Memorable lines from our favorite movies are always a hoot. Here are a few more of mine, from a 2014 post.
“Ah, dessert! Chilled monkey brains.” A dinner guest at one of the funniest and most disgusting meals you’ll ever witness grosses out Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
“Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker.” A signature line uttered by Detective John McLane (Bruce Willis) in Die Hard (1988).
“It lies to her. It tells her things only a child can understand. It has been using her to restrain the others. To her, it simply is another child. To us, it is The Beast.” A psychic named Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein) gives this unsettling bit of news to the Freeling family in Poltergeist (1982).
“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chinny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” Nope, this isn’t from a Disney movie. Crazed Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) bellows these lines in The Shining (1980) as he takes an ax to a door. (And we all know what he says once he breaks through, eh?)
“Well, ain’t it a small world, spiritually speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I’m the only one that remains unaffiliated.” Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) in the hilarious indie film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
“License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit—ever. They’re like the Viet Cong—Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that’s all she wrote.” Groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) has a one-track mind in the outrageous Caddyshack (1980).
“Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here. This stuff will make you a goddamned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me.” A pre-gubernatorial Jesse Ventura, as Blain, shares his thoughts on chewing tobacco in the original Predator (1987)—which, of course, starred another pre-gubernatorial actor of some note.
“What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate.” One of the most often-uttered lines in history came from the Road Prison Captain (Strother Martin) in Cool Hand Luke (1967). (Holy crap, that movie is now fifty-one years old!)
“Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you’d have a diamond.” Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) talking about his BFF in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). (I crack up just thinking about this movie.)
As always, let me know some of your favorites.