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LadyMonicaBaddingham Mon 29-Oct-18 11:22:53

...you wish you had said, or could say in 'real life', so to speak?

Vitalogy Mon 29-Oct-18 18:56:27

Fried Green Tomatoes. "Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance!"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZs3mjGlQU

InfiniteVariety Tue 30-Oct-18 21:55:39

In "Liar Liar" I love it when Jim Carey says "And the truth shall set you free" and I say it IRL whenever I get the chance!

I am of course aware it is originally from the bible....

AdamNichol Wed 31-Oct-18 10:31:21

Not the exact quote per se, but an adaptation when dealing with annoying people: from Gangs of New York (when Bill commissions Jack to kill Amsterdam; ensuring a distinct unblurring of where Jack sits in the pecking order)

"Here's the thing. I don't give a tuppenny fuck for your moral conundrum you meat headed shit sack. That's pretty much the thing"

LEMtheoriginal Wed 31-Oct-18 10:36:39

"What if this is it? What if this is as good as it gets?" Jack Nicholson said in his therapists waiting room.

"You've got red on you" sean of the dead - i say this frequently at work.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 02-Nov-18 18:43:36

These are great, especially the Fried Green Tomatoes one! I confess that I have a tendency to rattle off Monty Python quotes for most occasions, but a friend said "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" the other day and it got me thinking...

InfiniteVariety Sun 04-Nov-18 19:04:56

I also love it in Dangerous Liaisons when Glenn Close says during a verbal battle with John Malkovich:

"One of the reasons I have never remarried, despite a quite bewildering array of offers, is a determination NEVER AGAIN to be ordered about. I must therefore ask you to adopt a less marital tone."

MummyAndSon17 Wed 12-Dec-18 00:24:48

Terrible I know but I remember when I was a kid and I'd watched this movie where the character said "jheez who died" and I always wanted to say it, then one day my aunt came over and her and my mum were crying and hugging and I blurted out "jheez who died" and honestly the look they both gave me was like I had just said the worst thing in the world..... It weren't until about an hour later when my dad pulled me to the side and told me my grandad died that morning that I realised what I said was truly the worst thing I could of said blush LOL. I felt terrible but I was only 6 or 7. Think it's safe to say that I've avoided using lines from movies since that day!! Lol

JaneJeffer Wed 12-Dec-18 00:32:24

Your ego's writing cheques your body can't cash - Top Gun. I just love it grin

One I do use is I'll think about that tomorrow from Gone with the Wind

EatingElephantsIsCF Fri 15-Feb-19 18:58:46

We’re all individuals!
Life of Brian .

CharlyAngelic Fri 15-Feb-19 19:19:42

“ but what I do have is a very particular set of skills “
Liam Neeson : Taken

noideaatallreally Fri 15-Feb-19 19:41:49

Really, really corny - but from Dead Poets Society -

'Seize the day. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.' Why does the writer use these lines?
Because we are food for worms, lads. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold and die.

carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

MillytantForceit Sat 16-Feb-19 10:17:02

First used in "Gregory's Girl" and repeated in "Trainspotting":

- Times are changing. People are changing. Soon, there'll be no men and no women. Just wankers.

CharlyAngelic Sat 16-Feb-19 10:46:42

Have you just popped over from the feminist threads @Milly ?

CassandraCross Sat 16-Feb-19 11:05:29

I love the Fried Green Tomatoes one, it resonates more and more the older I get!

We are always randomly quoting lines from films and TV shows in this house as they are apt for numerous situations, a few are:

From Airplane:
Don't call me Shirley
Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up smoking/drinking/sniffing glue

From The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:
You are the son of a thousand fathers, all bastards like you
If you come to shoot, shoot - don't talk

Various from Monty Python, particularly the Four Yorkshiremen Sketch:
We lived in 'ole in road, etc.

Blackadder Goes Forth:
Bit of a gabbler me, no finesse

Vicar of Dibley:
Is sex with poodles always wrong?

None terribly profound but all have their usesgrin.

movinonup Sat 16-Feb-19 11:50:14

I know I use loads.......buggered if I can think of them right now though.

Frostyapples Sat 16-Feb-19 11:58:23

Enchanted April "I wish to do nothing more than sit in the shade and think of better times and better men". I quite often say this to myself on holiday lol!

IWannaSeeHowItEnds Sat 16-Feb-19 11:58:26

'Strange things are afoot at the Circle K'
From Bill&Ted am highbrow 😁

Vitalogy Sat 16-Feb-19 12:14:12

'You're terrible Muriel' Said that a few times grin Love that film and Toni Collette.

MiniMum97 Sat 16-Feb-19 12:41:12

"I'm not made of eyes". Hot fuzz. Use it all the time 😬

movinonup Sat 16-Feb-19 20:17:54

By all means move at a glacial pace, You know how that thrills me!
The 'devil wears Prada' reference is lost on my DC though.

LHMB Thu 28-Feb-19 15:56:55

“Oh I’m sorry, it’s hard for me to show kindness to people who hate me! I’m not that evolved”! ~ Caroline Forbes, The Vampire Diaries season 1

Jojoanna Thu 28-Feb-19 16:07:08

"I’m on this new diet. Well, I don’t eat anything and when I feel like I’m about to faint I eat a cube of cheese.

Devil wears Prada

wineoclockthanks Sat 16-Mar-19 19:29:01

My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die

DSis and I say it all the time

dananalav Wed 03-Jul-19 12:01:48

anything from devil wears prada literally

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