There is another theme* this week, let’s see if you can spot it! I might be a little worried about you if you can’t… Want to check out some previous installments? You can find them all right here.
As you know, over the years I’ve incorporated a gargantuan amount of movie dialogue into my day-to-day lingo. Definitely an absurd amount. Including the following:
Q: What do you say when someone asks when you plan on settling down?
A: “There’s always the next something, Maggie. And that will take a man away.”
– Samuel (Tommy Lee Jones) – The Missing
Q: What do you say to someone who keeps looking at their watch every few minutes?
A: “What are you squeezin’ that watch for? Squeezin’ that watch ain’t gonna stop time.”
– Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) – 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Q: What do you say to someone who is going through a rough patch?
A: “Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.”
– Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) – The Outlaw Josey Wales
Q: What do you say to someone who is living a life they earned on the backs of others?
A: “Nothing’s too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance.”
– Jason Tully (Willis Bouchey) – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Q: What do you say to someone who is waiting for a miracle?
A: “Anyone who believes in magic is crazy.”
– Crazy Cora (Laura San Giacomo) – Quigley Down Under
Q: What do you say to someone you just told they’d be crazy to believe in magic?
A: “It seems everyday ends with a miracle here. And whatever God may be, I thank God for this day.”
– John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) – Dances with Wolves
Q: What do you say to someone who was just extremely rude to you?
A: “You have a streak of kindness a mile wide.”
– John Bernard Books (John Wayne) – The Shootist
Q: What do you say when someone asks why you choose the moral road in life?
A: “I guess I’d rather be blind and ragged than dead.”
– Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett) – Unforgiven
Q: What do you say when you and a friend want to eat some good chocolate and smoke some fine cigars?
A: “My friend and me got a hankerin’ for Switzerland chocolate and a good smoke.”
– Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) – Open Range
Q: What do you say after you stick up for your friends despite the bad choices they make?
A: “It ain’t easy having pals.”
– Charley Bowdre (Casey Siemaszko) – Young Guns