Q and A Classics

And so it is that we embark on another adventure of Q and A silliness.  This time we will be pulling out the classics.  Well, not all of them, there’s no way we have time for that here.  (But that does give me an idea of another spin-off…)

Confused?  The first time stopping by the kingdom on a Friday?  The rest of the movie quoting madness can be found here.

Over the years I’ve incorporated a lot of movie dialogue into my day-to-day lingo.  And what better place to pull quotes from than those films considered the best of the best.

Q: What do you say to your very best frenemy?
A: “You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.”
– Ugarte (Peter Lorre) – Casablanca

Q: What do you say when someone says you shouldn’t do something because it would “look bad?”
A: “With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.”
– Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) – Gone With the Wind

Q: What do you respond with when someone asks if you understand them?
A: “As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. You can rely on me, Fred.”
– Alex (Malcolm McDowell) – A Clockwork Orange

Q: What do you say to someone who is slowing you down?
A: “Get out of my way son, you’re usin’ my oxygen.”
– McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Q: What do you answer when someone asks about the person you are living with?
A: “We occupy the same cage, that’s all.”
– Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor) – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Q: What do you say to someone who has lied, cheated, or stolen their way to prosperity?
A: “Not only are you a cheat, you’re a gutless cheat as well.”
– Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) – The Sting

Q: What do you say when you are sticking up for something a friend claims he can do?
A: “My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs.”
– Dragline (George Kennedy) – Cool Hand Luke

Q: What should you say anytime and every time you get the chance?
A: “It’s indecently brilliant.”
– MacDonald (Gordon Jackson) – The Great Escapae

Q: What should you say when you feel peer pressure easing you into doing something you don’t want to do?
A: “Not that I mind a slight case of abduction now and then, but I have tickets for the theater this evening, to a show I was looking forward to and I get, well, kind of *unreasonable* about things like that.”
– Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) – North by Northwest

Q: What do you say when someone asks what you are lugging around in your purse, backpack, or fanny-pack?
A: “Survival kit contents check. In them you’ll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.”
– Major T.J. “King” Kong (Slim Pickens) – Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

(That’s right, fanny-pack, you know you have one.  Don’t be embarrased.  They are indecently brilliant!)

(Did you see what I did there?)


Do you think my bit of silliness regarding “the classics” will become a classic itself?  You don’t?!  Well, I don’t either it, but it sure was fun while it lasted.  Thanks for playing along.  Never forget, here there be monsters, and really really really talented actors and actresses and a few world class scripts too.  These monsters are golden.