The movies with the greatest one liners

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Glad you enjoyed it - so many great lines.......

'What did the Romans ever do for us?'......'the acqueduct, sanitation, wine, education, medicine, irrigation, public order.....'
The writing in that scene was great.

Guards losing it cracked me up ... particularly the one biting his tongue.

I don't want to cause a fuss ... but not my cross. 8-B

Nail some sense into him. :censored:
 
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3loudboys

Hall of Fame
The Silence of the Lambs

Hannibal Lecter -

'You're one of Jack Crawfords'

'A cencus taker once tried to test me, I ate his Liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti' followed up with those horrible eating noises. Guessing Gordon Ramsay did not approve.
 
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3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Gandalf's last stand against the Balrog in Fellowship of the Ring, until he comes back in The Tower Towers anyway....

'You shall not pass!'

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The Silence of the Lambs

Hannibal Lecter -

'You're one of Jack Crawfords'

'A cencus taker once tried to test me, I ate his Liver with some Flava beans and a nice Chianti' followed up with those horrible eating noises. Guessing Gordon Ramsay did not approve.
Before you get busy “having a friend for dinner,” do me a fava and drop the misplaced “l.” I prefer a crisp 2015 Marchesi Antinori from the hills surrounding Florence.
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Before you get busy “having a friend for dinner,” do me a fava and drop the misplaced “l.” I prefer a crisp 2015 Marchesi Antinori from the hills surrounding Florence.
I'll pass on the starter and go straight to the mains....good spot - all corrected to the right flava...:D
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Quentin Tarantino's 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

Seth - 'If you try to run, I've got six little friends and they can all run faster than you can.'

Carlos - ' So, what, were they psychos, or...'
Seth- 'Did they look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f*** how crazy they are!'

Seth - 'So what are you, Jacob? A faithless preacher? Or a mean mother*****' servant of God?'
Jacob - 'I'm a mean, mhm mhm servant of God.'

Seth - ' Okay hard drinkers, let's drink hard. I'm buyin.'

There are so many more - these are just a few of my faves.
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Ridley Scott's - 'Blade Runner'

Roy - 'Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.'

Roy - 'It's not an easy thing to meet your maker.'

Leon - ' Wake up! Time to die!'

Leon - 'Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch!'

Deckard - 'I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody's life; my life.'
 

Hitman

Legend
Quentin Tarantino's 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

Seth - 'If you try to run, I've got six little friends and they can all run faster than you can.'

Carlos - ' So, what, were they psychos, or...'
Seth- 'Did they look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f*** how crazy they are!'

Seth - 'So what are you, Jacob? A faithless preacher? Or a mean mother*****' servant of God?'
Jacob - 'I'm a mean, mhm mhm servant of God.'

Seth - ' Okay hard drinkers, let's drink hard. I'm buyin.'

There are so many more - these are just a few of my faves.

Everybody be cool....You....Be Cool
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Guy Ritchie's - 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'

Rory Breaker - 'If the milk turns out to be sour, I ain't the kind of p**** to drink it. You know what I mean, Nick?'

Soap - 'Guns for show, knives for a pro.'

Big Chris - 'It's been emotional.'

Eddy - 'The entire British Empire was built on cups of tea. And if you think I'm going to war without one, you're mistaken.'

Eddy - 'You could choke a dozen donkeys on that! And you're haggling over one hundred pound? What d'you do when you're not buying stereos Nick? Finance revolutions?' - after seeing the size of Nicks wedge...

Eddy - 'They're armed.'
Soap - 'What was that? Armed? What do you mean armed? Armed with what?'
Eddy- 'Err, bad breath, colorful language, feather duster... what do you think they're gonna be armed with? Guns, you t*t!

So many more as well...
 
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thehustler

Semi-Pro
So many great ones in here. Not sure if this has been posted yet but here's a couple from Face/Off

"You watch your f****** mouth."

And then in the prison with Travolta on the big tv

"Oh and if he's listening I have a message for him...Interception, now our side has the ball, sorry!"

Just the face he makes when he says that was great.
 

Hitman

Legend
"I want the world, chico....and everything in it"- Scarface

"Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father." - The Empire Strikes Back

"Don't push it....Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe" - First Blood

"Pop quiz hot shot" - Speed
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I am ashamed to admit I have not watched it ... I will rectify that soon. I have been meaning to for a long time. I have added Casablanca to my list because of this thread ... just too long ago.
Watched Casablanca ... my favorite scene was when the crowd out sung the German soldiers.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
Watched Casablanca ... my favorite scene was when the crowd out sung the German soldiers.
Don’t recall the scene.:giggle:

Do recall the lines:

“here’s looking at you kid,” “we’ll always have Paris,” and “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

My vote is for a one liner so famous that it’s not only recognizable without naming the movies(s) but changed the way the words were understood:

“make him an offer he can't refuse.”
 
