Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Movie Meme

HT to minstrel boy:

Instructions: Look up 15 of your favorite films on IMDb and take a quote from each. List them below. When someone guesses the quote correctly, cross it off the list. Leave a comment with your answers. And NO CHEATING.

  1. We can’t all be lion tamers.
  2. If you’ve ever seen the look on somebody’s face the day they finally get a job, I’ve had some experience with this, they look like they could fly. And its not about the paycheck, it’s about respect, it’s about looking in the mirror and knowing that you’ve done something valuable with your day. And if one person could start to feel this way, and then another person, and then another person, soon all these other problems may not seem so impossible. You don’t really know how much you can do until you, stand up and decide to try.
  3. Afraid this tea’s pathetic. Must have used these wretched leaves about twenty times. It’s not that I mind so much. Tea without milk is so uncivilized.
  4. Oh, the gentleman from the South had a question about the dining arrangements. He and his comrades are discussing place settings now.
  5. The winning side would have paid you much better.
  6. Oh, a counter-offer. That’s what we lawyers – I’m a lawyer – we lawyers call that a counter-offer. This is a tough decision here. Get my ass kicked or collect $200. Let me think… I could use a good ass-kickin’, I’ll be very honest with you… nah, I think I’ll just go with the two hundred.
  7. Out! Back to the sixties! Back! There’s no place for you here in the future! Get back while you still can!
  8. Now what kind of an attitude is that, these things happen? They only happen because this whole country is just full of people, who when these things happen, they just say these things happen, and that’s why they happen! We gotta have control of what happens to us.
  9. It’s a good thing you have a nice body, nurse, otherwise they’d get rid of you quick.
  10. The medieval philosophers were right. Man is the center of the universe. We stand in the middle of infinity between outer and inner space, and there’s no limit to either.
  11. Logic is on our side: this isn’t a case of a world struggle between two divergent ideologies, of different economic systems. Every day your country becomes more socialistic and mine becomes more capitalistic. Pretty soon we will meet in the middle and join hands. No, my dear doctor; you’re going to defect because you want to live.
  12. Would you mind telling me then what those four years of college were for? What was the point of all that hard work?
  13. Come on, now. Don’t be naive, Lieutenant. We both know how careers are made. Integrity is something you sell the public.
  14. That was the most fun I’ve ever had without laughing.
  15. You’re a constant regret to me, Thomas. If you could just see facts flat-on, without that horrible moral squint… With a little common sense you could have made a statesman.

Extra credit if you can name the person saying the line.