#14 sounds like the Blues Brothers.

I’m wrong on both, aren’t I?

12 Kerry March 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Wait! #6 is Ferris. Ferris, not Lloyd. Damn John Hughes.

13 Natasha March 31, 2008 at 6:35 pm

I’m a new reader and had to out myself on this one. #2 is Clerks. The only thing Silent Bob says in the whole movie. I love Silent Bob!!! And my captcha is “winners cided” since I know it’s important to share the captcha!

14 Mad Hatter March 31, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Most of the ones I know have already been named (oooo, sweet Bull Durham). #3 is that wretched Moulin Rouge. Sorry. I love Baz but that’s Baz gone bad.

My captcha is twenty paddlers. How Canadian is that?

15 bubandpie March 31, 2008 at 7:36 pm

#8 is soooo familiar, but I can’t place it.

I was going to guess High Fidelity for #10, but I see Chrissey is there ahead of me.

16 Reluctant Housewife March 31, 2008 at 7:43 pm

#2 Clerks! Yay. Love it.

17 Reluctant Housewife March 31, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Okay I see someone already got Clerks. Can I do another one? #13 – Jesus Christ Superstar.

18 suze March 31, 2008 at 7:58 pm

#10 – High Fidelity. Love that movie ๐Ÿ™‚

19 renee March 31, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Is #6 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
worth a shot!

20 renee March 31, 2008 at 8:38 pm

oh got so excited that I may have known one, I didn’t read everyone else’s posts. NOW i have and realized #6 was already solved! damn I thought I was so smart and on the ball! LOL

21 Liz March 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Thanks for letting me have two, Dani!!

Now my captcha is really, really appropriate: “MILLER tried”.


22 Anne March 31, 2008 at 11:03 pm

#6 – Ferris Bueller
#12 – Breakfast Club

23 nancy March 31, 2008 at 11:50 pm

14 – Blues Brothers?

24 nomotherearth April 1, 2008 at 3:07 am

#13 Jesus Christ Superstar…………..of course!

25 Rebecca April 1, 2008 at 3:59 am

Ten is High Fidelity. I know this because I put it it my own meme:

26 kgirl April 1, 2008 at 9:22 am

is the last one fight club?

27 Cait April 1, 2008 at 9:28 am

Damn girl, you have good taste in movies…or else we’re both super conventional and love the same movies EVERYBODY loves…

28 Mama V April 1, 2008 at 9:37 am

Isn’t #8 from Lord of the Rings?

29 DaniGirl April 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

Yay! What fun this has been! Is there anyone geeky enough to guess #4? Here’s a hint: the next line in the movie is, “I know his name!” followed by a rocking Queen song. Ubergeek, where are you when I need you?

30 Ingrid April 1, 2008 at 10:54 am

I’ll wait until my hubby comes home from a business trip tonight. He has a head filled with trvia, esp movies. I’m sure Dani can attest to this!

31 trixie April 1, 2008 at 10:54 am

I’ve heard that if your head comes away from your neck, man — it’s over…

(fun! you’re making me wanna go home and rent classic movies…!)

32 trixie April 1, 2008 at 10:59 am

HEY!?!? I just read through the comments and saw that you referred to anyone who gets #4 as a geek!! … So, um, am I glad that I don’t actually know what movie YOU are talking about. Just talkin’ off the top of my head about decapitation.

Come hell or highlander, I ain’t no geek…

33 DaniGirl April 1, 2008 at 11:03 am

Bravo Trixie! Hey, it’s a compliment – Highlander is still one of my favourite movies, although “there should have been only one”!

34 alison April 1, 2008 at 11:43 am

Hey, I got in too late. Thanks for playing though. It’s fun, isn’t it.

Oh, and TAG, pop onto my blog, I tagged you with the six words meme. That should prove a challenge. (Not that you talk/write a lot or anything. Really.)

35 Kathryn April 1, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Those were fabulous! Great choices! One of my favorite movie quotes is: “People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch.”
Do you know what movie that is from?

36 Mad Hatter April 1, 2008 at 9:43 pm

OK Dani, I took up the meme-y challenge. Feel free to whip me mercilessly.

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