Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Last year, AFI announced its top 100 Movie Quotes of all time. In my monthly newsletter I’ve been including movie lines that weren’t on the list. But should’ve been. Listed below are some of my favorites:

“What's the point? I mean by the time it takes to get there, you'll ... they'll know if it's a warning or not, yes?" -- Alien

“Rules? In a knife fight? No rules.” -- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

“I’m gonna make you squeal like a pig. Weeee!” – Deliverance
“Wax on, wax off.” – The Karate Kid
“I never shake hands with a left-handed draw.” -- Johnny Guitar

“You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you!” – The Last of the Mohicans

“The worst. I was aiming at the horse.” – The Magnificent Seven

“This is the west, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” -- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

“There’ll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate … except those in your own mercenary little heart!” – The Quiet Man

“All I want is to enter my house justified.” – Ride the High Country

“Do you know how fine are you to me, Mary McGregor?” – Rob Roy

“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.” -- To Kill a Mockingbird

“Abby Normal.” – Young Frankenstein

The title is a line, of course, from probably a thousand thriller and horror movies. Even I’ve used it in my stories.


dink said...

ooh, some cool ones here. I love the one from The Quiet Man and especially from "To Kill a Mockingbird" (which is a favorite movie made from a favorite book --both just about perfect to my way of thinking) The line: "Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing." makes me choke up whenever I read it.

I always liked the one from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" --not really the quote so much but the scene it comes from same with the line from "Karate Kid"

Thanks for the reminder.

Christopher55 said...

There were several wonderful lines in Butch & Sundance. It was hard to pick one.

"Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"

"I can't swim."

"Morons. I've got morons on my team. Nobody is going to rob us going down the mountain. We have got no money going down the mountain. When we have got the money, on the way back, then you can sweat."

Just to quote a couple others.