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#1 of 28 DaleC



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Posted October 07 2004 - 09:06 PM

Just curious what other people think of this topic. I think that the best line in a movie that I've heard is from "Unforgiven," when the Kid and Will have just shot the outlaws in the outhouse. They're waiting for the women to show up, and the Kid is drinking his whiskey under a tree.

WILL: It's a funny thing, killin' a man. You take away everything he has, and everything he's gonna have.

KID: Yeah... well I guess he had it comin'.

WILL: We ALL got it comin', kid.

That line is delivered to perfection, and it makes the hair stand up on my neck every time. Especially since Eastwood looks so much like Death himself. This is the best line to me, because I only had to hear it once and it stuck out so much that I always remembered it.

What are some of your other favourite lines?
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#2 of 28 Kenneth


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Posted October 08 2004 - 01:21 AM

One of my recent favorites was the line the Alien in Contact has when Ellie meets him:

You're an interesting species, an interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.

I am also fond of the line from Shawshank Redemption:

"It comes down to a basic choice, really, get busy living or get busy dying"

and also:

I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

That is one of the best lines to end a movie with, in my opinion.


#3 of 28 Dave Gilbert

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Posted October 08 2004 - 04:19 AM

"Luke...I am your father."

#4 of 28 Francois Caron

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Posted October 08 2004 - 04:31 AM

"Good. Bad. I'm the one with the gun."

#5 of 28 Mike Hutman

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Posted October 08 2004 - 07:37 AM

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"
Fast Eddie Felson from The Color of Money.

#6 of 28 Dom


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Posted October 08 2004 - 08:03 AM

"Well, I don't want FOP goddamit I'm a Dapper Dan Man!"

#7 of 28 Lew Crippen

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Posted October 08 2004 - 08:45 AM

The ultimalte cynical line:

Round up the usual suspects
¡Time is not my master!

#8 of 28 SteveGon


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Posted October 08 2004 - 02:50 PM

My favorite line from my favorite movie:

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. What the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.

- The Third Man

#9 of 28 Jeff Brickhouse

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Posted October 08 2004 - 05:53 PM


#10 of 28 Jeff Brickhouse

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Posted October 08 2004 - 05:53 PM

ROTLA "I hate snakes!" & "Why did it have to be snakes."

a Bug's Life "I'm lost!"

SPACEBALLS "Im surrounded by A..."

And OH So Many More...

Halloween "It was the Boogey-Man. As a matter of fact, it was."

#11 of 28 Andrew_Sch



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Posted October 08 2004 - 06:47 PM

If it was REALLY your favorite line, you'd know that it's "It's a helluva thing killin' a man," not, "it's a funny thing." Posted Image
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#12 of 28 Jeff Brickhouse

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Posted October 08 2004 - 07:51 PM

Dangit, almost forgot...

Super Troopers "Chicken F******!"

#13 of 28 Ric Bagoly

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Posted October 08 2004 - 09:35 PM

"They'll talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom, but whenever they see someone who's truly free, it's gonna scare them."

--- Jack Nicholson "Easy Rider" (1969)

"Yippie kai yai, motherfucker!"

--- Bruce Willis "Die Hard" (1988)

"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"

--- Jack Nicholson / Michael Keaton "Batman" (1989)

"I'll be back."

Arnold Schwarzenegger "The Terminator" (1984)
"You can't be the first, and you'll never be the last, but baby, you can ALL be next! Woooooooo!!!"

#14 of 28 Scott Weinberg

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Posted October 08 2004 - 10:46 PM

"Not unless round's funny..."

#15 of 28 Vinito



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Posted October 09 2004 - 01:47 PM

line from Boondock Saints after Rocco slams on the table which makes the gun go off and accidently shooting the cat. The cats blood and pieces of fur is smeared all over the wall from the blast...

Rocco- Oh shyt, oh shyt!

Murph- jesus christ, I cant believe that just f'kin happened!

Rocco- Is it dead?


#16 of 28 Vinito



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Posted October 09 2004 - 01:53 PM

another favorite this one from pulp fiction, one that most have heard and love Posted Image

Vincent : And you know what they call a... a... a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
Jules : They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?
Vincent : No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.
Jules : Then what do they call it?
Vincent : They call it a "Royale" with cheese.
Jules : A "Royale" with cheese. What do they call a Big Mac?
Vincent : Well, a Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "le Big-Mac".
Jules : "Le Big-Mac". Ha ha ha ha. What do they call a Whopper?
Vincent : I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.

#17 of 28 ChristopherDAC



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Posted October 09 2004 - 04:47 PM

"Hey Otto, you like music?"
"Yeah, I guess..."
"Well in that case, you're gonna LOVE this!"

--Repo Man.

I mean, What The *##%#@%^? BEAUTIFUL line.

#18 of 28 Zen Butler

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Posted October 13 2004 - 02:48 AM

"You know, like Caine in "Kung-Fu,
Just walk from town to town, meet people, get in adventures.

"What, are we in slow motion here?!? C'mon, what are ya, hypnotized? Have some more kids, why dontcha?

"That piece is entitled "Mirror, Father, Mirror." I like to show it to people that I'm meeting for the first time because I feel it says so much about who I am and what it feels like to inhabit my specific skin."

"Well, if it isn't God's gift to the 8 year olds"

"That music was pretty white."
--"So am I, what can I tell you?"


#19 of 28 Jesse Skeen

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Posted October 13 2004 - 09:21 AM

"I love the Power Glove. It's so bad." Posted Image
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#20 of 28 Patrick McCart

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Posted October 14 2004 - 08:43 AM

The opening line in Dreyfus' office in A Shot in the Dark:

Chief Dreyfus is speaking on the telephone... concluding with:

Dreyfus: "Honey, say hello to the children for me."
Secretary: "Chief, your wife is on the other line."

(sort of paraphrased... I don't have the DVD next to me)