Thursday Nov 23

Movie Quotes

1) Bill: 47 years old. Do you know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me, I cut off his hands. He offends me, I cut out his tongue. He rises against me, I cut off his head, stick it on a pike. Raise it high up in the streets so all can see. That’s what preserves the order of things. Fear. That one tonight. Who was he? A nobody. A coward. What an ignominious end that would have been. I killed the last honorable man fifteen years ago. Since then… You’ve seen his portrait. Downstairs. … Is your mouth all juiced up with cunny juice? I asked you a question. … Oh, you got a murderous rage in you and I like it. It’s life boilin’ up inside you. It’s good. The Priest and me, we lived by the same principles. It was only faith that divided us. He give me this you know. It was the finest beating I ever took. My face was pulp. My guts was pierced. My ribs was all mashed up. But when he come to finish me, I couldn’t look him in the eye. He spared me, because he wanted me to live in shame. This was a great man. Great man. So I cut out the eye that looked away, and sent it to him, wrapped in blue paper. I would have cut them both out if I could have fought him blind. Then I rose back up with full heart and buried him in his own blood….He was the only man I ever killed worth remembering. I never had a son. Civilization is crumbling. God bless you.

2) Priest Vallon: The blood stays on the blade.


4) Bill:
That my friends in the minority vote. Now you've tasted my mutton, how do you like it huh?

5) Boss Tweed: The appearance of law must be upheld, especially when it's being broken.

6) Bill:
I took the father. Now I'll take the son. You tell young Vallon I'm gonna paint Paradise Square with his blood. Two coats. I'll festoon my bedchamber with his guts. 

7) Bill:
Mulberry Street... and Worth... Cross and Orange... and Little Water. Each of the Five Points is a finger. When I close my hand it becomes a fist. And, if I wish, I can turn it against you.

8) Bill: He ain't earned a death! He ain't a death at my hands! No, he'll walk amongst you marked with shame, a freak worthy of Barnum's Museum of Wonders. God's only man, spared by the Butcher.

9) Amsterdam: The earth turns, but we don't feel it more. And one night you look up. One spark and the whole sky is on fire.

10) Priest Vallon: Don't never look away.

11) Bill: Everything you see belongs to me, to one degree or another. The beggars and newsboys and quick thieves here in Paradise, the sailor dives and gin mills and blind tigers on the waterfront, the anglers and amusers, the she-hes and the Chinks. Everybody owes, everybody pays. Because that's how you stand up against the rising of the tide.

12) Amsterdam:
Our name is called "The Dead Rabbit's to remind all of our suffering, and as a call to those who suffer still to join our ranks. However far they may have strayed from our common home across the sea. For with great numbers must come great strength in the salvation of our people.

13) Amsterdam: It's a funny feeling being taken under the wing of a dragon. It's warmer than you'd think.

14) Bill: Thank God. I die a true American.

15) Amsterdam: My father told me we was all born of blood and tribulation, and so then too was our great city. But for those of us what lived and died in them furious days, it was like everything we knew was mildly swept away. And no matter what they did to build this city up again... for the rest of time... it would be like no one even knew we was ever here.
1) Plainview: Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? You watching?. And my straw reaches acroooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake!...I drink it up!

2) Plainview: You're not my son. You're just a little piece of competition. Bastard from a basket, bastard from a basket. You're a bastard from a basket!

3) Eli Sunday: I am a false prophet! God is a superstition! I am a false prophet! God is a superstition! I am a false prophet! God is a superstition!

4) Plainview: I don't want to talk about those things. I see the worst in people. I don't need to look past seeing them to get all I need. I've built my hatreds up over the years, little by little, Henry... to have you here gives me a second breath. I can't keep doing this on my own with these... people.

5) Plainview:
I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my boy!
1) Max Bialystock: You were saying that under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than he could with a hit.
---Leo Bloom: Yes, it's quite possible.
---Max Bialystock: You keep saying that, but you don't tell me how. How could a producer make more money with a flop than with a hit?
---Leo Bloom: It's simply a matter of creative accounting. Let us assume, just for the moment, that you are a dishonest man.
---Max Bialystock: Assume away!

