31-Days Movie Meme Day #24 & 25 — Fave movie quote & Movie I plan on watching

Day 24 – Quote you use most often

Well, I don’t use it too often, but I guess more often than others: “Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?”

I find that I use a lot of quotes from Gladiator a lot, there so many memorable ones as well as one-liners from that movie! In fact, there should be a meme for “Movies with the most memorable quotes”, and that one ought to be on the list. Obviously the ones uttered by Maximus are the most popular (i.e. “What we do in life… echoes in eternity” and the one on this list), but I LOVE this one by Senator Gracchus, not so much the quote itself, though it’s a good one indeed, but more about of the way Derek Jacobi delivered it. It was just… sublime.

And here are five other memorable movie quotes:

  • Batman Begins
    Alfred Pennyworth:
    Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.
  • Ben-Hur
    Judah Ben-Hur:
    Almost at the moment He died, I heard Him say, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
    Esther: Even then.
    Judah Ben-Hur: Even then. And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand.
  • Multiplicity (one of my comedy guilty pleasure!)
    Doug Kinney – clone #3, referring to clone #4: You know how when you make a copy of a copy, it’s not as sharp as… well… the original.

    Jonny Lee Miller & Frances O’Connor
  • Mansfield Park (one of my favorite period dramas!)
    Edmund Bertram [when asked whether he loved Fannie Price]:
    There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.
  • Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
    Professor Henry Jones: I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky…

    Since it was Sean Connery’s 80th birthday yesterday, I thought it’s fitting to include this awesome scene from that movie in his honor!


Day 25 – A movie you plan on watching (old or new)

Well, in my recent weekly poster post featuring Woody Allen’s new movie, a few people suggested Purple Rose of Cairo. So that’s what I just received in the mail today. Can’t wait to see it!

A few other ones in my Netflix queue are: The Beat that My Heart Skipped, An Education, Spirited Away (another suggestion from the comments section), V for Vendetta (a great thriller my husband and I want to watch again), and West Side Story (a classic I’m ashamed I haven’t watched. So thanks Andrew for the inspiring me to finally rent it because of this meme post!).


Well, let’s hear your favorite movie quote(s). I’m sure everyone has at least one.

26 thoughts on “31-Days Movie Meme Day #24 & 25 — Fave movie quote & Movie I plan on watching

  1. Sweet lord, I could fill an entire post with mine (and maybe after TIFF when I have no blog fodder I’ll come back and do one). But for now…

    “They don’t even know what it is to be a fan. To love…some silly piece of music so much…that it hurts”
    (Sapphire, ALMOST FAMOUS)

    “Mac – you ever been in love?”
    “Nope. I been a bartender all my life.”

    “You either die a hero; or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
    (Harvey Dent, THE DARK KNIGHT)

    “What do you want to be in life?”
    “Everything you hate.”
    (Charles Foster Kane, CITIZEN KANE)

    “Charging a man with murder in this place is like handing out speeding tickets at The Indy 500.”
    (Captain Willard, APOCALYPSE NOW)

    1. I know, Hatter, there are too many to list in just one post! You must be so excited for TIFF, oh I wish I could go back again one day.

      Goodness me, how could I forget that line from Harvey Dent! I LOVE that one, and how ironic coming from him.

      Ha! That line from Apocalypse Now is funny indeed.

  2. dying to hear what you think of Purple Rose! Annie Hall, whenever she says, “Lah-di-dah” always gets me. Another is when michael tells Fredo “Never take sides against the family, Fredo.” Sweet!

    1. I will stop by your blog and let you know Peter. I’m excited to watch it, I quite like Jeff Daniels and the story just sounds so cute!

  3. Persian: “A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!”
    Stelios: “Then we will fight in the shade.”

    Charlie Croker: “It’s a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say.”
    (Italian Job, 1969)….I say this to my employees at times. 🙂

    “Killing is my business, ladies, and business is….goood!!”
    (Major Payne)

    and, of course,

    “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.”

    These are some of my favorite quotes! Ruth, I really have been enjoying the past few posts. Your fantasy film line up and this quote segment…what GREAT ideas!! I may have to “borrow” them at some point in time…with your permission of course!

    Loving the posts! Look forward to more! Thanks!-ScarletSp1der

    1. Oooh yes, 300 does have lots of great lines in it. That one from Stelios is definitely iconic. Michael Fassbender is so awesome in it, just like Leonidas 🙂 Oh, I also like the line when the Persian dude’s arm got cut off and he yelped, ‘My arm!’ He just said, ‘They’re not yours anymore.’ Awesome!

