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Your favourite quotations - film, real life or whatever you choose

Old Oct 15th 2012, 9:23 pm
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Churchill had some really wonderful ones as did Dorothy Parker, Mae West. And there have been some truly memorable (although often misquoted) sayings from film and TV. Do you have a favourite?

Please forgive my poor grammar above - doubt W Churchill would have:

"Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put."
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Old Oct 15th 2012, 9:47 pm
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"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." Hunter S Thompson

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. " Hunter S Thompson

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Old Oct 16th 2012, 3:03 am
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I like Thomas Sowell, the African-American philosopher and economist...... lots of his are good:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/au...as_sowell.html

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quot....Thomas_Sowell
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Old Oct 16th 2012, 3:06 am
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In films, I remember quotes from great films that I have enjoyed (the quote reminds me of the film, etc)............ I need some time to come up with a list.

And sometimes, it's a conversation or dialogue, not a single quote...... Uma Thurman and John Travolta just before the dance contest in Pulp Fiction, etc.
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Used to be able to recite Robin Williams opening radio dialogue in 'Good Morning Vietnam'... "this is not a test, this is rock and roll...' etc
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I heard one this week regarding the local dating scene: 'the odds are good, but the goods are odd'

Of course, Churchill was the master of saying things worth quoting:

'I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.'
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I drink champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty. ~ Madame Lilly Bollinger

Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne! ~ Winston Churchill, WWI
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"Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it. You understand?"

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Ken: Coming up?
Ray: What's up there?
Ken: The view.
Ray: The view of what? The view of down here? I can see that down here.
Ken: Ray, you are about the worst tourist in the whole world.
Ray: Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn't, so it doesn't.

In Bruges. Full of brilliant lines.
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"Sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold onto."

Dolores Claiborne.
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"Do, or do not. There is no "try"." - Yoda

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." - From Billy Madison

"Harry, let's face it. And I'm not being funny. I mean no disrespect, but you're a ****. You're a **** now, and you've always been a ****. And the only thing that's going to change is that you're going to be an even bigger ****. Maybe have some more **** kids" - In Bruges

Natalie: [Harry gets angry and is destroying the phone, his wife approach him, saying:] Harry. Harry! It's a inanimate ****ing object!
Harry: [to wife] You're an inanimate ****in' object! - In Bruges
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"Do, or do not. There is no "try"." - Yoda

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." - From Billy Madison
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I wish I could remember the original German, but from Das Boot:

"He came on my shoe"
"Better than in your coffee!"
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Oscar Wilde came out with some of the best in my view, but I particularly like "Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years."

"We'll always have Paris" Casablanca

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." The Princess Bride

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"Pimpin ain't easy" -- Big Daddy Kane
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