Say Anything

You guys remember that movie?  It’s Cameron Crowe, and he’s awesomeness on awesometoast with awesomesauce…  we adore him here at Chez Lane, and that iconic moment with John Cusack standing with the stereo in front of Ione Skye’s house while Peter Gabriel blares from the speakers can move me to tears on any day–and not just because the movie came out while Mate and I were on our honeymoon at the tender age of twenty-one, either.

And there are SO many good quotes from that one–you know, those quotes that can be used as shorthand in any given situation when you’re with someone who loves the same movies for the same reasons you do?  Sometimes, when our words come short and our hearts need to speak, a quote from a beloved movie can save us from that horrible muteness, where our mouths are open and our hearts are screaming and nothing is coming out, right?  Even for good moments, that’s a bad thing–and one crack from a movie, and suddenly we can talk again.  It’s magic.

I’m going to yaoi-con tomorrow– my ability to blog may be impaired by extreme business and attempt to lose myself from an industrial sized crapfest the likes of which I shan’t bore you with, and I figured, hey, if I’m going to leave you with the same post to look at for five days (because Monday and Tuesday are BOOKED SOLID after I get back) I should at least leave you with something you can interact with differently everyday.  So I’m going to list my favorite movie quotes and invite you to do the same.  Which quotes do you love because, no matter what the day, they manage to be the perfect words with the perfect sentiment no matter what the day or time?  Feel free to share!  (btw–I’m pulling these out of my head–I’m sure I’ll mangle a few of them, but then, our favorite quotes are often mangled.  The fact that they can bend to our wishes is what makes them ours!)

Well I said what I thought I meant but I didn’t mean what I said.”  Say Anything

“Got nothin’ better to do on the lake today Major?”  The Last of the Mohicans

“Merciful Heaven, I have spent my life dreaming of many things.  Dying like this was not among them.” The Thirteenth Warrior

“I may drink neither the fermentation of wheat, nor of grape.”  “HONEY!  Mead is fermented HONEY!”  The Thirteenth Warrior

“Little brother, it is beginning!”  The Thirteenth Warrior

“For all that we have not said that we ought to have said, for all that we have not done that we ought to have done, we beg thee Allah for forgiveness.”  The Thirteenth Warrior

“I think I’ve had about enough of running today, boy.”  The Thirteenth Warrior

“I was naked for a day.  You will be naked for eternity!”  A Knight’s Tale

“Someday you and I are going to have a serious disagreement!”  The Last of the Mohicans

“Shiny.  Let’s be bad guys!”  Serenity

“I am a leaf in the wind!”  Serenity

“Well yeah that noise is bad, but as you get better you hear less of it.”  Say Anything

“Why didn’t you leave when you had the chance?”  “Because what I’m interested in is right here.”  Last of the Mohicans

“Valhalla, where the brave shall live forever!”  The Thirteenth Warrior

“I love you, man!”  The Italian Job

“I HAD a BAD exPERIENCE!”  The Italian Job

“There’s slow traffic, stalled traffic, and slityerwrist traffic.”  The Italian Job

“It’s a dreadful cockup and bad chance, but you’re the love of my goddamned life!”  Love Actually

“There was more than one lobster at the birth of Christ?”  Love Actually

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner!”  Dirty Dancing

“Madness is like gravity– all it needs is a little push!”  The Dark Knight

“You lose focus in this job and someone gets hurt.”  Ocean’s Eleven

“Ted Nugent called: he wants his shirt back.”  Ocean’s Eleven

“How’s your wife?”  “Pregnant again.”  “Yeah, well, it happens.”  Ocean’s Eleven

“I think that’s it, unless you think we need another guy.  You think we need another guy?  We need another guy.”  Ocean’s Eleven

“I ain’t had anything twixt my nethers that ain’t run on batteries in more than a year!”  Serenity

“Eatin’ a man’s face?  When’d that get fun?”  Serenity

“You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”  (I don’t need to tell you guys this one… it’s almost unfair putting it in!)