2) Stage Performers: Springtiiiiime for Hitleeer and Germanyyyy. Deutschland is happy and gay.  We're marching to a faster pace:  Look out, here comes the master race!  Springtiiime for Hitleeer and Germanyyy, Winter for Poland and France. Springtiiime for Hitleeer and Germanyyy, Come on, Germans, go into your dance.

3) Max Bialystock: How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?!!

4) Singer (voiced by Mel Brooks): Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party.

5) Max Bialystock:
That's exactly why we want to produce this play. To show the world the true Hitler, the Hitler you loved, the Hitler you knew, the Hitler with a song in his heart.

6) Franz Liebkind:
Hitler... there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!

7) Max Bialystock: This pin used to hold a pearl the size of your eye. Look at me now, LOOK AT ME NOW! I'm wearing a cardboard belt!

8) Leo Bloom: "Springtime for Hitler," a gay romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden... Wow!

9) Roger De Bris: Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We are only seeing singing Hitlers.

10) Max Bialystock: Shut up, I'm having a rhetorical conversation!
1) Norma Desmond: All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

2) Joe Gillis: You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.
---Norma Desmond: I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

3) Norma Desmond:
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!

4) Joe Gillis: I didn't know you were planning a comeback.
---Norma Desmond: I hate that word. It's a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the screen.

5) Norma Desmond: Without me, there wouldn't be any Paramount studio.
1) Jack: Heeere's Johnny!

2) Jack: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

3) Danny: Redrum. Redrum. Redrum.

4) Jack: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.

5) Jack: Danny, I'm coming!

6) Jack: Have you ever had a SINGLE MOMENT'S THOUGHT about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought, for a single solitary moment about my responsibilities to my employers? Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the OVERLOOK Hotel until May the FIRST. Does it MATTER TO YOU AT ALL that the OWNERS have placed their COMPLETE CONFIDENCE and TRUST in me, and that I have signed a letter of agreement, a CONTRACT, in which I have accepted that RESPONSIBILITY? Do you have the SLIGHTEST IDEA, what a MORAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLE IS, DO YOU? Has it ever occurred to you what would happen to my future, if I were to fail to live up to my responsibilities? Has it ever occurred to you? HAS IT?

7) Jack: God, I'd give anything for a drink. I'd give my god-damned soul for just a glass of beer.

8) Dick Hallorann: Some places are like people. Some "shine" and some don't. I guess you could say the Overlook Hotel here has somethin' almost like "shining."

9) Grady daughters:
Hello Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever... and ever... and ever.

10) Jack: Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.
1) Harry Lime: Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.

2) Popescu: Can I ask is Mr. Martins engaged in a new book?
---Holly: Yes, it's called 'The Third Man.'
---Popescu: A novel, Mr. Martins?
---Holly: It's a murder story. I've just started it. It's based on fact.
---Popescu: Are you a slow writer, Mr. Martins?
Not when I get interested.
---Popescu: I'd say you were doing something pretty dangerous this time.
---Holly: Yes?
---Popescu: Mixing fact and fiction.
---Holly: Should I make it all fact?
---Popescu: Why no, Mr. Martins. I'd say stick to fiction, straight fiction.
---Holly: I'm too far along with the book, Mr. Popescu.
---Popescu: Haven't you ever scrapped a book, Mr. Martins?
---Holly: Never.

3) Harry Lime: Victims? Don't be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax - the only way you can save money nowadays.

4) Calloway: Death's at the bottom of everything, Martins. Leave death to the professionals.
---Martins: Mind if I use that line in my next Western?

5) Popescue: That's a nice girl, that. But she ought to go careful in Vienna. Everybody ought to go careful in a city like this.

6) Opening narrator:
I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamor and easy charm. Constantinople suited me better.  I really got to know it in the classic period of the black market. We'd run anything if people wanted it enough and had the money to pay. Of course a situation like that does tempt amateurs...but, well, you know, they can't stay the course like a professional. Now the city is divided into four zones, you know, each occupied by a power: the American, the British, the Russian and the French. But the center of the city that's international policed by an international patrol. One member of each of the four powers. Wonderful! What a hope they had! All strangers to the place and none of them could speak the same language. Except a sort of smattering of German...Good fellows on the whole, did their best you know. Vienna doesn't really look any worse than a lot of other European cities. Bombed about a bit...Oh, I was going to tell you, wait, I was going to tell you about Holly Martins, an American. Came all the way here to visit a friend of his. The name was Lime, Harry Lime. Now Martins was broke and Lime had offered him, some sort, I don't know, some sort of job...Anyway, there he was, poor chap. Happy as a lark and without a cent...