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ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Don’t recall the scene.:giggle:

Do recall the lines:

“here’s looking at you kid,” “we’ll always have Paris,” and “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

My vote is for a one liner so famous that it’s not only recognizable without naming the movies(s) but its use in the movie(s) changed the way the words were subsequently understood:

“make him an offer he can't refuse.”
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Multiple one liners making a speech.
Choose life, Trainspotting

Choose life.
Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family,
Choose a ****ing big television
Choose washing machines, cars,
Compact disc players, and electrical tin openers.
Choose good health, low cholesterol
And dental insurance.
Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments.
Choose a starter home.
Choose your friends.
Choose leisure wear and matching luggage.
Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase
In a range of ****ing fabrics.
Choose DIY and wondering who you
Are on a Sunday morning.
Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing
Sprit-crushing game shows
Stuffing ****ing junk food into your mouth.
Choose rotting away at the end of it all,
Pishing you last in a miserable home
Nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish,
****ed-up brats
You have spawned to replace yourself.
Choose your future. Choose life.
 

3loudboys

Hall of Fame
Fight Club -

Brad Pitt or Tyler Durden - 'The first rule of Fight Club is you don not talk about Fight Club'

Others from Tyler:

'Its only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything'

'Things you own end up owning you'

'We are consumers, we're the by products of a lifestyle obsession'

'Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing'

'You wanna make an omelette, you gotta break some eggs'

'Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken'

'Reject the basic assumptions of civilisation, especially the importance of material possessions'

'Hitting rock bottom isn't a weekend retreat. It's not a goddam seminar. Stop trying to control everything and just Let go. LET GO!'

 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
When in Rome


Rusty Griswold:
Who was it that said when in Rome do as the Romans do?

Clark Griswold:
That was Rome not Paris. This is Paris and you're drunk.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Not a movie ... but worthy :p

It's a sign of maturity to give a person a second chance

No no no ... I tell you this ... it's not because of the boob job


Men will look at big t.i.ts over anything


I am staring so hard at your forehead


Focus Conan

 
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alexio

Hall of Fame
I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender, I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am - Terry Malloy
All I have in this world is my balls - Tony Montana
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
The single best line? "Our marriage is only superficially superficial," uttered by Charles Boyer's Monsieur de (in his first role in his native French since WWII) in Max Ophüls' 1953 masterpiece Madame de... (The Earrings of Madame de . . . ) - a romance par excellence despite its slight source material as well as one of my all-time faves. No clip exists on YT but you can't appreciate how cutting that bon mot really is until you've seen the skin-deep aristocratic world of the movie's eponymous heroine collapsing by one lovely frame after another, and Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica as her paramour Baron Fabrizio Donati may well be the most bewitching couple in all of cinema. A treasure to be cherished time and again:


Almost as powerful is the now-classic "Baby, you are gonna miss that plane" followed by a wistful "I know" to cap off Linklater's Before Sunset, as Céline (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) try to put on a happy face and drown their sense of loss in music and laughter:


One of the most exquisite endings ever, and while I still prefer the ineffable dialogue-free magic of Before Sunrise's listening-booth scene I wouldn't wanna part with either.

All that said this thread seems to be devoted to quotable one-liners only, which I normally don't care much for but with a few exceptions. One of 'em is Clueless, which fellow fans already know is chock-full of classic quotes but nothing really beats Alicia Silverstone/Cher's succinct "As if!" which encapsulates the '90s MTV ethos better than any other example I can think of:


And one more:

-The Princess Bride 'Hello My Name is Inigo Montoya, You killed my father and prepare to die!'

You missed the best one from the equally quotable Princess Bride:


"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Just savage. :happydevil:

When I caught one of its Fathom Events/TCM screenings 3 years ago the crowd seemed to eat up every campy scene like they were seeing it for the 1st time (which I'm guessing they mostly were - lots of kids in attendance). Was on the fence about it but glad I went.
 

thehustler

Semi-Pro
From What About Bob which is one of my favorite comedies:

Richard Dreyfus (Leo Marvin) tying explosives to Bill Murray (Bob Wiley)

Bob: What's this?
Leo: It's death therapy Bob. It's a guaranteed cure.
 

thehustler

Semi-Pro
True Lies had so many as well.

You born in a barn?
No, *****house.

Women, can't live with them, can't kill them.

Tom Arnold was great in that movie. Same with Bill Paxton.

I think other quotes were mentioned from this movie as well, so I won't repeat them.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
If history has taught us anything it's that you can kill anyone. -- The Godfather II
 
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