Share with us your favorite line or scene from a film, from any genre and in any form.
For example, in Silence of the Lambs when Hannibal Lecter spewed the famous words..." A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti"
It could be a one liner like in Taxi Driver, when De Niro said "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one standin' here".
Or the classic "Funny how?" scene between Pesci and Liotta in Goodfellas.
What about a funny one-liner like Jay's classic (from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), "What the f*ck is the internet?" or "Leave the gun, take the cannoli's" from The Godfather.
So...lay it on us, what are your favorite or most memorable lines in cinema?
Sean Smith: Beer and pussy. That's all I need. Ronald Fisher: We gotta find ourselves a Smurfette. Sean Smith: Smurfette? Ronald Fisher: Yeah, not some tight-ass Middlesex chick, right? Like this cute little blonde that will get down and dirty with the guys. Like Smurfette does. Donnie: Smurfette doesn't f*ck. Ronald Fisher: That's bullsh*t. Smurfette f*cks all the other Smurfs. Why do you think Papa Smurf made her? Because all the other Smurfs were getting too horny. Sean Smith: No, no, no, not Vanity. I heard he was a homosexual. Ronald Fisher: Okay, then, you know what? She f*cks them and Vanity watches. Okay? Sean Smith: What about Papa Smurf? I mean, he must get in on all the action. Ronald Fisher: Yeah, what he does, he films the gang-bang, and he beats off to the tape. Donnie: [shouts] First of all, Papa Smurf didn't create Smurfette. Gargamel did. She was sent in as Gargamel's evil spy with the intention of destroying the Smurf village. But the overwhelming goodness of the Smurf way of life transformed her. And as for the whole gang-bang scenario, it just couldn't happen. Smurfs are asexual. They don't even have... reproductive organs under those little, white pants. It's just so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. You know, what's the point of living... if you don't have a dick? Sean Smith: [pause] Dammit, Donnie. Why you gotta get all smart on us?
There are a lot of lines to quote but just some that come to mind:
Agent Smith:I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.
Brian Fantana:[about Veronica] I'll give this little cookie an hour before we're doing the no-pants dance. Time to musk up. [opens cologne cabinet] Ron Burgundy:Wow. Never ceases to amaze me. What cologne you gonna go with? London Gentleman, or wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard's Delight. Brian Fantana:No, she gets a special cologne... It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. Ron Burgundy:It's quite pungent. Brian Fantana:Oh yeah. Ron Burgundy: It's a formidable scent... It stings the nostrils. In a good way. Brian Fantana: Yep. Ron Burgundy: Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline. Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time. [cheesy grin] Ron Burgundy:That doesn't make sense. Brian Fantana:Well... Let's go see if we can make this little kitty purr.
I could quote Anchorman all day. Well, try at least.
The Big Lebowski lines are all priceless. How about this one..."You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course" or "You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me. Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. F*cking amateurs".
Another one I like is Mr. Pink discussing his opinion on tipping in the opening scene from Reservoir Dogs..."I don't tip because society says I gotta. I tip when somebody deserves a tip. When somebody really puts forth an effort, they deserve a little something extra. But this tipping automatically, that sh*t's for the birds. I'm very sorry the government taxes their tips, that's f*cked up. That ain't my fault. It would seem to me that waitresses are one of the many groups the government f*cks in the ass on a regular basis. Look, if you ask me to sign something that says the government shouldn't do that, I'll sign it, put it to a vote, I'll vote for it, but what I won't do is play ball. And as for this non-college bullsh*t I got two words for that...learn to f*ckin' type".
Ben:Now get the hell down in the cellar. You can be the boss down there, but I'm boss up here!
From Night of the Living Dead.
Dr. Monroe:I wonder who the real cannibals are.
From Cannibal Holocaust.
Another one from CH..
Alan Yates: [Faye, Alan's fiance, is being carried away by the Yanomanos] Faye! Faye! Mark Tomasso: [Simultaneously screaming at each other] Did you see it, Alan? She's had it! We gotta think of ourselves! Alan Yates: No! We gotta get her outta there! I want to save her! Mark Tomasso: We gotta get the film back home, Alan! Alan Yates: I wanna save her! Mark Tomasso: Think of the film, Alan, think of the film! Alan Yates: I don't give a sh*t about it! [cuts away]
Kurtz: I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God... the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.
From Apocalypse Now. Quite long but f*cking awesome.
Those and pretty much every line from R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket.