Wednesday 7 March 2012

"Maybe our favourite quotations say more about us than the stories and the people we're quoting." - John Green

     I'll go a step ahead of the incredibly talented Mr. Green here and say, maybe these quotations even teach us somethings, that perhaps if we weren't such cinephiles, we would have never known about. These are the 101 things that films have taught me:

1) The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch. -(500) Days of Summer

2) I haven't got a brain... only straw.  -Wizard of Oz

3) I am Jack's smirking revenge.
I am Jack's cold sweat.
I am Jack's raging bile duct.
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
I am Jack's wasted life.
I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection.
I am Jack's broken heart.
- Fight Club

4) We'll always have Paris. -Casablanca

5) You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it. -Edward Scissorhands

6) There are some places that the road doesn't go in a circle. There are some places where the road keeps going. -Pleasantville

7) Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures! -A Clockwork Orange

8) Tom, try to understand. You'll be fine. In your world, things have a way of always working out right. -The Purple Rose of Cairo

9) Nazis. I hate these guys. -Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

10) My friends, I address you all tonight as you truly are; wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, magicians... Come and dream with me. -Hugo

11) Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more? -Before Sunrise

12) She needs to sort out her priorities. -Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

13) Meet me... in Montauk... -Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

14) Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with. -Juno

15) You're all flops. I am the Earth Mother, and you are all flops. -Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

16) Luke, I am your father. -Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back

17) You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details. -Before Sunset

18) When you grow up, your heart dies. -The Breakfast Club

19) Fuck me, I love Keats. -Bridget Jones's Diary

20) Listen, look, I know you think I'm very boring, you know... but once I ripped my vest off in front of a woman, and... it was very effective actually. It produced a very atavistic response. -Submarine

21) Oh man! I shot Marvin in the face! -Pulp Fiction

22) People will say we're in love. -The Silence of the Lambs

23) Christian, you may see me only as a drunken, vice-ridden gnome whose friends are just pimps and girls from the brothels. But I know about art and love, if only because I long for it with every fiber of my being. -Moulin Rouge!

24) These are hard times for dreamers. -Amelie

25) Anyone can cook. -Ratatouille

26) She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen. -Say Anything

27) Drop the "The." Just "Facebook." It's cleaner. -The Social Network

28) When she jumped, she probably thought she could fly. -The Virgin Suicides

29) Rock and Roll is a prostitute, it should be tarted up. -Velvet Goldmine

30) Whether to kill yourself or not is one of the most important decisions a teenager can make.

31) Look, other bands, they want to make it about sex or pain, but you know, The Beatles, they had it all figured out, okay? "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The first single. It's effing brilliant, right? That's what everybody wants, Nicky. They don't want a twenty-four-hour hump sesh, they don't want to be married to you for a hundred years. They just want to hold your hand. -Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

32) All men are islands. And what's more, this is the time to be one. This is an island age. -About A Boy

33) One does not simply walk into Mordor. -Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

34) Don't say anything at all. Nothing. Then, when the tension becomes too much to bear, you finally, finally, you just say: "How about it, then?" -The Boat that Rocked

35) Glen Coco? FOUR for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco. -Mean Girls

36) They say girls are always mean to the boys they like. So maybe Ruth had liked him all along. Maybe I should have teased him too. -Never Let Me Go

37) Wiggle your big toe. -Kill Bill Vol. 1

38) I don't believe in God, but if I did, he would be a black, left-handed guitarist. -The Dreamers

39) The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. The knife, for example, is the last thing you learn. -Leon the Professional

40) Love is too weak a word for what I feel - I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F's, yes I have to invent, of course I - I do, don't you think I do? -Annie Hall

41) Mrs. Robinson, you are trying to seduce me. -The Graduate

42) That's the way it crumbles... cookie-wise. -The Apartment

43) I am the king of the world! -Titanic

44) Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -Ferris Beuller's Day Off

45) Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. Sometimes I'd tell them the truth and they still wouldn't believe me, so I prefer to lie. -The 400 Blows

46) I got some bad ideas in my head. -Taxi Driver

47) I love you, and you don't pay me. -My Own Private Idaho

48) We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff. -Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

49) People are always talking about freedom. Freedom to live a certain way, without being kicked around. Course the more you live a certain way, the less it feel like freedom. Me, I can change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else. I don't know who I am most of the time. -I'm Not There

50) There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five. -Sunset Boulevard

51) You don't buy black lingerie unless you want someone to see it. -10 Things I Hate About You

