Because it’s Friday

… 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…?
A: “Shiny.”
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.

43 thoughts on “Because it’s Friday

  1. I like movie quotes too LOL :p

    tell me where the following come from (no Googling):

    “Tay in the win”
    “You finally got laid properly, I’m so proud.”
    “We don’t need the Nazis to destroy us. We’re destroying ourselves.”
    “Uncle Sam. Reaching into your shirt and squeezing your tit till it’s purple.”

    • So, yeah… I had to cheat, and I feel really bad about it, I just wasn’t familiar with the first three: Nell, Thelma and Louise, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Hang my head in shame, I’ve only seen Thelma and Louise out of that list (though I have read the “Diary” book.) The last one, Shawshank, is another classic and while I don’t quote from it regularly I’m just waiting for a good oppurtunity to use either the “I hear you’re a man who knows how to get things” or the “I’m known to locate certain things from time to time” lines.

  2. Brilliant! I love quotes but have never thought about movies for my inspiration. Now I’ll have to keep an eye out the next time I watch a film. Thanks. 😀

    • That’s just where my head went first this morning. After reading everyone else’s responses I could have just easily created a list from quotes I quip from literature and from songs. I’m just a giant sponge, soaking in everything around me.

  3. Wonderfully creative. I think I just found a little list of movies to watch over the weekend. Firefly and the Boondock Saints sound interesting!

    Have a nice weekend 🙂

    • Firefly was a short lived TV series on SyFy and they did a spin off movie called Serenity a few years later. They are both a lot of fun. Boondock Saints… well, you might want to read up on that one before you watch it. It’s not what we call “shiny.”

  4. Made me laugh how you use movie quotes as your part of a conversation because my wife and I sometimes talk to each other quoting from songs. Loved Firefly and Serenity.

    • I had the thought earlier today that I should expand on my post to do a second one on the quotes I steal from books, and a third one on the quotes I steal from songs.

    • I used to say that one to my parents all the time while I was in college and they would ask me questions I didn’t want to answer. I haven’t used it as much recently but it’s still one of my favorites to pull out from time to time.

  5. I love this! I do the same thing. My husband like to say “have fun storming the castle”. Princess Bride is one of my favorites. I love to say “And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped.” From Monty Python And The Holy Grail for no apparent reason to people. That always gets a raised eyebrow. Another favorite is “I’m not gonna debate you, Jerry.” From Fargo. I work with a guy named Jerry, and never miss an opportunity to say this to him. Since you are a fellow lover of movie quotes, please stop by Thursday Haiku Madness next week, since the theme is movie quotes. See how many you can cram into a haiku friend, and remember, you want to make people guess what movie it’s from, so don’t give too much away. I sure hope you’ll play. It should be a lot of fun to see what people come up with! 🙂

  6. Quoting movies in conversations is like Shakespeare alluding to the classics. Almost no one reads that stuff any more but we all watch movies and make connections to our lives from them. So while most people can’t understand Shakespeare, we all know what’s up when someone says “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”

    • Alas, poor Yorick, er, um Shakespeare, I knew him Gordon… a man of infinite wit…

      That’s a very intriguing idea. We quote from movies as generations before us quoted from the classics. The essence is the same, just the media has changed. I bet there is a post in there somewhere…

      (and great! thanks a lot! now i’m going to have to watch Back to the Future tonight)

  7. I see you already have one of these, and hope it’s not considered cheating … but …
    “Hello there! I have nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD! If you are interested, please click on the link to accept this award and check out the rules. I understand how time-consuming it can be to accept these awards (!) but wanted you to know that your blog has inspired me. CONGRATULATIONS, and all the best to you. Jen

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