I know for the 30 Day Geekgasm, it says ‘best movie quote’. But, for the life of me, I couldn’t pick. So I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites. I’ll have a couple of dumps, some blurbs, and perhaps my favorite scene of all time. Enjoy.
Let’s start with some funny stuff.
“I’m in a glass case of emotion!” – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
“We’re on a mission from god.” – The Blues Brothers
“You never go full retard.” – Tropic Thunder
“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the war room!” – Dr. Strangelove
Most of these quotes I like because for some reason they killed me every time. My favorite is probably the last one. Because irony is the best thing ever.
“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” – The Silence of the Lambs
“Wendy, darling, light of my life! I’m not gonna hurt you. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just gonna bash your brains in. I’m gonna bash ’em right the fuck in!” – The Shining
“You wanna know how I got these scars? My father, was a drinker, and a fiend. And one night, he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn’t like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says, ‘Why so serious?’ Comes at me with the knife. ‘WHY SO SERIOUS?’ He sticks the blade in my mouth… ‘Let’s put a smile on that face.’ And…Why so serious?” – The Dark Knight
A lot of what made these for me was the delivery. These are scenes that should be searched on YouTube and sufficiently experienced. Or, better yet, what the corresponding films and immerse yourself within their greatness.
The quote I use more than any other quote:
“How do you fuck that up?” – A History of Violence
I thought it was worth mentioning. Also a great movie. Go watch it.
Now, for the deep stuff
The deep stuff is going to be in special blurbs, as most of the deep stuff that I like are monologues or something of the sort.
“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” – Fight Club
“Home, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There’s a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth… Hope. Every man who has rotted here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy… So simple.And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clambering over each other to stay in the sun. You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra’s al Ghul’s destiny… We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is in ashes… then you have my permission to die.” – The Dark Knight Rises
I can’t even handle it.
“What is the flaw of human rationality? It pretends not to see the horror and death at the end of the schemes it builds. This is a protest against the future. They won’t hold off the future. They want to normalize it, keep it from overwhelming the present. The future is always a wholeness, a sameness, we’re all tall and happy there. This is why the future fails. It can never be the cool and happy place we want to make it.” – Cosmopolis
“You see that pack of Virginia killing sticks on the end of the piano? All you need to know about life is retained in those four walls. You will notice that one of your personalities is seduced by the illusions of grandeur: the gold packet of king-size with a regal insignia, an attractive implication towards grandeur and wealth, the subtle suggestion that cigarettes are indeed your royal and loyal friends – and that, Pete, is a lie. Your other personality is trying to draw your attention to the flip side of the discussion: written in boring bold black and white, it’s a statement that these neat little soldiers of death are in fact trying to kill you – and that, Pete, is the truth. Oh, beauty is a beguiling call to death and I’m addicted to the sweet pitch of its siren. That that starts sweet ends bitter, and that which starts bitter ends sweet. THAT is why you and I love the drugs and that is also why I cannot give that painting back. Now please, pass me a light.” – Rock ‘N Rolla
Aaaand I’m dead.
And finally: Possibly my favorite scene of all time
If you’ve seen the movie you know where I’m going with this…
Check out my man Daniel Day Lewis laying the smacketh down in There Will Be Blood
Really not much I can say about that.
A lot of great quotes out there. Obviously, I couldn’t put them all in here. Leave you favorites quotes in the comments!