Saturday, May 24, 2008

Greatest Quotes of All Time

Last night my Daughter and Son finally Saw CASABLANCA. They clearly didn't love it as much as I do, and I tried to get them to rewind and listen again to perhaps the greatest scene of all time, but alas they thought me bonkers:




And so I started thinking - IS this the greatest quote of all time? What else is out there? There's the classic Shakespeare sonnet:



And, of course, there's the overquoted Hamlet



BUT WAIT, there's "Cinderella story" -



I performed this soliloquy on the golf course years ago when Ex was supposed to be teaching me golf, but his version of "teaching" was EX: "just hit it" - ME: "which club?" HIM: "Pick one." So in my frustration, I started clowning around. Ex didn't find it funny and vowed never to play with me again. I laughed, then hired a golf pro...

And then every lawyer's favorite Movie - my cousin vinny.






Dare I admit how many times at work we have said, "The two Whuuaaat?"

So tell me, what's your favorite quote?? Vote on these or add your own!! Please!

10 comments:

dkuroiwa said...

Yes, those are all good, but ONE of my all-time favorites is from Bull Durham....Crash Davis' speech...go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBfdl6hNZ9k and check it out!!!

oh yeah baby!!!
:-D

dkuroiwa said...

....but you might not wanna share that with your high school kids!!

DF said...

Animal house: "You blew it, you trusted us!" or "Seven years of college down the drain. Might as well join the @!@##$## Peace Corps" or " Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

DF said...

One other that is significantly better than Animal House is the "William Wallace Freedom Speech" from Braveheart.

Persnickety Ticker said...

Best movie quotes(tie) of all time...

"I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."

"Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!"

-Steel Magnolias

The Girl Next Door said...

OH YES Animal house is in a class by itself. "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Germans? Forget it he's on a roll...."
and "food king food king food king"
and "Fawn? That little minx"
And "Can we dance wit your Dates?
and "Otis My Man! He loves us"

JO said...

Okay - since comedy is ruling..."I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS" (Better off dead)....

And I am all about "Do you mind if we dance wit yo dates" from Animal House.

Of course, there is always "The ratio of people to cake is too big." (Office Space)

and one that always gets me laughing...

"You are about as useful as a poopy flavored lollipop" Dodgeball.

But for my money, the most memorable and greatest quote of all time (and a life lesson too!) is my favorite green pal Yoda and his legendary

Do or do not...there is no try.

Mrs. G. said...

Party on. I'm shallow.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Wow, Casablanca to Caddyshack to Animal House & Better Off Dead. Hmmm.

I do always love "INCONCEIVABLE!" "I do not think that means what you think it means." That one I can repeat in class...

And any number from When Harry Met Sally - "No one I know would call at this hour," "I want you to know I will never want that wagon wheel coffee table," and "Someone is staring at you in Personal Growth" (loved saying that when I worked at Barnes & Noble).

Sadly, I could do this all day...

suz said...

Great!!! All classics.
This weekend we were quoting My Cousin Vinny....Someone was craving Grits....."just what is a grit?"