      I don’t remember a lot of good things from Hitch, but that is a NICE line!

      Oh Scarlet, you do know how to flatter me :)Thanks for your kind words. So do you like the cast? I like to mix up & coming actors with major stars, and have them play roles they’re not normally associated with (at least by the general public). You’re welcome to ‘borrow’ things from here, are you referring to the fantasy movie thing?

      1. I liked your fantasy film line up cast very much. Very interesting. Eva Green was definitely a nice choice! The fantasy film line up is a fun idea that I enjoyed, along with asking for favorite quotes! Both aspects are great for movie lovers to consider! I will be “borrowing” them both! 🙂 thanks again! I am a little behind on some of my movie watching this weekend. Have you seen Takers yet? Are you interested? I’ll be seeing it Sunday and having the review up post haste! Just curious if you are going to watch it.

        Have a great week!

        1. Hey thanks Scarlet! Your support means a lot to me, thank you!

          I didn’t see any movie at all this weekend actually, was going to see Purple Rose of Cairo but didn’t get to it. I don’t think I’m interested to see Takers in the theater, maybe dvd, but the cast nor story don’t exactly appeal to me.

          I haven’t even seen Expendables yet, maybe next weekend though a few of my friends are keen on watching The American, but I’m not really a Clooney fan. So we’ll see.

          Have a great week yourself!

  4. PrairieGirl

    So PROC is in your hands! Can’t wait to hear. Even though I’ve seen it a half dozen times, I don’t remember any kissing scenes, but there has to be at least one. Guess it’s time for me watch it again 😀

  5. PrairieGirl

    How about a quote from an unfinished (hopefully not abandoned) novel called Whirlwind, by yours truly Ze Blogger, which is so good it certainly could be made into a screenplay? It’s what Maggie proclaims about Eric after a night together: “After all, the man flirts as easily as he breathes.” What’d ya say about that one…? I LOVE it!

    1. Oh dear, I’m embarrassed now. Surely it’s not worthy to be included… you are far too kind, girlfriend. Suffice to say, blame FlixChatter for the state of Whirlwind… but maybe one day I’ll pick it up again. Btw, did you like ‘frivolous flutter of the heart?’ 😉

      1. PrairieGirl

        Yes, I loved FFOTH ;-), along with all the other banter between Eric and Maggie concerning love vs. romance. And I do think Maggie was winning!

  6. Here’s three I had already listed on my blog.

    “No, I gave you Jerr to see him eaten, not to see you fed. ”
    – Brendan Frye, Brick

    I’m not going to tell the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.
    -Finnegan Bell, Great Expectations

    “Memories are wonderful things, if you don’t have to deal with the past.”
    -Celine, Before Sunset

  7. Every time I see a Ben Hur quote I think of my mother who I believe knows every line by now. She’d sit down and recite Judah and Messalah’s first meeting dialogue for you word for word.

    (I feel guilty because other than Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park is the only Austen book I’ve not read. I’m half way through, but I was half way through one year ago.)

    1. WOW, I think I’d like to meet your mom, Andrew! They do have such great dialog in the movie, and it’s heartbreaking to see former BFFs Judah & Messala became such bitter enemies.

      Don’t feel guilty! The only Austen book I’ve managed to finish in Persuasion, and only bits & pieces of P&P. But I think I might take up Mansfield Park as I LOVE the story between Edmund & Fannie.

  8. I love the multiplicity one!

    It’s hard to narrow something like this down. The film I quote most often is probably Billy Madison. The actual quote I use most often is “English Mother Fucker, do you speak it?”

    But here are a few that I consider the best:

    “This job would be great if it weren’t for the fucking customers.” Randall Graves

    “You call that a knife? That’s not a knife. This is a knife” Crocodile Dundee

    “There’s no crying in baseball!” Jimmy Dugan

    and of course:

    “I fart in your general direction” French Soldier

    1. PrairieGirl

      LOVE the Crocodile Dundee quote! Haven’t heard that one in quite a long while and it made me chuckle right out loud. Thanks!

  9. Great post and quote from Gladiator, Ruth. Hmm… there are so many movie quotes that I admire. The first one that comes into my head is from Frank Capra’s film adaptation of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’, from Mortimer Brewster:

    Look I probably should have told you this before but you see… well… insanity runs in my family… It practically gallops.

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