7) Harry Lime:
Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don't. Why should we? They talk about the people and the proletariat, I talk about the suckers and the mugs - it's the same thing. They have their five-year plans, so have I.
---Martins: You used to believe in God.
---Harry Lime: Oh, I still do believe in God, old man. I believe in God and mercy and all that. But the dead are happier dead. They don't miss much here, poor devils.

8) Calloway:
We should have dug deeper than a grave.

9) Anna Schmidt:
You know, you ought to get yourself a girl.

10) Calloway: You were born to be murdered.
1) Cheyenne: You don't understand, Jill. People like that have something inside... something to do with death.

2) Snaky: ...looks like we're shy one horse.
---Harmonica: You brought two too many.

3) Cheyenne: Harmonica, a town built around a railroad....You could make a fortune. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hey, more than that. Thousands of thousands.
---Harmonica: They call them "millions."
---Cheyenne: "Millions." Hmmmm.

4) Cheyenne: You know, Jill, you remind me of my mother. She was the biggest whore in Alameda and the finest woman that ever lived. Whoever my father was, for an hour or for a month - he must have been a happy man.

5) Harmonica: I saw three of these dusters a short time ago, they were waiting for a train. Inside the dusters, there were three men.
---Cheyenne: So?
---Harmonica: Inside the men, there were three bullets.

6) Frank: People scare better when they're dying.

7) Morton: How does it feel sitting behind that desk, Frank?
---Frank: Almost like holding a gun... only much more powerful.

8) Cheyenne: Do you know anything about a guy going around playing the harmonica? He's someone you'd remember. Instead of talking, he plays. And when he better play, he talks.

9) Harmonica: You know, Wobbles... I'm kinda mad at you.

10) Jill: If you want to, you can lay me over the table and amuse yourself. And even call in your men. Well. No woman ever died from that. When you're finished, all I'll need will be a tub of boiling water, and I'll be exactly what I was before - with just another filthy memory.
1) Norman Bates: A boy's best friend is his mother.

2) Norman Bates: Mother! Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!

3) Norman Bates: We all go a little mad sometimes.

4) Milton Arbogast: Oh, someone has seen her, all right. Someone always sees a girl with $40,000.

5) Norma Bates:
It's sad, when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. But I couldn't allow them to believe that I would commit murder. They'll put him away now, as I should have years ago. He was always bad, and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man... as if I could do anything but just sit and stare, like one of his stuffed birds. They know I can't move a finger, and I won't. I'll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do... suspect me. They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."
1) Frank: Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.

2) Frank: We're... We're going streaking! We're going up the quad and to the gymnasium.

3) Frank: You're my boy, Blue! You're my boy.

4) Frank: Fill it up again! Fill it up again! Once it hits your lips, it's so good!

5) Beanie: I know a really good sand guy.

6) Mitch: At this point, you may be asking yourself, why am I holding this 30 pound cinder block in my hands? You might also ask yourself, why does this cinder block have a long piece of string tied to it? And finally, why is the other end of this string tied securely to your penis?

7) Wedding Singer: Fuckin' every now and then I fall apart and I need you now tonight. I fuckin' need you more than ever.

8) Barry, Oral Sex Instructor: The secret to a good BJ is focus. I don't care if we're talking about your husband of 10 years or just some hot sailor you met at TJI Fridays a couple of months ago who never did call me back but did leave me with a little something called herpes... which I then gave to the dog. But that's neither here nor there. Grab your vegetables!

9) Garry: You can use a little teeth but we don't want to be a biter. Now ladies these carrots are not gonna ejaculate themselves. Get into it!

10) Beanie: Oh yeah. Cheeeeeese. Yeah, didn't we lock you in a dumpster one time?
---Dean Pritchard: I got out.


12) Dean Pritchard: This is me leaving. This is me leaving.

13) Frank: You tell anyone about this and I'll fucking kill you. I'm kidding, I'm kidding, we'll have him home by tonight. Okay, sweetie.

14) Frank: I'll be in the neighborhood later on, and I was wondering if maybe you wanted to get some frozen yogurt, or perhaps a whole meal of food, if that would be agreeable. Damnit.

15) Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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