And I just did this for over twenty minutes and discovered I could probably go on forever… but then, where would be the fun for you?  Make ’em good, and lurkers?  Come out of lurkdom and help me out!  What are YOUR favorite lines!

0 thoughts on “Say Anything”

  1. Chris says:

    "I want my two dollars!" – Better Off Dead

  2. ElaineG says:

    "Hey Goose you big stud, take me to bed or lose me forever" (Meg Ryan in Top Gun)

    "Ow! Why'd you do that? (Simba after Rafiki whacks him on the head)
    "Doesn't matter it's in the past" (Rafiki) Lion King

    "The snozzberries taste like snozzberries" (Super Troopers)

    "Where is my automobile?"
    "Yes, Automobile"
    "HaHaHa! Lake, Big Lake!" (Grandpa and Long Duk Dong) 16 Candles

    This is too long to quote the whole thing but it starts: "I like long slow wet kisses that last for three days" (Kevin Costner) Bull Durham

    And of course "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" I freaking love that line!

    It's an odd mix but I am a weirdo so the list suits me lol! I could probably go on for two pages, sheesh Amy you got me started and I am unable to stop *grins*

    LOL! My veri word is "bable" *snorts*

  3. Donna Lee says:

    "Not this Day" (Aragorn, LOTR)
    "Once more into the breech" (HenryV)
    "It's lupus. We need a lumbar puncture" (House)
    "I have questions, questions that need answering" (Gandalf)
    "Do you have a flag?" (Eddie Izzard, not a movie quote but repeated around my house with irritating frequency)

    And since I'm at work, I have to stop this or I'll never get anything done today! I hope the con is as much fun as you anticipate.

  4. roxie says:

    "I had no idea that any mere physical experience could be so exhilerating!" Katherine Hepburn in "The African Queen" (After they go over the waterfall)

    "Can you fly, you bastard? Can you fly?" Kevin Bacon in "Tremors."

    "Do ya feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?"

    "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

    And the epic words of Lando Calrissian as he flees the flying city with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, "It's not my fault! It's not my fault!"

  5. You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means – Princess Bride

    I can't LOVE her, she kicked me in the face! – Willow

  6. GrillTech says:

    "I don't love her, she kicked me in the face! I hate her… Don't I?" – (Willow)

    "Skinny Pirate: What's the problem?
    Captain Shakespeare: It's my reputation.
    Skinny Pirate: No. No. Don't be silly. Nonsense.
    Old Pirate: It's all right, Captain. We always knew you were a whoopsie.
    " – Stardust

  7. DecRainK says:

    LMAO @Donna Lee – Cake or Death? (Eddie Izzard – its on DVD so it counts as a movie!)

    Caroline: Who's he?
    Jake: That's me.
    Caroline: Who are you?
    Jake: I'm him.
    Caroline: Oh, okay. (16 Candles)

    Option A: You talk, we listen, no pain. Option B: You don't talk, I remove your thumbs with my pliers, it will hurt. Option C: I like to vary the details a bit but the punchline is… you die. (Mr and MRs Smith)

    More to come later!

  8. Catie says:

    "Do you know what the chain of command is here? It's the chain I go get and beat you with to show you who's in command." – Firefly!

    Also awesome: "My god. You're like a trained ape. *Without* the training." – Firefly

  9. Vix says:

    "HELLO! My name is Inigo Montoya. you killed my father. Prepare to die!" -The princess bride

  10. NeedleTart says:

    "When what's left of you gets around to getting what's left to get, what's left to get won't be interested in getting anything you've got left to get."
    White Christmas

    "Oh, it's nothing. Just a small compound fracture."
    White Christmas

    "We'll follow the old man…."
    White Christmas

    "It was a stupid conversation anyway"
    Star Wars

    "Down the chute, flyboy."
    Star Wars

    "These are not the droids you seek"
    Star Wars

    "Get off my plane!"
    Air Force One

    "We'll always have Paris."

    "This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

    "Round up the usual suspects"

    "I am shocked, simply shocked to find there has been gambling going on here."

    We *like* movies around here…..

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