52) I'm going to burn down the cinema on Nazi night. -Inglourious Basterds

53) There is truth, and there are lies, and art always tells the truth. Even when it's lying. -Being John Malkovich

54) What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music? -High Fidelity 

55) If heaven is such a wonderful place, how is getting crucified such a big fucking sacrifice? -Igby Goes Down

56) Let's never come here again because it would never be as much fun. -Lost in Translation

57) By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me. -The Devil Wears Prada

58) The truth is… I am Ironman. -Ironman

59) Hey Paul! Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now, you fucking stupid bastard! -American Psycho

60) I am a star. I'm a star, I'm a star, I'm a star. I am a big, bright, shining star. That's right. -Boogie Nights

61) Dear Leonard. To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard, always the years between us, always the years. Always the love. Always the hours. -The Hours

62) I detest cheap sentiment. -All About Eve

63) It is very difficult for me to be happy, and for other people, it just seems so simple. -Young Adult

64) That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me. -Midnight in Paris

65) Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking 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 leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin? -Trainspotting

66) Learning mechanics is easier than learning male psychology. You can figure out a bike, but you can never figure out a man. -Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

67) We are not Groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they want to be near someone famous. We are here because of the music, we inspire the music. We are Band Aids. -Almost Famous

68) It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does? -Blade Runner

69) I'm gonna treat you so nice, you're never gonna let me go. -Pretty Woman

70) What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! How like an angel in apprehension. How like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, no, nor women neither. Nor women neither. -Withnail and I

71) Heeeere's Johnny! -The Shining

72) This is where I live. This is me. I will not allow violence against this house. -Straw Dogs

73) I didn't even know where Bruges fucking was. It's in Belgium. -In Bruges

74)  Now Woody, he's been my pal for as long as I can remember. He's brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he'll never give up on you... ever. He'll be there for you, no matter what. -Toy Story 3

75) They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up. -Big Fish

76) I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people. I do misrepresent things. I don't tell truths. I tell what ought to be truth. -A Streetcar Named Desire

77)  Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be. -Singin' in the Rain

78) I like the pink. It's like candy. -Marie Antoinette

79) Fuckin' beauty queens blowing chunks everywhere. I-I've never seen anything like it before, and I live in L.A. -Drop Dead Gorgeous

80) That's all he ever wanted out of life... was love. That's the tragedy of Charles Foster Kane. You see, he just didn't have any to give. -Citizen Kane

81) I'm thinking thin. -Requiem for a Dream

82) You're not anybody in America unless you're on TV. On TV is where we learn about who we really are. Because what's the point of doing anything worthwhile if nobody's watching? And if people are watching, it makes you a better person. -To Die For

83) Oh, my God! I wrote a hit play! And I'm in love with you. -Rushmore

84) The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone. -The Usual Suspects

85) You can go to places in the world with pudding. That's funny. -Punch-Drunk Love

86) As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices. -Children of Men

86) He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's. -Breakfast at Tiffany's

87) Franz thinks of everything and nothing. He wonders if the world is becoming a dream or if the dream is becoming the world. -Bande à part

88) I am a false prophet! God is a superstition! I am a false prophet! God is a superstition! I am a false prophet! God is a superstition! -There Will Be Blood

89) You're tearing me apart! -Rebel Without a Cause

90) You know, that guy Jay's got it right, man. He has no delusions about what he does. Us... we like to make ourselves seem so much more important than the people that come in here to buy a paper, or, God forbid... cigarettes. We look down on them as if we're so advanced. Well, if we're so fucking advanced, what are we doing working here? -Clerks

91) Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.
-American Beauty

92)You can do it Bruce! -Matilda

93) I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger. -The Dark Knight

94) I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly." -Psycho

95) Vice, Virtue. It's best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much *life.* Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then you're bound to live life fully. -Harold and Maude

96) This isn't a hospital. It's an insane asylum. -M.A.S.H.

97) The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? -Back to the Future

98) Take car. Go to Mum's. Kill Phil - "Sorry." - grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. How's that for a slice of fried gold?
-Shaun of the Dead

99) As you wish. -Princess Bride

100) Nobody's perfect. There was never a perfect person around. You just have half-angel and half-devil in you. -Days of Heaven

101) Good morning, and in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night! -The Truman Show


  1. "Milk was a bad choice"

    1. Hehe. Yes. I really need to watch Anchorman again.

  2. Awesome list! "Fuck me, I love Keats." haha, that one is hilarious ^^