… and I like movie quotes, let’s do a little Q and A silliness, shall we? Excellent.
Over the years I’ve incorporated an abundance of movie/TV dialogue into my day to day lingo. The following is a useful guide I’ve put together of situations you may find yourself in and the appropriate responses.
Q: What do you say when you see a situation where you want to root some people on while they tackle an impossible task?
A: “Have fun stormin’ da castle.”
Miracle Max – The Princess Bride
Q: What do you say when you are trying to contemplate the future and you realize you can’t plan for every contingent?
A: “Who knows such things? Only the Oracle.”
Rama-Kandra – Matrix Revolutions
Q: What do you say when you see people making decisions that aren’t logical at all and/or a situation seems to be slipping from their grasp?
A: “No TV and no beer make Homer something, something.”
Homer Simpsons – The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror V
Q: What do you say when your loved one doesn’t play along with whatever mad new scheme you are suggesting?
A: “… how is this ever going to work if you don’t do what I say?”
Charley Waite – Open Range
Q: What do you say when you realize that life isn’t fair?
A: “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”
Will Munny - Unforgiven
Q: What do you say when you made a mistake, realized it, and were able to fix the error before too much damage had been done?
A: “… she turned me into a newt!” “… I got better.”
Peasant 3 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Q: What do you say when someone suggests something out of the ordinary but you can’t come up with any objection to it?
A: “I’m strangely comfortable with it.”
Connor – The Boondock Saints
Q: What do you say when someone starts harping about a project you are working on?
A: “It’s under control, sir.”
multiple characters – Fight Club
Q: What do you say when someone asks how you are feeling and you are on death’s doorstep?
A: “I’m right as the mail.”
Doc – Tombstone
Q: What do you say when you see something awesome, amazing, beautiful, etc…?
Kaylee – Firefly
This is by no means a complete list, but it should be enough to get you through most of life’s experiences. Well, I’ve found it useful anyway.